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April 8, 2013
Vancouver style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears Left on Houston sweater, Gap jeans, LUSH lipstick, Miz Mooz shoes, lia sophia necklace and bag from P L E N + Y.

Vancouver style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears Left on Houston sweater, Gap jeans, LUSH lipstick, Miz Mooz shoes, lia sophia necklace and bag from P L E N + Y.
Vancouver style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears Left on Houston sweater, Gap jeans, LUSH lipstick, Miz Mooz shoes, lia sophia necklace and bag from P L E N + Y.
Vancouver style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears Left on Houston sweater, Gap jeans, LUSH lipstick, Miz Mooz shoes, lia sophia necklace and bag from P L E N + Y.
Vancouver style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears Left on Houston sweater, Gap jeans, LUSH lipstick, Miz Mooz shoes, lia sophia necklace and bag from P L E N + Y.
Vancouver style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears Left on Houston sweater, Gap jeans, LUSH lipstick, Miz Mooz shoes, lia sophia necklace and bag from P L E N + Y.
Vancouver style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears Left on Houston sweater, Gap jeans, LUSH lipstick, Miz Mooz shoes, lia sophia necklace and bag from P L E N + Y.

Jeans c/o Gap Canada, sweater c/o Left on Houston, bag c/o P L E N + Y,
shoes c/o Miz Mooz, necklace c/o lia sophia
So last week, I basically hit my wall – since starting work full-time, I’ve been trying to keep up the frequency of my posts and to make a long story short, it’s basically proven to be impossible. Anyway, I feel like instead of scrambling to get however many posts out a week, I’d rather cut down a little bit for the next little while in terms of how often I post and focus instead on doing the other blog-related things that aren’t necessarily about output, but about engaging…catching up on everyone’s blogs, spending a lazy hour on Pinterest repinning inspiring pics, etc. 
So in other words, while I may not be posting as much over the next month or so, I will be spending a lot more time reconnecting with all of you lovely bloggers whose blogs I so love and all in all, just leading a bit more of a balanced life!
I took the first step towards reaching that balance this past weekend – no Twitter, no Instagram, no Facebook. It wasn’t that much of a shock to my system, really…the coffee dates, morning-after candy feasts, lazy lunches and super successful shopping sprees more than made up for the restrictions I placed on myself social media- and blog-wise. 
I did take some time to throw on one of my favourite new pieces though – for at least another two months, Vancouver’s going to experience alternating spurts of cloudiness, rain and much-needed sunshine, so this Left on Houston sweater not only gives me some stylish shelter from the less-than-desirable elements, but its loose knit is also perfect for the sunny patches we’ll hopefully receive!
I also love it because it’s a perfect compliment to this persimmon red tone I’ve been obsessed with. If you’ve read the blog for awhile, you probably already know about my obsessive tendencies…I’d say it comes in month-long cycles.
Anyway, I’ll see you all Wednesday…a little more rested and relaxed than I was last week :).

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27 Comments

  • Reply Viรจve April 8, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    That lipstick + those shoes = love!

    Beautiful outfit post Alexandra! Thanks for the post ๐Ÿ™‚

    xo Viรจve

  • Reply Alissa April 8, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I have done a no social media weekend too and it really helped clear my head. I will miss your posts but I completely understand.

  • Reply Citrus - Refreshing Fashion April 8, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    love this sweater! so pretty!

    XO Meghan
    citrusrefreshingfashion.blogspot.com

  • Reply Cee April 8, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Loving the way you styled this Left on Houston sweater, pally – I'm kind of obsessed with their collection, not going to lie. I want everything, and seeing this sweater just reinforces that ๐Ÿ™‚ You styled it beautifully with pops of red, too. I don't know how you've kept up with five posts a week while working… glad to hear you recognised that was a bit, um, unrealistic and are going to give yourself the break you need ๐Ÿ™‚ Miss you, girl!
    xox,
    Cee

  • Reply Heather April 8, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    Love this look! It's simple and chic…something I'd wear during the weekend.

    Congrats on working full time. Welcome to a full non-stop life lol. I was always impressed how you were able to post everyday but cutting back is never a bad thing. You have your own life to live and we all understand that. I can only handle about 2 to 3 post a week with my crazy life.

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

  • Reply RoselyC April 8, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Social media can be time consuming, so its great to take a break once in a while and enjoy everything else. You look great, red really suits you.

