‘Twas the Day Before Christmas

Cape c/o Loft 82, jeans c/o Gap, heels c/o ShoeMintClub Monaco clutch, H&M sweater

It’s Christmas Eve!!! One day away from quite literally the best day of the year (for me at least). My family is all about traditions…without fail, every year, we have our Christmas Eve perogies, we watch It’s a Wonderful Life, my dad reads us ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas before bedtime, my siblings and I all create a big fort on the floor and sleep in one room, the “kids” all wake up around 5 am and open stockings/collectibles then make our parents coffee, we watch Christmas Story and then finally…FINALLY…we open all our presents! 
Christmas already came a bit early for me this year – this stunning cape from Loft 82 was one beautiful present I got to open early, and already it’s become a fast favourite of mine. I’ve always loved the elegant yet unique silhouette of capes, but with the fur trim, it’s given an additional dash of luxe. Love it so much. If you happen to be in one of the Canadian cities that has a Loft 82, an offshoot of the Oak + Fort family, then make a visit ASAP – every thing in there is covet-worthy.
Well, I’m going to take tomorrow off to fully soak in Christmas, so Merry Christmas in advance! I feel so grateful for all the readers who I’ve had the luck of interacting with and getting to know – you’re all amazing! I hope you have the most incredible Christmas. And hey, if you’re in Vancouver, take a break from your Christmas hangover and come meet me in person at Shoppalu’s pop-up shop at the Chinatown Experiment! I’ll be hosting the launch and would love to meet you in person!
Again, Merry Christmas to you and yours! xo

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  1. 12.24.12

    And a Merry Christmas to you too! Your cape is stunning! We used to have a very similar tradition until us kids all moved away. Sure do miss our forts! xoxo


  2. 12.24.12

    You look adorable!
    Merry Christmas <3

  3. 12.24.12
    Kimberly said:

    So cute – love the leopard clutch & the pop of color from your shoes! Merry Christmas 🙂


  4. 12.24.12
    Heather said:

    Hope you and your family have a very merry christmas!! Love your cape, esp love the furry hood. and your hair!


  5. 12.24.12
    Heidi said:

    What wonderful traditions! I love still being a 'kid' this time of year! Have a very Merry Christmas! -Heidi http://fabricandfrosting.blogspot.com/

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  7. 12.24.12
    Carmen said:

    Great coat and shoes!
    I wish you and your family a merry Christmas 🙂

  8. 12.24.12

    Your family sounds so adorable! What great traditions! My family has a dinner on christmas eve without fail.


  9. 12.24.12

    Aww your Christmas with your family sounds like so much fun!! I love spending time with my siblings on Christmas Eve and being silly and having fun.
    I absolutely LOVE your cape with the fur lined hood, so perfect!

  10. 12.24.12

    Gorgeousss!!! 😀 Love this look!! <3


  11. 12.24.12
    Cee said:

    Merry Christmas, my lovely pal – miss you tons, so I'm sending lots of love your way 🙂
    PS: And you look gorgeous as ever, of course.

  12. 12.24.12
    Manda said:

    Love those shoes…and cheekbones!

    Merry Christmas,
    Eat Cake

  13. 12.24.12
    Shannon said:
  14. 12.24.12

    Merry Christmas Alexandra! Your traditions sound magical.

    Sue xo

  15. 12.25.12

    I hope you have an amazing Christmas – and that cape/jacket is really stunning!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  16. 12.25.12

    Sounds like your family has wonderful traditions!
    Happy Holidays!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

  17. 12.25.12

    What a Lovely tradition! 🙂


  18. 12.25.12

    Très jolies ces photos 🙂

  19. 12.26.12
    Wren KW said:

    I hope you ate lots of perogies. I didn't get any this year and I'm dating a Ukrainian. I don't know what that's about. Hope you had a marvellous Christmas with your loved ones. And you look stunning as always.

  20. 12.26.12

    This cape is gorgeous! Merry Christmas!!

    X Kenzie


  21. 12.27.12

    You look gorgeous! Love the fur!

    xo, Courtney

  22. 12.28.12

    The cape is definitely stunning! and I am loving your hair! It's great that you had a wonderful Christmas 🙂

  23. 12.31.12
    Cara said:

    Love this look, the jacket is so cute!
    xo cara

  24. 8.29.13
    ryan said:

    if it was snowing anyway! become ordained online Nevertheless, the inclusion of snow contributes nicely to the Christmas feel of the poem, bringing Berlin's song "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas" and the dulcet tones of Bing Crosby to mind.

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