April 25, 2012

H&M dress, bag c/o Mary Nichols, bfrend bracelet, Sam Edelman booties, belt from Mexico

This is what I wore to our little blogger going away party last Friday night at Havana. This dress is really special to me…I wore it during the Style Muse shoot I did with the incredible Paul Melo of StyleQuotient (who I had the pleasure of running into last night at the J.Crew pre-launch party – thanks to Paul and his beautiful girlfriend Sunny for their Maui foodie tips!) and that was such a cool experience. Aside from that, I’ve really only worn the dress for special occassions, so it seemed very fitting that I wore it during the last meetup I’ll have in Vancouver with some of my favourite local ladies.

L-R: Randa, Veronika, me, Cee, Alicia, Lynn and Leonie.

As I’m preparing to move out East, I’ve realized that a lot of the people I’ll miss the most from Vancouver are actually from our blogging community. To think that it’s really only been one year since I first went for a meetup with Cee, Veronika and Lynn – I guess like-minded people are able to develop some serious connections quickly because aside from those three ladies, so many other amazing and talented Vancouver bloggers have become people I regard as close friends of mine.

Aside from the thanks I need to give to all my readers (because you are all beyond amazing!), I wanted to take this last day in Van to express how blessed I feel to have gotten to know some truly creative and inspiring people. I’ll miss everyone!

And with that, it’s time for me to say bye! I have a 2 a.m. wake up call tomorrow morning for our flight so any packing that needs to get done basically needs to happen now.

As I mentioned in last Friday’s post, I have some incredible bloggers keeping you entertained – you are going to love all these ladies and their wonderful style, so stay tuned! Sarah from lipstick and ruffles will kick off the guest blogging this Friday!

P.S. I’ll miss all of you lovely readers while I’m gone – I’m sure some separation anxiety will set in at some point during the trip so I’ll probably sneak in a little commenting on your own blogs. Hope you all have a fabulous couple of weeks!

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  • Reply .Tinacious Me. April 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    what a lovely dress Alexandra!

  • Reply Andie Willows April 25, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    amazing dress! i wish you all the best! you are so lovely!

    xoxo, andie
    Fashionista's Pick


  • Reply Lauren April 25, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    Have a safe trip!

  • Reply Marisa Violeta April 25, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    You looked adorable in that darling dress 🙂

    I hope you get back soon!! ^^

  • Reply Jessica Gitler April 25, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    it truly is a really beautiful and stunning dress, have a amazing time out East and we will all be waiting your return!!

  • Reply claude April 25, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Have a good time! I'll see you soon then;)

    xx claude

  • Reply two birds April 25, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Have a fun and safe trip!

  • Reply lisa April 25, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    It was nice seeing you at the J. Crew party last night. Best of luck in TO and with your internship!

  • Reply nancy @ adore to adorn April 25, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    such a cute group photo! Have a safe move!

  • Reply Dear Girl Wallflower April 25, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    your dress looks so lovely and all you blogger ladies are looking is truly in the veins…I wish you luck and and hope you will get settled safely….

  • Reply Small Town Gal April 25, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Best of luck with your internship in Toronto! I'm sure you will have a blast. But will sure miss you.

  • Reply Gabriele April 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Good luck with moving, a change is always good once in a while! You look gorgeous here, love your outfit..soo pretty.<33

  • Reply Anya April 25, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Have a great trip 🙂

  • Reply Marie a la Mode April 25, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Have a wonderful trip!!! Love the dress you're wearing!

  • Reply Erin at April 25, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    you'll be so missed but you'll do great on your journey. all the best! x

  • Reply Marisa April 25, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Aw, that photo of all you girls is the sweetest! Have a fantastic time in Maui and best of luck with your move to Toronto 🙂


  • Reply jess April 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Have a wonderful trip.

  • Reply JennaStevie April 25, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    You girls are all so gorgeous and styling!! I love this look, this shade looks perfect on you. Have an amazing trip, unplug and rellllax 😉

  • Reply Lindsey A. Turner April 25, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    What a lovely group of stylish women! That's so fun! Love your dress! It looks so cute with the rustic belt!

    Lindsey Turner

  • Reply Jenna Hughes April 26, 2012 at 12:04 am

    looks like so much fun!! i love the mix of textures in your dress

  • Reply Jules M April 26, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Absolutely love your dress! The pleating is gorgeous. What stylish ladies you all are! 🙂 have a safe trip!

  • Reply Clara Turbay April 26, 2012 at 12:27 am

    I like so much your outfit!

  • Reply Well... April 26, 2012 at 12:48 am

    Aw man, it can be so hard saying goodbye! :/
    Looks like such a fun time you had though with everyone. Have a safe trip, and I'll be looking forward to when you can take time to do a little post to update us 🙂
    That dress is gorgeous, the pleating is such a nice detail!

    Trendy Teal

  • Reply Cee April 26, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Happy travels, pally! I hope you have an amazing time in Maui, and I feel so spoiled at having had the chance to spend so much time with you beforehand. You were looking particularly stunning at your going away party on Friday night, I always love you in that gorgeous H&M dress. [Glad to see a couple of my snaps turned out, too!] Thanks for taking me as your date last night, I had such a lovely time. Miss you already 🙂

  • Reply Katie- Hems for Her April 26, 2012 at 2:00 am

    Awww, this post made me sad! You aren't saying "good bye" just "see you later". You look equally stunning in soft pink 🙂

    Have a great trip!!!

