a little bit of {everything}

posted on: January 31, 2012

DSC_0901NEW

DSC_0930NEW

DSC_0934NEW

cream lace blouse c/o banana republic // aritzia trousers // seychelles leopard print pumps and blazer from plum // structured colour block bag from zara // large brim hat from front and company // gold pyrite necklace c/o wolf circus // marc by marc jacobs watch // one of a kind cocktail ring c/o social experiment // neon orange american apparel polish // sephora lip attitude glamour g03 lipstick

DSC_0927NEW

DSC_0936NEW

coral lips and highlighter orange nails make any old outfit way more fun, especially on a rainy vancouver day.  our constant wet weather has meant that my hats are in constant rotation.  not that i'm complaining about it.  i do love my hats.  i'm going to grow to be an old hat lady and own hundreds of hats because hats > cats.

i've also been in a real hat/fascinator mood after watching hours of downton abbey.  my mom and i are all caught up on season two and my god, i wish i were british!  and living in the early 1900's...with matthew (just kidding adam...)!

Social Experiment Valentine's Giveaway - now closed!

posted on: January 30, 2012

IMG_1691

It's no secret that I'm obsessed with Vancouver's Georgia Heraty's designs.  I wear her one of a kind Social Experiment cocktail ring all the time!  And you bet, I receive tons of compliments every time I wear my Social Experiment Ring.  I love supporting a local jewellery line and owning something that's very unique.
This is why I'm so excited to offer you the chance to win not one, but TWO Social Experiment pieces that are perfect for February 14th!  So ladies, if you want this one, you should forward this on to your man so he can enter as well ;)

IMG_2529

You could WIN this cherry quartz Seaside bracelet and cocktail ring set c/o Social Experiment.  A $50 CDN Value...nice!

How to enter:

Just check out Social Experiment Etsy Page and tell me which piece is your favourite!

Then comment on this post or  the Alicia Fashionista Facebook Page with your answer (and how to get a hold of you).

Contest closes on Monday February 6th at 7pm PST and is open to North American residence only (sorry international readers).  Good luck xo 

rock + roll g-ma

posted on: January 27, 2012

IMG_3155NEW

IMG_3149NEW

zara sweater // joe fresh tee  // aritzia maxi skirt // gifted bracelets// forever 21 sunnies and necklace // purse c/o plum // urban outfitters wedge booties

IMG_3133NEW

IMG_3135new

photos by alex

i always feel like a bit of a granny in a maxi skirt and pairing it with a chunky sweater only enhanced that.  how to counter this?  add an edgy cross necklace and stack some bracelets, it really throws people off ;)  no seriously, this outfit was super cozy and much warmer than my last one.  maxi skirts are the absolute best in comfort, i'm thinking i need another one to get through winter.  


coffee date tovogueorbust.com 1


was out yesterday for a lavendar latte and rasperry caramel waffle at medina cafe with alexandra (pictured above) of to vogue or bust.  we had a very inspiring chat about our blogs and worked some photo magic afterwards.  she really knew how to play around with lighting, i'm definitely going to try some of her tricks again!


can you believe it's already friday?  this week absolutely flew by!  working on some really exciting things this weekend that i hope to show you by monday.  i say this to put some sort of pressure on myself to actually get it done by said date.  now i have no choice but to finish by monday...so thanks for not allowing me to procrastinate!


ps speaking of rock and roll grandmas, have you seen this? she’s got some seriously badass moves! happy friday :)

lunch date

posted on: January 24, 2012

DSC_0749NEW

DSC_0759NEW

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 

DSC_0754NEW

DSC_0742NEW
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 ;)

{insta} january

posted on: January 23, 2012

56 78 910 1112 1413
19f8e2dc454211e19896123138142014_731a8d89e42f211e1a87612313804ec91_7 6c96d3a2449111e19e4a12313813ffc0_759aa249e439f11e19e4a12313813ffc0_7 1a846bc043aa11e180c9123138016265_7 (1)d2ea3146448f11e180c9123138016265_7 07f0c73a454211e1abb01231381b65e3_773dc5782454411e19e4a12313813ffc0_7

a little of this and that from my instagram.  happy monday xo

jacket + jacket = coat

posted on: January 21, 2012

DSC_0767NEW

brooklyn industries striped tee // oxmo jacket and purse from plum // faux leather jacket from le chateau // yoga skinny jeans by second // scarf from zara // ring c/o social experiment // pointed toe suede flats with bows from joe fresh

DSC_0787NEW

DSC_0790NEW

DSC_0777NEW

was growing rather tired of my winter coat collection lately and feeling desperate for a new piece of outerwear.  being on a budget really limits one's options then for something shiny and new.  in search of alternatives, i came up with an interesting fashion equation: jacket + jacket = coat.  now, i do realize that i am on the west coast and temperatures are far milder than most, but i did wear this earlier in the week when we were below zero as well (with boots, gloves, and ear muffs).  that's the beauty of layering, that you can just keep adding until you can't really move!

city and colour – the grand optimist

{wedding wednesday} bridal brunch details

posted on: January 18, 2012

DSC_0380NEW

DSC_0384NEW

DSC_0397NEW

DSC_0387NEW

DSC_0389NEW

DSC_0391NEW

DSC_0394NEW

DSC_0405NEW

DSC_0400NEW

DSC_0401NEW

before jessica's destination wedding, it was my pleasure to attend a bridal brunch thrown by her mother, the wedding lady.  it's no wonder susan is one of vancouver's best wedding and event planning specialists, every component was exquisite!!  we all talked wedding excitement and shared fun stories over brunch, which included butternut squash soup, summer fruit salad and quiche, as well as a delicious sorbet with fresh raspberries.  the meal ended with a fresh cup of steaming hot maui coffee, the perfect hawaiian touch!


the bride spoiled her sisters and bridesmaids with gifts from jewliette jewellery .  i was given a stunning pair of elsa corsi earrings that i can't wait to wear again!  the hyatt ladies really went above and beyond to throw a perfect sunday bridal brunch.  i just love looking back at all the stunning details, thank you again ladies xo


p.s. only one more day to enter my artsy closet dress giveaway ! don't miss out!

cabin fever

posted on: January 17, 2012

DSC_0713NEW

DSC_0714NEW

hat and blouse from h&m // knit vest and black denim from plum // necklace from victoria boutique // purse from aldo // booties from urban outfitters

DSC_0701NEW

DSC_0667NEW

DSC_0717NEW

i have been cooped up in my apartment for two days now and i.am.going.crazy!!!!!!  just as i was getting over a mexican stomach bug, i've acquired a delightful cold and fever combo that has me going from hot to cold all day long.  gosh, i'm attractive right now ;)  took a wild guess and figured that you probably didn't want to see an outfit post featuring pajamas, so i'm very thankful we took some pics this weekend. phewf!


during my sick days, i finished the hunger games trilogy (so amazing, if you haven't read them you are missing out) and am fearing major boredom tonight.  any movie recommendations?  thinking i'm in need of a good chick flick or something.  thanks lovelies!