Hello Darlings, The sun may be shining and the weather is perfect, yet parka and boot weather is coming in the not too distant future! As most girls know, now is the time to create seasonal “to-buy” lists since September offers the best shopping for fall fashions! We may still need SPF 100 and can be wearing our teeniest summer dress, but the chase is on in pursuit of that perfect fall wardrobe!
In early September, stores receive new arrivals of fall and winter goodies. So to stake your claim for the best new seasonal pieces - follow these steps to build a perfect fall wardrobe (while staying on budget):
1. Go through your current cold weather wardrobe and make a closet overhaul. Clothes that you likely won't ever wear again should be sold or donated to make room for new additions. Also try items on to be sure that they still fit as you want them to.
2. Consult my Fall Trend Report to read about and see photos of the hottest trends from international runways for Fall/ Winter 2012-2013 season.
3. Think about what you like and want. Trends are meant to inspire, but not necessarily dictate what you absolutely should wear. So only add to your to-buy list of items that you will actually wear and love!
4. Commit to writing out a to-buy list of what you hope to find, which of course considers your budget. This way you can decide how much you are willing to spend on each item.
5. Finally, don't expect to buy everything in one trip, nor should you spend more than three hours of one shopping excursion. Remember the best shopping is fun shopping! So when tired, save the rest of your list-hunting for another day when rested and in good spirits.
My own fall shopping started last week. Since I grew up in Etobicoke, Sherway Gardens has been my own go-to shopping mall for many years. Among my favorite stores at the shopping centre are:
1. Juicy Couture
2. French Connection
CONTEST: To help assure that you're fall ready, Sherway Gardens is hosting “Fall Into Style" contest! From August 20th to September 16th, you have a chance to win 1 of 20 Cadillac Fairview shop! cards along with the grand prize of a $1,000 shopping spree at Sherway Garden.To enter, visit Sherway Gardens Facebook page by clicking HERE!