Symphony in Blue

February 27, 2012

H&M skirt, Wilfred shirt, vintage belt, Rebecca Minkoff clutch,
cape c/o StylePiques, Belle by Sigerson Morrison flats, necklace c/o Shoppalu

Being as busy as I have been this past year, I figured out a colour palette of warm tones that worked seamlessly together in order to make dressing in the near-unconscious hours of the early morning easier. Though it’s made my mornings run a bit more smoothly, I have really missed all of the blues and greens that I used to wear more. Since spring finally feels like it’s on its way, I broke out a couple of my favourite ocean-toned hues yesterday and made friendly with them again. It was also the perfect opportunity to showcase my new turquoise and silver necklace from Shoppalu – so in love with it!

Did any of you watch the Oscars last night? I actually thought there were quite a few good turn-outs on the red carpet, but seriously, Gwyneth Paltrow killed it in Tom Ford! My favourite for sure. I was shocked when I was listening to the CBC this morning and the fashion commentator said the dress looked like a hygienic product – I thought it was so elegant and strong. Who were your favourites?
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend lovelies! x To Vogue or Bust

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  • Reply xoxoCat February 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Honestly, I thought she would've done better without the cape.

  • Reply Tina February 27, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    you look so stunning! gorgeous skirt!


  • Reply Sweet Harvest Moon February 27, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Love the cape, so chic!

  • Reply Kultur und Stil February 27, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I think the Artist was a great choice! But no, unfortunately, I didn't watch it, but I read about it today in the newspapers.
    Your outfit is great, I'm trying to improve my closet this year, I wish I would already be at the point where you are!
    xxx Anita

  • Reply Pins, Needles & Fashion February 27, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I'm in love with your skirt and cape! such a lovely outfit, you look stunning! I also am obsessed with your necklace!

  • Reply lisa February 27, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I like all the blues in this outfit and the fun print. As far as best dressed Oscar attendees go, I loved Gwyneth Paltrow's look. The cape totally made the dress.

  • Reply ksenia shroder February 27, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    i like your look
    pretty woman :XX

  • Reply diary of this girl - megan February 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    you look gorgeous! i love the mix of colors you are wearing!!

  • Reply two birds February 27, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Gwyneth was in my top three for sure. She looked amazing. You also look amazing in all of these blues and greens. Gorgeous color palette!

  • Reply Erin @ Currently Coveting February 27, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    You look gorgeous in that royal purple color and I love the details of your little necklace.


  • Reply Bonnie February 27, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford literally made me gasp out loud. I don't even like her, but she looked amazing.
    Your necklace is so pretty! I love the colors.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  • Reply Jen February 27, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    You've been so smart to simplify your wardrobe to make dressing in the mornings easier, but it's refreshing to see you in blues! You look lovely 🙂 That cape is a toughie to style and I love seeing how different your outfits around it have been so far. Can't wait to see how else you wear it! I loved Gwyneth's dress too. So funny how dresses that people who actually like fashion enjoy are the ones that the general public deem the biggest flops!

    Hope you have a great week Alex!

  • Reply alison*elle February 27, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    You look great in blues and greens, Alex, and I love your new necklace. Happy Monday! 🙂

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply Shannon February 27, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Beautiful color combination. Love the clutch!

  • Reply pinkandplum February 27, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Obsessed with this belt! and totally agree about Gwyneth.

  • Reply She's Dressing Up February 27, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Lovely outfit! I thought Gwyneth Paltrow looked fantastic (& I also loved Emma Stone's dress) 🙂

  • Reply Naghmeh February 27, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    love that skirt! and these blues look so gorgeous on you 🙂
    I thought that Tom Ford dress was beyond gorgeous, so I don't know what these people were saying! Rooney Mara was another favourite of mine and so was Emma Stone 🙂

  • Reply Oniea Ivanov February 27, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    I love high waisted skirts!

  • Reply JennaStevie February 27, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    This is such an amazing shade of blue on you!!! I love the floral skirt, perfect for spring. And that cape is such a great piece. AH I wish I could have stayed in Vancouver!!

  • Reply Mabel February 28, 2012 at 12:45 am

    You look gorgeous as always, that shade of blue is perfect for you!

    My favorite look was Michelle Williams. I thought she looked perfect and I loved the little bow on her dress.

    Mabel Time

  • Reply amuseume February 28, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Love the cape, adds great shape to the outfit. And, wow! Your green eyes look amazing in some of these photos! The cute on the skirt is adorable with a great matching belt that picks off the print. Lovely =)

  • Reply Wren February 28, 2012 at 1:30 am

    Love the colours. Perfect for a crisp morning.


