Un Mélange

From L-R: Monika, Alison, Leonie, Cee, moi, Melissa, Ishra (at front), Jen T, Jen C-PRanda, Mina, Nina, Alicia

Image courtesy of Prairie Girl in the City

This past week has been insane in the best way possible! From a fabulous event at the lovely Steveston-based boutique Violet Hill to our amazing Vancouver Blogger Clothing Sale at The Waldorf to the incredible book launch party of Jacquie Somerville’s book “My Fat Little Rule Book” in the glamorous penthouse suite of the Rosewood Hotel Georgia to some exciting career-related news, this week has been packed full! So without futher ado, here’s some little snippets from my fabulous week (and technically, the first week of spring!).

Violet Hill blogger event

Got away with a beautiful blouse, some swag and I was also the lucky winner of a big gift card! Can’t wait to come back and shop!

The lovely and sweet Monika of The Doctor’s Closet’s much-loved bracelet line Bfrend – I’ve got my eyes set on the turquoise one pictured here.

Georgia from Social Experiment rings and Randa of The Unprecedented.

Leonie of The Signature Bow and Lydia of Style is Style.

Vancouver Blogger Clothing Sale at The Waldorf

Image courtesy of Prairie Girl in the City

This was the line about 15 minutes before start time – craziness! 

Taking a moment for some fresh (freezing) air before the chaos commenced with Jen and Cee.

Image courtesy of Prairie Girl in the City

Alicia’s beautiful booth at the sale – loved the worn, vintage leather suitcase as a display case!

This is a video I quickly pulled together of the sale – it was super dark in there so sorry for the shadows!

Jacquie Somerville’s “Fat Little Rule Book” Book Launch 

Club Monaco dress and tights, bag c/o Mary Nichols, ring c/o Social Experiment
Twenty8Twelve leather jacket, Belle by Sigerson Morrison velvet ballet flats
Photos by Alicia

I wasn’t planning on shooting my outfit Wednesday because quite frankly, it was an outfit I’d planned for day-long comfort rather than style. I had been up since 7 a.m. prepping for a big interview and was just riding on the hope that no one would shoot me at the book launch later that night, but then Cee, Alicia and I had a particularly strong but delicious drink at Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s amazing Hawksworth Restaurant before heading up to the penthouse and any inhibitions I had mysteriously flew out the window.  

The view from the penthouse suite – just unreal! What a beautiful city we live in.
This might be a bit of a shocking departure from my usual cynical self, but I’ve been really happy this week. Some great things have happened, the sun is finally out in full force, I’ve had amazing times with friends and the best part of it all: I’m looking forward to even more wonderful things in the future. Well, I guess I have a bit of work in the next little while too…I do have my graduation coming up after all. But after this very stressful, intense year, I’m so relieved to see that a much happier and exciting period is being ushered in.
Anyway, I’ve got some more serious things to attend to now. They include doing my eyebrows, going for a run, eating way too much Mexican food and watching 21 Jump Street with Matt. On that note, my friend told me she had a dream that Jonah Hill and I were best friends and were hanging out by a pool, having a grand old time. And I could totally see it. Do you ever have those actors or musicians that you just know you’d be best friends with? Juliette Lewis for one would definitely be my BFFFF.
Hope you all have an incredible weekend! xx

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  1. 3.24.12

    You always look stylish no matter where you are or what you do! Loved your outfit you selected for comfort. You look so stylish even without trying.
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  2. 3.24.12
    jamie said:

    21 jump street + mexican food is one hell of a time in my book 🙂 hope you and matt have a great weekend! this event looked like so much fun! and the turn out looked great too 🙂 you look flawless and effortless as always, alex! miss chatting with you <3 hope you are well 🙂

    love, james

  3. 3.24.12

    great recaps and the vid was awesome, great work! xo


  4. 3.24.12
    Leonie said:

    Sounds like you've had a wonderful time this past week! So did I, just too bad I wasn't able to attend the pre-launch of Jacquie's book. Your outfit for that event might have been comfy, but still stylish! That leather jacket is amazing. Let me know how you liked 21 jump street – Graydon and I want to watch it soon too. But it can't really be bad when Jonah Hill's in there. Just watched The Sitter the other day, so funny 🙂

    Anyway, hope you'll have an awesome weekend! xo Leonie

    Infamous Floral

  5. 3.24.12

    Loved the blogger clothing sale. Great video! 🙂

  6. 3.24.12

    Such a great event I wish I were there, and really cute Wednesday look.


