Desert Rose

December 12, 2011

Blazer c/o Lost & Found, trousers c/o Shoppalu, Rebecca Minkoff bag,
Club Monaco T-shirt, H&M necklace, vintage belt, Sam Edelman booties
I used to be all about cool tones – my wardrobe used to consist solely of blues, greens, greys, and black. I had myself convinced that because of my green eyes and rosy undertones, if I wore anything warm-toned I’d look washed out. This winter, it’s like a switch has flipped. I’ve entirely swung from the cools over to warm tones (as I’m sure you may have already noticed in some of my most recent outfit posts). I can’t get enough of camels, soft pinks, and rich browns. I’m starting to feel like these warm tones actually cheer me up as the temperature dips…anything to make our grey winters less gloomy is perfection!

I had such a great weekend! Friday night Matt and I enjoyed an amazing Lebanese-style meal at Nuba and then ended up seeing Puss in Boots instead of The Muppets, and it was soooo good. Matt and I’s movie-viewing maturity level sits somewhere in the five-ten year old range so we were pretty much losing it the entire time. Then Saturday I went out with a couple girlfriends to celebrate my end-of-term at London Pub.  I can always count on these girls for a fun but ridiculous night, and true to form, that’s exactly what it was.
And nooooooooow Matt and I are off to Grouse Mountain for the day! During December, they turn the peak into The Peak of Christmas…excited to go on an alpine sleigh ride, snowshoe, ice-skate, and drink litres of hot chocolate. Oh, the joys of having no school, at least for a little while! I’ll have to put my nose back down to the grindstone soon enough so I’m making the most of my free time while I can! Hope you all had a great weekend and are off to a good start of the week! To Vogue or Bust

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  • Reply alison*elle December 12, 2011 at 5:51 pm

    You look great in warm colours, Alex! I've really been drawn to camels and blush tones lately myself. Have fun with your time off – you deserve it! 🙂

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply Pari Coleini December 12, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    I love these colours on you Alexandra. You look beautiful 🙂


  • Reply Bonnie December 12, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    I think you look great in warm tones. The color of these pants works really well for you. I like that they are cropped because they make your legs look long! Your necklace is just lovely, by the way.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  • Reply lisa December 12, 2011 at 6:32 pm

    Puss in Boots is hilarious. My team at work (which consists of my manager, a coworker and me) has had this inside joke/obsession with Puss in Boots for ages, so we were Youtubing clips and trailers for two weeks before our movie date to actually see it. Then we were laughing the entire way through at the silliest things, like how Puss looks like a starfish when he somersaults through the air. Starfish kitty!

  • Reply Elisabeth December 12, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    What a stunning pair of pants, and love the necklace! Warm tones go great with the color of your cheeks 🙂
    You should definately see the movie (New Year's Eve) Alex, if I may call you that?! There is no harm in predictable movies, sometimes we need them!


  • Reply JennaStevie December 12, 2011 at 6:39 pm

    Awww it sounds like you two wil have a wonderful day!! That's so much fun! I absolutely love your pants here, they're amazing! Warm tones are gorgeous on you for sure, I really like your necklace too. It's so funny how our tastes can change!

  • Reply The Style Box December 12, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    You look amazing! 🙂 x

  • Reply Sarah December 12, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Enjoy your time at Grouse Mountain. I really want to see Puss in Boots but my boyfriend wont come with me so I'll have to go alone! I love your trousers, the colour is so nice. xo

  • Reply Megan December 12, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    You look beautiful as ever, I love these colors on you. I also love the lighting in these photos!

  • Reply Sam December 12, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    The warm palette is reminiscent of a sunset. I swear only you can pull off peach pants that well, I'd look like a nursing assistant 😉
    Hope you had a lovely time at Grouse Mountain.

  • Reply Bea Alarcón December 12, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    thank u some much for your sweet comment girl! 😀 I adore the mix of colors in your outfit. Very elegant and If I had to choose a picture, the third one! I'm gonna follow u on twitter, this is mine: @becatwalk.


  • Reply love jenny xoxo December 12, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    gorgeous photos!!! I love that outfit!!!


  • Reply Fran and Effe December 12, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    great style! <3

    The Thousand And One Mises

  • Reply Chesley December 12, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Amazing look! Have a great day!

    xo, Chesley

  • Reply Cara December 12, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Loving these blush tones on you, so pretty! And the gold necklace was a great choice, looks perfect with the outfit.
    Hope you have fun up at Grousse, it is such a perfect day for it!
    xo Cara

  • Reply styleblend December 12, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I love the outfit.definitely my kind of style.
    have fun in the mountains 🙂


  • Reply Mich and Kris December 12, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Simplemente HERMOSAAAA!!! you look soo cute and fresh ! I really love this outfit on you !! Great colors!! BEAUTIFUL !!!

