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Fall 10×10 – outerwear & accessories edition

Fall 10×10 – outerwear & accessories edition

I feel like by this time around, I was comfortable nailing 10 outfits out of my more simplified garments. It’s been easier to throw things together now that I’ve embraced my natural inclination towards easy, tonal clothes.   But there are a few things I […]

How I style the Breton (+ real models, too!)

How I style the Breton (+ real models, too!)

If you’ve seen my previous posts, you’ll know the origins of the Breton Stripe, and the way the fabric is woven. Now that we’ve brushed up on our history, it’s time to get to the fun stuff: styling! My absolute favourite way to wear a […]

The fabric behind the Breton Top – and why it’s amazing.

The fabric behind the Breton Top – and why it’s amazing.

The first thing I noticed when pulling the Les Sublimes Breton Top from its package was that the fabric was unlike any other I’d worn. It was firm but not abrasive – it was warm but breathable – it felt soft on the skin but crumpled […]

ICYMI: This is the history of the Breton stripe.

ICYMI: This is the history of the Breton stripe.

Ok, we all know stripes came from the navy. (or maybe not all of us do?) but either way, it’s an iconic motif that’s become a wardrobe staple. As I was getting to know my Breton Top from Les Sublimes, I did some research to […]

The truth about the Breton Top

The truth about the Breton Top

My journey to this top was a long and weird one, but here I am. In my fast fashion days, I’d been buying and buying different striped tops to try and find the perfect one – and never did. I was left with a half […]

Sewing the Everlane silk cami

Sewing the Everlane silk cami

I really wanted this polka-dot cami from Everlane. It was the perfect boxy structure, with dainty spaghetti straps that I could see wearing through all seasons.     But of course, staying on a budget meant not going to buy more things. I remembered a […]

6 ways to wear flannel this fall

6 ways to wear flannel this fall

As a Canadian and a lover of camping, I have a LOT of plaid. And going to film school back in college didn’t help the case – my collection grew until real life came and suddenly my prized plaid had become passé. So, left with a […]

3 months later: wide-leg linen pants

3 months later: wide-leg linen pants

When I spontaneously invested in wide-legged linen pants at the beginning of the summer, I wasn’t too sure how much wear I’d get out of them. I felt a hole in my wardrobe and needed some light-coloured pants to break free of the black and […]

Ecuador Part 1: Packing list & arriving in the Amazon!

Ecuador Part 1: Packing list & arriving in the Amazon!

It’s been a few weeks since I was in Ecuador, but it is still tugging at me, in the sweetest, best possible way. So: it’s time to sit down, write it out, and share PART 1: prepping to go to the Amazon. I hadn’t been […]

Summer 10×10: my items + brand highlight!

Summer 10×10: my items + brand highlight!

Ok, so anyone who’s been following for a while knows that I love 10×10 challenges. They’re how things really kick-started here on PetraAlexandra, and helped me become comfortable with loving what I have and needing less. What I love about the 10×10 is that you can […]