All of the Lights

I got an email recently from We Love Wool asking me to contribute to a campaign they’re currently running called Fashion by Feelings.  Basically, instead of tangible inspirations, looks are created and submitted based on the feeling that they elicit.  You can find my look here – there’s some great prizes up for grabs so your votes are much appreciated!

Club Monaco mens cashmere sweater, pearl necklace, H&M skirt & rings,
Aldo booties, vintage eel-skin clutch

I decided to throw a beloved and very-worn mens cashmere sweater together with an itty-bitty sequin skirt – I picked “chic” as my feeling, but looking back I should’ve picked “happy” since that’s what I felt all yesterday (best. day. ever).  Wrote my final exam in the morning, had a mocha, did this shoot, biked through Stanley Park, English Bay, Granville Island, then back over Lions Gate, went to IKEA…it was literally perfect.  It was supposed to rain all day but I think someone tipped Mother Nature off about me finishing my course and she decided to make it sunny for me!  Thanks girlfriend.

Hope you’re all enjoying your Tuesdays!  I’m off to work in a couple of hours but am hoping to finally end my hunt for a great pair of wide-legged, high-waisted jeans beforehand – any suggestions as to where I should look?

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  1. 8.16.11
    Sarah said:

    This sounds like the perfect Vancouver day! Glad you had a good one after your last exam. I hope you got a frozen yogurt at IKEA, too!

  2. 8.16.11
    Naghmeh said:

    That's how you look on the day of your last final? you should see me lol I always look like a zombie.
    You actually look very happy and calm in the photos 🙂 gorgeous look.


  3. 8.16.11
    Leonie said:

    Nice outfit, you styled it very nicely with the sequin skirt 🙂 Where were these pictures taken? It looks beautiful there!
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  4. 8.16.11
    vjm said:

    Great photos, Alex!

    Where abouts is that boardwalk you're on? Is that at North Van?

  5. 8.16.11

    These photos are gorgeous! Of course they wouldn't be without you in them ; ) Congrats on writing your final exam! It must feel soooo good to be done.

  6. 8.16.11

    So gorgeous, love the chunky sweater with that skirt. Sounds like a really great day my dear, congrats on being done your exam 🙂

  7. 8.17.11
    Cee said:

    Congratulations on finishing your course! No wonder you look so radiant and happy in these photos 🙂 I'm so sad that I can't participate in the We Love Wool competition, but I'm so allergic to wool it's painful… I'll just have to cast a vote for all of my favourite ladies instead 😉 And I would vote for that skirt any day, it's amazing. I always love all white, but am far too prone to spilling food to try the same thing myself 🙁 Maybe one day.
    PS: The blue blouse/pink dress swap is officially a deal 😀

  8. 8.17.11

    You looks so beautiful!!! I love your outfit!!

    XOXO, CC

  9. 8.17.11

    where did you take these pics? Love the setting for them. sounds like a productive and fun day – gotta enjoy every last second of the sun as there's only a few more weeks of summer before our rain returns!

  10. 8.17.11

    Echoing everyone else, where did you take these pictures? I don't recognize it! Your cashmere sweater looks sooo soft and comfy 🙂

    xo, alison*elle

  11. 8.17.11
    Laksmono said:

    You alway look stunning!

  12. 8.17.11

    Que guapa!!

  13. 8.17.11

    You look wonderful! I cant believe that’s a mens sweater from CM….is it recent?

  14. 8.17.11

    love oversize sweater with the pearls! so beautiful!

  15. 8.17.11
    Lara said:

    I love your blog 😀
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  16. 8.18.11

    You look beautiful! LOve this outfit- new follower.


  17. 8.18.11

    ooohh that looks so classy! And love that it's a men's sweater but it still looks great!

  18. 8.19.11

    well they nailed it when they involved you doll! and what a perfect title to their campaign, you embody fashion by feeling!!! you are stunning, and i don't think that word could ever be overused when it comes to YOU.

    oh my gosh though, however do you get SO much done in one day? share the secret, i need more than a 60 minute mark within each hour ; ) hope you scored the jean hook-up – happy almost weekend! can't wait to see you next Tuesday. we can discuss possible Bach try-outs then too – ha! xoox ♥

  19. 8.19.11
    Aney said:

    Gorgeous white ensemble! Love the knitted jumper and shoes

  20. 8.19.11
    Cara said:

    Gorgeous outfit Alex, perfect for the We Love Wool Campaign, and these are stunning photos!
    xo Cara

  21. 8.20.11

    I thought I'd already commented on this post, but apparently my comments were kept to myself and not actually typed to you…fail 😛 So, to be far more useful I'd like to say gorgeous outfit! Love your layering of light colours and that you rocked a men's sweater!! Great seeing you last night my darling xo

  22. 8.20.11
    Emilie said:

    awesome look, so romantic 🙂 you look great darling!!


  23. 8.20.11

    Stunning look! The sweater, necklace, skirt, and booties are all pitch-perfect! x

  24. 8.27.11
    QHYAPPLE said:

    you looks like a movie star,who has a sexy lips !!

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  25. 8.27.11

    Love this look. That sweater is so great.

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  26. 11.14.11
    Eloïse said:

    i like your sweater 😉

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