Don’t You Remember

February 22, 2012

Club Monaco sweater, Marc by Marc Jacobs bag, H&M booties,
earrings c/o Anjolee, skinnies c/o Raven Denim, blazer c/o Lost & Found

You know that scene in Amélie when she arranges for Bretodeau to find his lost tin box of childhood memorabilia in the telephone booth?

I had a very similar experience last night after finally tearing myself away from my laptop to tidy my room, which had become a complete mess during my back and forth travelling over reading week. Anyway, while cleaning I checked underneath my bed and found this little rosewood box hidden under a bunch of loose school papers. Though it was a tiny box, it somehow had housed this great little selection of some of the most defining moments of my entire life.

Stuffed in the box were pictures of the vineyard I lived on when I was a 15 year old expat in France, blurry snapshots from my friends and I’s escapades downtown during high school (we were weirdos…we used to leave school early and drink cheap wine on the art gallery steps with our best friend, this fat homeless guy Mickey), and a hot air balloon pin I brought all the way back from Québec with me when we moved out west, among other things.

I’m sure most of you aren’t as disorganized as I am and probably safely store away your most treasured memorabilia, but have any of you ever experienced the same happy accident of stumbling upon some lost gems?

  Aside from that happy discovery, I also got such a great little surprise Monday when I checked my Twitter feed and saw The Bay had included me in their “5 Canadian Blogs We Love” feature on their B Insider blog! I was featured alongside four beautiful and talented Vancouverites: Anya, Kelsey, Peter and Matina. Thanks again to the lovely people at The Bay!
Image of me pictured above courtesy of StyleQuotient
I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far! x To Vogue or Bust

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  • Reply Nia Langley February 22, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Great photos and great outfit! You're so pretty! =)

    Have a nice day! =)

  • Reply Mónica - Mes Voyages à Paris February 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Hi dear!
    Congratulations for the feature and love your burgundy pants!

  • Reply Fashion With Ellie February 22, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Great outfit!! I really want your sweater:)

  • Reply Karen February 22, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Congrats on being featured on the bay blog!! Love your cords!!


  • Reply M February 22, 2012 at 5:46 pm

    WOW! congratz!!!

  • Reply Tina February 22, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    gorgeous color combinations!

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  • Reply Jessica Gitler February 22, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    beautiful!! love the outfit!

  • Reply alison*elle February 22, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Congrats on the feature, Alex! I love the wine & brown tones in your outfit. I'm fairly organized but it is fun nonetheless opening those boxes of things from the past and reading notes/letters my friends and I used to write to each other or even old yearbooks.

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply House Of Jeffers February 22, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    The color combination is absolutely perfect. Your corduroys are just the right shade of crimson, and they go so well with your sweater. Congrats on the feature, too!


  • Reply lisa February 22, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    I'm sure I'm going to have my own share of Bretodeau moments when I move out. 🙂

    Congrats on the feature!

  • Reply Bre February 22, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I have yet to see that movie, but I find money left in holiday cards all the time. It's an ongoing joke at my house.
    I swear you are the layering queen. You always make it looks so easy, beautiful, chic and not bulky.

  • Reply JennaStevie February 22, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    I seriously need pants this colour, why don't I have any?! I love the sweater under the blazer and the scarf, such great layering!! And congrats for the feature.
    i LOVE cleaning my room and finding stuff like that, I'm a pack rat and keep evvverything, I have movie stubs in a box and some of them date back to 2000. So ridiculous, it brings back memories though

  • Reply Ashley February 22, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Congratulations on the feature, how exciting! You look gorgeous as always!

  • Reply Shannon February 22, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    You look gorgeous! Congrats on the amazing feature.

  • Reply Sweet Harvest Moon February 22, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Congrats to be on that 'Canadian blogger list'

    Love the pants (and love it even more that it matches the scarf)!

  • Reply Kristin February 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    I love this look! The colors go so perfectly together!

  • Reply Am2Pm Chic February 22, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    OMG I love this look, beautiful color combination. Congrat on the feature !!!

  • Reply Sunny & Star February 23, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Congrats on being on the Canadian blogger list. 🙂

    You seriously look so stunning. The colors are so perfect.

