New House, New City, New Store: How I Rediscovered Walmart
My family and I are in the middle of a huge life change, having just moved from Toronto to Dundas. I do miss the density of the city (and my friends in my old ‘hood), but I don’t miss the crazy downtown traffic. A traffic-free three minute drive to school? Point for Dundas!
Needless to say, everything is new; we’re first-time homeowners, Viggo started at a new school, my husband, Mike, now has a pretty significant commute to work each day, and I shopped for clothes at Walmart. That’s right. Up to now, Walmart has been my go-to for everything, but apparel. Kids pyjamas, toys, our microwave and even some of the groceries currently in our fridge–you name it–all from Walmart. But I had never considered it a clothing destination until I had the opportunity to outfit myself in some fall items from their exclsuive clothing line, George. The fall collection emphasizes the saturated jewel tones that are characteristic of the season, and there are a ton of dramatic, dark florals that are perfect for updating my existing fall wardrobe for 2017.
Choosing among the selection of fall florals from George at my local Walmart.
When I went to choose my look, I immediately fell in love with the swingy silhouette of the George Women’s Trapeze Dress ($17.97) and I liked the small, all-over floral pattern as well. I paired it with a George Waterfall Sweater Vest ($19.97) and my own suede boots and felt hat, for a retro-inspired look that I know I’ll get a lot of mileage out of (together and separately) as the temperature drops. The best part is that the total for both pieces came in under $50! I love affordable fashion finds -especially as a new homeowner.
On top of that, I got lots of compliments on my outfit. As we headed out the door to shoot, my husband looked at me and asked in semi-disbelief, “That’s from Walmart?” And later that night my family came over to celebrate mine, my sister’s and Mike’s birthdays, and my sister said, “I love your dress! Where did you get it?” Music to my ears! If you know me, there is nothing I love more than telling someone about the good deals to be had on clothes at any given time, so I was excited to tell her that the dress was from Walmart for the amazing price of only $17.97!
Another perk of living in Dundas? These fall-styled shots were taken in a field just up the street from our new house.
My George fall floral outfit: George dress and sweater vest c/o Walmart
This post is sponsored by Walmart Canada as part of the Walmart Ready in George program. In exchange for this post, I have received perks in the form of products and/or compensation. All opinions on this blog are my own.