Be the most festive of them all and look STUNNING!  Here are Mandy Gosewich’s, boutique  owner, answers to “What are your favorite 5 accessory trends that are fabulous  for the festive season but also wearable in 2017 and beyond?”


Statement Earrings 

During the holiday season, everyone has seen the earrings you always wear so why not step outside your comfort zone? Many years ago my Mother, a true fashionista, said ” when you receive an invitation to something special then you should dress special not in what you wear every day. It’s an invitation to not look the same as you do every day.” Nothing says STUNNING! like a pair of statement earrings.

They change the look of whatever you are wearing.

Trust me, even if you are wearing a classic suit or the infamous LBD, you will get compliments on your statement earrings

Go Big or Go Home!!




When I came across these pendants they said BoHo Chic but they also said Iconic because these ‘charms’ have been around for a very long time!

Going to a house party where you are wearing a long jersey and leggings? Your favorite jeans and a tunic? A jean shirt layered over a long tank with tights? Say hello to the long pendant necklace that says Sparkle & Style. It is an easy piece to put on- over your head! Does not get any easier than that to style up an outfit that is casual!

They also travel well to bring a dash of sparkle to a classic tank or T with shorts when you are stylin in the sun

Just saying!


Arm Candy 


I am a lover of arm candy (ok, I am a lover of fashion accessories) however I love the statement these bracelets/cuffs make.

The large cuffs speak for themselves and the mini cuffs can be worn alone or layered with one two three or more of your own bracelets.

These beauties are exclusive to the shop, as is most of my collections, with exquisite detail.

Heading south this winter? How STUNNING! would one of these be against sun-kissed skin!??



Unless you have been living under a rock, Chokers are this seasons must have accessory.

To be honest I wasn’t rolling with this when it first appeared because ‘ been there done that’ and what I was seeing was what EVERYONE had.

When you shop and support local we work so hard to find what the mall department and chain stores don’t have and this is evidence!!

A few months ago I reacquainted myself with Tryna Jewellery after about 20 years and am elated that she stalked me enough to make an appointment with her during a buying trip to Toronto.

Tryna’s chokers are all handmade ( not in a factory) and her details, findings, and workmanship are, here I go again, STUNNING!

Need to go from the office to an event? change up that classic gown in your closet? need to layer the family heirloom necklace you wear every day? Update your LBD? Give an edge to your favorite jeans, black tank and leather jacket?

One word. Choker.

Second word. Choker versatility.

I cannot resist versatility in accessories nor could I resist yet another Tryna Jewellery piece!

This necklace can be worn as a choker, a lariat, as a necklace scarf -how chic to wear under lapels, wrapped multiple times around the neck and …..drum roll, a belt!! (yes that’s me styling a classic Smythe suit from Schad recently on Rogers DayTime)

I love how versatile this neck scarf of jewels can be with ANYTHING in your closet that needs to be dressed up. It’s a 365 day of the year accessory- not just for holiday

Each of her designs consists of semi-precious stones along with other unique elements including vintage that make her collection, of course, STUNNING!




Feathers are ubiquitous in any fashionista closet and it’s never too late to add one to yours!

I have worn mine many different ways – on a blazer, jean jacket, evening coat , motorcycle jacket lapel, clipped to a bracelet, in a low-slung pony tail, a la Princess Kate, on a belt loop, on a purse….

Whether you clip or pin a feather fascinator to something that needs that something you can’t figure out….let the feathers do their work!

Recently at an event, I bumped into a client who was wearing hers on a camel suit. ” I wasn’t sure when I bought it but you made it sound so easy and versatile. I haven worn it more times than I have worn some of my favorite accessories!”

Enough said.


STUNNING! is located at 6 York Street (Ottawa, ON)

23 steps in from Sussex Drive

The little shop with lots of fashion accessories!

For more information call 613-797-8962

Before and After hours appointments available

Why not sparkle just as brightly as the holiday lights in one of these STUNNING! pieces….