Back to the Grindstone

January 4, 2012

Twenty8Twelve leather jacket, Lucca Couture palazzo pants c/o Diverse Group,
T-shirt c/o Jacob, H&M necklace, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, Club Monaco scarf

  I guess it’s true that all good things must come to an end. I’m trying to soak in as much “nothingness” as possible on my last day off before heading back to school tomorrow. Matt and I started re-watching Lost from the very beginning a few days ago so that’s pretty much all I’ve been doing all day. I’m a big Lostie so this is pretty much a perfect way to be spending my last few days of relaxation! And that does not mean I’m a huge loser…I just really love the philosophical message behind the series and love how psychologically thrilling it is. Which actually makes me really cool.

And as you can see…no stitches! My NYE was basically issue-free. No ER trips, no DJ tables falling on me, nothing! And I managed to somehow run my 5K Resolution Run in a deep haze and jump into the freezing ocean for the Penguin Plunge the next day. All in all, very proud of myself.

Hope you all you lovelies had an amazing time ringing in 2012 and that your first couple of days back to work/school are relatively painless! To Vogue or Bust

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  • Reply Abby January 4, 2012 at 1:24 am

    So pretty!!! I need to watch Lost, can you believe I've never seen one episode?!?

  • Reply Cee January 4, 2012 at 2:05 am

    I still love these palazzo pants on you just as much as I did the first time you tried them on in Janice's bathroom- they are amazing! It sounds like you're wrapping up your holiday in a wonderfully relaxing way (minus the 5k and penguin plunge, you crazy person.) I'm more of a Big Bang Theory girl than a a Lostie, but I still appreciate the wonders of a good TV marathon – hopefully you'll get through the series before going back to school tomorrow!

  • Reply angela.matina January 4, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Alex, how glamourous are you BP! when will I see you next? Happiest of new years to you. xoxo

  • Reply Jackie January 4, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Love those pants! Glad to hear your new years went well. 🙂

  • Reply Leonie January 4, 2012 at 2:38 am

    I really love these palazzo pants on you! You've styled the whole look beautifully, the dark items make the outfit so glamorous!

  • Reply jamie January 4, 2012 at 3:14 am

    5K Resolution Run and Penguin Plunge? omg jealous!! wish i had something like that here, that is so awesome! and your pants are also very very awesome! you look flawless, girl! im so happy you had an accident-free NYE celebration 🙂 happy new year! wishing you the best back in school <3

    love, jamie

  • Reply VLM. January 4, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Those pants are absolutely lovely on you, I adore your style already from looking at this one outfit post 🙂 I just came across your blog and it's great. Would you like to follow each other? Let me know, or follow me and I'll follow back!
    xoxo, Veena

  • Reply Shannon January 4, 2012 at 3:47 am

    I love these pants on you!!! You always look so gorgeous, and this look is no exception.

  • Reply Small Town Gal January 4, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Those pants look stunning on you!!

  • Reply Julie Khuu January 4, 2012 at 4:00 am

    Such a stunning look! Those graphic palazzos are right up there on my wishlist…so dang chic!

    Thanks for visiting my blog love, Happy New Year and hope to see you back soon!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


  • Reply Marie a la Mode January 4, 2012 at 4:02 am

    I don't think anyone could look as good in those pants as you do! Those pants are AWESOME! You took the penguin plunge? You are one brave girl! My toes started freezing just thinking about it..

  • Reply January 4, 2012 at 4:48 am

    holy smokes you did a penguin plunge? now THAT'S impressive.

    those pants!! Great shots showing them off too. I would say those are pretty much showstoppers.

    No judgement there on being a LOSTIE. I never watched the show but I have my other nerdy obsessions myself 😉

  • Reply my mini bag January 4, 2012 at 4:51 am

    That is a cute outfit. I love the jacket and the handbag.

    So lucky you can pull off those pants. I can never make it look right on me.

  • Reply Veronica Popoiacu January 4, 2012 at 4:58 am

    superb look!

  • Reply jenaly enns January 4, 2012 at 5:04 am

    I love finding Vancouver bloggers. I am as well. I hope you will follow my blog as well!!

