I was thrilled when Barefoot Contessa asked me to be one of the bloggers serving as guest stylists for their Main Street location. I’ve done window dressing before but it’s been a while so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some dress forms.

Barefoot Contessa is known as Main Street’s girlie haven. It’s a store named after a 1950s film staring Ava Gardner, and is very much a blast from the past. The place is filled with pretty vintage furniture and knick-knacks like bird cages and old picture frames. Inside you’ll find an array of feminine dresses, cute separates accented with lace and intricate details, an amazing selection of accessories from Vancouver’s favourites Toodlebunny and Pyrrha, and even some things for the little ones.

I styled four outfits in an I’m the It Girl theme: 1) a weekend casual look of jeans, a kimono sleeve sweater and a crossbody bag; 2) a casual Parisian-inspired look consisting of black shorts, a sailor-T, and a ruffle trench coat with my own butterfly scarf; 3) an evening look featuring a cream lace ensemble and a little leather jacket; 4) a “work” Mad Men-inspired outfit with a black pencil skirt, a brown turtleneck and an adorable tweed cape-like coat with a ruffled hood. Each look was topped with I’m the It Girl buttons, because there is no better accessory than narcissism…haha.

Unfortunately, it was really bright and glaring outside. Even though I took pictures during the day and at night, I wasn’t able to get a single good picture of the whole outfit. I guess you’ll just have to check it out for yourself (on display until Wednesday, October 27). My lovely friend and fellow blogger, Carolina of Closet Full of Nothing did the other window (it’s so cute).

Barefoot Contessa
3715 Main Street (& 1928 Commercial Drive)
Vancouver, BC