Gimme Shelter

March 2, 2012

As promised, here are a few more of the shots from the little interior shoot I did with my lovely friend Ainsley last week. I loved the shoot’s slightly undone, menswear inspiration with a dash of 60’s Bardot. The experience totally inspired me to get more creative with shoots and to try out different things!

Aside from the journo school grind, I’ve also been crunching out applications for various writing positions or internships once I’ve graduated (can’t believe I’ll be done in just over a month!). There’s a couple that I’m really hoping for. Depending on how things go, I’m on the precipice of a pretty exciting and turbulent point of my life. I really have no idea how things will pan out, but I’m really hoping that whatever happens post-grad, I keep moving in the direction that I want to be headed in.
On an entirely non-career related note, I am so excited for this weekend. For once, I don’t have a huge list of school tasks to tackle, so I have lots of fun things planned. Yay free time!!! You are so hard to find and I cherish you so. 
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! x To Vogue or Bust

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  • Reply Heather March 2, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    You look so gorgeous – I love the boyfriend feel of that sweater!


  • Reply Tina March 2, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    wow this is so gorgeous! you have such a stunning natural look to you!

  • Reply Mona ♥ La Vie est Belle March 2, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    You are such a beauty! A little bit of Liv Tyler-aura! 🙂 xoxo

  • Reply Shannon March 2, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Beautiful pictures! You are so gorgeous.

  • Reply alison*elle March 2, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    You're so gorgeous, Alex! I too am looking forward to the weekend… free time is so precious!

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply Ainsley Rose March 2, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Gorgeous and has a killer personality 🙂 So good working with you!

  • Reply Katie's Bliss March 2, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I'm graduating soon too and it's so scary! Good luck with your internship search!

  • Reply Marie a la Mode March 2, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    You look gorgeous Alexandra! I love these shots! Those shorts and the white blouse look perfect on you. BEST OF LUCK WITH YOUR APPLICATIONS!

  • Reply Marisa March 3, 2012 at 12:04 am

    You are absolutely stunning! Especially in that photo of you sitting down with the golden sun shining on you. Can't wait to see what else you'll be experimenting with on your shoots! Good luck with your applications and enjoy your free time this weekend!


  • Reply Erin at March 3, 2012 at 1:13 am

    how are you not a model?! beautiful inside AND out! x

  • Reply Well... March 3, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Ooh, good luck with the applications! I'm sure you'll be fine 🙂
    Seriously, these are sooo pretty. Makes me want to try shooting indoors. Haha, the lighting is beautiful. I'd love to see how you experiment with future shoots!

  • Reply Cee March 3, 2012 at 1:58 am

    These pictures turned out so beautifully, pally! Not only is the girl in them stunning, but the location is smashing, too – Ainsley lives in a seriously amazing house. Does she want to lend it out to desperate bloggers who need indoor locations? Because I'd be interested 🙂 So glad to hear that you have a relaxed weekend ahead for once – hopefully this miserable weather lets up so we can all actually enjoy the early spring!

  • Reply Suzi Maynard March 3, 2012 at 1:58 am

    These denim shorts are just divine and worn with white shirt and flats, you look amazing!! Enjoy your weekend!
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey
    PS: I have just completed my 50th blog post-My top ten must-haves feauturing my style icon and blog namesake-AUDREY HEPBURN!!

  • Reply Kelly March 3, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Alex you look so gorgeous! Trying to do good indoor shots is definitely tough! But looks great!

    Check out my blog for my giveaway with Frock Candy!!


  • Reply Nicolette March 3, 2012 at 3:01 am

    you are so beautiful! love the photos!


  • Reply yiqin; March 3, 2012 at 3:43 am

    you have stunning eyes <3

  • Reply JennaStevie March 3, 2012 at 5:47 am

    You look so gorgeous in these photos miss! I love those shorts with the crisp white shirt.
    It sounds like you have some exciting prospects on the horizon, I am excited/not excited about applying to grad schools come the fall. Real life! Ah!

  • Reply universeandyou March 3, 2012 at 6:30 am

    You are completely stunning ! I'm feeling very inspired my bardot too !

    Cool styling !

    xoxo from Japan

  • Reply Miss Kwong March 3, 2012 at 7:38 am

    stunning looks…
    and i always love the glow on your face.

    how come your skin is so flawless???
    secrets please!

    Follow me on:
    Miss Kwong – Art and Fashion

  • Reply Carla Florendo March 3, 2012 at 8:56 am

    ohh so nice that you're graduating soon, i'm not done another year. good luck with looking for placement/internship! i love our top!

    cheers, Carla

  • Reply Anca March 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Absolutely love this look! It is so clean and put together yet so elegant and classy. You look absolutely stunning!


  • Reply Asher March 3, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Absolutely stunning photos 🙂

  • Reply claude March 3, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    wow, the secong picture is gorgeous, I like that one best!
    have a nice weekend:)

  • Reply pavlyn March 3, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    There pictures are gorgeous, I totally agree, you do have some Liv Tyler in your look! The boyfriend sweater is awesome – we've been stealing a lot from our boyfriends lately, haven't we? Scarves, watches, sweaters…What do you think is next?

