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Ready to Ship VS. Made to Order

Ready to Ship | picture of model in kimono

If you’ve poked around the Buttercream Clothing website, you may be wondering what is the difference between our Ready to Ship items and Made to Order listings. The basic breakdown? We offer our Ready to Ship items for those who are in a bit of a hurry. For those who are patient, our Made to Order items are perfect. Every Tuesday we will be loading new Ready to Ship listings and these sell out fast so don’t miss out!

All of Buttercream Clothing’s items are high-quality pieces made with the best fabrics available. Handcrafted by local seamstresses, our clothes are made to last. Because of the significant amount of time we invest in each piece, we only offer our most popular items as Ready to Ship. These items are shipped out within 24-48 hours after you’ve ordered them. Perfect for those last-minute gifts or a must-have piece for a special occasion, our Ready to Ship items arrive at your doorstep quickly. Our full inventory is available as Made to Order, also known on the site as Pre-Sale. For these items, we get to work creating the item in the exact size and colour you want as soon as your order comes in.

Our goal is to provide you with gorgeous pieces to build your capsule wardrobe. Completed with versatile, ever-stylish, quality pieces, a capsule wardrobe is made up of basic clothing items that will make sure you look and feel great throughout the season.

Rather than spend your money on a piece of clothing made of poor quality materials in an unethical manner, wouldn’t you rather invest in a piece hand-made for you? 

Whether you choose from our Ready to Ship or Made to Order options, you’ll get the same great Buttercream quality. Just remember, if you need it now, choose from our Ready to Ship inventory. If you can wait, pick from our larger, Made to Order selection. Make sure to check out the new items just listed on the site today for “Ready to Ship Tuesday”!

Happy shopping!

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Guest Post – 5 Canadian Clothing Brands You’ll Love (That Aren’t Lululemon)

5 CANADIAN CLOTHING BRANDS YOU’LL LOVE (THAT AREN’T LULULEMON)

This blog post originally appeared on The Map to Health and was republished with permission.

GUYS. Canada is so awesome. In general, but also Canadians are absolutely killing it when it comes to fashion & business.

In the past year I’ve been trying really hard to spend my money very consciously and not give in to fast fashion and all the negatives that come with it. I realized that something that is important to me is to support local (Canadian) businesses by buying from them & by spreading the word – so I’m doing both.

Arrow & Axe

Canadian owned and operated, designed in Canada, made in Canada, ethically made, uses eco-friendly materials such as organic cotton & bamboo.

Arrow & Axe makes cute t-shirts, tanks, and sweaters for men and women. I’ve never met the owners in real life but I imagine they’re lumberjacks or park rangers who ride moose and live in lean-tos because they, and their company, really are #mountainmade. I found out about this company after I saw a friend wearing the cutest sweater and she told me all about the company and how she got it from a fair where local businesses showcase their products. I had the best customer service experience with the owners after I saw their “Moon Child/Raised By The Sun” shirt on their website, and after less than 1 day of deliberation it SOLD OUT. So I slid into their DMs and asked when the shirt would be back in stock and they said that they checked the back room and found ONE shirt left and set it aside for me, gave me a discount (YA GIRL LOVES A DISCOUNT), and were just so incredibly sweet to deal with overall. A+ for customer service.

Arrow & Axe

Buttercream Clothing

Canadian owned and operated, designed in Canada, made in Canada, ethically made, uses high quality materials such as bamboo, organic cotton, leather.

I’ve been following the owner, Candice, on Instagram ever since her beautiful scarves caught my eye and although I haven’t bought anything from Buttercream Clothing yet, there are a few things on my wish list such as:

+ the Vest in Camel

+ the Butter Blanket Scarf in Ocean Stripe

+ the Lolli Leggings in Supplex

+ the Baseball Tee in Black/White

&& they carry men’s clothing now too so I can slip in some ethically made, Canadian clothing into my boyfriend’s closet unbeknownst to him (HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, MATT).

ALSO can I just say I hella appreciate that the girls modelling the clothing aren’t all 5’10”, 120lbs, and all leg? Seriously amazing.

Friday Sock Co.

Canadian owned, designed in Canada, made in Italy, uses OKEO-TEX®* certified Egyptian Combed Cotton, & they donate socks to those in need while also donating a portion of their net sales to charitable causes.

