January 21, 2013

Club Monaco pants, Michael Kors heels, vintage clutch, cape c/o Loft 82,
J.Crew top, cardigan c/o Banana Republic, Persol sunnies c/o SmartBuyGlasses
Sometimes, it’s the littlest things that can rekindle inspiration. For me, my little sparks of style inspo came from a 2 for 1 special at LUSH for their Emotional Brilliance line: I took their colour therapy spin test and picked out a bright orange and pink (you’ll see the latter make an appearance later this week). I’ve always been a bold lip girl but oranges have always intimidated me, so I was particularly excited to have chosen “Strong,” a perfect fiery orange shade. As soon as I slicked it on, it felt both familiar and exciting…something that both fit seamlessly into my routine but also offered a bit of new inspiration.
Anyway, I really wanted to let the orange pop, so I picked up the warm tone with a touch of red and other than that, kept the visual interest in this look on prints rather than colour. I just rediscovered these slouchy Club Monaco trousers and love their laid-back vibe paired with something more glitzy, like this sequin top.
Mercifully, it’s been way warmer lately, so I not only was able to get away with just a cape on, but I also got to take advantage of the beautiful and milder weather this past weekend by having a really great “staycation” of sorts. Matt and I took the whole weekend off and just relaxed at home, went for runs, took Bailey out for walks and ate. So nice.
Hope you all had an equally nice weekend and are off to a great Monday!

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  • Reply danni January 21, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I love the way you "casualized" the sequin top with your trousers. super chic look lady!

    xo danni

  • Reply Cait Val January 21, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    love this look! from the fur lined cape to the cuffed boyfriend trousers to the pop of orange and the hidden sequin polka dots . . . . ugh . . . want it all!!! you look fantastic! what a way to start a monday 🙂

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

  • Reply Dina Karivalis January 21, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Love that cape and how you paired it with the sparkles! Great look!
    xo Dina

    Sweetest Somethings

  • Reply Alissa January 21, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    I have seen that sequin top before and I LOVE that you took something that can go so evening into something more causal for the day! Not an easy feat I am sure!

  • Reply Heather January 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    LOVE the pop of color! I want that J.Crew top.


  • Reply alison*elle January 21, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I love the Emotional Brilliance line. That lippy looks great on you, Alex! And sounds like you had a lovely weekend!

    xo, alison*elle

  • Reply Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} January 21, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    You look amazing in orange lipstick! I really love how you wore your cape! So pretty!

  • Reply JennaStevie January 21, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I love this look!! That shade of lipstick is absolutely gorgeous on you! Love the cape and your sparkly top
    Staycations are wonderful. I have the day off today and am just going to hit the gym, walk the dog and watch some movies 🙂

  • Reply Melanie Liliana January 21, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    you look gorgeous and that lipstick is amazing! I need to have a staycation! 😉

  • Reply Yuriza Astari Rizkyta January 21, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    You look stunning, love your style!

  • Reply Styleclouds January 21, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    You look amazing!! I love how you styled the sequined top as a day look! Absolutely wonderful! xo, Christina

  • Reply Heidi January 21, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Such a sparkly outfit! I love the red lips on you. So pretty! -Heidi

  • Reply pretty little things January 21, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    that cape looks fabulous on you! xo

  • Reply Lisa January 21, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    I think we have the same lip colours from the Emotional Brilliance line. They're pretty swell, aren't they?

  • Reply Gabrielle January 21, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    that is my favorite outfit of you so far!

    love ittt lady

  • Reply Crazy Style Love January 21, 2013 at 9:27 pm

    What a fabulous combination of pieces! You've styled this perfectly. I'm so in love with that cape too!

    xo Jenny

  • Reply Girl and Closet January 21, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Ah, your weekend sounds right up my alley Alex! And this look is HOT, the pops of red are so beautiful and the silhouette is so fresh, chic & very European to me – which I love! Hope your Monday is grand!! xo

  • Reply LRB January 22, 2013 at 12:32 am

    Gorgeous coat!

  • Reply Candida Maceo January 22, 2013 at 1:10 am

    You are killin it in that lovely lip color. I was totally inspired to dig out some of my favorite oranges and put them in rotation again. Gorgeous cape and I love the shape and style of those pants. They look super comfortable, but polished at as well.

    Candida 😉

  • Reply Wren KW January 22, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend and you look stunning with that lipstick. So glam!

  • Reply LoveCaroline January 22, 2013 at 2:05 am

    Love your outfit! The pants look amazing!


  • Reply Style Isle January 22, 2013 at 5:49 am

    This has got to be one of my fave looks


  • Reply Ramona January 22, 2013 at 6:01 am

    love sequins sparkles. so effortlessly chic!

    xoxo Ra

  • Reply Well... January 22, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Omgsh, that fur trimmed cape is just gorgeous <3

    Trendy Teal

  • Reply Naomi January 22, 2013 at 11:10 am

    I'm a big fan of your grey slacks and pumps, and that gorgeous cape of course!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  • Reply Mounette January 22, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    I love your bag and more your top!

  • Reply Hattitude January 22, 2013 at 5:42 pm

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    wow. this is so great. such professional looking photos. they are just so gorgeous alex! i'm jealous of your milder weather. it is -28 feels like in Toronto today! ah!

    talk soon wild child
    Hattitude Style Blog

  • Reply FASHION SPIKE January 22, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    just fabulous!

  • Reply JennyScribbles January 22, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Such a fabulour cape! I love the fur collar


  • Reply Kacie January 22, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I love the sparkle in this outfit!

  • Reply Heather Coupland January 22, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I love the cape! It's gorgeous!
    I just wanted to say hi and that I am also having the dilemma of law school… or fashion or design school. I went to University on the Island and just started blogging. Love your blog, it's very inspiring. If you have time, check mine out sometime 🙂 It's about fashion, as well as vintage design and accessories.


  • Reply Petite Adventures January 23, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Another fantastic look – the cape/coat is amazing! And I love the pop of orange!

    Kate xo

  • Reply gillybeancandyjar January 24, 2013 at 6:29 am

    I love love LOVE the cape!! And you make Vancouver look like it is warming up… but I still find it super cold haha

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