Style Your Adventure

Blazing Trails: Brand Ambassador Search

We are on the hunt for adventure-lovin’ babes

to become proud ambassadors of the Lace Brick Design brand!

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Read on to learn more…

Happy Autumn, Ponytail Posse! We welcome the gorgeous changing leaves, big ol’ blanket scarves and the constant flow of pumpkin spice lattes…hands up if you love all things pumpkin spice! If you missed our blog last week, make sure to check out our first-ever blog and read all about our Ponytail Posse, take the quiz to find out which member of the posse you truly are at heart. If you are ahead of the pack and have already taken the quiz, welcome to the Ponytail Posse, girl! We are SO happy to have you in our Lace Brick Design family of followers and we CAN NOT WAIT to share more with you!

As a growing brand and community, our followers often ask, “How can I contribute and become part of the Lace Brick Design tribe?” Well listen up, Ponytail Posse, because we have designed something especially for you! We are super psyched to introduce you to our search for a squad of loyal followers … the Trailblazers Campaign!

Our Trailblazers will be a tribe of like-minded women who aim to inflict inspiration, creativity and an adventurous spirit into and from the Lace Brick Design brand. We are seeking remarkable babes who will influence her audience and beyond! This unique ambassador program will allow the select chosen few Trailblazers to have the insider scoop on our new products, campaigns and promote our brand through their awesome, everyday life!

As a Lace Brick Design Trailblazer, you will receive new products from our Fall+Winter 2017 Collection to showcase on your social media accounts along with a discount code to offer your followers a little something extra! Sounds pretty awesome hey?! The buck doesn’t stop there! Not only will you be receiving brand new, soon-to-be released products, you will also be highlighted on our social media, blog and email content as a proud Lace Brick Design Trailblazer! We love to acknowledge creativity and hard work so we are excited to see what you beautiful babes can do!

Wanna know how the search works? Read through the info below and then start prepping, Ponytail Posse!

Everything you need to qualify for the Lace Brick Design Trailblazers Program (yay!):

The ambassador search will start via Instagram on October 13th, 2017 and run for 5 days, ending on October 18th at 11pm MST.

How to Enter:
1. Follow @lacebrickdesign on Instagram
2. Style and share a photo (or 2 or 10) on your feed, showcasing how you would rep Lace Brick Design as a trailblazer (bonus points if your photo contains a Lace Brick Design product)

3. Tag AND mention @lacebrickdesign in your post AND
hashtag the photo #LBDTrailblazer. Be sure to tell us in the caption how you would make an amazing Lace Brick Design Trailblazer
If you like, tag your friends in the comments below if you think they would make a fantastic Trailblazer too #repbesties

Mountain Girl Mug | Lace Brick Design

Up for the task? Here are the criteria we are basing our choices on:

1. PHOTOSTYLING. You love Lace Brick Design’s Instagram feed because our feed is one that is based on aesthetically-pleasing, clear, well-styled photos. In this light, we are looking for Trailblazers who can match their posts to the Lace Brick Design groove!

2. ADVENTURE LIFESTYLE. Lace Brick Design is based on inspiration from the adventure lifestyle. In turn, Trailblazers should be adventure-loving-forest-fairy-crave-the-wild-fearless-as-they-come girls! Remember our Ponytail Posse personas?! Yeah, Trailblazers are those girls!

Chosen Trailblazers will be notified via Instagram DM. Reps will sign on to a 3-month term.
By entering, you are giving LACE BRICK DESIGN permission to use your entry photos on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Etsy and all forms of promotional material.
Open to North American residents. This search is not affiliated with Instagram in any way.

And that’s all; it’s really that simple. So, put on that thinking cap, grab your camera and start creating! Apply for our Trailblazers campaign today!

Market Season is Here!

Hey there Ponytail Posse, who has market fever?! We do! We do! Market season is in full swing and we’ll be hanging out at some very happening events during the upcoming weeks! We absolutely adore going to local markets for a bunch of reasons:

  1. We get to see and meet all you beautiful babes!
  2. We love supporting the local and extremely talented folks who live around us
  3. We CANNOT get enough of the positive energy that surrounds our market community and the good vibes that radiate out of our artisan family and friends!

Now depending on when you’ve last visited our website and/or our market booth, we’ve got some new merch for you! Take a look at your calendar to see what you need to shop for (birthdays, parties, events, trips etc.) and then let us help you check off your list! Or better yet, it’s never too early get started on your Christmas shoppin’! So mark your calendars, grab your bffs, and check out these local markets full of cool finds and good vibes!

The Picket Fence Holiday Market is a quaint gathering of creators, makers and artisans in Olds, Alberta. This market proudly supports the Olds and District Hospice Society who promote the availability of Hospice Palliative Care in the area. Admission is $2.00 at the door for 10 AM entry but for all you die-hard marketers out there, there is early access to the market from 9:00-10:30am – check out their Sneak Peak ticket sales!

