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Style Resolutions

January 7, 2014
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, alexandra grant, canadian fashion blog, j.crew embellished sweater, club monaco leopard clutch, club monaco toque, club monaco pleated skirt, massimo dutti booties, persol sunglasses, winter style, crystals for daytime, forever 21 jacket

to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, alexandra grant, canadian fashion blog, j.crew embellished sweater, club monaco leopard clutch, club monaco toque, club monaco pleated skirt, massimo dutti booties, persol sunglasses, winter style, crystals for daytime, forever 21 jacket
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, alexandra grant, canadian fashion blog, j.crew embellished sweater, club monaco leopard clutch, club monaco toque, club monaco pleated skirt, massimo dutti booties, persol sunglasses, winter style, crystals for daytime, forever 21 jacket
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, alexandra grant, canadian fashion blog, j.crew embellished sweater, club monaco leopard clutch, club monaco toque, club monaco pleated skirt, massimo dutti booties, persol sunglasses, winter style, crystals for daytime, forever 21 jacket
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, alexandra grant, canadian fashion blog, j.crew embellished sweater, club monaco leopard clutch, club monaco toque, club monaco pleated skirt, massimo dutti booties, persol sunglasses, winter style, crystals for daytime, forever 21 jacket
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, alexandra grant, canadian fashion blog, j.crew embellished sweater, club monaco leopard clutch, club monaco toque, club monaco pleated skirt, massimo dutti booties, persol sunglasses, winter style, crystals for daytime, forever 21 jacket
to vogue or bust, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, alexandra grant, canadian fashion blog, j.crew embellished sweater, club monaco leopard clutch, club monaco toque, club monaco pleated skirt, massimo dutti booties, persol sunglasses, winter style, crystals for daytime, forever 21 jacket

Club Monaco skirt, clutch & hat, booties c/o Massimo Dutti,
J.Crew sweater, Forever 21 jacket, ring c/o Social Experiment,
Persol sunnies c/o SmartBuyGlasses

For years, my closet was largely filled with pretty but impractical pieces: vintage lace dresses, sequin skirts, random thrift store finds bought on impulse, etc. Recognizing this a couple years ago, I made it my goal to start buying practical pieces…things that I could wear day in, day out. Well, I ended up accomplishing my goal and then some – I have piles upon piles of great staple pieces, but when it comes to my daytime looks, I’ve felt like those special, stand-out items have been lacking.
Along with the rest of FASHION Magazine‘s Style Panel, I’m sharing my resolution of incorporating my more unique pieces (like this J.Crew sweater, also worn here and here) more often. I think it’s all about the balance – for every three basic T-shirts or sweaters bought, I’m now allowing myself to indulge in a completely impractical purchase. As long as you have a solid roster of staples, fusing in the more show-stopper items is a cinch.
On another note, thank you for the kind words of encouragement on yesterday’s post! Happy to report that I’m already feeling a bit better after even a couple days of sticking to my hypoallergenic diet, which makes me feel stupid for being so resistant to it for so long. But as anyone who’s gone through trying to diagnose and treat always-evasive gut issues can probably attest to, after months of being strict and trying to treat myself properly with little to no improvement, I just got fed up and gave up…it gets exhausting and super frustrating to try to control something that has yet to be diagnosed properly. If my inbox is anything to go off of though, I’m not the only one who’s gone through this! As always, if you’re into hearing more about health, be it recipes, fitness tips, etc., don’t hesitate to let me know in the comments! Working on a fitness post for this month, excited to share it soon!

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20 Comments

  • Reply Olivia Law January 7, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    This is absolutely gorgeous, this colour palate suits you perfectly! I love your clutch xo

  • Reply Kimberly January 7, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Love this outfit so much – one of my favorites of yours so far! Perfect mix of colors & textures 🙂

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

  • Reply Emily January 7, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    I absolutely love this outfit! The clutch really seems to pull the whole thing together. The gorgeous backdrop helps too 🙂

  • Reply Megan Montgomery January 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Great sweater – love the rhinestone detailing!

    Megan
    budgetfashion101.blogspot.ca

  • Reply Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} January 7, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    This outfit is so lovely!! The colors together are perfect!
    ~Sara

  • Reply Tessa and Scarlett January 7, 2014 at 6:41 pm

    Love the sweater, and great outfit!

    tessaandscarlett.blogspot.ca

  • Reply Mary Mar January 7, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    This look is amazing! I love it and it suites you so well!! Perfect colors!!

  • Reply JennaStevie January 7, 2014 at 10:23 pm

    This is seriously one of my favourite looks from you ever, that sweater is such a gorgeous piece, it looks perfect with the brown leather jacket. I've definitely been trying to find more versatile things to rework in as many ways as possible. Gorgeous photos!!
    xJennaD

  • Reply dana dimitras January 7, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Lovely look! I like your bag 🙂

    http://danadimitras.blogspot.it/

  • Reply Kacie Ellis January 8, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Your sweater is gorgeous!

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

  • Reply Monika Faulkner January 8, 2014 at 7:23 am

    Tone on tone on tone…and then the "pop!" of that rhinestone-embellished sweater!! Not to mention your leopard clutch!! Lovely!!

    http://www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

  • Reply Hannah Brukharden January 8, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    You look amazing , the jacket is great , love it !

    http://www.gloria-agostina.com

    http://www.facebook.com/GloriaAgostina

  • Reply Kate January 8, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I love that sweater! So pretty! And I struggle with that balance all the time… my closet is filled with dresses that aren't really practical for anything – they are too fancy for work, but when it comes to a night out, they feel too formal. I guess I am drawn to like… wedding guest attire… when I'm out shopping! Ha! So silly! I really, REALLY need to focus on both basics AND fun yet wearable pieces.

  • Reply Emma O'Farrell January 9, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    I love this look! Please get in touch with me emma.ofarrell@straywave.com as I am from Ireland but am researching fashion stylists etc in Vancouver…

  • Reply Viève January 9, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Absolutely love this! I need to find myself a lovely statement/jewelled sweater! xx Viève

  • Reply Stephanie Koch January 10, 2014 at 5:23 am

    Thanks for sharing! I love this sweater; although I would have a hard time being convinced to buy it because I too love my boyish pieces so much! I think its great to try and balance yourself though so good for you, you look great either way!
    Steffi
    http://inherited-jeans.blogspot.ca

  • Reply Fashionpreneur, Encircled January 11, 2014 at 2:42 am

    Super cute outfit! I've been told that I have a lot of unique pieces and never know how to style them. This is encouraging me to give it a try!
    Kristi
    http://www.encircled.ca

  • Reply Teodora J. February 7, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Totally in love with this combination!

    Kisses,
    Teodora
    http://e-befashion.blogspot.com/

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