French Dog Blues

March 11, 2014

Skirt & sweater c/o 424 Fifth, 3.1 Phillip Lim bag c/o Target Canada,
heels c/o Seychelles, H&M sunglasses

I don’t think it’s fair to play favourites in most things (I’m a middle child, obviously) but I’ve got to admit…this 424 Fifth skirt is easily my favourite new piece in my closet. Red, femme and perfect. To call it a statement piece though would be an understatement – I wore this around Granville Island the other day to pick up flowers and though I didn’t really think twice when wearing it out, it was definitely attention grabbing. Ended up getting stopped by a few people in the five minutes I was there, which was both awesome and also a bit overwhelming.
As much as I love a really femme, romantic look, tempering the girly vibe of this skirt with edgier shoes, unkempt wavy hair and a cute yet staple sweater helps make it feel a bit more wearable and more “me.” Other options to toughen it up: leather jacket, booties, nubby sweater or a basic crop top!
If you want to shop the skirt, sweater or any of 424 Fifth’s other amazing offerings yourself and happen to be in Vancouver, be sure to stop by the Bay tonight! The lovely Joy Pecknold will be kicking off the line’s launch and it will definitely be worth attending!
On another note, I am so happy and honoured about being included in Who What Wear’s Best New Style Bloggers to Bookmark Now roundup. I’m included alongside some of my favourite style bloggers and it all just feels a bit surreal. Thank you to all of you as always for your amazing support – feels very special to be recognized in this way and I’ve had so many amazing emails and messages about it since it went live Sunday night.
French Dog Blues – Babyshambles

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  • Reply Emma Finlayson March 11, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    Loving that collection!
    Love this on you and those are killer heels!
    xo Emma

  • Reply Jaclyn Leblanc March 11, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    That skirt = fabulous

  • Reply Naomi March 11, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    I love your skirt! And the top is cute~

    xoxo, The Occasional Indulgence

  • Reply Leesa H. March 11, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    so nice!

  • Reply Naghmeh March 11, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    That skirt is incredible! and your sweater is just way too cute 🙂

  • Reply Armaghan Mehrsa March 11, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    The silhouette of that skirt is something I've been searching for! Love this outfit.

  • Reply Natali March 11, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Gorgeous outfit! You look so Parisienne chic 🙂

  • Reply alison*elle March 11, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    That skirt is fabulous, Alex! And congrats on the feature 🙂

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply rainesmom March 11, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    Loving the new 424 Fifth collection! Have the Olympic blue/white dobby stripe dress on order – can't wait to get it.

  • Reply Olivia Law March 11, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    These are such beautiful photos !I love the colour xo

  • Reply Emily March 11, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Looove these colours together, they look really great!


  • Reply Faith March 11, 2014 at 10:07 pm

    Love everything about your look! Fabulous!

  • Reply ashi March 12, 2014 at 12:10 am

    love the skirt and the top together! lovely looks 🙂

  • Reply Jen March 12, 2014 at 12:16 am

    Love love love that sweater! I'll be in Vancouver Easter weekend and am so excited to shop at the Bay. The one in Halifax is nowhere near as good as Vancouver. Congrats on your WWW honor – well deserved! xo

  • Reply Monika Faulkner March 12, 2014 at 12:33 am

    A big congratulations on the nod from WhoWhatWear…very exciting!! And talk about a look that's perfectly edgy-chic!! I love the way you toned down the "cocktail" feel of the skirt with the fun sweater…and those shoes are simply to-die-for!!

  • Reply t March 12, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Fun skirt!

  • Reply Kacie Ellis March 12, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    Adorable sweater! My sister has a frenchie and I think she needs this sweater!

  • Reply Marisa March 12, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Congrats on the Who What Wear New Bloggers round-up! That is an amazing and totally deserving accolade. I've really enjoyed watching your blog gain so much attention and success, Alex! With outfits like this adorable, French-inspired one, it's no wonder why 🙂


  • Reply Leah March 13, 2014 at 1:53 am

    That skirt looks amazing on you!

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