Couture or Consignment - Ep: 1

I am starting a new series (I love series, keeps me organized and gives you something to look forward to!) where I feature a local boutique. This is to show you what is available in our beautiful city of Calgary and the great places to shop for beautiful and unique pieces to complete your dream closet.

These 3 outfits were styled at Salvedge Boutique, a consignment store here in Calgary. Can you tell that they are consignment? Of course not! The truth is, unless you are a celebrity on the red carpet at the Grammy's, no one ever asks you the age old question “Who are you wearing?” No-one really cares (or maybe they do!) You are more likely to be asked where you got it.

I love finding fabulous deals and I'm not concerned about the brand name as long as I absolutely love it, it is of good quality, it fits, looks good and makes me feel fabulous. 

Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like
— Will Smith

We are not trying to impress people, when you look and feel great, you do it for you! If you have unlimited funds, that is amazing; the world is your playground. If you don't have the funds, you don't have to go into debt to look good. If you are on a budget, you don’t have to look like you are. 

Part of living your authentic self, is choosing your style no matter if it is couture or not. Picking clothes that fit, is the first step to looking and feeling like a million dollars! Your confidence radiates and is contagious to people around you. 

I put together 3 outfits with the help of Krista, the owner of Salvedge, who was absolutely amazing. I told her the looks I was trying to create and she pulled numerous options for me, while I looked around for inspiring pieces to create these looks. I was like a kid in a candy store and was there a few more hours than originally planned! Check out the looks below, all consignment and some never worn, for a fraction of what they would originally cost.

There are 2 locations in Calgary. Be sure to check them out here. Krista is usually at the Victoria Park location, tell her Kemi sent you :)!

Outfit 1: The White Dress. Perfect for Sunday brunch, Mother's day is fast approaching!

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ASOS Dress / Zara Print Jacket / Michael Kors Bag /Charles David Shoes /

All Jewelry by local Calgary designers: ULOV, Bracelets 4 Humanity

Ponytail hair extension by Hair 2 Have

Outfit 2: The linen vest. Perfect for a business casual workplace. 

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Club Monaco Vest / Papillon Top / Prada / Pretty Loafers / Prada Saffiano Bag /

All Jewelry by local Calgary designers ULOV & Alora Boutique

Outfit 3: Faux suede vest, layering at its finest! Perfect for date night or evening out with the girls!

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BCBG Vest / C’est Moi Liquid Leggings / Ted Baker Clutch / Zara Heels /

All Jewelry by local Calgary designers Apryl Dawn, Tish Jewelry & Bracelets 4 Humanity

As always, wear confidence on your sleeves!

You can find Salvedge at:

Website: www.salvedgefashion.com

Facebook: SalvEdge Fashion

Instagram: SalvEdge Fashion

Ponytail hair extension by Hair 2 Have

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