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!
I can’t believe it’s all over. Weeks, days and hours of prepping and pulling clothes, all for my 4 minutes of fame. And I loved every second of it! I had the opportunity to style for a CTV Morning Live segment on Fall Fashion trends with Addition Elle. You can watch it here.
My overall approach with styling for this fall is to choose clothing items that are versatile, warm and comfortable. Everything in your wardrobe should be appropriate for work or play. And when you’re shopping, make sure you chose lots of great pieces that you can mix and match.
Fall Fashion Trends 2015: Accessories- large coats, floppy felt hat, ankle booties
Colours- burgundy, forest green, grey, black
Textures- wool, quilt, leather, viscose, distressed denim
Styles- edgy, layering
Addition Elle really made my job easy. They have such an impressive selection of clothes that comes in size 12 to 24. Their looks are on trend, affordable and all of the pieces go really well together. I didn’t realize that Addition Elle also carries a ton of accessories and shoes (Bonus!!)! Everything is well thought out and designed for larger women. Shoes have more room, bracelets are larger… it’s the little things that make a huge difference.
Here are my five looks:
A big shout out to the girls at Addition Elle from the Train Yards location. They were super organized and got me set up for all of this. Thanks ladies!
ModCloth recently changed its business model and has dropped the ‘plus-size’ label to be more inclusive, by merging both size ranges into one. This is an innovative move other clothing brands should consider doing.
So for being so wonderful, let’s look at their gorgeous Fall line shall we! I want everything.
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!