Firstly, made in Italy ⇒ how chic does that sound? I swear anything made in Italy is immediately cool as hell. Best of all they make the CUTEST socks, I kid you not. The designs are adorable and each pair is mismatched on purpose – cute, no? My fave designs are:

+ Sea to Sky + Henderson + Hearts Collab + Watermelons + Oh’ Canada (pictured in order)

FRIDAY SOCK CO.

Peace Collective

Canadian owned & designed in Canada.

Here’s an excerpt from their site that describes the brand & their goals:

“The Peace Collective is built on two ideas:

(1) We believe in designing products that allow Canadians to show pride in a modern, fashionable way. We found that a lot of the options for Canadians was stuck in a past and did not reflect the modern Canadian and their lifestyle.

(2) Our one-for-one model. From day one, every garment sold has gone to help provide meals to children in need. Today every garment sold provides two healthy meals and a snack to a Canadian child in need through our Peace Foundation.”

I love this sweater so much and wear it so often that Matt jokingly says that it’s all I wear. Only it’s no joke. If I had it my way, it really would be all I wear. It’s the perfect weight, the material isn’t that weird fluffy stuff that thins and pills after 3 washes, and it’s versatile enough to wear camping, to school, out grocery shopping, or on the couch without pants binge watching Friends on Netflix. I’m seriously having an embroidery moment so when I saw this super chic black & gold sweater I just HAD to have it to represent Canadian fashion. I’m all about the details so I just about melted when I saw the little gold embroidered maple leaf on the sleeve. SO CUTE.

Peace Collective

Poppy Barley

Canadian owned, designed in Canada, ethically made, transparent business practices, uses high quality leather.

I found out about this company because they came to my university as speakers for my sustainable business class. Let me just say that they had every single girl’s attention because Poppy Barley makes the most gorgeous leather shoes & bags AND they had every guy’s attention because they were cool and business savvy as hell. Their shoes are made to fit your feet, they offer sizes 5-12, going up half sizes, and offer widths ranging from narrow, standard, and wide. Their bags are also TO DIE they’re so beautiful and you know that they’re the kind of bags that will literally last a lifetime. Even better than just making quality leather goods is that the company is run by two straight up lady bosses who are killing the game and putting Canadian fashion on the map. My top three choices are:

+ the Cross-Strap Mary-Jane in Black

+ the Two Point Five Ankle Boot in Toffee

+ the Perfect Handbag in Black

I visited the store in Edmonton and immediately loved it because it was so incredibly chic and beautiful. The ladies working there were helpful (and very stylish – so on brand). I gotta say, before my visit to Poppy Barley I was not a heels person because I couldn’t justify looking taller for immense foot pain & other posture issues related to wearing heels. BUT I tried on the Cross-Strap Mary-Jane’s in a taupe colour they had and did not want to take them off! They were as comfy as they were gorgeous. If you’re a woman who wants a pair of comfortable, well-made, gorgeous heels then look no further! Poppy Barley’s got your back ♥

With love,

monika a.p.

About Monika

Monika Alysse Poon is the creator of the holistic lifestyle blog, The MAP To Health. She is a C.H.N. Certified Holistic Nutrition Practitioner through the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and attained her personal training certificate through Canadian Fitness Professionals. Currently, she is attending MacEwan University for her Bachelor of Commerce degree in Management. She clearly has a passion for learning about all things health, wellness, & everything in between – you can say that it really tickles her fancy. But she’s also all about balance – think: a cronut in one hand and kombucha in the other 😉

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Life With Betty: Signs of Spring

Life with Betty | Signs of Spring

Hi Buttercream lovers! Are you as happy as I am that it’s spring? I’ve been waiting for what feels like an eternity for this glorious weather! Being cooped up in the house all winter has had its struggles and it is time to open up those windows, do some spring cleaning (well put away the kids’ snow pants at least) and welcome a new season with a fresh start!

If I’m going to be completely honest, handling multiple schedules, ensuring the house is clean(ish), getting the kids fed and arriving to work on time actually isn’t the hard part. The hard part is putting my needs in front of everyone else’s. Don’t get me wrong, being a mom is amazing, but what they don’t tell you in those glorified parenting books (I read them all) is that motherhood is the equivalent of doing the work of thirty people, for free. We’re basically superheroes.

