Border patrol: cargo pants with a lace-trimmed camisole and patterned kimono

How cool is this, dear readers…I am literally standing right on the border between Canada and the United States!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - olive cargo pants, pink camisole, white damask-patterned kimono, strappy nude sandals

The “Great White North” shares the globe’s longest undefended border (a total of 5,500 miles!) with our neighbour to the south; but I’d never considered what that really meant until Robin and I, quite by accident when we were enjoying a recent Sunday afternoon drive, ended up here…on a road that follows along the absolute southernmost edge of Canada.

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - olive cargo pants, pink camisole, white damask-patterned kimono, strappy nude sandals

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - pink lace-trimmed camisole, white damask-patterned kimono, orange sunglasses

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - olive cargo pants, strappy nude sandals

It’s obviously a different story at official border crossings – with their Customs buildings and duty-free shops – but where we stopped to take these photos, there wasn’t a fence or wall in sight…just the occasional steel and concrete marker.  At a time when “distrust” seems be the operative word in this world of ours, it was a genuinely nice thing to see!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - pink lace-trimmed camisole, white damask-patterned kimono

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - olive cargo pants, pink camisole, white damask-patterned kimono, strappy nude sandals

And on the outfit front??  The calendar says autumn starts tomorrow…so the days of breezy, warm-weather looks like this are very likely over until next year.  But one last “hurrah” in this casually pretty, pyjama-inspired camisole and kimono combo??  Don’t mind if I do!!

Monika Faulkner outfit inspiration - olive cargo pants, pink camisole, white damask-patterned kimono, strappy nude sandals

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  1. September 21, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    Love this outfit, and I love the "breathing easy" between our two countries. You are right–that is something to celebrate in these days of international tensions.

    As for the arrival of fall, it can't come fast enough down here in the SW desert. The heat has been lingering far too strongly and too long. However, a front is supposed to blow through later today, happily, lowering the temperatures to the upper 80s. And if I get up to the mountains this weekend–a possibility–I'll get even cooler temperatures! Hallelujah!

  2. September 22, 2017 / 2:13 pm

    I would have expected a bit more fuss on that boarder! Lol. Looking good! Have a great weekend.

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