September 28, 2017
I love fall. It is the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe and rediscover all the great things about fall: layering cute sweaters, boots, and deep rich colours. I recently re-discovered Marlborough mall! I grew up in the area and used to go to Marlborough when I was in school. My friends and I would spend hours, and hours shopping there after school.
As I got older, I took on more responsibilities and shopping took a back seat. Now that I am a mother of two and established in my business, I have more time and money to spend on myself. I took the opportunity of the seasons changing to add a few fall pieces to my wardrobe.
A Classic Coat
What is fall without a classic coat? I found this lovely blue coat at Fancy Label a modest clothing store in Marlborough. This new addition to the mall is well decorated and has excellent, quality clothing options. At first, I was nervous to go in because I was convinced that the store was just for Muslim women (they sell traditional Muslim garment). Their pieces are long but fitted and perfect for fall.
I picked up this royal blue coat with gold accents that was made in Turkey.
It buttons up all the way, but I opted to leave it open for most of the day to wear as a light coat. I received so many compliments on the coat.
Tips on Buying a Fall Coat
When you are looking for a fall coat I recommend looking for the following
Check out Fancy Label in Marlborough mall for many cute, reasonably priced items.
Boots for fall are a must. My husband is 6'3 and I am constantly looking for shoes that will make me as tall as him. This is a near-impossible feat, as I am 5'7 and a half. When I spotted these crimson boots at MDX Footwear I knew I had to have them. With their lace-up detail and sky-high heel, I figured that I could look cute and give my husband a run for his money.
Don't be fooled: these shoes are extremely comfortable. These shoes have a hidden platform making them easy to walk in. I love the fact that these boots are over the knee and not black. They are fun and funky and I will get lots of wear out of them.
Think about it. These boots can be worn with a cute short skirt and leggings, pants, or with a sweater dress. The possibilities are endless.
Tips for Boot shopping
Look for the following when buying boots
Check out MDX Footwear for lots of great fall boots.
The best part about these finds is that they are both from locally owned businesses. These are people who live and work in Calgary and stand behind their product. Always support local where you can. It makes the city a better place!
Jameela is a proud Calgarian and the owner of Alora Boutique. She is the mother of two lovely little girls and has a passion for sustainable and Canadian made fashion. Through bold colour and fun patterns, Jameela shows you that you can be stylish, and socially conscious at the same time.
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