Silver Linings

September 27, 2012

Necklaces & turquoise bracelet c/o KV BIJOU, silver arrow bracelet c/o Poshlocket,
Birks bracelet, H&M sweater & tank, Michael Kors heels, jeans c/o Fidelity Denim, bag c/o Mary Nichols
  A comfy casual look for a dinner out: my favourite chunky men’s knit (like literally an XL out of the H&M men’s department), comfortable but chic pumps, a simple tank and my new favourite jeans, aka these brand-new Ace skinnies from Fidelity Denim. I always get a bit nervous about getting deim that I haven’t had a chance to try on beforehand since my hourglass proportions can make for a weird fit at times (gaping at the waist while stretching far too tightly across my butt), but the second I slipped these skinnies on they were perfection. Aside from the fit, the denim itself is absolutely amazing quality too – thick, stretchy and so comfy. Can’t wait to wear these on repeat now that the temperature has dropped!

I also layered on a couple new pieces from KV BIJOU, including the Arie turquoise bracelet (which I worked into a little silver arm party) and the Teardrop necklace in turquoise, which I layered over my Grace necklace. I’m such a huge fan of Kelsey’s femme and wearable designs, and what’s more, she’s really a pretty inspiring local success story: you can spot the beautiful pieces that she makes in her studio in Abbotsford, B.C. on everyone from the starlets of Pretty Little Liars to models like Sessilee Lopez, and the demand for her pieces is really only growing. Go homegrown talent!

Thanks so much for the great feedback to my Q’s in yesterday’s post. I’m happy to say that thanks in huge part to your encouragement, I’ll be looking into doing some videos soon! I want to make sure I have the right software and familiarize myself with filming again first (thanks to Effie, my amazing broadcast instructor in j-school last year, for giving me most of my skills already), but hopefully soon enough it can be a weekly feature! Have a great Thursday friends.

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  • Reply Faith September 27, 2012 at 1:32 pm

    LOVE this look! Gorgeous!

  • Reply Citrus - Refreshing Fashion September 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    LOVE that sweater!!!!

    XO Meghan

  • Reply Amanda @ Eloquent English September 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    That sweater looks soooooo comfy!

  • Reply Joana September 27, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Your coat looks so comfy and thick! Today I wore my first knit of the season hehe

  • Reply Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence September 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    That's a men's? Hmmm looks like I'll have to raid their section now too! It looks super comfy!

  • Reply pretty little things September 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    oh what a cozy looking sweater!! love this simplicity of this look! xo

  • Reply Manda September 27, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    Absolutely love!
    This is pure Fall 🙂
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  • Reply JennaStevie September 27, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Ahhh this chunky sweater is sooo cozy and amazing looking. I want one like this and I don't know why I never thought to try the mens section. It looks great with the skinny jeans and pumps

  • Reply RoselyC September 27, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Sweet outfit, that sweater is gorgeous cant believe is from the men´s section.

  • Reply Courtney Erin September 27, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    I clearly need to hit up the H&M men's section more often…that sweater looks so chic and cozy.

    Courtney ~

  • Reply Heather September 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I love your cardigan! It looks so warm and cozy. Perfect for the fall! love all the accessories you paired you look up with too.

  • Reply claude September 27, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I love love love the xxl shirt! It's perfect for this season and looks so comfy!
    I don't understand women who don't want to shop in the men's department

    xx Claude

  • Reply Well... September 27, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Omgsh, that knit cardigan looks like the snuggliest thing ever *_* I love it! Perfect item for the cooling weather

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  • Reply cryskay September 27, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    i'm so ready for sweater weather! i love your chunky knit cardigan, its really just perfect.

  • Reply Maneet Jassal Gupta September 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I also sometimes shop at H&M Men's department for baggy and cozy clothes. Perfect solution!


  • Reply Shannon September 27, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Love your oversized men's cardi. What a great idea! And so cute and cozy. I also love your handbag! Totally gorgeous.

  • Reply FixerSis September 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm

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  • Reply Kimberly September 27, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    I'm pretty sure there is nothing better than a soft chunky knit and comfy skinny jeans – it's my fall weekend uniform, so naturally I love this look!! 🙂

  • Reply Fabiola Tinelli September 27, 2012 at 5:07 pm

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  • Reply Jo Abiog September 27, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    i've always been afraid of wearing baggy sweaters but seeing you on this inspires me to wear one too 🙂 you look soo chic!!!!

