Best Bitches

My wise Greek uncle always told me that a secret isn’t a secret if more than one person knows about it. While I understand the sentiment, I think it’s vital to have that one gal pal who you can tell everything to without worrying about judgement or that they’ll use it against you later. It took me 28 years to find that person and I don’t know what I’d do without my BFF4EVER, Alexis.

Ellen Tailor Alexis Smith Victoria BC Covet+Keep

As we strolled in and out of the shops along the streets of Victoria, British Columbia, last weekend, we spotted Covet+Keep’s unique jewlery and it immediately caught our attention. Each piece is designed with messages in Braille that range from “Nil Desperandum” (Latin for Never Despair) to “I’m Not Sorry.”

Ellen Tailor Covet + Keep Best Bitches

When we asked the clerk what these necklaces said, our jaws dropped at his response, “Best Bitches.” Perfect! OMG! Beyond perfect! There was no question we were going to have to buy these necklaces that are a perfect fit for any pair of besties over the age of 12 (because who seriously is going to wear the plastic glittler broken heart necklaces we all had when we were kids?)

Ellen Tailor Alexis Smith Covet+Keep

After a little bit of research on Covet + Keep, I found out the designer, Elea Hillard, is a Victoria, BC, native and says her collection is for “the ladylike, the badass, the heartbreaker, the lover, the path carver, the party crasher, the trendsetter.” Spot on, Elea!

While I contemplate my next purchase (because there will be many more to come) check out all of Covet + Keep’s designs and good luck trying to refrain from buying every single piece.

Canadian Getaway and Scary Fashion Finds

There are quite a few things on my Northwest To-Do List and I was able to check one off this weekend. The girls and I took the Clipper to Victoria, B.C., and celebrated Dr. B’s birthday with some sight seeing, dancing, good eats, and of course, shopping.

Ellen Tailor Girls Weekend Victoria Clipper BC Canada
Alexis, Melanie, myself and the birthday girl, Erica, at the Butchart Gardens

The rain wasn’t really condusive for photos, or our hair for that matter. We gladly took cover in some of Victoria’s trendy boutiques along Government Street. Canada might be a different country but let’s be real, for the most part, the fashion isn’t that different. I’m always on the lookout for unique pieces as well as up and coming trends. What do you think of these rings?

Ellen  Tailor Claw Ring Victoria BC Canada

Ellen  Tailor Claw Ring Victoria BC Canada

Ok, I get it, they’re a little Lady Gaga-esque. Why do I like this ring so much?! I stopped myself from buying it simply because I thought it’d scare away any man I’d meet. So how about something a little more subdued?

Ellen  Tailor Claw Ring Victoria BC Canada

Ellen  Tailor Claw Ring Victoria BC Canada

You Canadians have me inspired but I still need time to get comfortable with this claw ring trend. Would you wear these rings or should they be reserved for Halloween only?