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One of the Boys

November 12, 2014
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Pollen Sweater sweater (similar on sale), Aritzia pants (similar),
scarf c/o Joe Fresh (similar), Shoe Embassy brogues (similar),
sunnies c/o Sole Society, bag c/o Roots Canada
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A bit of a later post today, and it’s all because of Sonic Highways, Dave Grohl’s incredible documentary about the Foo Fighters on the road while recording their latest album and the amazing rock history in each city they stop by in. Anyone who knows me knows Dave Grohl is my first and greatest love (it’s been a passionate one-sided love affair since I was like 12 years old) and so that coupled with the fact that I’m a serious rock history freak (definitely took rock history in uni [and aced it, duh]), it’s no surprise I got totally sucked into an hours-long marathon last night at the cost of doing, well…anything else. You need to watch it if you aren’t already on it (catch the trailer here), though be wary of getting pulled into it like I did because now I have a pretty lame reason for being as groggy as I am today. In fact, an iteration of this menswear-inspired look is all I’m going to be able to muster style-wise today – click through to see the whole look!

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I’ve been on a serious menswear kick as of late, if you haven’t already noticed (exhibit A, B and C are all recent expressions of this obsession). I’m always drawn to tomboyish ensembles but seriously, post-Europe all I want to wear are my menswear pieces. I guess it’s probably because when I was walking about 10K a day exploring cities, I was really reliant on pieces that had a certain amount of edge and attitude to them but needed them to still be comfortable, and the right menswear-inspired look definitely fits that bill. I love the nonchalance and almost sensual aspect of borrowing from the boys – it’s almost as if you need to be pretty confident in your womanliness to throw on strong men’s pieces and still maintain your femininity somehow.
Anyway, as much as I love a good femme look, I find myself drawn more and more to these cool-yet-cozy looks, particularly during the winter. Pieces that bridge menswear and femme styling (like my favourite Grace bag from Roots or these delicate yet strong Aritzia pants [you can score similar ones at an amazing price from ASOS!]) help keep the look from being too borrowed-from-the-boys, while a dash of lippie and beachy waves are definite proof that I am, in fact, still a girl.
Do you guys tend to start borrowing from the boys more during the winter months as well? What are your favourite ways of balancing the femme and masculine?
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12 Comments

  • Reply Sabina B. November 12, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Love the scarf! Nice photos, too!

    http://jeansandroses.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt November 12, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    I love that red sweater on you!
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

  • Reply Isabel Robertson November 13, 2014 at 2:23 am

    Great outfit! The scarf is amazing and looks so cozy!

    xx,
    Isabel
    http://bellasfashionjournal.com

  • Reply Natali November 13, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Beautiful, minimalistic and masculine outfit! You look stunning!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • Reply Aleczandra Sallows November 13, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Perfect outfit. The scarf and those oxfords are amazing!

    http://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

  • Reply Claire Miller November 13, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Awesome shots πŸ™‚ I think you must share your photos on http://www.voguedrobe.com, too πŸ™‚

  • Reply Leslie Rossi November 13, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Hi Alexandra! Love the post and your blog. I nominated you for a Liebster Award on my blog. http://alifewellconsumed.com/2014/11/13/liebsteraward/

    Thanks!
    Leslie
    http://www.alifewellconsumed.com

  • Reply Jill Owen November 14, 2014 at 4:45 am

    Oops – apologies if this comes up twice, might have lost the last one! I found your blog while I was searching for some Canadian lifestyle blogs to follow (I'm originally from Van but live in San Fran now) since I recently started one. It was so inspirational reading your "about" page, and how you started this as a creative outlet to mitigate your corporate career path. That's exactly what I have done too, and it's made me so happy! You're a great example of how good things come to those who follow their passions πŸ™‚

    http://www.champagneforeveryday.com

  • Reply Maria Fashion November 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Lovely scarf <3

    Would you like to follow each other? Check out my blog and facebook page:
    http://mariaisonfashion.blogspot.ro/
    https://www.facebook.com/maria.is.on.fashion

  • Reply Eea November 23, 2014 at 9:44 pm

    Loving the scarf and the red sweater. Perfect for fall.

    Eea P
    http://www.eeapetrescu.com

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