Under Your Spell

BCBC clutch, H&M skirt, top, necklace and blazer, Ray Ban sunnies (Emaan’s),
Forever 21 bracelet, ring c/o Social Experiment, shoes f/ Urban Outfitters

I didn’t realize it until after the fact, but this outfit is really quite 80’s-esque. For some reason, since it came out, I always associate the 80’s with the movie Drive (I think it comes down to Gosling’s amazing scorpion jacket and the equally incredible Euro music, such as Desire’s “Under Your Spell”) so I guess this is my homage to what was probably my favourite movie last year.

Emaan took these pics for me while we were at Pender Island too. She’s in Coachella now…jerk. I honestly just have to close my eyes and plug my ears during this time of the year…it breaks my heart too much to hear about it all.

Hope you all have a great hump day!

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  1. 4.18.12

    Gorgeous photos – it looks so lovely & sunny; for which your outfit is perfect! Adore the colours, the spikey necklace, & floral pencil skirt. As for Coachella, I feel the exact same way every year this time!

    <3 Shawna
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  2. 4.18.12
    claude said:

    Love the skirt! 🙂

  3. 4.18.12
    Joana said:

    I was this close to purchasing that skirt when I couldn't find the pants in my size. Decided against it though. You look so cute. I love that your used that necklace.

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  4. 4.18.12
    Marisa said:

    I hear you about the 80s-inspired look. Your outfit reminds me of the power suits women used to wear, but in a much more feminine and chic way that fits in with today's style! Oh Coachella…this time of year, plus NYFW, are always when I live vicariously through other people's photos.


  5. 4.18.12
    Lily said:

    You're a beauty! Misssssssssssssssssssssssss you.


  6. 4.18.12

    i think the above commenter (lily) already the words out of my mouth. beautiful, and you rock that teal / aqua color well. xO!

  7. 4.18.12

    oh Alex, i love the look of your high waisted skirt – makes your legs look miles long!!! your beautiful color arrangements are spiffing up my already big eyes with delight. agreed about the 80's-esque influence and Drive film crush. right after i watched it i went straight into iTunes and started downloading all the songs 😉

    don't worry about missing this year's festival, there'll be many more and omg T-dot has some fine outdoor goings on throughout the summer. you'll have so much goodness on your plate there won't be room for 2nds. just you wait! xo ♥

  8. 4.18.12
    Lexxie` said:

    80's are the best! I love everything about this outfit.
    Great like always!
    Have a nice day!

  9. 4.18.12
    Joyce said:

    Lovely look!
    I really like your background!

    Love, Joyce

  10. 4.18.12
    lisa said:

    Drive felt so 80s! When we watched it, the boy said it reminded him of Michael Mann films while my mind kept flashing back Risky Business.

  11. 4.18.12

    My whole instagram feed is photos of coachella, It pains me lo! anyway I love this outfit! that blazer with the floral is perfect and you look beautiful like always.


  12. 4.18.12

    love your floral skirt!!
    kisses from prague

  13. 4.18.12

    I love that beautiful colour blazer. Gosh, I think a huge amount of my friends went to Coachella this year. Love the floral print. 🙂

  14. 4.18.12
    Aida said:
  15. 4.18.12
    Natasha said:

    I love everything in this! I hadn't been to H&M in over 8months (due to living in the middle of nowhere)…so when I was in Arizona I almost went crazy and bought everything you're wearing and then some…somehow I restrained though, so I only ended up with 2 things (that blazer in pink was one of them)…why did I have to be so practical? haha

    Natasha ~ TashaDelrae.com

  16. 4.18.12

    I love all the bold floral prints that H&M is carrying right now — I really need to hit one up and do a little shopping.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  17. 4.18.12

    Gorgeous colours – such a pretty combination !



  18. 4.18.12

    cute! Love the pairing of the blazer with that skirt. =)

  19. 4.18.12
    Carmen said:

    Really nice skirt! You look so different with sunglasses 😛

  20. 4.18.12

    Love this, take me back to the 80's anytime!


  21. 4.18.12
    Joana said:

    Just dropping by to tell you your name is already on the list of "candidates" for the giveaway 🙂

    xo Joana

  22. 4.18.12
    AVY said:

    Thank you sweetie. I sometimes use filters but those are just adjusted to look more green. This outfit is very pretty by the way.



  23. 4.18.12
    Wren said:

    That blazer is fantastic. Also, I'm rather impressed that you liked Drive. I just couldn't get into it, but I love this outfit. That floral skirt may be one of my favourite pieces of yours.


