I Saw the Light

Lucca Couture pants c/o Diverse Group, Club Monaco blouse, H&M rings,
necklace c/o Keltie Leanne Designs, bag c/o Mary Nichols 

If it’s not obvious enough thanks to my under eye bags, these pictures were taken veeery early in the morning. Sorry guys. I’m making you look at me at my worst again and again (first with the flu, now after rolling out of bed!). I promise I’ll be healthy and well-rested in the next post! Just look at my beautiful new bag instead for the time being, aka the new love of my life. The beautiful structure of the Mary Nichols Bleecker bag is such a welcome and chic change from the big shapeless totes I usually lug to school. The tan colour also fits seamlessly into my wardrobe – I’ve worn it every day since I’ve received it!

March has been a bit brutal so far – think 10+ hours of sitting in a computer room every day. Thankfully, I have some exciting things coming up later this month to look forward to, including Vancouver’s first large-scale blogger sale that I’ll be taking part in!
If you’re in Vancouver, I’d definitely urge you to come out as there are going to be some amazing deals on hand, not to mention a chance to meet some of your favourite local bloggers. If you manage to get there early, you could also be one of the lucky 50 shoppers who receive a fabulous gift bag with swag from some of our amazing sponsors. Just wanted to give a special thanks to my lovely friends Alicia and Cee for being the driving forces in getting this sale put together!
Hope you’re all having an amazing Wednesday so far!

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  1. 3.7.12
    hattitude said:

    Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

    oh wow awesome! i will have to check out this sale for sure! how does it all work? sort of a shop your closet type of deal?

    talk soon wild child
    Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

  2. 3.7.12
    Nicolette said:

    gorgeous outfit! your top is very pretty. you look very comfortable!


  3. 3.7.12
    Tina said:

    this is really cute! the fabric looks super flowy and comfy!
    xo, Tina

  4. 3.7.12
    Leila said:

    You look beautiful! 🙂 I love the fabric of these items, looks really nice and flowy.

    Good luck with your sale! I've been contemplating getting involved with selling clothes as a small side project, and I admire all the bloggers that do it! March is a rough month, but at least there's April to look forward to. 🙂

  5. 3.7.12
    Shannon said:

    You look gorgeous. Love this outfit so much.


  6. 3.7.12
    Sandy Joe said:

    WHOA BABY. Can we take a minute to talk about your amazing palazzo pants? They are everything… and more. LOVE.

    x The Pretty Secrets

  7. 3.7.12

    Gorgeous outfit, love the pants & the bag is lovely! The blogger clothing sale sounds so much fun! <3

  8. 3.7.12

    Even though you were just woken up, you look gorgeous in that look! Love the first picture and the mix of patterns between the blouse and the pants!

  9. 3.7.12
    Sam said:

    The bag id so gorgeous, the prefect classic piece for any wardrobe. You look fab in palazzo pants! The blogger sale sounds so cool, please do post pics when it's over.

  10. 3.7.12

    Love how you mixed prints! That purse is adorable too!


  11. 3.7.12
    Casey said:

    Oh my gosh that sale sounds so fun!!!! Wish I could attend 🙂

  12. 3.8.12

    I really love the sheer top here, it's gorgeous especially with those fun printed pants! You look great for jut getting up I usually look much grumpier! Love the new purse!

  13. 3.8.12

    Now I wish I lived in Vancouver sounds awesome!

    And you look great no matter what and always so chic. I love this outfit! that blouse is just amazing.


  14. 3.8.12
    Ramona said:

    Well, I have to admit, I don't know what You are talking about, because you look absolutely amazing. You mix&match these two b&w prints so fabulous and I like how you added tan belt and bag as a contrast, but yet so wonderful touch to all look.

    xoxo Ra

  15. 3.8.12
    Jen said:

    The colour pairing here is beautiful, Alex – your outfit is a true testament of how black and brown can work together! And I don't know what you're talking about… just rolled out of bed?! Your face still looks fresher than mine does off 8 hours of sleep! Jealous!

    Hope your week has been going well – excited to see you at the blogger sale (and to browse through your items of course)!


