Step Into My Office, Baby

November 13, 2012

Skirt c/o Silver Daisy Designs, blazer & mittens c/o Spank, Old Navy sweater,
bag c/o Mary Nichols, necklace c/o Brooklyn Designs, Sam Edelman booties

 Sometimes, shoots just don’t go your way. Either the lighting is finicky, your outfit doesn’t photograph properly, or in this particular instance, a freak rain storm unleashes above your head a few minutes into your shoot (hence the raindrops speckling my blazer in that last shot and overall drenched rat look). If you’re lucky though, you’ll at least get out of there with a few decent shots…in this case, there were three. 
It’s a bit of a shame because I really didn’t get to showcase this lovely new knit skirt from Silver Daisy Designs (check out their online shop here). Anyway, this look was all about taking certain elements that are generally office apropos (a pencil skirt silhouette or blazer) and channeling them in a way that’s very fall-esque and casual. What’s more, the forest green of this Old Navy knit gave me a great opportunity to show off this lovely emerald green gold necklace from Brooklyn Designs as well! 
Hope you have a great Tuesday!

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  • Reply Faith November 13, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    you are beautiful! Love this outfit.

  • Reply Tyne Swedish November 13, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    This is a skirted look I think I would actually wear. How chic is that cable knit sweater skirt! And that blazer is the most perfect blazer I have ever seen! The colors all work and are warm yet fall ready! This is one look I really would wear! And it is a shame to hear about the rain but your three good photos are so lovely!


  • Reply Amy November 13, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    despite the rain, I still think you look polished and lovely!

  • Reply Neris / Fashion Fractions November 13, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    i love this outfit! knit skirt is amazing 🙂


    Fashion Fractions

  • Reply Cee November 13, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Oh, the freak rain storm during a photoshoot… I can totally sympathise, pally, it happened to me so many times in Vancouver. On the bright side, you still go three gorgeous shots. That turquoise colour looks stunning on you!

  • Reply Courtney Erin November 13, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    I know you say you didn't really get a chance to showcase it but I think the skirt looks really, really lovely in these shots…it looks like an amazing piece!

    Courtney ~

  • Reply Kimberly November 13, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    I can completely relate to photo shoot disasters – the wind is a serious problem for us here in NY and I'm a little unsure of how the winter will go with all the snow we get. But, on the bright side, you did get a few shots and I'm loving this cable knit skirt…looks so cozy and I like the longer length on you!

  • Reply Marie a la Mode November 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Love the knitted skirt! It really caught my eye. Glad you got to take a few photos before the downpour happened!

  • Reply Jessica Gitler November 13, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    I love the outfit … that skirt is great on you and love the little pop of color with the green sweater … so so pretty!

  • Reply November 13, 2012 at 5:48 pm

    I love this look! That knit skirt is so cute, it's like a cozy sweater for your legs! Super cute 🙂

  • Reply JennaStevie November 13, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    This knit skirt is so gorgeous, what an amazing piece! Not only stylish but I can imagine its ridiculously comfy too. I love the bright green sweater on you, such a lovely shade. I hate when weather ruins shoots!!

  • Reply Melissa Wright November 13, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    This is a great look! Love Silver DAisy, they are a great shop!

  • Reply Manda November 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    Oh goodness!
    What a gorgeous, unique skirt! The first I've seen 🙂

    Love From,
    Eat Cake

  • Reply Tracy Hodgson November 13, 2012 at 6:47 pm


    Your knitted skirt is to die for!

    You have the most amazing style, i just adore you.


  • Reply Jenna DeSantis November 13, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Your fingerless mittens are so stylish. Love them, and all the textures in this outfit!

    XO Jenna

  • Reply Just Another Shopaholic November 13, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    That knit skirt is so cute!!

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  • Reply Terry S November 13, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    This look is amazing!

    Keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.


  • Reply Hanny November 13, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I love the skirt. How is the fit after wearing for some hours? wear sweater dresses for sometimes can become loose in certain areas on my body. Your outfit just screams "I'm comfy yet polished".

