Brick Red

January 18, 2012

Wilfred coat, Sam Edelman booties, Rebecca Minkoff bag,
vintage scarf, dress c/o Lost & Found, belt from Mexico 

I know my fellow Canucks probably won’t be that impressed with me for saying this but…I really hate the winter. It’s been snowing for the past week and isn’t supposed to let up for awhile, so I’m going to have to get really creative about getting to all the things that keep my spirits up during the winter (running, getting enough light, trekking out to see friends). I also just have to keep repeating to myself: Maui in three months, Maui in three months, Maui in three months. That and I might be doing Vegas up once I’m done my term too! Just need to keep the sunshine in my mind.

One thing I’m super excited about is a little cabin trip this weekend! Should be massive amounts of good quality girl time: doing our nails, face masks, chick flicks, and lots and lots of baking.

Happy hump-day lovelies! To Vogue or Bust

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  • Reply Bonnie January 18, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Keeping Maui in mind should help you survive the next three months. At least there is no ice — right? Because ice is the worst. You look cute, so that helps, too!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  • Reply Jen January 18, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    LOVE the coat!

  • Reply lisa January 18, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    So many trips on your horizon! Jealous.

  • Reply Elisabeth January 18, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    The green bag is so cute!

    E from Helsinki

  • Reply alison*elle January 18, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Ahh, I'm so jealous that you're going to Maui. I'm a little sick of wearing what feels like thousands of layers everyday in this frigid weather. You look gorgeous in these pictures, Alex!

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply Amanda January 18, 2012 at 6:51 pm


  • Reply Erin January 18, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    great mix of neutrals, alex! "MAUI IN THREE MONTHS"! x

  • Reply SIENA.STYLE January 18, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    you look so pretty!

  • Reply Aarti January 18, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    you look gorgeous… all the different colours blend together so well to create such a fabulous combination! loving all the layers…
    🙂 xxx

  • Reply Cara January 18, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Loving the scarf and booties! I am so with you, not loving this snow…you are so lucky that you have a trip to Hawaii to look forward to!
    xo Cara

  • Reply GIRL AND CLOSET January 18, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Stunning!! LOVE that scarf and, yay – for wearing bright tights… a girl after my own heart. 😉 Enjoy your time up at the cabin too sounds delightful. xo V

  • Reply Kelly January 18, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    For a girl from sunny cali – i would love to see some snow from time to time!

  • Reply angela.matina January 18, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    alex these shots are gorgeous! love the red tights on you. looks so good. xoxo

  • Reply Shannon January 18, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Beautiful from head to toe.

  • Reply Beauty Follower January 18, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Great look, like the scarf, the colour bag and that red stocking!

  • Reply Marina January 18, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    stunning outfit!! and such a beautiful girl.

    xx Marina

  • Reply Marie a la Mode January 18, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I love how you accessorized your outfit! You look gorgeous. I hate winter too. Today it's -44 with the windchill. MINUS FORTY FOUR!!!

  • Reply Melissa January 18, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Such a pretty scarf! This weather is killing me too. I am NOT good with cold. I am jealous of all your trips you have planned


  • Reply Haylee January 18, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Wow that scarf is so pretty!



  • Reply Heather January 18, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Loving the color combos here – and that vintage scarf is perfect! PS) I hate winter too (and I live in MN)… yeah…. we suck 🙂


  • Reply Sam January 18, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Hi Alexandra, i know you don't like the cold weather, but I am loving your savvy Winter's style. This outfit especially. It's so cool how you mix up different colours and make it work so cohesively.

  • Reply Jess ♡ January 18, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colour palette, and is that Ambleside I spy? There's so little snow compared to up where I live! But, I think I'm on the same boat with you, it's pretty to look at, to board on, to play in, but after a certain point, I AM SO SICK OF WINTER! 🙁

    Have a fun trip!

  • Reply Paula January 18, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Love your pashmina and bag! Great outfit altogether!


  • Reply Wren January 18, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    This is such a great outfit. I love all the colours. Also, the snow on the west coast is the worst. It's wet and slushy and makes my ears hurt. I don't know why. But we'll make it through! Eventually.

  • Reply pinkandplum January 19, 2012 at 12:38 am

    The weather is the hardest thing for me to adjust to since moving to Vancouver but it sure does make for pretty winter photos!! I'm kinda jealous I'm missing all the snow.

  • Reply JennaStevie January 19, 2012 at 12:48 am

    I absolutely love this blue dress on you, the shade is so perfect and that scarf is awesome! Great layering going on. I am so jealous of you going to Maui in 3 months. And that weekend at the cabin sounds so amazing, what fun! I don't mind winter when it isn't -30.

  • Reply Leonie January 19, 2012 at 1:11 am

    Love all these colors together, such a great look! Man, you have so many nice trips planned. It's time for me to explore North America (and warm destinations) some more, haven't been outside BC so far.

    Soft Purple

  • Reply Jules January 19, 2012 at 1:22 am

    i love the red tights and mix of colors! girl weekend sounds heavenly 🙂

  • Reply Cee January 19, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Maui in three months? I'm officially uber jealous, pally, but I know at least you'll take lots of pictures while you're there so that we can all live vicariously through your beach time fun. In the meantime, you're making the best of this miserable weather (as a fellow Canadian, I am so with you about hating winter – that's why I moved to BC!) by layering beautifully. I especially love that gorgeous pashmina and those wedge booties. I'm on the hunt for a pair and not going to lie, yours are pretty much perfect 🙂

  • Reply Naghmeh January 19, 2012 at 2:51 am

    I love these photos! you look stunning in them and the colours in your outfit are just gorgeous. The third photo with the pier in the background is amazing!! you're so lucky, going to Maui. That mantra should hold up until then lol!