  • Reply Sunkissed March 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    You are such a stunner Alexandra 😀

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} March 3, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    soooooo Alex, i got 2 words for you – IN LOVE!!!! this whole shoot and your gorgeous beauty is off the charts awesome! from the lighting to the outfit to each and every simplistic but stunning detail, it's de-light-filled.

    just over a month left? gosh has time really flown by, congrats on almost being done lades. i just know you'll land the perfect job afterwards, you're a force to be reckoned with. happy weekend wishes!! xo ♥

  • Reply Anonymous March 3, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I just found your blog and I am so impressed. This whole photo shoot is unbelievable!

  • Reply Lucie Srbová March 3, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Gorgeous pics!! love your shirt and shorts! Good luck with finding interships:)

    Kisses, Lucy:)

  • Reply The Key To Chic March 4, 2012 at 1:16 am

    Sounds like an exciting and amazing time in your life! Dream big! These photos are so breathtaking, I can imagine them being in a magazine. Gorgeous!

  • Reply minnja March 4, 2012 at 2:17 am

    Great blog and I'm your newest follower.
    If you like, follow me back. It would make me very happy 😉


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

    You look absolutely stunning!
    I love the carefree but still polished look of all of these.


  • Reply MizzJ March 4, 2012 at 8:19 am

    You look beautiful and totally radiant in these photos! Congrats on nearing the light at the end of that tunnel too 😉

  • Reply Elisabeth March 4, 2012 at 9:44 am

    I'm crazy about shorts right now-the blue ones look very nice on you-well done!

    E from Helsinki

  • Reply Clara Campelo March 4, 2012 at 11:42 am

    OMG! You're beautiful.
    Lovely look!

  • Reply Alice McGenniss-Destro March 4, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    lovely outfit hun! And good luck with the internship hunting! It can be a hard task but once you land one you will learn so much! i've loved all mine so far 🙂

    By the way I'm a new follower to your blog 🙂

  • Reply Style Servings March 4, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    You look soooo beautiful, love the clean white shirt on you! STunning!

  • Reply Marie March 4, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    wow you look so beautiful ! 🙂

  • Reply Ashley March 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! 🙂

  • Reply After Dreams March 4, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    love your style, really amazing!! nice blog darling 🙂 xo

  • Reply E L L E S A P P E L L E March 4, 2012 at 8:50 pm


    X ELLE

  • Reply Leonor March 4, 2012 at 11:05 pm



  • Reply Kara Lawrence March 5, 2012 at 12:07 am

    OMG I love these photos.

  • Reply thekellytang March 5, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Beautiful, I love the menswear inspiration too! You should model after you graduate. 😀 And congrats on almost being done with school!

    <3 Kelly

  • Reply Veronica P. March 5, 2012 at 1:32 am

    I 'm glad to see these photos! you are a true beauty

  • Reply Alana March 5, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Beautiful shots. I love how casual and relaxed (and gorgeous!) you look.

  • Reply Am2Pm Chic March 5, 2012 at 8:15 am

    Love this outfit, you look so beautiful.

  • Reply lisa March 5, 2012 at 8:30 am

    If anyone can pull off Bardot-inspired it's you. Lovely photos!

  • Reply Leonie March 5, 2012 at 8:51 am

    These pictures are beautiful, you look stunning! I especially like that last picture of you. Those shorts are pretty too by the way, I am sure they will come in handy during the summer.

    Happy Monday! xo Leonie

    The Signature Bow

  • Reply Ulrika March 5, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Loving the outfit ! The soft colours look gorgeous on you.



  • Reply Pins, Needles & Fashion March 5, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    You are gorgeous! I love these photos as well as this outfit. I especially love how pretty the blouse and shorts are together.

  • Reply Sam March 5, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Hi Alexandra…the photos came out exquisitely! I like the photo shoot idea, it all looks so professional, like a page from a magazine. I wish you all the best with the applications, you have a successful future ahead

  • Reply The Midwest Muse March 5, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    These are all so amazing and I love how simple they are because it makes you the absolute star of the photos!

    Good luck with your internships and the future. That's so exciting!

  • Reply Megan March 5, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Ah! These are SO beautiful… that second photo is magazine-worthy. You're stunning!!!

  • Reply WestmountFashionista March 6, 2012 at 5:17 am

    These are totally gorgeous!

  • Reply Marcella March 7, 2012 at 4:49 am

    I love the 'undone' nature of this photoshoot, it gives it such an effortlessly sexy, cool vibe. You are so incredibly gorgeous, and these photos have definitely done you justice!

    x Marcella

  • Reply Cloudline Chic Flows March 7, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Crisp pure and oh so charming! The whiteness of the sheer shirt is so beautiful against the dreamy nostalgic setting! 🙂

  • Reply Diana Chow March 9, 2012 at 7:53 am

    AHh, love that headshot of you! So gorgeous. Also, wish it were really shorts weather here in Vancouver already 🙁

  • Reply Marianne M. March 10, 2012 at 10:49 pm


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