It got really cold this weekend! But I was sort of happy to be able to wear the new Reitmans Poncho I just bought! It’s so cozy and warm, and the colours are perfect! I mixed up my look with some vintage finds: my Dooney and Bourke caramel cross-body satchel and my Justin boots in caramel to match. My hair was still wet from my shower, so a warm wool floppy hat (Lovely Bird), can do just the right trick!
Slow clap… Canada is getting DSW. Correction, Ottawa is getting a Designer Shoe Warehouse! And, I can’t believe it. The store is set to open in the Spring of 2016at the Train Yards mall.
Town Shoes Limited opened the first 2 Canadian DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse locations in 2014. DSW is the destination for
shoe shoppers looking for fabulous brands at a great value every single day. With thousands of shoes for women and men, DSW is
all about the thrill of finding the perfect shoe at the perfect price. A huge assortment of handbags and accessories adds to the
breathtaking assortment DSW is known for.
I discovered DSW on my first trip to New York City almost 6 years ago. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I bought 3 pairs of boots (one of which I am still wearing til this day) and my Michael Kors pumps seen in this picture. A lot of damage has been made!
I am looking forward to monitoring the progress of the opening and will be sure to report any news to you!
Shepherd’s Fashion in Ottawa was hosting their Fall Fashion Week, and I attended their event on Friday, October 2. WOW! A combination of food, decor, fashion and gorgeous women looking their best. I love that about interior designers, they pay attention to detail in all facets of their life, not just interior design. They always look amazing and have great clothes! BONUS!
So naturally, I gravitated to this lovely giant tier tray adorned with champagne flutes. Yup, I love champagne. I also love that this store has a catwalk built into it!! How smart is that?! Gorgeous models strutted their fall looks down the curvy lane, while women shopped until they dropped!
The particularly fascinating component of this event was meeting the interior designers who decorated the newly expanded VIP dressing rooms at the Train yards location. What a wonderful concept! I wish I could have caught some better shots of the rooms, but i don’t have the right lens, and I am an amateur photographer! You will have to go see it for yourselves!
And last, but not least, I met Lynn Spence, noted Canadian Stylist on Cityline from Toronto. If you grew up in Toronto, like me, Fashion experts like Lynn and Jeanne Beker are part of your family, they are your teachers, your mentors. Everything we know about Canadian Fashion is because of these women.
I hope you enjoy the pictures. Head over to Shepherd’s, you’ll be glad you did!
Happy Octobrrr first! Man it’s cold outside today.
I have to admit that I am still getting used to dressing for the cold. I heard a guy on the radio the other day who said it best “It’s fall in the morning, summer at lunch and winter at night”. I couldn’t have said it better myself!
On a side note, I beat my record and ran 5KM at lunch today! (Yay me!)
So to kick off the first day of October, I am delighted to start sharing my Fall fashion trends for 2015 with you! I am looking forward to sharing more too, so please stick around and tell your friends.
First stop, this black Eloquii capelet. So gorgeous. I feel like a superhero business lady who is ready to take on the meeting and nail it! Boy am I glad I bought it as soon as they sent the email blast, because it sold out instantaneously. I love the thick, breathable and stretchy fabric. It’s so well made, I am definitely ordering from Eloquii again. And although I had to pay shipping, it’s still nice to know that Canadians can get some high end and fashionable curvy clothes online. On a side note, I found this similar Trixxi Plus Size Cape Sheath Dress, which is the bomb also, and on sale!
My look today was very Parisian, oui merci! Stripe shirt, black loafers, cigaret pants and blazer. I threw on my leopard scarf for a bit of extra warmth this morning too. My funky Quay sunnies from Simons, some bright red lipstick (Laura Mercier) from Nordstrom, and my Marsala Danier bag complete this look, if I do say so myself.