Under Your Spell

April 18, 2012

BCBC clutch, H&M skirt, top, necklace and blazer, Ray Ban sunnies (Emaan’s),
Forever 21 bracelet, ring c/o Social Experiment, shoes f/ Urban Outfitters

I didn’t realize it until after the fact, but this outfit is really quite 80’s-esque. For some reason, since it came out, I always associate the 80’s with the movie Drive (I think it comes down to Gosling’s amazing scorpion jacket and the equally incredible Euro music, such as Desire’s “Under Your Spell”) so I guess this is my homage to what was probably my favourite movie last year.

Emaan took these pics for me while we were at Pender Island too. She’s in Coachella now…jerk. I honestly just have to close my eyes and plug my ears during this time of the year…it breaks my heart too much to hear about it all.

Hope you all have a great hump day! To Vogue or Bust

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  • Reply Shawna Hynes April 18, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Gorgeous photos – it looks so lovely & sunny; for which your outfit is perfect! Adore the colours, the spikey necklace, & floral pencil skirt. As for Coachella, I feel the exact same way every year this time!

    <3 Shawna
    Serpentine Streets

  • Reply claude April 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Love the skirt! 🙂

  • Reply Joana April 18, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I was this close to purchasing that skirt when I couldn't find the pants in my size. Decided against it though. You look so cute. I love that your used that necklace.

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  • Reply Marisa April 18, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I hear you about the 80s-inspired look. Your outfit reminds me of the power suits women used to wear, but in a much more feminine and chic way that fits in with today's style! Oh Coachella…this time of year, plus NYFW, are always when I live vicariously through other people's photos.


  • Reply Lily April 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    You're a beauty! Misssssssssssssssssssssssss you.


  • Reply thehautecookie April 18, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    i think the above commenter (lily) already the words out of my mouth. beautiful, and you rock that teal / aqua color well. xO!

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} April 18, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    oh Alex, i love the look of your high waisted skirt – makes your legs look miles long!!! your beautiful color arrangements are spiffing up my already big eyes with delight. agreed about the 80's-esque influence and Drive film crush. right after i watched it i went straight into iTunes and started downloading all the songs 😉

    don't worry about missing this year's festival, there'll be many more and omg T-dot has some fine outdoor goings on throughout the summer. you'll have so much goodness on your plate there won't be room for 2nds. just you wait! xo ♥

  • Reply Lexxie` April 18, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    80's are the best! I love everything about this outfit.
    Great like always!
    Have a nice day!

  • Reply Joyce April 18, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Lovely look!
    I really like your background!

    Love, Joyce

  • Reply lisa April 18, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Drive felt so 80s! When we watched it, the boy said it reminded him of Michael Mann films while my mind kept flashing back Risky Business.

  • Reply Pins, Needles & Fashion April 18, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    My whole instagram feed is photos of coachella, It pains me lo! anyway I love this outfit! that blazer with the floral is perfect and you look beautiful like always.

  • Reply SIENA.STYLE April 18, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    love your floral skirt!!
    kisses from prague

  • Reply Fashion Tales.... April 18, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    I love that beautiful colour blazer. Gosh, I think a huge amount of my friends went to Coachella this year. Love the floral print. 🙂

  • Reply Aida April 18, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    The outfit is incredible, love it!!!!

  • Reply Natasha April 18, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I love everything in this! I hadn't been to H&M in over 8months (due to living in the middle of nowhere)…so when I was in Arizona I almost went crazy and bought everything you're wearing and then some…somehow I restrained though, so I only ended up with 2 things (that blazer in pink was one of them)…why did I have to be so practical? haha

    Natasha ~

  • Reply Courtney Erin April 18, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    I love all the bold floral prints that H&M is carrying right now — I really need to hit one up and do a little shopping.

    Courtney ~

  • Reply Ballet Pumps And Roses April 18, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Gorgeous colours – such a pretty combination !


  • Reply nancy @ adore to adorn April 18, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    cute! Love the pairing of the blazer with that skirt. =)

  • Reply Carmen April 18, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Really nice skirt! You look so different with sunglasses 😛

  • Reply Erin @ Currently Coveting April 18, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Love this, take me back to the 80's anytime!


  • Reply Joana April 18, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Just dropping by to tell you your name is already on the list of "candidates" for the giveaway 🙂

    xo Joana

  • Reply AVY April 18, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Thank you sweetie. I sometimes use filters but those are just adjusted to look more green. This outfit is very pretty by the way.


  • Reply Wren April 18, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    That blazer is fantastic. Also, I'm rather impressed that you liked Drive. I just couldn't get into it, but I love this outfit. That floral skirt may be one of my favourite pieces of yours.


  • Reply amuseume April 18, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Oh my god I absolutely LOVED Drive!!! I couldn't stop recommending it to everyone I knew and I thought Ryan Gosling's performance was one of the best of the year!! Oh god and the soundtrack was SO DAMN GOOD. But anyway, I love the streaks of bright almost neon colours. It really makes the outfit feel vibrant, especially with the blazer. The aviators give it touch of bad ass and the whole look, while reminiscent of the 80's, is more like a nod or an ode. That is a good thing!