  16. 3.8.12
    Cee said:

    Look at you, pally – mixing prints like a pro! I still love those Lucca Couture pants so much, they really were made for you. And they work so well with your new school bag. I love black and brown together, and you come up with some of my favourite black and brown combinations, without a doubt. So happy to see our clothing sale poster in this post, by the way – can't believe how fast it's coming up, but I'm thrilled that you're going to be part of it 🙂

  17. 3.8.12
    Leonie said:

    Such an awesome look, great styling, Alex! And that bag is super pretty as well, love the tan color with the dark outfit. Looking forward to the 17th!

    xo Leonie

    Orange Glow

  18. 3.8.12
    Well... said:

    Psh, whatever! Even at your "worst" you look gorgeous. Haha, and so stylish <3
    You mixed those two prints perfectly. I doubt if I could ever pull it off. Haha, but you're tempting me to try this as well!
    And aw man, if I was in the area I would definitely stop by and check it out. Ah well, have fun! 🙂


  19. 3.8.12

    beautiful mix of textures! Love the shapes and the way you styled this look

  20. 3.8.12

    That bag is truly fabulous!! xxPam

  21. 3.8.12
    amuseume said:

    I like the sturdy yet classic style of the bag; it's great for school! The print on print is fearless but I love the sheer quality of the shirt that flows so well into the pants.

    I wish I could come out to the sale but that's the day of the dinner theatre production I'm coordinating =( I'm sure you'll have a great turnout and people will buy in lieu of me.

    — Laina

  22. 3.8.12
    monica said:

    love the blog (whats with vancouver and awesome bloggers?)

    you are a polka dot fantasy right now

  23. 3.8.12
    Marisa said:

    If this is what you look like at your worst, can you share your secret?! You look fresh and natural! The prints mix perfectly together and I love the cognac accents.


  24. 3.8.12
    Jackie said:

    That bag is divine!! I am loving your mixed prints too. I also totally feel your pain, I feel like I'm glued to schoolbooks/my computer.

  25. 3.8.12

    How divine is your new handbag! You look fabulous Alexandra!
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  26. 3.8.12
    Diya said:

    The pants are fabulous and I love how you've paired more polka dots on top!!! what a great outfit.


  27. 3.8.12

    Love the sheer blouse and looks amazing with the floaty trousers!

    Emma xo

  28. 3.8.12

    great mix of prints!

  29. 3.8.12
    Steffen said:

    you have such a gorgeous blog! 🙂


  30. 3.8.12
    Heather said:

    Love this – the black/white pattern with the brown accents is just so stylish – looking good! Even for the wee hours of the morning 🙂


  31. 3.8.12
    Heather said:

    You look great! I love the mix of prints and the palazzo pants 🙂


  32. 3.8.12
    Laura said:

    Thanks for your comment, would you like to follow each other?

  33. 3.8.12
    Simona said:

    You look great as always!:)

  34. 3.8.12
    pavlyn said:

    Hey Beautiful!
    That bag is awesome, I can see why you would be using it every day. Its perfectly structured. I love that you matched it with your belt, looks adorable!




  35. 3.8.12
    Ashley said:

    You look lovely as always! I love the bag, it looks so chic!


  36. 3.8.12
    Megan said:

    Oh please! You could NEVER look bad 🙂

    I really like this outfit, the mix of fabrics and pattern is really nice, and I am in love with that bag! It's a great color and goes so well with your belt.

    Really like that second photo, it's beautiful.

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  38. 3.8.12

    Wow you look amazing, you really are one of those people that can wear anything and look beautiful. And I really wish they would do something like this is DC, such a great idea!


  39. 3.8.12

    Totally in love with your pants!
    A M A Z I N G !!! Have a nice day…


  40. 3.8.12
    Dora said:

    Love those dotted palazzo pants, Alexandra!

