Lemon Twist

Club Monaco skirt, earrings, and bustier,
Sam Edelman shoes, thrifted clutch, bracelet from Mexico 

These photos were taken at Ambleside Beach after what can only be described as a perfect day. I haven't had a proper "day off" in forever, and thankfully, I finally got it in full: a sleep-in in the morning, a run in warm spring air (I even had to strip down to just my tank top at one point...shocking), lunch at my favourite sandwich spot Hubbub, and sharing some cherry-rhubarb cobbler on the sun-drenched patio of the Vancouver Art Gallery Café with my boyfriend.  It was basically all my favourite things lumped into one day.

This Club Monaco skirt is a recent addition into my list of favourite things too...I love how I feel instantly brighter and happier the minute I throw it on.  I've done some serious wardrobe rehauling since my vacation is officially booked now (Puerto Vallarta!!! 27 days!!!!) and currently need as many pretty summer things as possible - I feel like this little yellow number fits the bill nicely.

Hope everyone's having a lovely "hump day" as my friend Caitlin says...is this a common expression by the way?  I think it sounds dirty, she claims it's a totally normal thing to say...either way, it's kind of stuck and it's the only way I can refer to Wednesdays now.  So again, hope you're all having the loveliest of hump days!

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  1. You look absolutely gorgeous! Love this skirt, the color, the length...it's perfect!
    xo Cara

  2. LOVELOVELOVE that skirt! I want it for myself.

    Looking gorge as always.



  3. So gorgeous!!!



  4. Woooh! glad you finally had a proper day off!
    Your outfit is super cute and I love that skirt! It's great!


  5. oh my goodness, this outfit is so, so beautiful! You look absolutely stunning. And that club monaco skirt is to-die-for. I'm a huge fan of the pleated skirt look and it's so refreshing to see it done in this beautiful shade of yellow. Gorgeous!

    Can't wait for Sunday!! xx veronika

  6. Normally I'm pretty familiar when what's in stock at Club Monaco, but somehow I completely missed this lovely yellow skirt! I love tea length skirts, and this one suits you just perfectly. The sparkly earrings and fabulous, too! I would love it if you wore exactly this on Sunday so I can see it in person :)

  7. Adore the soft colors, white the flowy fabric from the skirt, plus your hair look so nice!!!!

  8. Love your outfit! So creamy...Great blog! Follow you)follow me?

  9. The lemon and the muted shade of the bustier make a great combination. You look relaxed and your outfit reflects the feeling. Yes, hump day is a common expression ha ha!!


  10. The colour of the skirt is absolutely gorgeous, I will definitely be stopping by club monaco for that one!

  11. wow this looks great on you! I would never have thought of pairing those shoes with the skirt~ awesomeness :D love the booties esp. xoxo Diana

  12. Wow! I am loving the skirt!

    I think I will have to purchase it from CM. I posted about lemon yellow as well!

    Hope you'll take a look.

  13. And I am glad you a lemon twist Alexandra.
    The colours combination looks so neutral and pretty together
    Lee x

  14. I love the bustier. Very pretty!



  15. I remember your tweet about going to Ambleside, the photos turned out so well! Loooove that CM skirt more than I can describe to you! Pairing it with the bustier and tan wedges..this whole looks is amazing xoxo

  16. That skirt is beautiful! I love the color on you. I don't say 'HUMP day' because I think it sounds dirty, too so I say "HUP day" instead ; )

  17. LOVE this outfit, and the gorgeous setting

  18. Alexandra! I adore your outfit! Especially the yellow pleated skirt from Club Monaco! It just looks so beautiful on you! So glad to hear that you had a wonderfully relaxing day! I wish there are more days like that! Thank you always for such sweet comments! :-) xoxoxoo

  19. It's so cool that you have a whole new wardrobe for Mexico now! H & M has such lovely things for April! Have a great Thursday!xoxoxoo

  20. That Pamera skirt is definitely a classic in the making. It's being responded to so well- you've styled it particularly well, I really like the colour palette you've used for it and the side braid. You look beautiful as usual!

    Have fun on Sunday with the girls!

    P.S. I have to say that I am so glad you finally enlarged the photos on your blog!!! So much better for your outfit posts! :D

  21. wow that outfit is SOOOO pretty!! I love it!

  22. Wow this is so lovely...yet another great post from you haha!! Thank you for your comment on my blog, I am so glad you like menswear mondays..it is a new feature but I am making it go weekly now so keep checking out the blog. I really really love your blog, it is so girly and stylish. Want to follow each other??



  23. beautiful pics and outfit! the colors go so well together

  24. you are the sweetest candy colored sorbet of a girl Alex! beautiful photos and outfit for such a stellar day. love the big sunglasses on you, with your petite features, they look so good!!! gosh i wish i had that dipped in cream complexion, you just glow lady - way to fire all us girls up with insp.

    proper day off sounded like bliss - adore the VAG patio in the warm weather. perfect day, for a perfectly lovely girl. cheers to the upcoming PV holiday too, it'll be all kinds of awesome. hmmm, the hump day thing, i kinda feel the same as you...sounds dirty and don't really use it in verbage ; )

    only 1 more sleep till we see each other!!!!! can't wait to see you and the colorful outfit too. xo ♥

  25. Oh these are absolutely gorgeous! I was actually just at Ambleside on Sat (another perfectly sunny spring day!) but unfortunately didn't have the foresight to wear something as pretty and elegant as your skirt. It's quite lovely, and just reinforces my desire to own a longer length skirt (my minis are shuddering right now!!)

    Glad you got to enjoy a perfect day off! xx

  26. Beautiful outfit!!!!




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