  • Reply Petite Adventures April 18, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    This outfit is crazy amazing! You look so fierce in it!

  • Reply tamoo April 18, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I really love your outfit !! 🙂

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  • Reply Sam April 18, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    I only wish things were this stylish in the 80's! The colour of the blazer is incredible, so vibrant and cheerful! Love how you've styled this with the floral skirt. This look can be multitasked in so many ways – office, night out or cocktail wear. Beautiful!

  • Reply Jessica April 18, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    love love love the colors in this outfit!!


  • Reply The Chic Etoile April 18, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Hi dear,
    I just found your blog & I just adore it – your sense of style is amazing!!! 🙂

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  • Reply Cee April 19, 2012 at 12:44 am

    This outfit instantly made me think 80s, pally – but in the best possible way. There's something timeless about dressing from the decade of your birth. Plus all shades of blue look so darling on you, you could really never go wrong with anything blue 🙂 So glad to hear you're feeling better. Missed you last night but counting the minutes until Friday night. Let me know if you have any interest in making a quick stop by The Chosen Ones pre-party at The Waldorf before we make our way to Havanas 🙂

  • Reply Emily April 19, 2012 at 1:17 am

    I love this outfit! Every single piece of it is so lovely. You look amazing.

  • Reply Well... April 19, 2012 at 1:34 am

    Aw man, I know. All the bloggers posts are about Coachella and I'm so jealous! I wish we could go… -_-
    Anyway, this is one hot 80's look that I love! Great aqua blazer paired with that floral skirt. You look stunning as always! 🙂

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  • Reply Vang April 19, 2012 at 2:26 am

    Lovely outfit! I especially love the floral skirt and the clutch!

    Vang 🙂

  • Reply Katie- Hems for Her April 19, 2012 at 2:44 am

    I love everything about Ryan Gosling… And you frankly! This is a great outfit and definitely has a sophisticated 80s vibe! Just remember you are going to be in Maui very soon and then we will all be super jealous!

  • Reply Jenna Hughes April 19, 2012 at 3:03 am

    i love the bright colors and those aviators look soo good on you!!

  • Reply Leonie April 19, 2012 at 3:36 am

    Lovely lovely colors! That blazer looks so pretty with the floral print. This look fits perfectly with the background on your pictures, it looks like a vacation! And Summer… ah, can't wait until it really is warm enough to wear outfits like this!

    xo Leonie

  • Reply Cami Palta A.- April 19, 2012 at 4:16 am

    I love your oufit!!!
    the color of the blazer
    is so beautiful!

    Take care! xxo

  • Reply Celebrity Owned April 19, 2012 at 4:32 am

    Loving the color of that blazer! Looks great on you!!

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  • Reply Erin April 19, 2012 at 4:57 am

    This is such an awesome outfit! I've seen this skirt and print before, but it's my favorite on you! The turquoise jacket is such a lovely fit with it. You look great, as always!


  • Reply pinkandplum April 19, 2012 at 5:16 am

    These colors are fantastic an I personally love any take on 80's fashion… Great look!

  • Reply becks April 19, 2012 at 5:34 am

    you look gorgeous! i love this entire outfit! x

  • Reply Sanity Notebook | by Jessie Carbullido April 19, 2012 at 5:50 am

    You've cleaned down the sillouhettes so that it's not overtly 80s. I adore the teal blazer. Fantasizing the ways in which I'd wear one…

    Te amo,

  • Reply Gigi April 19, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Awesome color combo: the turquoise jacket with the skirt which has the same color on it. Wonderful!

  • Reply Laura Bray April 19, 2012 at 9:17 am

    I just stumbled across your blog and honestly cannot tell you how much I love this outfit. The colours are BEAUTIFUL and that blazer looks divine on you.

    -LAURA xx

  • Reply Suzi Maynard April 19, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Love your floral skirt!
    Suzi x
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  • Reply Nikki April 19, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    I adore your outfit, you look lovely:)xx

  • Reply Geneva Garcia April 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm

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  • Reply little moon lover April 19, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    ha …I'm way envious of people that went to coachella fest this year as well.. next year we must be there!
    and cool outfit..really digging that 80s vibe.. cool bracelet!

  • Reply Asher April 19, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    Oh I love this skirt! The print is my absolute favorite!

  • Reply cakesandshakes April 19, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Looking amazing as always! Quite inspiring, really, I've been going through a scruffy phase the last while, you really make me want to bust out my hot stuff! And I think I said this before, but how perfect are those sandals? They go with everything, I bet!

  • Reply Mona ♥ La Vie est Belle April 19, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Love that song <3 Nice outfit! 🙂

  • Reply Matthew April 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    love the color of that blazer its so summer!!! you look stunning! love the floral skirt paired with the blazer.


  • Reply The Midwest Muse April 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    This is a beautiful look. You look wonderful in every color. That skirt 100% screams the 80's and I don't hate it. Your hair looks different and I'm in love with it!

