Whitewashed Sun

February 29, 2012

H&M sweater, ring & booties, Rebecca Minkoff bag, boyfriend’s oxford shirt,
Club Monaco coat & skirt, necklace c/o Keltie Leanne Designs

This Saturday I met up with some lovely blogettes for a quick bite at Thierry (I know, I go there way too often) followed by a beautifully bright but insanely blustery photo shoot. You can’t really see it in these pics, but we were literally being blown away at certain points!

I’m actually pretty proud of myself because I managed to literally pick the first five things I could see out of my closet and throw them together into what turned out to be a pretty cohesive look. While letting my hair dry on the ride down, I also somehow got my makeup on without poking my eye out. All in all, I give myself an A+ for speed and effort. Of course, that was all shot to doo-doo after Matina shows up looking perfect after  having texted me five minutes before saying she was “such a mess.” Yeah right, girl.

I’ve been wearing my new Keltie Leanne Designs Energy necklace pretty obsessively. Not only is it stunning (I love the citrus punch of the carnaline and citrine combination), but I’m hoping it gives my tired self some much-needed energy. Stones have healing properties y’all!

My lovely companions for the day: Leonie, Jenna (who was visiting from Edmonton – so happy to finally met her!), Cee and Matina.

The lovely Ishra Sharif’s friend actually shot this picture on the street – notice our hair. It was like having a leaf blower directed straight at your face.
Happy Wednesday loves! To Vogue or Bust

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  • Reply Jen February 29, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    <3 the skirt!

  • Reply Tina February 29, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    lovely lace skirt!


  • Reply two birds February 29, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I love the delicate lace skirt with the structured men's shirt. Brilliant!

  • Reply world on high heels February 29, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    You look amazing as always!


  • Reply Erin at February 29, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    great set of photos and love how you've styled the skirt… it's a tough cut/fabric but you worked it so well. the wind in the photo looks so 'j.lo wind machine' πŸ˜‰ xoxo

  • Reply Prairie Girl in the City February 29, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    You all look so lovely….and you found a sunshiney day! Amazing! Love the feminine and menswear inspired combo. Super cute:)


  • Reply JennaStevie February 29, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    This was seriously so fun!! It was great to meet you, and all the other lovely ladies! Thank you for taking our pictures, they turned out awesome πŸ˜€
    I love your lace skirt, and it looks so great with that button down top. I seriously wish I could rock button up's like you do. I'm impressed you got dressed that quick AND did you makeup on the bus, those are some mad skills!! If I did my makeup on the bus I'd end up with lipstick in my ear somehow

  • Reply Small Town Gal February 29, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Love your scalloped lace skirt. Great group picture with the wind. Looks like models on the runway!

  • Reply jess February 29, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    The skirt is so pretty.

  • Reply Ly February 29, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    You guys are just too cute!! I love how you paired your whole outfit together. I love the lace skirt and the tights!!

  • Reply Leila February 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Beautiful women, you all look wonderful! πŸ™‚ I recently bought a blue shirt that looks just like that and have been pondering how to wear it–you may have inspired me!

  • Reply [Virginie Peny] February 29, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Your outfit is so cool, wow! Casual but very stylish, perfect!


  • Reply Well... February 29, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    What a fun day! You ladies all look so chic <3
    Can't believe you threw that outfit together, you look so pretty πŸ™‚ That skirt is gorgeous!
    And hmmm, I may need to try that necklace out to make it through my senior year…haha I could use some energy!

  • Reply Erin @ Currently Coveting February 29, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Seriously you all look SO lovely! Looks like so much fun, I want to crash this lunch!


  • Reply Sweet Harvest Moon February 29, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Such a perfect, relaxed look but so classy! Beautiful!

  • Reply Ashley February 29, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    This is a such a perfect casual look, Alexandra! I love the belt with the scalloped skirt, gorgeous!

  • Reply Disturbed Style February 29, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Amazing outfit and photos! I love it πŸ™‚

  • Reply DNA (designers+artists) February 29, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Love the pairing of the boyfriend shirt and the feminine skirt.

  • Reply westmountFashionista February 29, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Looks like you guys had a lovely day. I love the pop of green from the bag!

  • Reply allure-edition February 29, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    you all look so great! cool photos

  • Reply Hope Adela Pasztor February 29, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    That lace skirt is so pretty! =)

  • Reply Brandi, The Beatniq February 29, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I love your look!

  • Reply Einfach moi February 29, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Nice look sweetie!! I love how you mix the lace skirt with the shirt!!


  • Reply ROS.E. February 29, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    your look is so inspiring, you look so pretty …and ….happy!
    your friends too!
    xxx nice to find your blog!

  • Reply jessica February 29, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    You girls look so pretty! I love your lace skirt!

  • Reply Analisa March 1, 2012 at 12:17 am

    You all look amazing! I love that last photo!

