Accessories Fashion Outfit of the Day (OOTD)

Fall Dress 4 The Aquarium

It’s definitely a happy Monday today as it is Canadian Thanksgiving. We’ve had a great long weekend so far full of the three best F’s: fun, food & family.  Saturday was a bit chaotic for us but in a good way we had a birthday party in the afternoon, then another birthday party and Thanksgiving dinner at my parents place.

Today’s post is featuring one of my new Old Navy purchases the red buffalo check dress, I know many of you have seen this in stores.  It’s a super cute fall dress and I snagged it for 30% off.  I wore it for our family outing last Tuesday at Ripley’s Aquarium downtown.  I always look for comfort and practicality when I’ll be out with the kiddies all day but that doesn’t mean grabbing sneakers and sweats.  You really don’t have to sacrifice style for comfort, you can easily make a casual outfit look stylish with good accessories.

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Old Navy dress / similar denim jacket / similar scarf / similar booties / Tiffany small bead bracelet / Tiffany beads toggle bracelet / Tiffany bead braceletsimilar sunnies / similar cocktail ring

The dress stands out on its own so I kept it simple and paired it with black tights and my denim jacket.  You know I love these lace-up wedge booties, what can I say they are perfect for fall!  This Express leopard infinity scarf is a fave of mine and the black and white goes with anything. I stacked my Tiffany bead bracelets (gifts from my hubby) and I was good to go.  A dress is always such an easy piece to style.

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The Aquarium is so pretty and quite magical for my girls.  We had been before, however, the last time we went was during summer vacation and it was absolute chaos so we didn’t enjoy it as much.  To any of my Toronto area readers I recommend going on a weekday (not on a holiday or a school break).  If you go when it’s crazy busy you really won’t get the full experience.  Here are some of my favourite pictures:

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  • Reply Jane

    Beautiful checker dress! Love your boots too!
    xo, Jane

    October 13, 2014 at 1:19 am
  • Reply Rachel

    Love this dress! just went to check out old navy to see if they ship to the uk as i love it that much!
    pairing the buffalo plaid with the leopard print is perfect. This is like my ideal autumn outfit! Thanks for the inspiration!XX

    October 13, 2014 at 5:32 am
  • Reply Susan Jeffries

    This is so cute!! I agree that you dont have to throw on running pants when you are out with your kids! I have a similar dress and never thought to pair it with leopard! I will try it out! Susan

    October 13, 2014 at 6:37 am
  • Reply Eva Halinor

    This dress is awesome! Love the print so much!


    October 13, 2014 at 7:02 am
  • Reply Dawn Lucy

    I love that we’re so on the same wavelength! Love this outfit so much, I pinned it for my Fall 2014 board. Perfection!!!!!
    Dawn Lucy

    October 13, 2014 at 7:36 am
  • Reply Fabrizia

    I adore your tartan dress!
    Fabrizia – Cosa Mi Metto???

    October 13, 2014 at 7:39 am
  • Reply Jill

    That dress is awesome! I had it in my shopping bag and then changed my mind and got the buffalo plaid shirt. Now I’m regretting not getting it! I love how you styled it with the leopard scarf!


    October 13, 2014 at 7:39 am
  • Reply Audrey Solheid

    Love the dress! Buffalo plaid is a favorite of mine:) Beautiful pictures, looks like a great time!


    October 13, 2014 at 8:08 am
  • Reply Jeannette

    Hello beautiful Marta! I love your look today! The dress is super cute and I really like how you paired animal print and plaid. Love the booties, they are super chic and I can see you wearing them a lot in many different ways. So happy you had a fun weekend and thanks for sharing pictures about your weekend adventure with the family. XOXO, Jeannette

    October 13, 2014 at 8:22 am
  • Reply Shannon

    So cute!! Love the buffalo check paired with the leopard! So perfect for Fall!

