Monday, February 27, 2012

diamond on a landmine

T-shirt- Billy Talent concert; Tights- Forever 21; Heels, Cardigan & Necklace-Swapped

I usually dress in girly clothing with feminine silhouettes but sometimes I get the craving for a rock and roll ensemble that's a  little rough around the edges (now that being said my definition of rock & roll is most likely different than most- I still like to incorporate a pair of heels and some cute jewellery into the mix!) My weekend getaway to Montreal provided me with the perfect excuse to participate in Inspiration Monday, copying the grunge-chic style of Drew Barrymore.


 

{Billy Talent is one of my favourite Canadian bands and I've had the privilege of seeing them perform live- what an unforgettable concert!}

After bidding adieu et bon voyage to my sister on Friday (I miss her already!), my man and I drove 2 hours to Canada's most European influenced cities, Montreal, Quebec.  We stayed at a funky hotel, danced the night away with some old and new friends, indulged in bottle service (and suffered the consequences the following day) , watched a lot of hotel room tv and ate the best guacamole I've ever experienced at a cute little resto called Tequila Taco.  Sometimes a couple of nights away is all it takes to unwind from the stresses of everyday life.









Whether you have the luxury of going away for the weekend or you treat yourself to a staycation, make sure to find time for some rest & relaxation because life is hectic!

31 comments:

  1. your outfit rocks! i adore it. glad you had a good weekend.

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  2. I love this on you! Totally my aesthetic (and Billy Talent is all kinds of awesome - was just listening to one of their older albums this afternoon).

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  3. Please tell me that horse was in the lobby and not next to the bed in your hotel room. Waking up next to that thing would freak me out! :(

    I live for good guacamole. Looks delish.

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  4. that does sound like an awesome weekend. and the guacamole looks sooo good. now I want some!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  5. Emily, you look so tiny in your leggings, I am working my but off but feel like I am getting bigger...lol. That guac. looks so good that I am going to have to get some tomorrow. I would go now but it is 11:20 pm. ok maybe that is my problem, I love to eat. Anyway, your trip looks awesome, I love that you danced the night away with your man. Love how you added heels to leggings, so 1985...love it. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

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  6. I almost forgot...I am not sure what is going on with google but it looks like everyone's comment section looks different. dawn

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  7. Cute graphic tees. I definitely don't wear mine enough. I love that yours is from a local band.

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  8. You look gorgeous! Love your rocking and rolling look. That hotel room looks so elegant and fantastic.

    I'm really close to my sister too, so I understand. Big hug!

    xo,
    Tracy

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  9. Wow you look great and the deco in the hotel is fabulous!

    Love from the NaNa girls x

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  10. i love your inspiration look! what a fab tee. and how cool is that bar? i'm drooling over those chips and guac!!! i love a vacation though now that i have three there won't be many of those in my future...at least for a year i would think :(

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  11. oh how I wish I also had the opportunity but I'm glad you did because the photos are so cool! this place looks really modern and fascinating.
    btw, this rocker chick style suits you really well, it's a nice change for the weekend! ;)

    Maiken/
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  12. Cute outfit! Also, that sounds like a fun mini-break.

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  13. What a fun mini-vaction it sounds like you had!! And these photos are fabulous! I, personally, LOVE this look on you, Emily! I like that you made it your own and feminized your rocknroll look with heels and a funky necklace! And you definitely have the figure to pull off those leggings - great, fun look!!!

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  14. You pull off the grunge thing so well! I don't think I could. Sounds like you had a nice time in Montreal - I agree, getting away for a couple days is essential, I was so relaxed after visiting Ottawa.

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  15. You look great. Sound like you had a good time

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  16. I love your t-shirt! And your other pictures are fun - looks like a nice little trip!

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  17. I love you in this rocker, edgy style. I think it looks great on you. Love the T-shirt -- rocker T-shirts underneath blazers is one of my favorite things to do.

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  18. That hotel is fab! I love your rocker tee! :D
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  19. Love your interpretation - such a cute look!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  20. I love this! You look super hot. Hope you had an awesome time!

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  21. The combo is so cute. Also I assume these photos are all from the hotel, LOVE the color on your walls. The bright pink is kind of awesome :)

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  22. LOVE that tee~ and good gosh that guacamole looks super delish! Sounds like you both had a lovely and relaxing time together!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  23. You look awesome! I love the edgy outfit.
    Good to hear you had fun in Montreal! I've got a friend living there and I loveee visiting.

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  24. Your tee shirt is so awesome, this outfit is great :)

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  25. i love this look on you! and your weekend sounds so amazing! bottle service and guacamole! lucky!!

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  26. I love your rocker chic look! And what a fabulous time you must have had in Montreal--of course I'm jealous of that one!

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  27. I love your rocker rough around the edges outfit! The tee is great!

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  28. You are so right about getting away. Sometimes it even takes just one night to recharge and renew. Now you've got me wishing for a girls' night away...hmmm.
    Sounds like your little getaway was fab! Speaking of fab, you look way too cool in that getup girl! I'm loving your version of rock n' roll for sure--add heels to anything and i'm cool with it...even my football jersey!
    And may I just say you are rocking those tights! And that my dear is a rare thing to see from most people:))

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  29. wow, I am so smitten by this "funky Hotel" the wall art is amazing. Look like you had a great weekend! Nice outfit too...very edgy ..something that I don't often see on you too. But cute at the same time

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  30. This looks like an incredibly cool place! And OMG those chips!!

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  31. You definitely look like a rock star! Super cute :)

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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One of my daily joys is reading the lovely comments you leave. It may take a day or two (or three, depending on how hectic life gets!) but I will stop by your slice of the blogosphere soon! xo Emily