DIY X CANADA DAY!

Nothing says "proud to be Canadian" like a maple leaf patch on a pair of denim shorts. 
With Canada Day just around the corner, this DIY is the perfect way to show off your heritage!


Here's what you'll need to get your DIY on:

-A pair of denim shorts 
-Fabric of your choice
-Fabric glue
-Scissors
-Sharpie 


Step 1:

Draw a maple leaf on the reverse side of your fabric. We printed out a sketch to help us out!


Step 2:

Cut out the maple leaf. (You'll want a good pair of scissors so the fabric doesn't fray!) 


Step 3:

Add fabric glue to the back of your maple leaf.



Step 4:

Place the patch on your denim where desired.  We thought the back pocket was super cute!
Let the glue dry for aprx. 1 hour before trying on.


How cute?



Share your DIY's with us using #ARDENEDIY on Instagram!
xox

MUSIC MONDAY

We are rockin' out to Bastille's jam "Flaws" from their Bad Blood album.

The rock band's lead singer, Dan Smith, wrote the lyrics to this track and we love the message behind it:
Nobody's perfect, we all have flaws, but it is our imperfections that make us beautiful and unique :)
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Check out the video and leave us a comment with your interpretation of the song.

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QUIZ- WHAT'S YOUR PERFECT SUMMER STYLE?


There's too much fun to be had this summer, to stand in front of a mirror asking the age old question..."What should I wear?"

Click here to take our quiz and find your perfect go to style! 









Contest period is June 20th, 2014 to July 6th, 2014 at 11:59 pm EST. There are 4 prizes to be won and winners will be selected at random. Each prize is valued at $50 CAD and will be issued in the form of an Ardene gift card.  4 winners will be announced on Facebook on July 7th, 2014. Winners will be contacted via the email address provided in the submission form in the "Summer Quiz" Facebook tab and have 72 hours to respond with their full name and complete daytime mailing address. It is at the sole discretion of Ardene to choose another winner if the requirements are not met.  Ardene is not responsible for incorrect or missing information. No purchase necessary. Must be 13+ and a legal resident of Canada to enter. 

THINGS THAT MAKE US SMILE

Other than Fridays, these things definitely make us smile!

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Pugs! #TooCute!

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Strawberry ice cream, anyone?

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Sweet dreams, #DreamCatcher

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Flower crowns and fishtail braids, #UltimateSummerHairstyle

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...You are finally here! #TGIF

Happy Friday!

xo

WEST COAST COOL

The wait is almost over!
Lana Del Rey's highly anticipated new album "Ultraviolence" is being released tomorrow!
Here's her latest single from the album called "West Coast" and we are loving it!


What better top to rock out in, than our "West Coast" muscle tee!


Are you excited for Lana Del Rey's latest album to be released?
Let us know!

Also, leave us a comment with your fav song and it just might get featured on our blog!

xox

FRIDAY THE 13TH & FEARLESSLY FAB

Friday the 13th (or any day for that matter) calls for a fearlessly fabulous #ootd.

In true slasher-movie style, we're lovin' our slashed leggings for our Friday the 13th outfit of the day. #Jason #Freddy





Get the look in stores now!

Are you into horror movies?
Leave us a comment with your favorite!

THE PERFECT DIY FOR FATHER'S DAY!

We originally ran this post on April 22nd, but wanted to run it again in time for Father's Day! 

If you're wondering what to get your dad to show him how much you care, why not make him this mini DIY egg crate garden that he can then re-plant in the backyard! Or even better….pick up all the supplies and make it together! Awwww! #FatherDaughterBonding


Here's what you'll need to get your DIY on:

-Seeds of your choice (we chose Oregano, Basil, SweetPea, Candytuft)
-Potting mix
-Carton of eggs
-Bowl
-Watering can
-Scissors
-Knife
-1 pin
-Sharpie (optional)



Step 1:

Poke a few holes at the bottom of the each egg with a pin.
This will allow any excess water that the plant can't absorb to drip out the bottom of each egg.
This being said, it is a good idea to put something under your egg carton to catch any water droplets! 


Step 2:

Time to empty the egg shells! Just tap the top of each egg with a knife. It should break right off, but if it doesn't just pull gently with your fingers! 

Keep the yolk and make your dad scrambled eggs for breakfast!


Step 3:

Rinse out any excess yolk from the shells, so they are nice and clean :)


Step 4:

Cut the egg carton accordingly based on how many herbs/flowers you wish to grow. 




Step 5 (optional):

To keep track of what you're planting, take a sharpie and mark each eggshell.




Step 6:


Add 1-2 teaspoons of soil to each eggshell. 



 Step 7:

Make a little fingerprint in the soil and place the seeds inside. Then add 1 more spoonful of soil on top.



 Step 8:

Now you are ready to water the soil and watch your little seeds come to life!

Watering Tips:

-Use room temperature water
-Do not over-water
(We watered our garden every second day.)
-Keep in direct sunlight



After just 1 week, we started to see some little sprouts!



Here is our garden after two weeks! 



Happy Father's Day to all the awesome dad's out there!

Share your Father's Day DIY creation with us using #ArdeneDIY on Instagram

xox

MUSIC MONDAY

You ask, we deliver!

We asked our lovely Instagram followers what their #1 summer jam is, and we totally agree that 5 Seconds of Summer (aka 5SOS) is definitely a super rad summer song!
Here is their latest track that we are currently obsessing over called "Don't Stop"

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Tell us your fave summer song in the comments, and we might feature it next week!
For more of our fave summer songs, check out our Summer Jams playlist on Soundcloud!

xo







DONUTS MAKE US SMILE!

It's International Donut Day!

While we love donuts any day, we're taking a cue from the d'oh-nut king himself on this glorious day! 

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Homer, d'oh!

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Cute donut decor, #Meow

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Hello Donut!

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We vote "A" all the way!


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What do the marketing girls say? #nomnomnom

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Do nut worry, #GoodAdvice

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What's your favorite kind?

Happy International Donut Day!

xox

#ARDENECARES X HEART AND STROKE FOUNDATION

In case you haven't noticed (and if you haven't, shame on you!) Ardene has teamed up with the Heart and Stroke Foundation over the last few months to raise money for a great cause.  
We hosted a rad contest on FB (which we hope you entered!), created exclusive MOVE MORE Hair Ties to raise money and awareness about living healthy and being active! 
Today….our Head Office geared up in our MOVE Collection and hopped on the Heart and Stroke's BIG BIKE to even further demonstrate our support.


Scroll down to see pics from our day!

#ARDENECARES

Hands up for the cause! 

We were all so excited to participate that we managed to fill 2 complete bikes, #WeRock!

Group shot :)

Go team Ardene!

And the Team Spirit Award goes to...

A super yummy lunch was ready for us when we got back from the ride! #HOWLUCKYAREWE

For more info on #ArdeneCares, click here.