Montreal Photo Diary: What I Wore

Bonjour!

Even though it is pretty chilly here in Boston, I knew that Montreal would be much colder!  It was actually snowing pretty hard in Quebec and Vermont during our drive home on Sunday.  I’m so not ready for that here.

I packed pretty light, but I made sure to bring lots of warm clothes.  I actually love crisp fall weather, but I always try to err on the side of chic, even when I’m wearing three layers of sweaters, haha!  Here’s a little breakdown of what I wore this weekend…

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On our first day, we did a lot of Metro riding and garden-seeing.  It wasn’t too cold, so I just wore all black with a bright red scarf for accent and warmth.

Jacket: So I guess Victoria’s Secret doesn’t make coats anymore, which is a real shame, because this jacket is amazing.  Genuine leather, thick and warm, and so stylish.  My mom has been trying to steal it from me for years!  Similar styles: ASOSBB Dakota.

Jeans: Primark makes really comfy, stretchy jeans for beyond cheap!  I love the holes in the knee.  Similar styles: Lovers + FriendsUNIF.

Purse: I love love love this little Topshop baby!  It looks small, but it can hold a lot.  Similar styles: ChloeForever21, Urban Outfitters.

For a night out:

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Processed with VSCOcam with 6 presetFriday night we hit up the bars on Crescent Street, which was pretty close to our hotel.  It was pouring rain, but I still wanted to look stylish, so I loaded up on leather.

Dress: I’ll be honest, I’m usually not into tight-fitting, bodycon dresses.  I am very self-conscious about certain parts of my body, so I usually choose to play up the parts that I like.  I got this Forever21 dress in both red and black because it was a sexy long-sleeved dress (very important for cold nights out) and the ruching in the front masks any food baby I might have going on.  Similar styles: Forever21, Tiger MistBobi.

Boots: I love thigh-high boots.  They are the best kind of multitaskers: they keep you warm while looking incredibly sexy.  Guess makes a version of these every year, and I highly recommend them.  For stilettos, they are pretty comfy, and I get so many compliments on them! Similar styles: Stuart WeitzmanJoieASOS.

For over-eating and then walking 5 miles on a gorgeous Saturday:

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Thanks to recommendations from a local, Elaina and I enjoyed Bagel Etc two days in a row!  They do large portions, have a diverse menu, and offer free wifi and wonderful, kind service.  The owner actually gave us the special window table and Elaina got a free meal for her birthday!  Afterwards, we walked for like, ever haha.

Sweater: This camel-colored Madewell cardigan is both warm and soft.  I hate feeling itchy! Similar styles: MonkiASOS.

Tank Top: Any black camisole will do.  I wear them under sweaters all winter, or as a sexy top tucked into my jeans.  Similar styles: Novella RoyaleMichael Lauren.

Boots: My favorite Michael Kors boots!  Beyond comfy, and so cute.  Similar styles: Marc by Marc JacobsRebecca Minkoff.

Even though I am a summer kind of girl, I really do love the coziness of warm clothes when there’s a brisk chill in the air.  If you have a favorite sweater or coat that you recommend, I’d love to hear about it!  I need new winter clothes ASAP.

XX, Gabrielle

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