  • Reply Kate April 8, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Ah yes, it can be so hard to keep on top of everything – I find I'm either doing great at posting, or great an interacting, but when you focus on one too much, the other tends to get pushed aside! I've been feeling that way about twitter, lately… feeling like I need to interact more and stop just posting my links and calling it a day. We'll find the right balance eventually! Loving this casual outfit on you! The ankle straps are adorable! Happy Monday!

  • Reply pretty little things April 8, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    love that sweater and those adorable shoes! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Candida Maceo April 8, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Ugh, the balancing act…I had a bit of a breakdown last week based on the exact thing – trying to do too much and not really doing a great job at anything because of it. Since my blog is newer I definitely feel the pressure (more self-inflicted) to post, network, and build as much as I can. But with a demanding full-time job, home, spouse, pets – it can get a little crazy trying to do it all.

    I hope that your weekend disconnected has you feeling much better.

    xx,
    Candida
    Merch Maven

  • Reply Andrea Kaplan April 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    love those jeans. they fit you perfectly.

    xo Andrea
    http://www.sophisticatedsass.com

  • Reply Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} April 8, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Loving all the red accessories! So fun! Don't feel obligated to keep posting so much because we all know you have a new job and we don't want you to have a break down! lol
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

  • Reply Melanie Liliana April 8, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I feel the same way with balancing on the blog! I'm looking forward to my vacation at the end of the month so I can take a break from all things blog related. You look fantastic in this post btw! loving the sunnies!

    iambornlippy.blogspot.ca

  • Reply JennaStevie April 8, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    It really is hard to balance blogging and working full time! When i'm really busy I'll just throw whatever photos I have on the blog and sometimes i'm not very happy with that
    LOVE these pants cuffed with the heels! So perfect and that sweater is gorgeous
    xJennaD

  • Reply aiyana jane April 8, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    i love the red accents! I agree, its so hard to post regularly while working full time, but at the end of the day blogging should be fun! its nice to be able to catch up on the blogs you love and just relax a little!
    xo, aiyanajane
    http://www.citystylecountrysmile.com

  • Reply Heidi April 8, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    Love the bright sunnies! -Heidi

  • Reply shopandtwirl.com April 8, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    I love this outfit! It feels so summery and cheery! And those shoes are too cute!

    In regards to posting, I know exactly how you feel. I work full time and only post twice a week. I've tried doing more but it ended up just stressing me out and taking away the joy I felt about blogging. You have to just do what you're comfortable with, and us readers will be here for you regardless!

  • Reply Natalie April 8, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Don't worry about us, we'll still be here whenever you plan to post! I'm so happy your job is going well, though. You look as lovely as ever!

  • Reply Naomi April 8, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Good for you for determining what works best for you! P.S. Love your shoes~

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  • Reply Pins, Needles & Fashion April 8, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    I love that sweater! You look stunning as always.

    Congrats on the full time job! I know it's tough balancing a blog and work, but you'll make it work

    http://www.pinsneedlesfashion.com

  • Reply Stefani April 8, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    So pretty! The sweater is amazing and those jeans look great on you!
    xx

  • Reply Holly April 8, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    sometimes i think , if i could glue my laptop to my hand i would…. but then i remember that that would be crazy…. a step back for everyone ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Reply Emma April 8, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    I really like this cute sweater because it's really casual and simple.

    emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

  • Reply Kacie Ellis April 9, 2013 at 12:44 am

    Your jeans fit your perfectly!

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

  • Reply Faith April 9, 2013 at 1:18 am

    You look incredible! Your jeans fit you so well!

  • Reply Marisa April 9, 2013 at 5:32 am

    I think it's great that you've decided to scale back and re-focus yourself. Sometimes it can be so easy to get immersed into outputting things for your blog or social media that you forget to live in the real world! I'm sure this extra time will make a world of difference for yourself. As for your outfit, the sweater is adorable and those jeans fit you beautifully!

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

  • Reply just tututiny April 10, 2013 at 2:33 am

    such a great outfit!

    Hope you have time to visit my blog and maybe enter my chicnova.com giveaway! Thanks!
    Just Tututiny

  • Reply JKal April 10, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Hello dear, I've come across your bog through Martha Tryshak!
    Its gorgeous and I am your newest follower!
    Hope you will follow back and glance at my page!
    All the best
    xoxo
    Josie

    http://www.jkvintageaffair.blogspot.ca
    http://www.facebook.com/jkvintageaffair

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