  • Reply SIENA.STYLE November 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    you always know how to combine well! these fall colors look great!!
    kisses from Milano

  • Reply Claudia Saadeh November 13, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Wow you look amazing. Very elegant and I am loving the colours…xxx

  • Reply allie November 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    i love that skirt! so perfect for fall.

    PS how do you still have gorgeous leaves coming into mid november? i am so jealous! a pretty landscape makes all the difference.

    Allie Wears

  • Reply Kacie November 13, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Isn't that skirt awesome?! It's so cozy and perfect for fall!

  • Reply Girl and Closet November 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Gorgeous! I love that you took more dressy pieces and gave them a fall/every-day look. And I'm glad this stunner of an outfit got at least three good shots, what a bummer about the rain. Our recent bad luck was our camera battery dying in the middle of our shoot. Hope you're well & fingers crossed to seeing you soon too. xo V

  • Reply Michelle Foster November 13, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    oh the lovely predictable weather in vancouver! The skirt is so unique. Would love to match it with a couple things in my closet.

    -Michelle {LiveLoudly}
    Health & Wellness Blog

  • Reply Katie- Hems for Her November 13, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    I love hunter green for fall- it's such a beautiful color on brunettes (lucky us!), and your skirt is too cute- a great fall alternative to a regular pencil skirt!

  • Reply Kenzie Lee November 14, 2012 at 12:04 am

    Down pour or not, you look fantastic! Loving that skirt!

    xo, Kenzie

  • Reply WestmountFashionista November 14, 2012 at 12:36 am

    LOVE the skirt!

  • Reply Ramona November 14, 2012 at 1:19 am

    yeah, and lately there is not just a rain, but getting dark too quickly as well.Despite everything Alexandra in these 3 fashion shoots your beauty shines and those skirts couldn't look even better than they look on you.

    xoxo Ra

  • Reply Cheryl Hurley November 14, 2012 at 1:44 am

    This skirt is absolutely amazing! I wonder if I could DIY from a chunky sweater found thrifting.. beautiful!


  • Reply Erin November 14, 2012 at 3:23 am

    The knit skirt is so different and awesome! I love the green knit and that tweed blazer you styled it with!


  • Reply Katies Bliss November 14, 2012 at 3:56 am

    Love how you layered in this look <3

  • Reply Bernadette Czle November 14, 2012 at 6:30 am

    I really love this!

  • Reply Well... November 14, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Ow ow! 😉 Love this sexy chic look girl. That skirt is uniquely awesome!

    Trendy Teal

  • Reply Minnie November 14, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Oh sorry that your shoot got interruppted, but the pictures look amazing as do you :)nice to style the office chic a bit casual.

    xoxo Minnie

  • Reply Manonnn November 14, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I love this outfit, The skirt is really original I love that!!!

  • Reply Carmen November 14, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    What a gorgeous outfit!
    I want that skirt 😉

  • Reply Fashion Is, Fashion Will Be November 14, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    the sweater is awesome!!


  • Reply dreamingincashmere November 14, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    I love that you managed to make the look very appropriate for fall!! That teal color is heavenly on you! And you don't look like a drenched rat:)

  • Reply JennyScribbles November 15, 2012 at 12:05 am

    love that skirt! it is so unique to have a sweater style on the bottom half vs. top!


  • Reply Viktoria November 15, 2012 at 3:37 am

    I see a new trend with knitted skirt! Lovely!

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  • Reply Sofia Donatelli November 16, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Great ideas.


  • Reply Tiffany M* November 16, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    First- I completely know how you feel. I can only do photos on weekends thanks to my lovely work schedule and not every weekend is sunny and perfect for photos. Being out and getting rained on is the worst. These photos are simply stunning though so you have nothing to fear.

    Second- that knit sweater skirt is gorgeous!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  • Reply Petite Adventures November 17, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    The knit skirt is so cool! I've never seen anything like that before, seems perfect for fall!

    Kate xo

  • Reply Alana November 19, 2012 at 12:03 am

    I adore this outfit! The skirt is amazing, love how you paired it with all knits and those cute lace up booties. You look amazing.

  • Reply city February 2, 2013 at 8:01 am

    thanks for share.

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