H&M dress, bag c/o Mary Nichols, bfrend bracelet, Sam Edelman booties, belt from Mexico

This is what I wore to our little blogger going away party last Friday night at Havana. This dress is really special to me…I wore it during the Style Muse shoot I did with the incredible Paul Melo of StyleQuotient (who I had the pleasure of running into last night at the J.Crew pre-launch party – thanks to Paul and his beautiful girlfriend Sunny for their Maui foodie tips!) and that was such a cool experience. Aside from that, I’ve really only worn the dress for special occassions, so it seemed very fitting that I wore it during the last meetup I’ll have in Vancouver with some of my favourite local ladies.

L-R: Randa, Veronika, me, Cee, Alicia, Lynn and Leonie.

As I’m preparing to move out East, I’ve realized that a lot of the people I’ll miss the most from Vancouver are actually from our blogging community. To think that it’s really only been one year since I first went for a meetup with Cee, Veronika and Lynn – I guess like-minded people are able to develop some serious connections quickly because aside from those three ladies, so many other amazing and talented Vancouver bloggers have become people I regard as close friends of mine.

Aside from the thanks I need to give to all my readers (because you are all beyond amazing!), I wanted to take this last day in Van to express how blessed I feel to have gotten to know some truly creative and inspiring people. I’ll miss everyone!

And with that, it’s time for me to say bye! I have a 2 a.m. wake up call tomorrow morning for our flight so any packing that needs to get done basically needs to happen now.

As I mentioned in last Friday’s post, I have some incredible bloggers keeping you entertained – you are going to love all these ladies and their wonderful style, so stay tuned! Sarah from lipstick and ruffles will kick off the guest blogging this Friday!

P.S. I’ll miss all of you lovely readers while I’m gone – I’m sure some separation anxiety will set in at some point during the trip so I’ll probably sneak in a little commenting on your own blogs. Hope you all have a fabulous couple of weeks!

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  1. 4.25.12

    what a lovely dress Alexandra!

  2. 4.25.12

    amazing dress! i wish you all the best! you are so lovely!

    xoxo, andie
    Fashionista's Pick


  3. 4.25.12
    Lauren said:
  4. 4.25.12

    You looked adorable in that darling dress 🙂

    I hope you get back soon!! ^^

  5. 4.25.12

    it truly is a really beautiful and stunning dress, have a amazing time out East and we will all be waiting your return!!

  6. 4.25.12
    claude said:

    Have a good time! I'll see you soon then;)

    xx claude

  7. 4.25.12
    two birds said:

    Have a fun and safe trip!

  8. 4.25.12
    lisa said:

    It was nice seeing you at the J. Crew party last night. Best of luck in TO and with your internship!

  9. 4.25.12

    such a cute group photo! Have a safe move!

  10. 4.25.12

    your dress looks so lovely and all you blogger ladies are looking is truly in the veins…I wish you luck and and hope you will get settled safely….

  11. 4.25.12

    Best of luck with your internship in Toronto! I'm sure you will have a blast. But will sure miss you.

  12. 4.25.12
    Gabriele said:

    Good luck with moving, a change is always good once in a while! You look gorgeous here, love your outfit..soo pretty.<33

  13. 4.25.12
    Anya said:

    Have a great trip 🙂

  14. 4.25.12

    Have a wonderful trip!!! Love the dress you're wearing!

  15. 4.25.12

    you'll be so missed but you'll do great on your journey. all the best! x

  16. 4.25.12
    Marisa said:

    Aw, that photo of all you girls is the sweetest! Have a fantastic time in Maui and best of luck with your move to Toronto 🙂


  17. 4.25.12
    jess said:

    Have a wonderful trip.

  18. 4.25.12

    You girls are all so gorgeous and styling!! I love this look, this shade looks perfect on you. Have an amazing trip, unplug and rellllax 😉

  19. 4.25.12

    What a lovely group of stylish women! That's so fun! Love your dress! It looks so cute with the rustic belt!

    Lindsey Turner

  20. 4.26.12

    looks like so much fun!! i love the mix of textures in your dress

  21. 4.26.12
    Jules M said:

    Absolutely love your dress! The pleating is gorgeous. What stylish ladies you all are! 🙂 have a safe trip!

  22. 4.26.12

    I like so much your outfit!

  23. 4.26.12
    Well... said:

    Aw man, it can be so hard saying goodbye! :/
    Looks like such a fun time you had though with everyone. Have a safe trip, and I'll be looking forward to when you can take time to do a little post to update us 🙂
    That dress is gorgeous, the pleating is such a nice detail!

    Trendy Teal

  24. 4.26.12
    Cee said:

    Happy travels, pally! I hope you have an amazing time in Maui, and I feel so spoiled at having had the chance to spend so much time with you beforehand. You were looking particularly stunning at your going away party on Friday night, I always love you in that gorgeous H&M dress. [Glad to see a couple of my snaps turned out, too!] Thanks for taking me as your date last night, I had such a lovely time. Miss you already 🙂

  25. 4.26.12

    Awww, this post made me sad! You aren't saying "good bye" just "see you later". You look equally stunning in soft pink 🙂

    Have a great trip!!!

