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A Tourist In Her Own City

Well, the days are finally warming up and I am taking advantage. Once that sun starts to shine and mercury rises, I rise from the darkness of the basement (where the big screen and Netflix are) and head out into the sun.

Over the weekend, I grabbed my budding photographer sister Alice, and we hit the downtown core for a nice long walk.

“A day without sunshine is like, you know…night.” Good one, Steve Martin.
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Sunnies: Coconut Lane (use code styledomination20 to receive 20% off any purchase at Coconut Lane) | Silk blouse: Banana Republic (similar) | Skinnies: Topshop | Sneaks: Converse | Bangles: Kate Spade | Watch: Daniel Wellington (use code STYLEDOMI to get 15% any purchase at www.danielwellington.com) | Earrings: Le Chateau (similar)

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Trench: Forever 21 (similar on sale) | Crossbody Purse: Forever 21 (here and similar)

A Tourist In Her Own City | www.styledomination.com
A Tourist In Her Own City | www.styledomination.com

A Tourist In Her Own City | www.styledomination.com

Ottawa is a funny little city. We are so starved for warmth that it’s not uncommon to see joggers out in shorts and tank tops when the thermometer reads a balmy 5C.  That’s 41F for my American friends. This past Sunday, Ottawa was warmish and sunny, so patios were packed with sun worshippers sipping margaritas in the 10C temperature.  Hey – we’ll take whatever we can get.

I finally got the chance to bust out my gorgeous blush pink trench coat and matching little cross body purse – both great finds from Forever 21. I’ve completely jumped onto the blush pink bandwagon and my closet is now a nice mix of Pantone’s colours of year – rose quartz and serenity (a pretty pale blue). I felt I looked the part of “chic tourist in her own hometown” as we walked around Parliament, strolled along the Rideau Canal and popped in and out of boutiques along Sussex.

I can’t wait to get back into the sunshine again, and looks like Mother Nature is finally cooperating and offering up a beautiful weekend ahead.

What are some of your favourite tourist looks? Are you a “comfy seeing the sights” sort of person, or “chic fashionista at any cost” while exploring a city? Let me know in the comments!

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Dominique Baker
Dominique Baker

Dominique is a Canadian-based fashion and beauty influencer with a strong voice in Ottawa’s black community. Since launching her blog Style Domination in 2015, she has amassed a global fanbase. Dominique shares her life through beautiful imagery and compelling story-telling that speaks to her fans on a personal level. She’s been featured in The Guardian, Flare, The Kit and Cityline. She also hosts events for Dress for Success, the Gem Conference, and has been named a United Way Person 2 Know for the past three years.

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  1. May 8, 2016 / 8:57 am

    Yes girl the outfit is on point. Xx
    I’m starting a new segment as part of my blog called ‘Hair What I Got To Say’ which features short interviews from guest bloggers and up and coming creatives highlighting how they maintain their hair and inside beauty tips. I have a short list of questions I can send you to complete and once you filled it out I can upload it as a feature. Let me know your thoughts

    • May 8, 2016 / 4:38 pm

      Hey love! Thanks for your kind words! Yeah – I’m definitely interested! Visit my contact page and email me the questions when you are ready. Thanks for including me!

  2. allie
    May 18, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    love the shine coming of the sun glasses!

  3. May 18, 2016 / 1:52 pm

    Love the all white outfit! And a perfect mix with the concrete background.

    • May 18, 2016 / 2:49 pm

      Thank you so much! I didn’t think it would pop like that. So glad it worked out. Thanks for reading! xoxo

  4. May 18, 2016 / 2:16 pm

    Super cute springy outfit and the coat is very versatile.

  5. May 18, 2016 / 2:58 pm

    Love the outfit, you are inspired me to do the same… one of these days, I will dress up, looking all glamorous to see my own city too.

    • May 18, 2016 / 7:53 pm

      Awww! I hope so! I felt great doing it. It’s nice to do that every now and then and I’m so thrilled I inspired you! ?

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