  • Reply Cee February 23, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Aw pally, you know how much I love those pants, they really do fit you like a glove. And how cute that you found a box of treasures! I've moved so many times over the years that my treasures are spread out all over the place… I'm definitely not going to be finding a box of them hiding anywhere in my bedroom. But c'est la vie 🙂 Congrats on your Bay feature – how fabulous! Can't wait to see your beautiful face this weekend.

  • Reply two birds February 23, 2012 at 2:31 am

    I often find little bits of memorabilia in places I forgot I put them. So fun to stumble upon those things. The wine drinking escapades sound fun! I am so in love with this outfit. The camel color pieces with the wine color pants and scarf are so gorgeous!

  • Reply Veronica P. February 23, 2012 at 2:36 am

    You manage to look always wonderful ! All the details are wonderful incorporated !

  • Reply Liv February 23, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Eeek your denim! I love it.

    I love stumbling upon old stuff esp. from HS. it's fun to look through and see what might have meant so much to you back then and whether things have changed. So jealous that you lived in France as a teen – what a great experience.

  • Reply Lotus Blossom Design February 23, 2012 at 5:13 am

    Beautiful, love the colors!

  • Reply Marisa February 23, 2012 at 7:28 am

    It's those gorgeous burgundy pants again! I love seeing all the different ways you style them. I hear you about finding hidden gems, it's definitely a fun trip down memory lane when you find them. Congrats again on the feature 🙂


  • Reply Prairie Girl in the City February 23, 2012 at 7:44 am

    These colours are so beautiful together! This is a perfect look to wear now and transition into Spring!

    Jen xo

  • Reply NaNa February 23, 2012 at 8:48 am

    lovin the chestnut & burgundy tones! nice work xoxo ;p

  • Reply Fabliha February 23, 2012 at 9:16 am

    you look so stunning! I love the colour palette of this outfit

  • Reply Dora February 23, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    You really rock this earthy tones outfits! XX

  • Reply yiqin; February 23, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    totalyl rocked those pants

    • Reply Sandra February 23, 2012 at 3:46 pm

      Hey, I've been looking through your blog and have to admit I really love it – and not only your outfits, but also your writing style 🙂 I've also had problems when it comes to find trousers as I have hourglass figure (just like you).. So it's really helpful to find blogger who has some good ideas and takes into account the part of body from waist to bottom! Thanks! :))) / Sandra from Europe

  • Reply Bunnie February 23, 2012 at 4:48 pm

    You look amazing! The color of the outfit and your red lips go together so well. But I guess it's not too hard when you're naturally gorgeous! Congrats on being chosen as one of the Bay's fave bloggers in Canada! That's a big deal.

  • Reply Golden Cheer Grahams February 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Gorgeous ! I really love this pant's color !

  • Reply IBWV February 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    lovin the sweater!!!

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  • Reply Sunkissed February 23, 2012 at 6:02 pm

    that is such a sweet story – you look lovely, that sweater is so pretty !

  • Reply Alana February 23, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I love all the colors you put together in this outfit! I've been obsessed with colored pants and these ones are no exception. They are the perfect pink. Congrats on The Bay feature that is amazing! Well deserved. So glad you found me too! And that Miss Alicia introduced us:) You'll have to let me know when you girls have meet ups, I'm always looking for an excuse to go to Vancouver.

  • Reply Elisabeth February 23, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    Stumbling upon memories is the best! I'm a very nostalgic person so I love to wallow in memories, sometimes even too much.
    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog again. Nice to have you back as a reader! 🙂
    And oh yeah, we maybe got our snow late this winter, but we'll sure have it until nobody else does anymore, haha!

    E from Helsinki

  • Reply Jackie February 23, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    I love this outfit! Finding old memorabilia is the best! Congrats on your award!!

  • Reply The Key To Chic February 23, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Congrats on The Bay feature, it's well deserved! Love finding old treasures at home. You look so chic and beautiful, as always! Your blog is one of my top reads!

  • Reply nicola lynde. February 23, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Congrats on the shout out! I love digging through old memorabilia, and every time I'm home in Canada, I find myself dragging out the old boxes and having a good laugh. Last time I was delighted to find a diary entry charting why 10 was such a rough age ending with the conclusion that 11 would probably worse and I might as well just give up. What a cynic!

  • Reply Indy February 23, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I love the color of those pants! So pretty!