  26. 4.26.12
    Shannon said:

    I love that group picture!!! You girls are all so lovely. Best of luck to you with your move.

  27. 4.26.12

    looking great!!! and love how you paired the dress with those booties!! super stylish 😀

  28. 4.26.12

    Such a perfectly girly dress, great look with the shoes! Also best of luck on your move- sending lots of positive vibes your way!

  29. 4.26.12
    Z said:

    I just discovered your blog and I am in love with it!! Have a great trip and I'm looking forward to your posts when you get back 🙂


  30. 4.26.12
    Alison said:

    Such a gorgeous dress. It looks amazing on you!

  31. 4.26.12
    sbl said:

    ok, hellllllo gorgeous! not just the dress, YOU! Love that simple pop of tq that you implemented. just perfection. xo!

  32. 4.26.12

    Perfect style girls!

    Can't Afford Chanel Blog

  33. 4.26.12
    Julye said:

    love your dress!! you all look stunning 😉

  34. 4.26.12

    I remember when I moved from my home town of Edmonton down to Connecticut for grad school and it was both a terrifying and unbearably exciting experience – I'm sure things will go just brilliantly for you!

    Courtney ~

  35. 4.26.12
    Giovanna said:

    Love your dress! Such a sad/exciting occasion! Good luck with your move! I'm sure it'll be a great experience!


  36. 4.26.12

    That dress is stunning and looks beautiful on you. It seems a perfect fit for a goodbye. Good luck on moving (where to?) and we'll miss you while you're away! Excited to follow the next portion of your life.

  37. 4.26.12

    Amazing!) Looks so much fun.. xx

  38. 4.26.12

    Wow! Lovely outfit!
    Good luck, Alexandra !!!!! 😉
    'Keep in touch?!?!

  39. 4.26.12

    You look so cute, dear!
    I love your outfit <3

  40. 4.26.12
    Elisabeth said:

    "Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover"
    I found this quote and thought of you. I wish you all the best with your new adventures! True friends will not forget you even though you move, and we readers are right here for you! 🙂

    E from Helsinki

  41. 4.26.12
    Aida said:

    Your dress is amazing, fell completely in love with it!!

  42. 4.26.12

    I like so much how you look!

  43. 4.27.12

    Have a safe trip and good luck on the moving ( sorry I didn't get where u going to move to ??) I can'r wait for you next post. That dress is absolutely beautiful, love love its color.

  44. 4.27.12

    Beautiful dress! Safe trip and look forward to hearing your continued adventures xo

  45. 4.27.12

    Beautiful outfit, reminds me a bit of Celine yet you give it your own vintage spin.

  46. 4.27.12
    Gigi said:

    I love this pleated dress. The color is wonderful. It suits you really well.

  47. 4.27.12

    You look so beautiful! I love those booties.


  48. 4.27.12
    becks said:

    gorgeous dress! goodluck with the move! xx

  49. 4.27.12

    I´m almost crying.. your so sweet! Have a great trip!!!!!!!!

  50. 4.27.12
    Aney Mei said:

    All of you ladies look amazing! I love your pleated maxi skirt and how you coordinated your colours around pink and tan!

  51. 4.27.12

    that was some kind of special night!!! i was so thrilled to see you lovely and get to be apart of your bon voyage cheers 🙂 although the words above "the last meetup" gave me a chill, i would like to insert another few words at the end: "for a while" cos last just sounds too final *tear drops*

    you were an absolute sensation in that special dress with sleekly cohesive turquoise accents. total beauty!!!! all the girls looked amazing, we're a virtual candied confection up there, so many punchy colors going on, i love it!

    from the moment we first met till now you are a cherished friend and my thoughts about you are filled with wonder and pride. you are such an honest spirit who knows how to put an outfit together like nobody's business!!! you'll be missed lades but i cannot wait to see all your goings on that i know will be mind blowing goodness too. xo ♥

  52. 4.28.12

    aw i hope the next chapter in your life is special!
    your dress was lovely!
    xo dana

  53. 4.29.12

    Alex it was so, so lovely to see you and celebrate this next step in your journey – couldn't be happier for you… and you were an absolute vision that night, your dress was perfection!! Best of luck to you, I'm so thrilled that we've become friends and I can't wait to keep up with all of your Toronto tid-bits!! BIG SMOOCHES!! V

  54. 4.29.12
    Huda said:

    beautiful dress….and an early welcome to my hometown, Toronto.

  55. 4.29.12

    Good luck! I know all too well how hard making big changes, and big moves can be. But they are also so exciting!

  56. 4.30.12
    Annie L said:

    Love the feminine outfit. Amazing guests posts as well.
    Love your blog, following!
    xo Annie

  57. 5.1.12
    Rea said:

    you look amazing! so fresh!

  58. 5.2.12
    Judy said:

    I nominated you with the versatile blogger award! 🙂


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