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First look at fall

I can’t believe it’s already nearing the end of September… and this is my first outfit post for fall. Eep! SA truly appreciates your support and love and we promise to do a better job of keeping updated on a regular basis.

I actually wore this outfit to work today which is on the casual side, but with the little bug that I caught a couple days ago, I couldn’t be bothered with “work” clothes and was more lax in my choices. I’ve had a few questions about where I get my textured tights so I shall divulge. I don’t actually like to shell out the big bucks for tights because I’m not very good to them and they don’t usually last very long. When I have friends or family who make a trip to Korea, I’ll usually ask them to pick some up for me as they are cheap and good quality. When this is not an option, I check out Joe Fresh and Ardene. They usually have some great varieties and colours for about $5-$8 if not cheaper.

Jacket: Club Monaco; dress: from Purr Clothing; scarf: Banana Republic; tights: Ardene; boots: F21; bracelets, watch, and ring: David Yurman, Links of London, Philip Stein, Tiffany; sunnies: foldable Ray Ban Wayfarers

How are you wearing tights this fall? Send me an e-mail with your pictures: angela@styleatelier.ca.

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“Happy” Outfit and Rundle Ruins

I didn’t expect to find another historical gem in the city so soon after mentioning the first library in Calgary in the last post. Well as luck, fate, or just plain coincidence would have it, I stumbled across what is known as the Rundle Ruins along 12th Avenue SE at 6th Street SE. A quick Google search (what would we do without Google!) and a click onto the Beltline Heritage Group website and I know now that it is the site of Calgary’s first major hospital and the second General Hospital built in 1894 and demolished in 1973. Any Calgary history buffs out there? Although I find history pretty fascinating, I’m no expert and would love to find more historical sites like this in the city.

Image via Beltline Heritage Group.

I’ve been in a bit of a funk the last couple of days so to cheer myself up I pulled together a look composed of items that normally make me happy: boots, vests, silk tops, and nauticality. A cool photo location and a “happy” outfit is not a bad antidote for a funky mood! We can often fall into the trap of pairing the same tops and bottoms, recycling the same outfits over and over again. Pulling out your favorite items to create an outfit is actually a simple exercise in putting together new combinations of tops and bottoms. I probably wouldn’t have thought to wear the Hervé Léger-style skirt so casually with an open vest and boots, but I think it works and am happy with the end result and new look.

Silk tank: Club Monaco; vest: Banana Republic; skirt: Tristan; boots: F21

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