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A Walk In the Woods

The key to surviving the cold is to bundle up and enjoy it. Thankfully, instead of frostbitten days, we are enjoying an unseasonably warm winter. Hibernating actually seems less like a reasonable option this year.

My sweet friend Emilie contacted me to go scope out the trails in Beechwood in search of some photo inspiration and I am so happy we did.

We were thrilled to find a snowy trail with countless dogs frolicking around with their owners. The trail was dotted with beautiful pine trees  dusted with snow, along with sumacs with their elegant limbs topped off with red seed pods. Now, I won’t pretend to like winter, but I can’t help but marvel at how beautiful it is, especially after a snowfall. Top that off with an adorable photobomber named “Winston”, this chilly January day was great.

For our shoot, I thought I’d wear my well-loved houndstooth coat. I planned on selling it at the blogger closet sale that I’m organizing with my friend Amanda, but couldn’t bear to part with it after trying it on. Paired with my bright pink lips, it looks fresh and new again.

Here are some looks that the talented Emilie captured:

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Photos courtesy of @paremilie

How do you spend your cold winter days? What gives you fashion inspiration? 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. February 3, 2016 / 8:27 am

    You are stunning and I love what you are wearing! ♡
    It never ever gets cold where I live, we don’t even have an ‘official winter’ so I have no scope of wearing such beautiful jackets 🙁

    • February 3, 2016 / 10:58 am

      Thank you! The bottom part is like a flared skirt. You should see it when I turn around quickly! Yep – definitely keeping it!

  2. February 3, 2016 / 9:46 am

    Uhh, Ottawa has THIS much snow?! It’s a high of 15C here today! 😛
    What makeup / outfit is doggy sporting? 😉

    • February 3, 2016 / 10:57 am

      Sigh. It’s about 8C here right now. We actually normally have 10 times this much snow! Lol! Doggy is wearing the latest trend in doggy fur. He’s working on his “fur journey”. Lol! xo

  3. February 3, 2016 / 9:52 am

    love this coat! glad you didn’t give it away!

  4. February 3, 2016 / 10:03 am

    Lovely pictures! And it’s good you didn’t give up that coat, it looks good on you! 😉

    • February 3, 2016 / 10:57 am

      Thank you! I’ll be hanging on to it a little while longer!!

  5. February 3, 2016 / 10:29 am

    Love all of the shots! You look so great. Lovely article x

    • February 3, 2016 / 10:57 am

      Thank you so much, babe!! You did such a good job!

  6. February 3, 2016 / 12:37 pm

    No snow for London yet this year! Cant decide yet if its a good or bad thing. Lovely pics! Top

    • February 3, 2016 / 6:13 pm

      Thank you, and consider yourself lucky to be snow-free!! Lol!

  7. February 3, 2016 / 12:40 pm

    Fabrics give me fashion inspiration. Locations too.
    You look so beautiful!


    • February 3, 2016 / 6:12 pm

      Thank you so much! Houndstooth is one of my favourite patterns. So classic!

  8. February 3, 2016 / 1:00 pm

    You look great– It’s so nice to see an actual winter outfit that is warm and looks good. Ever notice how so many winter coats are worn open (with a light sweater underneath) for photographs? This proves you can be practical and fashionable.

    • February 3, 2016 / 6:11 pm

      Omg. I am guilty of this. The weather here where I live is so cold, and the winter so long, that we have no choice to go outside improperly dressed for outfit shots. The light is so great and the scenery so beautiful that it’s hard to resist. This time though, it was so damn cold, I couldn’t bear to lose the coat!!! Lol! Thanks so much for your kind words!

  9. February 3, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    Wow! Such a beautiful coat and it is so flattering on you!

  10. February 3, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    Such a great coat! I love it with your bright pink lips–and those studded gloves!

    • February 3, 2016 / 2:21 pm

      Thank you so much, Anna! Glad I got over my bright lipstick phobia! Lol!

    • February 3, 2016 / 6:08 pm

      Thank you, Jill! The dog was so adorable!!! Hope you are well!

  11. February 3, 2016 / 11:26 pm

    What a gorgeous three-quarter-length coat! Why not keep it? I also adore your gloves and your hot pink lips!!

    Vivienne X

    • February 4, 2016 / 12:18 pm

      Thank you so much! I will definitely keep it. It was sitting in my closet for years and thrilled that I rediscovered how cute it is. Thank you for your kind words! xo

  12. February 4, 2016 / 6:00 am

    I’d never think of wearing such bright lips during the winter but this just works so well especially with the monochrome coat, LOVE IT! Jay x

    • February 4, 2016 / 12:17 pm

      Thanks, Jay! I usually shy away from them completely!! Lol! xoxo

  13. February 4, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    Great styling with a great coat!

  14. February 8, 2016 / 12:44 pm

    Love the Houndstooth paired with the pink lips.

    • February 8, 2016 / 3:01 pm

      Thank you! I love the graphicness of the black and white houndstooth print too! I had that lipstick for about a year before using it. I always found it too crazy….glad I got over it! xo

  15. February 15, 2016 / 11:11 pm

    You know I can’t help but love this post. And that coat is a classic! 🙂

    • February 17, 2016 / 4:51 pm

      Haha! Thank you! The best part? Doggie love from Winston. Totally made my day!

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