Growing up in Calgary you learn that there is so much apportionment here. Living blocks away from 17th Avenue and being 15 minutes from the downtown core, you can find little boutiques through out the city. Not only is there great little stores, coffee shops, and restaurants in this city, its the people. I love having pieces in my closet that no one else has. We all have those staple pieces from our favorite stores, like Aritiza and H&M, but to have pieces of clothing that make a statement that no one else would have. Those are the finds I live for. I have been extremely lucky to have people in my life who have a passion for fashion as much as I do. As you may has seen on my Instagram, a very close friend of mine Annabelle Spoletini from Designs by Starling recently opened up her very own gallery and boutique in Cochrane; Starling Gallery and Boutique. I found beautiful small statement pieces from the jewellery she carries, and fell in love with the art pieces which decorate her little store.
My aunt Dana Patraschuk from Lalalucy's Closet is another great boutique here in Calgary. She runs this little boutique right out of her home. All of her products can be found on her Facebook page. She has done something very different with it, rather than going into a store she has made your shopping experience simple, easy, and hassle free. How she did this is, she has all of her products listed by photos and pries through Facebook. If you find something you like she asks you comment on the photo and shoot her off a private massage to set up a time to come try it on. If you don't like it once you get there, there is no pressure in make the purchase. Like any other boutique once a product is sold out she doesn't tend to bring them back. With such a huge variety of clothing I promise you, you will find something you'll love. Dana has built a strong relationship with all her clientele and they keep coming back because of her and the product she carries.
The plaid faux fur jacket I am wearing is from Lalalucy's Closet, leather leggings from Aritzia, top is also from Aritzia, booties from Steve Madden, and those fury ear muffs are from Overland Sheepskin and Fur.