Can you believe it’s September already?! If you live in Canada or the USA I hope you’re having a great Labour Day long weekend. I can’t get over how fast this year has flown by. I spent the Labour Day weekend in Ottawa this time as I wanted to have a low key and restful weekend. I did however venture out to Almonte for a relaxing Summer afternoon.
Almonte is located about 30 mins west of Ottawa and is a picturesque little town full of neighbourhood stores and antique shops. Most of the shopping and activity can be found on Mill Street which is home to many antique shops and restaurants. There’s even a walkway that goes down by the Mississippi River. It’s a great spot to sit out on a restaurant patio and enjoy the view.
Almonte has gained quite a reputation for it’s small town charm and has been the backdrop for many Hallmark channel movies. In fact there’s even a Christmas movie that’s scheduled to be shot on Mill Street next week.
I absolutely loved this little town. The streets were so pretty and it was nice to take a walk down by the water. I stopped in at the Barley Mow for a cocktail and some appetizers on the patio, with the river as my background. I’d also recommend making a quick trip to the local ice cream stall where you can enjoy a delicious delight. If you haven’t made the trip to Almonte yet I highly recommend it.
I wanted to wear something comfortable for my relaxing Saturday afternoon outing so I opted for a geometric print skirt paired with a tank top and jean jacket. Geo prints are so popular right now and are part of the retro trend that’s all the rage for Fall and back to school. I picked up this midi length skirt at Forever 21. It’s a great Summer to Fall transition piece that can be dressed up or down. I wore the skirt with a basic black tank. To finish off the look I added my favourite jean jacket from Dynamite.
You can easily take this look from Summer to Fall by throwing on some opaque tights and booties and swapping out the tank top for a black turtle neck or long sleeved blouse.
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