February 8, 2012

Parliament Buildings

As I mentioned in this post, I was recently in Victoria for a work function. It's funny... though it's a relatively short ferry ride away, I've actually only visited a few times before. I'm always surprised by how quaint and familiar the city feels, especially given the fact that it's the capital of British Columbia (for some reason I tend to think of capital cities as being super big and constantly bustling).

After grabbing brunch, we wandered around a bit, snapped some photos in front of the iconic Parliament Buildings, and I managed to pick up some of my favourite teas from Murchies. Next time I'm in Victoria for the weekend I'm really hoping to go to high tea at the Empress Hotel - it's been on my to-do list for ages!

 Top: Forever 21 / Sweater: Pink Martini / Jeggings: Paige Premium Denim / Boots: Rachel Comey
Bag: Longchamp / Bangles: MBMJ and Lulu Frost for J. Crew / Sunglasses: Alfred Sung

40 comments:

  1. Love this look, you look great! I think I need to make a trip to Victoria when the weather gets nicer. I love the parliament buildings.

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    1. Oh, my bf has that app! I should play around with it more and see if I like it!

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  2. Nice! Looks really comfy and classy! I am love that bangle with the diamonds on it...

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    Krissie

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  3. I love that blouse! Gorgeous! I have always wanted to go to BC....it's still on my list of places to visit!
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  4. i love this outfit. it's so simple but so chic. that marc by marc jacobs bangle is awesome! follow each other? xx sylvie

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  5. Hehe glad to see you like my hometown! Victoria is at its best in the sunshine. I've never done tea at the Empress, but I hear it's one of the best around and here's a local fact: John Travolta has been known to fly up for it in his personal plane lol

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    1. I didn't know you were from Victoria! It's definitely gorgeous when it's sunny.

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  6. cute outfit! these photos are so pretty!

    lovely blog :)

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  7. Love your J. Crew bangle!

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  8. Nice look! So minimalist yet trendy!

    - Che

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  9. And I want your accessories! I need to shop for jewelry somewhere else than at H&M LOL!

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  10. Really great pictures, i love your blouse :)

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  11. I love your outfit! The top is so beautiful and exquisite!

    XoXo
    Plami

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  12. I love this outfit girl, so stunning! I actually went to UVic, I really miss the city! Glad you had a nice time there :)

    Alexandra xo

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  13. what a chic casual outfit! you look amazing :)
    and as far as the bun goes, you could totally rock it -- you just have to tease it a ton!

    xoxo
    - tiana of l'esthetique

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  14. Beautiful! :)

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  15. how wonderful!

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  16. The Parliament buildings are beautiful!! And I love your look, comfy and casual and so cute!!

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  17. I would love to see the Parliament buildings one day! I really am loving this day time outfit of yours. That sweater looks soo comfy and I like adore the overall neutral palette. Love your bracelets too! that lulu frost for J. Crew one is gorgeous.

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  18. Ohh, what a truly beautiful location - the parliament buildings are amazing! <3 and I am completely besotted by your top; gorgeous!

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  19. you look beautiful!!! great pictures :)

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  20. you look wonderful, great catching of the light :) and i really appreciate your super sweet comment haha, i still don't think I can consider myself a model BUT i appreciate it :)

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  21. What a lovely blouse - so pretty!

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  22. Aw, I love the Empress hotel and this outfit, is so, so pretty. Adore those pants on you & paired with the romantic top + cardy, it's absolute perfection. Happy weekend, sweet lady. xo veronika

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  23. Sounds like a fun day! And yay for teas! :)

    Julia
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  24. What a perfect outfit for strolling the streets. I love that sweater. Looks so comfy. And high tea sounds like such a fun thing to do!

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  25. your top is soooo beautiful!!!!! love this look! :)

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  26. Fabulous, i´ll be back soon.

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  27. Great photos. I love that shirt - I now have a similar sweater but it is long sleeved and from Urban Outfitters. I remember one day we said we would go for high tea. Maybe, maybe...

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    1. We have to! If only it wasn't so expensive and, you know, in Victoria.

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  28. Love how you paired the delicate lace top with a chunky knit, such a good combo!

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  29. i love your chunky knit sweater especially how you paired it with a sweet polka dot top and those army green jeggings!! LOVE it! so chic!

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  30. Love everything about this outfit! and I love these photos, too! :)

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  31. The White Heather in Oak Bay is awesome for having tea, but you definitely need to reserve!

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