Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thanksgiving




boots - c/o Converse, faux leather jacket - Winners, sweater - Jacob, jeans - F21, beanie - LOST, jewelry + scarf- H & M

I'm loving my new black Chuck Taylor Leather All Star Light Multi-strap booties from Converse. They're perfect for fall - comfortable and practical but still stylish and slick. I've been pairing them with leggings or skinny jeans and I have to say I enjoy wearing flats much more than I do heels! My feet actually thank me for tossing my 3" stiletto's to the back of my closet every now and then. Is there anyone out there who's the opposite and loves wearing heels instead of flats?? Let me know!

So this past weekend was Canadian Thanksgiving and on Saturday we took a road trip out to my Aunt and Uncle's beautiful cabin at the lake for a relaxing afternoon and a yummy holiday dinner where I stuffed myself silly. (Sans turkey for me because I'm a Vegetarian, which means I had more room left for dessert!) Here are some photos from that day:

















My parents have a buffalo farm about 50 minutes outside of the city so we stopped there on our way out. You can never get too close unless you want them to charge and trample, flattening you into a human pancake. My Dad actually had to run to and hide in a little shed once because the buffalo started chasing him! He stayed in there until he got a hold of his friend via his cellphone who had to come rescue him! Tee hee.
Beautiful beasts, aren't they? Remember how I said I was a Vegetarian? Yeah, so I've never eaten buffalo in my life, I just want to make that clear. These poor lads don't know their fate and it makes me sad : (. It's so bizarre to me that I come from a family of hunters and farmers! I would totally kidnap them and raise them in my backyard to protect them from my family if I could! I would sing them lullabies at night through my window.


The Lake. Too cold to swim in now but still beautiful to look at.

 My favorite clock.

The dessert I talked about earlier ; )

I hope you're all having a good week and I hope my fellow Canucks had a great Thanksgiving long weekend! Oh, and I have two, yes TWO giveaways going on right now if you're interested in winning free stuff:

Click here to enter to win over $100.00 worth of London Look Cosmetics beauty tools

and

Click here to enter to win one of two signed Krystle Dos Santos albums!






30 comments:

Bri said...

Those desserts look fabulous! You crack me up with your funny writing and yes loving the chuck taylor's! Sometimes its nice to wear flats!

my republic of fashion said...

Such gorgeous pictures! Buffalos are magnificient animals. I just LOVE your converse booties. Where can I get me a pair?? :)SarahD

JennaStevie said...

Gorgeous photos, sounds like an absolutely wonderful time! Everything is so beautiful this time of year.
I love your outfit, the stripes and polka dots together are so cute. And those boots are fabulous, I can see why you're not wearing heels. I wish I could wear heels more often but campus makes it rough.
xJennaD
ps. We have that clock too!

Nic Nic said...

love your boots and your hat!

im drooling over the cakes. Have a great thanksgiving!

Courtney Erin said...

I love this whole outfit on you - you look so casual chic! And amen to wearing flats...I enjoy a good heel (well, wedges more) as much as the next gal but I also spend the majority of my time in flats because I walk everywhere and am usually on campus for 9 hours a day and heels just don't work for that.

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Kristy said...

Love the colors in these photos. Very Autumn-y!:) And you made wearing beanie+leather jacket+converse "boxing" boots look SUPER CHIC and ELEGANT. Happy belated Thanksgiving, Marie! :D


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Pop Champagne said...

such pretty pictures! look at the scenery! and you look super cozy, hope you had lots of fantastic turkey!

Lolita Lemon said...

what lipstick are you wearing? i really like the colour!

Marie a la Mode said...

Lolita Lemon: Thank you! It's from MAC and it's called RED. Pretty easy to remember ; )

vanessa (the gal) said...

love the lipstick too! i'm going to run to MAC today!
ps: i totally know what you mean about your family all being hunters and you're a veg. me too and my boyfriend hunts deer every year. what are ya going to do....

xo-vanessa

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Nikosmommy said...

Looks like you had a great thanksgiving sans turkey! And your parents have bison (buffalo!- amazing!!!

Adventures in Fashion said...

You look amazing in these photos, Marie! I love your look, and those boots are super rad... xx

the nyanzi report said...

lovely outfit and pictures. love the first one on the steps. beautiful!

Closet Fashionista said...

oOooh I want to go live there :P And awww the poor Buffalo, I've never had one and I don't plan on it...but I do eat other meat. I hate that I eat cows and chickens and stuff...but if I didn't I would hardly eat any food because I'm so picky :(
Loving your outfit, those converse are so cool!
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J. said...

Love the stripes paired with the polka dots and pink lips! You look effortlessly chic and beautiful!!!
Love the shoes-love that flat is in! Sometimes I just cannot handle high heels.
Great pics of the lake-looks so beautiful there.
Great post!!!
:) J.

Sue said...

Shoes are super cool!

leahhg said...

Awe you look so cute in your thanksgiving outfit. I love your shoes and REALLY want them!

Mrs. Julius said...

Sounds like u had a lovely weekend Marie! love polka dot scarfs and cool shoes!

btw, didn't know you're a vegetarian? cool! :)

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

youre just too pretty! sounds like a fab weekend!

<3 steffy

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Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i love my chucks - and THOSE booties WILL be mine - going to find them NOW on-line!!!!

n what a beautiful land my love - n always looking perfect to a T .. off to join give-away!

sorry ive been MIA latley!

Lolita Lemon said...

thanks marie! im going to have to go get me some!!

t said...

Cute outfit!

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katie said...

love your outfit!! so perfect for the fall!

Tracy D said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving..LOVE those Chuck Taylors!!

Heather said...

whoa!! Those buffalo are scary big!!

renee jennifer said...

yumM! those treats look delicious. your photographs are amazing too :)

StyleFrost said...

Great casual look, perfect for autumn, those desserts look so yummy! x

Alexandra said...

so pretty! love your hair!!

xoxox
Alexandra
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Sandy Joe said...

Lovely photographs as always! I went out to the country too but am not as timely with processing photographs. Buffalo shots are insane!

x The Pretty Secrets

aliciafashionista said...

+1 for vegetarians who opt out of turkey for thanksgiving! If only you lived closer, my dad makes the best veggie stuffing!!! Love your stripes and polka dot combo and those converses are super cool.

 
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