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“Out of the Box” Valentine’s Day Gifts

Looking for something special for that someone special? Watch our latest segment on Global TV Calgary. Below is more information on each item and links to where you can find them.

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Chefs Plate: www.chefsplate.com
Valentine’s Day is all about experiences. It’s not just about the gift! Chefs Plate is a great example of that. Chefs Plate is a Canadian meal-kit delivery service that provides all the farm fresh ingredients and step-by-step recipe instructions to create a delicious, nutritious and balanced meal at home in 30 minutes or less. Meal kits are delivered to your door in a refrigerated box. Open the box and focus on cooking and creating at home. Servings start at under $10 so it’s really affordable too!

Dewar’s Scotch: www.dewars.com
Dewar’s 12 is the world’s most awarded blended whiskey! This scotch is double aged for a smoother taste, married in oak casks, blended, then placed back into the oak for another 6 months – this gives it a great smoothness and longer, lingering finish.

XO PM: www.xotreatmentroom.com
A calming remedy specially designed in Calgary for our dry, Calgary climate! XO PM is a serum designed with a precious blend of anti-inflammatory antioxidants, vitamins, and lipids to calm and heal your complexion. Not just for her – makes a great beard oil as well!

Picture Keeper: www.picturekeeper.com
A great gift for a couple who wants to keep their memories for a lifetime. This device works on both Android and Apple products when you simply download the app and connect the device. Forget about cloud servers and ongoing payments, this keeps your photos safe. The best part, it remembers where you left off in your download and picks it up from there. And for a limited time use the promo code “STYLEGUYS” and get 50% off!

Friday Flowers: www.fridayflowers.ca
Floral arrangements by Alykhan Velji Designs. Aly and his team are also doing special Valentine’s Day arrangements on February 14, available by pickup from their Bridgeland office. Order soon, these flowers are going fast!

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Emmy Style

Yesterday marked the 68th annual Emmy Awards. Of course, the show was great, however, as usual, we were as much about the red carpet as the actual awards (probably more). We were stunned at how many amazing looks we saw on the red carpet. It was a tough one, but we managed to narrow down our faves. Here is a look at our best dressed for this year:

1. Claire Daines, wearing Schiaparelli Couture
Everything that glitters is gold, darling! Claire Daines looked divine in this glittery gold number. With her gorgeous tan and blonde hair, it all came to life and gave us LIFE!
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2. Sara Paulson, wearing Prada
It takes guts to wear colour on the red carpet, and Sara Paulson did fashion justice with this green embellished Prada dress. With just the right hit of sexy, the deep V is all kinds of amazing and her short hair killed it.
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3. Kirsten Bell, wearing  Zuhair Murad
Floral for fall, yes please! We are suckers for a great print, and the stunning Kristen Bell worked the red carpet in this gorgeous nude floral gown. It’s giving us understated sexy.
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4. Abigail Spencer, wearing Jenny Packham
The 70s are back! A little glitter and some ruffles did nobody wrong. Love the navy colour of this gown and how it just flows so nicely.
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Honorable Mention
5. Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Millie Bobby Brown
We couldn’t do our red carpet faves without a shout out to our faves from a great show called Stranger Things. These 3 killed it on the show and stopped the red carpet in their tracks. Fashion stars for sure!

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Style Guys Fall Press Tour 2016

Fall really is like the new year, and if you’re like us, it’s the time of year when you’re ready to get into new routines, set new goals and UP YOUR GAME! Whether it’s your home decor, grooming, fashion, or even your intellectual game, we have ides on how to finish off 2016 in style.

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We visited four cities this Fall: Edmonton, Vancouver, Calgary and Ottawa to show off items from our friends at HomeSense, Philips, Kobo, and Dockers.

