Concerning Hobbits

January 9, 2013

Club Monaco dress & gloves, Shoppalu bag, Twenty8Twelve leather jacket,
H&M booties & blouse, earrings c/o Brooklyn Designs, vintage belt

If there’s one colour combo that I will always love forever and ever, it’s rich forest green coupled with navy. My favourite. I think it might be because I was a huge geek growing up/still am and I used to obsess over the mystical world of Lord of the Rings. Anyhoo, I think it instilled this great love of forest green in me (probably cause I loved Legolas so much) and I feel like when it’s paired with navy, it gives off a way more casual yet still elegant vibe than if it were paired with go-to black. Just an FYI, I still to this day stand by my choice of “Concerning Hobbits” as a wedding march song when and if I ever get married. So yes, still a huge geek.

Anyway, aside from waving my nerd flag high, I’m really just preoccupied with my hair slash how much I need to cut it. Any Vancouverites know of a good local stylist? I had an amazing one in Toronto but no one here, and this mop needs a serious chop. I’m thinking of going about this short – thoughts?

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  • Reply Cee January 9, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    Oh pally, you and your haircut 🙂 We'll have to chat about it some more during our skype date… if your schedule permits, Thursday {morning for you, dinner for me} works for me. Say 8am PST? Let me know.
    PS: I'm a huge fan of navy and forest green – I always find it makes me look really pale, though, sadly. You, on the other hand, wear it beautifully.

  • Reply sweet harvest moon January 9, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    Haha! I also want 'Concerning Hobbits' at my wedding 😉

    Forest green is one of my favorite colors, it goes with everything!

  • Reply namesjaney January 9, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    That is a great color combination. Oh, how badly I need to incorporate MORE colors into my own wardrobe. You have such a knack for layering I love it! I say go for the haircut! It's a fun length, still has a lot of room for styling and it's the New Year – why not!?


  • Reply pretty little things January 9, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I love that scarf!! xo

  • Reply Carla January 9, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Nice ensemble! So laid-back cool. Have fun planning your new look. – Carla

  • Reply Alissa January 9, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I always, always thought that Concerning the Hobbit would be great in a wedding! Those colors look amazing on you!

  • Reply Ginny January 9, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    I love this, it's so chic! As for your hair, it's always looking so gorgeous. I think Olivia's length would still be just as great on you too. Good luck finding a stylist!

  • Reply Asher January 9, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    OP's length would look fab on you 🙂

    Great outfit! I'm a serious LOTR nerd too! Wave that nerd flag, girl! 🙂

  • Reply Cait Val January 9, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    love this look & your geek flag waving behind you! totally in the same club 🙂
    the gloves your wearing are so cool! leather & knit . . . okay!!!!

    good luck with the chop of the hair . . . you'll look fantastic!!!

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

  • Reply Anca January 9, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    I love the way you add pieces most people wouldn't and reinvent yourself with each look. Love your blog!

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  • Reply Ellie January 9, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I totally agree. Those colors are perfection together! Loving this look dear 🙂


  • Reply January 9, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Yes! You are speaking my language. Which isn't, might I add, the Black Speech of Mordor. Coming from one former LOTR geek to another, you're much more Elf than Hobbit. 😉

  • Reply Wren KW January 9, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I love the colour combo and that it is LOTR inspired. That's when you know the world is in sync.

  • Reply Olga Zgonnik January 9, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    love your blog! amazing pictures

    how about following each other? would love to see you over 🙂

  • Reply Marsa January 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    gorgeous as always! i love the darker tones to this outfit 🙂

  • Reply Kati January 9, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    It looks so pretty – and really LOTR-like!

  • Reply Maria January 9, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Ooh, I love that hair cut so much. And that color combination is absolutely beautiful.
    xo, Maria

  • Reply Aubrey and Melissa January 9, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Thank you so much for your sweet comment on our site! What a cute post! Love the scarf you are wearing. We love the color combination as well and the comparison to Lord of the Rings!

  • Reply alison*elle January 9, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    You look great, Alex! I think OP's hair will look lovely on you… wish I could help with a stylist. I just found a great place here in Calgary so it's not going to be fun coming back home and having to hunt down a new one.

