Fall in love

When Fair November comes to Guelph, I plan a daytrip and I am never disappointed; it’s one of the shopping adventures I look forward to every autumn! Fauxy lady in my faux fur coat; cool without cruel!

Fair November

Fall fashion is fun! This orange jacquard jacket brightens up dreary, rainy days. I paired it with chocolate brown for an autumnal look.

orange jacket and brown faux suede skirt

My friend Jo found this jacket at Talize (a thrift shop). At $7.99 it was an easy decision. I can always donate it back later if I made a mistake. I received so many compliments including from some of the vendors.

orange jacket

These lovely ladies stopped me and asked where I got it. They were at a Christian conference in the area.

Christian ladies

Bella Grey is a unique collection of handcrafted jewellery using natural beach stones!

K.O.O.L. is the innovative and eco friendly creation of Sarah who upcycles animal feed sacks into useful totes and handbags of all sizes. She also uses fabric samples in her designs. (Not biodegradable or recycled by the municipalities — empty horse, bird, dog and cat feed bags.)

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Jannis, owner of Olio Eco, blends reclaimed materials in her fabulous creations: her line of sustainable, eco and organic clothing is ethical and fashionable!

DSC04807photo 1-7Teresa is a happy shopper who walked by and I had to stop her to admire her necklace. These vintage inspired necklaces and jewellery add sparkles to an outfit and can turn blah into brilliant! Kristin of K. Ross Creation uses antique buttons to make her amazing designs that have a vintage look.


This layered, asymmetrical skirt is faux suede and twirls so nicely when I’m dancing.

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Before heading home, it’s time for a bite to eat. I’m so glad they have vegan options with delicious choices!

I love how festive everything is decorated for Christmas!

Merry Christmas

One month till Christmas. Have you started your Christmas shopping and decorating?


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21 Responses to Fall in love

  1. Hi, Carmen
    You look stunningly beautiful, and really show how it’s done to wear orange! It’s so brilliantly bright on you, it makes me want to find something to wear in orange… Combining it with brown suede is so striking. 🙂
    Angie, http://www.yourtrueselfblog.com

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much Angie! I’m glad that I can inspire you to wear orange, there are so many lovely shades of it. I have three of these faux suede skirts in different colours: brown, black and a beige one that I’ll be wearing (thanks to you!) to go to FAIR NOVEMBER which is on this weekend. 🙂


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  2. Bob says:

    Again, I am amazed at your artistic creativity in pairing clothes and the settings for the photos for a marvelous effect ….. no wonder that you have so many followers for your blog…..the modern day fan club.

    I too like Talize , other thrift stores and bargain sales….not every sale is a bargain.

    As you know, I am a wannabe Vegan…..I eat Vegan when eating alone or given the choice….typically, I enjoy a vegan day until supper.

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    • carmen says:

      Awww you’re so kind and generous with your compliments! Fashion is fun and I love promoting local artisans, cruelty-free clothing and a healthy vegan lifestyle! 🙂



  3. Olga says:

    Beautiful autumnal colours Carmen! The fur coat and the jacket are two things I would not mind to have in my wardrobe too, really striking pieces! You looks elegant and stylish as always!

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  4. sarah says:

    I love your vibrant outfit!


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  5. Isn’t Talize the best? Which one do you usually shop? Kitchener?

    The jacket was a score.

    We are heading downtown today to the One-of-a-Kind show. I’m hoping to have as much fun as you did : )


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  6. Ralph says:

    I just love the cat feed bag and your mirror photo Carmen 😀 ❤

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  7. utesmile says:

    That jacket is fabulous, so is the skirt! What super shops they have, I would just love it going round with you looking an all this amazing ideas!
    I am always waiting for December before I start with any decoration. In Germany my parents only put the tree up on 24th in the morning to be ready for Heilig Abend!
    It is my son’s birthday first this weekend then we think of Christmas!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Ute! You’d love it, we do share so many things and now another one–my oldest son’s birthday is this week too!! I grew up with German traditions, and we opened our gifts on Christmas Eve. My friends thought we were so lucky. One year my brother and I wanted to have a Canadian Christmas so my mom said we could. However, when it came to Christmas Eve, we changed our minds and had a German Christmas! LOL

      Viele, liebe Grüße!!

      ❤ carmen

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      • utesmile says:

        That is amazing. it is nice the German tradition and I still do Nikoluas Tag on 6th for my boys too, even though they are adults.. we love some of the German chocolates and Lebkuchen I get here from Lidl. Yay! Alles Liebe! ♥


  8. Maccabros says:

    Pretty my dear – top style and its beginning to look a lot like christmas… 🙂

    liebe Grüße


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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Maccabros! Oh yes, it’s looking like that here in Canada too! Christmas lights on the houses, shops looking lovely and the joy of the season plays on the radio! PLUS we had our first snowfall !!

      Wishing you JOY!!

      ❤ carmen


  9. That orange and brown outfit is FAbbo!!
    Love the last pic, of you in the mirror!
    I’m almost done with my shopping!
    Love, Melinda

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