Try Something New for the New Year

Now that the dust has settled from the Holiday whirlwind, we can move on to the next. 
New Years can mean some casual time with family and friends, or it can be all out glamour with champagne and limousines! 
So just in time for your outfit dilemma, MAD is here to give you some last minute inspiration for the big countdown! 

Try a vibrant colored frock and add some edgy accessories like a studded belt and clutch. Such an easy way to maximize your closet and utilize some summer pieces for a winter event! 

What about an unexpected number to set you apart from the sea of sequins? We love a good one piece here at MAD and with the right accessories and attitude, you can definitely pull this look off for your New Years bash at home or at an event! 

Happy New Year and happy styling!
-MAD Team



The possibilities are endless for a creative and unique manicure these days just as it is for clothing and how we style ourselves. The two together, when co-ordinated or to even compliment one another,  can take your overall look and presence to the next level!
So this week we give you a New Years edition collaborative post to inspire you as you prepare for the big night! 
Gold sequinned peplum top available at Mad About Style for $95.00
Black ribbed sweater $89.00, silver/blue sequinned skirt $69.00 and clutch $59.00
Visit Mad About Style online or call us to request these items!
Want to book your shellac manicure with Tiber?
 Visit their website here  and easily call or book online!

Happy pampering and styling,
and Merry Christmas!
MAD Team


new years guide
Okay, so you're ready for Christmas (well, maybe) and now you're thinking New Years. 
You could be headed to a friend or family members house for an intimate party or going full out fancy! Well today on BT we covered both party styles, giving you plenty of inspiration or options to shop for!  

LOOK 1: Going to someones house and want to be casual yet still be New Years appropriate? Try a fun blazer with your favourite jeans or sequinned skirt with a cozy knit! See how we styled these looks below;

LOOK 2: Amongst all the sequins there are other options to getting decked out for New Years. Maybe a little lace or rich colour with the right jewellery could do the trick? Okay, lets get real, we couldn't resist at least ONE sequin dress! 

Watch these outfits in action online on Breakfast Television if you missed us:

Happy Holidays,
MAD Team


Instagram giveaway! 
1st Prize: $100.00
2nd Prize: $50.00

Maybe it's the time of year, or maybe it's something in the gingerbread lattes, whatever the case we are in a giving mood! Mad About Style has decided to give away 2 gift cards just just in time for you to be putting together your outfits for the Holiday and New Year's Parties! 

Here's how to get entered:

1) Take a photo of your MAD pieces styled for your party and holiday outfits

2) Upload your picture to Instagram and hash tag us at #madaboutstyle in your comment section

3) Just as we hit the New Year we will draw for two lucky ladies and their outfits to win!
(If you have multiple MAD outfits to post, it will give you multiple chances to win!)

And it's as simple as that! 
Follow us on Instagram if you have not already @madaboutstyle and search the contest hash tag #madaboutstyle to see who's entering and how everyone is styling their pieces this season. We are so excited too see all the creative outfits you all put together! 

Happy Styling,
MAD Team



Mad About Style is teaming up with our personal favourite Winnipeg spa boutique 
Tiber River Naturals for our exclusive inside scoop on up to date nail and beauty trends!
We are so excited to share with you our style tips to go along with your perfect manicure for this holiday season and continuing into the new year!

 Shellac has no doubt been this years go-to manicure and for this holiday post we give you a twist on the classic's you'll love! As far as trends go, there will always be those who prefer neutrals or the bold colourful look, or you may dabble back and forth depending on your mood or occasion. What ever  your preference be, one thing is for sure, GLITTER IS IN! 

Below are two shellac manicures showcasing this trend and styled with both a dressy and casual outfit for your holiday gatherings and outings!
Get The Look: RUBY GLITZ 
Ask for "Ruby Glitz" Shellac to achieve all over shimmer in addition to the gorgeous classic red polish.
Channel it with this Mad About Style black lace dress, available in store for $110.00 or let your nails pop and stay chill in a super soft ivory sweater available for $89.00, necklace $45.00.

Ask for this combo of "Negligee", "Cityscape" and "Shimmering Silver" (glitter additive) for your shellac manicure that gives you a neutral look with the added shimmer on only the ring fingers. It is the holidays which calls for some sparkle so amp up your base colour with this subtle but popular trend and add shimmer on one finger! 

Adding colour to your outfit can play up your mani with MAD's blue peplum blouse available for $59.00, tweed pencil skirt for $65.00 and necklace $45.00. If you plan on staying casual try this forest green sweater dress for $89.00 and ombre infinity scarf $49.00 (assorted bracelets from $19-$45)

Book  today with Tiber River online here or visit their contact page here!

