Luck of the Irish

March 19, 2012
Blouse f/ Cee, Club Monaco skirt, vintage belt,
Rebecca Minkoff bag, ring c/o Social Experiment
Word from the wise: even if it seems like a fun idea at the time, do not cover your arms with festive Saint Patrick’s Day “temporary” tattoos unless you want to look like a weird, leprechaun-obsessed freak for a good week or so after.
I was a Guinness or two in Saturday night and got really excited when I found my friend’s sheet of tattoos. Five minutes and six tattoos later, I was covered in shamrocks and “Luck of the Irish” markings all over my arms. The next morning, I rubbed my skin raw with a loofah for about ten minutes and yet my little pots of gold at the end of the rainbow et al would not budge. Soooo looks like I’m celebrating SPD for the rest of the week! Just consider them my fun new accessories.

I’m absolutely in love with this royal blue silk blouse that I scored from my lovely friend Cee at our blogger sale! I’ve had my eye on it for so long and after a day full of selling, I finally got to do some much-needed buying! 
Just wanted to give a big thank you to everyone who came out Saturday! I had such an amazing time and know all the other girls did too, can’t wait till we can plan another one. Again, thanks especially to Alicia and Cee for being such incredible organizers! I’ll be posting a recap of the event this Friday.
Hope you’re all having a wonderful Monday. xx To Vogue or Bust

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  • Reply .Tinacious Me March 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    love the shoulder details on your top! such a pretty blue!
    xo, Tina

  • Reply Laura-xo March 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    I love this skirt, I also love blouses like this 🙂
    It looks so nice together 🙂

    Laura xoxo

  • Reply Lydia March 19, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I see you managed to snag that top 🙂 It was lovely to see you, so stoked for the next sale!

  • Reply Marie a la Mode March 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Love this color combo! And the blouse is beautiful. And for the record, I totally would have covered my arms in tattoo's if I had the chance! ; )

  • Reply Wren March 19, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    Love the blouse. And the tattoos of course. Hopefully they're a reminder of a fun night.


  • Reply lisa March 19, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    Your warning about St. Patrick's Day "temporary" tattoos is duly noted! At least your accessories match them though.

  • Reply Lotus Blossom Design March 19, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    what a beautiful top! xo

  • Reply Pins, Needles & Fashion March 19, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    I love the blue top as well! Lovely outfit as usual and the tattoos make it fun.

  • Reply sweet harvest moon March 19, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Beautiful outfit! Love the details

  • Reply two birds March 19, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    from a mother of two…use rubbing alcohol. it wipes them right off! you look beautiful. i love the color of this shirt and the silhouette of the skirt!

  • Reply Cara March 19, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    love that top, and it looks perfect with the a line skirt…happy to hear the blogger sale went well, and nice that you were able to pick up a treat for yourself too!
    xo Cara

  • Reply Elisabeth March 19, 2012 at 6:52 pm

    Haha what a funny story..don't worry, there's no harm in celebrating the whole week 🙂 By the way, I have awarded you with the Stylish blogger award on my blog! Have a look!

    E from Helsinki

  • Reply Melina March 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    love that green pop of color. It works really well with the royal blue and tan!

    The Caffeinated Closet

  • Reply Kultur und Stil March 19, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    a wonderful outfit, the green belt is great! and it's a perfect combo with blue and this dark beige!

    xxx Anita

  • Reply Kamilah March 19, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I love your outfit, but the skirt is my favorite! It's a lovely colour, where's it from? 🙂

  • Reply Natasha March 19, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    That blouse is gorgeous…and I love the mixture of green and blue in this outfit…so cute!

    Natasha ~

  • Reply Danie March 19, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    this entire outfit is fantastic! i especially love your green belt!

  • Reply Vale ♥ March 19, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    I love this outfit, the belt and the bag are awesome and you are so beautiful, what a pretty face ! <3
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  • Reply Sam March 19, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Haha, good advice about the tattoos. Sounds like a fun celebration. Your colour palette is so gorgeous, you're right about the blouse, easy to fall in love with. The splashes of green accessories look great, you've kept it classy as always!

  • Reply Ramona March 19, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Royal blue is one of your colours, looks absolutely stunning on You. And with touch of green is amazing combo. How wonderful that you had a chance to get this blouse. I wish I could be there with you all wonderful ladies.
    p.s. shamrock tattoo looks charming and matching with all green accessories.

    xoxo Ra

  • Reply alison*elle March 19, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    HAHA, well the tattoos are kind of bad-ass, no? Love this colour combo, Alex… the bright blue is stunning.

