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January 24, 2014
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To Vogue or Bust in Boutique Onze floral dress and H&M military coat, French Connection hat, Zara booties, 3.1 Phillip Lim bag for Target, Ettika bracelet, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, to vogue or bust, winter style

To Vogue or Bust in Boutique Onze floral dress and H&M military coat, French Connection hat, Zara booties, 3.1 Phillip Lim bag for Target, Ettika bracelet, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, to vogue or bust, winter style
To Vogue or Bust in Boutique Onze floral dress and H&M military coat, French Connection hat, Zara booties, 3.1 Phillip Lim bag for Target, Ettika bracelet, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, to vogue or bust, winter style
To Vogue or Bust in Boutique Onze floral dress and H&M military coat, French Connection hat, Zara booties, 3.1 Phillip Lim bag for Target, Ettika bracelet, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, to vogue or bust, winter style
To Vogue or Bust in Boutique Onze floral dress and H&M military coat, French Connection hat, Zara booties, 3.1 Phillip Lim bag for Target, Ettika bracelet, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, to vogue or bust, winter style
To Vogue or Bust in Boutique Onze floral dress and H&M military coat, French Connection hat, Zara booties, 3.1 Phillip Lim bag for Target, Ettika bracelet, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, to vogue or bust, winter style

French Connection hat, dress c/o Boutique Onze, H&M coat, Zara booties,
ring c/o KV Bijou, bracelets c/o Ettika, 3.1 Phillip Lim bag for Target (c/o)

So speaking of being a bit obsessed with this French Connection hat…here it is again. Whoops. This week’s been a bit of a packed one, so I’m trying as best as possible to default to no-brainer style choices. Other than my favourite hat and go-to booties, my easiest style strategy to keep a look interesting (without taxing myself mentally) is to mix femme elements with tomboy pieces. As always, it’s all about contrasting polar pieces to create an unexpected balance. Plus, somehow my closet seems to either be filled with tomboyish pieces or distinctly feminine things – sometimes it pays off to not have too much middle ground if you can still achieve a balance with an unbalanced wardrobe!
The next few weeks are particularly busy (all with good things though!) so I’ll be really heavily relying on all my favourite auto-drive styling tricks. It’s those formulaic systems that really save me when I’m stressed – balancing femme-with-tough pieces, sleek vs. bohemian or just replicating FranΓ§oise Hardy’s outfits, which always works. I was asked quite a few times in my Blogging 101 survey (which you can still fill out here if you have questions!) how I stay inspired – while I definitely flip through Pinterest to source inspiration, it’s these little parameters I stick to that help with styling more than anything! Do you guys have any go-to formulas for pulling together a look you feel good in?
On another note, as we check out for the weekend, don’t forget to get your entry in for this week’s Sole Society giveaway! Contest ends Sunday so don’t let the weekend blow by without entering! Happy weekend everyone πŸ™‚

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12 Comments

  • Reply Petra Zeller January 24, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Beautiful flower print dress. Great style with the jacket.
    happy friday.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com

  • Reply shopandtwirl.com January 24, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    I love love love the print of that dress. You styled it perfectly! Have a great weekend πŸ™‚

  • Reply Natali January 24, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Such a beautiful outfit! You look very pretty!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • Reply Olivia Law January 24, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    This is stunning, you look beautiful and I love the jacket. The florals are gorgeous xo

  • Reply Gabriele January 24, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    gorgeous outfit love that dress very much!! xx

  • Reply Carmen January 24, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Really pretty coat and you combined it so well πŸ™‚
    xx

  • Reply RedRoom January 24, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Love that dress. You can never go wrong with a cute floral print.

  • Reply Monika Faulkner January 24, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    Your floral dress is perfect with the military-inspired coat, Alex…who would have "thunk" it?! It's often that bit of style tension between pieces that makes a look really interesting – as opposed to merely pretty – isn't it?!
    When I'm putting together an outfit, I usually decide on one item that I simply "must" wear that day, and build everything else around it; but I have to admit, sometimes the look morphs so much, that original choice isn't even in the final cut anymore!! πŸ˜€

    http://www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

  • Reply Samantha January 25, 2014 at 1:38 am

    Great tips on styling! I love checking out lookbooks online, particularly Zara & J Crew. They always inspire me to create something fabulous, without having to shop!

    Samantha
    http://www.thefamilyjewels.ca

  • Reply shesseasonallyinspired January 25, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    Love that dress!! It's perfect to bring in a little spring into your life this time of year! xo

  • Reply Claire L. January 26, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Definitely love the coat <3 You look gorgeous as always <3

    http://www.vonvogue.com/
    New Post: Overalls
    Love, Claire from Vancouver, Canada.

  • Reply Mia February 6, 2014 at 7:19 am

    Das Outfit sieht soooo schΓΆn aus πŸ™‚

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