November 21, 2012

Blazer c/o Shoppalu, Old Navy flares, Rebecca Minkoff bag,
bracelets & necklaces c/o KV BIJOU, earrings c/o Poshlocket
All my life, I’ve always swung between being an extreme tomboy or being a complete girly-girl. I was applying mascara and Lip Smackers lip gloss under my desk in Grade 3, then in Grade 4 I went through this weird phase when I dressed like a particularly schlumpy version of Vanilla Ice. It’s really only been in the past two years that I’ve found a happy medium between the two – I’ve accepted that while I’ll never be one of those girls who will be perfectly coiffed, manicured and done-up, I’ll also always have a soft spot for femme details and silhouettes too. Knowing my happy balance also helps me feel more like myself no matter what I’m wearing, even while channeling a more extreme version of either style. 
This look, of course, is tomboy-heavy. Very ’70s, very menswear-inspired. Touches of always-lovely and elegant jewelry from KV BIJOU, including this stunning rose quartz Pink Lemonade piece, help femme the look up and keep it from toeing full-on manly territory.

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  • Reply Shannon Rice November 21, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Gorgeous. I love the blazer and your pictures are stunning.


  • Reply Amy November 21, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Just the right amount of tomboy+girly girl! I like!

  • Reply Heather November 21, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    O this is def. one of my favorite looks of yours! Love the girly + tomboy look. also LOVE the blazer

  • Reply JennaStevie November 21, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    I really love this look, you rock it so well. I love the menswear inspired pieces, and those flares look great on you! Such a great outfit!

  • Reply claude November 21, 2012 at 3:31 pm

    you look very elegant and chic, a perfect outfit for work!

    xx Claude

  • Reply Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence November 21, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I love tweed, your blazer is wonderful! Looks great with those jeans~

  • Reply Joana Salvador November 21, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    The bag is lovely 🙂

  • Reply Alana November 21, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    You are seriously gorgeous!!! Anything you put on looks so put together and chic even if its this lovely tomboy combo. Love the jacket!

  • Reply Terry S November 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    SOOOO in love with that blazer. This is a SUPER 70s-inspired look.


  • Reply Chelsea Sallee November 21, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    You look gorgeous. I love your handbag!

  • Reply Carmen November 21, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    This looks great, the blazer is gorgeous!

  • Reply November 21, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Great pictures and I love the fit of that blazer!
    xo K

  • Reply RoselyC November 21, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Love it. I'm still working on finding that balance, I guess its all about trial and error until you find what you feel comfortable wearing.

  • Reply JennyScribbles November 21, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    love this 1970's menswear inpired look! the tweed blazer is really nice!


  • Reply Well... November 21, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    That is such a chic coat! I love it on you girl 😉

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  • Reply Heidi November 21, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I love the menswear look and that lip color is great on you. -Heidi

  • Reply marie l. November 21, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    Your blazer and jeans, I just love them! Your jeans seem to be incredibly comfortable. I heard old navy has some great fit, I should give it a try!


  • Reply Jen November 21, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    I loveee how these photos turned out… not awkward at all and your editing is so perfect for the outfit! This look worked so well for you and I particularly loved the turquoise touches with the masculine look!

    See you in a bit lovely!

  • Reply Haylie November 21, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    So amazing! I love that jacket 🙂


  • Reply Kimberly November 21, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Absolutely love the menswear feel this blazer has…so perfect the way you styled it too! 🙂

  • Reply Gabriele November 21, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Great tomboy-(ish) look, love your blazer. 🙂

  • Reply H, November 21, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    You are gorgeous,I love the blazer! xoxo.

  • Reply Neris / Fashion Fractions November 21, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    so stunning! love these jeans on you!


    Fashion Fractions

  • Reply Sheila November 21, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Looking great! I love the blazer and bag. 🙂

    xo – Sheila

  • Reply Erin November 21, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I love the 70's menswear look! It's so classic and clean and you pull it off great. The coat is especially chic. And I would LOVEEE to see pictures from that Vanilla Ice phase 🙂


  • Reply Rebecca Harasym November 21, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Lovely look! I just adore your blazer!


  • Reply November 22, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Absolutely LOVE this look. I have always been so conflicted with my laid-back style and a love for everything girly. My fall wardrobe hunt has been a tweed/menswear style blazer, with elbow patches of course. I haven't been successful as of yet but I'm hopeful!

    xo Alex

  • Reply Northern Style Exposure November 22, 2012 at 2:32 am

    That jacket is amazing!

  • Reply WestmountFashionista November 22, 2012 at 3:31 am

    What a perfect take on a menswear inspired look, that blazer is gorgeous…congrats on your new venture!

  • Reply Just Another Shopaholic November 22, 2012 at 4:09 am

    The tweed blazer is super chic.

  • Reply cmlauter November 22, 2012 at 6:02 am

    I love the jewelry, and the flared jeans are a unique touch. Nice!


  • Reply dreamingincashmere November 22, 2012 at 7:15 am

    I think you nailed it here!! I would wear this look from head to toe! I was a lipsmackers hoarder!:) Do you remember the ones that doubled as necklaces? How sweet was that?!

  • Reply letiziabarcelona November 22, 2012 at 7:59 am

    lovely outfit! I'm in love with the jacket!


  • Reply Alita Claudia November 22, 2012 at 8:58 am

    The blazer is adorable!Lovely flare pants!<3

  • Reply SaSou November 22, 2012 at 9:27 am

    i love so much that jacket 🙂 so lovely ♥

  • Reply Mounette November 22, 2012 at 11:08 am

    I like this look, you looks like the movie : Charly's angel 😉

  • Reply Tracy Hodgson November 22, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    You look stunning yet again, i adore the jacket/blazer.


  • Reply Kate November 22, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    really nice classic outfit, very chic! I love your blazer:)
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

  • Reply Bree TheUrbanUmbrella November 22, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Wow you look absolutely stunning<333

  • Reply Andrea Santos November 23, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Great outfit. I love this tomboy look, especially the jacket!

    xo Andrea

  • Reply Tyne Swedish November 24, 2012 at 12:39 am

    I have been a proud jockey tomboy my entire life. I would totally wear this entire outfit. Most people seem to have lost the art in dressing up jeans. I'm glad you have not!


    PS: I would love to raid your closet! 🙂

  • Reply Suzi Maynard November 25, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Hi there Alexandra.
    I love this look on you. Hope you're well.
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  • Reply KenzeLee November 26, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Love that jacket and the balance between masculine and feminine!

    xo, Kenzie

  • Reply city December 11, 2012 at 10:30 am

    thanks for sharing.

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