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Art Gallery of Ontario


A couple of weeks ago my husband and I were lucky enough to have a whole day to ourselves for a date.  It was freezing cold so we decided to head somewhere indoors that neither of us had visited before so the Art Gallery of Ontario it was. The building itself is a beautiful piece of art, I was so intrigued I did some reading on the gallery. It was transformed by the internationally recognized Toronto-born architect Frank Gehry.  His most famous pieces include the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain.  The AGO website summarizes the new building redesign as such:

The new AGO is Toronto-born Frank Gehry’s first building in Canada and marks the very place where he made the initial connection between art and architecture. Hallmarks of his AGO design connect the city and the Gallery in provocative new ways including,dramatic sculptural staircases, the warmth of Douglas fir, and the extensive use of glass which infuses the galleries with natural light. As you will discover, it is an extraordinary new home for extraordinary new art.

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Similar lace top / similar necklace (here & here) / Express clutch / similar leggings / similar boots / similar coat / aviators

This navy blue lace tunic is a new purchase from Forever 21 (I could not find it online at F21) and my clutch gives the pop of leopard that is a staple for me these days.

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Spiraling staircase in Walker Court:

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A view of the cityscape from inside the Gallery:

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There was a wedding being held there, what a gorgeous venue for the event:

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This is the stunning corridor overlooking the city, it was my favourite part of the building:

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Our walk back to the car to make our way to dinner at The Keg Mansion:

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63 Comments

  • Reply Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    That art gallery is gorgeous, what a wonderful venue for a wedding, too! Your black lace top is so elegant and I love your jewelry stacking! I have been wanting a necklace similar to your bottom necklace.

    January 28, 2015 at 12:13 am
  • Reply Adriele

    Love the outfit AND the museum! Wow!! Stunning! What a fun date with your husband!

    January 28, 2015 at 1:58 am
  • Reply Rachelle

    Awesome way to spend the day and you looked gorgeous.

    xo
    PinkSole

    January 28, 2015 at 5:29 am
  • Reply Tara

    Sounds like a fun day! That staircase looks amazing…and I love your pretty top!

    January 28, 2015 at 5:33 am
  • Reply Blaire Bingham

    What a perfect date night outfit. That lace tunic is gorgeous!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    January 28, 2015 at 6:04 am
  • Reply Susan Jeffries

    What a lovely place for a date! And the lace tunic is simply gorgeous and so feminine! Very pretty Marta! Susan

    January 28, 2015 at 6:22 am
  • Reply Jill

    How fun to have an all day date! The architecture of that museum looks amazing! I love your lace top! You look so chic!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    January 28, 2015 at 6:40 am
  • Reply Audrey Solheid

    What a perfect date and beautiful pictures too. You look amazing in the lace top, I love this look!
    Audrey
    http://www.audreysalutes.com

    January 28, 2015 at 6:51 am
  • Reply Julie

    So happy to hear that you and the hubby were able to have a date night. It’s always nice to get out. I love your outfit! That lace top is so pretty, and that color looks great on you!

    January 28, 2015 at 7:00 am
  • Reply Amy Ann

    Sounds like such a fun date!! You look gorgeous. Your hubby is a lucky man. Love the lace. We are purse twins today!

    Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    January 28, 2015 at 7:12 am
  • Reply Jessica (What To Style)

    Beautiful art gallery! Amazing outfit! 🙂

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jessica

    January 28, 2015 at 7:38 am
  • Reply Susan

    Gorgeous – both the outfit and the space! Followed you on insta – need to make my way through your other sm outlets. Stay warm! xox

    January 28, 2015 at 8:51 am
  • Reply Bailey

    Oooh la la, I love your outfit! And the corridor that overlooks the city has such an amazing wall of windows – beautiful!

    January 28, 2015 at 8:52 am
  • Reply Shannon

    Wow what a beautiful spot! I love art galleries! You look adorable too! So in love with that top!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

    January 28, 2015 at 9:05 am
  • Reply Marianne

    I just adore these photographs! The picture of the wedding was so perfectly captured! Your outfit was perfect for a date day/night and that museum looked amazing! Thanks for sharing pretty girl!
    xo
    Marianne
    http://www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

    January 28, 2015 at 9:15 am
  • Reply Kellie

    Wow, what an incredible building! Such great architecture to be in awe of! Sounds super fun for a date! Love the lace and leopard to go with it too 😉
    Kellie @ http://www.ie-style.com

    January 28, 2015 at 9:49 am
  • Reply Ada

    That is a gorgeous art museum (I want to visit it some day). You wore the perfect dressy yet casual outfit for it. =)

    January 28, 2015 at 10:29 am
  • Reply lisa

    What a cool building! I would love to use some of those architectural details if I ever had a chance to build my own home.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

    January 28, 2015 at 12:05 pm
  • Reply Gina

    I saw this on your Insta! Love it. And looks like a fun time, I can see how that would be a great place for weddings <3

    Gina
    Pink Wings

    January 28, 2015 at 12:17 pm
  • Reply C.K. @ 50 Days of No Grey

    Found your blog through the link up. What a great outfit to wear to such a beautiful building.