October 28, 2017
Pomeroy Inns and Suites, Olds
Find us there: Saturday 10AM – 4PM
One-of-a-kind shopping experience among local gifted artisans

Make It! Handmade Market has been around since 2008, with biannual shows in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary. This craft fair brings more and more beautiful people together each year, allowing the makers to continue creating what they love! We are so excited to support markets like these – to bring like-minded people together and create strong relationships within the artistic community. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet unique creators right here in Calgary – and visit us of course 😉

November 2-5, 2017
Big Four Building, Calgary
Find us there: Thursday 11AM-9PM, Friday 11AM – 9PM, Saturday 10AM – 6PM, Sunday 11AM – 5PM
175+ of Canada’s top vendors will be attending this year’s Make It!

Little Deer Market Artisan Holiday Showcase was created by three local gals from Red Deer and Innisfail. If you made it to their Outdoor Spring Market, you would know that it was a HUGE success! Vendors are handpicked for their event based on trends, quality and each founder’s unique, individual style. Find us at this event to do some early Christmas shopping!

November 12, 2017
Sheraton Red Deer Hotel, Red Deer
Find us there: Sunday, 11AM – 5PM
Come shop for the day with vendors hand-picked by the Little Deer Market team!

Etsy Calgary's One Stop Christmas Shop

Etsy Calgary’s One Stop Christmas Shop, in partnership with Golden Acre Home & Garden, will be the place to be on November 18th. Pick up some Christmas decor, grab your tree and get your holiday shopping done all in one place!

November 18, 2017
Golden Acre Home & Garden
Find us there: Sunday, 10AM – 4PM
Mark your calendars for this fun and festive event!

Little Modern Market | Holiday Edition

Little Modern Market is modern + local pop up market, bringing amazing small + locally owned shops to the suburbs of Calgary! Join us at their Holiday Edition Market and get your Christmas shopping game on!

November 25, 2017
The Official Rally Pointe Volleyball Club, Calgary
Find us there: Sunday, 9.30AM – 3.30PM
Come shop for the day with a range of amazing local vendors!

Curated Market is a creative epicentre of the maker movement – a market made of, by and for makers. This organization recognized the need for local makers and created a constant flow of handmade goods into the community by allowing creators to sell their products in one area at the same time. This not only allows for easy shopping but also creates a positive environment for us makers and creators alike to chat and support one another! You can find us at three different Curated markets this Fall:

Curated Holiday Market in Calgary

December 1-3, 2017
Deerfoot City, Calgary
Find us there: Friday 10AM – 9PM
85 unique creators from across Western Canada

Curated Holiday Market in Calgary

December 15-17, 2017
Deerfoot City, Calgary
Find us there: Friday 10AM – 9PM
Shop 85 makers to fill all your holiday needs!

So now that you’ve got all the deets, plan a trip to any (or ALL) of these up-coming markets and say hi – we’d love to catch up! Whether you are going on a weekend trip to the mountains or a road trip with your besties, let us help you style your adventure! (Even if you aren’t able to get out of the city for a trip this fall – life/work/family happens, we understand- Our mountain jewelry is a nice reminder of the beauty around us that is really not so far away – visit our online store for more options)!

See you soon, Ponytail Posse!

Introducing the Ponytail Posse

Beautiful babes, have we got some exciting news for you!! We have crawled out from under our pretty lil’ rock and have joined the world of blogging! New products,  upcoming markets, fashion trends, new collections, you name it – it’ll all be right here just for you!!

Our first order of blogging business?! Designing a name for our Lace Brick Design family of followers and customers! We cherish our Lace Brick Design community (that’s YOU); each one of you is part of our Lace Brick Design tribe! We want you to feel the love of your Lace Brick Design community and feel a part of the #ponytailsandmountaintrails movement of strong, kind and stylish adventure babes! Aaaaaand, every tribe needs a name of their very own, right?! Drumroll please….we are pumped as heck to intro you to the Ponytail Posse!

Lace Brick Design’s Ponytail Posse is made up of a diverse group of fearless females who band together to raise one another higher. Read on to discover the unique personas that make up your Ponytail Posse: Mountain Girl, Country Girl, Urban Girl, and Indie Girl….which Ponytail Posse Girl are you?! (pssst, make sure you read all the way to the end to take a cool quiz to find out what Ponytail Posse girl you truly are at heart!)

Mountain Girl

Do you believe in living, not simply to exist, but to act with a zest for wanderlust? We bet you crave that breath of fresh mountain air and relish in the feeling of being away from societal norms. You are always scheming up your next adventure, whether it be hiking, biking, camping or canoeing. No matter what you are up to, you yearn for the feeling of knowing you’re alive. Some may call you a wild spirit, and yes, Mountain Girl, you are free!

You are highly intuitive and can be spiritual. You make it your personal mission to promote daily self-love, reflection and motivation. You work hard for what you want because you believe that one can dream and succeed. Your friends would say you are courageous and charismatic, attracting people from all walks of life and welcoming them with open arms. You do not judge; instead, you accept all without hesitation.