  • Reply Cee February 28, 2012 at 1:54 am

    This outfit is so you, pally. I've loved the colour palette you've been working with this winter, but seeing you back in blue is sort of like a fashion homecoming. I always love that skirt, I so wish I had figured out how to style it but at the same time, it suits you so well that I imagine my efforts would have pald in comparison 🙂

    Although I didn't watch the Oscars, I have to weigh in on Gwyneth. Not a fan. But I allow my general bias against Gwyneth and her self-help-nonsense empire cloud my fashion judgement, I'm sure 😉 I was a big fan of Michelle Williams' dress, but my absolute favourite was Viola Davis' emerald green gown. So stunning.


    PS: Saturday was fabulous, and thanks for all the photos. We must do it again soon.

  • Reply Michelle Lee February 28, 2012 at 2:06 am

    amazing everything 🙂

  • Reply Heather February 28, 2012 at 2:19 am

    I absolutely LOVE this skirt – it looks beautiful with this belt! Are there any colors you don't look amazing in!?


  • Reply Jenna@The Life of the Wife February 28, 2012 at 2:20 am

    You are stunning!! I love the accents of green! And I think you are one of the only people who can pull of a cape! 🙂 Not way!


  • Reply Well... February 28, 2012 at 2:27 am

    Gorgeous photos! I love your skirt and the bold blues you incorporated with it <3 That necklace is a beautiful touch to it as well. You are stunning 🙂
    Really love this outfit!

  • Reply Baby Rouge February 28, 2012 at 2:28 am

    ahh i love this outfit. the necklace really adds something to the look.

  • Reply Marie a la Mode February 28, 2012 at 2:45 am

    Beautiful skirt! I love the print. And that cape-coat is a fave of mine : ) I agree with you – Gwyneth Paltrow KILLED it! She was my fave by far! So stunning.

  • Reply S❥r❥h February 28, 2012 at 2:50 am

    I love the blue hues on you! And I do think Gwyneth Paltrow looks quite lovely indeed. Your newest follower <3 Sarah

    Follow back? :]

  • Reply Grecia Tafur Castillo February 28, 2012 at 2:52 am

    I love ur skirt!

  • Reply Ramona February 28, 2012 at 3:54 am

    I like how you mixed and matched blue and green in you look and doesn't over power one or other colour but works together beautifully. I think blue brings out your eye colour so amazingly, absolutely wonderful.
    You have new follower!

    xoxo Ra

  • Reply aliciafashionista February 28, 2012 at 4:16 am

    I am obsessed with this colour combo! The printed skirt is extra beautiful, was it a recent H&M purchase? And that vintage belt is great, so perfect for spring xo

  • Reply Kelly Malka February 28, 2012 at 6:04 am

    i love your clutch!


  • Reply Stylish By Nature February 28, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Love your skirt and clutch!! Gr8 blog :)….Wanna follow each other with GFC, Twitter and Facebook ?


  • Reply Liza Wibisono February 28, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Loveeee your clutch ! and you always look fab, dear !

  • Reply Leonie February 28, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Wow that skirt is amazing! Loving the bright blues and greens in this outfit, they definitely look great on you. I watched the Oscars a little bit as well, I think Emma Stone was my favorite. Again. I don't know what it is… Perhaps the bow! Haha (of course)

    xo Leonie

    Dotted Gold

  • Reply Suzi Maynard February 28, 2012 at 7:43 am

    What striking colours! Love your skirt & you look so pretty in the pictures!
    Although I didn't watch the Oscars (I had to mark students' tests), I did see a few of the looks & loved Gwyneth's gown. She reminded me of the ever so elegant Grace Kelly.
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  • Reply Jess ♡ February 28, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Absolutely gorgeous look, those colours are envy-inducing! Every time it starts to feel like spring in Vancouver I swear it starts snowing. Now that I said it, watch it happen. I just gave all of us Vancouver bloggers 1000 years of crappy photo taking weather. Oops 😉

    I loved Gwyneth's dress, sometimes the simple dresses speak the greatest volumes (in my humble opinion). I also loved Rooney's dress, she looks so innocent compared to her Girl With the Dragon Tattoo's character.

    Hope you're having a fantastic week! xo

  • Reply Dora February 28, 2012 at 11:53 am

    That belt is really fantastic! Love, love,love it !

  • Reply Ana in fashion February 28, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Beautiful post!
    You have such a great blog!
    Follow you!

  • Reply sugarhoneybaby February 28, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Gorgeous outfit.Love this colors! I must say that your eyes of 5th photo looks amazing!:)

  • Reply Clara Campelo February 28, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    You're beautiful.
    I love the look.

  • Reply Sam February 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I haven't seen you in these colours in ages…its Gorgeous Alexandra! Love the mix of blue and emerald, the clutch and belt add to the perfect choice of accessories.

  • Reply Megan February 28, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    I love this outfit on you! The colors look stunning with your hair and complexion – and that clutch is adorable!

