a pleasant surprise

dress: billabong // sweater: element both c/o west 49 // shoes: jeffrey campbell // necklace: zara // watch: michael kors 

I was recently asked by West 49 to check out their new Spring collection and I jumped to the challenge! I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to ditch the Winter blues that we often get stuck in. I will admittedly say that I go to West 49 quite often but it's usually to help the boyfriends clothing needs and not my own.
I was pleasantly surprised at the selection for women and it was a lot of fun going through all the colourful pieces. One thing I loved about the shopping experience was all the neon colours and the way the clothing was displayed.
I decided to go with this great Billabong dress that immediately caught my attention for the fun "aztec" pattern. I cannot wait for it to be warm enough to wear it without layers! I also picked up this neutral Element sweater that I think is the perfect Spring/Summer staple and could easily go with any outfit. 

Overall shopping at West 49 was a very eye opening experience. I realized a store I had previously thought was only a certain look (skater/surfer) actually had a lot of fun, affordable and well made pieces for my style! I already have a list of must buys for the next time I'm in town! Like this!
Check it out guys!


  1. That's so awesome you got to review one of their items! I love how you layered that mesh sweater over a fun print dress <3

    Trendy Teal

  2. I love how you layered that sweater over that dress - such a cute look!

    The Other Side of Gray

  3. I love this outfit especially that skirt.


  4. I am loving this look, west 49 is pleasantly surprising hey?! That dress is wonderful, and I think you'll get a lot of use out of that top

  5. this is such a great outfit! loving that skirt!

    XO Meghan

  6. Loving how you made the dress look like a skirt :)


  7. Love your dress! The colours are awesome!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

  8. love how you styled that dress! i bet it'll get a lot of wear in the spring :)

    C's Evolution of Style

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  9. Love your skirt. So cool!

  10. You always mix things that I would never think to do! Love this!!
    xo TJ

  11. great outfit, really love your top!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

  12. Love the pattern on that dress. Great pick!
    Penniless Socialite

  13. I love the print of your skirt, and those boots are so chic!


  14. I love how you were able to take a summer dress and transition it for colder weather, too cute! Thank you for your sweet comments about my studio apartment on Hannah's blog today. xox

  15. Oooh, I love this! That dress looks fab layered under your sweater! Such a great combo and that print is fantastic... xx


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