Boys Don’t Cry

November 30, 2011

Blazer c/o Shoppalu, H&M tank, necklace & ring,
Club Monaco clutch, Zara pants, Michael Kors heels 

When the lovely ladies at Shoppalu gifted me this vintage menswear-inspired blazer, I decided I really wanted to draw the focus to it and give it some structure. I layered my fitted black Club Monaco blazer underneath it to define the lapels and then threw on my much-loved and -worn leather belt from Mexico into a loose knot around my waist. The result? A menswear-inspired look that still has some feminine structure!

So this week has been “dailies” week, in which we turn our schedule from a weekly publication to putting out a paper every day. It’s actually been really fun despite the obviously increased stress levels…I’m such a procrastinator and work much more effectively when I have a finite amount of time to work with, so it’s been great to cover some really fun or important stories in a really in-depth and condensed way. I did a really interesting story about the battle for legal aid yesterday (which I have some already-invested interest in as my dad is a lawyer), and am working on a story about how to look festive for holiday parties without looking kitschy today. It’s kind of cool to cover such a huge range of topics over such a short amount of time!

Anyway, I’m so close to the end…after this week, I have one more big project and then I’m done, done, done!!! Hope all you lovelies are having a great week so far, and just to creep you out…happy humpday! To Vogue or Bust

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  • Reply Chic in Vancity November 30, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    Loving the combination here! Club Monaco clutch is to die for!


  • Reply lisa November 30, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Love this belted blazer look and the leopard clutch with it.

  • Reply FMK Vintage and Fairy Tale November 30, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    This look is so so elegant!!! Very well done!!

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  • Reply She's Dressing Up November 30, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    I love the styling! Gorgeous clutch <3

  • Reply Cloudline Chic Flows November 30, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    my beautiful you are a winner in the quest for uniqueness and quality style!! Love everything about your today's look You look absolutely gorgeous!

    ps: you neckpiece is my favourite buy. I had bought it a month ago and keep on wearing it ever since especially to give an edgy twist in chunky sweater looks! 😉

  • Reply Elisabeth November 30, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Love your belt, such an inspiration! A Helsinkian hello!


  • Reply India November 30, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Lovely look!

  • Reply Ellie November 30, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    This outfit is so beautiful. I love how you made it look very feminine as well!
    Have a great day 🙂

  • Reply Bella November 30, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Such a great idea layering the two blazers, super cute look!
    Happy to hear you are in the final stretch before Christmas break! Good luck this week with your dailies 🙂
    Bella xo

  • Reply Leonie November 30, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Gorgeous blazer and you styled it so well with the leopard print clutch and brown belt!

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  • Reply Bonnie November 30, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I am so happy that you are almost finished with everything! It is definitely the "crunch time" of the semester. I cannot wait until break — it is much needed.

    This menswear-inspired blazer is absolute perfection. I am such a blazer whore.
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  • Reply Ash Louise November 30, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Gahhhh! Could you look more beautiful!
    I love your outfit, i love that belt, and that jacket, and that clutch… (um I think I could go on forever here)
    And I think I need to read your about me stuff, because I want to know more about this job/school/internship (???) that you're doing.
    I LOVE TO WRITE! but novels… and I'm soo jealous of journalist, because they can take all the emotion and fact that I put in 500 pages, into about 5 paragraphs! Thats talent!!!

  • Reply flower pony* chloe November 30, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Two layered blazers?! Genius! I love this look! Especially the contrasting belt! Love love love it!

    And your publication sounds so interesting! Especially the wide range of topics you get to cover! Hope it continues to treat you well, Alexandra!

  • Reply Kiki Janku November 30, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Hello there sweetie! Thanks for the lovely comment, it means a lot to me!
    Great outfit, I love your eyes! Great post!

    Hope you're having a great evening!

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  • Reply Sam November 30, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Love this jacket, is it tweed? I need to learn to tie my belt like that, any tips?

  • Reply BlueVanilla November 30, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Super cute I love the belt and clutch!

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  • Reply JennaStevie November 30, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    You definitely rocked it, this blazer is so awesome and looks less severe than it could have with the belt and those pants. The clutch is the perfect touch. So gorgeous!
    Oh sounds like fun tpoics to cover, reminds me that I have a christmas party coming up! Yikes

  • Reply Matina December 1, 2011 at 1:53 am

    alex!!! i just caught up on all of your posts. you look so beautiful and great outfits as well. yes, i am back from my asia travels and would love to see you soon. will msg you asaap!!!! xoxo


  • Reply Megan December 1, 2011 at 2:34 am

    I love your style so much! This clutch is awesome and I love how you layered everything up on top to create structure. I just added you to my list of favorite blogs on my page – you've quickly won your way into my heart with your sweet personality and lovely outfits! 🙂 Keep up the great work!

