Monday, March 6, 2017

Canadian Style: The Great Outdoors

I'm not a very outdoorsy person usually, but on occasion, I enjoy exploring what our amazing country has to offer. After all, there is an incredible amount of natural beauty at our doorstep, particularly when it comes to the Rocky Mountains. We were in Canmore, Alberta last weekend for a wedding, and took a couple of short hours to do a bit of sightseeing in Banff and Canmore while we were there. It was quite cold compared to what we're used to in Vancouver, but the sun was shining, so we didn't mind all too much.

We did a short walk down the main drag in Banff, and then took a short drive to see the beautiful view from Bow Falls. It was so great to take in the crisp, fresh air (I'm usually stuck behind a desk all day at home). You could hear the rushing water from Bow Falls, even though most of it was frozen over. It was a stunning view, with the mountains in the background. Such a quintessential Canadian experience!

I bundled up for our outing in one of my coziest cashmere turtlenecks that I thrifted a few years back, and layered one of my favourite outerwear pieces, a Cabin Fervor Poncho from Modcloth with a faux fur trim neckline. For accessories, nothing could be more fitting than my BEL Jewelry Boutique's Antique Bronze Antler necklace - I've developed a bit of an obsession with antler jewelry during the winter season. I think it looks so perfect with cozy sweaters and makes me think of winter cabin getaways. It's also very fitting with West Coast style in Canada: it's all about the great outdoors. Their jewelry is all handcrafted in Red Deer, Alberta, so I thought it was a perfect place to wear this special piece!

If you're ever in Banff, I also highly recommend grabbing a drink at the Fairmont Banff Springs. We didn't have time for a visit there on this trip, but I've been before, and it has a fantastic view of the Bow Falls below!

Have you visited Banff before?

Poncho - Modcloth (similar, similar) | Sweater - Mount Cashmere (thrifted via Salvation Army) | Necklace - BEL Jewelry Boutique | Jeans - Winners | Boots - Bearpaw (similar)

Happy Styling! xo

~ Britta

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