I'm not gonna lie. When Le Château asked me to go on a shopping trip at their Le Château Outlet store, I wasn't sure what I'd find. As anyone who reads my blog knows, I am no label snob. But I wondered, if it weren't for my blogger job, would I normally ever shop at a Le Château Outlet? With so many of our stores falling to US retailers, I'm all about supporting Canadian brands. And Le Château's Made in Canada collection has made me a fan, so why not try the outlet? Challenge accepted.
Armed with a gift card and a mission to spend it, I head to my local Le Château Outlet. Just like Le Château stores, I find the hunt is always worth the effort. I bypass the prom dress section and head straight for the shoes, honing in on a gorgeous pair of Made in Italy leather sandals for $99.99 and genuine Spanish-made gold espadrilles for $49.99. I always get distracted by the shoes. My basic tees are in rough shape so I'm stoked to find perfectly drapey grey, black and white Made in Canada tees, all super soft and beautifully constructed. Yes to all 3, please. I add a fun knit polka-dot dress, a two-tone jumpsuit and some gorgeous checked pants (all made in Canada) to my fitting room stash. I'm super impressed by the quality and fit, and end up walking out with the tees, the jumpsuit and the checked pants (which I loooove). While I definitely had to do a little hunting, it was totally worth it for these Made in Canada pieces. Um, and maybe 1 pair of Made in Italy shoes. Sorry not sorry :)
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Made in Italy heels for $89.99 plus some sweet summer sandals for $19.99
Love this shimmery silver clutch.
That perfect drapey tee every woman needs, only made in Canada.
A Made in Canada dotted dress.
Mwah. Love this.
A statement silver choker makes the cut
Checked pants: check.
Gorgeous girl Teegan Williams via Instagram
Originally posted in The CLOSET
When it comes to fashion, there's no season more exciting than fall. While the cooler weather and return to routine can be tough little pills to swallow, the promise of a new wardrobe makes it all totally bearable. Scoff. A new wardrobe you say? Um girl, I can't afford a whole new wardrobe you say? Keep reading. Updating your wardrobe for the new season is a lot less spendy than you might imagine. If you're armed with the basics (and if you've been reading this blog for awhile, you've got those covered), all you need to do is add a few key new-season updates into the mix.
This fall, I've fallen hard for 5 pretty updates that I plan on wearing starting, um, now...
Originally posted in The Fashion Scoop
When the sun is shining, the last thing on most of our minds is work. Summer is a tough time to stay motivated - whether it's tackling a big project or simply getting dressed every day. After all, with our Facebook feeds loaded with pics of cottages, camping trips and epic road trips (#blessed), it's tempting to just toss on our flip flops and call it a day.
Since most of us need to work so we can play, I thought I'd try to help with a little sartorial motivation. These pretty summer pieces will make getting dressed for work just a little more enticing. And you know my philosophy on this - if getting motivated involves shopping, I'm always game :)