now my life is sweet like cinnamon

posted on: March 19, 2012

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yellow blouse and sunglasses from forever21 // black floral skirt from h&m // coral scarf, black sweater, pearl earrings and purse from plum //  grey faux leather jacket from le chateau // turquoise faryl robin pumps from the dakota group sample sale // social experiment cocktail ring c/o

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{photos by jen}

last week i was forced to face the daunting task of sorting through years worth of clothing.  at least seven years worth of clothing, and thousands of dollars wasted.  all of it was just embarrassing evidence of my obvious shopping addiction.  my current closet gained a few items that have come back in style, but otherwise anything that hadn't been worn was fair game to purge.  and wow, it felt so good to get rid of it!  i am genuinely going to evaluate future purchases, because if you're not going to wear it, what's the point of buying it?!
my favourite part of the sale was seeing my once loved items go to a great new home.  which sounds silly, because it's not like i was selling puppies, but still.  it's nice to know someone else will be wearing neglected pieces from my wardrobe.  thanks again to everyone who supported the vancouver fashion blogger sale, there will be a post recapping the sale later this week!



hope you all had a great weekend xo


44 comments:

  1. You're too cute! Absolutely adorable outfit!

    xx



    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


    http://urbanumbrella.blogspot.com/

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  2. you are an awesome as usual. I adore your shoes and where can I get them online? pls let me know :)

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  3. "last week i was forced to face the daunting task of sorting through years worth of clothing. at least seven years worth of clothing, and thousands of dollars wasted. all of it was just embarrassing evidence of my obvious shopping addiction."

    I feel like that every time I clean out my closet! Glad to hear the sale went well.

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  4. Lovely outfit! I like the leather jacket to toughen it up a bit.

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  5. I love the color combination! plus that skirt is perfect. You look great.

    www.pinsneedlesfashion.blogspot.com

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  6. Gorgeous, colourful outfit! Especially love the floral skirt :)
    Would love you to stop by my blog...if you love please follow & I'll follow you back!
    Happy Monday xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  7. Love how you've merged all the colors, textures and elements here! You look so cute and happy! oh and you know how much I adore those mint pumps of yours? well I finally got a pair, all inspired by you!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  8. I love this outfit! I recently cleaned my closet too and was amazed at the money I 'wasted' on pieces I wore ONCE!! I'm glad your clothes went to a new owner :) LOL

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  9. Looking back I should have gone to this fashion sale/swap thing.
    I have two black dresses from Plum that are too big for me now, and I will probably never wear again. One is an 8 and the other is a 10.

    By the way, loving the outfit. I'm really digging the coral/aqua combo.

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  10. Congrats for pulling this off, Alicia. I couldn't go to this one, but I hope I can participate in the next.

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  11. I wish I were close to come to your blog sale. I bet there were some amazing items! It does feel nice to purge clothes though. I usually take mine to recycled clothing stores to get store credit for future items. Love your skirt and those flats are so cute! <3

    toni

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  12. You are just radient my dear! Love how fun and playful these photos are and your outfit is the perfect transition-into-spring inspiration that I need! So glad the sale was such a huge success. Lots of love <3


    Xo Chelle
    discoveringelegance.com

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  13. Such a cute look! I love the braid.
    And the post's title? Great song :)

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  14. I'm going to be working on the video later today so as soon as it's done, I'll send it your way! I'm aiming for a recap for Friday.

    Seriously, thank you SO much for getting everything set for the sale, it was such an amazing experience! And I totally agree, I was so happy to see some things that just hadn't worked on me go to a better place.

    This is a beautiful look - you have such a way with colours and this all looks stunning! You really need to do my hair one day, I'm so hopeless with hair styling.

    Alexandra xo

    http://tovogueorbust.com/

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  15. That outfit is so fun! The scarf is a beautiful colour on you.

    www.glitterarygirl.blogspot.com

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  16. so in love with that skirt, you look gorgeous alicia!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  17. I love this outfit. So chic!

    www.therecordologist.blogspot.com

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  18. You look amazing. The skirt is wonderful. I like how you mix&match all pieces together with skirt pattern colours in this look.

    xoxo Ra

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  19. Oh man, I don't even want to face my shopping addiction even though it stares me head-on every morning. Love all the bright colours and thanks for all your hard work organizing the sale! I had a lot of fun :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  20. You are adorable! Love this post & love this outfit! And yes, always feels so good to do a major closet purge... gives you a new outlook on shopping & gives you such a better idea of what you need to add to your wardrobe!

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  21. Love the floral skirt and those mint green pumps are so adorable!

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  22. "It's not like I was selling puppies, but still." Well said, my friend. Well said :)
    xox,
    Cee

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  23. Gorgeous! Love the outfit. I need to get on the floral train....

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  24. Your outfit can only be described as happy! The colours complement each other so beautifully. Congrats on the success of your blogger sale! I was sad I couldn't make it out on Saturday but hopefully I'll be able to attend your next one.

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

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  25. What a beautiful color combination. So happy and springy. :) You look so so pretty!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com

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  26. Gorgeous outfit! The colors are beautiful together, definitely spring proof ;-) And I like your happy (dancing?) pictures - so fun!

    It was lovely to see you again this weekend. Hope I'll be spotting you at any of the other events the coming weeks. xo Leonie

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  27. It was such a great day! It's true about being happy to see your "babies" go to a good home. I think there are some happy ladies in Vancouver with some lovely finds from our closets:)

    Jen xo
    http://www.prairiegirlinthecity.com

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  28. I love this look ! You took all of my favourite colours ! Btw - great shoes ! Kiss x



    http://mfashionmyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  29. It's definitely funny to look over past purchases and think about how your style has transitioned or how things come back in every few years but I have done the same, really trying to consider if i'll wear these peices in three years? That's great that the sale went good, too!
    Love the leather jacket, and skirt!!! Lovely.
    Delaney
    xx

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  30. Such a gorgeous skirt! I love wardrobe clear outs! Gorgeous scarf and shoes too! :)

    Love, Vanilla

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  31. You're adorable! Loving all the different colors in this outfit, especially that scarf.

    Bonnie

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  32. what an adorable outfit - the skirt and shoes are to die for!

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  33. Your skirt is SO SO SO pretty! And I love how you paired the leather jacket with it - looks fabulous :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  34. You are so freakin cute! Love everything about your outfit :)

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  35. You look simply devine my dear!!! Love this skirt as well as the colors you added with the coral scarf and turquoise pumps! Sad I missed the Vancouver blogger sale. I know we will meet one day! I look forward to it:)

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  36. I did the same thing recently. Felt sooo good!

    Love this outfit, girl. What a fun skirt!

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  37. I LOVE the floral & all the pretty colors :)

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  38. i really love your outfit, the flower print skirt looks great! Is it already warm enough for this outfit where you life? I'm jealous... here it's definitely not...
    and I love how you combined these different colors, really well done!

    xxx Anita

    and p.s. I'm a new follower via bloglovin ;-)

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  39. I hold onto a lot of old clothing as well.. I'll pull it out trying to get rid of it and then worry that I'll magically want to wear it again even if I haven't in years haha So good for you! It must feel good!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  40. I just did the same thing today, couldn't believe how many things I have that have never been worn. You look gorgeous, love the floral skirt and that braid is super cute.

    Kristina,
    MK Style Diaries

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