Flowers for the Sick

March 5, 2012

H&M pants, tank & ring, Michael Kors heels, Twenty8Twelve jacket,
Rebecca Minnkoff bag, necklace c/o Keltie Leanne Designs,
Butter London nail polish c/o Nail Polish Canada
Unfortunately for those closest to me, I’ve never been one to stoically suffer through an illness, especially one that limits my food intake (take away my food and things get freakay…like really ugly). So if you follow me on Twitter, you probably already heard me complaining heaps about the flu that struck me down on Friday. If I look a little worse for wear in these pics, it’s cause I was. Though I am proud of myself for dragging my sick bottom to H&M to make sure I snapped up a pair of these floral pants for $14.99 before they were all gone! They’re my very own get-better-soon bouquet, all for the price of an overpriced latte and muffin. Or an actual bouquet.

Not only does the price entirely justify the purchase of these pants, but the fact that they magically match the new Butter London shade Nail Polish Canada sent me! It’s destiny (another of the many rationalizations I use to justify my shopping problem). I love the bright turquoise shade of Slapper, and am especially tickled by its coquettish name (coquettish being an extremely PG way of describing it). Just Google “slapper Irish” and you’ll get it. My Irish friends have taught me well.
P.S. if you love Butter London as much as I do, Nail Polish Canada is currently hosting a giveaway for Butter London’s entire Spring 2012 collection, which is worth $85!
Hope you’re all having a wonderful Monday! To Vogue or Bust

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  • Reply Gabriele March 5, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    perfect outfit. LOVE your pants and the green bag. πŸ™‚
    Much love, Gabriele. xx

  • Reply Megan March 5, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    I love those pants! So cheery! I'm sorry you've been sick πŸ™ You certainly look lovely, and I really like that nail polish color. Headed over now to check out the giveaway πŸ™‚

  • Reply LPFashionPhilosophy March 5, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    So pretty! We seriously love this looks! Your pants are amazzzzzing!

    PS. We've a Giveaway to Number A on our blog! Check it out! πŸ™‚

    ox from NYC!


  • Reply Tina March 5, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    love the floral pants!

  • Reply Shannon March 5, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    LOVE your floral pants. They look STUNNING on you!

  • Reply two birds March 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    i was just at H&M and did not see these…or else i would have bought them! you look gorgeous, not at all sick. i do hope you're feeling better, though!

  • Reply Kate March 5, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I absolutely LOVE these pants! They weren't at H&M last time I was there, but the Atlantic stores always get things a little bit later it seems! They are so, so cute! Hope you are feeling better m'dear!

  • Reply claudia March 5, 2012 at 6:31 pm

    the outfit looks amazing, the pants are extremely beautiful and so are the shoes

    Claudia- the cou†ure doll

  • Reply amuseume March 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I love how vivid and lively your pants and cobalt blue tank are when paired together; and for $14.99? What a steal! Sometimes I do the same in wearing certain clothes to cheer myself on those downer days so I feel ya. I'm very excited to see an explosion of prints in the coming months leading all the way into fall.

    Get better soon!

  • Reply Bonnie March 5, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    I give you major props for busting out the heels when you aren't feeling well. Shopping when sick always makes me feel at least a little bit better. Killer pants!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  • Reply Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries March 5, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    Yay! for cheery pants! I love these and actually tried them on too, but they were a little to bold for me. You rock 'em! ^^ Hope you get better soon! xo Nikki

  • Reply Kultur und Stil March 5, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    what a great outfit! I really really love the flowers on your pants!
    such a great, rocky spring look!

    xxx Anita

  • Reply Jessica Gitler March 5, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    love the pants, and the way you styled them!

  • Reply sweet harvest moon March 5, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    When I see this outfit, i think: SPRING πŸ˜€

  • Reply Sandy Joe March 5, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    The perfect floral pant – I am beyond impressed you drug yourself out of bed just for them!

    x The Pretty Secrets

  • Reply The Key To Chic March 5, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Ah, I hope you get well soon! Been hunting high and low for those pants, to no avail. So if you are ever tired of them, I'll gladly take them off your hands πŸ™‚ So into anything floral, especially trousers!

