Heaven Can Wait

March 12, 2012

Dress c/o Style Piques, Rebecca Minkoff bag, TNA scarf,
Club Monaco men’s sweater, Michael Kors heels, H&M rings 

What a difference a weekend away makes! I was still feeling a tiny bit run down after being sick last weekend so I made an impromptu trip to my family cabin on the Sunshine Coast to recoup. I definitely had an amazing time, but more than anyone, my sweet pup had the best time (check out this pic for proof). It made me so happy to see Bailey feeling so energetic…I think the ocean air helps. He’s getting quite old and it literally breaks my heart that his age is starting to really slow him down a lot. I mean, he’s my baby…he’s been such an important part of my life for 12 years now, and I can’t even imagine not having him. It made my entire weekend to see he’s still got a bit of crazy, bouncy puppy in him!

One thing I’ve really been into lately are makeup tutorials. I’ve been watching a lot of Lisa Eldridge’s videos and feel like I’m finally learning something about makeup! She makes it so easy to follow along, and can we talk about how beautiful she is?? Yeesh. Anyway, I tried to recreate the soft, smoky eye she did on Clémence Poésy in this post. I adapted it a bit to my own colouring, but I think all in all, I did a semi-okay job. All I have ever known how to do (or felt inclined to wear) is a cat eye, so the fact that I’m learning any new makeup looks is a small miracle! 

Here’s part two of my little Butter London delivery from Nail Polish Canada: Trout Pout (gotta love the names)! I added my Chanel Graphite polish on the ring finger since I’m trying to slightly winterize the coral pink of Trout Pout (the forecast calls for snow this week after all…..ugh). I can’t wait to be in Maui in just over a month and to finally have the tan skin that will really make this polish stand out!

A little bit of exciting news to share with you as a send off…I am now officially only three and a half weeks away from being done my program!! Didn’t even notice how close I was to the end until I received my graduation form in the mail. Time is going by way too quickly.
I hope you’re all having an amazing Monday! To Vogue or Bust

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

    Aww congrats on almost being done school! Love the grey sweater with this dress!
    <3 Kastles

  • Reply brookemeagan March 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    I love the way you layered the men's sweater over your dress. And your makeup looks soft, natural and oh so lovely. I'm glad you and Bailey had a great weekend at the cabin. I remember when my childhood dog started to age and slow down and it just broke my heart. Congrats in advance on your graduation!! XO

  • Reply alison*elle March 12, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    Love this look, Alex! It looks so cozy and layered. Love whatever you're wearing on your lips; I love coral lips a ton. Happy Monday! 🙂

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply SIENA.STYLE March 12, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    love your look

  • Reply Nikki @ The Ginger Diaries March 12, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Such a peretty outfit! I love the sweet and soft sweater SO much 🙂 Hope Bailey is okay? Our dog has been really sick a few weeks ago and I can sort of understand how you might be feeling. She's been our family dog for years and we were so scared to lose her! xo Nikki

  • Reply pinkandplum March 12, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I have totally been into watching makeup tutorials since I started blogging- I need to check her out. Also loving the trout pout color. Coral colors are my go to in spring/summer.

  • Reply Marisa March 12, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    I thought your eyes looked more defined when I saw the first photo! Great job on the smoky eye, it's one of the more difficult make-up looks for me to apply. Glad to hear you and your pup had a great weekend on the Island. Your outfit looks super comfy too, I'd totally wear that right now 🙂


  • Reply Erin @ Currently Coveting March 12, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    I love this look because its stylish and seems quite cozy too. Glad to hear youre feeling better, I also LOVE Lisa's videos.


  • Reply Stylist Steph March 12, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    The colour of your scarf really suits you and I love the name of your nail polish!!!

  • Reply Small Town Gal March 12, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    What a cute puppy you have! Yes, I know you said your doggie is a little bit older but I know exactly what you mean. I have a 3.5 year old Golden Doodle and he will still be my puppy no matter how old he gets. Just a simple look at the dog's face and know he is happy and content will make the day.

    I have been watching a lot of make-up tutorials lately on youtube. Find them so useful and informative. But since I've been watching so many, find myself popping in Sephora more than I should.

    Heard very good reviews of Butter of London nail polish. Tempting to try.

  • Reply Erin at March 12, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    you're so pretty and don't need much makeup – looks like you wore a copper eyeshadow? brings out those blue/green eyes! if you need any makeup tips, let me know (profesh m/u artist here!)


  • Reply Marie a la Mode March 12, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    You look so comfy and cozy and chic! And your makeup looks flawless. I am now following Lisa Eldridge on Twitter and can't wait to view her videos! Glad you had a nice weekend on the coast! xo

  • Reply Kultur und Stil March 12, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    a wonderful outfit! i love the bag, it gives such a nice color side to the outfit!

    xxx Anita

  • Reply Jules M March 12, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Love the colors you put together for this outfit. You look gorgeous!

  • Reply Kaitlin March 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    you look so cozy in all those pretty knits.
    love the sweater.

    xo kaitlin

  • Reply Fashion With Ellie March 12, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Love the bag:)


  • Reply Mabel March 12, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Yay for school being almost over! I love makeup tutorials! I watch them all the time, I've learned so much. Your makeup is gorgeous! As is your sweater.

