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Spring style update

Spring. The time of year when our thoughts turn to… fashion. For many in Canada, spring/summer months are short and the season is fleeting. We need to get everything we can out of it.

If you’re like me, this is the time of year I transition my closet from winter to summer clothes. (For more on how to do that, read my post)

If you’re looking longingly at the latest spring fashions, it’s a good time to cull your spring fashion collection to make room for new pieces you want to add.

Here are my top picks for spring/summer:

Shirt dresses

black gingham DVF  Tory Burch shirt dress

Gingham or buffalo check                Dots

oscar buffalo checkcarolina herrera dots

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Where to shop in Edmonton, AB?

I am asked this all the time, and my answer is, it depends on what youladies wear edit’re looking for. Mature women should have some basic understandings about themselves: style personality, body type and lifestyle needs, for example. (To learn how I can help you, click here). Armed with this information, it’s easier to make choices about where to shop.

Here are some ideas for local boutiques:

If you are looking for designer labels, try:

  • Arti’s Designer Fashion, 104 St./83 Ave.
  • Bella Maas, Sherwood Park and St. Albert
  • Bellissima, West Edmonton Mall and 111 St./51 Ave.
  • Blu’s, Southgate Centre
  • Sonia’s Runway, 108 St./23 Ave.
  • Who Cares Wear, 112 St./Jasper Ave.

If you’re looking for unique fashion, edgier looks or hipper street style, try:

  • Bamboo Ballroom, 104 St./83 Ave.
  • C’est Sera, 104 St./83 Ave.
  • Lola’s, 105 St./83 Ave.
  • Shades of Grey, 124 St./Jasper Ave.
  • Thread Hill, 124 St./107 Ave.

There is a nice collection of designer and upscale stores at West Edmonton Mall, including:

  • DKNY
  • kate spade new york
  • Lacoste
  • LOFT
  • Michael Kors
  • Scotch & Soda
  • Simon’s
  • Tommy Bahama

Finally, online shopping brings the world to our doorsteps. Stores and designer lines previously unavailable to us are now but a mouse click away. Check out the following for a great ‘high-low’ mix:

  • Bergdorf Goodman, bergdorfgoodman.com
  • Century 21 (famous discounter in NYC), c21stores.com
  • Chico’s, chicos.com
  • LXR (luxury vintage), lxrco.com
  • Nordstrom, nordstrom.com and Nordstrom Rack, nordstromrack.com
  • Saks Fifth Avenue, saksfifthavenue.com and Saks Off 5th, saksoff5th.com