  24. 4.18.12
    amuseume said:

    Oh my god I absolutely LOVED Drive!!! I couldn't stop recommending it to everyone I knew and I thought Ryan Gosling's performance was one of the best of the year!! Oh god and the soundtrack was SO DAMN GOOD. But anyway, I love the streaks of bright almost neon colours. It really makes the outfit feel vibrant, especially with the blazer. The aviators give it touch of bad ass and the whole look, while reminiscent of the 80's, is more like a nod or an ode. That is a good thing!



  25. 4.18.12

    This outfit is crazy amazing! You look so fierce in it!

  26. 4.18.12
    tamoo said:

    I really love your outfit !! 🙂

    I follow your blog. Don't hesitate to do the same if you like my mine !

  27. 4.18.12
    Sam said:

    I only wish things were this stylish in the 80's! The colour of the blazer is incredible, so vibrant and cheerful! Love how you've styled this with the floral skirt. This look can be multitasked in so many ways – office, night out or cocktail wear. Beautiful!

  28. 4.18.12
    Jessica said:

    love love love the colors in this outfit!!


  29. 4.18.12

    Hi dear,
    I just found your blog & I just adore it – your sense of style is amazing!!! 🙂

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  30. 4.19.12
    Cee said:

    This outfit instantly made me think 80s, pally – but in the best possible way. There's something timeless about dressing from the decade of your birth. Plus all shades of blue look so darling on you, you could really never go wrong with anything blue 🙂 So glad to hear you're feeling better. Missed you last night but counting the minutes until Friday night. Let me know if you have any interest in making a quick stop by The Chosen Ones pre-party at The Waldorf before we make our way to Havanas 🙂

  31. 4.19.12
    Emily said:

    I love this outfit! Every single piece of it is so lovely. You look amazing.

  32. 4.19.12
    Well... said:

    Aw man, I know. All the bloggers posts are about Coachella and I'm so jealous! I wish we could go… -_-
    Anyway, this is one hot 80's look that I love! Great aqua blazer paired with that floral skirt. You look stunning as always! 🙂

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  33. 4.19.12
    Vang said:

    Lovely outfit! I especially love the floral skirt and the clutch!

    Vang 🙂


  34. 4.19.12

    I love everything about Ryan Gosling… And you frankly! This is a great outfit and definitely has a sophisticated 80s vibe! Just remember you are going to be in Maui very soon and then we will all be super jealous!

  35. 4.19.12

    i love the bright colors and those aviators look soo good on you!!


  36. 4.19.12
    Leonie said:

    Lovely lovely colors! That blazer looks so pretty with the floral print. This look fits perfectly with the background on your pictures, it looks like a vacation! And Summer… ah, can't wait until it really is warm enough to wear outfits like this!

    xo Leonie


  37. 4.19.12

    I love your oufit!!!
    the color of the blazer
    is so beautiful!

    Take care! xxo

  38. 4.19.12

    Loving the color of that blazer! Looks great on you!!

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    xx Julie xx

  39. 4.19.12
    Erin said:

    This is such an awesome outfit! I've seen this skirt and print before, but it's my favorite on you! The turquoise jacket is such a lovely fit with it. You look great, as always!


  40. 4.19.12

    These colors are fantastic an I personally love any take on 80's fashion… Great look!

  41. 4.19.12
    becks said:

    you look gorgeous! i love this entire outfit! x


  42. 4.19.12

    You've cleaned down the sillouhettes so that it's not overtly 80s. I adore the teal blazer. Fantasizing the ways in which I'd wear one…

    Te amo,

  43. 4.19.12
    Gigi said:

    Awesome color combo: the turquoise jacket with the skirt which has the same color on it. Wonderful!

  44. 4.19.12

    I just stumbled across your blog and honestly cannot tell you how much I love this outfit. The colours are BEAUTIFUL and that blazer looks divine on you.

    -LAURA xx

  45. 4.19.12

    Love your floral skirt!
    Suzi x
    For the Love of Audrey

  46. 4.19.12
    Nikki said:

    I adore your outfit, you look lovely:)xx

  47. 4.19.12

    I love your outfit here. You look stunning 🙂

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  48. 4.19.12

    ha …I'm way envious of people that went to coachella fest this year as well.. next year we must be there!
    and cool outfit..really digging that 80s vibe.. cool bracelet!

  49. 4.19.12
    Asher said:

    Oh I love this skirt! The print is my absolute favorite!

  50. 4.19.12

    Looking amazing as always! Quite inspiring, really, I've been going through a scruffy phase the last while, you really make me want to bust out my hot stuff! And I think I said this before, but how perfect are those sandals? They go with everything, I bet!


  51. 4.19.12

    Love that song <3 Nice outfit! 🙂

  52. 4.19.12
    Matthew said:

    love the color of that blazer its so summer!!! you look stunning! love the floral skirt paired with the blazer.



