This year I went down to the hill with my best friends, Laura and Lisa, to see one of our favourite bands, Metric, perform. We've seen them over a dozen times but they just get more and more amazing with every show. We pushed through the crowd and made it as close as possible to the stage. When they eventually got on they only performed two songs (while we were there, anyway) but they did not disappoint. We left soon after and decided to go to one of my favourite restaurants, Lone Star, for some of their famous fajitas and margaritas. All it all it was a pretty low-key day.
People in Ottawa usually go all out with their outfits on Canada Day. Seeing women dressed in dresses made solely out of flags and men wear flags as capes is pretty much the norm, and downtown is pretty much a sea of red and white. Unfortunately I don't really own a ton of colour and I may have accidentally slipped a bit of blue into the outfit without realizing I warped my colour palette into an American one. Whoops! Wearing a white top with red lips, shoes and nail polish counts as being patriotic on Canada Day, right? If not, I apologize. Also, please excuse my less than glamorous Toms, they're one of the only red pieces I own.
TOP/ New Look VEST/ American Apparel (DIY from jacket)
PURSE/ Marc by Marc Jacobs (via consignment) PANTS/ JCPenney
worlds most awkward selfie w/ my best friends | Parliament Hill | delicious margaritas
* All pictures were taken by Laura Kidd.