When I do get free time (what’s that?), I often opt for Netflix and what I like to call “Mommy’s sippy cup.” You get the idea. So yes, there is nothing better than this moment of “me time.” The air is crisp, the baby is sleeping and, let’s not forget, my coffee is hot – which is a HUGE win in itself.

It’s so wonderful to actually have some free time. Well, I’m pretty sure I do, unless I’m forgetting something.

Remember ladies, take time to smell the tulips, breathe in the fresh air, and wear cute clothes.

Betty Buttercream, xo

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Introducing the Spring/Summer Men’s Collection

With all the fashionable men out there, it would be sad not to have a Buttercream Clothing line just for them. Thankfully, we’ve designed a men’s collection to appease their fashion needs and we couldn’t be more thrilled!

Men's long sleeve tee - black
Men's Baseball Tee - White with black sleeves 2

Now you can help your guy look as stylish as you without making him surrender his basic needs. Yes, his basic needs. Men may be a mystery in a lot of areas, but they are pretty transparent in at least one: they LOVE comfort. And comfort is what Buttercream Clothing does best.

Whether he’s on the go or relaxing at home, we’ve got a T for that: long sleevebaseball and classic. Our incredibly soft, high-quality, naturally antibacterial and breathable bamboo fabric will quickly become your man’s favourite go-to.

Refresh his closet with Buttercream Clothing. Together, you can enjoy Buttercream Clothing comfort.

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Treat Yourself this Mother’s Day

Being the great mom that you are, it might be tough to set mommyhood aside for a moment and treat yourself this Mother’s Day. But ladies: you deserve it!

And what better way to treat yourself than to be wined and dined all dressed up. Fortunately, Buttercream Clothing is tailored to outfit you for such an occasion, especially our many sweet dresses. By slipping into a Buttercream dress, you can step out (or stay in) feeling like a million bucks, without sacrificing comfort.

 

The Reversible Dress
Lightweight Campfire Cowl Neck Dress
Dream Boatneck Dress

Buttercream dresses are an ideal fit for any mommy date—whether it is to your favourite restaurant or your favourite spot in front of the TV. They are charming and oh so comfy. Plus, with our versatile patterns and colours, our dresses will go with any accessory you’ve stashed away for special occasions. But, most importantly, Buttercream dresses are fashioned to fit you in all the right places so that you can feel confident showing off your beautiful body.

Buttercream dresses are completely stressless—something any mom can appreciate. So treat yourself this Mother’s Day. It is worth it and so are you!

xo Buttercream Team

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How to Style Your Blanket Scarf This Spring

If the thought of packing up your blanket scarves this spring is giving you serious separation anxiety, you’ll be happy to know that Buttercream Clothing just launched a whole new line of blanket scarves that you can enjoy into spring and beyond!

A blanket scarf can make the transition from your winter wardrobe into your spring wardrobe a lot less awkward. They are one of the most versatile accessories that a girl can own! Depending on the weather, you can wear your blanket scarf as a poncho, cape, shawl, or (you guessed it) a blanket!

Here are some of our favourite tips on how to wear your blanket scarf this spring.

On those cool, crisp mornings, create a super chic look by loosely draping your blanket scarf over both shoulders. For added style points, add a cute pair of heels, an adorable hat, or your favourite pair of sunnies.

Create the popular infinity look by tying the ends of your scarf together and wrapping it around your neck.

For a more casual vibe, drape your blanket scarf across your neck and leave both ends hanging freely.

Our blanket scarves pair perfectly with our Buttercream leggings and our adorable dresses! Shop our new collection today!

How do you like to wear your blanket scarf? Share your style tips with us!

xo Buttercream Team

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Spring Blanket Scarf LAUNCH

Everyone’s Favourite Accessory is Back!

We recently released our brand new line-up of spring infinity scarves, but things are about to get a whole lot sweeter with the launch of our Spring 2017 blanket scarf collection!

Don’t wait to purchase your favourites. These delightful scarves are sure to sell out fast! Browse our various colours and adorable patterns today!

