Friendship Heights

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Blazer: Sandro // Sweater: Sandro // Scarf: Aritzia (similar here & here) // Watch: Michael Kors // Jeans: Rag & Bone // Boots: Balenciaga // Bag: Balenciaga (similar here & here)

Traveling induces an almost fugue-like state in me, meaning that even after being back in Montreal for a mere week, trips to Toronto, Italy or New York feel as if they were a part of another life. This time, the feeling is a lot less exaggerated, as it has been quite some time – two months, to be exact months – sine I left for Washington, D.C. After a week of sightseeing and visiting with family, a trip to Friendship Heights, one of D.C.’s upscale shopping districts was in order on my last day in America’s capital. While I did much more window shopping than actual purchasing, I had a wonderful day exploring another neighbourhood of D.C. and soaking up some warmer weather. With the weather in mind, I decided to pair two items that haven’t seen in the light of day in Montreal for many months due to our inclement winter weather: my Balenciaga cut-out boots and my favourite Sandro blazer. Two months later, I’m still waiting and growing increasingly impatient to wear both of these items on this side of the border. Here’s to hoping that this arduous winter also becomes a distant memory – sooner rather than later.

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Washington Photo Diary

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I’m well and woefully aware that this photo diary is being published at a nearly unacceptable delay, given that I traveled to Washington, D.C. almost two months ago. I took only a mere fraction of the number photos compared to the amount I took while in Rome, mostly due to the inclement, wintery weather that plagued D.C. every day I was there…until the day I left, naturally. Regardless, it was quite interesting to visit America’s capital and spend some quality time with my extended family. Hopefully next time return though, the weather is in my favour for some more photography and exploring.

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Capitol Hill

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Jacket: Zara (similar here & here) // Shirt: Aritzia // Watch: Michael Kors // Pants: Club Monaco // Boots: Zara (here & similar here) // Bag: American Apparel 

Has it really been a month since I left for Washington, D.C. already? Apparently so, even if it feels like I was only there yesterday. Expecting milder weather south of the border, my favourite Zara burgundy jacket was the heaviest piece of outerwear I packed for my week-long sojourn in America’s capital. Dressing warmly with my limited clothing options while away was definitely challenging, and rather repetitive by my final day, but it also forced me to break some of my own fashion rules like leather-on-leather-on-leather-on-leather (that’s right, four leather-like pieces worn at once). While some bloggers seem to be able to pull off this combination effortlessly, I’ve always had trouble doing it myself. My personal tip to wearing a plethora of leather, real or fake, all at once? Different textures and colours of leather interspersed with knits, silks and woollens.

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