With a Little Luck

Club Monaco skirt, Wilfred blouse, H&M men's sweater & booties,
Rebecca Minkoff bag, vintage belt, ring c/o Social Experiment, TNA scarf

I am having a love affair with this new copper Club Monaco skirt that I picked up yesterday (I was exchanging it for a tank that my sister had gifted me, so thanks older sista!). I am so in love with it in fact that I'm dropping my already-planned New Year's Eve outfit and wearing this skirt instead. It's been getting steadily colder here too with winter almost in full force, so it's definitely time to break out the knitwear and snap up some new finds. Also, my little sister shot these pics for me. I'm so impressed considering she never picked up an SLR before. Ooooh the Grant sisters...they're just filled with great gifts and hidden talents.


As some of you might have heard me say before, I have never once had a good New Year's. Last year was really the pinnacle of them all...let's just say I was in the ER for four hours with blood running down my face, then I got the New Year's gift of stitches. Fun times. I'm hoping this year will be good though. I mean, I'm kind of bound to get a break at some point or another, right? And if, by the way you ever see me in person, ask me to list off all my weird/horrifying NYE's. It's a great story.

Hope all you lovelies are having a great week so far! Any big NYE plans on the horizon?

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  1. Isn't this skirt just the best ever? I've worn mine about a hundred times since I bought it, had one terrible and devastating spill on it, send it to a miracle performing dry cleaner and worn it even more since :) I love that you paired it with your pink Aritzia blouse, I never would have thought to pair them but they're such a natural match, especially with your cosy scarf and sweater combination. Kudos to your little sister for taking these shots, can't believe she'd never used an SLR before - I use one all the time and still couldn't do this well! Hope your NYE is much better this year, my lovely pal. No exciting plans for us - I suspect I'll fall asleep before midnight as usual ;)

  2. tell me the stories, Alex!! beautiful shots. you must be loving your camera. still down for some shots next week? hope you have a wild and happy nye this year! xx


  3. we are going to seattle for the night. romantic! i hope yours is a lot better this year, gf! no blood, ok???



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  5. I love this color combination. This skirt is perfect on you!



  6. That skirt is really pretty, good find! I've been following your blog for a while though I don't think I've ever commented but I am loving that elbow patch sweater and your make up :)

  7. love these shots :)


  8. That skirt is great! I love the color of it and the color combination in your whole outfit!

  9. Love the skirt paired with the pink blouse. I can commiserate on the horrid New Years stories. I used to bartend and one New Years eve a VEEERY drunk girl decided to take punch me in the face. Why? I still have no clue! Hope this year goes better for you!

  10. okay i have to admit I LOVE THAT skirt.
    so amazing and i love all of those earthy colors so pretty on you

    xoxo katlin

  11. I love the colour tones in this outfit. Perfect for a winter day. I can't wait to see you spice it up for New Year's. And I wish you luck on staying safe this year.



  12. I absolutely love this look. I feel you have successfully captured the best elements of Fall, Winter and Spring!

    Thank you so much for visiting my site and for leaving that awesome comment. It was greatly appreciated! I would love to have you as a follower of the Style~ Spotlighted and of course I will gladly return the favor :D Hope to see you very soon.


  13. so pretty! :)


  14. can I borrow your sisters for a bit? i'll give them back I promise.

    I lurrrrrve the elbow patches on that sweater, so awesome.

    Happy New Year! Maybe you should just stay home for your own safety? Just kidding. Have a good one!

    ps. thanks for your last comment :)

    x Niki from A Haute Mess

  15. A lovely day outfit,i like the color of your infinity scarf so much! Xo

  16. Love the skirt! I hope you have the perfect NYE; it sounds like you deserve it after last years! <3

  17. love this look! the colours and all! you look super comfy too ;) X

  18. beautiful!!! love all your post! wish to read more like this during all the 2012!! happy new year honey!!


  19. You look so stunning and I LOVE your new skirt! That's terrible about your NYE history - here's hoping this one is fantastic and not filled with any stitches!

    Have a great Friday and weekend :)

  20. oh dear, i hope you have a great NYE this year!! cheers!

  21. I always feel like NYE is a let down but none of mine have been as disasterous as yours sound!! I hope this year things turn around for you.
    I absolutely love your skirt too, isn't it funny when you have something all planned out and it gets thrown out the window like that? The top is such a great colour with this skirt and I looove your chunky cardigan

  22. I picked up that skirt recently myself. It's gorgeous and you are wearing it with such amazing colors!

    I'll be curious to hear your New Year's story. Last year mine involved the police soooo, needless to say this year I don't even really want to celebrate ;)

    Happy New Years Alex! xo


  23. lovely color combination! :)

    xo, Chesley

  24. Oh, these pics are beautiful - go sis!! And I just love the way that you pair your colours Alex, you always wear such stunning palettes, love!! As for NYE - we are having a small party in our home friends, food & wine, and relaxing by the fireplace. Hope yours is lovely - can't wait to hear all about it!! xo veronika

  25. Love that skirt...and it looks fabulous with the cream sweater & pink! At least you keep things interesting on NYE? But I agree...you are bound to have a good one...so hopefully this is your year :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  26. amazing look!!love your boots!!I hope to have a lovely new year!!