    <3 Shannon

    October 13, 2014 at 8:26 am
  • Reply Gina @ On the Daily Express

    This is one of my favorite outfits of yours! I love the way it all came together. That dress is so cute and of course, you probably know I also have and love that scarf, but I’ve never paired it with plaid like that and it looks great! I am sure your outfit probably stole the show at the aquarium. 🙂
    Gina – On the Daily Express

    October 13, 2014 at 8:39 am
  • Reply J @ Bless Her Heart Y'all

    Wow! I must have this dress! I’ve seen it on a few people, but now seeing it on you, I want it soooooo bad! Happy Thanksgiving. Looks like the aquarium was a really good time!

    I hope you join us this week for the Celebrate Southern link up, held on Tuesdays over at You don’t have to be a southern blogger to join, just love to be southern-inspired! This post would be perfect with your plaid dress!

    October 13, 2014 at 8:47 am
  • Reply Amy Ann

    Marta I love this dress! You are just so gorgeous. The print mixing with the scarf is perfect. So fun to have a long weekend and celebrate Thanksgiving. I am looking forward to that time here.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    October 13, 2014 at 8:53 am
  • Reply Jess

    I love aquariums. We went to one in Charleston, and sometimes seek them out. Love the pics you got in there too. The red plaid dress is so pretty on you, love it with the tights and those super cute grey wedge booties I would totally wear this outfit, as you said style and comfort!
    from the link up
    please stop by, jess xx

    October 13, 2014 at 9:18 am
  • Reply shareasecret

    So COOL!!!


    October 13, 2014 at 9:33 am
  • Reply Nina

    Love this dress. xx

    October 13, 2014 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Lauren

    I’ve been eyeing that dress at Old Navy online, but I wasn’t sure how it’d fit. It looks so adorable on you!

    October 13, 2014 at 10:05 am
  • Reply Cynthia

    Love this buffalo check plaid dress on you! It looks perfect with the denim jacket and the animal print scarf!. That plaid really stands out! These are the best outfits, comfortable and super stylish. Enjoy your week, Marta! ~Cynthia

    October 13, 2014 at 10:17 am
  • Reply Deniz at Dressed Up Deniz

    Love your checkered dress! Such a lovely fall look!

    – Deniz

    October 13, 2014 at 10:20 am
  • Reply Royal Wang

    you look great my friend. love the small on your face. I think we can follow each other? what do your think?

    October 13, 2014 at 10:33 am
  • Reply Tatiana

    Loving plaid lately and you got a great dress her! It seems that you had a great time!

    October 13, 2014 at 10:47 am
  • Reply Megan

    I love the pattern on this dress! This is such a perfect fall outfit!

    October 13, 2014 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Daisy @ Simplicity Relished

    You look wonderful! So glad that you were able to be both comfortable and stylish 🙂 What a fun trip to the aquarium 🙂

    October 13, 2014 at 11:39 am
  • Reply vonyll

    I really like that dress! Great pictures 🙂

    x vonyll

    October 13, 2014 at 11:41 am
  • Reply Shea

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend! That dress is perfection–I love the simple silhouette and fun pattern! Love how you styled it here too. Stopping by from Mix it Mondays 🙂

    October 13, 2014 at 1:07 pm
  • Reply marie

    LOVE this great mix of buffalo plaid and other great pattern and texture!

    Marie @ In Our Happy Place

    October 13, 2014 at 2:12 pm
  • Reply Darcy

    Such a perfect Fall look! Love those booties!

    October 13, 2014 at 2:14 pm
  • Reply Stephanie

    Absolutely love the plaid! Found you on the linkup

    October 13, 2014 at 2:31 pm
  • Reply Kellie

    LOVE this entire ensemble (backgrounds included)!!! Perfection!!! I’m anxiously awaiting my Buffalo Plaid top from Old Navy…but this dress is fantastic!!
    Kellie @

    October 13, 2014 at 3:10 pm
  • Reply Marianne

    Happy Thanksgiving! Such a great dress! I love it paired with that leopard scarf! So fun! Looks like you had a beautiful day! This look is so striking when you are standing in front of that blue wall! Super pretty!

