Chain Gang

December 19, 2012

Goddess chain c/o Keltie Leanne, Wilfred coat c/o Aritzia, jeans c/o Gap,
Sam Edelman booties, top stolen f/ brother, bag c/o Roots

When I first got this Keltie Leanne Designs goddess chain, visions of holiday attire danced through my head (see what I did there?), and while I still believe this stunning gold chain is made for holiday looks, upon scouring my wardrobe I quickly realized how perfect it was for adding an unexpected element to a casual look. On went my little brother’s private school top I stole years ago, my favourite comfy skinnies and this winter’s two go-to staples (my Roots bag and this Wilfred coat), and to top it all off, I placed my little chain atop my head. I love the idea of a chain instead of necklaces, bracelets et al…it’s just as elegant yet it lends a little boho appeal without veering into full-on hippie territory.
Can’t believe it’s Wednesday already! I know I’ve said this constantly throughout the week, but seriously, I have no idea how I’m going to get all my Christmas shopping done. My family always does “Secret Santa,” so on top of all of us getting each other (and Bailey) presents + our better halves, we also have to each be responsible for the more time-intensive “big” presents. Having a big family is great for receiving but as much as I love shopping for other people (that is definitely not entirely true), the giving can be stress-inducing (mo presents mo problems y’all). Tacking on another three hours today to the two I racked up yesterday…wish me luck…

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  • Reply Heather December 19, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    OOO beautiful pictures. Love how the light is captured in them.

    I love the chain headband. It's so simple and elegant. I like that it's subtle so that you can wear it with a casual outfit or to work or where ever without standout TOO much.


  • Reply Mounette December 19, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    nice look

  • Reply Courtney Erin December 19, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    I love that you used the piece in a casual look – and it looks perfect!

    Courtney ~

  • Reply Tyne Swedish December 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    You poor dear! I do not buy christmas gifts. I try to always buy something for my nephews and my niece but the adults are on their own. I guess I figure if I buy myself what I want they should as well. I would rather enjoy them and christmas eve dinner then them wasting money on me or me on them. Yeah christmas is not my favorite holiday (can't you tell…I'm such a grinch lol)!
    And as always you look beautiful! I love a good oxford jean combo!


  • Reply JennaStevie December 19, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    What a great casual look!! I love that this top is something you stole from your brother, that chain is unexpected and an awesome topper. Lovely look!
    Good luck with the shopping, it's stressful!!

  • Reply Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence December 19, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Your photos are always so well captured.

  • Reply Faith December 19, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    that first picture is incredible! love it.

    great outfit as well! 🙂

  • Reply MrsJPruitt December 19, 2012 at 4:25 pm

    You always look amazing. You are one of my favorite fashion bloggers because everything you post daily is so effortless and realistic!

  • Reply Kacie December 19, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    The lighting in these photos is so gorgeous! Pretty chain in your hair!

  • Reply Melanie Liliana December 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    you are beautiful! that first picture is magazine worthy!! I love all of this!

  • Reply alison*elle December 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    SO pretty, Alex! That chain really suits you. Good luck finishing your shopping! I still need to get a few more things myself.

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply Amy Brandt December 19, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Perfectly executed causal chic!

  • Reply Lotus Blossom December 19, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    beautiful photos! xo

  • Reply Styleclouds December 19, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Beautiful, beautiful photos! xo, Christina

  • Reply hannah December 19, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    I love love love that coat and the light in these photos is gorgeous. Beautiful casual chic x

  • Reply cessione del quinto December 19, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Un look simple pero a su vez encantador,y eso es lo que màs me gusta, ya que los looks sofisticados no van conmigo.Besos dedaniela

  • Reply Haylie December 19, 2012 at 7:19 pm

    So pretty! I love how you styled it with a casual look, brilliant 🙂


  • Reply Well... December 19, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I love that pretty, bohemian touch with the head chain 🙂

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  • Reply Leila December 19, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    You look absolutely flawless. I love the chain, it's a nice touch! 🙂 I was really bad about Christmas shopping this year; it will definitely be rushed. 😛

  • Reply Jen December 19, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Love how these photos turned out… especially the first one. Yay! I also can't believe that top was stolen from your brother, loved it on you when I saw it 🙂

    Hope the Christmas shopping goes well today if you make it out of the house… see you Friday lovely!


  • Reply Kimberly December 19, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    The lighting in these pictures is so beautiful and I love the idea of a goddess chain to dress up a casual outfit!

  • Reply Ramona December 20, 2012 at 12:51 am

    I have made some chain headpieces as well. sadly I haven't had a chance to take some photos. Your headchain looks absolutely gorgeous on you. I think it's a bit boho touch to this classic casual look.

    xoxo Ra

  • Reply Marie-Eve December 20, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Gorgeous pictures, and amazing outfit too !
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  • Reply Cathy December 20, 2012 at 3:48 am

    Simple classy look to showcase the goddess chain! Love the lighting in these photos!

  • Reply Carmen December 23, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Lovely outfit and pictures!

  • Reply Petite Adventures December 23, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I love the unexpected way you've worn the chain – very cool!

    Kate xo

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