  1. HomeSense – this year, HomeSense launched their Privé event, giving shoppers the chance to discover a new line of small electrical appliances, all perfectly priced (of course). From express machines to toasters to robot vacuums, they’ve got you covered. Event runs September 15 – 21 in select HomeSense locations across Canada.HomeSensePrive
  2. Philips – the authority in shaving, Philips launched the OneBlade this year to compliment their stellar collection of razors and trimmers. We featured a few of their products, including the Bodygroom Plus – a great tool for all areas below the neck (our media hosts LOVED this product).
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  3. Kobo Aura ONE – delivering the best reading experience on the market today, the new Aura ONE features the largest screen in the category, front light technology, is water-safe, and can hold up to 6,000 books. It can also connect wirelessly to your local public library.AuraONE
  4. Dockers – The original casual Friday pant, Dockers recently celebrated their 30th anniversary. Continually upping their game, they launched a new collection of pants in a new Stretch Performance Fabric, so you never have to worry about saggy jean bum again. The Alpha Khaki was a big hit across the country, featuring a wider thigh for those guys who have large quads but still like a narrow fit.
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Happy Fall, Style Guys!

Here are links to all of the stops on our Fall tour! 
Global Edmonton | Global Vancouver | BT Calgary | CTV Morning Live Ottawa

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Juno’s Fashion – Canadiana or Bust?

It’s Juno’s weekend and everyone is planning their weekend music lineup, and hopefully their wardrobe. We Canucks love to show our Juno pride but we want to suggest that this weekend we evolve our Canadiana for a new, modern look.

The Canadian Tuxedo
We’re not going fishing people, update your denim-on-denim-on-denim for coloured jeans, mismatched washes and one of this spring’s hottest looks – lightweight denim. And always break it up with accessories.

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Plaid
This one is actually pretty on-trend but it is a style that has become more hipster than beards and toques.

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Fur
The temperature is rising so put away the winter outerwear and wear lighter layers. You’re no longer impressing anyone with your branded fur collar.

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Any kind of Jersey
No Canadian teams are in the playoffs, get over it.
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Love, The Style Guys
Happy Juno Weekend!

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Oscar Favourites – Let’s Do This!

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The Oscars are this Sunday and while we haven’t seen all (or hardly any) of the movies nominated, we are well prepped for the red carpet. Whether the fashion is on point or not, we love to see who is wearing what. It’s always interesting for us to see who takes a chance, who nails it and who takes a big bite of the red carpet.
Here are a few of our faves from the last couple years (it was tough to narrow down) and who we are excited to see this year:
Excited to see:
1. Kate Blanchette always brings it on the red carpet so we are so excited to see what she is wearing. We guess Prada!
2. Brie Larson (nominee) is a newbie to the red carpet and has had her fashion game on point lately so lets hope she gets a great look for the oscars to make her debut.
3. Eddie Redmayne (nominee) always looks chic and refined on the red carpet, but we are hoping that he gives us a little more edge this time around. Perhaps a coloured suit? Here’s hoping!
All time Faves:
1. Lupita Nyongo, 2013 Oscars
She channelled her inner Cinderella and her home town of Nairobi when she wore this gorgeous blue gown. We were wide eyed when we saw her enter the red carpet. So chic and simple, this look was one of the best we have ever seen.
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2. Charlize Theron, 2004 Oscars
Giving us old Hollywood glamour, this amazing gown by Gucci is a stunner! In our eyes, it’s simple, chic and sexy. Not over done and everything is on point from the hair, make up and can we talk about that tan?! Amaze!

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3. Gwenyth Paltrow, 2012 Oscars
How can you not look good wearing Tom Ford?! She put the cape back on the map. The fit is pure perfection and the colour pure elegance. Sometimes simple is the way to go when you want to make a statement when everyone else is trying so hard.
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Grammy’s 2016 Best Dressed

Although last night’s Grammys were a bit of a miss for us, we did enjoy the red carpet (as always) and want to share our best dressed of the evening. Overall, there were several

casual looks, some business suit realness and the odd outrageous look (mostly too out there for us to mention). We are all about expressing personal style, but pyjama pants and Hello Kitty do not belong on the red carpet.
Here are top picks for Best Dressed:
Carrie Underwood (Photo: Larry Busacca)
Giving us sexy and elegant, this black gown is sheen-tastic. Carrie showed a little leg, which is super on-trend on the red carpet these days, and the rouging gives it just the right amount of texture. The makeup and hair were also flawless.
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Sam Hunt (Photo: Lester Cohen)

Now that’s how you make a statement on the red carpet! Wearing Pantone’s colour of the year, Rose Quartz, this gorgeous suit is fit really well and hits the fashion mark. We love it and paired with a simple white shirt, and no tie, is the way to do it as to not overwhelm the outfit.