  • Reply Ramona March 1, 2012 at 12:36 am

    I love your look, this mix&match feminine and with mans shirt and big leather belt is perfect. You look so super stylish.Despite terrible wind you all look wonderful and if you wouldn't told that there was such a winds I would never thought.
    xoxo Ra

  • Reply Asher March 1, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Looks like you gorgeous girls had fun! I'm totally lovin' your skirt!

  • Reply Veronica P. March 1, 2012 at 1:30 am

    you ladies all look wonderful and I must say I am in the lace mood too! beautiful the entire look !

  • Reply Heather March 1, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Too fun! I am sooooo in love with that skirt! Pairing it with those tights is perfect – you look so chic!


  • Reply Katie March 1, 2012 at 1:45 am

    That skirt is so great, and I am jealous of that meet-up. I wish I could do things like that down here!

  • Reply Cee March 1, 2012 at 2:04 am

    I have to tell you, pally, I love everything you pair with that gorgeous lace skirt – it is perfection! But it was your Keltie Leanne Designs necklace that really caught my eye, I just love the orange and yellow stones. So lovely πŸ™‚ It's always wonderful having a chance to catch up, we must make another date soon!

  • Reply Stylish By Nature March 1, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Lovely lace skirt…I bought the same in black today!! Thanx for your lovely comment…Would be glad if we can connect at Bloglovin too

    My Bloglovin Page

  • Reply Mich and Kris March 1, 2012 at 2:29 am

    What a gorgeous group of girls!! You all look fab, I especially love your skirt. P.S Michelle and I awarded you with the kreativ blogger award. Thank you for the inspiration, check it out πŸ™‚

    MK Style Diaries

  • Reply Amy March 1, 2012 at 2:33 am

    You guys are such a cute, fashionable group!


  • Reply GIRL AND CLOSET March 1, 2012 at 4:52 am

    Aw, you girls all look so beautiful and amazingly stylish. You must have been turning heads, I'm sure!! And I love wind in photos, ah, if I could carry around a huge fan for outfit photos – I SO would!! πŸ˜‰

  • Reply pink horrorshow March 1, 2012 at 6:34 am

    SUCH a classic outfit. That skirt is so pretty. I remember seeing some great crocheted pieces from Club Monaco last year but I didn't act fast enough and they all sold out in my size, bummer. The meetup looked like it was so much, everyone is gorgeous!

  • Reply Jackie March 1, 2012 at 7:49 am

    This is so cute! I'm also impressed with your efficiency!

  • Reply Amanda Chic March 1, 2012 at 7:54 am

    Lovely outfit! awesome pics πŸ˜€

    A chic kiss πŸ˜‰

  • Reply Anna (South Molton St Style) March 1, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Eek you're too cute! Love the mix up of patterns with your skirt and the stockings xx

    South Molton St Style

  • Reply fluff and fripperies March 1, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Don't give your boyfriend back that shirt, it looks too good on you! Love your necklace and the blogger meet up looks like a lovely day xo

  • Reply sahar- the unfashionista March 1, 2012 at 9:02 am

    I can't believe these were 5 random things you picked out! Awesome πŸ™‚

  • Reply Suzi Maynard March 1, 2012 at 9:19 am

    I can't believe you were so quick with your garment selection! Awesome effort on your behalf! REALLY LOVE YOUR NECKLACE!!! It's beautiful.
    Looks like a wonderful time was had with your fellow bloggers!
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  • Reply Sandra Leiva March 1, 2012 at 9:36 am

    That skirt is so cute, I love it!
    And you all look great in the last pictures <3

  • Reply Daria March 1, 2012 at 10:38 am

    you look so classy! as usual πŸ™‚

    Daria, the Fashionsurfer

  • Reply Jackie March 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

    You look great, ahh I love your skirt! πŸ™‚


  • Reply Megan March 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    Haha, that wind looks intense!! You ladies still look beautiful though πŸ™‚

    I love this skirt on you, and you're such a pro at mixing masculine and feminine together, I love that! And that necklace is so pretty, I can see why you've been wearing it a lot.

    Have a great day!!

  • Reply Michelle Lee March 1, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    lovely photos πŸ™‚

  • Reply Dora March 1, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Beautiful ladies! XX

  • Reply Lucie SrbovΓ‘ March 1, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I love your style so much!! You are absolutely gorgeous!!The skirt and skirt is fab..this outfit reminds me of Blake Lively:) Following you on GFC and Bloglovin!

    Kisses, Lucy!

  • Reply Sam March 1, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    I like that idea of the finding the first five things in your wardrobe and putting it on randomly! I think its a talent you may have just mastered, because this beautiful outfit looks very 'put together'. Its style knowledge I can gain from you!

  • Reply Floortje March 1, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Wauuw you look all so lovely! Love your bag very much btw!
    Great blog, keep posing dear!

