hats, artists, and grilled cheese sandwiches

posted on: March 7, 2012

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{photos by jen}

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  dress from barefoot contessa // nine west flats // urban outfitters hat // various gifted necklaces // social expierment ring c/o // brown ring from plum

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they say blondes have more fun, but i like to think that people in hats have the most fun.


my morning started off early with lots of work to complete and a dress fitting in the early afternoon (yes, i made my big tv debut on breakfast television last week for two birds bridesmaids).  then jen and i were going to meet up for some outfit photos.  her meeting ran long though, so i was stuck downtown trying to waste time.  to refrain from shopping, i thought i'd just get comfy in a coffee shop and play around on the internet.  i walked into thierry's but it was so busy that i walked right out (jen's meeting happened to be in thierry's too and she totally saw me walk in and leave lol).  i then headed for good ol' starbucks on robson, but again was only faced with no available seats.  i was also having one of those days where everyone seemed to be staring, and i feared that i had something weird on my face or was totally flashing everyone.  for the sake of this story, let's just pretend i looked really good :P



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anyway, i decided the only place i would go to shop was h+m but it was rather far and my nine west shoes aren't in the best shape.  they're down to the nail, which makes for quite the balancing act.  on the way to pacific centre, i passed mom's grilled cheese food truck and decided that since adam wasn't going to be home for dinner, i'd partake in a delicious sammich.  so the food cart peoples are all commenting on my hat and we're having a pleasant little convo.  then the one lady shouts out "so alicia, you going to order something or what?" and i looked at her in complete disbelief, while she confesses that my name on my starbucks cup.  they tell me they're closing in 5 mins and that i need to order right away, but i'm scraping the bottom of my bag for $6.50 (ugh, why did i use my ten dollar bill at starbucks?).  they're yelling "is bowler hat short?" and i'm frantically emptying my bag for change.  finally found enough money and waited while they closed down the truck for the day.  they hand me my order, which looked amazing but comes in an oversize cone with chips on the bottom.  which normally would be find i guess, if i had somewhere to go, but instead this truck drives away and i'm in the middle of downtown vancouver holding a huge freaking cheese sandwich.  so i awkwardly make my way over to a spot where i can get my ipad out and instagram my meal (like, why do i find this shit necessary?).  i start on my food and i hear two guys sitting on the fountain talking.  one says "just go talk to her man, you'll never see her again" and i'm like ugh, i so don't need this right now and relocate.  walk over and sit on the vancouver art gallery steps to continue my lunch, where a small brown bird takes several flying dives at me for my sandwich.  birds can be so terrifying.  i eat my food as fast as possible because this bird is bullying me and i'm so over this embarrassment.  some guy on a bicycle who may or may not be someone i know (wasn't wearing my glasses) cycles by and yells hello and waves.  i'm sitting with other ppl on the steps though, maybe he was waving at someone behind me?  and after all of it, i remembered that i did in fact have dinner plans that i'd even already paid for.  so classic.

54 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, this sounds like a day in my life. Sometimes it's just one thing after another! haha You look adorable though! The dress is gorgeous! :)

    PIECE OF CAKE. PEACE OF MIND.

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  2. I've been craving for grilled cheese sandwiches after watching the Chew make it 3 different ways!

    delia
    http://www.lovelaughlipglosses.com/

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  3. You look fabulous! I absolutely adore that dress! I especially love how you paired it with a leopard print belt :)

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  4. You look adorable. Love the hat!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  5. I love that dress, its beyond adorable plus with the hat its simply perfect. You look wonderful.

    www.pinsneedlesfashion.blogspot.com

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  6. I love the dress and you do look really cute! What a day!

    www.wayoutsidelookingin.blogspot.com

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  7. Haha sounds like you had an interesting day! At least the grilled cheese sandwich was good right? ;)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  8. you look SO pretty! as usual i always love your outfit hehe :D

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  9. you look amazing! love the hat.

    Anna B.

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  10. Ha! You kill me. If I wrote a blog post like this about my day, it would read in a very similar way, except it would go something more like, "And then this went wrong. And then I discovered this system error. And then I realised it was 3pm and I hadn't left my desk since I got to the office." In other words, I sympathise. Let's put your afternoon down to the fact that you were wearing a hat - this way, you know how to avoid insanity in the future ;)
    xox,
    Cee

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  11. They were totally staring because you looked good. That's a fantastic dress. I'm a new follower and I'm loving your style and looking forward to reading through your older posts.
    Sarah
    www.comingunstitched.com

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  12. You look lovely in that hat!

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  13. What a day! I've had them like that - you think you're in some sort of weird movie or something! haha. Hope the sandwich was enjoyable, and at least you were rocking that hat :)

    Sadie xx

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  14. Actually laughed out loud reading this post. Not at you, of course (ps. that hat is perfect on you), but I can't even count how many days I've had like this... Where all I can think is how silly and exhausted I felt buying things I didn't need to buy and going places I didn't need to go . At least I'm not the only one!

    And, we should get together for a coffee date very soon!


    Xo Chelle
    discoveringelegance.com

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  15. Haha what a great post, Alicia! But I have to admit, the thing that stuck with me was... "huge freaking cheese sandwich". I.want.it! It must be because it's dinner time, or perhaps because I haven't had bread in 3 weeks. Anyway, I love this longer post AND that pretty outfit you're wearing. I already spotted (HA!) this dress on Kelsey's blog and it's so beautiful!

