Style

The Fine Art of Balance

February 7, 2014
To Vogue or Bust in tomboy layers, Obakki jacket, Rachel Roy sweater, Rachel Roy blouse, James Jeans crux skinny jeans, J.Crew Everly heels, vintage bag, Joe Fresh beanie, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, vancouver style, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant

To Vogue or Bust in tomboy layers, Obakki jacket, Rachel Roy sweater, Rachel Roy blouse, James Jeans crux skinny jeans, J.Crew Everly heels, vintage bag, Joe Fresh beanie, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, vancouver style, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant
To Vogue or Bust in tomboy layers, Obakki jacket, Rachel Roy sweater, Rachel Roy blouse, James Jeans crux skinny jeans, J.Crew Everly heels, vintage bag, Joe Fresh beanie, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, vancouver style, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant
To Vogue or Bust in tomboy layers, Obakki jacket, Rachel Roy sweater, Rachel Roy blouse, James Jeans crux skinny jeans, J.Crew Everly heels, vintage bag, Joe Fresh beanie, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, vancouver style, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant
To Vogue or Bust in tomboy layers, Obakki jacket, Rachel Roy sweater, Rachel Roy blouse, James Jeans crux skinny jeans, J.Crew Everly heels, vintage bag, Joe Fresh beanie, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, vancouver style, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant
To Vogue or Bust in tomboy layers, Obakki jacket, Rachel Roy sweater, Rachel Roy blouse, James Jeans crux skinny jeans, J.Crew Everly heels, vintage bag, Joe Fresh beanie, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, vancouver fashion, vancouver style, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant

Obakki jacket, sweater & blouse c/o Rachel Roy, jeans c/o James Jeans,
J.Crew heels, vintage bag, Joe Fresh beanie, ring c/o Brooklyn Designs

I am completely exhausted today because I decided it’d be a brilliant idea to start watching House of Cards at about 9PM last night…fast forward a few hours later and I’m already 1/3 of the way through the first season and completely hooked. I’ve always had no self-control when it comes to series binges (there was the winter of fourth year uni when I watched all six seasons of Lost in 2 months) and I’m afraid this is the beginning of a new one.

Hopefully, I can take some tips from balancing and making the most of my time from the created of my sweater + blouse combo today herself…Rachel Roy! I had the opportunity to send her some questions recently and am so excited to share her answers today! Hope you guys enjoy reading her answers as much as I enjoyed receiving them!


A Q&A With Rachel Roy


With such a packed, on-the-go schedule, how do you 
(if you’re able to) make time for yourself?         

RR: As busy as we get, it’s important to take care of yourself.  If I let my body get run down, it really sets me back both as a mom and in business.  I also make time to exercise and eat healthy.  At times, if I feel that I am under extreme stress, I like to light incense and meditate…just take a moment and breathe.

When you were younger, where would you say your drive 
came from to pursue the astounding career you now have?

My parents always instilled a good work ethic and responsibility in myself and my brother. We were taught to respect and the ability to accept and love others. When you are able to teach your children acceptance and the value of hard work, the future will be brighter for them.

Did you ever have moments along your path in which you 
felt uncertain or doubtful, and if so, how did you overcome 
them in order to achieve your vision?

All the time! We are human and we are the hardest on ourselves than anyone else.  You know yourself at your best and at your weakest moments but the beauty of it is you have the power to choose how to feel and what to do about it.  Give value to the situation, and evaluate how much time and effort you should put towards it.  I love to prioritize and make lists as often as possible.  So when you’re feeling overwhelmed or defeated know you have the power to change it!

Of all the incredible moments you’ve achieved throughout 
your career, are there any in particular that stand out to 
you as your greatest achievements?

My greatest achievement I have to say would be when I won my CFDA award!  Being recognized amongst such talented designers was such an honour.

What is the most unexpected place or person that 
you’ve pulled style inspiration from?

You’ll be surprised!  The most unexpected place I have every pulled style inspiration from are men!  I love looking at old vintage images of Cary Grant and his style, the old pin stripe shirts, tailored suits.  I love to reinvent those looks for the modern woman.

And with that, I’m off for the weekend! I’ll undoubtedly power through the rest of House of Cards and hope to catch up on some sleep too – hope you all have an amazing weekend, and stay away from HOC…you’ll become obsessed and fritter away your weekend too!

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12 Comments

  • Reply Kimberly February 7, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    That fuzzy sweater/jacket is gorgeous – love this look!

    http://www.pennypincherfashion.com

  • Reply amuseume.com February 7, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Whimsical and brilliant layering for the very very cold weather of Vancouver right now! I know you've mentioned that your boyfriend hates this jacket but I luuurves it.
    xx,
    Laina
    http://www.amuseume.wordpress.com

  • Reply Carmen February 7, 2014 at 6:32 pm

    So cool, I love that fluffy jacket!
    xx

  • Reply Hannah February 7, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Love all the layers!
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  • Reply Sasa Zoe February 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Cool outfit! Love your coat<3

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  • Reply Monika Faulkner February 7, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Kudos on the "interview" with Rachel Roy, Alex…she is the perfect role model for all that having a balanced work ethic can bring!! And your fabulously fluffy Obakki jacket makes me envious every time I see it!!

    http://www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

  • Reply mexalex.com February 8, 2014 at 3:18 am

    Love the outfit!!

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  • Reply Natali February 8, 2014 at 6:09 am

    You look so stylish! Great outfit!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • Reply Marisa February 8, 2014 at 6:43 am

    How fun that you got to interview Rachel Roy! Plus your outfit is all sorts of amazing: the furry jacket, beanie and zippered details on your jeans is totally something I'd want to wear. Have fun watching the rest of House of Cards…season 2 starts Feb 14! I'll be binge watching alongside you 😉

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

  • Reply t February 10, 2014 at 6:15 am

    I like the texture of that jacket!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

  • Reply Elena Benito February 10, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Me encanta su look… y su estilo! es realmente impecable!! .

    Besos
    http://www.lifestylebyelebe.com/

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