  27. Gosh, all the best with this New Years Eve, hope it's a safe and splendid one without any added drama!
    Thats a gorgeous skirt, the colour alone is so appealing. Your sister has taken some great shots!

  28. NYE is always bad for me, too!! Never winded up in the ER, though. Sorry about that. You look so cozy in this outfit and I do love your skirt. I hope you catch your NYE break this year :)

    Mabel Time

  29. I don't know anyone who enjoys NYE. Too much pressure to have fun. Love your scarf!


  30. lovely outfit! ...and great blog btw!


  31. I love your outfit. The mix of chunky knits is gorgeous!

    My NYE will consist of pajamas, a few close friends, and Chinese delivery. I find the whole holiday to be a bit too much and would rather just relax at home. Haha

  32. I love this sweater! And I hope that you NYE is accident/weird-free this year :)

  33. hello beautiful! this skirt is darling, thanks olda sista! haha :) looking good, babe. and i really hope you have a great new years celebration honey. i hope to come back next year and hear nothing but great stories of you and your night :) take care love i'll talk to you in 2012!!

    love, jamie

  34. interesting story about new year's! i hope this one will be good to you :) and props to your little sis for those great photos!


  35. I adore your outfit from head to toe. That handbag is such a pretty color. Adds such a gorgeous touch to the beautiful, soft colors of your look.

    Happy New Year!


  36. Hello there sweetie! Thanks for the lovely comment over my blog,it means a lot to me!
    Great post, love the outfit and colors of it!
    Happy New Year dear! Wish you a year full of love, surprises and happiness around the ones you love!
    Hope to hear again from you!

    Hope you're having a great day/night!

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    xoxo Kiki

  37. Gorgeous photos here & the outfit is quite pretty. I really do hope this year's new years would turn out to be better than the ones you have experienced so far :c take care of yourself!! I wish you a happy new years and wish you stay safe and sound!

    Jo Bao ♥

  38. The skirt goes well with your boots! =)

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  39. love the skirt as well, and your cardigan is soo cute!! oh and have a great new years eve (this year :p ) xx

  40. Hi Alexandra, Just wishing you a fantastic New Years, may 2012 bring you lots of luck, love, success and happiness. Thanks for being such a wonderful blog friend in 2011. May you continue to entertain us with your fashionable fabulous blog next year!
    Luv, Sam

  41. Thank you for your lovely comment once again on my blog love! Your sister truly does have talent, you look amazing in these pictures. That scarf suits you wonderfully and the skirt-as you said-is to die for! Don't let bad memories destroy your NYE! NYE is the day when everything is possible, and everyone can start new! <3


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  43. love the copper skirt and that dreamy chunky knit cardigan! happy new years!!


  44. Oh my gosh, what a gorgeous look. I am in love with that skirt!

  45. Perfect outfit,you look so gorgeous.. Happy new year dear ;)

  46. I love the color palette of your outfit and all the layering, you look gorgeous! Yikes! The ER? Let's hope this NYE is spent far, far away from a hospital! Happy New Year! xo

  47. beauty Alex! the soft colors really do get a justifiable lift when someone as lovely as you wears them. good call about that skirt, it's fantastic! your sister did a awesome job on those snaps, kudos to her.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR WISHES! now look you, just be careful okay.....if someone wants to bring a dog to the party then you just tell them it ain't a go alright?! if there's a DJ table close by then you move along to the opposite side of the room and enlist some friends to make a buffered barrier around you with a perimeter of no less that 5 meters!!! wishing you only and forever the very best for 2012. rock it out girl, i know you will!!!!! xoox ♥

  48. This outfit is so lovely and so cozy! I also really love the photos and how dreamy they are. I want to hear your NYE stories! That is such a strange thing to have a collection of stories about. NYE is typically a truly boring holiday. I hope yours is a little better this year.

  49. YAY Happy Newyear! I hope you had (or are having) an amazing night! No stitches, blood and all! :-)

    As you can see, I have decided to be a decent blog reader and catch up on all the posts in this new year's night. Gotta do what I gotta do!

    The outfit you're wearing in these pictures is sooo lovely... ohh those pretty colors! Love how you paired up the copper with the pink. Great combo!

  50. That outfit look so comfy, love the knit !!
    You look fabulous
    Happy New Year Dear

    Peace from France

  51. I love this outfit! I really like the pink and orange combo. Plus that knit looks super comfy. You look lovely!



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