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Winter Whites

January 3, 2014
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to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, winter whites, club monaco cashmere sweater, old navy fur trimmed parka, joe fresh skinny jeans, sole society riding boots, massimo dutti tote, zara knit scarf, winter style
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, winter whites, club monaco cashmere sweater, old navy fur trimmed parka, joe fresh skinny jeans, sole society riding boots, massimo dutti tote, zara knit scarf, winter style
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, winter whites, club monaco cashmere sweater, old navy fur trimmed parka, joe fresh skinny jeans, sole society riding boots, massimo dutti tote, zara knit scarf, winter style
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant, winter whites, club monaco cashmere sweater, old navy fur trimmed parka, joe fresh skinny jeans, sole society riding boots, massimo dutti tote, zara knit scarf, winter style
Boots c/o Sole Society, parka c/o Old Navy, Joe Fresh skinnies,
bag c/o Massimo Dutti, jacket c/o Free People, Club Monaco sweater

It’s hard to believe these pictures were taken only a short little while ago – in typical Vancouver fashion, the little snow we did get this winter got quickly washed away by our West Coast rain and this snow covering on the Sea Wall already feels like a distant memory! Fortunately, it did stick around long enough to serve as the perfect backdrop for one of my favourite cold season trends: winter whites!
There are a couple tricks to keep in mind with winter whites. Like a denim-on-denim look, unless you’ve got a supermodel’s height and frame, you’ll likely want to vary the tones on top and bottom slightly so that the look is intentionally neutral, rather than Michelin Man-esque. Also try punctuating the icier white tones with touches of warm brown or another brighter tone, which helps ground the whole look and breaks up the expanse of white. And like any other monochromatic or neutral toned look, playing up texture is key for keeping the outfit from looking too flat. I’ve thrown together faux fur, fuzzy wool, cable knit cashmere, a chunky knit, leather and suede here, all in slightly varying shades of brown, khaki or white. Et voilΓ  – winter whites made easy!
Speaking of winter, it already feels like January’s speeding by – can’t believe it’s already the 3rd today! I spent a good long time working through Lara Casey’s amazing 2014 goal-setting series and it felt so good to really hone in on my vision for the year. I already had a couple general goals but making the vision that much more clear makes everything so much more exciting – can’t wait to start carrying out the beginnings of my annual goals this month!
The only part about Lara’s series that I have to get back to is what my song for 2014 is – lately, all I’ve been listening to is Weezer’s “No One Else” on constant repeat and thanks to my obsessive nature, I can’t get into any other song until this streak is done. Which is kind of shitty because this song is apparently just about a girlfriend of River Cuomo’s who kept cheating on him, so…not really something I want to set my whole year to, whether it’s my current musical obsession or not. Give me some musical recommendations please and thank you, and if you haven’t checked out Lara’s series yet, do so here!

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30 Comments

  • Reply Emma Finlayson January 3, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Lovely! The different colours and tones are perfect together!
    xo Emma
    http://strollingthecityinheels.com

  • Reply Olivia Law January 3, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    I love whites for winter! Your boots are gorgeous xo

  • Reply Naghmeh January 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Love how you've done winter whites here. The brown tones look really good πŸ™‚
    xo

  • Reply Gabriele January 3, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    love this outfit so much! perfect! happy NY btw! xx

  • Reply OceanWind January 3, 2014 at 5:08 pm

    Looks such a cozy, warm and soft outfit. The color pallet is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing Lara Casey's blog, read it briefly right now so inspiring! Going to dig into it later, looks like I'm going to spend there a lot of time…

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  • Reply Dana January 3, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    super cute- love the layered look. you look so cozy!

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  • Reply LPFashionPhilosophy January 3, 2014 at 7:45 pm

    Gorgeous!

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    ox from NYC!
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  • Reply Carmen January 3, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    So super pretty! I love the combination of brown and white πŸ™‚
    xx

  • Reply Natali January 4, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Beautiful outfit! Love your jacket and bag!

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  • Reply Ana Parfenova January 4, 2014 at 6:55 am

    Lovely cat eye, and I can't help but always admire your layering! You nailed this winter whites look. So pretty.

    xoxo Ana
    http://www.brokenstiletto.com

  • Reply Monika Faulkner January 4, 2014 at 8:47 am

    I adore a monochromatic look like yours here…it always feels so sleek, even with multiple layers!! And nobody does a rosy cheek and lip combination like you, Alex; you always look like you've just come in from a "snow day!!" πŸ™‚

    http://www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

  • Reply www.theskimplelife.com January 4, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Love the winter layers. I'm so jealous. I miss the winters in Chicago back home. Great post =)

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  • Reply FASHION TALES January 4, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    I agree, and love the variant tones in neutrals. Beautifully refreshing. It's always great to set your vision plan for the year! Happy New Year! /Madison

  • Reply Claudia January 5, 2014 at 9:05 pm

    Beautiful x

    Claudia
    http://pink-manolos.blogspot.com

  • Reply JennyScribbles January 5, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    love the white/camel colour palette! very classic look

    xo
    jen
    http://www.frocksandfrivolity.blogspot.com
    http://www.jennyscribbles.com

  • Reply Ramona January 6, 2014 at 5:50 am

    Such a wonderful winter whites and you wear tan color the best. Wonderful and classic.
    β™₯
    xoxo Ra

    http://ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie

  • Reply Maja Mladenovic January 6, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Love it! You look absolutely amazing! Love your style!

    http://fashion-board.blogspot.com/

  • Reply travelred January 7, 2014 at 2:39 am

    I would love to know the brand and shade of lipstick you are wearing in this post; beautiful!

  • Reply Mary Mar January 7, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    This is awesome!!! Everything is just perfect!!!
    Marymar
    http://fashionbyladym.blogspot.com

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