the highs & lows of Banff

Friday, May 16

I won't bore you with temperature details anymore, I'm *obvi* talking about my new high-low dress!
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earrings: Old Navy, snood: ASOS, dress: ASOS, purse: vintage, tights: Old Navy, boots: Frye

Here's my second outfit from Canada (oh you missed the first one? Here ya go.)

I was lucky enough to win $50 to ASOS in a giveaway from Katherine at of corgis & cocktails. I've heard and seen SO many good things from ASOS and was very excited to pick out my own! Still waiting for a return/exchange to work out on my second pick, but this one is just perfect. 

I have completely ignored the high-low trend because something about the low back made my already short legs look even shorter. This dress is from the "Petite" line so it fits great, is super comfy, and I love the heathery gray color. 
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I also got this oatmeal-y colored snood, and was worried I wouldn't be able to wear it until next year in Nashville. Easy solution- travel across the continent, where weather still permits your last colder-temperature styling wishes. I'm actually very glad I packed it because I wore it alllll week. 
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How gorgeous are those Canadian Rockies? Once we got into Banff, they were everywhere, and a guide told us they still had up to 22 feet of snow on them!
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I wore this on our second day in Banff, where we spent the morning on a hilltop (via a gondola! True story!), and the evening at The Evergreen restaurant enjoying authentic Canadian dining (if you must know, I had duck. Also sampled "elk medallions", "artic char", and "curried lamb.") Ok, technically I wasn't wearing my dress on the gondola (same tights though!)

I also wore it to church on Sunday and for the trip home, which was the best traveling decision I could have ever made. Especially after wearing jeans straight out of the dryer on the trip to Edmonton. How does the saying go, "our sight only clears after our eyes are washed away with tears?"
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How cute is the downtown Banff area? You really can't beat the mountain back-drop.

Any big plans this weekend? As I've already told several people today, and I am excited to chill SO HARD. This week ended up much busier than I intended, kicking off with my late arrival back in Nashville Monday (morning). Then I accidentally had plans every night this week. I haven't even unpacked yet so honestly it's very fitting to still be blogging about what I was wearing.

Have a great weekend everyone! Talk to you soon!!

oh-one last thing: the wonderful Emily at Bon Marche Couture interviewed me for her blog today! She described me as "bubbling over with enthusiasm and a sense of fun without being one of those people who makes you feel like a loser because her life is so effortlessly perfect." I honestly can't think of any compliment that would make me feel like a better blogger. Thank you Emily! Check it out, here.

17 comments :

Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) said...

Banff looks beeeaaautiful with all those mountains in the backdrop! How exciting that you are there, good for you! And I really really like your new high low dress and your scarf, you look so chic and cozy :)

aimerose said...

You look gorgeous xx

AIMEROSE

nicole s. said...

that dress is perfection! i actually have the opposite problem with hi-low dresses. because my legs are so long, the front part is usually too short or the back part hits at a weird part of my leg. i like a really subtle one, and i love the one you found! some of my favorite shopping jokes are about having to buy a dress to go with shoes, or find an event to wear a dress, so i cackled at your joke about going to canada just to wear the dress.

side note about ASOS--the whole returning/exchanging situation is so much harder because they're abroad! i wish they had locations here so i had some sense of how things would fit/could exchange them faster. i do love everything they sell though!

xo nicole
writeslikeagirlblog.com

Alysia Ave said...

I love that dress! Actually, the whole outfit! You rock the simple glam look!

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Ash - The Nashvillian said...

Those mountains are amazing!!!!

-Ash
www.thenashvillianblog.com

Alexa said...

I love this dress!! its so pretty and simple :) you look fabulous Priya

Alexa <3
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Jacqueline Stewart said...

I like this outfit too and am so jealous of your gorgeous backdrop! Gosh that mountain is awesome! Cute boots too :D

Kenya Hunter said...

This is gorgeous Priya! I love the dress and I love how you styled it with the leggings and boots! Perfect back drop! Thanks for stopping by and checking me out! Following you now!

xo, Kenya

www.kenyalfashionblog.com

Joyce said...

Ahhh the downtown Banff area is sooo cute and I LOVE this neutral outfit. That snood looks so cozy :)

Priya said...

yup, I am certainly glad I was able to try out my new dress this season! I already know I'll be wearing it ALOT next year. I'm sure you also have the problem where pants are all too short for you, while they're always too long for me :)

also yup, still waiting to hear back from ASOS about my exchanged dress...*sigh*

Kristian said...

Love the outfit; very chic yet good for the outdoors. Also- very much enjoyed the interview!

Lauren @ Exploring My Style said...

I am IN LOVE with your dress and with your whole outfit as a whole!! You look so cozy and so insanely adorable with your dress, boots, and super cozy-looking scarf. Can I just borrow your whole outfit??

Priya said...

thank you Kenya!

Priya said...

thank you thank you Lauren and yes I would let you borrow it :)

Jessica @ Here&Now said...

I always say I'm a beaches kind of gal, but then I see gorgeous mountains such as these and immediately flip-flop! You look so refreshed in these pictures! Love the hi-low hem on you!

xx
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Priya said...

thanks Kristian, I enjoyed reading yours as well!

Priya said...

thanks Jessica! I feel like I don't see mountains near as often as the beach anymore, so it was very refreshing.