  • Reply Marie a la Mode December 12, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    I loooooove this color palette! You look gorgeous but that's nothing new ; ) I hope you had a great day at Grouse Mountain!

  • Reply Báš December 12, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    beautiful post as always 😉

  • Reply world on high heels December 12, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Awesome ! I love the colour combo!


  • Reply Linda December 12, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    You are very beautiful darling!

    xx 🙂

    Linda from

  • Reply Adrianna December 12, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    I love this outfit ! It's soo classy 🙂

  • Reply Gina December 12, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    The warm tones look great on you! I'm really loving your scarf and necklace! So gorgeous 🙂

    xo, gina

  • Reply Kiki Janku December 12, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Hello there sweetie! Thanks for the lovely comment, it means a lot to me!
    Great outfit and love the lightning!
    Hope to hear again from you!

    Hope you're having a great evening!

    My cooking blog, support me:

    xoxo Kiki

  • Reply Chic in Vancity December 12, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Love your outfit! I want those pants!
    I've noticed that as I've gotten older I am able to pull of colours that in my early years I would of never dreamed of wearing… especially warm tones like browns and corals! Nothing wrong with more choices!! 🙂
    Bella xo

  • Reply December 12, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    you've got 'it', alex. your style looks effortless!

  • Reply Ly December 12, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Adore your outfit. I just purchase the necklace and love it.


  • Reply Melissa December 12, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    oooh I hope you have fun on Grouse Mountain! Sounds like such a great day of Christmas fun and the weather is perfect for it.

    You look great in these blush tones. I have the same pants from Shoppalu (in a different color) and you styled them so well.


  • Reply Interwebs Fails December 12, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Your pants! <3 <3

  • Reply Anna @ SMS_Style December 12, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Love those trousers, so cute! xx

  • Reply Lisa December 12, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Love this outfit, you should check out this brand think you would really like it. xx

  • Reply Laksmono December 13, 2011 at 12:18 am

    This outfit is great!
    You are really good at colour palettes my love

  • Reply BlueVanilla December 13, 2011 at 12:22 am

    You look fab in these blush tones! Too cute!

    Hot Pink Day
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  • Reply pinkandplum December 13, 2011 at 12:35 am

    I adore this color combo! So simple and chic.

  • Reply Sweet Harvest Moon December 13, 2011 at 1:04 am

    Love this outfit! The colors are beautiful!

  • Reply Cee December 13, 2011 at 1:24 am

    I actually laughed out loud when I read the line about your movie-watching age… because honestly, I think mine hovers between 4 and 6. If it's in 3D and involves animals, chances are I was first in line to see it. Puss in Boots, The Muppets and Alvin and The Chipmunks are all on my must-see list this Christmas 🙂 On a fashion-related note, though, I think these rosy tones suit you beautifully. Not just anyone could pull of those pink pants, but they always look stunning on you!

  • Reply Clara Turbay December 13, 2011 at 1:37 am

    Amazing shots i find here.

  • Reply Matina December 13, 2011 at 1:51 am

    Alex I love this outfit! each one is my new favourite. you look beautiful too. sad i couldn't meet this weekend, but hopefully soon. i'm glad you enjoyed Puss in Boots hahah. xxx


  • Reply cryskay December 13, 2011 at 3:02 am

    love the shades of pink and brown! xx

  • Reply Kaitlin Mattingly December 13, 2011 at 3:17 am

    umm are your pants not the cutest thing in the world. i love that darling salmon color.
    Sweet as can be!

    xoxo katlin

  • Reply hautecanada December 13, 2011 at 3:28 am

    I am also loving warm tones right now…my wardrobe used to be full of blacks – which is not in my colour palette. Although an assortment of black clothes is always necessary, I'm enjoying the change!

  • Reply Mabel December 13, 2011 at 4:01 am

    You look amazing! I usually wear cool tones as well on account of my green eyes and white skin. Maybe I can pull off warm tones, too?

    Have fun on your Christmas excursion! I recently went ice skating and it was terrifying. It was my first time.

    Mabel Time

  • Reply Jinna Boo December 13, 2011 at 5:31 am

    you look drop dead gorgeous! love your necklace i got the same one and i wear it all the time =P


  • Reply Dale December 13, 2011 at 7:00 am

    You look so gorgeous and I really like this whole outfit, I think it's so cool to switch up tones and how you don't just wear cool tones anymore. These pants aren't the easiest to pull off and you look just a supermodel in them. Love the pic from your blogger meet up too, I really like Cara's blog too. Thanks for sharing, Following you on twitter too.