Butter Blanket Scarf - Mountain Plaid
Butter Blanket Scarf - Mountain Plaid
Butter blanket scarf - Lux Plaid
Butter blanket scarf - Lux Plaid
Butter Blanket Scarf - Ocean Stripe
Butter Blanket Scarf - Atlantic Stripe
Butter Blanket Scarf - Prairie Plaid
Butter Blanket Scarf - Prairie Plaid
Stormy Plaid Butter Blanket Scarf
Stormy Plaid Butter Blanket Scarf
Butter Blanket Scarf - Atlantic Stripe

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xo the Buttercream Team

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Life With Betty: Mom Luxuries

Mom Luxuries | picture of Betty Buttercream in the ShowerHello, lovely ladies! Betty here; welcome to another day in the life of Betty Buttercream. I’m delighted you are here! You really did catch me at a good time. I’m just taking a moment to soak up one of life’s luxurious, little moments.

I know I can’t be the only mom who looks forward to rising before the sun in a quiet household to enjoy a rare, but precious, minute alone. Between my husband’s snoring and Baby Buttercream fussing all through the night, the silence sounds oh so sweet!

I can’t get enough of the soothing, warm water. I wonder if anyone would notice if I just stayed here all day? Hmm, probably…this is Life with Betty after all. I can’t help but smirk, sigh and soak up the perfectly serene silence. No noisy kids or the drumming of a busy life; only a few birds chirping along with the water as it splashes about.

Ahh, it’s the simple things. No matter how short and sweet, the peace and quiet can’t be beat. Soon the house will be stirring, and the wonderful chaos will resume. I guess that means it’s time for me to slip on my adorable Buttercream Clothing Organic Scarf and Summer Swing dress because who doesn’t want their clothing to match their go-with-the-flow outlook on life?

It may only be a moment, but it was a luxurious moment – a moment I hope all of you delightful ladies can enjoy from time to time.

Thank you for relaxing with me and basking in one of life’s simple treasures.

Betty Buttercream, xo

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Goodbye Winter! 15% Off EVERYTHING

scarves | picture of buttercream clothing scaves

Out with the old, in with the new!

15% off everything
DISCOUNT CODE: 
GOODBYEWINTER

Are you ready to say goodbye to winter? Us too! Treat your closet to some fresh Buttercream styles this Spring, or snag your favourites from our winter line before they’re gone. Simply use the code above during checkout to receive 15% off your entire order! Valid March 17 – 23, 2017.

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xo the Buttercream Team

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Guest Post – Not Too Casual Fridays

This blog post originally appeared on Lindsey’s Listed and was republished with permission.

Hey everyone!

So I wanted to put together a look that was super comfortable, super easy but still looked dressed up! Leggings are everyone’s best friend trend right now, and for the very foreseeable future, so they were a natural to incorporate. The top is a multi wear piece that I blogged about here showing three different ways to wear it, and by wearing it as a dress and folding the top down, I’ve created the fourth way now to wear it! Awesome!

Casual Fridays | picture of Buttercream Clothing 3-in-1 poncho full body shot

So the top is the 3-in-1 poncho from Buttercream Clothing, an ethical fashion company that is well known for their loungy styles and soft fabric choices. It comes in a few different prints, so there are lots to choose from. It drapes beautifully whichever way you decide to wear!

Casual Fridays | picture of Buttercream Clothing 3-in-1 poncho with leggings

The leggings are the Falling Leaves print from Lone Wolf Boutique, another Canadian ethical fashion brand. Their selection of prints is outstanding, and there is something for everyone. They are nice a thick and wear really wear. I find them very figure flattering!

Casual Fridays | picture of Buttercream Clothing 3-in-1 poncho sitting on bench

I wore a pair of heels from Michael Kors to keep a dressy feel plus a cute little amethyst choker. This will be a great outfit for spring and can be topped with a nice denim jacket for cooler day.

About Lindsey

Lindsey was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She grew up wanting to do something creative with her life, something a bit outside of the system. In her teenage years, she dreamed of fashion design and had a taste for beautiful things and finding things that accented a body, a room, a piece of furniture just the right way. It wasn’t until her early twenties that she began to teach herself to sew, and while she enjoys the odd project, she finds it just as satisfying to admire the work of other creators. She started her website as a way to share her passions with the world and to give a glimpse into her little life. To learn more visit: http://lindseyslisted.com/.

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