I’m the kind of girl who loves to have transitional pieces in my wardrobe, so that I can wear most of my clothing all year round (with a few twists here and there!). As I got older, I found myself focusing more on quality and unique one-of-a-kind pieces, rather than having large amounts of just OK fabrics and trendy cuts. As you can see from above, I transitioned a staple and statement black top from an on-the-go work outfit into a relaxing weekender look (outfit details below). This is why I’m so excited to share with you my latest collaboration with Kaylyn from Hart Republic, who sets out to redefine the shopping experience one pop-up shop at a time!
For those who aren’t familiar with Pop-Up Shops: Pop-up shops create a unique environment for interaction and exclusivity, as companies (like Hart Republic) set up at interesting spaces for a limited time to showcase their online collection and possibly some pop-up in-store exclusives. It makes the shopping event a memorable experience to get together with your girlfriends and shop in a special location (at a wine bar, restaurant location, cafe – for example).
Current brands include: Greylin, Harlyn, Henry & Belle, Line & Dot, and MLV, with looks all hand-picked by Kaylyn on her buying trips throughout the year. I love the idea of a pop-up shop because of the exclusivity where there are only a number of sizes available per outfit, and the experience of being able to wine and shop at the same time! Here, I’m showcasing a couple of pieces that you won’t find on the online store, but they will be available “in-store” at the pop-up in Halifax! She has a number of different exclusive looks for each pop-up shop on her current summer tour, and is looking to expand her tour to the rest of Canada later in the year, so stay tuned!
If you are in the Maritimes, or specifically in Halifax, RSVP here to get your first happy hour drink free! The event is next Wednesday, July 30th, at TEMPO Food & Drink (1875 Barrington St.) from 4-8 pm. Come by to check out exclusives from Hart Republic and shop with me!
Kaylyn, entrepreneur and owner of Hart Republic, recently took a leap of faith and left her career as an environmental engineer to follow her passion and grow her business. A Halifax native, she is setting out to travel the country and share the Hart Republic story by creating unforgettable shopping experiences through pop-ups.
The idea of Hart Republic was born after a few years of working as a professional in the corporate world, where there was little time for shopping. With a slight fashion obsession and a hectic schedule, Kaylyn resorted to filling shopping carts online but was always left unfulfilled by the shopping experience that felt like a routine. Her goal is to turn the routine of shopping into a social event through pop-up shops where you can not only shop the latest coveted style, but also catch up with friends and network with other like-minded women. Hart Republic sets out to provide coveted style to the trendsetters, the trailblazers, and the dreamers; inspiring confidence to challenge the status quo and live a life you love.
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