  • Reply Heather March 5, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I love these pants!! I want a pai rof floral skinny pants since I already have the floral palazzo pants. I really want floral jeans though. But you are def. rocking these pants.

  • Reply DNA (designers+artists) March 5, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Hope you feel better! Love your floral pants!

  • Reply Sam March 5, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Aw no, sorry to hear you've been ill. I wish you a speedy recovery. On the up side, this gorgeous outfit is doing everything to lift spirits! Love the floral pants and how you've styled it. effortless!

  • Reply jules March 6, 2012 at 12:23 am

    i looked for (but couldn't find) those pants last weekend after seeing Olivia from StyleStruck wearing them πŸ™ glad you were able to scoop up a pair though! i hope you feel better soon!


  • Reply GIRL AND CLOSET March 6, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Sorry to hear you're not feeling well, I've been fighting off a flu as well. Ugh! And these pants are amazing!! You know how much I adore floral patterns – really pretty!! xo

  • Reply alison*elle March 6, 2012 at 12:42 am

    Everyone has these pants! I was actually looking at them in H&M the other day but didn't purchase. The print is super fun though. Hope you feel better soon, Alex!

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply diary of this girl - megan March 6, 2012 at 1:06 am

    you look gorgeous! i love your pants! i have been searching for a pair of floral pants, but the ones i have found are ridiculously overpriced!

  • Reply JennaStevie March 6, 2012 at 1:27 am

    Ahhh these floral pants are amazing, I keep seeing them all over!! I want! For being sick you look pretty fantastic. And this is the best nail colour ever. I have a nail polish addiction (especially when it's nail polish's with awesome names) and this is on my want list now

  • Reply Well... March 6, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Aww, hope you feel better now!
    You are such a fashion-concsious person, even when sick. Haha, so glad you made it to H&M to snag these floral pants, because they are just AMAZING! Love the bold print and how you totally rocked it. I'm debating over getting myself a similar pair, but I'm so worried over whether I'll be able to wear them out…haha, but hey, only one way to find out!
    And you just inspired me to try this trend πŸ™‚

    PS: Don't miss out on the giveaway on my blog!

  • Reply Kastles March 6, 2012 at 1:48 am

    You look pretty good for having the flu! I also went and picked up these pants, such a good deal! Love it with the leather jacket!
    Hope you are feeling better!
    <3 Kastles

  • Reply Cee March 6, 2012 at 1:56 am

    Floral pants! So not my thing, and yet, seeing them on you makes me feel like they could be πŸ™‚ Seriously, pally, you look fabulous and amazing, especially considering that you were sick with the flu when there photos were taken. Hope you're feeling much better now – and that your manicure, in that lovely shade of Tiffany blue, has made it through the day, unlike mine, which is in tatters. At least Monday only happens once a week!

  • Reply Miss Kwong March 6, 2012 at 2:05 am

    colourful florals with leather jacket = a nice spring transition look!

    Follow me on:
    Miss Kwong – Art and Fashion

  • Reply Heather March 6, 2012 at 2:13 am

    Shut up those pants were $15? that's insane – they are awesome! And I sorta hate you – you have the perfect body!!! You make sick look pretty good πŸ™‚


  • Reply pavlyn March 6, 2012 at 3:08 am

    Those pants are amazing! That's serious dedication to style girl, to go shopping when you're sick! It looks like it was way worth it! You look so pretty! What is your style advice for wearing the new printed denim trend this spring?

    Please follow us on bloglovin' –
    and twitter @pavlynboutique

  • Reply Bunnie March 6, 2012 at 3:38 am

    Those pants were $14.99?! Damn, what a steal! I got them for Christmas… but I know the originally cost a lot more than that! Anyway, you look amazing. And I hope you're feeling better!

  • Reply Katie March 6, 2012 at 3:45 am

    Those pants are amazing! I can't wait for H& M to finally sell on-line, literally I've been waiting over 12 years!!!

    Katie- Hems For Her

  • Reply Jodi March 6, 2012 at 4:16 am

    I love this outfit!!!

  • Reply lucia m March 6, 2012 at 4:24 am

    wow!! amazing outfit!!!