    I love your doggy! I had a yellow lab and I enjoyed every single minute with her. She passed away last year and I miss her so much!!! Sorry to be a downer!!!

    Mabel Time

  • Reply JennaStevie March 12, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    I hope for your sake you don't get snow! Yuck!! I love the soft hues in this look, that sweater looks so cozy and is perfect with the skirt.
    Your pup is such a cutie pie, my older dog is 15 and it's so sad to see them that age without any energy at all! Dogs are a person's best friend after all

  • Reply diary of this girl - megan March 12, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    congratulations! you are almost there! so exciting! you look lovely in these pictures 🙂 i think i need a weekend away, too hehe

  • Reply Ramona March 12, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    I love Lisa Eldridge's videos, I always whatch them and always feel more excited and advetures about make-up. Clémence Poésy inspired video so inspired me that I bought eyeshadow palette with peachy, golden and brown tones.And I fell in love in peachy golden, it bring out blue in my eyes. Your make up looks exquisite, so natural and soft. Absolutely beautiful!
    You look so wonderful and your Minkoff bag is gorgeous and chic touch.

    xoxo Ra

  • Reply Wren March 12, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    That sweater looks so comfy cozy! And you look flawless as always.


  • Reply Sam March 12, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Hi dear, so exciting about your upcoming graduation! I understand how you feel about your pup, I am a pet person as well. This is an ultra adorable and cozy look, loving the scarf. Has the weather improved much on your side?

  • Reply Katie March 13, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Glad you and Bailey had such a wonderful weekend! I think spring is here to stay way down here in the southern US, so I've been going to the tanning salon (shhhhh… don't tell). I love the soft colors of this post, and I seriously think you are one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen!

    Katie- Hems For Her

  • Reply Jenna Hughes March 13, 2012 at 12:36 am

    obsessed with your purse and the nail polish! great colors

  • Reply aliciafashionista March 13, 2012 at 1:28 am

    You are such a stunning beauty, friend! I'm going to have to check out these YouTube videos too because I looove your makeup here and I'm so clueless when it comes to that stuff. This outfit is extra pretty, love the idea of a cozy sweater with such feminine pieces. Gorgeous xo

  • Reply Cee March 13, 2012 at 1:31 am

    Only three and a half more weeks? That's amazing, pally! I know it probably hasn't seemed like this to you since you've had to do all the work, but this school year has seriously flown by – can't wait to see you posting with your mortar board 🙂 In the meantime, however, I'm just lovely your oversized CM sweater. It looks so cozy and perfect over your dress. And hello, Trout Pout? Possibly the best name ever.

    Can't wait to see your beautiful face on Saturday!

  • Reply Well... March 13, 2012 at 1:32 am

    First off, stunning outfit girl! I love the soft, feminine colors you used and how you styled the pieces <3
    The green bag is such a great touch! And good for you with the makeup. I'm still clueless haha.
    Also, your dog is so cute. I know how you feel about him getting older…my little Prince is getting old too and it makes me so sad to see how its affecting him. 🙁 Maybe I'll take him out to the coast this summer. Sounds like the perfect refreshment for both of us!

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  • Reply Bonnie March 13, 2012 at 2:09 am

    Give me your bag. And your shoes. They're both super adorable. I am so glad that you are feeling better! I had my own run-in with sickness this weekend — totally lame balls. I hate getting sick because it slows me down, and that just does not fit my lifestyle.
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  • Reply Anna March 13, 2012 at 2:58 am

    You look really beautiful in these photos, and I don't know if its the sun or all the makeup tutorials, but you look so fresh and well rested! We wish you all the best with your last 3 weeks!



  • Reply thekellytang March 13, 2012 at 4:16 am

    Love the new look and the banner, the changes are really subtle, but it looks great!! And I love the nails and that purse. 🙂

    <3 Kelly

  • Reply Leonie March 13, 2012 at 4:33 am

    Great job on the make-up Alex, I noticed it right away! Looks great 🙂 And the outfit looks so spring-appropriate and cozy at the same time. Love the colors!

    So exciting to hear that you'll be done your program so soon… Finally! The time did fly by though.

    Have a great week! xo Leonie

    Prima Vera

  • Reply MizzJ March 13, 2012 at 6:46 am

    Eee time to count down till grad! Do you have any idea what you're going to do after? Other than soak up some much needed sun in Maui, lucky girl. I like the soft smoky eye on you! Any hopes of you posting a makeup tutorial for us?

  • Reply Suzi Maynard March 13, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Hi Alexandra! So happy to hear you're feeling better. Sometimes just getting away or a change of scenery makes all the difference. Your makeup looks fabulous by the way & I love the colours you're wearing!
    Suzi x
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  • Reply Chila March 13, 2012 at 9:14 am

    Pretty, I love over sized sweaters with short skirts, and the colours mix perfectly too.