  • Reply Cee December 1, 2011 at 3:58 am

    I just love what you did with this blazer, Alex, it's not at all what I was expecting when I first saw it – it's better! I don't know why on earth I've never thought of belting a blazer before, I will have to try it immediately 🙂 So glad to hear you're finally almost at the end of the semester. [Oh, and if you could give me tips on how to get things done in a finite amount of time, that would be great… I have a deadline Friday and my article does not have one word yet.] Can't wait to see you so so soon, love!

  • Reply Michelle's Style File December 1, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Your leopard print clutch is fabulous!


  • Reply Shannon December 1, 2011 at 4:28 am

    Love how you put this look together. Very pretty.

  • Reply Alexandra December 1, 2011 at 8:10 am

    love this look! That shopalu jacket is fantastic! You styled it so well! Love the necklace too!


  • Reply Suzi Maynard December 1, 2011 at 10:14 am

    wow. such beautiful photographs and such amazingly chic style.

    suzi x
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  • Reply Nicol T. December 1, 2011 at 10:52 am

    awesome, the blazer!! the necklace too!!

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  • Reply Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris December 1, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Cool look, the clutch is beautiful…and I also love the look from your last post! I have just discovered your blog and I'm your new follower!

  • Reply Rae-Emily Smith December 1, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Love the belt around the blazer, very nice!


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  • Reply Annie December 1, 2011 at 1:38 pm

    Love this outfit! And your clutch…pretty fantastic 🙂

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  • Reply Framicetta December 1, 2011 at 2:23 pm

    I really love your necklace and your clutch 🙂


  • Reply House Of Jeffers December 1, 2011 at 3:41 pm

    Don't you just love menswear? Your blazer looks perfectly chic on you! And I love the clutch!


  • Reply GIRL AND CLOSET December 1, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Aw, Alex you look SO pretty in these photos and you did an amazing job styling that blazer + the belt is a beautiful touch, and I'm loving the simple & clean silhouette of your pants. Stunning! And go Alex, sounds like you're putting together some amazing projects. SO excited to see you this Saturday too. xo veronika

  • Reply Leah December 1, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    I love the strong shoulder on that blazer. You are gorgeous.

    xo L.

  • Reply Cara December 1, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Love the knotted belt, it was the perfect touch! That and the leopard clutch 🙂
    xo Cara

  • Reply It's Strangely Me December 1, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    LOVE what you did with the vintage blazer, it looks so lady-like/professional.


  • Reply Hanna & Christel December 1, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    fab outfit! and we are madly in love with your clutch!


  • Reply Lindsay R December 1, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    looking lovely! and you are just gorgeous!


  • Reply WestmountFashionista December 1, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Great blazer and I love the addition of the belt, it ties in the clutch wonderfully.


  • Reply ellinelle December 1, 2011 at 9:59 pm look fabulous , I could see this outfit in some of streetstyle blogs ..Love the grey jacket and belt ..perfection !

  • Reply Abi December 1, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    ♥ for the clutch, Im now follwing !!!

  • Reply V December 2, 2011 at 3:21 am

    I love that leopard clutch!!! and great blazer.


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  • Reply Michelle Lee December 2, 2011 at 4:41 am

    love the leopard 🙂

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  • Reply Miss Kwong December 2, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    you're such a beauty! the neck accessory and your whole outfit is just perfect.

    suits u sooo well..

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  • Reply paledivision December 2, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I love the outfit!
    You look amazing in that blazer and the leopard printed clutch really gives it a hint of edginess 🙂

  • Reply Erika December 2, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    beautiful outfit!

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  • Reply EffeVi December 2, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Hi!great style!!!

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} December 2, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    okay girl..just trying to wrap my head around this concept…….a blazer under a blazer?! mind officially blown! i have never-ever-ever seen anyone do this but the idea is brilliant. i am floored with how simple but effective its results are. thanks so much for this treasured tip : )

    gorgeous look in it's entirety and of course you are a sensation of beauty.

    oh, i do the last minute thing too. it's weird but i also function better when making a blast at finishing something that i could have started weeks prior. congrats again on all these articles, gonna be having to create a new portfolio soon cos the current one will fill up in no time! xo ♥

  • Reply lifeisamaze December 2, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Beautiful outfit !

  • Reply unitatan December 3, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    love your necklace, for sure <3

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  • Reply April Lyn December 3, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    I have a blazer similar to this, love how you belted it! You have the prettiest face, seriously look like a better version of Meghan Fox 😉

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    the suit for dreams.

  • Reply Kasia December 4, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Great blog & so beautiful photos!

  • Reply Marie a la Mode December 4, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    I love it Alexandra! And you styled it so well, with the leopard print clutch, the ring, everything. LOVE THIS!

  • Reply Nina Trendsurvivor Papaioannou December 4, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Love the outfit and the leopard clutch!

  • Reply cryskay December 5, 2011 at 7:09 am

    you are simply gorgeous!!! love the way you wore the belt. xx

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