Welcome to our July Newsletter
While the heat is finally here, we are loving the colours of fall (and the AC) at KC's! We still have many great pieces for summer, but now is a great time to shop for the cooler weather, especially if you are travelling this fall.
This was taken at our July 9th Fashion Show at the Qualicum Memorial Golf Course. Models from left to right: Dea, Charlotte, Gillian, Marion, and Anne. A big thanks to Marion, our wonderful employee who organized and emceed the event!
Our Summer Sale continues! Shop our sale racks for spring and summer fashions.

August Long Weekend Hours
Saturday, August 4th, 10-5:30
Sunday, August 5th, 11-4
Monday, August 6th, 11-4
New Arrivals: Marble
Our first Marble grouping for Fall 2018 is arriving this week! The featured colours in this grouping are Charcoal Grey and Powder Blue. We will have pants, tops, tunics, and many sweaters to choose from. Shop this Collection early for the best selection as this line always sells out quickly! Note: many of the styles shown below are available in the grey and blue grouping arriving now.
MARBLE is designed in Scotland and made for REAL women. Each piece is designed to let your personality shine in classic, feminine styles with a contemporary twist. 

They are featuring more natural fibres in each new collection including this one. Find 100% cotton and natural fibre blends throughout their 2018-2019 groupings. Marble chooses luxurious, soft and breathable fabrics for ultimate comfort and easy care. 

We love that their styles are timeless and ageless too. Mothers and daughters both wear Marble!
At KC’s, we specifically bring in Marble styles that fit regular and petite women and this label is one of our leading lines that resonates with so many of you. We are also the exclusive Marble retailer in Nanaimo. Many more fabulous Marble groupings to come!
Covi Wraps Back In-Stock
The popular Covi Wraps from Parkhurst are back! Made in Canada, these wraps stay in place and work wonderfully all year around. Excellent for travel and layering. 

Available in Black, Red, Blue, Charcoal, Winter Rose, Chili Pepper, Merlot and Deep Sea Blue. 
New Arrivals: Lasania & Softworks Petites
Just in! Lasania and Softworks are made in Canada lines that offer great mix-and-match petite separates. 
 
If you are 5’4” and under, remember we specialize in dressing you; we have the largest selection of petites on the island!
New Arrivals: Unbelts
Formerly known as "Flatter Me Belts", Unbelts are adjustable, washable and guaranteed to last, plus the buckle lays flat under your shirts for a sleek look. These belts stop the gap at the back of your jeans and keep your pant waist in the right place without any fussing. We have a fresh crop of colours available including Olive, Cobalt Blue, White, and Tan. A wardrobe must-have!
Fall Collections Arriving Now
Stop in now and shop the early fall collections from our favourite brands including Joseph Ribkoff.
Reversible denim from FDJ is new and popular for fall and travel. You will also love their 3/4 sleeve denim-friendly tops, which are light enough to work well for summer too.

More FDJ arriving in August!
Style Tip: Dressing for Summer
Looking and feeling cool during the summer can be a challenge. Here are a few ideas to get your warm weather wardrobe in order.

Choose lightweight, breathable fabrics like linen, silk and cotton. Breathable fabrics wick the sweat away from the body while synthetic fabrics constrict air flow keeping you hot. Many lines use the perfect blend of natural and synthetic fabrics to keep you cool without the wrinkling of pure linen or cotton. Look for viscose, bamboo, and rayon blends. 
Dress in light colours, especially on top because they reflect the heat away. A summer wardrobe of soft grey, tan, white and taupe will serve you well. Pairing white with navy creates a fresh, crisp summer look perfect for travel or dressing up. 

Reach for dresses and skirts to stay cool. Careful with light-coloured unlined dresses though; they can become transparent in the sun, so be sure to add a slip underneath. Be sure to get rid of the pantyhose; they are no longer necessary. If you want more coverage, wear a maxi or midi dress or skirt and reach for self-tanner or a mineral tinted moisturizer for a healthy tan on your legs. 

If you are planning to spend time in air conditioning like on a cruise or at the office, make sure you have lightweight layers ready. Simple cardigans, shrugs or unlined blazers are practical to have in your bag or at your desk and can turn any outfit into a polished look.

If you are concerned about sweat marks, go for patterned clothing which camouflages sweat much better than solid colours. Loose fitting and drapey tops are great options too.

Lastly, keep your feet cool with sandals or perforated flats or heels. 

Follow these clothing tips to beat the heat this summer and remember to shop with a purpose! Go for items you can mix-and-match into your existing wardrobe for fun new outfits.
We look forward to seeing you!
We are happy to showcase Canadian designers and global brands at our Boutique. Did you know we carry the largest selection of Joseph Ribkoff on the Island?

Stop in and see what's new, and be sure to browse our sale racks!

Sincerely,
Karen & Connie
KC'S BOUTIQUE & PETITES
We look forward to serving you!
Upper Longwood Station
Nanaimo, BC
250-751-7799
We're open 7 days a week: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and Sunday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Please note, we cannot guarantee the availability of every item we showcase in our newsletter, on our website, or on our social media accounts.