Candy Cane

December 19, 2011

Club Monaco coat, vintage dress, H&M sweater,
belt & booties, Rebecca Minkoff bag, ring c/o Social Experiment

This outfit is my own sartorial interpretation of a candy cane – stripes of red, white and a touch of green! Not gonna lie, if I look a bit worse for wear in this post it’s because I’d had a tad too much holiday cheer the night before. A few of my favourite girls were back in town for the weekend only so we made the most of our mini reunion. It was so good to not only have such a fun night out with them, but to have the day after to lounge around watching Christmas movies, eating pizza and catching up.

I have even more “holiday cheer” to look forward to over the coming week. This last stretch before Christmas is always packed with holiday events, that and my favourite little brother (and my only brother so I’m allowed to say that) is home tomorrow, which means we can finally start doing all of our weird traditions together as a family! Christmas Train, here we come.

I’m meeting up with Lily and Peter, the beautiful people behind the blogs Bleed For Fashion and The Starving Stylist, for tea later today. Then Matt and I are meeting for a quick dinner and one last final shop before giving up. We still haven’t even decided what to get each other, is that bad? Hopefully we can figure out something (anything!) tonight. Should be a good day though! What do you all have planned for your week? Did you manage to wrap up your shopping?

Hope you all have great Mondays loves! To Vogue or Bust

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  • Reply Gabrielle December 19, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    I love the first picture, you look super happy 🙂
    I love your coat dear

  • Reply Bonnie December 19, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    You are so gorgeous in this dress! I love the candy cane theme. It totally works for you, especially at this time of year. You have SUPER nice legs, too.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  • Reply Megan December 19, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Love this outfit!!! Those shoes and the dress are beautiful!

  • Reply Cara December 19, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    That coat is so perfect, love the color and cut…and what a bright, fun dress!
    Sounds like you have a fun day ahead of you, yay for Christmas being only 1 week away!!
    xo Cara

  • Reply Casey December 19, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Christmas train?…that sounds Have a great time! Love the belt..

  • Reply Matina December 19, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    you're so gorrrrrrge alex. even if you're hung you're always beautiful. xx


  • Reply world on high heels December 19, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    You look great ! I love your shoes !


  • Reply Gina December 19, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I love the candy cane adaptation! This look is perfect for the season and adds a great dose of holiday cheer!

    Have fun with your family 🙂

    xo, gina

  • Reply Nia Langley December 19, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    You look awesome! I love your blog, and I'm now your 414th follower!

    Hopefully, you'll stop by my blog sometime. Expect to hear from me again!

    Have a great day 🙂

  • Reply lisa December 19, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    I really like the chevron stripes on your vintage dress!

  • Reply alison*elle December 19, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Very stylish candy cane inspired, Alex 🙂 Happy Monday!

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply and so it goes.... December 19, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    LOVE all the straight lines in this look, from the chevron print to the tonal color blocking. Perfection!


  • Reply Anna @ SMS_Style December 19, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Cute! You look a little like Jessica Biel in these pictures xx

    Merry Christmas! xx

  • Reply Small Town Gal December 19, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Love your candy cane version!! So cute on you. I love how you style it with your gorgeous coat.

  • Reply Mila December 19, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Hey, you have a great blog here, love it. Keep it up.
    following :)))

  • Reply December 19, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    So cute! I love this coat… and the dress… and the shoes! Love everything… and damn girl you look good for being a little hungover – teach me your ways 😉


  • Reply Leonie December 19, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Such a pretty 'candy cane' dress! And I still like that Club Monaco coat. So sad I'll be missing out on the Christmas Train, that would have been such a fun thing to do this week.

  • Reply Dora December 19, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Perfect smile,perfect eyes!You are such a beautiful woman! 🙂

  • Reply The Key To Chic December 19, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Red is such an incredible color on you! I'm all done with my shopping, now it's time to wrap up the gifts!

  • Reply Chic in Vancity December 19, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Cute dress! Definitely make a very pretty candy cane! :p
    Wishing you all the luck in the world in completing your Christmas Shopping, I just got back from a "quick" lunch break shop and was shocked at the lineups! Luckily I am pretty much done just the odd loose end to tie up! 🙂
    Happy Holidays!!
    Bella xox

  • Reply Sam December 19, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Don't worry, you look pretty good the day after the night before. I like how you've channeled the candy cane as inspiration. It's a lovely dress, nice simple print. All the best with the rest of your shopping!

