Luck of the Irish

Blouse f/ Cee, Club Monaco skirt, vintage belt,
Rebecca Minkoff bag, ring c/o Social Experiment
Word from the wise: even if it seems like a fun idea at the time, do not cover your arms with festive Saint Patrick’s Day “temporary” tattoos unless you want to look like a weird, leprechaun-obsessed freak for a good week or so after.
I was a Guinness or two in Saturday night and got really excited when I found my friend’s sheet of tattoos. Five minutes and six tattoos later, I was covered in shamrocks and “Luck of the Irish” markings all over my arms. The next morning, I rubbed my skin raw with a loofah for about ten minutes and yet my little pots of gold at the end of the rainbow et al would not budge. Soooo looks like I’m celebrating SPD for the rest of the week! Just consider them my fun new accessories.

I’m absolutely in love with this royal blue silk blouse that I scored from my lovely friend Cee at our blogger sale! I’ve had my eye on it for so long and after a day full of selling, I finally got to do some much-needed buying! 
Just wanted to give a big thank you to everyone who came out Saturday! I had such an amazing time and know all the other girls did too, can’t wait till we can plan another one. Again, thanks especially to Alicia and Cee for being such incredible organizers! I’ll be posting a recap of the event this Friday.
Hope you’re all having a wonderful Monday. xx To Vogue or Bust

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  1. 3.19.12

    love the shoulder details on your top! such a pretty blue!
    xo, Tina

  2. 3.19.12
    Laura-xo said:

    I love this skirt, I also love blouses like this 🙂
    It looks so nice together 🙂

    Laura xoxo

  3. 3.19.12
    Lydia said:

    I see you managed to snag that top 🙂 It was lovely to see you, so stoked for the next sale!

  4. 3.19.12

    Love this color combo! And the blouse is beautiful. And for the record, I totally would have covered my arms in tattoo's if I had the chance! ; )

  5. 3.19.12
    Wren said:

    Love the blouse. And the tattoos of course. Hopefully they're a reminder of a fun night.


  6. 3.19.12
    lisa said:

    Your warning about St. Patrick's Day "temporary" tattoos is duly noted! At least your accessories match them though.

  7. 3.19.12

    what a beautiful top! xo

  8. 3.19.12

    I love the blue top as well! Lovely outfit as usual and the tattoos make it fun.

  9. 3.19.12

    Beautiful outfit! Love the details

  10. 3.19.12
    two birds said:

    from a mother of two…use rubbing alcohol. it wipes them right off! you look beautiful. i love the color of this shirt and the silhouette of the skirt!

  11. 3.19.12
    Cara said:

    love that top, and it looks perfect with the a line skirt…happy to hear the blogger sale went well, and nice that you were able to pick up a treat for yourself too!
    xo Cara

  12. 3.19.12
    Elisabeth said:

    Haha what a funny story..don't worry, there's no harm in celebrating the whole week 🙂 By the way, I have awarded you with the Stylish blogger award on my blog! Have a look!

    E from Helsinki

  13. 3.19.12
    Melina said:

    love that green pop of color. It works really well with the royal blue and tan!

    The Caffeinated Closet

  14. 3.19.12

    a wonderful outfit, the green belt is great! and it's a perfect combo with blue and this dark beige!

    xxx Anita

  15. 3.19.12
    Kamilah said:

    I love your outfit, but the skirt is my favorite! It's a lovely colour, where's it from? 🙂

  16. 3.19.12
    Natasha said:

    That blouse is gorgeous…and I love the mixture of green and blue in this outfit…so cute!

    Natasha ~

  17. 3.19.12
    Danie said:

    this entire outfit is fantastic! i especially love your green belt!

  18. 3.19.12
    Vale ♥ said:

    I love this outfit, the belt and the bag are awesome and you are so beautiful, what a pretty face ! <3
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  19. 3.19.12
    Sam said:

    Haha, good advice about the tattoos. Sounds like a fun celebration. Your colour palette is so gorgeous, you're right about the blouse, easy to fall in love with. The splashes of green accessories look great, you've kept it classy as always!