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply pinkandplum March 19, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    The blue and green are perfect together and the top is so romantic looking with the cutout shoulder. Also I think the St. Pattys tattoos make the outfit hahaa :)- Pam

  • Reply Mabel March 20, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Haha I love your tattoos 🙂

    Mabel Time

  • Reply Tribute to the Tribe March 20, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Wonderful, I love your look and the colors ♥
    xoxo from Paris

  • Reply Rachel March 20, 2012 at 12:42 am

    I usually don't like those open sleeve tops, but that one looks great on you! Love the colors too!

    xo Rachel

  • Reply JennaStevie March 20, 2012 at 12:59 am

    This blouse looks AMAZING on you, especially with the green accessories and beige skirt. Perfect colour combinations. And I'm laughing so hard about the temporary tattoos, been there, done that. You just look so excited about the Irish


  • Reply Cee March 20, 2012 at 1:06 am

    This blouse is so perfect on you, pally, I think it was really meant to be yours all along 🙂 I definitely never would have thought to pair it with orange and turquoise, but somehow all of these colours are just the perfect match! (Not sure about the temporary tattoos, but it is pretty funny, mainly because I'm not the one who did it!) Just watched the video you made of the sale and I just have to say thank-you, thank-you, thank-you. Apart from the awkward part with me talking, it's fabulous 😉

  • Reply Marisa March 20, 2012 at 1:22 am

    Oh, your tattoos are cute! Totally didn't know they were that difficult to remove. At least they match your outfit, right? Which is gorgeous, by the way. The colours are so vibrant and I can't stop lusting after your $20 shoes. Glad you had such a successful blogger sale, I hope to make it out to the next one!


  • Reply monica March 20, 2012 at 1:37 am

    i love the belt and skirt together! fabulous colour combo

  • Reply Kelly March 20, 2012 at 2:23 am

    looking stunning alex! love the belt over that skirt!


  • Reply Bonnie March 20, 2012 at 2:23 am

    I think the tattoos give you a cool, bad-ass edge. Yeah, let's go with that. 🙂 Still, you look so beautiful in this outfit that no one will even notice that tats.
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  • Reply Faith March 20, 2012 at 2:59 am

    The belt and the top is perfect together!

  • Reply Bre March 20, 2012 at 3:15 am

    You look beautiful. I let the girl at Victoria Secret put a "temporary" tattoo on my hand on Saturday and I had to scratch it off. It was not pretty.

  • Reply Asher March 20, 2012 at 3:50 am

    I looooove this look! The colors all look fantastic together and I love the shape of that

  • Reply Sarah March 20, 2012 at 4:01 am

    You look gorgeous, I love that top on you!

  • Reply WendyB March 20, 2012 at 4:35 am

    Beautiful top — I love something that shows some shoulder!

  • Reply out of order March 20, 2012 at 4:57 am

    very lovely <3

  • Reply MizzJ March 20, 2012 at 5:12 am

    hahhaha omg Alexandra, your St Patrick's day story has me literally laughing out loud. Poor thing! On the plus side, it shows a more human side of you that your perenially gorgeous photos don't 🙂

  • Reply Leonie March 20, 2012 at 5:17 am

    With this outfit and the pretty sunshine on the pictures you almost make it seem like Spring has finally arrived in Vancouver… I wish! That blue top is such a great buy, it looks like it was made for you (and your "tattoos" ;-)). The Club Monaco skirt and vintage belt are great too, I'm a fan of the color combination – once again!

    It was awesome to see you this past weekend! xo Leonie

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  • Reply Laura March 20, 2012 at 6:03 am

    Thanks so much for stopping by sweetie, you have an amazing sense of style!
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  • Reply SideSmile Style March 20, 2012 at 7:39 am

    love this outfit and your blog! I am your newest follower : )

    xo SideSmile,

  • Reply Suzi Maynard March 20, 2012 at 9:41 am

    You look so stylish Alexandra! I just LOVE your skirt and your newly aquired top.
    Suzi x

  • Reply fluff and fripperies March 20, 2012 at 9:59 am

    Oh no! Hope you get those tattoos off soon. You look fabulous in this outfit, lady.

    Emma xo

  • Reply Annie March 20, 2012 at 10:34 am

    That is too funny – love your enthusiasm for St. Patrick's Day with all those temporary tattoos 🙂 The colors in this outfit look SO good together – love it 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Reply Sunkissed March 20, 2012 at 10:35 am

    Haha 😀 The tattoos look cute though! & I love the pleats 🙂

  • Reply Heather March 20, 2012 at 11:21 am

    This is the most gorgeous color combo – love the blue and the green together, and that skirt is so fun!


  • Reply Katie March 20, 2012 at 11:39 am

    You and Miss Melissa made me desperately wish I was a Van Blogger this weekend! I would have loved to have been there.

    Oh, the things that sound like a great idea after a couple of Guinnesses (Guinnessi?. Those were some high quality temporary tattoos, and I loved the pictures really displaying them. That kind of self-deprecation is rare in fashion blogs, and I think I love you even more now!

    Katie- Hems For Her

  • Reply Heather March 20, 2012 at 11:57 am

    HAHAHA I love the tattooes! 🙂 When I went to New Orleans back in October my friend and I put on temp tattooes for the Saints game (their American football team) in the bar bathroom. I had a temp tattoo on my arm for WEEKS bc the sucker wouldn't come off. I love this whole look. Esp the color of your top paired with a light neutral shade.

