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May 30, 2012
Happy humpday friends!!! I’ll never stop saying it, so sorry…humpday, humpday, humpday. Anyway, I have some joyous news for this particularly sunny humpday: I’ll be joining FASHION Magazine‘s Style Panel alongside some of Canada’s finest blogging talent and each week, we will be tasked with sorting out some sort of sartorial challenge. As some of you know, I’m also an online editorial intern at FASHION over the summer, so yes, they’re awesome bosses.
This week we were asked: how can you wear flats but still look fancy? This was my take! Oh, and feel free to check out all the other lovely ladies’ responses here.
Forever 21 dress, H&M necklace, clutch and sandals, vintage belt
My general tactic is if you’re going to tone down one area of an outfit (the height aspect in this case), then you need to up another factor. Since I never shy away from colour, I decided to pair a colour explosion with some high-impact accessories and there you go…still an easy and comfortable outfit but by no means too casual to wear out!
Oh in case you were wondering…I had an amazing time at baseball: a. baseball is actually not boring in person at all, b. there was a big fight in the stands and c. beer. Enough said. Anyway, we’re basically going all season.
Oh one more thing…happy humpday!!!
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42 Comments

  • Reply Emilie May 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Congratulations Alexandra!
    I love the outfit, the dress is gorgeous, and you styled it so well with all the accesories! but I think it would have looked even better with heels hahah 🙂

    xxx

    lifeisroyalty.blogspot.com

  • Reply Lotus Blossom Design May 30, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    how exciting!! love this color combo! xo

  • Reply Erin @ Currently Coveting May 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    Congrats, you look gorgeous per usual!!

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

  • Reply Kelli May 30, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    i love this whole outfit- perfect for hot summer days. i always wear flats so i like seeing ways to dress them up 🙂

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  • Reply Courtney Erin May 30, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    That's exciting news! You'll be totally brilliant at it, I have no doubt. And I love this blue on you, so pretty.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  • Reply JennaStevie May 30, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Ohhh congrats, you're going to do great. I love this look, the flat sandals are a lot of fun, especially with the bright blue dress. Your necklace is gorgeous too.
    Sounds like a good baseball game 🙂
    xJennaD

  • Reply becks May 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    you look gorgeous in that blue dress!

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  • Reply Liv May 30, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    so envious you're wearing summer clothing. We're miserable here in vancouver with rain and I'm inside with my fireplace on!!

    You look impeccable as usual and have a great time at the panel.

  • Reply Kacie May 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Another great outfit! I love the accessories you paired with the dress!

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  • Reply Pavlyn Boutique May 30, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    We love how you paired these two colours together! The green belt is a spectacular match!!

    Pavlyn Boutique
    http://pavlyn.wordpress.com/

  • Reply Sandy Joe May 30, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    I'm so glad you were added to the style panel, an excellent addition if you ask me! I am really digging the colour explosion, you really nailed this one. Your instagram photos are making me miss living in Toronto GREATLY.

    x The Pretty Secrets

  • Reply Jessica Gitler May 30, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    great outfit, love that dress so much!! you look lovely as always!!
    jess
    JESS CAUSE BLOG

  • Reply Katie- Hems for Her May 30, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Beautiful dress. Beautiful legs. Beautiful girl. I love this challenge thing you'll be doing. Sounds like so much fun!

  • Reply Petra May 30, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Love this pretty dress. The color is amazing.
    xo, Petra

    http://www.sweetsoflife86.blogspot.com take a look on my first Outfit Post

  • Reply lisa May 30, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Congrats on the new style panel gig! Your advice for this question is right on the money.

  • Reply Well... May 30, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Haha, humpday is such a weird sounding expression xD
    And wow, I need to go see a baseball game in person!
    Love how you toned down the height part of this outfit but still look totally chic. Way to rock color! Haha, you look gorgeous as always 🙂

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  • Reply Cee May 30, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Hurray! So proud of you, my lovely pal! (I sent an email to join the Style Panel earlier this week; fingers crossed we'll be panelists together soon!) I love this take on looking fancy in flats – the two definitely don't have to be mutually exclusive, as you've shown here. And seriously, can I just say again how absolutely fabulous that Rory Becca for Forever 21 dress is? The colour, the hemline, everything. You have style, my friend 🙂
    xox,
    Cee

  • Reply Shannon May 30, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    That is TOO COOL! Congratulations!