    Hope you're having a great week so far! xo Leonie

    Orange Glow

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  16. that is HILARIOUS! nice to see i'm not alone in feeling completely awkward sometimes! so... what happened with the guys? ;) x

    http://thesparkle.net

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  17. You look amazing!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  18. ok how stinking cute are you!?? love the dress!!

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  19. This totally sounds like a day in the life of me! Is mom's grilled cheese food truck any good? Gotta try it out sometime!

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  20. Haha this sounds like a day out of my life. I feel like at the end of most days, when I call Matt to recap my day it's just a list of all the random annoying shit that happened to me. BUT YOU KNOW WHAT? You look good. Most important thing. What's more, you look REALLY good! So even better. Love the dress, belt, hat...everything! So beautiful pallyo.

    Alex xo

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  21. Haha! So cute! I love the polkadots:)

    Jen xo
    http://www.prairiegirlinthecity.com

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  22. Those days are the worst! Everyone has them though from time to time and at least you looked adorable while experiencing the terrible. The polka dots are so fun with the varying colours and I love the hat. From the pictures alone, at least it looks like you're having a good day!

    -- Laina

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  23. The way you told your story is so funny, thanks for the chuckle :) I'm sure people were just staring because 1) You look good and 2) Your cheese sandwich made them hungry!

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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  24. LOL Alicia, you're too cute. (and you look cute in this dress too!) I enjoyed reading the story haha! And mmm that sandwich sounds good. I def must give it a try.

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  25. I love the hat and the outfit.
    You dont have to pretend btw, you are looking really good :)

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  26. LOVE LOVE the polka dots! We can pretend :) They turned out great!

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  27. AAwwww you've got amazing blog ! I'm in love with this incredible tunic ! Btw- great colours. They really suits you ! Kiss x



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  28. You are so funny! ha ha Love the hat.

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  29. wow, what a day! looks like you made it out ok though!

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  30. My god aren't you chubbie!

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    1. I'm very sorry you view a size 10 as "chubby". I'm very healthy and happy with my curves, which I hope many people can relate to. Sadly, views like yours is why so many girls struggle with body issues.

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    2. Anonymous,

      "My god aren't you chubbie!" Seriously? At least learn to spell chubby properly before you go attacking a perfectly healthy, and beautiful, young woman like Alicia.

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  31. ps. you aren't pretty. i wish people wouldn't suck up to 'professional bloggers' just to attract traffic to their own vain page.

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    1. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I respect the fact that you don't find me pretty, but I don't respect that you are being blatantly rude. Please don't visit my blog again, and any future comments you make will be deleted immediately. I pride myself on being a positive person and don't need your negativity on my site.

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    3. Dear anonymous... at least Alicia is proud of who she is and can show her face....but we sure can't say the same thing for you. I wish some positivity in your life because i think you need it! Alicia you are beautiful in every way!!!!!

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    4. I agree! Anonymous you can suck it!! Alicia I love your blog and you are gorgeous!!

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  32. That is a really a really gorgeous dress, and you look gorgeous in it!! Great photos! :)

    Julia
    Cup of Tea
    http://cupoftea-style.blogspot.com

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  33. this is such a random story hahha love it. you look adorable as always! :)

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  34. beautiful photos, awesome post, as always. keep it up i love your blog!

    Cheers,
    Whit

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  35. "like, why do I find this shit necessary" made me laugh out loud! You're a beaut. Thanks for making time for me and twobirds - it seriously meant the world!!! xxo

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  36. I loooove your HAT! It's so sweet.

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  37. I'm absolutely in love with your dress! And the hat is so cute. Your story had me cracking up. I would have done exactly what you did if I heard a guy say that to his friend! It would be embarrassing! Oh, and the anonymous poster...extremely rude and I'm sorry for that. You are insanely beautiful and don't ever think otherwise! <3

    toni

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  38. I love this dress, and the leopard belt is an awesome touch.

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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    1. You are seriously uneducated... Thin does not equal healthy.... Many many curvy people are much healthier than thin people. Check your facts and do some research before you spew hate.

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    2. Look at how tough and opinionated you are, hiding behind your laptop.
      How about you come off anon so everyone knows who you are, you coward.

      There's nothing wrong with Alicia's figure. But there's something wrong with your mentality.

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  40. bhahhaa what a funny story! That instragram comment totally reminds me of Vickie (Adventures in Fashion)! Too funny!
    On another note you look adorable! Love that dress, so cute!
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    <3 Kastles
    p.s- I totally want a grilled cheese now!

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  41. Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

    you are so cute! i'm so glad to have found your blog. i love reading other canadian blogs, especially vancouverites!

    talk soon wild child
    -Hattie
    Hattitude Artistic Style Blog

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  42. yah to dotted dresses that are as pretty as that one! and also kudos to Jen for the wonderful shots of you wearing it, you're SO beautiful Alicia!!! the hat and leopard belt work brilliantly with this outfit, they add a certain whimsy and i dig it total! rad report about being on teevz, i wish i'd have known to get up early and see you there, cool stuff.

    oh my gosh girl, reading your whole ordeal with the sammich and what followed made me giggle, oh those days that just don't seem to allow easy passage hey? well good to know we're all just bozos on the same bus, it happens and we deal. you did well friend - classic finish and all. ♥

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  43. What a pretty dress! U look so cute!! Adorable style, very feminine!
    Kisses from the newest follower!:)

    Jelena
    glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

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  44. hot hot dress!!! can i have it? :D j/k

    http://www.yuliconversations.blogspot.com/

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