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Stripes by the Seaside

February 18, 2014
To Vogue or Bust in Oak + Fort black coat, Forever 21 striped shirt, James Jeans moto skinny jeans, Sole Society Carolyn boots, Zara knit scarf, vancouver style, vancouver fashion, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant

To Vogue or Bust in Oak + Fort black coat, Forever 21 striped shirt, James Jeans moto skinny jeans, Sole Society Carolyn boots, Zara knit scarf, vancouver style, vancouver fashion, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant
To Vogue or Bust in Oak + Fort black coat, Forever 21 striped shirt, James Jeans moto skinny jeans, Sole Society Carolyn boots, Zara knit scarf, vancouver style, vancouver fashion, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant
To Vogue or Bust in Oak + Fort black coat, Forever 21 striped shirt, James Jeans moto skinny jeans, Sole Society Carolyn boots, Zara knit scarf, vancouver style, vancouver fashion, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant
To Vogue or Bust in Oak + Fort black coat, Forever 21 striped shirt, James Jeans moto skinny jeans, Sole Society Carolyn boots, Zara knit scarf, vancouver style, vancouver fashion, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant
To Vogue or Bust in Oak + Fort black coat, Forever 21 striped shirt, James Jeans moto skinny jeans, Sole Society Carolyn boots, Zara knit scarf, vancouver style, vancouver fashion, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant
To Vogue or Bust in Oak + Fort black coat, Forever 21 striped shirt, James Jeans moto skinny jeans, Sole Society Carolyn boots, Zara knit scarf, vancouver style, vancouver fashion, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant
To Vogue or Bust in Oak + Fort black coat, Forever 21 striped shirt, James Jeans moto skinny jeans, Sole Society Carolyn boots, Zara knit scarf, vancouver style, vancouver fashion, vancouver style blog, vancouver fashion blog, canadian fashion blog, alexandra grant
Oak + Fort coat, Forever 21 shirt, Zara scarf,
boots c/o Sole Society, jeans c/o James Jeans, ring c/o Pandora
Sometimes, style doesn’t exactly need to be aspirational or involve a lot of work. Don’t get me wrong – I love standing in front of my closet and piecing together different looks. It’s actually my favourite destress activity out there, and if I ever get an actual block of spare time, I can easily play around in there for hours.
But if I’m going to the cabin, running a few errands or am simply going through a bit of a style inspo rut, it’s nice to know I have a few dependable staples that I can simply throw together without a second thought. I can rest assured knowing that while they might not make for the most exciting outfit, they will still look stylish, pulled together and (most importantly) appropriate. Cabin life by the sea like our place on the Sunshine Coast is all about drinking beer steadily throughout the day, watching Harry Potter marathons and going for long walks. Oh, and eating. Needless to say, if we’re stepping out for any reason (like headed off to eat more at Lund in these snaps), I’m only willing to replace my pyjamas with something that’s still relatively cozy.
For years, my staples have been:
A striped top
Riding boots or ballet flats
Skinny jeans (James Jeans, always)
A chunky scarf that can double as a blanket
A strong coat with clean lines

Oh, and eyeliner and/or a red lipstick. What do you count as your style staples?

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11 Comments

  • Reply Natali February 18, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    Perfect coat and boots! You look great!

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  • Reply Rona Shainer February 18, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Perfect combination, love your style!

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  • Reply RoselyC February 18, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    I think my staples are a basic tee usually gray, comfy jeans and converse. They don't look as put together as your outfit but then again I don't really mind as long as i am comfortable.

  • Reply Olivia Law February 18, 2014 at 4:01 pm

    This is so gorgeous! I love your scarf xo

  • Reply Rebecca Jane February 18, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    It's true – it is nice to have a few stylish staples to work with when you want to focus on experiencing and relaxing.

  • Reply Monika Faulkner February 18, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    The moto detail of your jeans is so cool, Alex…I love them!! And talk about the perfect winter beach-combing outfit; you look toasty warm and comfortable, but still the epitome of "west coast chic!!" I'm not a flats kind of girl (aside from sandals, I only have one pair!) but jeans and a tank top – plus or minus a sweater – has been my sartorial comfort zone for years!!

    http://www.StyleIsMyPudding.com

  • Reply Anonymous February 18, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Sorry – what does "the cabin" mean here: the so named restaurant, another anyhow special location in greater Vancouver, or what?

    Greetings from nearby Frankfurt, Germany
    Peter

  • Reply Katie Hagan February 19, 2014 at 12:43 am

    Love how the neutrals in your outfit are able to pop against the bare background

    TOILEDEJEAN

  • Reply kamal February 19, 2014 at 9:31 am

    Outstanding stuff. Thanks a lot for sharing! 🙂

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  • Reply Elena Benito February 19, 2014 at 11:07 am

    wooow! que fotos tan bonitas… te ves realmente bien con ese look!. Estupenda!

    besos
    http://www.lifestylebyelebe.com/

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