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April 22, 2013
Vancouver style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears Zara Canada dress, H&M heels, Mary Nichols Laura clutch, Coach studs and Pandora ring.

Vancouver style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears Zara Canada dress, H&M heels, Mary Nichols Laura clutch, Coach studs and Pandora ring.
Vancouver style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears Zara Canada dress, H&M heels, Mary Nichols Laura clutch, Coach studs and Pandora ring.
Vancouver style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears Zara Canada dress, H&M heels, Mary Nichols Laura clutch, Coach studs and Pandora ring.
Vancouver style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears Zara Canada dress, H&M heels, Mary Nichols Laura clutch, Coach studs and Pandora ring.
Vancouver style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears Zara Canada dress, H&M heels, Mary Nichols Laura clutch, Coach studs and Pandora ring.
Vancouver style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears Zara Canada dress, H&M heels, Mary Nichols Laura clutch, Coach studs and Pandora ring.

Dress c/o Zara Canada, H&M heels, clutch c/o Mary Nichols,
ring c/o Pandora, Coach studs

I sat on the Digital Influencers panel at Founders Collective, a recent event celebrating local female entrepreneurs and innovators, this past weekend. While as usual, I have no idea what I even said/if it was anything worth absorbing, I was very inspired by all the amazing advice and insight that the other women had there. As it happens, right before heading over to the event, I’d had coffee with the lovely Jen of her waise choice (who gave me these stunning Coach studs as a birthday gift…of course she has impeccable taste in gifts!) and we were chatting about how when it comes to setting high/lofty goals and really demonstrating a lot of drive, it’s the women in our lives who seem to be really moving forward full-steam.

Of course, I know of tons of guys around my age who are doing incredibly, but it does seem like now more than ever, almost every woman I’m close to has an incredible amount of ambition, innovation and motivation to succeed. It could just be that I’ve been lucky enough to surround myself with inspiring women, but I’m curious…do you feel like there’s been an influx of ambitious women in your life as well?

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29 Comments

  • Reply Demmy April 22, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Love the simplicity of your outfit, so chic. Yeah I've noticed that nowadays women have this ambitious drive to succeed, I really like it. xx

  • Reply Annick April 22, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I don't find there's an influx of ambition women in my life unfortunately. I tend to see mostly men strive for more, career wise. Perhaps it's because my group of friends are mostly content in their jobs, they're not really looking for more? Sounds like it's highly motivating to be surrounded by ambitious women – kind of wish I had more to look up to in my life!

    I love that dress so much on you! It seems so easy to wear! 🙂

  • Reply Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} April 22, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    Lovely dress! I totally agree! While the men around me have ambitions, they don't seem super driven to get there. Maybe it's because men have always gotten a job and it's the norm. But women haven't always worked, so we want to prove to ourselves and the world that we can do this, that we can be ambitious and turn that ambition into a great job!
    ~Sara

  • Reply RoselyC April 22, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    It's so great to watch women taking charge and following their dreams. Women are not settling anymore like they used to. They know what they want and are going after it.

  • Reply Courtney Erin April 22, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    I've been fortunate to always be surrounded by ambitious women and like to think it rubbed off on me in the sense of my personal ambition to pursue my PhD and be successful as an academic — I had a lot of great role models to follow! Unrelatedly, I love that Zara dress, the colour-blocking is great and that blue shade is so pretty.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  • Reply Alissa April 22, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    I am so jealous that you know Jenn. She is so gorgeous and I love her posts! You two ladies have such great style!

  • Reply Kimberly April 22, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I have always loved this colorblocked dress of yours and the bright bag gives it just the right extra kick!

    I agree that I have been fortunate to be surrounded by hard-working & successful women over the last 2 years and I couldn't be more inspired by them!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

  • Reply Smartificial Sweetener April 22, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Love those heels! And yes, women seem to be moving full-steam ahead and no longer letting men dictate what they can and cannot do. Definitely inspiring to see!

    xo
    Erin

  • Reply Lady of Style April 22, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    I like this clear style a lot! Your sandals match perfectly.

    Annette
    Lady of Style
    now on Facebook

  • Reply Stefani April 22, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Chic look! The dress is so pretty!
    xx

  • Reply aiyana jane April 22, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    very inspiring- i have been all about girl power since i was in love with the spice girls at the age of six!
    xo, aiyanajane || http://www.citystylecountrysmile.com

  • Reply Naomi April 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Lovely dress~

    The Occasional Indulgence

  • Reply Andrea Kaplan April 22, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    love the color blocking!

    xo Andrea
    http://www.sophisticatedsass.com

  • Reply JennaStevie April 22, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    What a gorgeous dress, blue is always so stunning on you!! And those earrings! what a wonderful gift 🙂
    I have some pretty ambitious and amazingly hard working female friends and they inspire me everyday
    xJennaD

  • Reply Melanie Liliana April 22, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    I love that dress on you! and of course those heels! And wow what a nice gift!!
    I have a lot of inspiring people in my life but in particular my mom! she is the greatest role model for hard work! She never stops and she never lets go of her positive attitude!

    iambornlippy.blogspot.ca

  • Reply Emma April 22, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    I love colorblock, especially on this flowy dress!

    emmastyleguide.blogspot.com

  • Reply Faith April 22, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    What a gorgeous dress on you!

  • Reply Kacie Ellis April 23, 2013 at 1:13 am

    I'm loving that colorblocked dress!

    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com
    http://www.daisyraeboutique.com

  • Reply beckspick.com April 23, 2013 at 4:29 am

    yay girl power! you look great in your colorblocking dress!

    http://www.beckspick.com

  • Reply Hanna & Christel April 23, 2013 at 6:33 am

    wonderful dress!

    <3

  • Reply Annie April 23, 2013 at 11:05 am

    You look absolutely gorgeous! What a pretty dress, and what fabulous heels. The panel sounds awesome…and cheers to women with ambition 🙂

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

  • Reply Christina Heflin April 23, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    I love this look! A dress like this is always perfect, you can jazz it up with cute heels and a bag, like the ones you have and it looks chic and effortless. That's great to be surrounded by such ambitious women!

    http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Arsh April 23, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Love your outfit, very chic!
    I sure do find a lot of women being ambitious and striving to do more everyday around me too, it could be Vancouver! Makes me feel proud and also makes me want more and do more…
    http://www.my-life-lately.blogspot.ca/

  • Reply Slađi April 23, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Wow im totally in love with this dress!

  • Reply Rebecca Jane April 24, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Love the colour-blocked dress!

  • Reply Lynzy April 24, 2013 at 11:55 am

    That dress looks gorgeous on you! I love the free fit!

    xx L
    http://www.sparklingfootsteps.com

  • Reply Carmen April 24, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    Lovely heels and cool dress 🙂
    xx
    http://www.clothesandcamera.com

  • Reply Elisabeth April 28, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Love the electric blue on you! It's one of my favorite colors right now 🙂 You're lucky to be surrounded by ambitious women, I wish more of my friends would know what to do with their lives.

    xxx
    E from Helsinki
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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