Style Panel: Vintage

June 13, 2012

Shoppalu pants, Club Monaco hat and top, Michael Kors heels, vintage bag & belt, Forever 21 cuff
For my third week on Fashion Magazine‘s Style Panel, we were tasked with styling a vintage-filled look and also figuring out what our one piece of advice to give vintage beginners would be.
My main tip if you’re entirely new to it is to head to the accessories department: belts, bags, clutches and jewellery are all such easy ways of incorporating a bit of vintage into your look, and they’re the easiest things to hunt for if you’re thrifting too. 
Another easy way of shopping vintage is to head over to a vintage retailer like Shoppalu since they do the dirty work of sourcing and finding all the vintage treasures for you. I’ve worn these high-waisted, tapered peach pants about a gazillion times (here and here on the blog) – that’s the other great thing about vintage, a lot of the silhouettes work well for hourglass shapes.
GUESS WHAT?! My mamammia and papappia are coming to visit me (I don’t actually ever call them that but I should really start)!!! I think I’ve started terrifying them a bit with my excessive planning of the weekend but I’m really super excited. They’ve both been to TO before (they lived out east) but since this is my new home for now, I’m particularly excited to tour them around the places that have become my favourite spots in the short amount of time I’ve been here. Definitely on the list: the Distillery District, Yorkville and hopefully we can get to the Toronto Islands too. Yippee!!!!!!
Happy humpday friends!

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  • Reply Tinacious Me June 13, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    super cute pants! Love this look!

  • Reply Lotus Blossom Design June 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    great post! cute look! xo

  • Reply Petra June 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    You looking pretty
    xo, Petra

  • Reply SIENA.STYLE June 13, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    you look so beautiful!amazing look for summer
    kisses from prague

  • Reply sweet harvest moon June 13, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    What a beautiful outfit! Love the bracelet too… Have fun!

  • Reply Heather June 13, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    LOVR your peachy pants. this is the perfect spring look. It look so cool and comfy.

  • Reply RedTagChicLosAngeles June 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    So chic & sexy….love the total look!


  • Reply Erin June 13, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I love those pants and the fact that you let them be the start of the outfit. So pretty!


  • Reply sbl June 13, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    i love the boho look, out of all the bloggers I know, I think you pull it off perfectly! SOOo pretty, and gorg pics! xx

  • Reply Haley Holder June 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I love this look! I need to do some vintage shopping. I don't think I own a single vintage piece (le sigh).

    I especially love the hat though.


  • Reply JennaStevie June 13, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    That's so exciting your mom and dad are coming to visit!! Sounds like you have a lot of fun stuff planned 🙂
    I absolutely looove this look, the pale shades of pink and blue look gorgeous together. You are rocking these pants! That hat tops off this look perfectly

  • Reply Ellie June 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    This outfit is perfect. Love everything from head to toe! Ah so exciting that your parents are visiting! My mom is coming to visit me in a few weeks and I cannot WAIT!


  • Reply Cee June 13, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    You know I have a soft spot for these pants, pally. First of all, they're practically peach. And secondly, I don't know how you pull them off. But you do, every single time. Love it 🙂 So exciting that your mom and dad are coming to visit, it's always fun to do touristy things and show off the things you love to people you care about. Happy Wednesday!

  • Reply Rachel June 13, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    Love it! The color of those pants is perfect!

    xo Rachel

  • Reply Ashley Aspinwall June 13, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    loving this look! super classic and chic. very katherine hepburn

    xo SideSmile,

    SideSmile Style Blog

  • Reply The Marcy Stop June 13, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Love those pants! Such a great vintage find. And great advice re: vintage shopping! I'm always able to find at least a cool belt or clutch in stores

  • Reply Beauty Follower June 13, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Lovely outfit!

  • Reply Katie- Hems for Her June 13, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    I wish I could rock a pair of pants like that! And I'm happy mom and dad are coming to visit. What a fun-filled trip that will be 🙂

  • Reply Marisa June 13, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    I've always been a fan of your vintage belt finds! This look has a very vintage feel too, you look like you should be joining Farrah Fawcett in the the original Charlie's Angels cast! Have a great time with your parents, I bet you can't wait to see them 🙂


  • Reply Fashion With Ellie June 13, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Wow, how amazing is this outfit!! You look beautiful. Love the pants and the hat.

  • Reply Megan June 13, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Hi lovely! Long time no see 🙂 You look beautiful as ever, LOVE these pants on you. How fun that your mammamia and pappapia will be visiting (and yes, please start calling them that)… hope you have fun with them!

  • Reply hautepinkpretty June 13, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    These shots are simply STUNNING! Xox <3

  • Reply alison*elle June 13, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Love the look, Alex, and hope you have a super fun time with your parents this weekend!

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply Well... June 14, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Glad your parents get to visit you! That's always comforting to see them again 🙂
    Love your take on vintage. The pants, hat, and accessories are all perfect!

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    Trendy Teal

  • Reply Faith June 14, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Yay for your parents coming to visit!

    And as always you look fabulous! Love your outfit!

  • Reply pinkandplum June 14, 2012 at 3:04 am

    LOVE vintage and those pants look like they were made for you!

  • Reply westmountFashionista June 14, 2012 at 3:49 am

    Love this look, those pants are fabulous! Have a lovely time with your family!

  • Reply amuseume June 14, 2012 at 5:05 am

    Love the high-waisted ankle-cropped pants! Also, that belt is great– I wish I could get the exact same one but it looks like you find a truly unique one. Have a great time with your family, I'm sure they're just as excited to see you as you are to see them =)

    — Laina

  • Reply Cara June 14, 2012 at 5:56 am

    love those pants and the hat! You look wonderful!
    xo Cara

  • Reply Annie June 14, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Love the soft colors in this outfit – those pants look fabulous on you! Have so much fun with your parents 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Reply Feelgoodlookcute June 14, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    You look so beautiful !
    I really love vintage things 😉

  • Reply Danie June 14, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Amazing outfit! Your pants are fantastic!

  • Reply Alison June 14, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I loved your entry on the style panel this week! These pants are such an amazing find.
    I hope you have a good weekend with your family!!

  • Reply Nia Langley June 15, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Alexandra, you look gorgeous like always!

  • Reply Kacie June 15, 2012 at 12:23 am

    The pants look great on you!

  • Reply Leonie June 16, 2012 at 8:00 am

    I definitely agree with you on starting out with accessories when you're new to vintage shopping. I am pretty new myself, started less than a year ago (always thought it smelled too gross) and I started out with accessories as well. Now I quite love it, especially because you can find such unique items. Like these pants you're wearing! Love everything about them, especially the color.

    Have fun with your parents!! xo Leonie

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  • Reply Carmen June 16, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    That looks lovely dear 🙂

  • Reply The Midwest Muse June 18, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I love your pants!

  • Reply Elisabeth June 20, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    This outfit is perfect, I especially love the pants and the hat!

    E from Helsinki

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