    Thanks for your sweet comment

  • Reply Unknown December 13, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Great outfit! Very chic!!!


  • Reply Ash Louise December 13, 2011 at 10:19 am

    I absolutely LOVE this outfit! I think this one is my favorite so far that I've seen from you (though I haven't dipped into your archives yet 😉
    You always manage to look SOOOO ELEGANT and put together, and just plain sophsiticated!!! Its a wonder to me. Half the time I'm like dragging myself to put something on like this.
    You look absolutely beautiful.
    I hope you and Matt have a lovely day doing all the fun no school things on the slopes 🙂
    It sounds like a blast

  • Reply TheStreetFashion5xpro December 13, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Gorgeous outfit…great shots!!!

  • Reply jamie December 13, 2011 at 11:09 am

    darling, the frist thing i notice was your eyes! this color looks great against your flawless skin! you look so amazing!!

    love, jamie

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  • Reply Annie December 13, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    You look awesome in those colors…and so ladylike in this outfit…love it 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Reply Jill McFee December 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I'm all about the cool tones too, but maybe this will give me a push to try something new! Thanks!

  • Reply Katharina Z. December 13, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    i'm so in love with your blog! 🙂

  • Reply Gazelle December 13, 2011 at 2:08 pm

    Nice blog et nice outfit ! I like that !

  • Reply Lauren December 13, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    I came to your blog from Feathers and Freckles and I just wanted to say that I love it! Great style, great writing, great photos. Lovely!

  • Reply Leah December 13, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Absolutely beautiful. I love the variation of colour.

    xo L.

  • Reply skippysays December 13, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    The color palette here is beautiful, and it looks wonderful on you, so I'm glad you decided to start wearing these hues 🙂 I love the simplicity and elegance of this look, while it still being so unique and interesting!

  • Reply Pins, Needles & Fashion December 13, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I'm loving the color palette. You look so sophisticated and lovely. Awesome outfit. Plus I'm wanting that bag! so cute.

  • Reply Mrs C ♥ December 13, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Hi there! I'm here from Feathers & Freckles (isn't Megan fabulous?!)…

    Great outfit! I know what you mean about being drawn to brighter colors in the gloomy winter. We have the same problem in Salt Lake City.

    And I can SO relate to you & your hubby's movie choices…my Hubs & I are the same way. Who needs adult-themed movies when you have cartoons?! Glad I found your blog!

  • Reply Ellie December 13, 2011 at 4:56 pm

    Everything about this outfit is beautiful. The colors, the lighting in the photos. Love this! Hope you had a great time at the mountain!


  • Reply Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird December 13, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    My skin tone is better suited for warm tones but I used to always prefer cool tones. I'm finally starting to love the look of warm tones though.

  • Reply EffeVi December 13, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    fantastic!!you look so beautiful with this outfit <3

  • Reply Gabriele December 13, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    love your outfit sooo much, the colours look very good on you. 🙂

  • Reply December 13, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I love these pants – they look flawless on you!


  • Reply follow me around December 13, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Love love love your look!!!:)

  • Reply Leonie December 13, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Oh my, I am in love with this outfit! The colors in this look are amazing and suit you so well. I'd maybe even trade in some of my burgundy pieces for these warm neutral shades 😉

    I haven't been to the cinema for such a long time. I still have so many movies I want to watch but I am already off to Europe tomorrow. So maybe when I get back. And I absolutely want to go to Grouse Mountain as well, it sounds like amazingly good times.

  • Reply Nicole December 14, 2011 at 3:57 am

    Ohhhh those pants are soo cute!!!

    -N 🙂

  • Reply Fashion-Bridge December 14, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Such a beautiful shoot! the light is amazing! I'm loving how soft and gentle it makes all the colors! And the subdued pink shades of your outfit are in a perfect harmony with the sunset rays



  • Reply mari b. December 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    i'm seriously having a love affair with your trousers. gaah, they're too brilliant to be true!

    xx //

  • Reply Lidiya December 14, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    I adore this outfit, all of the colours are so lovely and neutral! Awesome pants, I love the colour <3

  • Reply M and C December 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    gorgeous outfit:)

  • Reply Chic in Vancity December 14, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    <3ing those pants- I am really into that colour recently…gorgeous!

    I will have to check out Nuba, I have heard great things 🙂


  • Reply Whitney Cosgrave December 17, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    what pretty lighting!

  • Reply Selene December 19, 2011 at 8:46 am

    you're so lovely and this outfit is amazing!

  • Reply hasło December 21, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Nice look ; )


  • Reply Sophia Loves Fashion December 22, 2011 at 2:52 am

    Lovely color combo, I can never get enough pinks,peaches and browns together! So ladylike, classy and feminine.

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