  • Reply January 4, 2012 at 5:17 am

    good luck getting back at, alex! we are all in the same boat so don't worry! xo

  • Reply JennaStevie January 4, 2012 at 5:22 am

    That's good you had a good NYE and were able to do all that the next day!! It really sucks you have to go back to school tomorrow, I don't go back until monday thankfully.
    Your pants are SO beautiful, I don't think I could pull this look off but you do so well. Lovely as always

  • Reply Josie January 4, 2012 at 6:32 am

    Hooray for uneventful NYEs!
    xo Josie

  • Reply Celebrity Owned January 4, 2012 at 6:59 am

    Love the pants! Great outfit girl!

    Check out my blog and do some shopping!
    x Julie x

  • Reply Gail Royeca January 4, 2012 at 7:13 am

    I love the palazzo pants! Looks great on you! :*


  • Reply Walk This Way January 4, 2012 at 7:13 am

    veeery cool pants, fits you so well 🙂 good to hear you had a safe NYE! happy new year, wish you all the best in 2012.

    Oh, and I love your blog! just find my way here and I'm already stuck! 😉


  • Reply Sasha January 4, 2012 at 8:16 am

    I am loving those pants. They gave me the illusion of a maxi skirt at the first sight. Lovely!~ 🙂

    Following you now! 🙂

  • Reply Prairie Girl in the City January 4, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Very pretty! Such a cool glam look.
    Happy New Year!

    Jen xo

  • Reply Suzi Maynard January 4, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Alexandra, you look so amazing in these palazzo pants! Hope you enjoy your first day back at school.

    Suzi x

  • Reply The life after January 4, 2012 at 9:20 am

    Wow you look amazing with those pants… I'm so short I cannot wear anything but skinny pants or over-knees skirts!! Love them!

    The Life After

  • Reply cakesandshakes January 4, 2012 at 9:46 am

    You too, happy New Year!

  • Reply Kiki Janku January 4, 2012 at 10:03 am

    Hello there sweetie! Thanks for the lovely comment over my blog, it means a lot to me!
    Great post, I love your outfit, the pants are cool!
    Hope to hear again from you!

    Hope you're having a great day!

    My cooking blog, support me:

    xoxo Kiki

  • Reply the goldfish girl January 4, 2012 at 10:36 am

    happy new year!!!your style rocks!I m in love with your pants!!!

  • Reply samecookiesdifferent January 4, 2012 at 11:01 am

    you look gorg.- the look!
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    share the feeling
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    happy new year!

  • Reply Hannah January 4, 2012 at 11:34 am

    You look so fabulous! Those pants are amazing!

    xoxo, H

  • Reply Annie January 4, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    Glad your NYE went well! You look fabulous as always…wish I could pull off pants like that 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Reply Dora January 4, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    The palazzo pants are so nice,this shape looks great on you! Xo

  • Reply Gabriele January 4, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    wow love the outfit, I would never pull those trousers off! Love it! I have to go back to school tomorrow , too. 🙁

  • Reply Rianna Bethany January 4, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    These pants are amazing!! Great outfit



  • Reply GIRL AND CLOSET January 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Stunning outfit – love, love those pants and your styling of them, so striking!! And you go, the marathon sounds like something to be super proud of + man, I love loosing myself in a great show, it's so my guilty pleasure. Hehe! Have a great week, Alex! xo V

  • Reply Cara January 4, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Great pants! I am such a fan of plalzzo pants and haven't found that perfect pair yet…but these are so pretty, the pattern is perfect!
    xo Cara

  • Reply Sam January 4, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    Welcome back hun! Good hear your NYE went well and drama-free 😉
    You start school so soon? Campus begins here usually only at the end of Jan or beginning of Feb. I miss Lost, one of the best series that has passed our screens, I think its a great idea re-watching it. I need those awesome pants in black

  • Reply Alba January 4, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    Incredible pants 🙂


  • Reply Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird January 4, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    LOVE those pants.

  • Reply Anna @ SMS_Style January 4, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Love those trousers. If I was as tall as you I'd wear them! xx

  • Reply secretfashionlove January 4, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Wow, wow, wow love it, your pants are great, love your outfit von head to toe. xx J.

  • Reply Fashion With Ellie January 4, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    omgosh how amazing are your pants?! love it!!