  53. 4.19.12

    This is a beautiful look. You look wonderful in every color. That skirt 100% screams the 80's and I don't hate it. Your hair looks different and I'm in love with it!

  54. 4.19.12

    I love the colours in this look! Would love to get to Coachella one day…

    Emma xo

  55. 4.19.12
    Alison said:

    Really pretty! I love the blazer and skirt. That color of blue is my absolute favorite!


  56. 4.19.12

    That outfit looks amazing. Love the blue, and blue looks really good on you.)



  57. 4.19.12
    yiqin; said:

    omg i am so in love w your skirt <3

  58. 4.19.12
    Julye said:

    Beautiful outfit – love your outfit !!

  59. 4.19.12

    Amazing look! I love the skirt and blazer together

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

  60. 4.19.12
    Sophie said:

    A great look for summer – I adore your blog!



  61. 4.19.12
    Gabrielle said:

    Aw love your H&M skirt,
    I have the sheer shirt with the same pattern.
    You wore it very well, as usual.


  62. 4.19.12

    i knew that skirt were the prints of H&M, I super adore that store! They look beautiful on you paired with blue blazer.

  63. 4.19.12
    Britta said:

    I'm a huge fan of bright blazers right now! You've styled it so well here too. You've made me a fan of an 80's look, and that's not an easy thing to do!!


  64. 4.19.12
    Jennifer said:

    What a gorgeous spring outfit, honey!
    Love your combination of floral and bright colours!

    Love, Jennifer

    New outfit post: Think Pink

  65. 4.19.12

    Amazing outfit once again!
    That blazer is so cute!
    Kisses <3

  66. 4.19.12
    Wida said:

    Ah! So jealous of people who are at Coachella. You're gorgeous!

    Thank you for the early birthday wishes ^_^ I'm actually a Taurus, my birthday is on the 21st which is the start date of Taurus 🙂

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  67. 4.19.12

    the amount of print and solid coloours in this outfit it what makes it perfect!!!!

  68. 4.19.12
    Blaise said:

    sooooooo stunning! i love your blazer and the shoes are just amazing 🙂



  69. 4.19.12
    Joyce said:

    I love the bright blazer, it is such a pretty color! The skirt has a really pretty print too, I just got the pants version of them 🙂

  70. 4.19.12
    Heather said:

    AH! I love that blazer!!! God I wish I was at Coachella too.


  71. 4.20.12
    Heather said:

    I love this outfit – and I want that skirt! I am soooo jealous – it is GORGEOUS on you. And that movie made me crazy actually… I didn't buy the love story, it was awkward!


  72. 4.20.12
    Suzie Q said:

    I love this blazer in the bright blue color. You look fabulous here.

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  73. 4.20.12

    You're a walking ad for my fave store, H & M! ha ha The blue is such a gorgeous color on you! And I love the floral skirt. This outfit is definitely one of my faves!

  74. 4.20.12
    MizzJ said:

    Omg as soon as you mentioned Drive, I had this uncontrollable urge to go play the soundtrack on grooveshark lol. This outfit is hot! I think sure the colors and large floral are very 80s, but the styling and details are all modern 😉

  75. 4.20.12

    That is such a fabulous outfit! I wish I can wear something like that to the office!

    I don't believe I have a bright coloured blazer like that! Love!


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  76. 4.20.12

    those blue blazers is stuning

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  77. 4.20.12

    Perfect look !

  78. 4.20.12

    i really like your styling today! you look so lovely in this floral skirt!

    xoxo, andie
    Fashionista's Pick


  79. 4.20.12
    Megan said:

    I love you even more now because Drive is my favorite movie (well, top 5) and I LOVE that song. I actually downloaded the soundtrack a few weeks ago and have been listening to it daily. It's so good! And yes, it doesn't hurt that Ryan Gosling plays the lead 🙂

    You look so pretty, and I wouldn't have thought 80s until you said it. I love this blazer and of course that beautiful skirt. That last photo should be in a magazine – YOU should be in magazines!!!

  80. 4.20.12
    Gabriele said:

    this outfit is amazing!! love the skirt, love the clutch , love the blue blazer!! how fabulous?!

  81. 4.20.12

    Loving this entire look and your blog. You crack me up!



  82. 4.21.12

    This is such a stunning location!! I love the blue blazer and floral high waisted skirt. The 80s vibe going on is quite awesome. And that clutch is gorgeous

  83. 4.21.12
    Sandy Joe said:

    Drive easily has the best soundtrack! Majorly digging the floral…. and the cabin behind you! Jealous much?

    x The Pretty Secrets

  84. 4.23.12

    this look is beautiful in so many ways!

  85. 4.24.12

    80's in a good way though, beautiful look!!

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