Dress like a JUNOs Star with Place D’Orleans + Giveaway

On March 3, I presented a TV segment on CTV Morning Live “Dress like a JUNOs star with Place D’Orleans” (scroll below for full video clip). I promised to showcase all the looks of each nominee on the blog and tell you where I got everything from, so here it is- Junos style with Place D’Orleans! Disclaimer, this is a LONG post, but worth the read. I have detailed shots of all the looks, an amazing contest and much more. SO grab your beverage of choice and a cozy spot on the couch and keep reading.

How excited are you for the 46th Annual Juno Awards happening in Ottawa on April 2, 2017? I know I am! Some of my favourite Canadian artists have been nominated this year; Drake, the Weeknd, and Justin Bieber… yes, don’t judge me. What I love about the Junos, is how accessible it is to everyone, literally you can buy your tickets to the Junos online and join the party! I am told to get there early and secure a spot on the red carpet to watch over 200 artists walking in!

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Holiday Outfit Ideas: H&M silver glittery dress

Ding Dong, Party time!
I bet you’ve got loads of events to go to, and odds are you’re looking for some holiday outfit inspiration. I got together with my friend Catalina from MDRN Creative Group, who kindly snapped some pics of me in front of her gorgeous new marble backdrop.

I want to thank Pearls 4 Girls Canada, who gifted me the lovely black pearl earrings you see in the photos. I paired them with my fur pompoms from Stunning, which I love!

Pearls 4 Girls Canada is a charity based here in Ottawa that raises funds for girls’ leadership programs in southern Africa through the sale of freshwater pearl jewellery. They are entirely non-profit, which means that a minimum of 50% of the purchase price of each piece of jewellery directly supports programs that help girls who are affected by HIV/AIDS, poverty, and gender inequity to build their confidence, learn how to make healthy decisions, and ultimately become leaders in their families and communities. Pearls 4 Girls is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year – since 2006, they have raised over ¾ of a million dollars and empowered thousands of girls to create a brighter future for themselves. I love my earrings and have not taken them off since I got them!

I was getting a little silly, and pretending to do a mannequin challenge during our photo shoot, so I apologize in advance! Enjoy the pics 🙂

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Outfit details

MDRN Creative Group

MDRN Creative Group

MDRN Creative Group

MDRN Creative Group

MDRN Creative Group

MDRN Creative Group

MDRN Creative Group

MDRN Creative Group

MDRN Creative Group

MDRN Creative Group

MDRN Creative Group

MDRN Creative Group

MDRN Creative Group

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If you’re looking for more holiday outfit ideas, you may like this Green Velour Wrap Skirt or Sequin Cape Blazer!

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The Reveal: Newly expanded CF Rideau Centre boasts new shopping for Ottawa

Last week, I was invited to have a sneak peak at the new CF Rideau Centre reveal, during the media preview party. The new expansion is amazing and does wonders for Rideau street. It looks clean, modern and rejuvenated. I also find that this expansion is doing wonders for mens fashion, maybe the most menswear available in one section of the mall!

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So what new shops opened at Rideau Centre you ask?

  • Simons
  • H&M (yes, they have a plus-size section!)
  • Anthropologie
  • Disney Store
  • Zara
  • Massimo Dutti
  • Strellson
  • Rudsak
  • Sketchers
  • Roots
  • Vans
  • Frank + Oak
  • Steven Madden
  • L’intervalle
  • NYX
  • Bridgehead
  • Emilio Guido
  • Lululemon
  • Indochino
  • Adore
  • Squish
  • Trade Secrets
  • lole
  • Bento Sushi
  • Alex + Ani

With all these new stores added to CF Rideau Centre, it has once again become THE MALL, that bares it all! Personally, I am excited to add more L’intervalle footwear to my collection, and hope to get reacquainted with Anthropologie and Simons.

Again, I was busy with filming live video on Facebook that night, so I didn’t get many pictures in. Here are some pics that I managed to scrounge up of the evening.

Hope you get a chance to see the new mall soon!

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Thanks to Alan Wainwright for this pic of Katie (@YowCityStyle) and I!
Thanks to Alan Wainwright for this pic of Katie (@YowCityStyle) and I!
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My new favourite shoe store “L’Intervalle”, a brand designed in Montreal and made in Europe. Amazing designs and affordable price point.
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I just had to buy these babies!

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Thank you to my gal Julie from @TrySmallThings for this lovely photo.
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#OttawaStyle Update: New shops and designer stores in Ottawa

It’s no surprise that the Ottawa Fashion scene is experiencing a renaissance like no other. Almost every mall is under construction with major renovations ahead. There is no need to cross the border; the US or Quebec’s for that matter. Ottawa shopping has changed, and so should your routine!

I pulled together a handful of new shops that have opened up, and some that will soon!

New stores in Ottawa to visit

  • Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW) in Trainyards. The one-destination for all your shoe shopping needs.
  • Fifth Avenue OFF FIFTH at Tanger Outlets. A mini department store offering a mix of contemporary and high end brands… but at a fraction of the price!
  • Hudson’s Bay next to the Rideau centre has done a massive overhaul. They have recently opened Ottawa’s first Topshop and Topman. This #LONDSTYLE inspired brand provides a nice variety of trendy pieces at a mid price range.

Coming soon

  • Simons will be opening their second store in the area, inside Rideau Centre sometime this summer (August 2016)
  • Ted Baker London in the Rideau Centre

New in Ottawa Plus-size fashion

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