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April 17, 2013
Style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears James Jeans coated Twiggy skinnies, Left on Houston cardigan, Club Monaco T-shirt, Mary Nichols Laura clutch, Joe Fresh heels

Style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears James Jeans coated Twiggy skinnies, Left on Houston cardigan, Club Monaco T-shirt, Mary Nichols Laura clutch, Joe Fresh heels
Style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears James Jeans coated Twiggy skinnies, Left on Houston cardigan, Club Monaco T-shirt, Mary Nichols Laura clutch, Joe Fresh heels
Style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears James Jeans coated Twiggy skinnies, Left on Houston cardigan, Club Monaco T-shirt, Mary Nichols Laura clutch, Joe Fresh heels
Style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears James Jeans coated Twiggy skinnies, Left on Houston cardigan, Club Monaco T-shirt, Mary Nichols Laura clutch, Joe Fresh heels
Style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears James Jeans coated Twiggy skinnies, Left on Houston cardigan, Club Monaco T-shirt, Mary Nichols Laura clutch, Joe Fresh heels
Style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears James Jeans coated Twiggy skinnies, Left on Houston cardigan, Club Monaco T-shirt, Mary Nichols Laura clutch, Joe Fresh heels
Style blogger Alexandra Grant of To Vogue or Bust wears James Jeans coated Twiggy skinnies, Left on Houston cardigan, Club Monaco T-shirt, Mary Nichols Laura clutch, Joe Fresh heels

Cardigan c/o Left on Houston, jeans c/o James Jeans, Club Monaco T-shirt,
clutch c/o Mary Nichols, long necklace c/o Keltie Leanne Designs,
short necklace c/o Brooklyn Designs, heels c/o Joe Fresh

Taking some time to cut back on posting in order to lead a more balanced life has already begun to reap some rewards – some perks have been expected (I feel more relaxed and am sleeping more) while others I wasn’t anticipating (taking the time off has opened my eyes to a whole task list that I must have buried deep in my memory…like my press page….I really should actually get that up and running soon).
This extra time for reflection has me thinking: is it better to post more frequently and to get more content out, or does it make more sense to scale back and focus on housekeeping, leading to a more tightly run and functional site? Obviously, I’m leaning more towards the latter these days, but I’m curious…do you tend to gravitate towards blogs that are really just beautiful sites, or would you rather a blog that’s maybe slightly less “pretty” design- and functionality-wise but that produces tons of great content? 
Anyway, thanks to my much rehabilitated sleep schedule, I’m all for doing less but doing it better lately, but that hasn’t always been my philosophy and I’m curious if my opinion will change down the road again. 
One thing I can be certain of: I love Left on Houston sweaters. This is the third sweater I’ve featured by the Canadian brand (see the other two here and here) and the love affair is still going strong. Though Vancouver is the mildest city out of all of Canada’s major cities temperature-wise , it’s still downright chilly most spring days. A little lightweight number like this is a necessity – the fact that it’s stylish as well as practical is just an added bonus!

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24 Comments

  • Reply Alissa April 17, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I tend to go for great content. I really don't like it when a blog is super awesome but never posts any content, just pretty photos. I like getting to know the person.

  • Reply Beauty Follower April 17, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Beautiful cardigan dear!
    Your necklaces are so lovely 🙂

  • Reply Emma April 17, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Cute sweater! I have so many with the similar style.

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  • Reply JennaStevie April 17, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    This sweater is so gorgeous, and looks incredibly cozy! Love this casual look, such a perfect combination. And it's awesome that you're feeling more relaxed!
    xJennaD

  • Reply Manda April 17, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    This outfit looks so comfortable & still chic.
    The color of the top is wonderous 🙂

    Love,
    Manda from Eat Cake

  • Reply Kimberly April 17, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Love the colorful stripes & your hair looks so pretty here!

    I am definitely more drawn to blogs that are clean, uncluttered & easy to navigate/well laid out. However, what keeps me going back to a site again & again is the content. 🙂

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

  • Reply Annick April 17, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I think I tend to gravitate towards sites that are simple, but have great photography and content. A lot like yours really. I don't tend to enjoy site that have too much ads/sidebar/color/patterns going on. Simplicity works best in my opinion.

    Love the slouchy cardigan. I need to get myself one that isn't black!

    Bold Subtlety

  • Reply Amy April 17, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    how is it that you always have the coziest (yet sylish) cardigans? Love it!
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  • Reply Andrea Kaplan April 17, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    love that sweater!!

    xo Andrea
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  • Reply Ramona April 17, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    as always Alexandra you look wonderful. I love that blush color Tee and you have paired it lovely.

    xoxo Ra

    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie

  • Reply Christina Heflin April 17, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I prefer great content for sure. That cardigan is gorgeous, I am in love with the way you styled it.

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  • Reply Shannon Hearts April 17, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I love that cardi!
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  • Reply Naomi April 18, 2013 at 1:35 am

    We used to have a sailboat and the main sail had stripes like those! Miss those days~

    The Occasional Indulgence

  • Reply Just Another Shopaholic April 18, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Great cardigan girl!

  • Reply Terry Duna Kim April 18, 2013 at 5:33 am

    wow you're such a model! loving those necklaces.

    -terry
    terrydunakim.blogspot.com
    Love Me to Pieces

  • Reply Marisa April 18, 2013 at 6:23 am

    Your hair is just so incredibly pretty here! And I can see why you're a fan of these Left on Houston sweaters, this one is particularly gorgeous. As for blogging, I think there needs to be a balance. I appreciate a beautifully designed site but if the content isn't great then there's nothing to keep me around. It's the same the other way around, because if a site doesn't look good or function then I'll dislike visiting. I think it's great that you've decided to scale back and focus on yourself outside of the blog, as well as to work on some things that need updating on TVOB. Sometimes less is more!

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

  • Reply Caroline M April 18, 2013 at 7:17 am

    I go for great content, but it doesn't have to be 'tons' (how are you defining 'tons'?). One or two posts a week is enough to keep me checking back.

  • Reply Mounette April 18, 2013 at 11:55 am

    I like your cardigan my sweety!
    Thanks for your coment on my blog!
    Kiss and hope read you soon
    Aurélie
    http://www.lespetitesbullesdemavie.blogspot.com

  • Reply Arsh April 18, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I would agree with the latter choice too! As they say "less is more!" Love your cardigan bytheway!

    http://www.my-life-lately.blogspot.ca/

  • Reply FASHION TALES April 18, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    I read loads of diverse blogs, some just inspirational sites that are beautiful, although the blogs that are my favourite tend to have simple design, but great content! I like the stripes on the cardigan, it's very unique. You look gorgeous hun. xx/Madison

  • Reply Kacie Ellis April 18, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    I love the stripes on the bottom of your cardi!

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  • Reply Hanni April 21, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Love your hair and that lip-color together.

  • Reply Faith April 22, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    What a fabulous look! I love everything about it!

  • Reply William Robin October 13, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    All pictures are beautiful. Thanks for doing this awesome giveaway! I would use the money to buy something super cute for fall like a Dresses or something! See More

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