All of the Lights

August 16, 2011

I got an email recently from We Love Wool asking me to contribute to a campaign they’re currently running called Fashion by Feelings.  Basically, instead of tangible inspirations, looks are created and submitted based on the feeling that they elicit.  You can find my look here – there’s some great prizes up for grabs so your votes are much appreciated!

Club Monaco mens cashmere sweater, pearl necklace, H&M skirt & rings,
Aldo booties, vintage eel-skin clutch

I decided to throw a beloved and very-worn mens cashmere sweater together with an itty-bitty sequin skirt – I picked “chic” as my feeling, but looking back I should’ve picked “happy” since that’s what I felt all yesterday (best. day. ever).  Wrote my final exam in the morning, had a mocha, did this shoot, biked through Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island, then back over Lions Gate, went to IKEA…it was literally perfect.  It was supposed to rain all day but I think someone tipped Mother Nature off about me finishing my course and she decided to make it sunny for me!  Thanks girlfriend.

Hope you’re all enjoying your Tuesdays!  I’m off to work in a couple of hours but am hoping to finally end my hunt for a great pair of wide-legged, high-waisted jeans beforehand – any suggestions as to where I should look?

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  • Reply Sarah August 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    This sounds like the perfect Vancouver day! Glad you had a good one after your last exam. I hope you got a frozen yogurt at IKEA, too!

  • Reply Naghmeh August 16, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    That's how you look on the day of your last final? you should see me lol I always look like a zombie.
    You actually look very happy and calm in the photos 🙂 gorgeous look.


  • Reply Leonie August 16, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Nice outfit, you styled it very nicely with the sequin skirt 🙂 Where were these pictures taken? It looks beautiful there!
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  • Reply vjm August 16, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Great photos, Alex!

    Where abouts is that boardwalk you're on? Is that at North Van?

  • Reply Marie a la Mode August 16, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    These photos are gorgeous! Of course they wouldn't be without you in them ; ) Congrats on writing your final exam! It must feel soooo good to be done.

  • Reply JennaStevie August 16, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    So gorgeous, love the chunky sweater with that skirt. Sounds like a really great day my dear, congrats on being done your exam 🙂

  • Reply Cee August 17, 2011 at 12:51 am

    Congratulations on finishing your course! No wonder you look so radiant and happy in these photos 🙂 I'm so sad that I can't participate in the We Love Wool competition, but I'm so allergic to wool it's painful… I'll just have to cast a vote for all of my favourite ladies instead 😉 And I would vote for that skirt any day, it's amazing. I always love all white, but am far too prone to spilling food to try the same thing myself 🙁 Maybe one day.
    PS: The blue blouse/pink dress swap is officially a deal 😀

  • Reply Miss Cupcake August 17, 2011 at 1:50 am

    You looks so beautiful!!! I love your outfit!!

    XOXO, CC

  • Reply August 17, 2011 at 4:29 am

    where did you take these pics? Love the setting for them. sounds like a productive and fun day – gotta enjoy every last second of the sun as there's only a few more weeks of summer before our rain returns!

  • Reply alison*elle August 17, 2011 at 4:48 am

    Echoing everyone else, where did you take these pictures? I don't recognize it! Your cashmere sweater looks sooo soft and comfy 🙂

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply Laksmono August 17, 2011 at 6:27 am

    You alway look stunning!

  • Reply creative laboratory August 17, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Que guapa!!

  • Reply A Fine Balance August 17, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    You look wonderful! I cant believe that’s a mens sweater from CM….is it recent?

  • Reply Sweet Harvest Moon August 17, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    So pretty! Love it!

  • Reply Meisha.Style August 17, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    love oversize sweater with the pearls! so beautiful!

  • Reply Lara August 17, 2011 at 9:46 pm

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  • Reply Michelle's Style File August 18, 2011 at 9:31 am

    You look beautiful! LOve this outfit- new follower.


  • Reply gillybeancandyjar August 18, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    ooohh that looks so classy! And love that it's a men's sweater but it still looks great!

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} August 19, 2011 at 2:59 am

    well they nailed it when they involved you doll! and what a perfect title to their campaign, you embody fashion by feeling!!! you are stunning, and i don't think that word could ever be overused when it comes to YOU.

    oh my gosh though, however do you get SO much done in one day? share the secret, i need more than a 60 minute mark within each hour ; ) hope you scored the jean hook-up – happy almost weekend! can't wait to see you next Tuesday. we can discuss possible Bach try-outs then too – ha! xoox ♥

  • Reply Aney August 19, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    Gorgeous white ensemble! Love the knitted jumper and shoes

  • Reply Cara August 19, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    Gorgeous outfit Alex, perfect for the We Love Wool Campaign, and these are stunning photos!
    xo Cara

  • Reply aliciafashionista August 20, 2011 at 12:22 am

    I thought I'd already commented on this post, but apparently my comments were kept to myself and not actually typed to you…fail 😛 So, to be far more useful I'd like to say gorgeous outfit! Love your layering of light colours and that you rocked a men's sweater!! Great seeing you last night my darling xo

  • Reply Emilie August 20, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    awesome look, so romantic 🙂 you look great darling!!


  • Reply Mr. Newton August 20, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    Stunning look! The sweater, necklace, skirt, and booties are all pitch-perfect! x

  • Reply Julie August 24, 2011 at 6:57 am

    Great pics!! Looks lovely.

  • Reply QHYAPPLE August 27, 2011 at 9:06 am

    you looks like a movie star,who has a sexy lips !!

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  • Reply Collections August 27, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Love this look. That sweater is so great.

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  • Reply Eloïse November 14, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    i like your sweater 😉

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