    I loved Kristen Wiig and Emma Stone, I thought they looked beautiful – and they're also my favorite ladies in Hollywood 🙂

  • Reply Ceciliette February 28, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    The colour combination is lovely! Love the touch of mint in the accesories. Perfect.

  • Reply Ashley February 28, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Wow, I am loving this look! You look so classy and chic!

    I loved Cameron Diaz and Michelle Williams, they both looked gorgeous at the Oscars!

  • Reply Sarah February 28, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    this is ridiculously cute! I love all your little accessories especially the green purse 🙂 xo

  • Reply Jenna Hughes February 28, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    love the belt and necklace!

  • Reply Gabriele February 28, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Oh I love your colour combinations.. 🙂 That necklace is just adorable, i love it! I love wearing blue!
    Much love, Gabriele. xx

  • Reply Mr. Taylor and his Lady February 28, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    spring has just been teasing here. yesterday was nice and sunny, today is overcast and snowing. i guess i'll just keep my spring clothes on the back burner for a little longer
    xo TJ.

  • Reply Melody February 28, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    I love the belt and the purple! 🙂 You're great at picking out color combinations.

  • Reply Style Servings February 28, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    You look so beautiful, love the skirt!

  • Reply yiqin; February 28, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    LOVE the shorts<3

  • Reply fluff and fripperies February 28, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Such a great outfit, love the blues and greens together and the cape style jacket pulls it together perfectly xo

  • Reply Liv February 28, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Shoppalu is so great – such a fun necklace. Nice to see a change from the warm tones of late to the lavender, blue and green.

  • Reply Célèste Brott of Fashion is Evolution February 28, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Gwyneth and Michelle were my favorites for sure. Anyone who didn't like Gwyneth's cape just can't appreciate an envelope-pushing risk taker.

  • Reply Elekon February 28, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Gorgeous, Alexandra! perfect styling! voted for you in contest too:)

  • Reply Marisa February 28, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Such lovely colours in this outfit! You remind me of a mermaid in these shades of blue and green 🙂 Michelle Williams was my absolute fave at the Oscars. I would have preferred Gwyneth's dress without the cape but I appreciate the fashion risk she took.


  • Reply thekellytang February 28, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I adore the cape, and that necklace!! I need to experiment more with prints.

    And I loved Gwyneth's dress too!! It was one of my favorites!

    <3 Kelly

  • Reply Einfach moi February 28, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Nice combination of colours!! I love it


  • Reply Julie Khuu February 29, 2012 at 2:37 am

    Such a gorgeous color story to beat the blues away…Love the capelet and how truly Euro it feels paired with a mini! super chic, you're such a stunna honey!

    Peace. Love. LOL!


  • Reply The Key To Chic February 29, 2012 at 4:30 am

    I loved Emma Stone's stunning red dress. You look phenomenal, as always. I adore cool colors such as blue and green, they are so beautiful and calming!

  • Reply Katie's Bliss February 29, 2012 at 4:57 am

    This is such a stunning look on you Alexandra! I love the mix of blues and greens 🙂

  • Reply Am2Pm Chic February 29, 2012 at 6:06 am

    You look so stylist as always, Love this outfit.

  • Reply Vanilla Dark February 29, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Hi!! Your blog looks amazing as well as this post!!
    Would love to follow eachother! 😀

    Love always, vanilla x

  • Reply Lexxie' February 29, 2012 at 6:53 am

    What beautiful eyes you have…


  • Reply Selene February 29, 2012 at 8:35 am

    Thank you for the loveluy comment babe!!! your outfit is always fresh and feminine…love it!

  • Reply Fashion-Bridge February 29, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Loving the reach jewel colors which compliment your eyes perfectly!



  • Reply Annie February 29, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Such a pretty outfit! Loving the pattern on that skirt – and the accessories are gorgeous 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Reply Courtney February 29, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I am OBSESSED with your coat. I went hunting for one of these ages ago but I couldn't find one… the closest I came was to a red cape but the seam was hanging down and it was messy looking. Yours is so perfect.

    I Can Be Many Things

  • Reply yiqin; February 29, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    lovely clutch <3

  • Reply Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries February 29, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    I really am in LOVE with the accessoiries in this outfit! everything looks so pretty! I adore the gold bukle of that belt! 🙂 xo Nikki

  • Reply The Midwest Muse February 29, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    I love this skirt so much and it's so wonderful to see you in color! It suits your skin tone so well. The accessories are also 100% top notch and perfect. The setting for these photos is lovely as well. For some reason, I love it.

  • Reply Bag Braggers March 4, 2012 at 8:13 am

    is it marc jacobs clutch there?

  • Reply VeRo! March 11, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    your photos could be on sartorialist or facehunter for sure!!!!

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