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  • Reply Rachel May 30, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Congratulations! Can't wait to check it out! You're necklace is totally cute!!

    xo Rachel

    http://www.glamhampton.com

  • Reply Z May 31, 2012 at 12:00 am

    Gorgeous cobalt blue colour! You definitely look 'fancy'!
    xx
    when-the-dog-bites.blogspot.ca

  • Reply Kaitlin May 31, 2012 at 12:13 am

    i love all the touches of pretty color.
    those shoes though are to die for.
    you look totally beautiful as always

    xo kaitlin
    kaitgirl

  • Reply Georgina May 31, 2012 at 12:34 am

    I'm so happy I found your blog (via the guest post) – it's beautiful. I look forward to more posts.

    xo Your newest follower, Georgina

  • Reply pinkandplum May 31, 2012 at 3:42 am

    Perfect summer outfit! Loving those colors.

  • Reply Jules M May 31, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Loving all of the pretty colors!

    http://creativelystylish.wordpress.com/

  • Reply Marisa May 31, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Congrats on being a part of FASHION Magazine's Style Panel! It sounds like you're having an amazing time there. Your take on how to wear flats without looking too casual is really great. I'd wear this outfit in a heartbeat.

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

  • Reply The Key To Chic May 31, 2012 at 6:26 am

    Happy humpday! Cheers on your internship! Your styling advice is so right! This is how to dress up some flats!

  • Reply Sweet Harmonie May 31, 2012 at 7:27 am

    I love you style..and your blog.. i love it this look.. i follow you!!! Kisses from Spain.

    http://www.sweetharmonie.com

  • Reply Danie May 31, 2012 at 7:48 am

    I love your outfit! Everything about it is absolutely perfect!

    http://dustlandfashion.blogspot.com/

  • Reply nicola lynde. May 31, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Very cute. Probably a very relevant post for me as it looks like flats will be my staple for the next 6 months. Also dying of jealousy at the summer weather in Toronto. Copenhagen's like Vancouver, even on the warmest day you still need a cardi. Enjoy it!

  • Reply Annie May 31, 2012 at 10:37 am

    That's so awesome! Love your take – this is such a perfect outfit…the colors all look gorgeous together, and pairing the flats with that dress definitely makes you still look fancy 🙂

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

  • Reply Whitney Cosgrave May 31, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Looks chic! I love FASHION magazine – I wish I could find it here in LA!

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  • Reply Lovin Styles June 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm

    nice dress and necklace! Lovely
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  • Reply Britta June 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    this is a great question! it's true: i often do the opposite and dress a look UP by adding heels. this is a great idea though! your look definitely comes across as upscale and dressy, even with the flats

    ~Britta

  • Reply Hattitude June 1, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Hattitude Style Blog

    gorgeous flats alex! i love them! all this colour makes me a little more sad that i'm huddled in a sweater on this rainy day! at least the parks will be GORGEOUS after this rain.

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Style Blog

  • Reply Petite Adventures June 2, 2012 at 12:30 am

    The colour of your dress is stunning! And I love the way you styled it – you look fantastic!

  • Reply Wren KW June 2, 2012 at 4:01 am

    You certainly aced this challenge. I love this look. Those flats are so cute.

    ps I'm so glad you're enjoying Toronto. I'm sure you miss the ocean as much as I do though. I can't wait to head back to the coast in September.

    Wren

  • Reply Shes Dressing Up June 2, 2012 at 10:41 am

    Beautiful outfit, totally perfect way to wear flats! 🙂

  • Reply Katie's Bliss June 3, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Love your look! I need to invest in some more flats. Good luck on the panel!

    katiesbliss.com

  • Reply Like, Whatever June 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Oh wow! love this blue dress too.

  • Reply VITTORIA June 7, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    congrats!you deserve it 🙂 I really like your style and I think you're such a beautiful girl!

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