Flowers for the Sick

H&M pants, tank & ring, Michael Kors heels, Twenty8Twelve jacket,
Rebecca Minnkoff bag, necklace c/o Keltie Leanne Designs,
Butter London nail polish c/o Nail Polish Canada
Unfortunately for those closest to me, I’ve never been one to stoically suffer through an illness, especially one that limits my food intake (take away my food and things get freakay…like really ugly). So if you follow me on Twitter, you probably already heard me complaining heaps about the flu that struck me down on Friday. If I look a little worse for wear in these pics, it’s cause I was. Though I am proud of myself for dragging my sick bottom to H&M to make sure I snapped up a pair of these floral pants for $14.99 before they were all gone! They’re my very own get-better-soon bouquet, all for the price of an overpriced latte and muffin. Or an actual bouquet.

Not only does the price entirely justify the purchase of these pants, but the fact that they magically match the new Butter London shade Nail Polish Canada sent me! It’s destiny (another of the many rationalizations I use to justify my shopping problem). I love the bright turquoise shade of Slapper, and am especially tickled by its coquettish name (coquettish being an extremely PG way of describing it). Just Google “slapper Irish” and you’ll get it. My Irish friends have taught me well.
P.S. if you love Butter London as much as I do, Nail Polish Canada is currently hosting a giveaway for Butter London’s entire Spring 2012 collection, which is worth $85!
Hope you’re all having a wonderful Monday! To Vogue or Bust


  1. 3.5.12
    Gabriele said:

    perfect outfit. LOVE your pants and the green bag. 🙂
    Much love, Gabriele. xx

  2. 3.5.12
    Megan said:

    I love those pants! So cheery! I'm sorry you've been sick 🙁 You certainly look lovely, and I really like that nail polish color. Headed over now to check out the giveaway 🙂

  3. 3.5.12

    So pretty! We seriously love this looks! Your pants are amazzzzzing!

    PS. We've a Giveaway to Number A on our blog! Check it out! 🙂

    ox from NYC!


  4. 3.5.12
    Tina said:
  5. 3.5.12
    Shannon said:

    LOVE your floral pants. They look STUNNING on you!

  6. 3.5.12
    two birds said:

    i was just at H&M and did not see these…or else i would have bought them! you look gorgeous, not at all sick. i do hope you're feeling better, though!

  7. 3.5.12
    Kate said:

    I absolutely LOVE these pants! They weren't at H&M last time I was there, but the Atlantic stores always get things a little bit later it seems! They are so, so cute! Hope you are feeling better m'dear!

  8. 3.5.12
    claudia said:

    the outfit looks amazing, the pants are extremely beautiful and so are the shoes

    Claudia- the cou†ure doll

  9. 3.5.12
    amuseume said:

    I love how vivid and lively your pants and cobalt blue tank are when paired together; and for $14.99? What a steal! Sometimes I do the same in wearing certain clothes to cheer myself on those downer days so I feel ya. I'm very excited to see an explosion of prints in the coming months leading all the way into fall.

    Get better soon!

  10. 3.5.12
    Bonnie said:

    I give you major props for busting out the heels when you aren't feeling well. Shopping when sick always makes me feel at least a little bit better. Killer pants!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  11. 3.5.12

    Yay! for cheery pants! I love these and actually tried them on too, but they were a little to bold for me. You rock 'em! ^^ Hope you get better soon! xo Nikki

  12. 3.5.12

    what a great outfit! I really really love the flowers on your pants!
    such a great, rocky spring look!

    xxx Anita

  13. 3.5.12

    love the pants, and the way you styled them!

  14. 3.5.12

    When I see this outfit, i think: SPRING 😀

  15. 3.5.12
    Sandy Joe said:

    The perfect floral pant – I am beyond impressed you drug yourself out of bed just for them!

    x The Pretty Secrets

  16. 3.5.12

    Ah, I hope you get well soon! Been hunting high and low for those pants, to no avail. So if you are ever tired of them, I'll gladly take them off your hands 🙂 So into anything floral, especially trousers!

  17. 3.5.12
    Heather said:

    I love these pants!! I want a pai rof floral skinny pants since I already have the floral palazzo pants. I really want floral jeans though. But you are def. rocking these pants.

  18. 3.5.12

    Hope you feel better! Love your floral pants!

  19. 3.5.12
    Sam said:

    Aw no, sorry to hear you've been ill. I wish you a speedy recovery. On the up side, this gorgeous outfit is doing everything to lift spirits! Love the floral pants and how you've styled it. effortless!

  20. 3.6.12
    jules said:

    i looked for (but couldn't find) those pants last weekend after seeing Olivia from StyleStruck wearing them 🙁 glad you were able to scoop up a pair though! i hope you feel better soon!


  21. 3.6.12

    Sorry to hear you're not feeling well, I've been fighting off a flu as well. Ugh! And these pants are amazing!! You know how much I adore floral patterns – really pretty!! xo

  22. 3.6.12

    Everyone has these pants! I was actually looking at them in H&M the other day but didn't purchase. The print is super fun though. Hope you feel better soon, Alex!

    xo, alison*elle

  23. 3.6.12

    you look gorgeous! i love your pants! i have been searching for a pair of floral pants, but the ones i have found are ridiculously overpriced!