    ♥, Jo

  • Reply Gabriele September 27, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I think this outfit is my fave from yours, so lovely for fall!!


  • Reply kim bim September 27, 2012 at 5:52 pm

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  • Reply dreamingincashmere September 27, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I want to be wearing this oufit right now!! Actually I'm pretty comfy in some bf jeans today…but I wish I was wearing that fabulous chunky sweater!!! I love it! Can't wait to see your vides:)
    xox, amy

  • Reply Elle Sees September 27, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    the perfect cozy date night outfit

  • Reply fashionbeautyquest September 27, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Thanks for your comment! Cool cardigan.

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  • Reply Rocio Otero September 27, 2012 at 6:53 pm

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  • Reply livelovelaugh September 27, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    I love this look, I'm a huge fan of sweaters and this look is stunning(:

  • Reply Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird September 27, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    I LOVE your sweater!

  • Reply TheUrbanUmbrella September 27, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Lovely outfit! Love the jeans, perfect dark denim!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

  • Reply Beatrice Balaj September 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Your cable sweater is beautiful! Lovely look! 🙂



  • Reply Sabrina Musco September 27, 2012 at 10:30 pm

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  • Reply Kacie September 27, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    This the perfect way to wear white this time of year! I need to start looking in the mens section for sweaters 🙂

  • Reply Prairie Girl in the City September 27, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    I adore the men's sweater idea! Such a great shopping tip:)


  • Reply amuseume September 28, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Ooh the chunky knits are coming back out! That reminds me that I should really start looking before the temperature drops and I get desperate. You look exactly how you wanted: comfortable, cozy, yet stylish. Love the touches of turquoise in the accessories.

    – Laina

  • Reply Milex September 28, 2012 at 12:37 am

    I think I am seriously in love with you ! you are just amazing

  • Reply Northern Style Exposure September 28, 2012 at 2:31 am

    Such a great sweater! Fall is here!

  • Reply Just Another Shopaholic September 28, 2012 at 4:24 am

    What a pretty sweater, looks so comfy.

  • Reply The Key To Chic September 28, 2012 at 4:42 am

    I think the jeans fit you so perfectly. Right now I'm obsessed with oversized ivory cable knits worn with dark skinny jeans. This is so perfect and so beautiful!

  • Reply Styleclouds September 28, 2012 at 6:34 am

    The cardigan is fantastic! Love it! xo, Christina

  • Reply pinkandplum September 28, 2012 at 7:36 am

    I love that you are wearing a mens sweater! I seal my husbands sweaters all the time- they are so much more cozy 🙂 Can't wait to see some videos!!!

  • Reply Chloë September 28, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Lovely outfit !
    Thank you for the lovely comment!X

  • Reply Leah September 28, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    That sweater looks so comfy! Wish I was wearing it right now on this crisp morning.

  • Reply Gilberte September 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Superbe tenue !

  • Reply Megan September 28, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    You look so pretty! I love that chunky sweater paired with the skinny jeans, and you look gorgeous in white 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  • Reply September 28, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Such a great look, I love that sweater! And I love shopping the men's section too, the perfect secret to fall outerwear 🙂
    xo K

  • Reply Wren KW September 28, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    You have been sporting the most amazing jewelry lately. I love it.


  • Reply Katie- Hems for Her September 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    Loving everything about this outfit- I love getting sweaters at the mens department.

  • Reply Janet Mandell September 28, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    love this outfit and look:) gorgeous sweater

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  • Reply Petite Adventures September 28, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Love this look – the balance of the skinnies and oversized sweater is perfect!


  • Reply Lynn {hearted girl} September 29, 2012 at 2:39 am

    sensationally awesome! Alex, wow i'm inspired!! chunky knits really do the trick and when they're paired with a more casual type of look then all the better. 100% adored! love that the cardy comes from the men's dept too, brilliant is what.

    your turquoise/silver accents take the fashion cake love. xo ♥

  • Reply Cee September 29, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Aw pally, you know how envious I am of your ability to buy sweaters from the H&M mens department, and this white one is an absolute dream! I am officially living vicariously through you 🙂 The Fidelity skinnies are the perfect pairing, and they really do fit you like a glove. Missing you, my beautiful friend!

  • Reply Dayle September 29, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Love the knit! You look so elegant in it 😀

  • Reply JennyScribbles October 17, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Love all the jewels! and the interpreted men's sweater! I have a few men to women pieces in my closet too 🙂

    XO Jenny

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