I am so excited that Ottawa finally has all of the stores I love to shop at in one mall! The CF Rideau Centre expansion is such a great addition to the mall, and so much more convenient. I remember when I used to go to Montreal to shop at stores like Forever 21, H&M, and Simons, but slowly Ottawa has been gaining a lot of great stores and now finally I have everything I need in CF Rideau Centre. The expansion added an additional 230, 000 square feet to the mall and 21 new stores.
Not only were a ton of new great stores added – like Anthropologie, H&M, Simons, Alex and Ani, a new Bridgehead coffee shop, but a lot of the great stores that were already there expanded and moved into the new wing! The Zara is now 2 floors, and I honestly spent a good two hours in there when I went for the first time. I think Ottawa shopping definitely needed a change, and this is the perfect fit. It’s nice to hear people excited about the expansion and wanting to go check it out and shop their #RideauStyle.
Speaking of shopping – I have definitely done my fair share these past couple weeks at the CF Rideau Centre prepping for fall. I am obsessed with the two floor H&M and I managed to score a lot of really great pieces for fall/winter season. The outfit I’m wearing above is head to toe H&M, and It’s the perfect transitional fall outfit. I have wanted a faux leather skirt for a while and I fell in love with this one because of the zipper detailing on the front. I think it adds that extra little something to the outfit as a whole. I decided to pair the skirt with an oversized sweater, black ankle booties, and a black bag. I’m also a big fan of outfits that can be worn for both day and night, and I think this one is perfect for that; you could just add some eyeliner and lipstick and it would be perfect for going out at night.