  • Reply relish January 19, 2012 at 4:27 am

    love the red tights… just tried out red for the first time last week! check it out!


  • Reply Champagne Cocktails, Cashmere Dreams January 19, 2012 at 6:14 am

    stumbled upon your blog from a pinterest pin and so glad I did! I absolutely adore the scarf!! It is absolutely perfect with your maroon coat!! love your blog just started following you!

    if you have time stop by!

  • Reply Tesa January 19, 2012 at 7:00 am


  • Reply A RAINY MELODY January 19, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I really love your scarf and color combo! It's gorgeous on you.


  • Reply Fabrizia January 19, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Such a great post, I like it!!! The photos are simply fab!

    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???
    Win an amazing dress of your choice up to £200, enter the Zeleb giveaway

  • Reply Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird January 19, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Absolutely love your scarf!

  • Reply Annie January 19, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Ohhh this is one of my favorite outfits of yours! That coat is gorgeous, and all the colors look SO good together…love it 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Reply Stylish By Nature January 19, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    Love your scarf 🙂

    Wanna follow each other with GFC, Twitter and Facebook ?


  • Reply Sunkissed January 19, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    even when its snowing outside – you dress up so stylishly 🙂 I love those stockings !

  • Reply The Midwest Muse January 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    You are perfect as always! The colors are so perfect. Are you sure you're not a model?

  • Reply Under the Fluorescents January 19, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    i admire how you layered the different colors and textures. love that purse!

  • Reply cecilie andrea torp January 19, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    lovely outfit! Love the scarf on you.. really makes you shine!

  • Reply Megan January 19, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    Ohhh your cabin trip sounds SO much fun! I hope you have a great time 🙂

    You look so beautiful, I love the way you layer your clothing, and those tights add such a fun pop of color!

  • Reply Leah January 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Love the Wilfred coat! Beautiful.

    xo L.

  • Reply Sandra Leiva January 19, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Looking great, dear!
    I love your coat and wedges! <3

  • Reply The Key To Chic January 19, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Maui is something amazing to look forward to, as is Vegas! You lucky lady! I love the red tights, and I find that red instantly lifts my mood. You're a layering expert, and I always find inspiration in your gorgeous style.

  • Reply E L L E S A P P E L L E January 19, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Your tights are fab, a great way to brighten up the winter months!

    Elle x

  • Reply Style Servings January 19, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Very cute, and I love your hair by the way!

  • Reply Mr. Taylor and his Lady January 19, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    aw, definitely want a a little cabin trip right about now. and maui? SO jealous!
    you look gorgeous girl!
    xo TJ

  • Reply Sick by Trend January 19, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    amazing scarf 🙂 love the outfit


  • Reply rhian m james January 19, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    love this outfit, and your blog is amazing – FOLLOWED <3

  • Reply wesothrifty January 20, 2012 at 3:13 am

    I love the way you've mixed these colours, the palette is so lovely!

  • Reply WestmountFashionista January 20, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Love the bright red tights with this and that skirt is great. Keep thinking Maui, I constantly ask the fiance "Is it Miami yet?!"

  • Reply Am2Pm January 20, 2012 at 4:41 am

    Those photos are amazing, you have such a beautiful style !! Love your scarf.

  • Reply M.E January 20, 2012 at 5:35 am

    Love that emerald bag of yours 🙂

  • Reply Suzi Maynard January 20, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Love this total look! You look stunning, as always! Your red tights are fabulous. Shall keep these in mind for when we have Winter here in Australia.
    Enjoy your little cabin trip. Sounds like just what you need.
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  • Reply Fabrizia January 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Such a great post, I like it!!! The photos are simply fab!

    Take a look and if you want we can follow each others: Cosa mi metto???
    Win an amazing dress of your choice up to £200, enter the Zeleb giveaway

  • Reply Clara Turbay January 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Hi, again telling you what amazing blog you have.

  • Reply rolala January 20, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Fabulous outfit! Love your accessories esp. the scarf and red tights!

  • Reply Agata Wijaya January 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    nice outfit and scarf that you have:)
    i never feel winter, because of that i really want to feel winter. i think winter it's beautiful. heheheh
    btw, have a nice trip 🙂

  • Reply Diana Chow January 20, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    I'm Canadian too, but I also HATE the winter!! But then again, I was spoiled by the beautiful sunny weather in California when I worked there for 6 months! Coming back to Vancouver from TO tomorrow, hope there won't be too much snow/slush on the ground!

    Love the colours in this outfit 🙂

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} January 21, 2012 at 2:01 am

    some kinda awesome Alex! i feel refreshed and revived just looking at you and your lighthearted spirit dashing around in those wonderful shots!! i love the visual experience here and the red framed house behind you while wearing those tights. omg, i can't believe what a great snap that is!!!!!!! wow's and gasps in tow. Maui countdown, what? gosh, we need a vacay so bad and Hawaii sounds like a blissful dream right now. that's not long to wait at all and i'm sure the school term will flash by.

    beautiful outfit and with the backdrop…as mentioned, it's so completely harmonious to view together. your eyes and hair totally compliment the surroundings, it's rather incredible. LOVE! xo ♥

  • Reply il était une fois... January 22, 2012 at 8:24 am

    beautiful hun! X

  • Reply Friend in Fashion January 23, 2012 at 5:07 am

    PRETTY! Really love your scarf!

    Friend in Fashion

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