|Tweed skirt, old JCrew, Hermes scarf.|
It will most certainly be cold. Do you know that song 'Montreal' by Raine Maida? The chorus goes something like "the cold winds of Montreal... the cold winds of Montreal", which bears repeating because this is the thing I remember best about Montreal in the middle of winter: damn but the winds are cold.
I'll be bringing out my best cold weather armour, the things I wear if it's -20 and I need to take Scout for a long walk. Those things are layers, of course, and more specifically layers of tweed and wool and fur.
My mother-in-law, who I loved dearly and miss very much, left me her dark brown mink coat. I stared at it for a couple of years trying to figure out what to do with it and finally I decided to have it reworked so I could wear it during our coldest months. I had it made into a reversible coat, with the fur on the inside and a dark brown water and windproof taffeta fabric on the outside. Though it is reversible I never, ever wear it with the fur on the outside, it's not as warm for one, but it's also too much of a fur look. I prefer the taffeta exterior with the fur trim, and of course the warmth.
Train travel can be a bit challenging for me with the hauling of luggage up and down the stairs. I'll be bringing my Dubarry of Ireland brown duffle bag, which isn't particularly large by any means. My colour story will need to be fairly streamlined.
|These tweed skirt suits are the base of the story, one in green and one in red.|
|Dark brown boots will be worn with every outfit.|
|Third tweed skirt.|
Old JCrew, 2005.
I'm so looking forward to spending this time with my girlfriends and all of our girls- who grew up together and are now amazing and fun young adult women.
I'll be sure to take lots of pictures and hopefully return with some good restaurant recommendations.
Have you been to Montreal?