September 5, 2012

Exploring the City

One major difference I've noticed between Calgary and Vancouver is that nobody seems to hang out downtown on the weekends. I'm so used to a downtown that is constantly bustling with people everywhere so the relative quiet here is just so strange to me. The other major difference I've noticed is the weather, which is completely unstable. In one day, it will be freezing in the morning, hailing at lunch time, sunny and hot in the afternoon, then raining at night. Makes it hard to plan outfits!

Top: Talula (Aritzia) / Pants: Gap (here) / Bag: Marc By Marc Jacobs (here)
Flats: Bloch (different colour) / Hair Cuff: H&M (similar)
Earrings: Front & Company / Watch: Michael Kors (here)


Since I haven't quite figured out the transit system yet, I've been walking all over the city exploring what I can. Thought I'd share a few shots of downtown: Olympic Plaza with Calgary Tower in the background and me posing with members of the Famous Five installation.

37 comments:

  1. Love the outift! haha the scenery is gorgeous as well.

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  2. love your outfit, your style is perfect!!
    Beautiful pictures too. Xo

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  3. You look cute! I have that same top but in green :) Looks like you are having fun exploring your new city.

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  4. Oh, the prairies - I didn't know that Calgary was the type of place where no one spent time downtown, but after living in Winnipeg, it doesn't surprise me much. The one nice thing is that you can basically get the whole area to yourself :) Looks like you're making the most of your time so far. And of course I love this outfit. So perfectly classic!
    xox,
    Cee

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    1. I miss downtown Vancouver shopping though! ;)

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  5. amazing photos of the city!! And I love your street walking outfit :)Great details with the accessories too!

    <3Amanda
    feast.fashion.faves

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    1. I seriously need some other suitable (but still fashionable) walking shoes though... my flats have definitely seen better days :(

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  6. Great outfit! I love your hair cuff!

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  7. I agree with the uncertainty of the weather! Hope you're enjoying it in Calgary before the snow!

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    1. Ahhh, I hear the snow is going to come soon... I'm so unprepared!

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  8. i love how you pulled your loose pony together with the gold piece. it looks so elegant and amaze. love it! xO!
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  9. I have not been to Calgary in years but I can bet it is much different than Van. love your hair in these photos!

    xxClassic & Bubbly

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  10. I love your casual look!
    xo,
    http://loadsofashion.blogspot.com/

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  11. I didn't know Calgary weather was so indecisive! I hope you're enjoying your new city and job despite the weather. I'm sure four months will fly right by! Loving your hair cuff too, it really makes a ponytail so much more interesting.

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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  12. This is a great look Alison - the gold hair band and bag are perfect. ;-)

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  13. I remember my 4 days in Calgary consisted of different types of weather as well and they were all extremes! The first day was SNOWING in April. The second day was raining and the third and fourth were so hot I was in sandals and a tank top. Was I prepared? NO! It was ridiculous!

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  14. great photos, and loving your hair!

    amy
    Leopard and Lillies

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  15. I'm used to a bustling downtown as well. But hey, some places are different. Glad to see you are exploring your new city.
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  16. It's beautiful, I hope to one day be able to visit. When you get a chance I'd love if you could check out my blog.

    Xaimarys ♡
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  17. You look so pretty here, and I really want that hair piece! xx

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  18. omgosh lace + scallop = DIE! what a cute find.. i love this outfit on you so parisian chic!!

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  19. Cute top!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  20. haha how strange! Where does everybody go then? I really like your hair tie!

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    1. I have no idea! It is a total mystery to me!

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  21. Haha I like your posing pictures, especially the last one! Calgary looks like a pretty city, I guess as long as the sun shines... Lovely outfit!

    xo Leonie

    http://www.thesignaturebow.com/

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  22. I had no idea that you moved to Calgary!! The city looks beautiful and I can't wait until you start posting about all the cool places to eat at. I would love to travel more of Canada and food is always a good incentive to visit places ;)

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  23. Oh no, did I miss out on our long-planned coffee date?
    You look great!
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  24. Cute outfit! I like that lace top!

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  25. I love your hair cuff. So cute!

    xx Camille @ WILDFLEUR

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  26. Hello!
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    I would really appreciate it if you could check it out and follow if you like it!
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  27. cute top!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  28. Your pictures are amazing. First timer here... loving your posts!

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  29. I love your pose at the end :P Your outfit is very sophisticated but comfortable. I love the pink lace top paired with the black pants really chic! My favorite is your hair accessory! Really elegant and effortless :)

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  30. Oh, wow! you have great style!

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  31. great pics!!! and you look perfect!
    I really like your blog and your style, I´m following you :D
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