‘Twas the Day Before Christmas

December 24, 2012

Cape c/o Loft 82, jeans c/o Gap, heels c/o ShoeMintClub Monaco clutch, H&M sweater

It’s Christmas Eve!!! One day away from quite literally the best day of the year (for me at least). My family is all about traditions…without fail, every year, we have our Christmas Eve perogies, we watch It’s a Wonderful Life, my dad reads us ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas before bedtime, my siblings and I all create a big fort on the floor and sleep in one room, the “kids” all wake up around 5 am and open stockings/collectibles then make our parents coffee, we watch Christmas Story and then finally…FINALLY…we open all our presents! 
Christmas already came a bit early for me this year – this stunning cape from Loft 82 was one beautiful present I got to open early, and already it’s become a fast favourite of mine. I’ve always loved the elegant yet unique silhouette of capes, but with the fur trim, it’s given an additional dash of luxe. Love it so much. If you happen to be in one of the Canadian cities that has a Loft 82, an offshoot of the Oak + Fort family, then make a visit ASAP – every thing in there is covet-worthy.
Well, I’m going to take tomorrow off to fully soak in Christmas, so Merry Christmas in advance! I feel so grateful for all the readers who I’ve had the luck of interacting with and getting to know – you’re all amazing! I hope you have the most incredible Christmas. And hey, if you’re in Vancouver, take a break from your Christmas hangover and come meet me in person at Shoppalu’s pop-up shop at the Chinatown Experiment! I’ll be hosting the launch and would love to meet you in person!
Again, Merry Christmas to you and yours! xo

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  • Reply Naomi at The Occasional Indulgence December 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    And a Merry Christmas to you too! Your cape is stunning! We used to have a very similar tradition until us kids all moved away. Sure do miss our forts! xoxo

  • Reply sweet harvest moon December 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    You look adorable!
    Merry Christmas <3

  • Reply Kimberly December 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    So cute – love the leopard clutch & the pop of color from your shoes! Merry Christmas 🙂

  • Reply Heather December 24, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Hope you and your family have a very merry christmas!! Love your cape, esp love the furry hood. and your hair!


  • Reply Heidi December 24, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    What wonderful traditions! I love still being a 'kid' this time of year! Have a very Merry Christmas! -Heidi

  • Reply McKenna Bleu December 24, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    Happy Holidays love!

  • Reply Carmen December 24, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Great coat and shoes!
    I wish you and your family a merry Christmas 🙂

  • Reply Tyne Swedish December 24, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Your family sounds so adorable! What great traditions! My family has a dinner on christmas eve without fail.


  • Reply JennaStevie December 24, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Aww your Christmas with your family sounds like so much fun!! I love spending time with my siblings on Christmas Eve and being silly and having fun.
    I absolutely LOVE your cape with the fur lined hood, so perfect!

  • Reply Rhea Bue | the secret life of a fashion & beauty blogger December 24, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Gorgeousss!!! 😀 Love this look!! <3

  • Reply Cee December 24, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Merry Christmas, my lovely pal – miss you tons, so I'm sending lots of love your way 🙂
    PS: And you look gorgeous as ever, of course.

  • Reply Manda December 24, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Love those shoes…and cheekbones!

    Merry Christmas,
    Eat Cake

  • Reply Shannon December 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Merry Christmas!!!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas December 24, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Merry Christmas Alexandra! Your traditions sound magical.

    Sue xo

  • Reply Courtney Erin December 25, 2012 at 12:20 am

    I hope you have an amazing Christmas – and that cape/jacket is really stunning!

    Courtney ~

  • Reply Petite Adventures December 25, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Sounds like your family has wonderful traditions!
    Happy Holidays!

    Kate xo

  • Reply Yuriza Astari Rizkyta December 25, 2012 at 8:11 am

    What a Lovely tradition! 🙂

  • Reply paulina siedlecka December 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    love that coat!!


  • Reply Yuliya ♥ December 25, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Très jolies ces photos 🙂

  • Reply Wren KW December 26, 2012 at 4:50 am

    I hope you ate lots of perogies. I didn't get any this year and I'm dating a Ukrainian. I don't know what that's about. Hope you had a marvellous Christmas with your loved ones. And you look stunning as always.

  • Reply Kenzie Lee December 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    This cape is gorgeous! Merry Christmas!!

    X Kenzie

  • Reply Courtney Starr December 27, 2012 at 12:10 am

    You look gorgeous! Love the fur!

    xo, Courtney

  • Reply Kacie December 27, 2012 at 5:00 am

    I love the fur on your coat!

  • Reply gillybeancandyjar December 28, 2012 at 4:23 am

    The cape is definitely stunning! and I am loving your hair! It's great that you had a wonderful Christmas 🙂

  • Reply Cara December 31, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Love this look, the jacket is so cute!
    xo cara

  • Reply ryan August 29, 2013 at 11:14 am

    if it was snowing anyway! become ordained online Nevertheless, the inclusion of snow contributes nicely to the Christmas feel of the poem, bringing Berlin's song "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas" and the dulcet tones of Bing Crosby to mind.

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