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Chrissy Teigen and John Legen (Photo: Lester Cohen)

This was the best dressed couple of the night! We love Chrissy in white, showing off her gorgeous baby bump and amazing sparkly cape. John is killing it with a printed Blazer and black bow tie. Simple, elegant and with the right amount of fashion.

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Zendaya (Photo: Lester Cohen)

Face of Cover Girl, Zendaya is looking sharp in a black pant suit and short cropped hair. If there is anything we love it’s a fabulous woman in a pant suit and this double breasted number is so sophisticated and edgy at the same time. Perfection.

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Kaley Cuoco (Photo: Steve Granitz)

Styled by fellow Canadian Brad Goreski, Kaley looks fabulous in a Naeem Khan jump suit. She is all about sparkle, giving us all kinds of sexy with the deep-V and cut-outs. We also love her tossled hair giving the look a rocker edge.

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Early Spring Wardrobe Transition

The Groundhog stuck its head out this week and (in Calgary anyways) he didn’t see his shadow, so that means and early Spring! We already know that this has not been the harshest of winters and I think many of us are already itching to put away our winter garb and get on with Spring clothes.

But don’t get too carried away – it’s not time quite yet. Before you pull out your linens and open-toed shoes we want to suggest a transition period; one that will keep you warm but also looking refreshed. Here are a few simple ways we suggest you ease your way into a lighter wardrobe.

Get your colour on

Even if it’s just a belt or a shoe get some bright colour back into your wardrobe to break up the black and grey.

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Winter florals

Why not? Whether it’s through an accessory or a floral shirt, you don’t have to wait. Mix it up with your wools, furs and tweeds.

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Light Layers

Just wear more – it sounds easy enough, right?  That heavy winter coat is getting boring so pull out your overcoats, leather or denim jackets instead. Layer with sweaters, heavy scarves and hats to stay warm.

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Style Resolutions for 2016

Happy New Year!

Made any new year’s resolutions? Sure, we all have good intentions in January but they drop off fast and furious. We were asked, what are top three style resolutions that you can recommend? A great question! Here are a few we think you can incorporate easily, painlessly and maybe even stick to.

    1. Only wear what fits you. Purge your closet and take out those clothes that don’t fit well or aren’t flattering on you. If you’re not ready to part with them because your other resolution is lose 10 lbs, fine, but put them in a box and put them away. Looking at a closet full of unflattering clothes is a terrible way to start the day.
    2. Dress for yourself. Sure, we all have responsibilities and need to dress the part but don’t let anyone tell you not to wear something if you love it (ahem, except Crocs, yoga pants in public or cargo shorts). It’s your body, your day, and life is short!
    3. Try on one new thing. Afraid of prints? Always wanted a leather jacket? This is your year, just do it. Go get that one thing that you have always thought you should have but you’ve been holding yourself back from. You might be surprised by how you feel, who you meet and where 2016 takes you.

Whatever your goals, we wish you all a colourful and joyous year.

XO Jason & Aly

The Style Guys

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How to Style the Perfect Bookshelf

Our top five tips on how to style the perfect bookshelf.

Have suggestions on what you want us to talk about? Tweet us (@jasonkrell & @alyvelji) and make sure you follow us on YouTube!

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Top 5 Trends for Fall 2015 – TAKE 5 with the Style Guys

Thanks for all of your support as we take on our next venture:

TAKE 5 WITH THE STYLE GUYS

Here is episode 1 – Top 5 Trends for Fall 2015. Enjoy!

Big thanks to CrossIron Mills, Bookstrucker Photography and Lemonade Pictures!

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