At the Abbey: Styling a tee and striped jeans with a bomber jacket and baker boy cap

Don’t you agree that all of us should – at least occasionally – play tourist in our own “neighbourhood”??

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a tee and striped jeans with a bomber jacket and baker boy cap

With both the Pacific Ocean and the Rocky Mountains right at our doorstep, Vancouver routinely makes the list as one of the most beautiful cities in the world…and Robin and I feel very fortunate to actually live in a place that’s considered a prime vacation destination for people from around the globe.

Westminster Abbey, Mission, British Columbia, Canada

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a tee and striped jeans with a bomber jacket and baker boy cap

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a tee and striped jeans with a bomber jacket and baker boy cap

Somehow, though, it’s easy to take for granted the beauty and history that most of us, no matter where we live, can find a mere stone’s throw from home.  So my hubby and I have made it our summer project this year to remedy that…and we’re taking the Solstice out every weekend for a Sunday (or Saturday!) drive to rediscover our city and its surroundings.

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - white tee, olive bomber jacket, baker boy cap, sunglasses

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - stacked rings and bracelets

This afternoon our roadtrip led us to the Westminster Abbey in Mission…albeit after it was officially closed to visitors for the evening.  Oops!!  But the Benedictine Monks that reside there didn’t seem to mind as we quietly strolled the beautiful grounds and snapped some photos for the blog; I guess my outfit must have passed their dress code!! 😌

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - styling a tee and striped jeans with a bomber jacket and baker boy cap

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  1. June 12, 2017 / 5:23 pm

    Those pants are da bomb! (Pun somewhat intended). I need striped pants in my life. I love your idea of going out and exploring your area more. I want to milk this summer for all it's worth and one of my summer resolutions is to get out and do more in my neighborhood. I have never been to the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and I haven't strolled the boardwalk at Rye Playland in ages and I know my husband would love the Edward Hopper House museum. We need to be doing all of that. Heck, I'll even willingly spend a post-work hour or two in the city for an event that's worth hanging around for. The sudden appearance of summer weather on the east coast has put me in an energertic and optimistic mood

    • June 12, 2017 / 7:24 pm

      Summer is always waaay to short, isn't it, dear Rachel?? Let's get out there and enjoy all that our neighbourhoods have to offer…every weekend (or even, as you said, an evening after work!) can be a mini "stay-cation"!! And those jeans are right at the top of my favourites list…so much so that I don't want to wear them too often for fear of wearing them out!! ;D

  2. June 14, 2017 / 3:07 pm

    My husband and I have been trying to play tourist in the little towns around Houston for the past few months, and it's been very interesting 🙂 from antique carousels (it still runs) to rose emporiums and stumbling upon a Japanese Cultural Festival 🙂 it's indeed a lovely idea xoxo

    • June 15, 2017 / 7:09 pm

      I hope you went for a ride on that antique carousel, dear Sheela!! And rose emporiums and a Japanese Cultural Festival?? Sounds like my hubby and I have some catching up to do!! 😉

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