  • Reply Gabriele March 1, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    i think your pictures look great, despite the weather. and your totally random outfit, works so well, love the lace skirt + coat!! πŸ™‚
    Just followed you on Bloglovin' btw.

    Much love, Gabriele. xx

  • Reply Jenna Hughes March 1, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    this looks like so much fun! so pretty, Alexandra! i am obsessed with your RM! i want a MAC so badly

  • Reply Cara March 1, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    looks like such a fun afternoon, even with all of the wind! That necklace you are wearing is so pretty, love the colour
    xo Cara

  • Reply amy March 1, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    You you! You are lovely I hope you know that.

    I absolutely adore this entire outfit. From the tips to the toes!
    Very feminine and delicate looking πŸ™‚

    sending you happy spells

  • Reply Mr. Taylor and his Lady March 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    oh goodness, your outfit just inspired my sunday attire. love it!!
    and of course, looking beautiful as always!
    xo TJ

  • Reply Kultur und Stil March 1, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    wow wonderful photos! I love your outfit!

    xxx Anita

  • Reply amuseume March 1, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Love the colour of your boyfriend's oxford shirt. So classic and paired lovely against the white of your scalloped skirt (which is also great in itself). The whole outfit evokes that classic enduring style with the khaki colours mixed in, yet still modern with the tights, the belt and the updated trench.

    Looks like you had lots of fun! Hm, perhaps I should really go to Thierry one day to see what I'm missing out on..

    — Laina

  • Reply Stevia March 2, 2012 at 4:32 am

    I love your lave skirt πŸ™‚
    and all of you bloggers look so stylish πŸ™‚

    The Sweetest EscapeΒ 

  • Reply pinkandplum March 2, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Love that little pop of color with the necklace, and looks like such a fun time! Girls time is the best!! xo Pam

  • Reply Alana March 2, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Usually for me I'll get most of the outfit right except for one crucial thing like the shoes but by the time I realize I'm out the door or I've packed my outfit for after the gym. Then I have to go the entire day feeling like if only I was wearing my such and such heels. But when they do turn out right its such a great feeling like you said. Love that skirt on you! And I love how you paired it with the oxford shirt. All you girls look smashing!

  • Reply Melody March 2, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Such cute pics! I love the necklace and skirt you're wearing πŸ˜€

  • Reply Vanilla Dark March 2, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Amazing post!! Loved the outfit!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply Fashion-Bridge March 2, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I really like the mix of classy preppy pieces and casual ones! And the skirt is truly beautiful!



  • Reply Ceciliette March 2, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    If thats a look you pick from the first things you have in hand in 5 minutes i donΒ΄t know how insanely cool you would look when you take hour to dresss!!!!!

    DidnΒ΄t knew mulberry named a bag after Lana… omg! speechless, this Lana thing has gone too far!


  • Reply The Key To Chic March 2, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    You look so chic, I can't tell how cold or windy it was. Love the effortless combo of your feminine skirt and masculine oxford shirt. Sometimes the best looks are put together on a whim. Happy Friday!

  • Reply hattitude March 2, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

    i live right by that cafe! too bad i didn't know you girls were meeting up! so nice to see some fellow vancouver bloggers! πŸ™‚

    i looooove that skirt you are wearing !i keep walking past Club monaco on robson and they have some great stuff this season!

    talk soon wild child
    Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

  • Reply AnnaBananaCupcake March 2, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Sweet look, it's very cute and put together. It doesn't look rushed at all. πŸ˜€ And bravo for braving the wind. That last picture looks like a serious photo shoot with fans going and all that jazz. haha. Your skirt is so pretty. I work near a Club Monaco and usually don't bother to go in, but you're making me reconsider. Have a great weekend.

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} March 3, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    oh you bunch of beautiful girls!!! what a fine array of snaps from the day, i'd have to say the blustery winds worked magic b/c you're definitely sweeping me away with this look. amazing and put together outfit, you really just chose the 1st five things? if i tried that i think it'd end up pointing me towards the worst dressed list ; ) you look fantastic Alex!

    seems like you had a grand visit, how rad that Jenna could be there too. you're all just dazzling!! xo β™₯

  • Reply Yuliya β™₯ March 4, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Love your look β™₯. Great pictures πŸ™‚

  • Reply Marie March 4, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Your look is so nice, with sweet colours ! Trendy girls haha, so beautiful πŸ™‚

  • Reply Leonie March 5, 2012 at 4:51 am

    It was such a fun afternoon, we should definitely do it more often! The wind was crazy, but you managed to look flawless in these pictures! My hair looks like it was living its own life in my pictures haha. I really love that lace skirt, it's beautiful in every look. Happy (almost) Monday!

    xo Leonie

  • Reply Diana Chow March 9, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Super cute skirt!

  • Reply Marianne M. March 10, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    there's that fab necklace taunting me again to buy it!
    p.s how fab does cee look here? gotta love that girl

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