  24. 3.6.12

    Ahhh these floral pants are amazing, I keep seeing them all over!! I want! For being sick you look pretty fantastic. And this is the best nail colour ever. I have a nail polish addiction (especially when it's nail polish's with awesome names) and this is on my want list now

  25. 3.6.12
    Well... said:

    Aww, hope you feel better now!
    You are such a fashion-concsious person, even when sick. Haha, so glad you made it to H&M to snag these floral pants, because they are just AMAZING! Love the bold print and how you totally rocked it. I'm debating over getting myself a similar pair, but I'm so worried over whether I'll be able to wear them out…haha, but hey, only one way to find out!
    And you just inspired me to try this trend 🙂

    PS: Don't miss out on the giveaway on my blog!

  26. 3.6.12
    Kastles said:

    You look pretty good for having the flu! I also went and picked up these pants, such a good deal! Love it with the leather jacket!
    Hope you are feeling better!
    <3 Kastles

  27. 3.6.12
    Cee said:

    Floral pants! So not my thing, and yet, seeing them on you makes me feel like they could be 🙂 Seriously, pally, you look fabulous and amazing, especially considering that you were sick with the flu when there photos were taken. Hope you're feeling much better now – and that your manicure, in that lovely shade of Tiffany blue, has made it through the day, unlike mine, which is in tatters. At least Monday only happens once a week!

  28. 3.6.12

    colourful florals with leather jacket = a nice spring transition look!

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  29. 3.6.12
    Heather said:

    Shut up those pants were $15? that's insane – they are awesome! And I sorta hate you – you have the perfect body!!! You make sick look pretty good 🙂


  30. 3.6.12
    pavlyn said:

    Those pants are amazing! That's serious dedication to style girl, to go shopping when you're sick! It looks like it was way worth it! You look so pretty! What is your style advice for wearing the new printed denim trend this spring?

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  31. 3.6.12
    Bunnie said:

    Those pants were $14.99?! Damn, what a steal! I got them for Christmas… but I know the originally cost a lot more than that! Anyway, you look amazing. And I hope you're feeling better!

  32. 3.6.12
    Katie said:

    Those pants are amazing! I can't wait for H& M to finally sell on-line, literally I've been waiting over 12 years!!!

    Katie- Hems For Her

  33. 3.6.12
    Jodi said:

    I love this outfit!!!

  34. 3.6.12
    lucia m said:
  35. 3.6.12
    hattitude said:

    Hattitude Artistic Style Blog
    wow those pants are crazy rad! i love them!!! i keep trying to figure out where in vancouver you are. i'm here on holiday for the next 4 months. i am loooving it so far!

    talk soon wild child
    Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

  36. 3.6.12
    ROS.E. said:

    Thank u so much for stopping by my blog…
    your pants are awesome!!
    your new follower…Ros.e.

  37. 3.6.12
    Akiko said:

    Love your look so much! I've been wanting the floral pants and want it more now 🙂 Great post – akiko
    Style Imported

  38. 3.6.12
    Marisa said:

    I hope you feel better soon! Gotta love that even though you weren't feeling well you still managed to get out of the house, buy those trousers AND take blog photos while still looking amazing. Love how you brought out the blues and greens in the pants!


  39. 3.6.12
    Laura said:

    Love the floral pants!

  40. 3.6.12
    jamie said:

    i love butter london <3 and i love your get-well-soon-pants! i hope you fully recover soon, sweetie! for $15 i am quite the jelly belly! your hair in a braid is so pretty 🙂 i hope everything is going well for you, girlfriend!

    love, james

  41. 3.6.12

    These pants look great on you! Get better soon.
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  42. 3.6.12

    Lovely, love your pants!

  43. 3.6.12
    Tina.. said:

    A beautiful, spring outfit!!!

  44. 3.6.12

    AMAZING pants! Love the look!
    See you soon!
    Flower Show

  45. 3.6.12

    Perfect for spring!! Nice look and great photos! 🙂


  46. 3.6.12

    Lovely look and pants!
    Have a nice day…
    And maybe we can follow each others, let me know if you want!


  47. 3.6.12

    Wonderful trousers! Hope you're feeling better soon – being sick sucks. Oh, and living in Ireland, 'slapper' made me smile!

    Emma xo

  48. 3.6.12

    Love your pant 🙂 ♥

  49. 3.6.12
    Sunkissed said:

    I wasn't too fond of the floral pants trend that has been on but I absolutely love the way you've styled it! And those pumps are to die for!

  50. 3.6.12
    Annie said:

    Those pants are so fun, and they look amazing on you! Glad you were able to drag yourself to take these pics, because you look SO pretty! Hope you are feeling better 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  51. 3.6.12

    I love these trousers!!

  52. 3.6.12
    Dora said:

    You rock those floral pants,Alexandra! XX

  53. 3.6.12
    Anca said:

    Get well soon! From the looks of these pictures, I would have never guessed you were sick, you look lovely 🙂


  54. 3.6.12

    I'm planning to invest in these pants as soon as I manage to find them in our H&M stores… no luck so far! :o)
    You look amazing!


