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Monday, October 6, 2014

Manic Monday: Montreal - Places we saw

Sunnies: Vince Camuto (option) | Necklace: Express (option) | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (option) | Jacket: ExpressTop: Halogen | Jeans: Delia's (option)  | Booties: Hinge

I'm writing this from Montreal as we speak! Hope you had a great weekend! It's been a whirlwind over here. We left first thing Saturday morning, which is great because we had all day yesterday to sleep in then explore the City! But if you're anything like me, you get just as exhausted on vacation as compared to real life, if not more so! I really can't complain though because it's been pretty amazing. The husband and I usually opt for beach vacations, so to be in such an awesome, historic-filled city like this is a special treat! I'll share everything in my suitcase later in the week, but for today's look, I wanted layers because I knew it was chilly but that we would be walking a ton. These boots actually lasted me all day! We walked around the City for about 6 hours before I finally retired them before dinner. I'd call that success in the shoe book! I'll keep this short, but wanted to share some photos from our trip so far! 

Notre-Dame Basilica of Montreal

Parc Olympique

Parc Olympique: View of the Esplanade Financiere Sun Life from Le Tour

Parc Olympique: View of Montreal from Le Tour

Montreal Botanical Garden: Chinese Garden

Montreal Botanical Garden: Peace Bell

I had a lot of amazing pictures - it was hard to narrow it down for you guys! And the food! Holy crap! I'll have to do a whole other post just on the food alone! It's been a fun few days here - it really is a pleasant change from the beach! And I guess the good thing is, we are walking enough to offset all the freaking calories we are intaking!

Have a great Monday - more to come!


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74 comments :

  1. Montreal is such a beautiful city and your outfit is perfect for a chilly day to walk in this amazing city. Enjoy the rest that Montreal has to offer and I look forward to more Montreal posts. =))

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    1. Glad you enjoyed this! I am seriously really loving it here! The sights, the people, the food - all amazing!

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  2. LOVE this outfit! It's perfection. Montreal is beautiful, especially the Notre-Dame Basilica where Celine Dion got married. It seems that you had a great time! :)
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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    1. Yes, it was the most perfect time! Glad you could appreciate this with me!

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  3. Looks like an amazing time! I have never been to Montreal but it looks beautiful! Loving your look! It's perfect for sightseeing!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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    1. Well, I definitely recommend coming here - its truly amazing with so much character! So glad I was able to piggy back a personal trip onto the husband's work trip!

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  4. Loving the pictures. I so want to go to Montreal now. The top and the boots looks so good. I so love fall outfits!!

    Kreyola Jounerys | Instagram

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    1. You should put it on your list! Such a beautiful city!

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  5. Oh mah gaw!!! These photos are amazing! I've never had Montreal on my list of "places I really want to visit someday" but I am adding it immediately! And your outfit is SO SO perfect. Love it!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

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    1. It's amazing how much it looks and feels like I imagine Europe to look! And seriously- French is everywhere! They had more english stuff in Mexico than here! But everyone is so nice and it really is beautiful! I'm sad we haven't shopped yet- hopefully today after we get work stuff done!

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  6. Gorgeous photos! I've never been to Montreal but it looks amazing! Hope you are having a great trip!

    Jill
    www.dousedinpink.com

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    1. The trip has been absolutely fantastic! What a great quick weekend! The pictures really don't do the city justice! Highly recommend visiting if you ever get the chance!

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  7. Montreal is indeed one majestic city - thanks for sharing pics with us plus you look great while touring! Why don't you share this great look at the TREND SPIN LINKUP which I'm co-hosting with Laura & Erin today till Tuesday next week - hope to see your pretty face there!!!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  8. Those booties look so nice!! Montreal seems like a beautiful place to visit

    Cha Cha The Fashion Genius

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  9. The interiors and the views are amazing! Loving your fun, casual look!
    Red Reticule

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  10. These pics are AMAZING and your booties are seriously awesome but I do have a pair that is somewhat similar. Have fun in Montreal.

    xo
    PinkSole

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    1. Thanks, girl! I don't know why it took me so long to get booties like this! They are great!
      And I am seriously loving Montreal! I wish I spoke French fluently!

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  11. Beautiful pictures! I think I need to add Montreal to my places to visit!

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    1. Yes, you really do! It's amazing! Definitely one of my favorite places I have visited ever, and that says a lot!

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  12. So glad you are enjoying yourself! Everything about this outfit is perfect, I want to snatch it right off you! Enjoy the rest of your trip.

    xo, Jasmin
    www.jasmindaily.com

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    1. Haha! Glad you approve! I felt perfectly appropriate and comfortable in this outfit! Loved all the structured pieces and color!

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  13. Okay it looks so pretty there! I had no idea! Love this jacket, too. I want to add a brown one to my wardrobe, but can't decide between chocolate and camel brown haha!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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    1. I would do camel for sure! Chocolate is hard to style which is why I picked this one to be Oxblood! The red in it gives it versatility! But a camel one would be pretty universal for you!! Can't wait to see what you pick!

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  14. Love your outfit! Those booties look great with the jacket and the blue crossbody is the perfect touch. Beautiful pictures. I hear such great things about Montreal, it's definitely on my list of places to visit. Enjoy your vacation! ~Cynthia

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    1. Yes, I'm glad to hear that! I was so impressed, would definitely go back!