  20. 3.19.12
    Ramona said:

    Royal blue is one of your colours, looks absolutely stunning on You. And with touch of green is amazing combo. How wonderful that you had a chance to get this blouse. I wish I could be there with you all wonderful ladies.
    p.s. shamrock tattoo looks charming and matching with all green accessories.

    xoxo Ra

  21. 3.19.12

    HAHA, well the tattoos are kind of bad-ass, no? Love this colour combo, Alex… the bright blue is stunning.

    xo, alison*elle

  22. 3.19.12

    The blue and green are perfect together and the top is so romantic looking with the cutout shoulder. Also I think the St. Pattys tattoos make the outfit hahaa :)- Pam

  23. 3.20.12
    Mabel said:

    Haha I love your tattoos 🙂

    Mabel Time

  24. 3.20.12

    Wonderful, I love your look and the colors ♥
    xoxo from Paris

  25. 3.20.12
    Rachel said:

    I usually don't like those open sleeve tops, but that one looks great on you! Love the colors too!

    xo Rachel

  26. 3.20.12

    This blouse looks AMAZING on you, especially with the green accessories and beige skirt. Perfect colour combinations. And I'm laughing so hard about the temporary tattoos, been there, done that. You just look so excited about the Irish


  27. 3.20.12
    Cee said:

    This blouse is so perfect on you, pally, I think it was really meant to be yours all along 🙂 I definitely never would have thought to pair it with orange and turquoise, but somehow all of these colours are just the perfect match! (Not sure about the temporary tattoos, but it is pretty funny, mainly because I'm not the one who did it!) Just watched the video you made of the sale and I just have to say thank-you, thank-you, thank-you. Apart from the awkward part with me talking, it's fabulous 😉

  28. 3.20.12
    Marisa said:

    Oh, your tattoos are cute! Totally didn't know they were that difficult to remove. At least they match your outfit, right? Which is gorgeous, by the way. The colours are so vibrant and I can't stop lusting after your $20 shoes. Glad you had such a successful blogger sale, I hope to make it out to the next one!


  29. 3.20.12
    monica said:

    i love the belt and skirt together! fabulous colour combo

  30. 3.20.12
    Kelly said:

    looking stunning alex! love the belt over that skirt!


  31. 3.20.12
    Bonnie said:

    I think the tattoos give you a cool, bad-ass edge. Yeah, let's go with that. 🙂 Still, you look so beautiful in this outfit that no one will even notice that tats.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  32. 3.20.12
    Faith said:

    The belt and the top is perfect together!

  33. 3.20.12
    Bre said:

    You look beautiful. I let the girl at Victoria Secret put a "temporary" tattoo on my hand on Saturday and I had to scratch it off. It was not pretty.

  34. 3.20.12
    Asher said:

    I looooove this look! The colors all look fantastic together and I love the shape of that

  35. 3.20.12
    Sarah said:

    You look gorgeous, I love that top on you!

  36. 3.20.12
    WendyB said:

    Beautiful top — I love something that shows some shoulder!

  37. 3.20.12

    very lovely <3

  38. 3.20.12
    MizzJ said:

    hahhaha omg Alexandra, your St Patrick's day story has me literally laughing out loud. Poor thing! On the plus side, it shows a more human side of you that your perenially gorgeous photos don't 🙂

  39. 3.20.12
    Leonie said:

    With this outfit and the pretty sunshine on the pictures you almost make it seem like Spring has finally arrived in Vancouver… I wish! That blue top is such a great buy, it looks like it was made for you (and your "tattoos" ;-)). The Club Monaco skirt and vintage belt are great too, I'm a fan of the color combination – once again!

    It was awesome to see you this past weekend! xo Leonie

    Hey Blondie

  40. 3.20.12
    Laura said:

    Thanks so much for stopping by sweetie, you have an amazing sense of style!
    Would you like to follow each other?

  41. 3.20.12

    love this outfit and your blog! I am your newest follower : )

    xo SideSmile,

  42. 3.20.12

    You look so stylish Alexandra! I just LOVE your skirt and your newly aquired top.
    Suzi x

  43. 3.20.12

    Oh no! Hope you get those tattoos off soon. You look fabulous in this outfit, lady.

    Emma xo

  44. 3.20.12
    Annie said:

    That is too funny – love your enthusiasm for St. Patrick's Day with all those temporary tattoos 🙂 The colors in this outfit look SO good together – love it 🙂

    The Other Side of Gray

  45. 3.20.12
    Sunkissed said:

    Haha 😀 The tattoos look cute though! & I love the pleats 🙂

  46. 3.20.12
    Heather said:

    This is the most gorgeous color combo – love the blue and the green together, and that skirt is so fun!


  47. 3.20.12
    Katie said:

    You and Miss Melissa made me desperately wish I was a Van Blogger this weekend! I would have loved to have been there.

    Oh, the things that sound like a great idea after a couple of Guinnesses (Guinnessi?. Those were some high quality temporary tattoos, and I loved the pictures really displaying them. That kind of self-deprecation is rare in fashion blogs, and I think I love you even more now!

    Katie- Hems For Her

  48. 3.20.12
    Heather said:

    HAHAHA I love the tattooes! 🙂 When I went to New Orleans back in October my friend and I put on temp tattooes for the Saints game (their American football team) in the bar bathroom. I had a temp tattoo on my arm for WEEKS bc the sucker wouldn't come off. I love this whole look. Esp the color of your top paired with a light neutral shade.