  • Reply hattitude March 6, 2012 at 5:53 am

    Hattitude Artistic Style Blog
    wow those pants are crazy rad! i love them!!! i keep trying to figure out where in vancouver you are. i'm here on holiday for the next 4 months. i am loooving it so far!

    talk soon wild child
    Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

  • Reply ROS.E. March 6, 2012 at 6:15 am

    Thank u so much for stopping by my blog…
    your pants are awesome!!
    your new follower…Ros.e.

  • Reply Akiko March 6, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Love your look so much! I've been wanting the floral pants and want it more now πŸ™‚ Great post – akiko
    Style Imported

  • Reply Marisa March 6, 2012 at 7:22 am

    I hope you feel better soon! Gotta love that even though you weren't feeling well you still managed to get out of the house, buy those trousers AND take blog photos while still looking amazing. Love how you brought out the blues and greens in the pants!


  • Reply Laura March 6, 2012 at 7:46 am

    Love the floral pants!

  • Reply jamie March 6, 2012 at 8:08 am

    i love butter london <3 and i love your get-well-soon-pants! i hope you fully recover soon, sweetie! for $15 i am quite the jelly belly! your hair in a braid is so pretty πŸ™‚ i hope everything is going well for you, girlfriend!

    love, james

  • Reply Suzi Maynard March 6, 2012 at 8:19 am

    These pants look great on you! Get better soon.
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  • Reply Ioana-Carmen March 6, 2012 at 8:58 am

    Lovely, love your pants!

  • Reply Tina.. March 6, 2012 at 9:35 am

    A beautiful, spring outfit!!!

  • Reply Georgia Giraffina March 6, 2012 at 9:54 am

    AMAZING pants! Love the look!
    See you soon!
    Flower Show

  • Reply Sick by Trend March 6, 2012 at 10:24 am

    Perfect for spring!! Nice look and great photos! πŸ™‚


  • Reply TheParisienne March 6, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Lovely look and pants!
    Have a nice day…
    And maybe we can follow each others, let me know if you want!


  • Reply fluff and fripperies March 6, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Wonderful trousers! Hope you're feeling better soon – being sick sucks. Oh, and living in Ireland, 'slapper' made me smile!

    Emma xo

  • Reply Yuliya β™₯ March 6, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Love your pant πŸ™‚ β™₯

  • Reply Sunkissed March 6, 2012 at 11:38 am

    I wasn't too fond of the floral pants trend that has been on but I absolutely love the way you've styled it! And those pumps are to die for!

  • Reply Annie March 6, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Those pants are so fun, and they look amazing on you! Glad you were able to drag yourself to take these pics, because you look SO pretty! Hope you are feeling better πŸ™‚

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Reply Darleen Hope March 6, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    I love these trousers!!

  • Reply Dora March 6, 2012 at 12:39 pm

    You rock those floral pants,Alexandra! XX

  • Reply Anca March 6, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Get well soon! From the looks of these pictures, I would have never guessed you were sick, you look lovely πŸ™‚


  • Reply Style-Pursuit March 6, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    I'm planning to invest in these pants as soon as I manage to find them in our H&M stores… no luck so far! :o)
    You look amazing!


  • Reply Erin @ Currently Coveting March 6, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Those pants are WAY better than real flowers anyway! (and they last longer). Your nail polish is gorgeous and you look so lovely for being sick!


  • Reply Jenna Hughes March 6, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    feel better! love the Rebecca Minkoff and floral pants!

  • Reply Cara March 6, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    great pants, so happy for you that you got them before they sold out!
    Hope you feel better,
    xo Cara

  • Reply yiqin; March 6, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    i cannot think of anyone who can rock those pants better then you!

  • Reply Mr. Taylor and his Lady March 6, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    oh goodness, i really need to get myself some floral pants! these are fabulous!
    and hope you are feeling better. being sick is terrible!
    xo TJ

  • Reply Nicol Lee Ann T. March 6, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    amazing pants

    xo dear

  • Reply Jules M March 6, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    So glad you got the pants..they look great! Nothing like a little retail therapy to cure the sick-time blues. Great styling too!

  • Reply thekellytang March 6, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Your totally justified in buying those pants! They look great on you! And I love that nail polish color! Amazing!

    <3 Kelly

  • Reply pink horrorshow March 6, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Love love LOVE those pants. They look absolutely amazing on you. I unfortunately dragged my lazy butt to H&M too late and they were all gone, there was a skirt version though which was pretty cute.