  • Reply Romi March 20, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    U r stunning! Love to follow each other! xxx
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  • Reply Michelle Lee March 20, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    i want to wear like this too 🙂 amazing!

  • Reply Yuliya ♥ March 20, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    This look is PERFECT ♥

  • Reply Marissa, Foldable Ballet Flats March 20, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    You look so gorgeous! I love the outfit! love your shoes!

  • Reply Alana March 20, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Love the mix of blue's and green's in your outfit. And I'm loving the tatts (yep I call them tatts) they make you look bad ass

  • Reply Well... March 20, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Haha, oh man, who knew temporary tattoos would be so stubborn!? xD
    Love this outfit, its sooo gorgeous. That royal blue top is a stunner alright! Plus, love how you paired it with the green belt. Very nice <3

    Trendy Teal

  • Reply Isabel Bianchi March 20, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Great look! Love how you´ve combined colors! Like precious stones!

  • Reply Marta March 20, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    Great outfit, I'm following!

  • Reply Lettherebelight March 20, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Give me that outfit!!!!! ♥

  • Reply Chelle March 20, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    You are so gorgeous! I'm still not brave enough to wear bare legs in this Vancouver weather yet, but I absolutely love this skirt paired with the jewel tone blouse. And I love the pop of green in your accessories for St. Patty's!

    Xo Chelle

  • Reply The Midwest Muse March 20, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I am in love. This is so perfect and the top is so unique and wonderful. I love the way the royal blue looks with the lighter turquoise. Perfect. Plus I happen to think the temporary tattoos are AWESOME!

  • Reply Erin @ Currently Coveting March 20, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    You look gorgeous, the green belt is perfect.


  • Reply JoyceLovesFashion March 20, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Thanks for your comment. I am follow you with bloglovin!

    Love, Joyce

  • Reply Hanna & Christel March 20, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Lovely outfit!
    We like your blog!!


  • Reply Mr. Taylor and his Lady March 20, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    ha, you are too funny girl. and you are representing the irish well with all those great tattoos. i'll make sure to remember your advice 😉
    xo TJ

  • Reply yiqin; March 20, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    this color combi is SO fab

  • Reply I love my old Levi's March 20, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Thanks for pass !
    I like your skirt 🙂

  • Reply Veronica P. March 21, 2012 at 3:09 am

    You look beautiful in that silk blouse !The entire look is wonderful .

  • Reply Ashley Isaacs March 21, 2012 at 6:04 am

    Love the color combo…… look like Jessica Biel in this post…….needless to say gorgeous………xx

  • Reply Akiko March 21, 2012 at 7:30 am

    Gorgeous outfit! Love how you matched different color so well. Looks great on you and great post! xo akiko
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  • Reply Sandra Leiva March 21, 2012 at 10:15 am

    How cute you are!
    I love your skirt <3

  • Reply Ashley March 21, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I love how you paired the royal blue blouse with the green belt! Very classy!

  • Reply Megan March 21, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Hahaha!! That is too funny, sounds like something I would do after a few pints of Guiness. Hopefully they fade soon!

    You look gorgeous despite your SPD memorabilia 😉

  • Reply Ivana March 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    You look so pretty in this outfit! Love the color combo, and I'm obsessed with your belt 🙂 I've just discovered your blog and I love it! I'm happy to be your new follower 🙂

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  • Reply Nia Langley March 21, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Gorgeous, as always! Blue looks GREAT on you! =)

  • Reply Ceciliette March 21, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Hahahah Fun story! It seemed you really enjoyed st patricks 😉
    I´m not only in love with the blouse.. with that belt too!!!! is gorgeous!


  • Reply Ylenia {Ambitieuse} March 22, 2012 at 6:59 pm

    That's such a pretty look… so feminine!

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} March 23, 2012 at 12:13 am

    fantastic score Alex! i love the electric blue on you and the fact it came from Cee originally is really cool too! i was heartbroken to miss the VFB clothing sale, true fact. i'm loving the vid you made though, saw it on Cee's space and it was awesome.

    omg, i can get a really good glimpse of all your "ink" in these shots. actually you can make any look work so no fear if they last a while longer. you're a charmer no matter what…full stop. xo ♥

  • Reply westmountFashionista March 23, 2012 at 2:16 am

    Gorgeous look, that blouse is stunning and is such an amazing color on you!

  • Reply It's Strangely Me March 23, 2012 at 2:29 am

    Ahhh!!! That skirt is ADORABLE, I've been looking for one in every single color like that haha. Will definitely check out Club Monaco.


  • Reply Mich and Kris March 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm

    That top is gorgeous, I love the way it compilments the pleated mini 🙂

    MK Style Diaries

  • Reply hattitude March 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm

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    this outfit is AWESOME! i love love love the colours!

    last saturday was so fun! we got there a bit late, but there was still lots of gems to be had. I bought the blazer i'm wearing in today's outfit post from the sale!

    talk soon wild child
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    beautiful casual all look…Such an inspiration and awesome look different from others!
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