  • Reply Elisabeth January 4, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Oh your last days before school sound perfect! I've basically been working all the days in between Christmas and New Year so I'll be on a short holiday all next week-can't wait for some relaxation also for me! It's great to have a favorite tv show! What do you study?
    We might have some snow here in Helsinki during the weekend, I'm hoping for that! Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog!


  • Reply Bonnie January 4, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    I thought that was a skirt, so I was all, "Nice skirt!" Then, I realized they are PANTS, and now I'm all, "OMFGGGG, AMAZING PANTSSSSSS. NEW OBSESSION."
    Bam — like that.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  • Reply The Key To Chic January 4, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Wow, a 5K and a plunge in the ocean – you have my ultimate respect! Love the dramatic and feminine shape of your trousers – they look stunning!

  • Reply Casey January 4, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Your pants are saaahmashing, dahling. Just freakin fabulous! Way to be!

  • Reply mari b. January 4, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    you wear these palazzo pants oh so brilliantly!

    xx //

  • Reply La Mode Operandi January 5, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Thanks for the comment!
    Wow! at first i thought your pants was a skirt from the first photo then lo and behold they turn out to be amazingly funky bell bottoms! I love them even more!

  • Reply artichoke heart January 5, 2012 at 12:41 am

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  • Reply Jules January 5, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Love the palazzo pants! I've been looking for some good ones.

  • Reply Mabel January 5, 2012 at 1:52 am

    First of all, you look stunning! Second, watching TV all day is the best. I think Lost is the only show I never watched. I watch TV all of the time. It's all I do. Third, I'm glad your NYE wasn't tragic. Fourth, you're nuts for jumping into freezing water 🙂

    Mabel Time

  • Reply Kelly January 5, 2012 at 4:27 am

    This is so cute! I never though pants that wide could be cute but you proved me wrong!! xoxo

  • Reply BragonDorn January 5, 2012 at 4:57 am

    Those pants are so strange but so cute! Great pictures!

  • Reply pinkandplum January 5, 2012 at 6:29 am

    I so wish I could pull of pant's like that! AMAZING!

  • Reply pink horrorshow January 5, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Omg you look a lot like Jane Birkin here! You don't like your bangs??

  • Reply cryskay January 5, 2012 at 7:50 am

    your pants!!! i love!!! wish i could pull them off. you look absolutely fab. happy new year! xx

  • Reply Mia's Little Corner January 5, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Wow, a beautiful outfit!!:D You look gorgeous!!:D

    Stop by some time:D


    Mia's Little Corner

  • Reply il était une fois... January 5, 2012 at 9:04 am

    so chic!! love the pants! X

  • Reply Fashion-Bridge January 5, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Beautiful look as usual! There is something very relaxed and boho chic in your style! I'm absolutely loving it! Glad to hear that you had a good start of the year! Let's the whole year be the same!



  • Reply Kat January 5, 2012 at 11:51 am

    wonderful pants! so chic 🙂

  • Reply Heather January 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    At first I was loving your skirt… and then saw they were pants.. EVEN BETTER! Great look!


  • Reply Heather January 6, 2012 at 2:06 am

    LOVEEEEEE the pants!!!! And even love how you paired it up with the leather jacket!

  • Reply Mich and Kris January 6, 2012 at 3:29 am

    OMG!!!! Im sooooooo in LOVEEEE with this look !!!! love everything about it.. those pants are fantastic! you look gorgeous!!! =D
    MK Style Diaries

  • Reply Cloudline Chic Flows January 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    It's so cool what you wrote about Lost cause I've been meaning to start watching it again with my bf. We're huge lost fans and its impact on us is tremendous! I don't think I'll ever be able to love any other series as much as lost. It's a spiritual experience!!
    In terms of your outfit now, what can I say I'm in love with the dark palazzo pants and the golden details. Pure chic and edgy!

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} January 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm

    i was thrilled to hear you came away from the new year antics unscathed Alex : ) finally some peace aside from the lip incident???? yipes perhaps?

    you are an absolute vision, way to knock it outta the park for your 1st post of 2012. you're such a great gal when it comes to proportions. always wearing the perfect lengths, widths, etc to make the look a seamless transition. i adore those DOTS!!!!!!!!!

    holy hell, you are a brave and extreme girl for doing the run followed by jumping into the icy waves. i'd have loved to have been there to cheer you on. happy new year wishes love!!! hope school/life balance finds it's way back to you again. xoox ♥

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