  • Reply fluff and fripperies April 19, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I love the colours in this look! Would love to get to Coachella one day…

    Emma xo

  • Reply Alison April 19, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Really pretty! I love the blazer and skirt. That color of blue is my absolute favorite!

  • Reply Awake My Soul April 19, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    That outfit looks amazing. Love the blue, and blue looks really good on you.)


  • Reply yiqin; April 19, 2012 at 5:13 pm

    omg i am so in love w your skirt <3

  • Reply Julye April 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Beautiful outfit – love your outfit !!

  • Reply Sootjeelina April 19, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Amazing look! I love the skirt and blazer together

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

  • Reply Sophie April 19, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    A great look for summer – I adore your blog!


  • Reply Gabrielle April 19, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Aw love your H&M skirt,
    I have the sheer shirt with the same pattern.
    You wore it very well, as usual.

  • Reply Dear Girl Wallflower April 19, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    i knew that skirt were the prints of H&M, I super adore that store! They look beautiful on you paired with blue blazer.

  • Reply Britta April 19, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    I'm a huge fan of bright blazers right now! You've styled it so well here too. You've made me a fan of an 80's look, and that's not an easy thing to do!!


  • Reply Jennifer April 19, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    What a gorgeous spring outfit, honey!
    Love your combination of floral and bright colours!

    Love, Jennifer

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  • Reply Sandra Leiva April 19, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Amazing outfit once again!
    That blazer is so cute!
    Kisses <3

  • Reply Wida April 19, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Ah! So jealous of people who are at Coachella. You're gorgeous!

    Thank you for the early birthday wishes ^_^ I'm actually a Taurus, my birthday is on the 21st which is the start date of Taurus 🙂

    Missing Amsie Blog

  • Reply Ceciliette April 19, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    the amount of print and solid coloours in this outfit it what makes it perfect!!!!

  • Reply Blaise April 19, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    sooooooo stunning! i love your blazer and the shoes are just amazing 🙂


  • Reply DNA (designers+artists) April 19, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Love that clutch!

  • Reply Joyce April 19, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    I love the bright blazer, it is such a pretty color! The skirt has a really pretty print too, I just got the pants version of them 🙂

  • Reply Heather April 19, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    AH! I love that blazer!!! God I wish I was at Coachella too.

  • Reply Heather April 20, 2012 at 12:07 am

    I love this outfit – and I want that skirt! I am soooo jealous – it is GORGEOUS on you. And that movie made me crazy actually… I didn't buy the love story, it was awkward!


  • Reply Suzie Q April 20, 2012 at 1:25 am

    I love this blazer in the bright blue color. You look fabulous here.

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  • Reply Marie a la Mode April 20, 2012 at 1:30 am

    You're a walking ad for my fave store, H & M! ha ha The blue is such a gorgeous color on you! And I love the floral skirt. This outfit is definitely one of my faves!

  • Reply MizzJ April 20, 2012 at 3:41 am

    Omg as soon as you mentioned Drive, I had this uncontrollable urge to go play the soundtrack on grooveshark lol. This outfit is hot! I think sure the colors and large floral are very 80s, but the styling and details are all modern 😉

  • Reply 20 York Street April 20, 2012 at 4:10 am

    That is such a fabulous outfit! I wish I can wear something like that to the office!

    I don't believe I have a bright coloured blazer like that! Love!


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  • Reply Am2Pm Chic April 20, 2012 at 7:53 am

    those blue blazers is stuning

    thanks for the sweet comments and visit us again 🙂

  • Reply Yuliya ♥ April 20, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Perfect look !

  • Reply Andie Willows April 20, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    i really like your styling today! you look so lovely in this floral skirt!

    xoxo, andie
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  • Reply Megan April 20, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I love you even more now because Drive is my favorite movie (well, top 5) and I LOVE that song. I actually downloaded the soundtrack a few weeks ago and have been listening to it daily. It's so good! And yes, it doesn't hurt that Ryan Gosling plays the lead 🙂

    You look so pretty, and I wouldn't have thought 80s until you said it. I love this blazer and of course that beautiful skirt. That last photo should be in a magazine – YOU should be in magazines!!!

  • Reply Gabriele April 20, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    this outfit is amazing!! love the skirt, love the clutch , love the blue blazer!! how fabulous?!

  • Reply My Cowlick April 20, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Loving this entire look and your blog. You crack me up!



  • Reply JennaStevie April 21, 2012 at 1:47 am

    This is such a stunning location!! I love the blue blazer and floral high waisted skirt. The 80s vibe going on is quite awesome. And that clutch is gorgeous

  • Reply Sandy Joe April 21, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Drive easily has the best soundtrack! Majorly digging the floral…. and the cabin behind you! Jealous much?

    x The Pretty Secrets

  • Reply Veronica P. April 23, 2012 at 12:04 am

    this look is beautiful in so many ways!

  • Reply Mich and Kris April 24, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    80's in a good way though, beautiful look!!

    MK Style Diaries

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