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November 7, 2012
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Timberland boots, jeans c/o Fidelity Denim, Club Monaco coat, H&M tank, Zara sweater, 
cardigan c/o Banana Republic, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, earrings c/o Poshlocket

 This is what I wore to an event for Lifetime Collective yesterday: layers, layers, layers. The event was held at the stunning Vancouver Urban Winery, and a few blogette friends and I sipped on some wine while checking out the brand’s spring collections. Let’s just say I’m obsessed – I’m absolutely loving the label’s modern take on classics with a West Coast vibe. And what’s more, they originally hail from Vancouver – definitely worth checking out!
Anyway, I needed to be as comfortable as possible because the most toned late-’50s-something woman in the world completely kicked my tuckus in a step and resistance training class the night before. I may be pretty strong usually when it comes to weight training but this class really did me in – I literally had to take a break from typing, my shoulders were so sore! So there’s your lesson for the day: never think you’re stronger or more spry simply based on your age. An almost 60-something woman with a love for ’80s step class classics may just run your ass into the ground.

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42 Comments

  • Reply Amanda Smith November 7, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I love this outfit! I love all the layers and the colors! I've been layering a lot more because the weather here in Georgia has been a little crazy!

  • Reply Styleclouds November 7, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    The coat is amazing and I love the layering! You look lovely! xo, Christina

    http://www.styleclouds.de

  • Reply fatima November 7, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    I adore your coat and scarf – I especially love the fact that you let a bit of red peak out, which instantly adds a pop of color! I love how you layered this look. It looks so cosy!

    There's a new post up on my blog right now and I'd love to hear your thoughts on it so feel free to stop by anytime! ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    โ™ก, Fatima (fashionpilgrim)
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  • Reply Cee November 7, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    This post seriously made me laugh – and reminded me of my old step class instructor in Winnipeg, who was in her mid-50s and overweight but kicked my ass EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. I don't know how that woman moved the way she did, but seriously. Jumping jacks til the cows came home. I digress… You are looking lovely as always, pally. I'm loving the layered cardigans!
    xox,
    Cee

  • Reply lilieslattesandlace.com November 7, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Loving all the layers – and I totally hear you on the gym classes – I love it!
    xo K
    http://www.lilieslattesandlace.com

  • Reply Mounette November 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    how much coat do you have, lol?
    pretty look,
    kiss
    Aurรฉlie
    http://www.lespetitesbullesdemavie.blogspot.com

  • Reply Heidi November 7, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    That coat is great, love all the different shades in it. -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.no/

  • Reply Stesha Jordan November 7, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I am obsessed with your winter style! I want it to be cool in Arizona…..maybe I will have to make another trip back up to BC!

    xxS

  • Reply Ginny November 7, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Looks so effortless and beautiful!
    Ginny
    mynewfavoriteoutfit.blogspot.com

  • Reply JennaStevie November 7, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    I am loving all the layers!! You look so cozy and chic, I definitely need to bust out the layers for all the snow we got today.
    That's so funny about the older lady, yeah sometimes I see some of them at the gym and they are whooping me at everything I'm doing!!
    xJennaD

  • Reply Crazy Style Love November 7, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    Ha ha ha, I've definitely been in the same situation! It always reminds me that I need to exercise more! ๐Ÿ™‚ I LOVE all the layering you've got going on. A perfect example of how to layer to perfection!

    xo Jenny
    http://www.crazystylelove.com

  • Reply Naghmeh November 7, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    love the layers and these photos are so beautiful. Love that coat. I totally know what you mean I've done classes and work outs before that have left me unable to lift a finger the next day haha but totally worth it ๐Ÿ˜‰
    xx

  • Reply Kimberly November 7, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Haha – I can totally relate! I took a boot camp class yesterday and the instructor was probably in her 40's or 50's and I was dying!!

    Love this multiple layered look – looks cozy without being too bulky ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

  • Reply Le living and co. November 7, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    I really like the stripes over the red cardigan. Great outfit!

    http://www.lelivingandco.blogspot.ca

  • Reply Jen November 7, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    Yay – love how these photos turned out, what a great little spot for lighting! You edited them so beautifully too. It was great to see you yesterday, you looked lovely yesterday in spite of how you may have felt!

