12.02.2011

Baby, It's Cold Outside


{Wearing: Aritzia Peacoat, Barefoot Contessa Toque}

I guess now that it's finally December I should embrace the cold weather and stop traipsing around in blazers as my outerwear and freezing my buns off (okay, we all know that isn't going to happen). 

Last week I spent a few hours at Barefoot Contessa on Main street and put together a list of my favourite gift ideas for the mom's, sister's, best friend's and event hostess' in our lives. I loved my picks so much that I purchased a pretty amazing bundle of gifts for my loved ones (hear that people in my life? you're going to love your gifts!). I wasn't going to buy anything for myself, which is a ridiculously difficult task when you are in a boutique like Barefoot Contessa, but I couldn't resist this darling button toque. It's just so warm and girly. Their entire collection of toques was just lovely. If you're looking for some gift ideas head over to Barefoot Contessa and see what I picked out! And even if your sole purpose for shopping is gifts, I approve buying a toque for yourself... just sayin'.

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all have an amazing weekend (I will be at work). What do you all have planned? Any fun Christmas activies?

21 comments:

  1. have a great weekend Melissa even if it's at work! Barefoot Contessa is always a fun place to shop, for yourself or for gifts. I like that their prices are totally affordable and the super girly things they have there.

    I'm checking out the vancouver christmas market, then dinner party at my house, and brunch at houseguest on sunday.

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  2. Such a cute toque! And it has been cold here the last couple days, but don't you agree it's been gorgeous out?!
    Have a great weekend!
    Style in the City

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  3. You look so beautiful in these shots! Love you smiling-so pretty ;)
    The toque is so cute, love the button detail.
    Had a fantastic night out with you last night, you are just the best date!
    We will definitely need to start wearing more season appropriate clothing like this toque now that it is actually December and getting sooo cold!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  4. Beautiful pictures. And I love your beanie. Looks warm & stylish.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  5. Beautiful pictures. And I love your beanie. Looks warm & stylish.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  6. Happy Friday to you too. You look so pretty all bundled up. Nice hat.

    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

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  7. Adorable toque!!!!
    Bella xo
    http://www.chicinvancity.com/

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  8. Adorable toque!!!!
    Bella xo
    http://www.chicinvancity.com/

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  9. Agree! Super adorbs and def approved for purchase!!

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  10. Your hat is just darling!
    I love your blog. I'm a new follower!

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  11. What a great pea coat and adorable hat! You look so happy and radiant:) XO

    real budget, real busy, real body fashion:
    4scarlet.com

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  12. Oh Melissa, I'm going to have to politely ask for you to stop being so insanely pretty and stylish. You're putting the rest of us to shame! ;) I seriously love this hat on you and I'm still in awe of your gorgeous dark hair.

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  13. Super cute! I approve of this purchase;-)

    Heading to Victoria in the morning for the weekend. Surprising my Grandma for her 80th Birthday Party! Sorry you have to work:(

    Jen xo

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  14. Hey I really love your blog!! Nice job! Hope we could follow each other... Follow you now! Hope you´ll visit me!

    Have a nice weekend!!
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  15. Hey I really love your blog!! Nice job! Hope we could follow each other... Follow you now! Hope you´ll visit me!

    Have a nice weekend!!
    http://voguewired.blogspot.com

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  16. Sounds like you had a wonderful time gift shopping!! It is very difficult not buying something for yourself during these times. You look lovely, can't wait to get some bennies.

    -V

    PS: Beautiful scarf giveaway on my blog, please pass by to enter!
    http://stylishlyme.com

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  17. you look so cozy i love it!! ps i've always wanted to visit barefoot contessa (love her!) i will definitely HAVE TO put it on my to do list asap :)

    thank u for your sweet comment! following

    visit again soon


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  18. Love the hat...so cute! It is REALLY hard not to buy for yourself when Christmas shopping...I always end up caving :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  19. Aw haha so cute. Loving that toque on you, it's such a great little piece! I know I had to majorly restrain myself when I was in there, it was almost lucky I only had a few minutes to figure out my picks otherwise I would have gotten stuck buying for myself. Hope you had a great weekend love!

    Alex xo

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  20. So cute Melissa!!! I love winter beanies, and I am LOVING your dark hair so much! :)

    www.socalsophisticate.blogspot.com

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