  • Reply Christy U lam December 19, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Cute dress, love the combination. You look fabulous !!

  • Reply Flutra December 19, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Beautiful woman in a beautiful dress!
    Much love,
    Flutra from Finland

  • Reply Jasmine Zhu December 19, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    I love your accessories, the necklace especially.

    You don't look bad at all in these photos. You look quite lovely actually.



  • Reply Sabrina December 19, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    beautiful outfit!!

  • Reply Ma Vie December 20, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Your outfit is amazing, I love everything the dress, the boots, the purse, and coat.
    And you have very beautiful eyes, can't wait for more posts from you.


  • Reply Pins, Needles & Fashion December 20, 2011 at 1:10 am

    I love that red dress! you look great. I love the color combo.

  • Reply Cee December 20, 2011 at 1:19 am

    I so regret that I never found a proper way to style this gorgeous dress when you leant it to me… But then again, you undoubtedly would have blown my styling out of the water with this Christmas interpretation. How is it that you manage to make that Minkoff bag work with everything? I want to know 🙂 Hope you're having a wonderful Monday full of holiday cheer, my dear. And I am so taking you up on your reading offer, by the way. Beware!

  • Reply December 20, 2011 at 1:46 am

    good hair!

  • Reply JennaStevie December 20, 2011 at 2:20 am

    I plan on going out for a bit of Christmas cheer soon, finished my finals tonight! I will be looking a bit worse for wear tomorrow I believe.
    You look gorgeous, definitely better than I will haha. I love your candy cane look here! This dress is really pretty, and your layers are perfectly done.

  • Reply seekingstyleblog December 20, 2011 at 2:59 am

    Super cute!
    I love your blog header as well!

  • Reply Beckerman Girls December 20, 2011 at 3:06 am

    I LOVE your brown and red combo!!! Lovin' your style and all of your shades of brown ROCK!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls

  • Reply Kaitlin Mattingly December 20, 2011 at 3:06 am

    that dress is cute and not to mention way festive. i love it

    xoxo katlin

  • Reply Katya December 20, 2011 at 4:14 am

    Holy fantastic outfit 🙂 There is nothing I love more than red & brown mixed together. So perfect for the Holiday season!


  • Reply Hannah December 20, 2011 at 4:46 am

    OMG love this outfit so much!

    xoxo, H

  • Reply Dia December 20, 2011 at 5:32 am

    you are definitely a beautiful woman!

    xo DIa!

  • Reply Wren December 20, 2011 at 5:43 am

    Awesome purse!

    Ah Christmas shopping. I gave up on the boyfriend and got him a mustache key ring that says "Well hello there" when you press a button. Quirky gifts always seem to be the most memorable.


  • Reply jamie December 20, 2011 at 6:24 am

    oh girl, i Just started shopping today! hope you find what to get for your friends soon 🙂 i really love this coat, and i love weird family traditions, haha. hope you and your favorite brother have a good time together!!

    love, jamie

  • Reply Pearl December 20, 2011 at 7:45 am

    I love the festive feel of this outfit! I love the busy season, so many friends and family members, glasses of wine, tea, dinner. Have a great holidays!!!


  • Reply fashioncookie December 20, 2011 at 8:41 am

    love your dress :*

  • Reply M.E December 20, 2011 at 9:38 am

    nice outfit!!

  • Reply cakesandshakes December 20, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Ok, I *gotta* ask, are you not chilly with bare legs? Maybe it's just because I'm so cold at the moment, seeing your (well-styled, cute!!- pics is giving me gooseflesh : ))

  • Reply MarieAntoinette December 20, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    You look like a model today! 😉

  • Reply Dilan Dilir December 20, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    your outfit looks perfect!

  • Reply Annie December 20, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Love this red dress and the brown with it…looks great! And what, may I ask, is a Christmas train? 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Reply vintage process December 20, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Great pictures!! I love it!!