    See you soon!
    xo
    Jen

  • Reply Shannon November 7, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Beautiful layered look. So perfect for a chilly day.
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

  • Reply WestmountFashionista November 7, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Wonderful layering and I love your bag!
    xx
    Jessica

  • Reply Sasha November 7, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Love that your outfit has layers in it. And I also love pulling my sleeves down to cover my fingers when it's chilly outside ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Kacie November 7, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Look at all those layers and how great you styled them! Love it!

    http://www.daisyraeboutique.com
    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

  • Reply Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence November 7, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    'Tis the season to be layered! At least you still look cute, I usually feel like a bag lady wearing all my clothes at once to stay warm ๐Ÿ˜›

    http://theoccasionalindulgence.blogspot.com

  • Reply Petite Adventures November 8, 2012 at 12:53 am

    LOL there's something about step class… gets me every time!
    Love this look – the stripes and red are so classic. You look so comfortable, yet very chic!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

  • Reply Ramona November 8, 2012 at 12:56 am

    What a great layering.I find it the only way how to stay warm these days. Here in Ireland it's getting colder.
    โ™ฅ
    xoxo Ra

  • Reply jules November 8, 2012 at 2:38 am

    these photos are stunning!

    xo julesinflats.com

  • Reply Yuriza Astari Rizkyta November 8, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Love your outfit! Great boots ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://yurizastr.blogspot.com

  • Reply Erin November 8, 2012 at 4:24 am

    I love how you layered the striped shirt over the red cardigan! It's so different and cozy looking.

    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

  • Reply Ellen Kaminagakura November 8, 2012 at 5:01 am

    Love the way you layered all of these pieces ! And I love your scarf !

    http://www.universeandyou.com.br

    xoxo from Japan

  • Reply Just Another Shopaholic November 8, 2012 at 5:22 am

    These layers are amazing girl. I really need to do more layering this Fall/Winter.

  • Reply cmlauter November 8, 2012 at 6:37 am

    I actually really like the sweater layered over the cardigan. Definitely going to try that once the weather cooperates!

    Chloe
    http://www.thesweetlysour.com

  • Reply A Fine Balance November 8, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    You are a master at layering! Always in awe of your style and how you put together outfits!

  • Reply Tiffany M* November 8, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Can't believe I'm just now finding your blog! I love your style and this outfit is perfect. I love how you mixed a striped shirt with a printed scarf. The boots are stunning as well.
    beijos,
    Tiffany
    http://www.beijostiffany.com

  • Reply The Key To Chic November 8, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Funny! Love that you are humble. The layers look gorgeous, and the scarf is such a special way to add print!

  • Reply Sarah Beth November 8, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    You are gorgeous! I found your blog through Twenties Girl Style and am so glad I did! You truly have multiple talents. I love this outfit, that scarf is a perfect addition to the layering. I am you newest follower on GFC and bloglovin!

    xoxo Sarah Beth

    Caring Cowls

  • Reply pretty little things November 8, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    what a lovely scarf on you! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Well... November 8, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    You have the best scarves girl! Love this paisley print one โ™ฅ

    Trendy Teal

  • Reply Melissa November 9, 2012 at 1:36 am

    I LOVE all these layers! You look so cozy.

    <3 Melissa
    wildflwrchild.blogspot.com

  • Reply Girl and Closet November 9, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Alex, you're always so beautiful. And I've said it before… but man, I love how you layer. You have such an eye & knack for it. Stunning! And ouch sorry to hear you're so sore – I just did a crazy yoga class that nearly killed me, so brutal. Happy almost weekend, love!! xo

  • Reply t November 9, 2012 at 2:40 am

    Nice layering! I like that scarf!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

  • Reply True November 11, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Love this look!

    -True

  • Reply Manonnn November 14, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I don't know how you do it but all your outfit looks really good!!!

    http://beautybubblesinyourlife.blogspot.fr

  • Reply JennyScribbles November 15, 2012 at 12:02 am

    love your scarf!

    xx
    Jen
    http://www.jennyscribbles.com

  • Reply Sofia Donatelli November 16, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Love you fall look. It must be getting cold where you live. Brrrrr

    Sofia

    Stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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