lunch date

posted on: January 24, 2012

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hat from h&m // vintage blouse // kensie sweater from plum // pants from anthropologie // necklace from forever 21 // adam's nixon watch // purse from front and company // scarf from fine finds // shoes from portland boutique 

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photos by leonie

i'm going to be completely honest and tell you that i loooved this outfit....but i suffered mild hypothermia because of it.  now, that's a bit of a dramatic exaggeration, but i assure you that without gloves and socks i absolutely froze.  a harsh lesson to learn, isn't it?  that you can't dress for september in january.  apparently my sunny vacations have really messed with my perception of vancouver weather reality!


went for a little menswear inspired comfy (but cold) look for my lunch date with leonie of the the signature bow and randa of the-unprecedented.  it was great meeting up with these lovely gals to talk fashion, work, and travel.  after lunch at 8 1/2, we even got to do a bit of window shopping at scout and f as in frank.  main street lunch dates are the best!


hoping for my sake, that the next outfit post will probably feature me in a parka because i really need to learn to bundle up.  also, i'm apparently in the market for a parka, so if you would like to donate one to me, i won't turn it down ;)

38 comments:

  1. haha well you must have made the cold weather pretty jealous! lol <3 Love the sweater over the shirt.

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  2. I love this tomboy look, I have the exact same shoes :)

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  3. You rock this look so well, Alicia! And I loveeee 8 1/2... that place is so yummy.

    xo, alison*elle

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  4. I always love your casual looks, you manage to look put together but still comfortable in a way that I really admire. And that hat? Perfection. The feather detail is too cute!
    xox,
    Cee

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  5. Love the menswear inspired look! You look adorable!

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  6. Aw, you're absolutely the CUTEST, ever!! I'm totally in love with this outfit, the whole look is flawless!! And as for freezing?! Everyday, everyday, I freeze for fashion. Haha. xo veronika

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  7. This is a great outfit but yes, unfortunately with the cold weather Vancouver experienced, I had to retire any flats and bring out boots only.
    Love the layering of the sweater over the button-up. That's my go-to trend right now!

    Dusty
    dustyanna.blogspot.com

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  8. My two fave details on this outfit is 1. the scarf tied to the bag and 2. the bf watch!

    sounds like a fun lunch date, and haha yes you should know better than to go with no socks in Jan but hey, you look good =)

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  9. You look A D O R A B L E! I love this!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  10. So much to love here! Looks like you realy paid attention to every little element, the hat could not be anymore perfect!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  11. I couldn't figure out how to comment on your previous post, so I'll just leave it here: Did you see Dallas Green perform?? I'm so jealous, I love him!

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  12. I am admittedly a little jealous of how fabulous you always look in hats. I love them, but I have yet to find one that looks right.

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  13. You look so cute in hats! My hair is usually too curly to be contained in hats, haha. & These shoes are adorable :)

    Judy
    SecondGlimpses.blogspot.com

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  14. Oh I love it! Definitely worth freezing for! I also really love the hat on you!

    Melissa

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  15. Freezing for fashion is something I think all fashion bloggers are familiar with at some point! Loving the menswear-inspired look and the Forever 21 necklace! Great score :)

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  16. Ah what we do for our blogs!
    Love the necklace and watch, such great accessories!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  17. Super cute outfit! Love it head to toe, that hat is fantastic! Love the plum colour of it!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


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  18. Looove it, you make menswear look so femme. Can't wait to see you tomorrow! Bringing my cam cause it's supposed to be sunny aiiiight.

    Alex xoxo

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  19. Thank you all so much :)! xo

    @Megan Yes, sorry I disabled the comments on the last post because for some reason I didn't think anyone would have any comments on the pics. Yes, saw an intimate performance by Dallas Green and it was ahhhhmazing! Will try to do a blog post on it soon.

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  20. You always remind me of my friend. YOu two are so similar and have great style! Love it :) xxx

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  21. we have the same hat!!:)you look so sweet:)!!
    kisses

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  22. I love love love your outfit! Goodness I cannot stop looking at your shoes!!! Do you remember what boutique in Portland you got them from? I might be heading over soon and would love to visit that place!

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  23. Very chic, Alicia. And Adam's watch is gorgeous. Not going to lie.

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  24. I love this outfit! I love how all of neutral colours work so well to create a great look!

    xo L.

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  25. I love this outfit! Cute, casual and chic with just the right accessories to elevate it.

    There is one way to wear an outfit like this and not risk hypothermia while still forgoing socks and gloves: swap out the hole-y sweater for a solid one and the cotton (?) trousers for wool ones.

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  26. Hehehe, when I saw the photos I thought - wow you must be getting great weather for January! And then I read that you froze! ;)

    Love the necklace and sweater look.

    Sadie xx
    http://whatsadiedid.blogspot.com

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  27. This is pretty darn cute, girlie! Chilly or not, it's super adorable! (though yes, I haven't not worn boots since maybe November? Cannot wait to wear shoes again! Sigh!)

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  28. I have been so guilty of picking my outfits on cuteness and not warmth. I'm trying to just layer up and hope for the best:-)

    Jen xo
    http://www.prairiegirlinthcity.com

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  29. I looooove this look! You're giving me lots of inspiration for menswear inspired dressing right now. My favourite is the hat though-I need to get myself a good hat!

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  30. Gorgeous outfit! The necklace looks amazing & the hat really suits you :). Lovely blog <3

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  31. it is a great outfit, love the hat!

    http://www.designers-artists.com

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  32. Menswear? Yes please! I'm really wanting to master the menswear look, but I just can't seem to get it right. You however, hit the nail on the head!

    Love the little details with the scarf, the hat, and the brogues.

    Happy almost weekend :) xo

    P.S. I almost thought you chopped your hair in one of the shots, I was so excited!

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  33. I adore your outfit!! I guess mild hypothermia is worth it for an awesome outfit haha.

    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  34. Hypothermia is totally worth looking so adorable. I mean, as fashionistas we do that crap all the time, right?
    #fashionbloggerproblems

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  35. I love your simple looks :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  36. I might steal your hat....just saying :P

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