  41. 3.8.12
    Gabriele said:

    ha, you dont look bad at all!!! I love this outfit, it just screams 70's fashion! perfection! 🙂
    Much love, gabriele. xx

  42. 3.8.12
    Marzena said:

    Oh God, I really love your pants and shirt ! They look amazing with this brown bag ! Kiss x


  43. 3.8.12
    Bonnie said:

    I am DYING over your pants. They are huge and fabulous in every single way. Early morning photo shoots are tough for me, but I think I prefer them over late-night shoots. Makeup does wonders. Ha!

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  44. 3.8.12

    That bag is a beauty. I need a few new ones too actually. Mine always seem to break all at the same time! Zippers! 🙂 xo nikki

  45. 3.8.12
    yiqin; said:

    how do youalways look this good?

  46. 3.8.12
    Elisabeth said:

    I love the necklace you've been wearing lately, what's the story behind that?
    I'm so happy for you, that you've managed to find a bag that you truly like. I'm still dreaming of a Mulberry, they're so timeless!
    Haha, your comment on my blog put a smile upon my face! It made me so glad that is 🙂 You know what, I think as well that you should come to Helsinki! We have great media deals with hotels, and since you're a blogger, you're media! If you find some spare time, you should contact VisitFinland for flights and then us at VisitHelsinki for the media deal 😉 It would be wonderful to meet you, or even just help you in organizing a trip!

    E from Helsinki

  47. 3.8.12

    you look amazing!! I really love your blouse which is stunning!! and that bag is gorgeous..absolutely understand why you love it:)

    Kisses, Lucy!

  48. 3.8.12

    I die for your outfit!!! You seriously pull this off and I love the belt and bag!!! So good.

  49. 3.8.12

    there is so much pattern going on but you still can make it looked chic. love it

    Thanks for the sweet comments.


  50. 3.8.12

    your outfit is so super fierce girl. and i hope you get some sleep soon! either way, you look fabulous!
    xo TJ

  51. 3.8.12

    Lovely outfit, very elegant!


  52. 3.9.12

    I LOVE the trousers! I searched all summer for the perfect light weight patterned wide legs but failed 🙁
    See you again soon lovely,
    Flower Show

  53. 3.9.12

    What under eye bags – I see none! Wish I was in Vancouver for the event! Sounds really fun, congrats on being a part of it! Love the rugged tan color of your bag and belt!

  54. 3.9.12
    MizzJ said:

    Ooo that bag is fab! It's structured, but without being fussy and the color is just delicious.

  55. 3.9.12

    You look amazing, dear!
    Cute blouse, and I love your bag <3

  56. 3.9.12

    Beautiful print mix, so sophisticated!


  57. 3.9.12

    Love your bag ♥

  58. 3.9.12
    Ella Rose said:

    thanks for your nice comment! I love the outfit 🙂

  59. 3.9.12

    hey hey hey – new blog look!!! Alex, i knew you had some changes on your mind for the header and i really love the paler background image juxtaposed behind the strong and stylish font choice. cheers lades!!

    um, excuse me, but what under-eye bags are you speaking of?? all i see is lovely you and awesome outfit. not a bag in the bunch – except for your incredible Mary Nichols one! love the pattern play in this outfit too, so pretty and soft.

    dude, the past months have been super sketchy on my end too, i sure hope your 10+ hour days decrease and that more open space evolves for you again soon. gaaaa, the sale sounds so fun, i hope to make it there early and see all you gorgeous girls for catch-up hug-its. xo ♥

  60. 3.10.12
    Bunnie said:

    I like your pants!! I've always wondered what I'd look like in them, but I'm short… I kind of think I might look a little ridiculous!

  61. 3.10.12
    Rachel said:

    This is a really unique look! I can't say I've seen much like it… I didn't realize at first that there were separate top and bottoms– very cool!

    xo Rachel


  62. 3.10.12

    her waise choice is my fave blog so i am glad that you are collaborating, love her style-so femenine and chic.
    your outfit is so parisienneeeeeeee, love love love how easily you pull it off making it appear effortless and natural. and the brown belt is a nice touch.

  63. 3.10.12

    seriously? under eye bags? looking at your worst? if that's your worst then give it to me, i would be 100% fine with it.
    you look beautiful as always so stop saying things like that.

  64. 3.13.12
    melissa said:

    I like this look, nice matching patterns

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