In My Room

May 5, 2011
On this particularly gloomy and grey day here in Vancouver, I honestly didn’t feel like doing anything other than reading, writing, and studying in my audaciously daffodil yellow room.  I spend a good deal of time in here, always with my trusty pink laptop rigged up (I’m a colour person obviously).  Here’s a little tour of one of my most-frequented and favourite spots! 

Pretty little things around my room – my favourite nail polishes, comfy and colourful pillows, a bouquet of flowers from Matt and my little plant, Lola by Marc Jacobs

My wine rack which at best will have maybe two bottles of wine in it.  My single bottle looked so lonely, I decided to throw in some vodka to keep it company.  Always the classy lady.

Don’t get me started on my closet…it is WAY too small, and as you can see my poor clothes are so cramped.  On a good note, here’s a new little bubblegum pink addition to my wardrobe – excited to wear it in Mexico!

You can tell a lot about a person from looking at their books.  The ones that I’m currently reading or have just wrapped up include some classic literary works, fashion books, and a piece of fiction centered around my favourite psychologist, Carl Jung.  Considering the fact that I studied Psych, live for fashion, and am passionate about literature, it all kind of seems fitting.  And of course, I always have a Vogue and my diary.

A painting by Cree artist Jerry Whitehead…it was quite a happy coincidence that this painting basically depicts my family: Mum and Dad, three girls, and one boy. I like to think I’m the one in the yellow.

Not to bother you with any annoying vacation countdowns, but I am currently ELEVEN days away from Puerto Vallarta and waaaaaaaay too excited!!!  I tend to take out my anxiety (even if it’s the good kind) by shopping, so I’ve now somehow accumulated a “vacation wardrobe” that could easily last me five trips.  Whatever, I guess at least I’ll be prepared! Hope you’re all having a lovely Thursday! 

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  • Reply Red Reidinghood May 5, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Thank you for your sweet comment, love!
    I adore your pink skirt!
    Do you wanna follow each other?


  • Reply Marie a la Mode May 5, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    I wear Lola, too! It's my favorite perfume! The next time I'm in Vancouver I think I'll buy you a bottle of wine so the twins aren't so lonely ; )

  • Reply pelininstyle May 5, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    What a nice place!

  • Reply Cee May 5, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Your poor wine rack, it looks just like mine 🙁 Actually, mine might be even sadder… Our kitchen has one built into the counter, but it's always empty. (Mainly because if we have wine, we drink it. Also classy.) I love that I can see that Club Monaco blouse that I also bought hanging in your closet. And The Little Dictionary of Fashion? Pretty much my favourite book of all time 🙂

  • Reply Matina May 6, 2011 at 3:21 am

    Love the colours in your room:) Post some of your fave things that you are taking with you to Puerto Vallarta!! Any cute bathing suits or dresses??

  • Reply Matina May 6, 2011 at 3:21 am

    Love the colours in your room:) Post some of your fave things that you are taking with you to Puerto Vallarta!! Any cute bathing suits or dresses??

  • Reply haus of chic May 6, 2011 at 3:59 am

    great post!

  • Reply Jen May 6, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Oooh Lola! I think it smells divine and thought about getting it for so long, but then by the time I was ready to make the plunge too many people I knew already owned it 🙁 It is a lovely scent regardless! And I lol'd at your wine rack/vodka!

    Hope you're having a great week Alex! xo

  • Reply Sandy Joe May 6, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    One of my favourite Beach Boys song! I just finished reading that Coco Chanel book and it was pretty epic. Thanks so much for the wonderful comment! You have definitely become a must read; I'm always excited to find fellow Canadian bloggers.

    xThe Pretty Secrets

  • Reply Cara May 6, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    Love your collection of nail polish! Am reading that same Chanel book too 😉
    xo Cara

  • Reply Krystal May 6, 2011 at 4:05 pm

    I love all the color in the midst of your grey day 🙂

  • Reply Sarah May 6, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    I love that you have James Joyce in your stack of books. That book haunts me from university days gone by!


  • Reply Fashion Cappuccino May 6, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Alexandra! This post makes me feel so happy! I love that you have fresh flowers in your room (if they're from your boyfriend, kudos to him! How sweet!). I can imagine you wearing that gorgeous pink skirt and looking fabulous! I can't wait to see it on you! And the books?! Same as mine! I love to read lots of classics and fashion magazines of course! You must be so excited for your upcoming vacation! Wishing you an amazing weekend! xoxoxoo

  • Reply Pop Champagne May 6, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    the pink skirt you got is so cute, and yeah my closet is too small too!! love the lola perfume you got 🙂

  • Reply hélène May 7, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Ugh it's been raining all frickin week here in montreal… so depressing. Though they're predicting amazing weather all week! Love seeing little tidbits from your personal space 🙂

    You're so lucky to be going to Mexico, i'm very jealous!

    Have a great weekend babe xx

  • Reply Fifth Sparrow May 7, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Agreed, the rain is driving me crazy… isn't it May?!
    But I love this little post, your room looks adorable and I always love snooping at the books that people are reading- it really is so telling and interesting!
    And YAY!! I don't blame you for being so excited for Mexico- SUN!!!

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  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} May 8, 2011 at 12:54 am

    Alex, i love the tour! i think these are some of my fave kinda posts b/c we get to see inside your world and i like what i see! i'd imagined you lived in a multi-hued home where delicate fantasy's appeared in every corner. even if the closet is crammed, it still is full of "to-die-fors"!!! new skirt is SO pretty, the pale pastels look great on you, case in point that swell soft yellow CM one that i adore. is it only 9 more sleeps left till you leave? omg, so exciting!

    i love reading Jung and have Memories, Dreams, Reflections on repeat. your collection is so diverse, no wonder you can chat about anything and everything. you are a girl in the know! that painting is indeed something special, it's wonderful when they mean that much and have symbolism involved.

    and girl, this weather sitch is something, right? did you see that downpour today??? the rain was pelting and splashed up inside all our windows, mass puddles to wipe up : ( i think Mylo assumes he is a bird and was treating it like a bath, that cat really is out of his mind! baha. hope you're keeping warm, dry and cozy love, happy weekend. ♥

    pea ess: thanks for your comment and the understanding of my mild absence. work is incredz, i love it total!!!! 2 mornings this week we burned incense and did guided meditations together – how cool is that? my heart is galactic but it's also a strong learning curve so even though my hearts living the high life my mind feels the vice grips. taking is ease this weekend, hope you are too. xo

  • Reply Jony May 8, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Alex, great post of your room, love seeing these pictures! You have some beautiful nail polishes and the fresh flowers!

    x Jony

  • Reply Tami May 9, 2011 at 3:37 am

    aw, gloomy days are always a bummer, but i love the things in your room! The colors are so fun, and i hope that really beats out the cloudy weather 🙂 Haha, fabulous blog, and i can't wait for your next post!

    xoxo Tami at

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