    January 28, 2015 at 12:42 pm
  • Reply Danielle @ For the Love of Leopard

    It looks like you guys had a fun day! What a cool place for a wedding! Your lace top is so pretty and I am loving your boots!
    xoxo Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

    January 28, 2015 at 1:10 pm
  • Reply Tori McKimm

    Gorgeous outfit and gorgeous photos!! What a fun beautiful place to visit 🙂 And you always kill it in lace!!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

    January 28, 2015 at 2:07 pm
  • Reply Megan

    That looks so fun! I love your blue lace top!
    ~~Megan~~
    http://www.poshprime.com

    January 28, 2015 at 2:40 pm
  • Reply Cate @ Wild Ruffle

    Looks beautiful – and so do you!

    January 28, 2015 at 5:00 pm
  • Reply Hannah

    I love that top! The lace is just too cute!
    -Hannah
    sweeterthanserenity.blogspot.com

    January 28, 2015 at 5:09 pm
  • Reply lauryn hock

    That top suits you soooo well! It is gorgeous. I just came from the What I Wore Link Up. You should come link up over at my style & beauty link up! The Style Files Link-Up

    January 28, 2015 at 8:56 pm
  • Reply Ginny

    Yay for a while day to yourselves! Love this top, it’s so fun!

    January 28, 2015 at 9:39 pm
  • Reply Dressed2dNines

    Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my blog! You look beautiful! I love the all black look!

    http://www.dresssed2dnines.com

    January 28, 2015 at 9:39 pm
  • Reply Lana

    What a beautiful art gallery. I would love to visit Ontario someday! Your lace tunic top is lovely on you – such a pretty color!

    January 29, 2015 at 1:37 am
  • Reply Crissy

    I love the idea of trying something different. My husband and I always say we want to do that and head to a Montreal museum. Eventually, we will! 😉

    Crissy
    http://www.somevelvetmorningblog.com

    January 29, 2015 at 8:11 am
  • Reply Leah

    Sounds like an awesome day!!

    Eat Pray Wear Love

    January 29, 2015 at 8:15 am
  • Reply Ashley

    Such a super cool + gorgeous gallery!
    I love what you wore- navy lace is perfect!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    January 29, 2015 at 8:22 am
  • Reply Simply Sabrina

    I think I have that tunic in purple and I LOVE IT! It looks great on you!

    Thank you so much for swinging by my blog, come back soon!
    x. Sabrina // Simply Sabrina

    January 29, 2015 at 11:35 am
  • Reply Jess

    HI Marta
    This looks like an amazing art museum. Love the architecture. What a great day. Love the lace flowy top on you, navy looks great and how you paired it with skinny jeans and your boots. Lovely
    from the link up,
    please stop by, jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com/

    January 29, 2015 at 1:45 pm
  • Reply Nicole

    What a fun way to spend the day! The architecture of the gallery is beautiful! I also really like your lace top.

    Nicole
    Nicole to the Nines

    January 29, 2015 at 2:44 pm
  • Reply Angie

    LOVE THIS!! You looked perfect for your date at the AGO and it is by far one of my fave places in Toronto, just an incredible space!

    Angie from reasons to dress

    January 29, 2015 at 3:50 pm
  • Reply Joanne M

    That tunic is so cute, love the sleeves! And that space is beautiful!

    Cheers,
    Joanne
    FabulouslyAverage

    January 29, 2015 at 8:13 pm
  • Reply Dawn Lucy

    What beautiful photos of a beautiful setting and a beautiful girl! Thanks so much for joining FUN FASHION FRIDAY, Marta!
    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.blogspot.com

    January 29, 2015 at 10:53 pm
  • Reply Brooke

    Such great architecture and that staircase is too cool! That couple chose a great place to get married and you chose a great outfit for a day our with your hubby!

    Brooke
    pumps and push-ups

    January 30, 2015 at 5:51 am
  • Reply Jo-Lynne Shane

    Wow, what a gorgeous spot! Love your look too.

