Room 152 Charity Yard Sale in Support of the IWK Foundation

Poster by NSCAD Fashion Design student Brianna West.

This Saturday Sarah’s store will host their 4th annual Charity Yard Sale,  where you’ll be able to snag some amazing finds for only a toonie (no joke)! Think anything from Old Navy to Burberry… you just never know what you’ll find burried in those bins! For the third year in a row Room 152 will be supporting the IWK Foundation, a charity that means a heck of a lot to Sarah. In 2003, her son Jacob was a patient there after being born just shy of 25 weeks, weighing a little under 2 lbs. After some major time spent in the hospital and a few years of regular follow up, Jacob is now a 14 year old strapping lad who’s almost as tall as his 6′ tall mama. Needless to say, Sarah is incredibly grateful to the IWK and the amazing people who helped Jacob in his early start. Holding the yard sale is just a small way of saying thank you!

She’s got this! ~ Another load of donations headed to the storage stocker… Thank you HRM!


Fill it up!

Last year Room 152 raised $4000 and are hoping to beat that total by far! They receive donations year round from their generous consigners and customers, but are still in need of clothing, shoes and accessory donations to sell at the event. So clean out those closets, and give them a hand in kicking last year’s butt! Anything goes, including brands they normally don’t take in store. Donations can be dropped off to the Room 152 (152 Portland Street, Dartmouth) anytime before 5:00 p.m. Friday (May 11th). We thank you so much in advance XO!

Shoes. IWK Charity Yard Sale 2017.
Clothing + Accessories. IWK Charity Yard Sale 2017.
The crowd. IWK Charity Yard Sale 2017.

If you find yourself in the neighborhood this Saturday, pop by to the yard sale! Don’t forget, there are mirrors, but no fitting rooms, so wear leggings and a tank for easy try-ons.

Yard Sale Date, Time & Location:

Date: May 12th, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Location: Christ Church, 61 Dundas Street

See you there!

Hollis + Jane

P.S. We took a break to snap our looks :P… Here’s what we have on ~

Jacket: Marigold par Marilyne Baril available at Sattva Boutique, Sweater: Theory, Shell: Wilfred, Jeggings: True Religion: Sneakers: Nike, Sunglasses: Stella McCartney, Pin: “Inspired” Alexander Wang Fight Against HIV + Aids Campaign, Necklace: Mexican Silver Calavera Pendant
Top: Equipment, Necklace: Ment Jewellery available at Room 152


After a mini break prepping for the 3rd anniversary party of Sarah’s store, Room 152, and the official launch of Hollis + Jane, we’re back! We’d like to thank everyone who came out last Friday night to celebrate with us! It was so great to meet all of you, and we’re ecstatic to hear that so many of you have been enjoying the blog so far :D!

With that said, let’s talk LAYERS!!!

As sad as it is to say goodbye to yet another beautiful Summer, we’re just as equally excited to head on into Fall. The crisp cool air, gorgeous tree colours, and endless outfit possibilities make this one of our favourite times of year! One of our absolute, hands down, most loved looks is LAYERS! Big or small, by adding a couple of additional pieces, you can turn a simple look into something so much more. We’ve heard many times that attempts at layering can be intimating, confusing, and is only for the creatives types. We say hogwash! Anyone can layer! No need to rush out to buy all new clothes, you’d be amazed with what you already own. Start small with the basics, and ease your way up to the major leagues. Tank tops, simple sweaters, oversized coats, necklaces, scarves… just layer those puppies!

Here are a couple of step by step ideas to help inspire!


Hollis & Jane

Styling tip: A key staple in our closets is the Sèvres Blouse from Aritzia (link in the photo comments), which can be worn under tops and sweaters to create an effortless layering look.

Big Layers:

Top: Wilfred “Sèvres Blouse” (available at, Leggings: Tyler Madison (available at Bodega Boutique
Sweater: Club Monaco, Top: Wilfred, Leggings: Tyler Madison
Third layer – Duster Coat: Cupcakes & Cashmere, Sweater: Club Monaco, Necklace: Ment Jewellery (available at Room 152 Boutique & Makenew Curated Thrift), Top: Wilfred, Leggings: Tyler Madison, Glasses: Derek Lam 10 Crosby
Scarf: Wilfred, Duster Coat: Cupcakes & Cashmere, Sweater: Club Monaco, Top: Wilfred, Necklace: Ment Jewellery, Leggings: Tyler Madison

Small Layers:

First layer – Top: Periphery Denim: Citizens of Humanity
Second layer – Gold Statement Necklace: Ment Jewellery, Top: Periphery
Third layer – Jacket: Banana Republic, Top: Periphery, Necklace: Ment Jewellery, Bag: Michael Kors