  49. 3.20.12
    Romi said:

    U r stunning! Love to follow each other! xxx
    Romiya Fashion Inspiration Blog

  50. 3.20.12

    i want to wear like this too 🙂 amazing!

  51. 3.20.12

    This look is PERFECT ♥

  52. 3.20.12

    You look so gorgeous! I love the outfit! love your shoes!

  53. 3.20.12
    Alana said:

    Love the mix of blue's and green's in your outfit. And I'm loving the tatts (yep I call them tatts) they make you look bad ass

  54. 3.20.12
    Well... said:

    Haha, oh man, who knew temporary tattoos would be so stubborn!? xD
    Love this outfit, its sooo gorgeous. That royal blue top is a stunner alright! Plus, love how you paired it with the green belt. Very nice <3

    Trendy Teal

  55. 3.20.12

    Great look! Love how you´ve combined colors! Like precious stones!

  56. 3.20.12
    Marta said:

    Great outfit, I'm following!

  57. 3.20.12

    Give me that outfit!!!!! ♥

  58. 3.20.12
    Chelle said:

    You are so gorgeous! I'm still not brave enough to wear bare legs in this Vancouver weather yet, but I absolutely love this skirt paired with the jewel tone blouse. And I love the pop of green in your accessories for St. Patty's!

    Xo Chelle

  59. 3.20.12

    I am in love. This is so perfect and the top is so unique and wonderful. I love the way the royal blue looks with the lighter turquoise. Perfect. Plus I happen to think the temporary tattoos are AWESOME!

  60. 3.20.12

    You look gorgeous, the green belt is perfect.


  61. 3.20.12

    Thanks for your comment. I am follow you with bloglovin!

    Love, Joyce

  62. 3.20.12

    Lovely outfit!
    We like your blog!!


  63. 3.20.12

    ha, you are too funny girl. and you are representing the irish well with all those great tattoos. i'll make sure to remember your advice 😉
    xo TJ

  64. 3.20.12
    yiqin; said:

    this color combi is SO fab

  65. 3.20.12

    Thanks for pass !
    I like your skirt 🙂

  66. 3.21.12

    You look beautiful in that silk blouse !The entire look is wonderful .

  67. 3.21.12

    Love the color combo…… look like Jessica Biel in this post…….needless to say gorgeous………xx

  68. 3.21.12
    Akiko said:

    Gorgeous outfit! Love how you matched different color so well. Looks great on you and great post! xo akiko
    Style Imported

  69. 3.21.12

    How cute you are!
    I love your skirt <3

  70. 3.21.12
    Ashley said:

    I love how you paired the royal blue blouse with the green belt! Very classy!

  71. 3.21.12
    Megan said:

    Hahaha!! That is too funny, sounds like something I would do after a few pints of Guiness. Hopefully they fade soon!

    You look gorgeous despite your SPD memorabilia 😉

  72. 3.21.12
    Ivana said:

    You look so pretty in this outfit! Love the color combo, and I'm obsessed with your belt 🙂 I've just discovered your blog and I love it! I'm happy to be your new follower 🙂

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  73. 3.21.12

    Gorgeous, as always! Blue looks GREAT on you! =)

  74. 3.21.12

    Hahahah Fun story! It seemed you really enjoyed st patricks 😉
    I´m not only in love with the blouse.. with that belt too!!!! is gorgeous!


  75. 3.22.12

    That's such a pretty look… so feminine!

  76. 3.23.12

    fantastic score Alex! i love the electric blue on you and the fact it came from Cee originally is really cool too! i was heartbroken to miss the VFB clothing sale, true fact. i'm loving the vid you made though, saw it on Cee's space and it was awesome.

    omg, i can get a really good glimpse of all your "ink" in these shots. actually you can make any look work so no fear if they last a while longer. you're a charmer no matter what…full stop. xo ♥

  77. 3.23.12

    Gorgeous look, that blouse is stunning and is such an amazing color on you!

  78. 3.23.12

    Ahhh!!! That skirt is ADORABLE, I've been looking for one in every single color like that haha. Will definitely check out Club Monaco.


  79. 3.24.12

    That top is gorgeous, I love the way it compilments the pleated mini 🙂

    MK Style Diaries

  80. 3.24.12
    hattitude said:

    Hattitude Style Blog

    this outfit is AWESOME! i love love love the colours!

    last saturday was so fun! we got there a bit late, but there was still lots of gems to be had. I bought the blazer i'm wearing in today's outfit post from the sale!

    talk soon wild child
    Hattitude Style Blog

  81. 5.17.15

    beautiful casual all look…Such an inspiration and awesome look different from others!
    umar sayeed collection

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