    October 13, 2014 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Rachel

    What a cute fall outfit! I love the buffalo plaid with the leopard scarf, and your denim jacket!

    October 13, 2014 at 4:34 pm
  • Reply Jenna

    Loving this plaid look, girl! So perfect for fall!!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

    October 13, 2014 at 5:31 pm
  • Reply Tori McKimm

    Omgsh love this dress on you!! I almost bought it today ha now I really wish I would have 🙂 Looks like you all had a blast!


    October 13, 2014 at 5:47 pm
  • Reply lorna mai

    I love how you’ve paired plaid with leopard, it works well. Your wedges are gorgeous and also so on trend, the denim is also the perfect jacket. You look fnatastic, You photos are fantastic, the aquarium looks amazing.

    October 13, 2014 at 6:09 pm
  • Reply Tamara

    Isn’t that dress so comfortable? It looks great on you! I hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving :).


    October 13, 2014 at 7:33 pm
  • Reply Laura

    What a cute dress! I love it with booties!

    October 13, 2014 at 8:44 pm
  • Reply Tracy

    Gah!! I love this look. The leopard, buffalo plaid, denim, booties – it’s all so perfect. One of your best!

    October 13, 2014 at 9:09 pm
  • Reply Jacqueline

    Love this dress! Such a great print for fall!

    October 13, 2014 at 9:55 pm
  • Reply Happiness at Mid Life

    Happy Thanksgiving!! I love this dress on you and what a perfect outfit for the aquarium. I wanted this dress but it did not love me.


    P.S. I hope to see you this Thursday for TBT Fashion link up.

    October 14, 2014 at 12:24 am
  • Reply Katherine Lou

    Lovely outfit! Love the plaid dress. Great photos. Now I want to go an aquarium!

    October 14, 2014 at 4:54 am
  • Reply Fabrizia

    I’m always a great fun of plaid!
    Fabrizia – Cosa Mi Metto???

    October 14, 2014 at 6:43 am
  • Reply Julie

    Absolutely love this whole outfit!! I swear I have seen that dress all over blogland, but I love it! They were sold out of my size when I went. Booo. LOL

    October 14, 2014 at 6:56 am
  • Reply Jessica

    Sounds like you had a wonderful holiday weekend! And you looked perfect for your day out.

    October 14, 2014 at 7:21 am
  • Reply Ashley

    Ooooh, I love the buffalo plaid dress on you!
    Glad you had a good Thanksgiving. 🙂

    Le Stylo Rouge

    October 14, 2014 at 7:55 am
  • Reply Lyddiegal

    Buffalo plaid is such a perfect fall print, and I love it with the leopard. Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving!

    October 14, 2014 at 8:41 am
  • Reply Whitney & Blaire

    Such a cute dress and perfect for a day out with the fam! Love how you paired it with those cute booties!

    Whitney & Blaire

    Peaches In A Pod

    October 14, 2014 at 8:57 am
  • Reply Yvonne

    It’s so great you that you guys don’t combine birthday celebrations with Thanksgiving. I always feel it’s unfair to those birthdays! & so amazed you wore heels to the aquarium with your kids! Props for still smiling at the end of the day haha
    Stopping by from Style Elixir 🙂

    Dear Sunny Vintage

    October 14, 2014 at 9:32 am
  • Reply Jennie

    I’ve been looking at this dress and now I am thinking I really need it. Love how you have styled it here – sooo cute! The grey booties and leopard scarf look fabulous with it!

    October 14, 2014 at 9:53 am
  • Reply mark

    you look amazing! love your skirt! great pics of your visit to the aquarium!

    October 14, 2014 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Brooke

    I was moments away from snagging this dress at ON yesterday, but unfortunately it wasn’t in my size 🙁 In any case, you look fab in it and love how you styled it.


