In the Evening Sun

Club Monaco skirt, H&M sweater and necklace, 
Twenty8Twelve leather jacket,bro’s oxford shirt, Rebecca Minkoff bag, 
fingerless gloves c/o Lost & Found, Sam Edelman booties 

Matt and I’s quick decision to get out of town for our anniversary was a great one. We had such an amazing time relaxing at the cabin, spending our days walking around some of my favourite places on the Sunshine Coast and eating our way through all the cute little cafés and restaurants dotting the waterfront. Though we still have four days to go until our actual anniversary, it was the perfect way to celebrate four years together (craziness), even if it was a bit early. Considering the fact that I used to consider myself a commitment phobe, four years out of our relatively short lives have surprisingly flown by without me even realizing it (and I think the commitment phobia flew out the window awhile ago as well). I’m going to go ahead and assume that’s a good thing.

The one thing about the weekend that did not go well was us canoeing for the first time together. I guess I’m used to canoeing with someone like my sister who’s more equal to me in terms of strength, because the minute Matt decided to start paddling, we spent about fifteen minutes going in circles. The couple going for a sunset walk on the beach probably really enjoyed me freaking out in the middle of the ocean as our canoe tipped precariously from one side to the other, again and again and again and again.

Word from the wise: no matter how much you weight lift, if your boyfriend is about twice your size…just stay away from canoes. No one wins in this situation…unless you get to just sit and drink beer while he does all the paddling, which is what we decided on after we scared the couple off the beach. Win-win!

Hope you lovelies had a great weekend too!

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  1. 2.20.12
    Jen said:

    <3 the pictures and the sweater! You look fab!

  2. 2.20.12

    sounds like a great little get away!! love the colors in these photos … so pretty!

  3. 2.20.12

    This sounds like an amazing getaway and the perfect thing to do for your 4 year anniversary (Congrats!!). I love the layering you have going on here, the sweater and collard top are perfect with this skirt and leather jacket. These photos are so incredible too!

  4. 2.20.12
    Jen said:

    Hahaha! Your canoe experience totally reminds me of when David and I went tandem biking together. That did not go well and I definitely had a freak out that was probably reminiscent of what happened to you on the lake 😉 regardless, happy 4th year to you at Matt! That is quite an achievement and I wish you two many more joyful years together. Your outfit is so lovely too- I love the unconventional layering you've done and you always look so good in earthy tones. Thanks for the extra ideas on how to style the Angela!

    Have a great week lovely!

  5. 2.20.12
    Sole said:

    lovely outfit, the layers are great! sounds like a great anniversary!


  6. 2.20.12

    Great look! Love the way you layered!

  7. 2.20.12
    Bonnie said:

    Congratulations on the four-year anniversary! Mr. A and I are halfway there. Haha. I love how you layered this outfit. It's super cute and really works on you.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  8. 2.20.12
    lisa said:

    Happy belated anniversary! In spite of the canoeing fiasco, your mini getaway sounds like it was quite bliss-filled.

  9. 2.20.12
    Carmen said:

    I love the layering in this outfit 🙂

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  11. 2.20.12

    My dear Alexandra love the creative layering of your inspired look today and the oversized shirt poking out of the chunky knit! Gorgeous!

  12. 2.20.12
    MizzJ said:

    Aww happy anniversary! It's definitely a good thing I think if you don't notice the time.. me and Mr. Artist were just commenting on that to each other as well with our relationship!

  13. 2.20.12

    love ur outfit!!
    i follow u!! follow each other??

  14. 2.20.12

    So prefect!

    Love the layering, looks cozy and chic

  15. 2.20.12

    Congrats on your anniversary! 🙂 I love the layering and that necklace. And good tip on canoeing, I'll have to keep that in mind! haha

    <3 Kelly

    PS, I also just launched my new site and blog, I'd love to get your feedback on it! 🙂

  16. 2.20.12
    two birds said:

    Happy Anniversary! Your getaway sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate! And drinking beer while Matt does all the canoeing work sounds perfect! That's exactly what I would want to do. This outfit is gorgeous. The booties are fab and I love that the jacket toughens up the whole look a bit!

  17. 2.20.12
    Marisa said:

    Happy Four Years! Sounds like a perfect getaway, even with the canoe incident 🙂 Congrats also on your feature on the B-Insider!!!


