pattern pieces

posted on: October 2, 2012

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{photos by alexandra}

floral print cardigan from plum // polka dot blouse and black chiffon skirt from h&m // structured bag from urban outfitters // pour la victoire ankle booties // spike necklace from forever21 // diy sock bun... holla!

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due to my usual morning coma, i began the day frazzled after sleeping through two hours of my alarm going off (this is not an exaggeration, my old and/or current roommates can attest to this).  put on some of my favourite fall pieces and raced off to a morning coffee meeting with some lovely ladies, where we talked blogging and enjoyed some obviously much needed caffeine.  was feeling cute so we snapped a few outfit photos and then i made my way to gastown for a second coffee meeting with mitch.  this meeting began with a great tour of the office vancouver.  i've been seriously considering taking a break from the home office this winter, for 'tis the season when working in pj's on the couch > putting clothes on and breathing fresh air.  anyway, on this tour of the space, two girls show up at the door holding pictures of albert einstein's face on sticks.  no seriously, i couldn't make this up even if i tried.  turns out the einstein masks are part of a campaign their company is doing and the grand prize is a sweet camera.  cross your fingers and toes, would loooove a new cam!  so as we're getting our paws on this mask, one of the girls is like hey, you're aliciafashionista!  which is just another reason why i love how close-knit and kind vancouverites are.  then, of course, it turned out the other girl and i sort of knew each other through an old company she worked for.  and all while this revelation is happening, a guy sitting at one of the desks gets up and is like alicia??  it was a guy that i've known since i was a toddler, because we grew up on the same cul-de-sac and our moms walk their dogs together every day.  we hadn't seen each other in years, and there i was with these 4 people in one of those weird moments in time.  kind of made a desk at the office vancouver seem even that much more appealing, right?  so, after this far more eventful than anticipated office tour, mitch and i grabbed coffees at revolver and sat at the sfu woodwards.  had a lovely chat about social media/our businesses and i left the meeting feeling inspired.  as if that wasn't enough good, i got home to find a few exciting emails and decided to end the day with dinner at foundation and a new episode of new girl.

...because amongst those "meh" days and those genuinely crappy days, there are happy days like today.  when everything goes right, you're positively invincible and nothing could possibly wipe that smile off your face!  thank you to everyone who made today day an extra awesome one, and here's to hoping one of those kind of days happens for you soon too :)

31 comments:

  1. You look stunning! I love your adorable outfit! You jacket is to die for!

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  2. i LOVE all the prints going on here! such a fun look!

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

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  3. I love those days when you just feel like it all comes together for you and your confidence abounds. And I love the outfit - the pattern mixing is so fun.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  4. Sounds like your day was super satisfying! Love those days! And it definitely helps when you are wearing an outfit this cute :)

    Life etc

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  5. You look adorable! Love this cardigan <3

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  6. You look gorgeous! Love the entire outfit... So pretty. And I'm so envious of your AMAZING sock bun!
    xo

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  7. Aw, I love days like that when everything seems to go just right! And of course you looked amazing doing it all :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  8. That sounds like a very interesting day!! It's really nice when everything works out and starts going the way you want it to :)
    I love the print mixing here, absolutely perfect for fall. And that skirt has such a beautiful shape and movement
    xJennaD

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  9. Great Outfit, I really like your Blog.
    Check out mine.
    http://yourefromthe70ies.blogspot.de/

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  10. Cute outfit and nothing tops that kind of day. The day were you get good news and everything seems to fall into place. I'm waiting for that kind of day to happen again, here is crossing my fingers and toes :)

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  11. Gorgeous look from head to toe!
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  12. what a fun post! I love those ridiculous surreal days. Makes you feel like you're on the Truman Show and they're running out of extras!

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  13. You look super cute!
    Is it weird that I would love the ability to sleep over my alarm? The instasecond it goes off, I bolt up. I am the lightest sleeper lol

    xo Jennifer

    https://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  14. Love days like that! This is gonna sound weird but I feel like that is so a Canada story! When I lived in Edmonton, stuff like that happened all the time...and I miss it!!
    And the is one huge sock bun! Im jealous!

    Kirsten
    {travandkirk.blogspot.com}

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  15. Your hair looks so cute up! =]

    xo
    Maggie
    http://magz725.blogspot.com

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  16. Sounds like a day ruled by serendipity. I love days like that.

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  17. That is the best day ever! Just reading about made my day:)

    Jen
    www.prairiegirlinthecity.com

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  18. thanks for reminding me about those days :)

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  19. I LOVE everything about this outfit, A+ for pattern mixing!

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  20. Reading about your day really put a smile on my face. Good luck with the potential office space and your sock bun is so awesome!

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

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  21. Got to love it when fate hands you special days like that...happiness in a snapshot for sure ;)

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  22. It seems like sleeping in an extra two hours does you good, girl! Can't wait to hear what those exciting emails had to offer. You are absolutely adorable! So happy I stumbled across your blog today :)
    xo TJ

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  23. Cute look!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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  24. You made me smile :] Thank you for that. And undoubtedly, you've got amazing style. This outfit is stunning. Love your blog and your writing which happens rarely for me haha.
    B.
    http://www.snowwhiteinwonderland.com/

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  25. I am in love with that cardigan...and the mixture of prints.
    You pull it off so well...as always x

    www.say-bleurgh.blogspot.com
    BLEURGH

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  26. love this outfit. great mix of prints and your hair looks fantastic

    http://jenalyenns.blogspot.ca

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  27. love your necklace!

    http://acupofhautestyle.blogspot.com

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