  • Reply Shannon April 26, 2012 at 2:25 am

    I love that group picture!!! You girls are all so lovely. Best of luck to you with your move.

  • Reply Maria Bastida April 26, 2012 at 3:12 am

    looking great!!! and love how you paired the dress with those booties!! super stylish 😀

  • Reply pinkandplum April 26, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Such a perfectly girly dress, great look with the shoes! Also best of luck on your move- sending lots of positive vibes your way!

  • Reply Z April 26, 2012 at 3:48 am

    I just discovered your blog and I am in love with it!! Have a great trip and I'm looking forward to your posts when you get back 🙂


  • Reply Alison April 26, 2012 at 6:21 am

    Such a gorgeous dress. It looks amazing on you!

  • Reply sbl April 26, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    ok, hellllllo gorgeous! not just the dress, YOU! Love that simple pop of tq that you implemented. just perfection. xo!

  • Reply Can't Afford Chanel April 26, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    Perfect style girls!

    Can't Afford Chanel Blog

  • Reply Julye April 26, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    love your dress!! you all look stunning 😉

  • Reply Courtney Erin April 26, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    I remember when I moved from my home town of Edmonton down to Connecticut for grad school and it was both a terrifying and unbearably exciting experience – I'm sure things will go just brilliantly for you!

    Courtney ~

  • Reply Giovanna April 26, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    Love your dress! Such a sad/exciting occasion! Good luck with your move! I'm sure it'll be a great experience!


  • Reply The Midwest Muse April 26, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    That dress is stunning and looks beautiful on you. It seems a perfect fit for a goodbye. Good luck on moving (where to?) and we'll miss you while you're away! Excited to follow the next portion of your life.

  • Reply Awake My Soul April 26, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Amazing!) Looks so much fun.. xx

  • Reply Feelgoodlookcute April 26, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Wow! Lovely outfit!
    Good luck, Alexandra !!!!! 😉
    'Keep in touch?!?!

  • Reply Sandra Leiva April 26, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    You look so cute, dear!
    I love your outfit <3

  • Reply Elisabeth April 26, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"
    I found this quote and thought of you. I wish you all the best with your new adventures! True friends will not forget you even though you move, and we readers are right here for you! 🙂

    E from Helsinki

  • Reply Aida April 26, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    Your dress is amazing, fell completely in love with it!!

  • Reply Clara Turbay April 26, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    I like so much how you look!

  • Reply Am2Pm Chic April 27, 2012 at 5:08 am

    Have a safe trip and good luck on the moving ( sorry I didn't get where u going to move to ??) I can'r wait for you next post. That dress is absolutely beautiful, love love its color.

  • Reply fluff and fripperies April 27, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Beautiful dress! Safe trip and look forward to hearing your continued adventures xo

  • Reply Valerie Kundisova April 27, 2012 at 7:18 am

    Beautiful outfit, reminds me a bit of Celine yet you give it your own vintage spin.

  • Reply Gigi April 27, 2012 at 7:56 am

    I love this pleated dress. The color is wonderful. It suits you really well.

  • Reply Erin @ Currently Coveting April 27, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    You look so beautiful! I love those booties.


  • Reply becks April 27, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    gorgeous dress! goodluck with the move! xx

  • Reply Ceciliette April 27, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    I´m almost crying.. your so sweet! Have a great trip!!!!!!!!

  • Reply Aney Mei April 27, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    All of you ladies look amazing! I love your pleated maxi skirt and how you coordinated your colours around pink and tan!

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} April 27, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    that was some kind of special night!!! i was so thrilled to see you lovely and get to be apart of your bon voyage cheers 🙂 although the words above "the last meetup" gave me a chill, i would like to insert another few words at the end: "for a while" cos last just sounds too final *tear drops*

    you were an absolute sensation in that special dress with sleekly cohesive turquoise accents. total beauty!!!! all the girls looked amazing, we're a virtual candied confection up there, so many punchy colors going on, i love it!

    from the moment we first met till now you are a cherished friend and my thoughts about you are filled with wonder and pride. you are such an honest spirit who knows how to put an outfit together like nobody's business!!! you'll be missed lades but i cannot wait to see all your goings on that i know will be mind blowing goodness too. xo ♥

  • Reply dana @ wonder forest April 28, 2012 at 3:47 am

    aw i hope the next chapter in your life is special!
    your dress was lovely!
    xo dana

  • Reply GIRL AND CLOSET April 29, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Alex it was so, so lovely to see you and celebrate this next step in your journey – couldn't be happier for you… and you were an absolute vision that night, your dress was perfection!! Best of luck to you, I'm so thrilled that we've become friends and I can't wait to keep up with all of your Toronto tid-bits!! BIG SMOOCHES!! V

  • Reply Huda April 29, 2012 at 4:39 am

    beautiful dress….and an early welcome to my hometown, Toronto.

  • Reply nicola lynde. April 29, 2012 at 10:07 am

    Good luck! I know all too well how hard making big changes, and big moves can be. But they are also so exciting!

  • Reply Annie L April 30, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Love the feminine outfit. Amazing guests posts as well.
    Love your blog, following!
    xo Annie

  • Reply Rea May 1, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    you look amazing! so fresh!

  • Reply Judy May 2, 2012 at 3:26 am

    I nominated you with the versatile blogger award! 🙂


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