  18. 2.21.12
    Anca said:

    You look so beautiful, I love the sweater.
    My lovely and I are also going on four years and I would have to agree that time has flown by.
    Congrats though and many more happy ones to come. You know what they say…time flies when you're having fun 😀

    Coralista's Blog

  19. 2.21.12
    Ashley said:

    This look is perfection! You did a great job at capturing the sunlight in these photos! ~XX

  20. 2.21.12
    Well... said:

    Hahaha! Your story at the end about canoeing had me giggling. Now that's funny!
    Love this outfit, your shorts and layered look is beautiful <3
    Such effortless style you have!

  21. 2.21.12

    I love the layering here Alexandra! And the lighting in these photos is gorgeous! Sounds like you had a nice anniversary! Time sure flies hey? I've been with my boyfriend for almost 6 years and it seems like we met just yesterday!

  22. 2.21.12
    kira said:

    I love with this look! Especially the shoes. To die for

    love from canada

  23. 2.21.12
    lucia m said:
    • 2.21.12

      Love all the layers, sooo good. Also, you have such a lovely smile.


  24. 2.21.12
    Kelly said:

    You're definitely making me wish for warmer weather here in San Francisco! I love the layers – but the skirt is my favorite!


  25. 2.21.12
    Cee said:

    I am seriously in love with all the different ways that you've worn our skirt, pally- it's given me so much inspiration for how to restyle mine 🙂 Sounds like you and Matt had a lovely (pre-)anniversary celebration, apart from the canoeing. Since I will never, ever get into a boat, with or without Ian, I will just have to take your word for the paddling in circles part. Hope your week is off to a fabulous start – can't wait to see your beautiful face on Saturday!

  26. 2.21.12

    Yes, I'm all for the guys doing all the canoe paddling! I can imagine this funny sight with you two in the canoe. Your weekends always sound so fun and adventurous! These photos are incredible!

  27. 2.21.12
    Liv said:

    Beautiful soft light on this shoot. Love you in that rust colour too. lol sorry about your bad canoeing experience w/the BF and glad you guys didn't tip over!

    Saw your feature on The Bay's blog – congrats! And thx for your kind words about the Flare feature – I was surprised by it since I don't blog very much and certainly not as much as the other ladies there!

    Maui: if you like nice consistent 3-5 fts that are easy to catch, and long rides, check out the reef break at ukumehame beach. I think it's called thousand peaks or something. No crowds but watch the reef if you bail. Lahaina is good for beginners but can be super crowded and full of beginners. Head to Paia only if you know what you're doing. Launiupoko beach park is nice for longboards/mini-mals. Avoid north west breaks – heard they're sharky. Let me know how it goes!!!

  28. 2.21.12

    Sounds like a fun getaway. Con congratulations on 4 whole years! Your outfit is great. I love the booties.


  29. 2.21.12

    You made me laugh when you explained how very frustrating canoeing can be when you are with someone of unequal strength. I have had exactly the same experience. However, I was out in the ocean during a cyclone weather warning. So I freaked out when it took so long to come back to shore! Your outfit is so cute and I love your cropped sweater!
    Glad you were able to get away! By the way, happy anniversary!
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  30. 2.21.12
    Jackie said:

    That outfit is so pretty! Congrats on your anniversary!! 🙂

  31. 2.21.12
    Jo said:

    Ohh, the layers in your outfit are truly a dream! <3 I love love love your collar peeking out from the sweater! So gorgeous!

    Lost in the Haze: Fashion Blog

  32. 2.21.12

    Love the jacket! Amazing pics


  33. 2.21.12
    Mica said:

    Love everything about this look! You layer it beautifully! 🙂

  34. 2.21.12
    jamie said:

    happy anniversary, babe! congrats! ive been with marc for almost 7 years now and yes.. it flew by! i wish you two so much love and many many many more years to come! and omg its so darn awesome that you were a hair model! i mean, easy to believe because you are drop dead gorgeous 🙂 whatever you plan to do with your hair, i know you'll look amaaazing! ive been off blogger for a few days so i hope that you are doing well darling face!

    im off to watch gossip girl. lol. muah!!
    love, jamie

  35. 2.21.12
    Heather said:

    I absolutely love this casually layered look – so beautiful!


  36. 2.21.12
    Alexa said:

    great outfit! I love the layering!

  37. 2.21.12

    Beautiful look ! And congrats on you fourth anniversary !

    And no Canoes for me too !

    xoxo from Japan

  38. 2.21.12

    your look is very interesting….i like this…congrats for this blog.
    sara cessione from Italy

  39. 2.21.12
    Heather said:

    Happy Anniversary!! My bf and I are also celebrating 4 years together! Time flies for sure! Lovely photos and love your layered look!