  • Reply ams March 13, 2012 at 9:29 am

    amazing set! you look gorgeous <3

  • Reply IBWV March 13, 2012 at 10:16 am

    Loving the muted tones x

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  • Reply Heather March 13, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Girl the end is in sight! That is amazing! And I love this casual look – the bag and shoes are flawless… you always looks so casually pulled together, but it looks amazing! And yes I did know Corey Hart was from Canada – which is awesome 🙂


  • Reply She's Dressing Up March 13, 2012 at 11:39 am

    Beautiful outfit, the shoes are lovely! <3 My dog Alfie (well he is officially my boyfriend's but we've been together over 6 years so I feel like I am part of Alfie's family too) is 12 as well and it is so lovely to see older dogs having fun and acting like crazy young'uns again, isn't it? 🙂

  • Reply allure-edition March 13, 2012 at 11:55 am

    you look so beautfil! i like your sweet pastell tone outfit! the colors fit perfect togehter like the nude and the grey

  • Reply Cloudline Chic Flows March 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    That's what I call pure and unaffected style!! Love the grey mohair knit combined with the silk skirt and the oh so beautiful accesories!! Charming my sweetness!

  • Reply Annie March 13, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Oh my goodness – Bailey is the CUTEST! And you look so pretty in the cozy sweater & scarf 🙂

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  • Reply Heather March 13, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Great cozy look!! I really love the sweater it looks so comfy. And your puppy is super adorable!!! I so want to cuddle him! He looks great for a 12 year old dog.

  • Reply Dora March 13, 2012 at 2:05 pm

    You are a mesmerizing beauty, Alexandra!

  • Reply Yuliya ♥ March 13, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Love your look 🙂
    Yu' ♥

  • Reply yiqin; March 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    you always look so great <3

  • Reply Franzi March 13, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    really like this outfit 🙂

  • Reply Laura March 13, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Ah really, I don't twitter so I wouldn't know hihi. But I'll hope you'll be following, I'll follow back 🙂

  • Reply Lexxie` March 13, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Gorgeous. You're beautifulll!!!

  • Reply Sandra Leiva March 13, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    I love your sweater, and that scarf is so lovely!
    Looking great, dear <3

  • Reply Gabriele March 13, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    love this outfit..perfect for that time of the year when we're leaving back winter, and going into spring!:)
    Much love, Gabriele. xx

  • Reply jess March 13, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    I'm trying to learn more about makeup too. I love the colors in this outfit.

  • Reply sweet harvest moon March 13, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Love that beauty look, must try it soon!

  • Reply Akiko March 13, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Such a stylish and pretty outfit! Love how you matched the light colors. It looks warm enough, but feel spring! Great outfit 🙂 xo akiko
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  • Reply WestmountFashionista March 14, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Loving your makeup in this and the new header looks fab! Congrats on almost being done!

  • Reply Ashley March 14, 2012 at 12:40 am

    You look gorgeous as always! And congrats on being so close to finishing school! 🙂

  • Reply Clara Turbay March 14, 2012 at 1:37 am

    Great and simple at the same time.

  • Reply Mr. Taylor and his Lady March 14, 2012 at 2:06 am

    you are gorgeous girl, as per usual. love this simple look.
    and a getaway sounds magical right about now!
    xo TJ

  • Reply Bunnie March 14, 2012 at 2:43 am

    You look so cozy, especially in your luscious scarf! It's always nice to have some time away to relax. I think I'm really due for a vacation soon! And, congrats on almost finishing school!

  • Reply pink horrorshow March 14, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Love all the soft pretty colors in this outfit. That sweater looks like the comfiest grey cloud haha.

    God, I can totally get sucked in for HOURS watching make-up tutorials. Do you know the Pixiwoo girls? I'm pretty sure they're sisters but they're REALLY good and I can't even do any of their tutorials but I love watching them.

  • Reply Bad Joan March 14, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Love your bag!


  • Reply Francesca Felix March 14, 2012 at 7:02 am

    time goes by WAYYY to fast sometimes! Isn't that crazy?! I love the color palette you have here! so pretty

  • Reply Megan March 14, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    How exciting that you're almost done with your program! Woohoo! I love this skirt on you, your legs look a mile long 😀

    I need to start watching some makeup tutorials, I feel like I never know what I'm doing when applying my makeup.

    In case I haven't told you yet, I really like the blog changes you made – the header looks great!

  • Reply The Midwest Muse March 14, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    I love how delicate this look is and the neutrals really look good on you. Oh, and I would love to steal your scarf.

  • Reply Marzena March 14, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Awww gorgeous look ! I'm in love with your shoes and bag ! Btw – love your hair and lipstick ! Great blog, kiss x

  • Reply Michelle Lee March 14, 2012 at 4:12 pm

    love everthing! that shoes, bag, and top 🙂

  • Reply JoyceLovesFashion March 14, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Like your style!

    Love, Joyce

  • Reply ZET Fashion March 15, 2012 at 6:29 am

    I love colors! and you are so beautiful 🙂

  • Reply FASHION ICE March 16, 2012 at 1:09 am

    that sweater looks so comfy! I love wearing mens pieces

  • Reply Elisabeth March 17, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Lovely clutch! Did you read the newest Canadian article on Helsinki? 🙂 You'll find it on my blog!

    E from Helsinki

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