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply JennaStevie January 9, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    I love this colour combination, i need some green/navy combo's in my wardrobe now!! Love the scarf too. Haha, we all have some geek in us, that's so awesome.
    I definitely think you should get your hair cut that length, it'd look amazing on you!!

  • Reply Crazy Style Love January 9, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    Ha ha ha, cute post! You look gorgeous in this outfit, and you are definitely the queen of layering! I've never thought to pair green with navy, but I'm definitely going to try this!

    xo Jenny

  • Reply Kimberly January 9, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Ooh I love this green & blue combination – I need to remember this to try sometime!

  • Reply dreamingincashmere January 9, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Love that leather jacket, what a beauty!! I think that hair length would absolutely work on you:)

  • Reply Yuliya ♥ January 9, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Très jolie ce petit look, l'association du bleu et du vert est très réussie 🙂

  • Reply poutineandprada January 9, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    You have such pretty hair:) I go to AOI Beauty. Takeshi always does a wonderful job on my hard-to-manage hair!

  • Reply Carmen January 9, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Lovely combination, the scarf looks great on you 🙂

  • Reply Amy Shaughnessy January 9, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    I LOVE that you want to use that song in your wedding. That is so awesome! I wanted to use the song from Lothlorien but couldn't really figure out how to make it work. Love the layers in your outfit by the way!


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  • Reply Sarah Beth January 9, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Looking beautiful as always. And remember, always let you geek flag fly high! I am wanting to get a hair cut as well. I just need to find the time, energy, and perfect style before I make the leap.

    Please help me decide what charity I should fund for next! Checkout my latest post!

    xoxo Sarah Beth

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  • Reply Sootjeelina January 9, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Love your booties!

    xo Sootjeelina

  • Reply Melanie Liliana January 9, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    I LOVE that you love the lord of the rings.. i'm obsessed. Also.. I think you'd look great with that haircut.. it's not too short to freak you out and then your hair feels so good with the nice cut.. do it!!

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  • Reply Living_in_aShoe January 9, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    such a great outfit! I love it from head to toe!

  • Reply Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} January 9, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Yes, love the combo of forest green and navy!! So pretty! I love that song! It's so beautiful and happy! Since I'm only 4'10", people at work tend to call me a hobbit, but I take it as a compliment because hobbits are awesome! lol

  • Reply Jen January 10, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Love the unconventional layering and natural make up look here lovely 🙂 I definitely think you should go for it and get the shorter haircut. You would rock it!

    Looking forward to seeing you on Friday… it's been too long!


  • Reply Sabrina January 10, 2013 at 12:37 am

    YESSSS, LORD OF THE RINGS! 🙂 Love that you love LotR and love this outfit–perfect layering and color combinations. Also, you're gorgeous!


  • Reply Milex January 10, 2013 at 1:51 am

    how amazing!

  • Reply The Key To Chic January 10, 2013 at 2:14 am

    Once again, you show us how to layer with ease and grace. I adore cool colors, and green with navy is divine! You picked a great hair inspiration icon! I think you should do it!

  • Reply jules January 10, 2013 at 2:45 am

    christine at union salon on south granville is amazing!


  • Reply Katies Bliss January 10, 2013 at 4:16 am

    Loving your gloves girl – and that leather jacket suits you well!

  • Reply Courtney Starr January 10, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Love that you're a geek (but you dont look like one). Have to agree on the color combo. So pretty!

  • Reply Marisa January 10, 2013 at 6:24 am

    I think you would look fabulous with Olivia Palermo's hairstyle. It would totally suit you and be a refreshing change from your long locks. Plus if you don't like it, it'll always grow back!


  • Reply Mounette January 10, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Blue and green, I am not really thinking about it but it is very nice!

  • Reply gillybeancandyjar January 10, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Most definitely that hair length would suit you! I hear Chura by Granville is great and affordable.

  • Reply Gabriele January 10, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Love the neutral colours, perfect for winter.. love your scarf! xx

  • Reply Well... January 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Definitely love the forest green and navy combo! So incredibly chic 🙂

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  • Reply Erin January 10, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I love how you layered that green blouse over the blue dress! A very chic color combination!


  • Reply Heidi January 10, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    Love the belt over the blouse skirt dress look. I need to remember this for work tomorrow. -Heidi

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