  55. 3.6.12

    Those pants are WAY better than real flowers anyway! (and they last longer). Your nail polish is gorgeous and you look so lovely for being sick!


  56. 3.6.12

    feel better! love the Rebecca Minkoff and floral pants!

  57. 3.6.12
    Cara said:

    great pants, so happy for you that you got them before they sold out!
    Hope you feel better,
    xo Cara

  58. 3.6.12
    yiqin; said:

    i cannot think of anyone who can rock those pants better then you!

  59. 3.6.12

    oh goodness, i really need to get myself some floral pants! these are fabulous!
    and hope you are feeling better. being sick is terrible!
    xo TJ

  60. 3.6.12

    amazing pants

    xo dear

  61. 3.6.12
    Jules M said:

    So glad you got the pants..they look great! Nothing like a little retail therapy to cure the sick-time blues. Great styling too!

  62. 3.6.12

    Your totally justified in buying those pants! They look great on you! And I love that nail polish color! Amazing!

    <3 Kelly

  63. 3.6.12

    Love love LOVE those pants. They look absolutely amazing on you. I unfortunately dragged my lazy butt to H&M too late and they were all gone, there was a skirt version though which was pretty cute.

    Hope you're feeling better now! It's the absolute worst when you can't taste anything 🙁

  64. 3.7.12

    awe lovie, i would bring you some fleurs…the kind that would be scentless so they didn't tickle your nose and then i'd boil you up a nice pot of tea, adding in a sploosh of some Grand Marnier for good measure!!!! you are one heck of a strong gal for hauling yourself up outta bed and venturing out. not only for those awesome pants (they're remarkable for the price, nice one!) but also to shoot your outfit featuring them. i'd have caved and imploded in my sicky miz for sure. you look beautiful and i can't even tell an ounce that anything is remotely off kilter health wise.

    do hope you're all better now sweetness, nothing worse than having the oozy goozies. the polish is fab with everything too. happy, well-filled week! xo ♥

  65. 3.7.12

    I just used these pants in a shoot I did a couple of weekends ago! And dare I say you look better in them than the model did? Shhhh don't tell anyone. Feel better soon!

  66. 3.7.12

    LOVE them! Such great colors and perfect for spring!! xx Pam

  67. 3.7.12
    Marcella said:

    So pleased to see you've caught the floral bug too! I love this edgy take on the trend, but of course you've also incorporated your own signature soft touch into the outfit with your chic plait and pastel grey heels. And the bag just tops everything off, I'm totally having a moment with snakeprint things right now!

    x Marcella

  68. 3.7.12
    Alexa said:

    I love this outfit!! Those pants look amazing on you! following you.

  69. 3.7.12
    MizzJ said:

    Even sick you look gorgeous! Hope you're feeling better and that your man is taking care of you like he should 🙂 It warms me up inside to see you rocking those floral pants – you are inspiring all us Vancouverites to step up our fashion game!

  70. 3.7.12
    Melody said:

    I love your purse, nails, heels and necklace! 🙂 Great post! Hope you feel better, dear. Being sick is no fun 🙁

  71. 3.7.12

    wow beautiful! i love the print 🙂


  72. 3.7.12



    X ELLE

  73. 3.7.12

    I love your jacket, and that bag is so cute <3

  74. 3.7.12
    Ashley said:

    I've been wanting these H&M pants but haven't been able to find them! Lovely outfit, hope you're feeling better!

  75. 3.7.12
    Elisabeth said:

    Flowers look great on you! You wouldn't even have to wear any accessories, the pants are already alone stunning on you!
    Thank you for your ever so kind comment on my blog! I really appreciate it, coming from a distinquished and great blogger like you!

    E from Helsinki

  76. 3.7.12
    jess said:

    Those floral pants are so fun.

  77. 3.7.12

    Such a wonderful flowery girl!! Love the choice of emprime pants with the hard rock leather jacket pairing!! So edgy and spot on!! 🙂

  78. 3.8.12

    I'm so sorry you were sick! But at least you managed to do it while being super fabulous? I'm in love with these pants (they remind me of Kimmie from Full House) and I'm madly in love with the cropped leather and the beautiful bag. Bravo!

  79. 3.8.12
    pavlyn said:

    Hope you are feeling better. But you look awesome nonetheless, and the nail polish is great!



  80. 3.9.12

    love love LOVE your jacket! I'm looking for a jacket like that. You look stunning as always even when you're sick. Hopefully you're feeling better now. And wow, look at all these comments. You're becoming more and more famous 🙂

  81. 3.10.12

    love your jacket and that bag, the color is so fab and appropriate for any season. i am not a fan of delicate pendants in general or orange but the one you are wearing is so beautiful, it makes me want to buy it…
    p.s i've been terribly sick lately as well so i know how much it sucks…

  82. 3.11.12
    VeRo! said:

    your pants and you bag are gooorgeous!!! 😀

  83. 3.12.12
    Sofia said:


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