Boyfriend Tees & Killer Bees

Our day of art, fashion and bees that wouldn't leave us alone

That day was a funny one. Tara and I decided to hit up the National Art Gallery of Canada for a day of art and relaxation. I was in desperate need of a mental health day and a few good laughs with my friend, so I booked some time off of work and headed into the city.

Our day of art, fashion and bees that wouldn't leave us alone

Tara – who actually lives near me in the burbs, was kind enough to pick me up. As we barreled down the highway, a bee flew into the car and got tangled in her hair. NO JOKE. It was a miracle we didn’t crash the car through all the arm flailing and screaming that ensued. After the bee made its not-so-graceful exit through her sun roof, we both just stared at each other in shock. WOW. In hindsight, it was pretty damn funny. In fact, I’m laughing so hard right now, I can barely type.

We made it to the gallery in one piece, and wandered through it – enjoying the exhibits and resident collections. After a couple of hours, we worked up an appetite and decided to have a late lunch on the gallery’s pretty terrace.

Our day of art, fashion and bees that wouldn't leave us alone Our day of art, fashion and bees that wouldn't leave us alone Our day of art, fashion and bees that wouldn't leave us alone

With beautiful views of the Parliament buildings, Major’s Hill Park and the Ottawa River, we sat in the sunshine sipping sparkling wine. It was like food for the soul.

It was really hot that day and I knew we’d be walking around a lot, so I wanted to be comfortable. A few months ago while popping into the mall to buy a book, I snagged the perfect mom jeans. Classic “Dom”. Shops for book, ends up with 80th pair of jeans.

Our day of art, fashion and bees that wouldn't leave us alone

The soft and cozy boyfriend tee I’m sporting? I’ve been living in over the summer. A total score from Sears Canada, I’ve been wearing it on repeat. I have a few of these boyfriend tees in different colours, baby blue, coral, and black, and they are in constant rotation in my wardrobe. Topping off the comfy look, I slipped on my Stan Smiths and stacked on some ALEX AND ANI bracelets for a little shine.

Our day of art, fashion and bees that wouldn't leave us alone

Our day of art, fashion and bees that wouldn't leave us alone

As we sat on the terrace finishing lunch, a wasp flew into Tara’s hair. Seriously. Wailing, arm-flailing and screaming “GET IT OFF!!! GET IT OFF!!!” cut through the relaxed air of the terrace. Between laughing hysterically and pawing at Tara’s head to free the wasp, I noticed lunch patrons staring at us – some bemused, and some not so bemused.

The hair-loving wasp finally moved on and poor Tara looked like she needed a second sparkling wine. Poor girl. Serves her right for having the best head of hair I’ve ever seen. LOL! Just kidding, babe.

Despite the double-whammy insect attack, the day was fabulous. I got home feeling rested and relaxed, and made a mental note to dress down a little more. It was freeing to wear something casual chic – to focus on the gorgeous summer day and laughs with my friend. Food for the soul, indeed.

*This post is sponsored by Sears Canada. All opinions are my own.

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11 Comments

  1. August 18, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    You look so chic. Jeans and white tee has to be the best outfit of all time. Looks like you had a great time at the gallery 🙂

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    • Dominique
      Author
      August 18, 2017 / 1:30 pm

      Thanks, Tanvi! It’s such an easy outfit that always looks great.

  2. August 18, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    I love the casual boyfriend tee look. And I’m happy your friend survived driving with a killer bee in her hair. It’s nice to know what goes on behind the scenes, lol.

    • Dominique
      Author
      August 18, 2017 / 1:31 pm

      RIGHT??? LOL! I’m actually working on an “Outtakes” post! You’ll see more ridiculousness soon. LOL!

  3. August 18, 2017 / 1:18 pm

    Love your casual look and so glad you didn’t crash during the bee attack.

    • Dominique
      Author
      August 18, 2017 / 1:25 pm

      Us too! LOL!

  4. August 18, 2017 / 2:21 pm

    OMG I would die if I was on that car with that bee lol. Love your outfit,is chic and casual.

    • Dominique
      Author
      August 22, 2017 / 10:55 pm

      OMg. We almost did die!! LOL! What a ridiculous thing to happen! Thanks so much, babe!

    • Dominique
      Author
      August 22, 2017 / 10:55 pm

      Thanks, Yana! The art gallery here in my city is stunning. I love it there.

  5. August 21, 2017 / 8:24 am

    Girl you look amazing! I love boyfriend jeans SO much and these look amazing on you!

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