Sportif Chic

May 28, 2012
This weekend was perfect in all its nothingness. All I did was visit the Distillery District, eat, sleep and watch Breaking Bad. I feel about three bazillion times better than I did last week and much more adjusted to everything here in TO. Sometimes, the only cure for being down/homesick/sick is to just let yourself do the simplest things and relax. Thankfully, it worked!
Betsey Johnson heels, H&M top and skirt, Rainbow watch, Club Monaco wrap bracelet, vintage bag
Being a sporty girl myself, I loved taking traditional Parisian chic for a more athletic ride. A super casual high pony, colourful watch and minimal makeup took the old stripe-on-stripe look into more sporty territory and, in my opinion, gave it a bit of added wearability. But really, it’s just a handy excuse for me to get away with my shitty hair styling and makeup techniques – they’re always sporty.
I have a big work week coming up but I have my first ever Blue Jays game to look forward to on Tuesday!!! No offense to any baseball fanatics out there, but I usually find it really boring on TV, so I’m excited to see if in person (and with 2-3 beers), I can become a bona fide fan.
Hope you all had a great weekend!
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  • Reply Selene May 28, 2012 at 1:06 pm


  • Reply Unknown May 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    love your bag! very chic!
    Tina @

  • Reply A Fine Balance May 28, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    SO glad you're feeling better. And you're right sometimes all you need is a bit of down time.

  • Reply Samantha Manzella May 28, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    Lovely look! I love the watch and the sporty touches…so cool and different!

    <3 Samantha

  • Reply sugarhoneybaby May 28, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Love thic type of skirts.Nice look,very chic:)

  • Reply Naghmeh May 28, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    um what are you talking about?? your styling is always flawless! I actually love this casual but cute look. I make use of the "sporty" look often haha.
    I love the Distillery during the summer time! the chocolate and the coffee and the patios yup!
    glad you're feeling better, good luck with work 🙂

  • Reply Faith May 28, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Glad you are feeling relaxed!

    You look gorgeous! And I love Breakung Bad!

  • Reply Faith May 28, 2012 at 2:27 pm


  • Reply claude May 28, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    the shoes are really cute! they give the outfit a certain romantic touch
    love how tanned you are, wish I was there already but being in the middle of my exams and all I do is studying, the sun hasn't got a chance to shine on me much..

    xx claude

  • Reply Like, Whatever May 28, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    great outfit. the watch gives it a little pop of colour too.

  • Reply JennaStevie May 28, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    I love this simple sporty look, the skirt is gorgeous with the striped top. Such a great look. Baseball is definitely much more enjoyable with 2-3 beers in ya, I'm sure you'll have a good time 🙂

  • Reply Courtney Erin May 28, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    I love the athletic high ponytail and fun watch. It's like sporty chic. Enjoy the baseball game as well — the only ones I've ever been too that I didn't find a boring were the two times I've seen the Red Sox play the Yankees, but I think that's the exception. I think the beer will definitely help.

    Courtney ~

  • Reply Marie a la Mode May 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Love the stripes and how fresh-faced you look in these photos! Have fun at the baseball game! I like baseball way more than hockey, gasp! 😉

  • Reply Jessica Gitler May 28, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    I really really like this outfit … great!! oh, and live baseball is so much more fun then on TV!!

  • Reply Liv May 28, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I want your watch and your betsey heels – love the contrast between the sporty blue and the girly bow heels. And a high pony is always model chic (according to Tyra!).

    Have fun at the game.

  • Reply Amanda May 28, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    I love this look! I specially love the blue watch…very unespected and very cool!

  • Reply lisa May 28, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    Sometimes weekends full of nothing are the best weekends! Glad you were able to get over your bout of homesickness. You sound a lot better now. 🙂

  • Reply world on high heels May 28, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    I love your skirt!


  • Reply The Pretty Pinhead May 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    I just found your blog via your guest post on Lipstick and Ruffles. I'm glad it led me to your blog- I LOVE it! What a great look. Love the purple watch. Adds a perfect pop of color!

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  • Reply alison*elle May 28, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Glad you had a relaxing weekend, Alex! Especially love the skirt… and I find watching baseball games in person wayyyy more fun than on TV so I'm sure you will too!

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply Prairie Girl in the City May 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Toronto is looking good on you! Glad to hear you're settling in:)

    Jen xo

  • Reply Cee May 28, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Okay, pally, you already knew I was going to love this look, seeing as I posted pretty much exactly the same one on my blog today – great minds, obviously 🙂 But can we take a minute to talk about this poinytail? I have dreams of perfect ponytails. But I also have thick, coarse, unruly hair that refuses to flow in one direction. So I'm going to have to ask you to wear ponytails more often so that I can live through you 😉

    So good to get your email today, I promise to write back soon. Miss you bunches!

  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} May 29, 2012 at 1:22 am

    oh Alex, getting to see you strutting your stuff so fine along the Toronto city streets is just beyond exciting from my perspective!!!! i LOVE seeing you there absolutely making each moment count and doing your darnedest to stave off any homesicks, although they do come around you are doing a swell job with living in the moment balancing it with the utmost grace.

    gorgeous lighting, gorgeous YOU! love the petite striped top with the juxtaposed bolder print skirt. your watch is slammin' too! xo ♥

  • Reply sbl May 29, 2012 at 1:45 am

    you look gorgeous!!!!!! just wow!!!!

  • Reply Shannon May 29, 2012 at 1:52 am

    You look so pretty… and so tan!!!

  • Reply Katie's Bliss May 29, 2012 at 2:55 am

    Love that skirt! You definitely look Parisian chic!

  • Reply Petra May 29, 2012 at 6:05 am

    You look beautiful. Love that skirt
    xo, Petra

  • Reply Marisa May 29, 2012 at 6:21 am

    Tres chic, Alexandra! I feel like you should be traipsing down the Champs Elysee in that outfit. Glad you're feeling better! Have a great work week!


  • Reply Leonie May 29, 2012 at 6:29 am

    You've absolutely nailed it with the sporty Parisian chic style! Love this outfit on you! And it absolutely seems to suit you, considering you're such a fit person.

    Can't wait to see more outfits like this!

    xo Leonie

    Tailored To Fit

  • Reply The Style Box May 29, 2012 at 6:37 am

    Absolutely beautiful! 🙂 x

  • Reply Anna (South Molton St Style) May 29, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Gah – I LOVE this! Love monochrome outfits, and love the little pop of blue. You look gorgeous lady! xxx

    South Molton St Style

  • Reply Suzi Maynard May 29, 2012 at 7:38 am

    You look so pretty! Loving this chic look!
    Happy you're having a better week too.
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  • Reply Laura May 29, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Lovely outfit, that skirt is so cute!
    L x

  • Reply Well... May 29, 2012 at 8:25 am

    Haha, oooh, I'm certain it'll be way more fun in person! I agree, I grow bored watching basketball on tv.
    Anyway, very cute take on the Parisian look! I love that bold blue watch you added <3

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  • Reply Heather May 29, 2012 at 10:47 am

    Love this clean look – so cute!


  • Reply Erin May 29, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    You look so gorgeous in this minimal black and white look! I love the thick stripes in the skirt. And Breaking Bad is such an awesome TV show!


  • Reply Erin @ Currently Coveting May 29, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    You look amazing as always! I need to get my butt to H&M!


  • Reply sweet harvest moon May 30, 2012 at 10:51 am

    Beautiful! x

  • Reply pavlyn June 18, 2012 at 12:32 am

    Love this Parisian look! You always inspire us with your outfits Alexandra! XOXO

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