  40. 2.21.12

    Congratssssss! 4 years is a lot!!!!
    And i´ll take your advice about canoing hahahaha. It´s good to know taht. Who knows when life would surpise you with a canoa trip.

    Have a great week.

  41. 2.21.12

    i love the burnt sienna skirt contrasted with the emerald green purse!

  42. 2.21.12
    Gabriele said:

    I love your outfit, especially the skirt! Great pictures! Oh and the canoeing story cracked me up, it must of been fun! 😀
    Much love, Gabriele.xx

  43. 2.21.12
    Cara said:

    great layers Alex, and I love the lighting in these shots, so pretty!
    xo Cara

  44. 2.21.12

    You look awesome, love that skirt!

  45. 2.21.12
    two birds said:

    PS Sea Biscuit is a horse.

  46. 2.21.12

    Great outfit babe ♥

  47. 2.21.12

    Lovely layering! I tried to go canoeing with my boyfriend once & it did not end well, haha! <3

  48. 2.21.12
    Melina said:

    I just discovered your blog through the Eternal Optimist! wonderful outfit! I love the different layers.

    by the way, congrats on four years! My boyfriend and I also escaped this weekend to celebrate our 3 year anniversary….but the days flew by too quickly… (I'm sure you can relate!)

    The Caffeinated Closet

  49. 2.21.12

    Love the layering here. The sun and your lip color just make these photos so beautiful!


  50. 2.21.12

    lovely look and amazing pics!!

  51. 2.21.12

    Love this look, the necklace, the light…

  52. 2.21.12

    I love your outfit. You look really beautiful , i love the necklace.

    A chic kiss 😉

  53. 2.21.12
    Jules said:

    Loving the button-up under the cropped sweater! Cute!

  54. 2.21.12

    you are so beautiful girl, as always! loving the use of light. and this really makes me want to head to the water!!
    xo TJ

  55. 2.21.12

    Lovely outfit, I love your bag! <3

  56. 2.21.12

    I totally saw some statues in Urban Outfitters two months ago dressed exactly like this just with a bit more color. I liked it so much, I took a photo, but I've never found the right sweater. Which is to say this look is beautiful! And your canoing experience sounds exactly like mine. I kind of freaked out and didn't understand what I was supposed to be doing.

  57. 2.22.12
    Analisa said:

    The layering of your outfit is so gorgeous! I love the sweater over the shirt and the color of of that skirt!

    By the way, thank you SO much for your comment! I wish I was a stylist.. I'm actually majoring in fashion merchandising right now and that's one of the things I want to do 🙂

  58. 2.22.12
    Hannah said:

    This outfit is so so gorgeous! I love all the layering!

    xo, H

  59. 2.22.12

    AWWW happy anniversary! I will be celebrating 4 years (1 married) in April. It is crazy how fast those 4 years have gone. Also I am obsessed with effortlessness of this whole outfit. Perfection. xxPam

  60. 2.22.12
    Squared said:

    love this look <3

  61. 2.22.12
    Leonie said:

    Love the layering in this outfit, Alex! I always try to find a blouse that will properly peek out from under a sweater, but so far no luck… You did a great job pairing it up with that pretty skirt. Lovely!

    xo Leonie

    Casting Shadows + I SEE NOISE GIVEAWAY

  62. 2.22.12

    Awesome outfit! Love all the layering:D


    Mia's Little Corner

  63. 2.22.12
    Aida said:

    Hi gorgeous!

    so glad I found your cute, amazing, well structured and interesting blog while peeking at others' blogs! I really identify myself with it – I love beautiful things!I'd like to invite you to meet mine as well and hope you'll follow it if it pleses you. I'm definetely following yours!

    wish you lots of success


  64. 2.22.12

    a great outfit, wonderful!
    xxx Anita

  65. 2.22.12
    Stevia said:

    the sun loves you in these pics 🙂
    you look absolutely glowing
    I love that green bag!

    The Sweetest Escape 

  66. 2.22.12

    Love it <3!!! Great blog, very cute!! Visit my blog and if you like it to follow me on google friends and I will be happy to follow you back <3

  67. 2.25.12

    i'm thrilled to hear about your relaxing (early) anniversary at the cabin, what a lovely way to be. yah to 4 years of beautiful bliss!!! congrats you two.

    um, and thanks for the canoeing tips….since the boyf is definitely on the tall side i think i'll stay away and gracfully decline next time someone suggests a toodle round the lake ; )

    gorgeous and glowing look – makes me imagine you're on a beach in West Sussex. just feels kinda Brit-ish to me. love it! ♥

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