Better Together

January 23, 2013

Wilfred coat c/o Aritzia, jeans c/o Gap Canada, H&M booties, Club Monaco clutch, scarf c/o Little Burgundy,
Persol sunnies c/o SmartBuyGlasses, sweater & bracelet c/o Banana Republic Canada
As ’70s and almost over-the-top retro as it is, I just can’t resist the temptation of wearing purple tones with mustard yellow. I love other retro-esque pairings (mustard and dark green, purple and orange, etc), but I feel like this one is particularly bright and happy for some reason. Something about mustard yellow just goes so beautifully with leopard too, and I’ll take any excuse to work some animal print into a look!

How are you liking the new digs? I’m still getting used to how clean it is compared to the more colourful and busy design beforehand, but I do feel like this really lets the content speak for itself distraction-free. It also just came together so easily…my friend and amazingly talented artist Steffen Quong whipped up that header last year in 2 minutes flat so I already had it at my disposal, and my illustration by Matt’s best friend Max Dunbar (who’s also an insanely good comic book artist) now has a perfect home on my About page. Finally, I loved Pantone’s Spring 2013 picks Grayed Jade and Emerald Green so much already, and it was such a great opportunity to work them in too! Again, let me know if any of you have any difficulties/feedback at all – I want to hear them!

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  • Reply pretty little things January 23, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    loving all the rich bold colors and the leopard clutch to complete the look! xo

  • Reply Naomi January 23, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Fabulous, darling! Love the look and your layout~

    The Occasional Indulgence

  • Reply RoselyC January 23, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    You look great and the clutch complements the outfit perfectly.

  • Reply Faith January 23, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    this color combo is perfection!

    love your outfit!

  • Reply Heather January 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Love the color combo! I'm also loving your lipstick color.


  • Reply Annie January 23, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I LOVE love love this color combo! And that leopard clutch? So perfect!

    The Other Side of Gray

  • Reply Kenzie Lee January 23, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I am always a fan of animal print and I love finding colors that play well with the browns and blacks of leopard. I may need to try out these mustards and oxbloods as well!

    X Kenzie

  • Reply Tyne Swedish January 23, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Girl you are rocking that purple and yellow! I love how some of your tops come all the way down your hands and your jackets/coats stop pre-wist. I don't know why but I find that very cool!


  • Reply kim bim January 23, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    this is so cool, lurvn the leopard clutch, ur combo is excellent

  • Reply Megan January 23, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Loving this layout! Very classic and simple, I like it. It suits your style better 🙂

    And I totally love this color combination. The leopard clutch was the perfect accessory! Also, your hair is getting super long! You look gorgeous.

  • Reply Melanie Liliana January 23, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    this outfit is great! loving that yellow sweater!

  • Reply Kati January 23, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    This is such a ridiculously pretty outfit! Love the sweater!

    Have a lovely day,

  • Reply Estilismo: Stylish love January 23, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Hello beautiful, how much I am delighted to have reached your blog, I love! you have a great style and you're gorgeous.I invite you to that you go through my blog.A kiss from Stylish love

  • Reply Kacie January 23, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    Mustard + Burgundy + Leopard is such a great combo!

  • Reply Kelly January 23, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Alex I love your color combos!

    Off Kelly's Hanger

  • Reply Amy January 23, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    gorgeous, love a good mustard+leopard pairing!

  • Reply Heidi January 23, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    I need to invest in some good mustard pieces! -Heidi

  • Reply JennaStevie January 23, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    This is such a perfect outfit!! I absolutely love mustard and this deep purple colour. Such a perfect colour combination and the pop of leopard is so lovely. You look so stunning, as per usual

  • Reply Kelli January 23, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    I am totally obsessed with this color combination. Absolutely gorgeous pics!

  • Reply Carmen January 23, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    The colour of the coat and yellow look so great together!!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas January 23, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Your site updates are very nice. I'm glad you mentioned the illustration on the About page. It is so cute, and I wouldn't have checked it out if you had not mentioned it today.

    You are rockin' your colours as usual. When I see these colours elsewhere, I think, Oh those are Alexandra colours. You do wear them so well.

  • Reply alison*elle January 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

    Gorgeous as always, Alex! Plus I am loving the site re-design. It's very clean and east to navigate!

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply Prairie Girl in the City January 23, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    I LOVE mustard yellow! I'm such a fan of those kinds of colours…chartreuse is another fave of mine. The new site design looks great!

    Jen xo

  • Reply Menos es más January 23, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    oh me encanta tu estilo, me encantaria que nos siguieramos!!!!
    voy a seguir cotilleandote los looks!

  • Reply Annaïs January 23, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    I love to wear my scarf like you ! It's so comfy and trendy at the same time ! Perfect for this winter !


  • Reply Claudia January 23, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    i love the lips and I love the yellow! Looking fabulous as always xx

  • Reply Sam January 23, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    Hi Alexandra! How have you been? I love the beautiful shadings in your chic outfit, you've accessorized with such finesses!

  • Reply HeartsAndCrosses January 23, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    You look gorgeous, love the coat and the lipstick!


  • Reply January 24, 2013 at 1:09 am

    These photos are absolutely gorgeous, and I just love the colors together! Feel like I could never pull those off. The leopard clutch is such a perfect touch too!
    xx, Emily

  • Reply Ramona January 24, 2013 at 1:17 am

    Alexandra I love love love this look! the colour combo couldn't be more gorgeous!

    xoxo Ra

  • Reply Jamie Lynn Fleetwood January 24, 2013 at 1:20 am

    I love the little touch of cheetah print! Just adds that little bit of spice of naughty and nice! xo

  • Reply Just Another Shopaholic January 24, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Super pretty as always girl!!

  • Reply Adventures in Fashion January 24, 2013 at 2:34 am

    You look amazing here, I'm totally picking up what you're putting down… And the new blog design! So fresh! Love it all 🙂

  • Reply jo January 24, 2013 at 7:48 pm

    I really LOVE your scarf!

    xo Jo

  • Reply Petite Adventures January 25, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Love this colour combination – the purple really makes the mustard pop!

    Kate xo

  • Reply Kiara Johnson January 29, 2013 at 11:03 am

    You are a beauty.I love your outfit

    Stiletto High Heels

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