Black and Tan

Club Monaco dress and skirt, H&M booties, ring c/o Social Experiment, bag c/o Mary Nichols
Yet another morning shoot! Apparently these have become a new “thing” for me, though this one was done more out of necessity than anything else. Yesterday was so incredibly disgusting, it was pouring rain and windy and just all-around yucky. In a weird way though, it reminded me of home (Van-city), and I’ve been having weird bouts of homesickness lately so it was kind of welcome. I think it’s the fact that my family’s been going up to our Sunshine Coast cabin so much and I feel starved for ocean time. That and I’m kind of amping up now to make plans to stay here in Toronto longer so I’m kind of coming to terms that I’ll definitely be away for longer now.
Anyway, if I’ve been super MIA on all of your blogs lately, it’s just because I’ve been putting myself through a bit of a whirlwind with all the things that go along with making a more permanent move somewhere (job hunt, apartment hunt, etc). So forgive me if I’m not commenting as much! I usually still creep on everyone’s blogs to see what they’ve been up to though 🙂
Happy Monday everyone!


  1. 7.16.12

    As always, you look SO gorgeous Alex!! And I love this modern & simple outfit, you rock it beautifully. Best of luck with the job search + apartment hunt, can't wait to hear more about it!! xo V

  2. 7.16.12
    Marie L. said:

    You look gorgeous! Simply chic!

    Marie L.

  3. 7.16.12
    Manda said:

    Ummm…would you share some of those legs with me? lol. I need some extra length.
    Very cute outfit- I adore off the shoulder shirts. So chic.
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  4. 7.16.12

    great outfit!

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  5. 7.16.12

    Great booties, I'm searching for a great black pair for fall. Good luck settling in, moving is never easy!

  6. 7.16.12
    Erin said:

    Love the effortless chic mix of neutrals!


  7. 7.16.12
    Bonnie said:

    I love your boots. If you had tiny baby feet, too, I would steal them.
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  8. 7.16.12
    lisa said:

    Black and tan–such a classic cool combo.

    This permanent move you're alluding to–does that mean you'll be staying in TO, or do you have another destination in mind? 🙂

  9. 7.16.12
    Lexxie` said:

    i really love this outfit! the simplicity of it sick! love it.
    have a wonderful day.

  10. 7.16.12
    claude said:

    the weather over here in Luxembourg is every day like yours was yesterday.. what a beautiful summer right? plus it's really cold.. you look lovely:)

    xx claude

  11. 7.16.12

    Very Nice outfit.
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  12. 7.16.12
    Cee said:

    What a shame about the weekend weather, pally. Rain descended on Vancouver yet again yesterday, but luckily the sunshine is back today. You are looking gorgeous as always. I just loooove those sunnies, such a pretty and unusual colour for frames. I also feel the need to tell you, I totally did a double take and thought your bracelet was a tattoo?! I think I think I need more caffeine. Miss you girl, but glad to hear things are going to well in TO.

  13. 7.16.12

    Classic combination of black and tan! Love the outfit!


  14. 7.16.12

    Looking great, good luck with all the transitioning activities, never fun, but rewarding at the end of it all!
    xo K

  15. 7.16.12

    Classic and pretty!

  16. 7.16.12
    Mehak said:

    You look so pretty!! Loving the cuff as well!!!


  17. 7.16.12

    love your bracelet!
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  18. 7.16.12

    good luck with the job hunt and apartement hunt! love how you paired this look with those booties, super cute : )

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  19. 7.16.12

    That off-the-shoulder top is just perfect, Alex. And how exciting that you've decided to stay in Toronto! Good luck with everything <3

    xo, alison*elle

  20. 7.16.12

    I love off the shoulder tops like this one! It's so perfect on you, and looks great over the skirt. I bet it'll be really versatile.

  21. 7.17.12

    You look gorgeous!!! Love love love that top.

  22. 7.17.12

    Loving the neutral tones on this outfit! Good luck with all your endeavors here in the Tdot.


  23. 7.17.12

    i am so in love with your outfit! those shorts are super cute :]

    happy monday!


  24. 7.17.12

    I love these neutral colours together! Adorable knit top! I hope you have a great week! xo

  25. 7.17.12

    Love this simple and casual outfit! Good luck on your job and apt search!

  26. 7.17.12
    Marisa said:

    I really adore that sweater and these morning shoots are lovely! Good luck with the job and apartment hunting 🙂


  27. 7.17.12

    love the black and tan color combination!

  28. 7.17.12

    Oh good, I hope you're still creeping on my blog. 😛

  29. 7.17.12

    Lovely outfit and the lighting in these photos is gorgeous! It takes a while to settle into a new place away from home – but stay busy (but not hectic) doing plenty of fun/relaxing things, and it gets better 🙂

    Life Etc

  30. 7.17.12

    You look fantastic!

  31. 7.18.12
    Well... said:

    The morning lighting is so gorgeous! I love the soft glow it gives 🙂
    Nice mix of tan and black. Those booties and top go so well together

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  32. 7.18.12
    amuseume said:

    Love how easy the whole look is. Has that perfect summer casualness that comes with lots of sunshine. Those booties are so great and versatile! Should probably look into getting myself a pair like that too.

    — Laina

  33. 7.18.12
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  34. 7.18.12

    What a perfect summer outfit, I really love the cuff! Hope you're settling in well in your new city!

  35. 7.18.12

    I love the slouchy shirt with the flowy skirt- so light and summery 🙂

  36. 7.18.12

    love that top! and you look beautiful as always x

  37. 7.18.12

    I love this simple combo, the boots are gorgeous!

  38. 7.18.12

    simple and chic!
    good for everyday wear!

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  39. 7.18.12
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  40. 7.18.12
    Megan said:

    Totally understand you being MIA while you settle in (though I must admit that I miss seeing you around my blog!). You look so pretty and I LOVE that bag 🙂

    We've been in Florida two years and I still have bouts of homesickness. I try to just brush it off and be thankful that I have something/someone to be homesick for 🙂 Plus, it makes visits so much more exciting.

  41. 7.18.12

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  42. 7.19.12

    thanks for taking the time to comment!

    I love love love that Club Monaco dress. I wonder if it's still available. gorgeous as always 🙂

  43. 9.2.12

    You look have such a beautiful face…

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