  7. 3.24.12

    It sounds so lovely!! great pictures! you always insperie me ♥

    lots of love, Carolina Ferretti // lettherebelightbitch.blogspot.com

  8. 3.24.12

    bussy week!!! Love the esmerald shirt you wore <3!

  9. 3.24.12
    Cee said:

    Aw, I've loved getting to see so much of you this week, pally – can't believe our fun times together are almost up! So excited for you about your graduation finally being here, and all the great things I know are going to come your way after. We must send you off in style – let me know if you have a free night coming up so we can get all the girls together for some fun 🙂

    Hope you're havin awonderful weekend!

  10. 3.24.12

    Nice post!!! You look beatiful . Great event 🙂


    A chic kiss 😉

  11. 3.25.12

    Looks like a very fun time at the blogger sale!! I can't wait to see some of the pieces you picked up.
    I love this easy comfrotable look, that leather jacket is awesome! 21 jump street is so hilarious and I would love to be best friends with jonah hill, hes so funny

  12. 3.25.12
    Jackie said:

    You look like you had a blast at your event! Glad you're feeling so happy lately. 🙂

  13. 3.25.12

    Lovely pics ♥ 🙂

  14. 3.25.12
    Elisabeth said:

    What a stunning view of the city! Glad you liked my post with combining femme and tough!

    E from Helsinki

  15. 3.25.12
    Lia said:

    Lovely photos! I really adore your outfit! xoxo


  16. 3.25.12

    Hi, love! I love your post! Thanks for sharing!

    I found your blog from a comment you left on another blog and really love it, would you like to follow each other?

    If you are a FB user, I would really like if you liked me on http://www.facebook.com/fashionistaspick and @FashionistaPick. I will follow you back. 🙂

    xoxo, Andie

  17. 3.25.12
    Mabel said:

    You sure did have a busy week! I'm happy that you're happy! You're so lucky to have friends and stuff to do lol. I haven't made any friends since I've moved away from my hometown and I never do anything!!! Sorry to be a downer!

    Mabel Time

  18. 3.26.12
    Kate said:

    Aw, the sale looks amazing! Such a cute idea and I loved the video! And so glad things are going so well for you lately!! Well deserved!

  19. 3.26.12
    Bonnie said:

    I am super jealous of this awesome event. I wish I could have crashed it. PARRRRTAYYYYYY.
    Oh, and I want to steal your jacket.

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  20. 3.26.12

    This looks like so much fun and it's all so pretty! You look so ridiculously tall with those other ladies! I had no idea. Your outfit is stunning. But that's nothing unusual!

  21. 3.26.12

    That event looked so fun! Love your outfit too 🙂 Beautiful as always!


  22. 3.26.12
    t said:

    Looks like super fun times!


  23. 3.26.12

    It's been busy but fun! I love a new season. Always loads of events where we all get to see each other:)

    Jen xo

  24. 3.26.12

    This really sounds like a perfect week!! I am kinda jealous of you…I wish we had events like this in my country:)

    Kisses, Lucy!

  25. 3.26.12
    Heather said:

    So fun! I would love to attend a blogger event – does it make you feel more blogger offical? I feel like it would 🙂 I love the black dress with brown belt 🙂


  26. 3.26.12
    Leah said:

    Love the outfit you wore to the blogger event. The emerald green really looks great on you!

  27. 3.26.12
    Sam said:

    Hiya dear! Thanks for sharing the photos of your amazing weekend, all the ladies are so stylish and getting together in the name of fashion and blogs must have been thrilling. You look beautiful, like the shape of your jacket and your chic navy dress. The bag is an amazing statement piece.

  28. 3.26.12
    Gabriele said:

    wow looks like a great week full of so many events..must be fun to go have fun, meet new people, find cool stuff! 🙂 Hope you have agreat Monday!
    Much love, Gabriele. xx

  29. 3.26.12
    Bunnie said:

    The Fashion Blogger sale looked like so much fun! I wish I could have made it down to see all the goodies and meet all you lovely ladies! I'm sure there will be another time for that! It's Monday morning again… here's to a fabulous week for you!


  30. 3.26.12


    X ELLE

  31. 3.26.12

    Wow!! You´ve been very busy this week!! You really had great time!!
    Love your previous post´s look! Those lace shorts are sooo prety!!

  32. 3.29.12
    Sabine said:

    I really like those bracelets too!


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