    January 30, 2015 at 7:23 am
  • Reply Jeannette

    Weeepa Marta! You looked amazing girl! That cobalt blue lace top is so pretty and the way you styled it (adding that chic leopard clutch and the hot boots) makes you look like a true Diva! You really looked beautiful and I am sure your husband couldn’t stop staring at you. The art gallery is a piece of art by itself. It is spectacular. I am so happy you got to spend quality time with your better half. You deserve it my sweet friend:-) Love and blessings to you and your family. Jeannette

    http://www.msjeannieandhercloset.com

    January 30, 2015 at 4:28 pm
  • Reply ASHLEY

    Cute outfit! I love your clutch!
    xx,
    Ashley | Raspberry Glow

    January 30, 2015 at 4:41 pm
  • Reply Rosa

    Lovely pictures of a great building!! You look very stylish!!

    Rosa
    Styleyourselfinstyle.blogspot.com

    January 30, 2015 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply Carissa

    Wow that is an awesome staircase! I love your outfit as well!

    http://www.classicallycarissa.com

    January 31, 2015 at 3:10 am
  • Reply Ting

    What a gorgeous art gallery! x

    January 31, 2015 at 9:55 am
  • Reply Lyddiegal

    I really love the new tunic! Nice f21 find. And the leopard clutch is such a classic.
    Chic on the Cheap

    January 31, 2015 at 6:40 pm
  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life

    A great find from F21 and this looks like a great way to spend the day!

    Alice

    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

    February 1, 2015 at 1:16 am
  • Reply Andrea

    What a gorgeous art gallery! Love your lace top. xo Andrea

    Boho Bunnie

    February 1, 2015 at 2:03 am
  • Reply Jacqueline

    What a great tunic dress! I am loving the navy blue!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

    February 1, 2015 at 10:58 am
  • Reply Beata

    I love the tunic dress ! You look amazing . What a gorgeous art gallery 🙂 x

    http://www.fashionadventuresatanyage.com

    February 1, 2015 at 4:43 pm
  • Reply Mica

    What a lovely gallery! 🙂 Sounds like a nice way to spend some grown up time together! 🙂

    I like your cute lace top too, it’s really nice with the layered necklaces! 🙂

    Away From The Blue

    February 1, 2015 at 8:13 pm
  • Reply Hayley

    Your handbag is so cute! Loving your blog:) xo, Hayley http://www.dailydoseofdarling.com

    February 1, 2015 at 10:39 pm
  • Reply Carly

    Looks like an amazing place for a date. And your top is beautiful
    Dresses & Denim

    February 1, 2015 at 11:39 pm
  • Reply Lauren

    That tunic is GORGEOUS!

    February 2, 2015 at 8:09 am
  • Reply Shauna

    Wow, such beautiful pictures!! And dress too, of course 🙂

    Shauna

    http://www.lipglossandlace.net

    February 2, 2015 at 11:32 am
  • Reply Linda A Cassidy

    Love your look and the views of the gallery and I have a fashion linkup on Thursday, hope you can join me,

    February 2, 2015 at 8:20 pm
  • Reply Yvonne | Dear Sunny

    I love that you had a whole day for your date! & it was certainly well spent. That museum looks amazing as do you! I don’t know if it’s the lighting or the day long date, but you look absolutely radiant! You’ve also just reminded me, I need to find a staple leopard something to spice up my monochromatic looks. Time to start shopping!

    Yvonne
    Dear Sunny

    February 3, 2015 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Susan @ 2 cats & chloe

    Your lacy top is beautiful – BUT THAT VENUE FOR A WEDDING! BE STILL MY HEART! love it!! Thanks for joining the Celebrate Southern Linkup with J and me! Cheers!

    February 3, 2015 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Jane

    I haven’t been there in a while (last there for the Picasso exhibit) but I love that staircase in the AGO! Fun pictures

    February 4, 2015 at 4:37 pm
  • Reply Sydney Fashion Hunter

    Thanks for linking up to Style to Inspire which I was lucky enough to co-host with Rhea this week. Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog 🙂 Loving your leopard bag!

    http://www.sydneyfashionhunter.com/

    February 5, 2015 at 6:59 am
  • Reply Lindsey

    I love your lop! very cute look!

    Lindsey
    Thrift and Shout

    February 5, 2015 at 12:19 pm
  • Reply Mummy's Got Style

    What a wonderful day out, love your outfit. Thanks for linking up x

    February 5, 2015 at 6:25 pm
  • Reply Patti

    What a perfect date! And that museum does remind me of the Guggenheim. Gorgeous blouse too – thanks for sharing with Visible Monday. xo

    February 8, 2015 at 6:46 pm
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