best coast casual

posted on: May 3, 2011

Alicia Gastown Shoot-2

kensie blouse // h&m trench // hunter boots c/o melface

Alicia Gastown Shoot-22

Alicia Gastown Shoot-23

Alicia Gastown Shoot-27

Alicia Gastown Shoot-49
all photos by kingkabuz

i feel like a fraud.
i call myself a "fashionista" and yet, i've been parading around lately in leggings and rain boots. let's take into consideration how uninspiring this weather has been. and the fact that
i have a closet full of beautiful spring merchandise that is too cold to wear and a closet full of cute winter things that i am sick of wearing. i'm so ready for summer, aren't you?

i was supposed to met up with the super talented ned aka @kingkabuz for an urban photo shoot in gastown last week. i was mid-move and quite unorganized, so i actually forgot we had planned to meet up! i was stuck wearing my rain gear for our shoot, but the truth is now out there now...that i've been dressing casual! at least my new hunters ($30 woot woot) were put to good use :)


  1. Totally agree with you on this topsy-turvy weather. I still think your casual look is super cute... and $30 for Hunters? Awesome deal!

    xo, alison*elle

  2. How did you get those hunters for $30 bucks?!

  3. $30 green hunters? ridiculous!!! haha all the ones i've seen are like... $150+!

  4. LOVE the green Hunters! I have matte black ones, but every time I see the green ones I wish I'd bought green instead.

    I also fully agree on the weather... these drizzly days need to end for a few months! I'm so ready for open toed shoes and cute sundresses! My closet is full of new things it's still too cold to wear too. Bring on the Vancouver sunshine already!

  5. We've already discussed this but you know that i'm in the same wardrobe slump. At least your casual is better than my casual (sweatpants. oops)


    ps, send mr.kabuz my way. I need a personal photographer ;)

  6. Is it that bad to wear leggings and rain boots? Oh my! I've sin! The Gods of fashion are going to shut my blog down, ha ha you look perfectly fine Ali! So lovely for that rainy weather! Loved the setting, wish that purple wall was outside my house, I'd shoot from there everyday!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  7. Oh, you're wearing Hunters! I love it :) The weather has been awful, I completely agree, although my strategy has been the opposite of yours; I've been wearing all of my new spring stuff and suffering with the cold because I'm delusional and think this might make the weather change. It has not. Seriously, though, this look pretty much exemplifies what I love about your style; the fact that you can wear Hunters, and leggings, and a wool cap, and look still look like a fashionista :)

  8. These pictures are amazing! You look perfect in your rain gear. I love your Hunter boots. I have them in navy blue and they're the best boots on the planet.

  9. i WISH i could be parading around in leggings and rainboots. it's gotten so hot here, ha!
    also have i told you have you have GORGEOUS hair? it's the best accessory a girl can have an you nailed it.

  10. Love these fabulous photos. Sigh. I love photography!! And can't wait to get snap happy at are next meet up. Yay!

    As for your outfit? I think it's so urban, adorable, and chic. You can do no wrong in my fashion books. Hope your Friday is a fabulous one. xx veronika

  11. Love these photos...fantastic backgrounds!
    And hey, you can still be a fashionista and wear rain boots...they are, after all, an essential here in Vancouver ;)
    xo Cara

  12. YES. Everything about this is awesome. Plaid shirt, hunters, Best Coast. Dreamy.

    I think this was the perfect outfit for an urban Vancouver shoot after all it rains there A LOT. The last photo is great, your expression is priceless.

    xThe Pretty Secrets

  13. sooo vancouver!
    ihe rain boots were the first thing that caught my eyes when i moved to this city - fascinating how something so practical can become fashionable.

  14. I love these photos. The explosion of colors through the graffiti is mindblowing.

    BTW this is my first time on your blog, so I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm Trishna, a girl from the east coast.

    It's lovely to "meet" you.


    Twitter - @ishrattrishna

  15. I'm in a wardrobe slump too. Wearing jeans and Converse sneakers at work today. :/

  16. I think you still look amazingly chic in the wellies!! I have those hunter ones in pink :D I love the coat and the plaid top! And I saw Best Coast last weekend in London :D xx

  17. I love this outfit! You look so chic in your wellies. I'm hoping to find some in the states in a couple of weeks!

  18. Love your blog and your style!

    I'm now following, feel free to follow me too, I'm a Canadian blogger as well ;)

  19. Nothing wrong with leggings and rain boots! I love this look... Comfortable chic.

    xo jess

  20. The first thing that came to mind when I saw this outfit was "West Coast chic", so don't worry, you're still entirely every bit a fashionista! But yes, I dug out my leggins recently too...the weather has been straight up depressing, especially with that downpour on Saturday which I (of course) got stuck in WITHOUT an umbrella.

    Hope you had a good weekend love! And watch out later this week for a little blogger feature I'm'll be in it needless to say!

    Alexandra xo

  21. Great outfit!

  22. Nothing wrong with a casual look when the weather is so gross! I came back from NC hoping for spring to have arrived, and aside from a tulip or two, the weather is just as rainy and gross as when I left! Thus, rainboots = totally fine.

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