Monday, November 21, 2011

Warming up to fall with a 'borrowed' dog

These photos were taken by my darling friend Michèle, who happily volunteered during a poker night at a friend's place recently. Since we were staying in, I chose to wear cozy separates - a faux fur-lined puffy down vest, a cashmere-blend bell-sleeved tunic sweater (bought on mega-sale last Boxing Day), liquid leggings and faux-shearling booties. Because my outfit already had a lot of different textures, I stuck to a more neutral colour palette - right down to my new taupe nail polish. The dog in the last two photos had the most gentle temperament; I couldn't resist getting a few shots with her.

So Brad finally revealed my birthday surprise this weekend, which was a getaway to my old university town. We stayed in a cute hotel room with a fireplace, window-shopped along the picturesque main street, and went for a long walk in a conservation area I didn't know existed (I saw my first beaver in nature!). There was a second surprise when a couple we're good friends with drove in from yet another city to join us for a fantastic dinner at a lakeside restaurant followed by drinks. Brad put a lot of thought and effort into the weekend and I was absolutely thrilled. Love you sweetie!
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Top - Jacob
Pants - Thifted (Madonna)
Vest - Consigned (Mexx)
Bag - Danier Leather
Shoes - Sirens (also here)
Necklace - Gifted (also here)
Silver ring - Winners
Black ring - Le Chateau

For this post, I'm linking up with Silverstyle's Trending Through the Decades - Tunic Edition

23 comments:

  1. You are rockin this look! You look like you are ready to sip hot cocoa by the fireside in the ski lodge. Love it! The puppy is adorable too :)

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  2. Love getaway surprises. You look fantastic in your outfit. The vest suits you well.

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  3. Those adorable booties are from Sirens? Wow I need to make a trip there pronto! Sounds like such a nice birthday mini vacay-very thoughful!

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  4. oh, that dog is soooo cute :) love your look, great post!
    ♥ romi
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  5. Those boots are too, too fun! Aww and glad to hear you had a lovely birthday - good food and good friends are a winning formula for good birthdays.

    Have a lovely week!

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  6. what a cute pup!!!
    Glad you had a great weekend! And loving all the different textures going on in your outfit :)
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  7. love your boots! and haha ya the dress I got in the picture is from Dynmite, I think it was last winter that I got it! it's been so long lol. I've seen it in skirt form but I like the dress more :)

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  8. Your pants are absolutely fantastic. I could definitely go for my own pair of these. The shoes are pretty fierce, too.

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  9. Loving the outfit, especially the leggings! And awww what a lovely birthday surprise :D
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  10. Your (borrowed) pooch is adorable. I don't know why, but whenever I see an animal I'm a melted pile o' goo.

    I love your liquid leggings (I've been wanting a similar pair myself) and how you paired them with the puffer jacket. You make this outfit look easy, cozy, and chic.

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  11. What a cozy, fun look for poker night. Those boots are exactly what I've been looking for, love them with the leggings!

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  12. Such a comfy and cute winter look!

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  13. That does look like a really comfortable look while still being chic, it looks great! Cute dog too :) -Rachel (Distinct.Style.Innovation)

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  14. Great outfit. Love the boots. Great husband, great bday. That borrowed dog is just about the cutest thing ever.

    Happy Thanksgiving
    Tracy

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  15. Yay for borrowed dogs, heehe! I absolutely love those boots! Perfect.

    Aya ♥ Strawberry Koi

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  16. What an amazing surprise - it sounds like so much fun and happy birthday :) I love your outfit here but I especially love those AMAZING boots!!!

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  17. kat you look freakin rocker hot! your brad sounds very sweet & romantic. :)

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  18. very stylish (and cozy looking) outfit for walking your borrowed dog! A trip to your old uni stomping grounds is a nice surprise, sounds like you had a great weekend :)

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  19. I would so wear this. I don't do leggings to much in public anymore, but love the look! thanks for linking up to Trending. I saw your post a few days before you linked and thought it's perfect. So thank you!
    I'll be doing a new link up in the next day or so! How do you feel about fur? Faux real?

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  20. Love your blog, I'm your newest follower! I hope you'll follow me back and we can keep in touch, I love finding new blogs! xoxo

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  21. i love your shoes!!! so pretty... we don't usually wear these kind of boots in the Philippines since it's always warm here...


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