  • Reply Joyce December 20, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    you look gorgeous 😀 love the holiday spirit inspired outfit – i can see your interpretation of the candy cane hehe <3


  • Reply Leah December 20, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Love the Rebecca Minkoff bag!!! One day…(sigh)

    xo L.

  • Reply Under the Fluorescents December 20, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    love your boots and bag! sounds like you had a fun time last night! haha

  • Reply Violets and Cardamom December 20, 2011 at 4:32 pm

    I adore this outfit! Love the dress!

  • Reply Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird December 20, 2011 at 4:53 pm

    LOVE your dress!

  • Reply GIRL AND CLOSET December 20, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    aw, love the candy cane inspiration. 😉 And goodness I LOVE neutrals and reds together, this pairing suits you beautifully. I'm noticing we also have the same ring from social experiment – aren't they just the loveliest. I've had so many compliments on mine. Hope your Tues is fab & Merry (almost) Christmas. xo veronika

  • Reply Elisabeth December 20, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Wow, you really do have a large family 🙂 Hope you find something for all of you, the thought is the most important part of the presents! Glad you share my love for Brad Pitt!
    I really like you Candy Cane look, it looks so warm over there. Here we have rain almost all the time right now, so bare legs are not an option 😀 !


  • Reply BlueVanilla December 20, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Yay for lil meetups! Love that dress and those boots! Way chic!

    Hot Pink Day
    Shop Blue Vanilla

  • Reply Red to Yellow December 20, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    lovely outfit!


  • Reply Francesca Giusti December 20, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    love this post and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad 😀

  • Reply AnnneXx December 20, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Sooo pretty outfit!

  • Reply Ashleigh Nicole December 20, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Love this coat!

    xo Ashleigh

  • Reply Miss Kwong December 21, 2011 at 3:44 am

    camel x red stripes = so nice!

    the view is nice from your place too.


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  • Reply Marie a la Mode December 21, 2011 at 3:55 am

    You're the most gorgeous candy cane I've ever seen! Love the dress! I hope you're having a good week and had a nice time at tea with those other fabulous bloggers! : )

  • Reply GlamorousGirl December 21, 2011 at 4:40 am


  • Reply Beantown's Barbie December 21, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Lovely outfit!

  • Reply The white cabbage December 21, 2011 at 6:16 am


    I'm waiting my daughter coming back home …then we can start the "Christmas week" shopping , cooking, wrapping …
    looking forward.

    Merry Christmas


  • Reply Josie December 21, 2011 at 9:39 am

    What a fun, festive dress! I love it.
    xo Josie

  • Reply SymbioticLife December 21, 2011 at 9:59 am

    If this is your "worse for wear" look, I'm totally jealous. I love it when someone puts a holiday outfit together. I'm terrible at it. I always feel I look terribly cheesy. Good to see someone else's ideas for it.

  • Reply mari b. December 21, 2011 at 10:23 am

    oh your cnadycane-like dress is absolutely and utterly adorable!

    xx //

  • Reply Erika December 21, 2011 at 11:27 am

    beautiful look

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  • Reply The Midwest Muse December 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    This dress is amazing and you look really great and not hungover in it. Holiday traditions are the most fun!

  • Reply Maria Bastida December 21, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    woww sooo chic!!! 😉
    love the coat! btw I have the same necklace and can't stop wearing it 😛

  • Reply whitney - see shop eat do December 21, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    what a cute dress! Looks like the weather must have been mild since you're not all bundled up.

  • Reply Flaviana Boni December 21, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Nice blog dear!

    im following on google connection. Hope you do the same 🙂
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  • Reply Selene December 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    love the dress!!!!

  • Reply Nikki | The Ginger Diaries December 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    How cute is that dress!? I love it! and your booties are pretty awesome too 🙂 x

  • Reply wesothrifty December 23, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    I'm going to join the choir of people obsessed with that dress! I love it. I've been looking for a chevron mini for months!

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} December 23, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    adding a little candy cane color can make all the difference, you've nailed the look of the season Alex! very pretty dress and i'm also truly digging your bangs. the more i see 'em, the more i LOVE 'em!

    so happy you're having fams time and getting out and about for many festive moments. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!! xo ♥

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