    Hope you're feeling better now! It's the absolute worst when you can't taste anything πŸ™

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} March 7, 2012 at 2:15 am

    awe lovie, i would bring you some fleurs…the kind that would be scentless so they didn't tickle your nose and then i'd boil you up a nice pot of tea, adding in a sploosh of some Grand Marnier for good measure!!!! you are one heck of a strong gal for hauling yourself up outta bed and venturing out. not only for those awesome pants (they're remarkable for the price, nice one!) but also to shoot your outfit featuring them. i'd have caved and imploded in my sicky miz for sure. you look beautiful and i can't even tell an ounce that anything is remotely off kilter health wise.

    do hope you're all better now sweetness, nothing worse than having the oozy goozies. the polish is fab with everything too. happy, well-filled week! xo β™₯

  • Reply Marie a la Mode March 7, 2012 at 2:32 am

    I just used these pants in a shoot I did a couple of weekends ago! And dare I say you look better in them than the model did? Shhhh don't tell anyone. Feel better soon!

  • Reply pinkandplum March 7, 2012 at 3:47 am

    LOVE them! Such great colors and perfect for spring!! xx Pam

  • Reply Marcella March 7, 2012 at 4:42 am

    So pleased to see you've caught the floral bug too! I love this edgy take on the trend, but of course you've also incorporated your own signature soft touch into the outfit with your chic plait and pastel grey heels. And the bag just tops everything off, I'm totally having a moment with snakeprint things right now!

    x Marcella

  • Reply Alexa March 7, 2012 at 5:35 am

    I love this outfit!! Those pants look amazing on you! following you.

  • Reply MizzJ March 7, 2012 at 6:52 am

    Even sick you look gorgeous! Hope you're feeling better and that your man is taking care of you like he should πŸ™‚ It warms me up inside to see you rocking those floral pants – you are inspiring all us Vancouverites to step up our fashion game!

  • Reply Melody March 7, 2012 at 8:36 am

    I love your purse, nails, heels and necklace! πŸ™‚ Great post! Hope you feel better, dear. Being sick is no fun πŸ™

  • Reply Natalie Leung March 7, 2012 at 9:53 am

    wow beautiful! i love the print πŸ™‚


  • Reply E L L E S A P P E L L E March 7, 2012 at 10:57 am



    X ELLE

  • Reply Sandra Leiva March 7, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    I love your jacket, and that bag is so cute <3

  • Reply Ashley March 7, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    I've been wanting these H&M pants but haven't been able to find them! Lovely outfit, hope you're feeling better!

  • Reply Elisabeth March 7, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Flowers look great on you! You wouldn't even have to wear any accessories, the pants are already alone stunning on you!
    Thank you for your ever so kind comment on my blog! I really appreciate it, coming from a distinquished and great blogger like you!

    E from Helsinki

  • Reply jess March 7, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Those floral pants are so fun.

  • Reply Cloudline Chic Flows March 7, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Such a wonderful flowery girl!! Love the choice of emprime pants with the hard rock leather jacket pairing!! So edgy and spot on!! πŸ™‚

  • Reply The Midwest Muse March 8, 2012 at 5:40 am

    I'm so sorry you were sick! But at least you managed to do it while being super fabulous? I'm in love with these pants (they remind me of Kimmie from Full House) and I'm madly in love with the cropped leather and the beautiful bag. Bravo!

  • Reply pavlyn March 8, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Hope you are feeling better. But you look awesome nonetheless, and the nail polish is great!



  • Reply gillybeancandyjar March 9, 2012 at 7:05 am

    love love LOVE your jacket! I'm looking for a jacket like that. You look stunning as always even when you're sick. Hopefully you're feeling better now. And wow, look at all these comments. You're becoming more and more famous πŸ™‚

  • Reply Marianne M. March 10, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    love your jacket and that bag, the color is so fab and appropriate for any season. i am not a fan of delicate pendants in general or orange but the one you are wearing is so beautiful, it makes me want to buy it…
    p.s i've been terribly sick lately as well so i know how much it sucks…

  • Reply VeRo! March 11, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    your pants and you bag are gooorgeous!!! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Sofia March 12, 2012 at 9:59 am


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