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  15. What beautiful pictures...I can't wait to see/hear more! Fun opportunity for you guys! Love the floral tank with the cognac booties and leather jacket!! <3 Loved it with the leopard slip-ons too!!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. Ha! Yeah, the leopard slip ons were a good idea for me to pack! My feet needed the relief, and they just make me smile anyway!

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  16. Great outfit and great pictures, glad you are enjoying our fair country. Next time zip two hours up the road to ottawa we have some pretty spectacular sites here as well

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    1. I've been to Ottawa once for work, and it really is a beautiful city also! I actually prefer it over Toronto, but mainly because Toronto is so dense - it's gorgeous but I could not live there. Ottawa - for sure, I could live there. And now I can say the same about Montreal! :)

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  17. Looks amazing! I totally understand about the whole vacation being tiring thing. Although my dream vacation is to experience Europe and all it has to offer, we often book beach vacations purely for the relaxing factor. You look very stylish!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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    1. Yes - it's hard to give that up! But then I just think about all the cities like this that I would miss out on! It was worth the exhaustion yesterday!

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  18. all the pictures are amazing!

    Irene
    www.thedailylace.com

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  19. wow. Amazing pictures, Notre Dame, love the pipe organs, love the Olympic area and Botanical buildings. Sounds like a great time. I love the burgundy jacket with the tan booties, fab outfit!
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  20. I love historical vacations. Montreal in general is in my list of places I want to visit and it looks fab. Your sightseeing outfit is really cute too Carylee!! Those boots are cool, and the fact that they lasted you the whole day- AMAZING!!! XOXO, Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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    1. You should totally go! It was amazing!

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  21. Great pictures and great outfit! Montreal seems like a beautiful place to visit:)

    Alena & http://garmentsspeech.blogspot.com

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  22. Your outfit is perfect for sightseeing in Montreal, such great pictures too! I've been to Montreal once but only for a day and wasn't able to see anything so I'd love to go back soon. Thanks for hosting:)
    Marta, xo
    www.sweatersstripesandsweets.com

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    1. We def could have spread everything out to a whole week! Hope you can go back!

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  23. I've always wanted to go to Montreal and your pictures look so great! Notre Dame looks so beautiful! Your outfit is perfect for a day of sightseeing. I can't wait to see more pictures. Have a great trip!

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

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  24. Gorgeous photos! I've been to Montreal when I was younger, would love to go back again since I would appreciate it much more! Your outfit is perfect for a day around the city! Love the boots! Enjoy the rest of your trip!!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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  25. Your outfit is perfect for fall travel - I especially love your jacket and booties! Montreal looks beautiful, and I definitely want to visit sometime soon. =)

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    I hope you are having a great week so far!

    Amber

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    1. Definitely recommend it if you ever get the opportunity! It was a great taste of Europe!

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  26. Looks like an awesome trip and can I just have your bag...and jacket...and boots!

    Brooke
    www.pumpsandpushups.com

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  27. Love these boots and your pics are amazing!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge1.wordpress.com

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    1. Thanks, lady! Addicted to the boots!!

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  28. Such gorgeous photos! The cathedral and botanical garden are especially beautiful. Love how you brought florals into fall with your styling here!

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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    1. I loved the idea of making floral more fall friendly! This had a great feel to it!
      Thanks!

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  29. Isn't Montreal the best?!? My boyfriend & I went last year and we both totally fell in love with it. Thanks for sharing your photos - you went to all the places I didn't! lol
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    Kym
    bitty.and.bunny

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    1. Oh, glad you can appreciate this with me! Yes, it's the best! We have been enjoying every second! And the people are unbelievably nice and friendly and patient with us non-french speaking americans!

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  30. ounds like you are really enjoying yourself! A 6 hour walk through the city? Whew! I'm exhausted for you LOL your shoes definitely proved their worth on that day I'm sure. I hope you planned an extra day or two off upon your return to the states. We often need a vacation from our vacation :)

    www.dressed2dnines.com

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    1. No rest for the weary! I didn't have any time off when we returned, but it was worth it!

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  31. I am so jealous! Your pictures are amazing and your weather looked amazing

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  32. Awesome pictures, doll! The architecture in Montreal is gorgeous!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  33. Could those boots be any cuter?! I absolutely adore them :)

    Fishbowl Fashion

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  34. Wow! Looks like you had an amazing time and what a beautiful place. A must visit for me in the future. I am loving that jacket -- may I ask what size you purchased? I have recently started online shopping again since I have had such bad luck with sizing in the past. I am thinking of ordering that jacket after seeing it on several of your posts. I am definitely loving it! I am petite as well and may order the same size as you. Please share if you would. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Jenny! I am wearing a small. I am usually a size 4, sometimes a 6 on super form fitting pieces. I have a 34 bust and 27/28 inch waist. I have a wide frame, so if you are narrow, you may even be able to do an XS. Such a great piece - you will love it!

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  35. Amazing pictures and trip! The look is perfect!

    ♘ www.sugarpopfashion.com ♘

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  36. Great pictures. I have never been to Montreal but would love to visit. Also, those booties --- FABULOUS!

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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    1. I really loved it! Way surpassed all my expectations!

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