  • Reply Erin @ Currently Coveting February 23, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Congrats! You look really lovely, per usual 🙂


  • Reply Sam February 23, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    I remember that scene in the movie! How lucky to find all those hidden treasures. A heartiest congratulations on the feature!! You so deserve it! your style is always amazing, like today…a stunning coloured jeans and scarf and a chic jacket. Lovely!

  • Reply Heather February 24, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Burgundy is so your color! And yes, awhile ago I found a bunch of old high school boyfriend letters… it was too funny 🙂


  • Reply aliciafashionista February 24, 2012 at 2:26 am

    What a beautiful story, Alex and I love Amelie!!! And your post made me giggle because my room is in shambles at the moment from a hectic week as well. When I tidy my room, I normally stumble upon money which is a nice surprise. Maybe I should go clean my room so I can get paid 😉 Love your mix of different fabric textures and a BIG congrats on the Bay feature! xo

  • Reply Annie February 24, 2012 at 2:41 am

    Love the buttons on the jacket, your sweater and the color of those pants! Would love if you followed back! xoxo

  • Reply pinkandplum February 24, 2012 at 4:21 am

    FIrst off- Congratulations!!! love your blog. And secondly I so love the textures of this outfit.

  • Reply Hannah February 24, 2012 at 4:25 am

    Love love love the color of your scarf and pants!

    xo, H

  • Reply Lettherebelight February 24, 2012 at 6:56 am

    Another great post from you! I LOVE IT!!!

    love //

  • Reply dina vanessa mercado February 24, 2012 at 8:08 am

    great outfit and a really beautiful lady!!! love your eyes sweetie… you are a pro in modelling… love your taste in fashion… kisses!!!

  • Reply Daria February 24, 2012 at 10:44 am

    loooove this outfit, such pleasant colours!

    Daria, the Fashionsurfer

  • Reply Mica February 24, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    Lovely colours in this outfit! 🙂

  • Reply fluff and fripperies February 24, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    You look beautiful – so elegant! xo

  • Reply Antonella C'est moi February 24, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    baby this post is marvellous!!
    A_C'est moi

  • Reply Heather February 24, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    OOOO love your cardigan. And i like how you paired it up with a chunky sweater.

  • Reply Gabriele February 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    love your jumper and scarf. I also love how you paired that brown belt! Great outfit once again. 🙂
    Much love, gabriele. xx

  • Reply Cloudline Chic Flows February 24, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    My dearest one such a nostalgic and dreamy experience, the one you described. I could almost feel your heart pounding after stumbling upon this childhood treasure. I can totally relate as I often find myself dreaming of playing with my childhood toys and discovering artifacts long forgotten but so dear to me.
    As far as your look today, I just adore the brown and caramel shades on you; you have a unique way of transforming these colors in a very contemporary and fashion-forward way combining vintage elements with up to date pieces! 😉

  • Reply Jenna Hughes February 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    congrats on the feature! love your pants and Marc bag

  • Reply Makeup Insider February 24, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    LOVE it! Followed you too 🙂

    Hope you can follow me back <3

  • Reply Ceciliette February 24, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Congrats for the feauture . Is always nice to be recogniced!
    The colour palete on this shot is great! I love all those colours!


  • Reply Kate S February 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    I just love the colors in your outfit! That blazer is my favorite part. =]


  • Reply Style Servings February 24, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Aw how lovely to find something like that!! Beautiful photos!

  • Reply Mary February 24, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Great colours! i like your look a lot!

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} February 25, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    oh Alex, congratulations on the feature!!! how cool is that? really rad report and your look has me buzzing with eye fulls of awesome. can't get enough of the berry & cinnamon combo, it's so pretty together and on you it's super flattering. girl, you gotta scan those treasured photos and get em' up on le blog, would love to peek into that part of your life. sounds magical! xo ♥

  • Reply Rea February 26, 2012 at 11:35 am

    nice one! love the sweater!

  • Reply M-J Obsessions February 27, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I seriously love this outfit!! It's a perfect color combination for a nice winter day!! Perfection!!! In love with everything in this outfit!! So wearable and comfortable!!

  • Reply Marie March 4, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    really love this marc jacobs bag 🙂 Follow?

    Kisses, Marie.

  • Reply Marianne M. March 10, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    canadian blogs grow even more popular lately!
    beautiful memories, beautiful clothes. love the color combination

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