The Fall

posted on: November 24, 2014

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The Details // Photos by Kiara
Sweater, Left On Houston
Biker Leather Jacket, Zara
Black Skirt, Bardot
Printed Scarf, Thrifted
Cat Eye Sunglasses, Le Cheateau
'Capulet' Booties, Miz Mooz
Khaki Tote Bag, xoBella

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I was sent a pair of cheetah print booties recently that I am in LOVE with, but they are unfortunately a size (or two) too big!  Didn't feel like going through the hassle of returning them and instead put on a pair of thick socks and wore them ASAP because, new shoes.  So, there I am the other night strutting my stuff through Gastown, and over to Railtown Cafe for their winter menu tasting.  Just as I passed by a group of trendy looking people loitering outside of a barber shop, I don't even know how, but BAM I was on my knees.  I let out an unflattering shriek due to the shock of it all, and the older woman I'd been following for a few blocks turned around to ask if I was okay.  "Oh, pfffft.  I'm toooootally fine!" I replied, as I stood up and continued on my way, secretly in immense amounts of pain.  I couldn't hear because my headphones were in, but I really hope the people who witnessed it were laughing.  Anyway, got to the event and realized that I was definitely bleeding.  I'm now a grown ass woman with a scraped up knee.

That was obviously my go-to story this week.  In fact, I shared it on a double date we went on the next night.  We all laughed, "Oh, what a klutz you are, Alicia!"  It was raining by the time we were leaving the restaurant, so our friends offered to drop us off at home.  And okay, I had like 15 steps to take in order to get myself from their vehicle to the front door of our apartment.  It was dark though, and apparently there were too many potentially dangerous obstacles.  I was walking in between two cars to get to the sidewalk when BAM my glasses fell off and I felt a sudden pain on the side of my head.  "What just happened?" Adam asked in confusion. "I don't know," I replied, as I glanced back to see a bike rack mounted not he back of the vehicle.  "I think I walked into that?" I declared.  Ended up with a lovely bump on my temple and a mild concussion for the next few days.

Last week was all very Mindy Lahiri of me.  Though, I swear those clumsy moments are always painted as endearing and sweet in movies and on tv.  I assure you, that when they happen in real life, you're left feeling nothing but embarrassment and pain.  They sure make for great stories though!  Hope you all had a great (and much safer) weekend xo

You're Invited: Clearly Contacts Holiday Styling Event

posted on: November 19, 2014

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Okay, cancel your plans next Wednesday, I've got something waaaay better for ya.  I'm going to be hostess extraordinaire at Clearly Contacts on Robson Street for their #MyEyeStyle Holiday Styling Event!  I'm full of eyewear style advice, because if there's one thing I know, it's glasses.  I'd basically be lost without them (seriously, my Facebook sidebar ads are basically only stylish specs and wedding rentals).  The evening will offer tasty goodies, lots of laughs, and exclusive savings.  Plus, the first 100 guests get a pretty awesome VIP swag bag!  Don't miss out, details are below.

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
6pm-9pm
Clearly Contacts 
961 Robson Street, Vancouver

RSVP here, space is very limited.  Hope to see you there xo

4 Must Have Fall Lipsticks

posted on: November 18, 2014

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On that hunt for the perfect lip colour for fall.  Turns out that my favourite autumn shade is just $6 from London Drugs!  Product info and more in this quick beauty vlog:

The Blanket Scarf

posted on: November 17, 2014

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The Details // Photos by Alex
Slouchy Tee, The Gap
Black Blazer, Plum
Faux Leather Jacket, Joe Fresh
Reversible Plaid Blanket Scarf, xo Bella / similar
Cat Eye Sunglasses, Le Chateau
Distressed 'Emma' Denim, Mavi
'Capulet' Booties, Miz Mooz
Oversized Bag, Phillip Lim for Target
Pave Arrow Cuff, Olive and Piper
Cutout Cuff, Olive and Piper

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I was having major blanket scarf FOMO until one lucky rainy day a few weeks ago.  I'm currently sans car because it needs to be fixed and I know it's going to cost an arm and possibly a leg, so I've avoided taking it into the shop.  This has, unfortunately, also caused a lot of unnecessary chaos in my life because I now have to walk/transit/cab wherever I need to go.  It's a real indication of how spoiled I've always been with such convenient transpiration. On this particular Raincouver afternoon I was not dressed for the cold and wet weather and was definitely suffering.  It was the kind of bone chilling cold that even a Starbucks latte couldn't warm.  I happened to wander into a boutique while waiting for my bus and there was this delightful blanket scarf.  Plaid on one side and herringbone on the other, it's reversible and super cozy!  I'm so glad I stumbled on it because not only did it warm me up on that cold fall day, but I've been wearing it non-stop ever since.  I mean, it's half scarf and half blanket.  It's the best fall trend in a long time - amiright?!

Resort Wear 2014

posted on: November 14, 2014

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The Details //
Dress, BCBG / similar
Sandals, Joe Fresh / similar
Sunglasses, Le Chateau / similar
Earrings, BCBG / similar

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I don't remember what it's like to not have to wear a minimum of three layers.  It was literally so hot when we took these photos in Kauai that I could barely get this dress on.  I actually couldn't wear my hair down because it would stick to my arms.  And now, it's below zero - ohhhh winter, how you toy with us.  I have admittedly also hesitated to post these pics because I felt like they were maybe too revealing.  Then I saw Kim K's glazed donut bum all over my Facebook page and I was like pffft who cares about a little shoulder?

So the story behind this citrus dress is that I desperately wanted something bombshell to wear to my friend's wedding in the summer.  This BCBG stunner was on sale and exactly the impulse purchase I needed to make.  At the wedding, I noticed a woman wearing something that looked familiar, only to realize that it was my exact dress, but in coral.  I did the old "nice dress" with a wink and a gun and we had a laugh.  Then, she said, "Why are you wearing a mother of the bride dress?" and I stared at her with a blank expression.  WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN?  Do I look like a mom in this?  Because pretty sure my cab driver asked me if I was old enough to have a driver's license a few weeks ago.  Life is so confusing.  Anyway, I still love this green dress and was happy that even though I couldn't move, due to overheating, it was still nice to get another wear out of it in Kauai.


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