You will often be found on day- or week-long camping trips, in the yoga studio, on the spin bike or on top of a mountain. Being raised in the concrete jungle, you appreciate and conform to city life when necessary, but when people look at you, they see that mere twinkle in your eye when they catch you in your own daydream, envisioning your next adventure when you escape the city for the cool, mountain air.

Overall, you abandon ‘normalcy’ by creating your own rules for your life because you believe that life is full of adventure, novelty and mystery.

Breathe in that fresh air Mountain Girl, your next adventure is waiting!

Country Girl

Hey there Country Girl! Do you believe in bonfires and long walks in the pasture? You are from a small town surrounded by rolling foothills and rocky mountain views and you love to live in wide open spaces with room to roam, gardens to grow and horses to ride. Don’t get us wrong, you are very much a ‘girly-girl,’ but you aren’t afraid to get your hands dirty!

You value family strongly and have a deep connection with your dad – forever Daddy’s Little Girl. You won’t turn down a nice afternoon on the deck, reading a book or an evening with friends and family around the campfire. If you make your way into town, you can be seen strolling through the farmer’s market, conversing with vendors and supporting your local neighbours.

You will never turn down a chance to two-step to your favourite country song, especially with a handsome country boy. We wouldn’t be surprised if you were caught dressed in turquoise and lace, listening to your fave George Strait song on full blast in your truck. With a girly flare, your style is even a little bohemian, with long luscious locks and flowers in your hair.

You are open, down-to-earth, and as kind a human as one can find. You are the type of girl who will grab Chinese food from town, cruise home, and chill by the fireplace with a good book while the wind & coyotes howl from the field. You’ve had a hard day of work and aren’t afraid to treat yourself!

Urban Girl

City life is THE life! You, my friend, are a city dweller – you love living in the urban metropolis surrounded by tall buildings, parks and river valleys. You work downtown at your 9-5 job. The routine of your career supports those creative side projects that empower your spirit and fuel your audacious need to venture to uncharted places for photog opportunities (do it for the ‘Gram, right?!)

In your down time, you will often be found Instagramming your latest latte obsession, laying on a blanket at a city festival or frequenting the trendiest restaurant hot spots. Depending on the time of day, you will either be caught with a cup of java (poured from your French press, of course) or a glass of cool, crisp pinot grigio at downtown happy hour – the 9 oz, for sure. You sport the latest fashions from trendy consignment stores or local inner city boutiques. On the weekend, you are seen wearing athleisure, and only athleisure – classy AND comfortable.

Now Urban Girl, you are quite clever and witty, coating your charm in a thick layer of sarcasm. Although you are a cosmopolitan, you enjoy fleeing from the modern metropolis and abandoning your regular routine for adventure. You’ll often take off for day trips to the mountains and hike through the trees to be surrounded by fresh air. Let’s not be mistaken though, you are a glamper! And you will most definitely document your mountain adventures to post on-line when you are back in civilization.

Unwilling to devote your precious time to the ‘ordinary,’ you seek to walk uncharted territory, discover new foods and look out on seldom seen landscapes.

Urban Girl, there’s no one quite like you. Be you because no one else will!

Indie Girl

Now Indie Girl, you are something else. You are a minimalist; you don’t own a TV and you bike everywhere – who needs a car?! Living in a character home, just on the outskirts of town, you are always listening to the latest musings by folk-indie artists (music that none of your friends have heard of). When you need a break from the bustling metropolis, you venture out to the country to smell the wildflowers and listen to the nearby creek babble.

You are a quiet, introspective soul but this doesn’t stop you from bathing in the moonlight and dancing between the twinkling lights at folk festivals and musical gatherings with your big blanket, barefoot soul and free heart.  Although you are an urbanite, you live as if you are in a small town. You definitely do not shy away from acquiring new memories and adventures.

You are also a collector, a bargain finder, a thrifter. You are always in possession of unique and simple items…things that make others ask, “Where’d you get that?!” You won’t be found shopping at expensive boutiques or large chain stores. What intrigues you most is an assortment of vintage pieces, one-of-a-kind trinkets and items that come along with a story.

With flowers in your hair and a song on your lips, you glide through life, joyful and care-free, as you consistently seek out new experiences. Let your spirit roam free Indie Girl, the world is waiting for you.

Well, there you have it – your Ponytail Posse personas! Each girl is unique and absolutely amazing with her own set of strengths and inspiring qualities; women who empower one other and work together. Now, what are you waiting for? Take the quiz and see which girl you truly are at heart! xo

P.S. Remember to head to your inbox after taking the quiz to confirm your email address (via a confirmation email from us) and be entered to win our Fall+Winter 2017 Collection giveaway (more deets to come on our @lacebrickdesign Instagram feed…it’s a gooder so stay close!)