    October 14, 2014 at 1:10 pm
  • Reply Ada

    Marta, I want that dress. Actually I want this outfit head to toe. I need a Buffalo Print Shirt or a Cute Dress like yours. Earlier I saw Dawn from Fashion Should be Fun also pair Buffalo Plaid with Leopard and it looks mighty cute and chic. Such a Pretty Mom Look!

    October 14, 2014 at 2:27 pm
  • Reply Ruth Alvarez

    Ya for a fellow Canadian. Happy belated thanksgiving!
    I love that dress. Really cute.

    Also, I’ve been meaning to go to the aquarium. Looks like fun.

    October 14, 2014 at 9:19 pm
  • Reply Nora Minassian/Jacket Society

    Great dress and I love it paired with the denim jacket, you look fab!

    October 14, 2014 at 9:49 pm
  • Reply Jasmine

    A checked Fall dress and a day at the aquarium, you’re a girl after my own heart

    October 15, 2014 at 6:57 am
  • Reply Nicki

    Very cute dress, and I like the way you styled it too!

    October 15, 2014 at 10:27 am
  • Reply Shelly Janac

    That dress is so darn cute on you!! And it pops with all the backgrounds you chose!

    October 15, 2014 at 12:31 pm
  • Reply Nicole Feliciano

    How fun. You look gorgeous!

    October 15, 2014 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply Gina

    Such a great outfit~~ so jelly that you can wear these layers there! Fall hasn’t quite hit here yet >.<

    Pink Wings

    October 15, 2014 at 2:51 pm
  • Reply Leeann @ Join the Gossip

    I hope you had a great Thanksgiving – it sure looks like you did. I haven’t been to an aquarium in a few years and this post makes me want to visit one 🙂

    Thanks for linking up for MMG!

    October 15, 2014 at 2:52 pm
  • Reply Susan @ 2 cats & chloe

    This is such a cute, fall outfit! And definitely could be “southern!” Thank you so much for linking up with J (Bless Her Heart Y’all) and myself ( for our second Celebrate Southern linkup! I am pinning your post to our official linkup pin board now!! 🙂

    October 15, 2014 at 9:39 pm
  • Reply Jyoti from Style Delights Blog

    Love the tartan print! Such a pretty day to be out for fun!! I am drpping by from the linkup to say hello! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style Delights Blog

    October 15, 2014 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Angie @

    I still can’t believe that Toronto has a whole new aquarium that I have NEVER VISITED! That makes me feel totally out of touch with the city and thank you so much for sharing it! Your plaid dress is super cute, especially paired with those booties, a comfortable and chic look for downtown. Thank you so much for joining int the #reasonstodress Real Mom Street Style linkup again, this post was perfect!

    October 16, 2014 at 11:52 am
  • Reply Jenna

    Love the plaid dress! Looks so warm and comfy – perfect for the season!

    Jenna from Visions of Vogue

    October 16, 2014 at 10:52 pm
  • Reply Ginny

    I adore this dress on you! This looks like a wonderful time too 🙂

    October 17, 2014 at 9:44 am
  • Reply Ashley

    I love that buffalo plaid dress!

    October 19, 2014 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Lindsey

    Love that dress! I want it!

    Thrift and Shout

    October 19, 2014 at 9:02 pm
  • Reply Hannah Mums' Days

    OOh! Happy thanks giving! I love that outfit, it looks fabulous on you.
    Thanks for linking in to #AllAboutYou

    October 20, 2014 at 2:55 pm
  • Reply Linda Cassidy

    To cool, we wore the same dress for the link up last week., Gotta say I love your taste

    October 27, 2014 at 10:11 am
  • Reply Erica Wells

    I am a total Aquarium junkie! I would have a season’s pass and be in there on the regular if there was one close enough (the closest one is almost two hours away). The Ripley’s Aquarium there in Toronto looks pretty awesome! Oh, and that outfit: so adorable. Looks super comfortable but cute and sassy with those fun little wedge booties!


    November 6, 2014 at 8:29 am
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