Happy Holidays, Styling and Pampering!
-MAD Team


 gift guide part 2

The second clip to our TGIFashion Fridays last week we looked at the larger ticket items  that would make great gifts this season. Whether it be fun footwear, handbags, warm knits or any of the various styles of Yoga Denim, we have it all! You can stop in today and ask one of us to help you find the perfect one!

Watch part 2 on Breakfast Television here.
-MAD Team


gift ideas under $50
Missed us on Breakfast Television last friday? Not to worry, because today we have put together gift ideas under $50 that were inspired by that segment! With new stock arriving each week we have tons of great gifts that stay budget friendly and will suit almost everyone you are shopping for! 
Watch the first part of last weeks video on BT here.
Stay tuned for more gift ideas later this week, happy shopping!

-MAD Team


black magic 
by Alanna Tinsley-Roy
Hand picked for the Mad About Style client, are the three pieces from the 
Black Magic Collection which Alanna features a dress, blouse and sweater. Tonight at the Midnight Madness event from 6-11 pm you have a chance to chat with the designer, try on her samples and custom order your fit and colors! 
You can see her select pieces below styled by Alanna herself with Mad About Style accessories and clothing!
Have a great weekend, see everyone tonight!
-MAD Team

 Black Lace Overlay Dress by Alanna $110.00 // Mad About Style Clutch $49.00

Black Front Draped Cardigan/Sweater by Alanna $70.00 // Mad About Style Belt $19.00, 
Wine Yoga Jean $119.00, Co Lab Tote $100.00
 Burgundy Blouse with Black Lace Cap Sleeve by Alanna $55.00 // 
Mad About Style Black Infinity Scarf $49.00


have you heard?

Take advantage of this one night only sale to chip some holiday shopping off your list or  buy that perfect outfit for this season and new years get ups! 

Sale starts at 6:00 PM SHARP! See you there! 
-MAD Team


meet alanna // MAS intern
(pictured middle)
We're excited to announce that Mad About Style Boutique will be hosting the launch of new designer Alanna Tinsley Roy's fashion collection for Winter 2013, along with their Midnight Madness shopping event! Join us Friday, December 7th from 6-11pm to meet the designer and shop the boutique for everyone on your holiday gift list! 

Along with once-a-year sales on yoga jeans, boots, accessories and all clothing, the evening will also feature a sample sale of designer Alanna Tinsley Roy's custom-made garments, hand picked exclusively for Mad About Style customers! With colours of rich wine, pale champagne and dark lace, the collection is perfect for work, evening or that glamorous holiday party. Garments will be on display for customers to try on and available by order to be custom-tailored to fit every woman's shape!
A recent graduate of MC College School of Fashion and Apparel Design, Alanna designs womenswear clothing with a dark feminine twist. Subtle contrasts such as structure, softness, fluidity and texture create a modern femme fatale look. Her new collection is inspired by current and historical backdrops. Urban settings, dark Gothic architecture as well as shadowy smoke and fog create a sense of sophistication and of the feminine mystique. Designed for the young professional, the collection emphasizes quality, classic silhouettes and luxurious fabrics. (Alana's fashion illustrations below)
We can't wait to see Alanna's pieces during our holiday sales event! We will be posting a photo shoot preview of her collection during the day friday so look forward to that blog post!
 Come enjoy some refreshments and yummy treats while you shop into the wee hours of the night, see you there!
-MAD Team


Today on Breakfast Television:
Accessories that shine

Sometimes that LBD needs a boost from our friends at Town Shoes. 
Today on Breakfast Television we picked out our favourite shoes and handbags for this holiday season's party looks. 
In a nut shell, we suggested:
Classic black dress? Why not wear a glitzy shoe or handbag
Sequins? Try a wine coloured pump/handbag to give a punch of colour!

Watch here: 
Velvet Black Dress Available In Store / $110.00
Black Blouse / $59.00   Sequin Peplum Skirt / $69.00
Available In Store


the ankle boot
Through sun, rain or snow those who cherish fashion will always find ways to wear their favourite trends. Case and point: the western style ankle boot. They've been around since spring/summer time but let us MAD folks tell you we also love them for fall/winter! 
Cute for everyday, since the heel height is perfectly stunted, but is great because they are also wearable for the dressier type! 
(Black typically being the dressier colour)
Since the weather is turning to a harsh cold, wear these boots with a fitted skinny jean for a casual look or a stocking for a dressed up feel with either a dress/shirt dress/tunic! 
Here are some favourite looks the MAD Team styled for your inspiration!  
These boots are now available in store at Mad About Style Boutique!
Happy Styling! 
-MAD Team