Spark

Club Monaco pants, Michael Kors heels, vintage clutch, cape c/o Loft 82,
J.Crew top, cardigan c/o Banana Republic, Persol sunnies c/o SmartBuyGlasses
Sometimes, it’s the littlest things that can rekindle inspiration. For me, my little sparks of style inspo came from a 2 for 1 special at LUSH for their Emotional Brilliance line: I took their colour therapy spin test and picked out a bright orange and pink (you’ll see the latter make an appearance later this week). I’ve always been a bold lip girl but oranges have always intimidated me, so I was particularly excited to have chosen “Strong,” a perfect fiery orange shade. As soon as I slicked it on, it felt both familiar and exciting…something that both fit seamlessly into my routine but also offered a bit of new inspiration.
Anyway, I really wanted to let the orange pop, so I picked up the warm tone with a touch of red and other than that, kept the visual interest in this look on prints rather than colour. I just rediscovered these slouchy Club Monaco trousers and love their laid-back vibe paired with something more glitzy, like this sequin top.
Mercifully, it’s been way warmer lately, so I not only was able to get away with just a cape on, but I also got to take advantage of the beautiful and milder weather this past weekend by having a really great “staycation” of sorts. Matt and I took the whole weekend off and just relaxed at home, went for runs, took Bailey out for walks and ate. So nice.
Hope you all had an equally nice weekend and are off to a great Monday!

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33 Comments

  1. 1.21.13
    danni said:

    I love the way you "casualized" the sequin top with your trousers. super chic look lady!

    xo danni

  2. 1.21.13
    Cait Val said:

    love this look! from the fur lined cape to the cuffed boyfriend trousers to the pop of orange and the hidden sequin polka dots . . . . ugh . . . want it all!!! you look fantastic! what a way to start a monday 🙂

    xo. c & v
    cake & valley

  3. 1.21.13

    Love that cape and how you paired it with the sparkles! Great look!
    xo Dina

    Sweetest Somethings

  4. 1.21.13
    Alissa said:

    I have seen that sequin top before and I LOVE that you took something that can go so evening into something more causal for the day! Not an easy feat I am sure!

  5. 1.21.13
    Heather said:

    LOVE the pop of color! I want that J.Crew top.

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

  6. 1.21.13

    I love the Emotional Brilliance line. That lippy looks great on you, Alex! And sounds like you had a lovely weekend!

    xo, alison*elle

  7. 1.21.13

    You look amazing in orange lipstick! I really love how you wore your cape! So pretty!
    ~Sara

  8. 1.21.13

    I love this look!! That shade of lipstick is absolutely gorgeous on you! Love the cape and your sparkly top
    Staycations are wonderful. I have the day off today and am just going to hit the gym, walk the dog and watch some movies 🙂
    xJennaD

  9. 1.21.13

    you look gorgeous and that lipstick is amazing! I need to have a staycation! 😉

    iambornlippy.blogspot.com

  10. 1.21.13

    You look stunning, love your style!
    http://yurizastr.blogspot.com

  11. 1.21.13

    You look amazing!! I love how you styled the sequined top as a day look! Absolutely wonderful! xo, Christina

    http://www.styleclouds.de

  12. 1.21.13
    Heidi said:

    Such a sparkly outfit! I love the red lips on you. So pretty! -Heidi

  13. 1.21.13

    that cape looks fabulous on you! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

  14. 1.21.13
    Lisa said:

    I think we have the same lip colours from the Emotional Brilliance line. They're pretty swell, aren't they?

  15. 1.21.13
    Gabrielle said:

    that is my favorite outfit of you so far!

    love ittt lady
    xx

    http://www.dentelleetfleurs.com

  16. 1.21.13

    What a fabulous combination of pieces! You've styled this perfectly. I'm so in love with that cape too!

    xo Jenny
    http://www.crazystylelove.com

  17. 1.21.13

    Ah, your weekend sounds right up my alley Alex! And this look is HOT, the pops of red are so beautiful and the silhouette is so fresh, chic & very European to me – which I love! Hope your Monday is grand!! xo

  18. 1.22.13

    You are killin it in that lovely lip color. I was totally inspired to dig out some of my favorite oranges and put them in rotation again. Gorgeous cape and I love the shape and style of those pants. They look super comfortable, but polished at as well.

    xo,
    Candida 😉
    http://www.merchmaven.com

  19. 1.22.13
    Wren KW said:

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend and you look stunning with that lipstick. So glam!

  20. 1.22.13

    Love your outfit! The pants look amazing!

    xo
    Caroline

    lovecarolineblog.blogspot.com

  21. 1.22.13

    This has got to be one of my fave looks

    Tash
    http://www.style-isle.blogspot.ca

  22. 1.22.13
    Ramona said:

    love sequins sparkles. so effortlessly chic!

    xoxo Ra
    http://www.ramona-strikeapose.blogspot.ie/

  23. 1.22.13
    Well... said:

    Omgsh, that fur trimmed cape is just gorgeous <3

    Trendy Teal

  24. 1.22.13
    Naomi said:

    I'm a big fan of your grey slacks and pumps, and that gorgeous cape of course!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  25. 1.22.13
    Mounette said:

    I love your bag and more your top!
    Kiss
    Aurélie
    http://www.lespetitesbullesdemavie.blogspot.com

  26. 1.22.13
    Hattitude said:

    Hattitude Style Blog

    wow. this is so great. such professional looking photos. they are just so gorgeous alex! i'm jealous of your milder weather. it is -28 feels like in Toronto today! ah!

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Style Blog

  27. 1.22.13

    Such a fabulour cape! I love the fur collar

    :)jen
    http://www.jennyscribbles.com

  28. 1.22.13

    I love the cape! It's gorgeous!
    I just wanted to say hi and that I am also having the dilemma of law school… or fashion or design school. I went to University on the Island and just started blogging. Love your blog, it's very inspiring. If you have time, check mine out sometime 🙂 It's about fashion, as well as vintage design and accessories.

    Heather

    http://thevintagehoney.blogspot.com/

  29. 1.23.13

    Another fantastic look – the cape/coat is amazing! And I love the pop of orange!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

  30. 1.24.13

    I love love LOVE the cape!! And you make Vancouver look like it is warming up… but I still find it super cold haha

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