September 13, 2012

(Outfit Diary) The Courtyard



 
I want to introduce you to my neighbour, Porkie. His real name is Rookie, but we didn't know that when we first met him at the bottom of the stairs at the ground floor entrance of our apartment building. My husband was carrying a takeout container of Vietnamese lemongrass pork which piqued his interest immediately - we named him accordingly. He pays us a little visit every time we walk through the courtyard and, when we're on our way back home, he comes with us up to ur apartment, hoping that we'll invite him in so that he can explore and leave little bits of fur on all of our furniture. I've never really been a cat person - you might remember the brief time when we had a stray staying with us - but Porkie quickly became my first French friend!

After Porkie, I had the pleasure of meeting Valériane, a lovely Parisian blogger who introduced me to so many wonderful shops in the capital. I have lots of new things to show you in a few weeks. But before that, my friend Steph is arriving from Canada for a visit! I'm at the airport waiting to meet her right now. We're going to travel to Rome, Berlin and Lisbon together while she's visiting and I can't wait!

Je vous présente mon voisin, Porkie. Il s’appelle en réalité Rookie, mais on ne savait rien de lui lorsque nous lui avons rencontré pour la première fois, en bas des escaliers à l’entrée du rez-de-chaussée de notre appartement. Mon mari avait en main du porc citronnelle vietnamien à emporter qui lui intéressait fortement – nous lui avons baptisé en conséquence. Il nous fait visite à chaque fois que nous passons par la cour et, lorsque nous rentrons chez nous, il nous accompagne jusqu’à notre porte, en attente qu’on lui invite à entrer enfin qu’il puisse explorer et laisser des petits poils partout. Les chats et moi, nous ne nous entendons pas toujours très bien, mais Porkie est vite devenu mon premier ami en France.
 
Apres ça, j’ai eu le très grand plaisir de rencontrer Valériane, une gentille bloggeuse parisienne qui m’ fait rencontrer un tas de superbes boutiques… J’ai bien de nouvelles choses à vous montrer d’ici quelques semaines. Mais aujourd’hui, mon amie Steph arrive du Canada. Je suis en ce moment à l’aéroport pour la rencontrer. Nous allons voyager à Rome, à Berlin et à Lisbonne pendant son séjour en Europe et j’ai bien hâte !

28 comments:

  1. Love that nude skirt with the burnt orange top - so pretty!

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  2. You look gorgeous! that first picture is absolutely amazing!

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  3. Porkie is so adorable! I love your skirt too. It's so pretty.

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  4. classy look dear, the kitty is too adorable! have fun with ur friend!

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  5. Super jolie !
    www.leblogdegilberte.over-blog.com

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  6. oh my, that looks like an amazing adventure! you're so lucky!
    and those photos are really nice. I'm not a cat person as well but your new friend looks like a cool dude, hehe.
    and Cee, you look gorgeous! that bracelet is simply stunning!

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  7. pretty combo! and those shoes are adorable! <3

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  8. Ohhh this skirt is amazing, I love it, such a beautiful piece!! Such wonderful warm tones on you. And porkie is a cutie! Sounds like an amazing time you have planned with your friend, you will of course have to take picture ;)

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  9. Such pretty colours and I love the cut of that skirt!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  10. Aw, I'm quite fond of the name Porkie - so cute!! And how fun that this little guy likes to greet you and follow you around sounds like he's got loads of personality. And I can't wait to see what sort of goodies you found at these boutiques too, how is the shopping in Paris?! Amazing, expensive?! I'd love to hear your thoughts. And... this outfit is lovely Cee. I'm getting pretty excited to start pairing more of my skirts & dresses with pretty sweaters and this is such lovely inspiration. Enjoy your visit & travels. xo V

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    1. The shopping... it's impossible to sum up! There's just so much. The city is full of temptation, from high street brands like H&M to high-end brands like Chanel. I live dangerously close to a neighbourhood full of designer shops that I'll be posting about very soon!
      xox,
      Cee

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  11. Adorable kitty! And I really love the color of that sweater.
    kendrrat
    kendrrat.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh my God! You seem to be having so much fun!! Enjoy girl! :)

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  13. The courtyard looks darling. It sounds like you're settling into la vie parisienne quite nicely.

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  14. Ah so exciting! Can't wait to see all of your new travels, as if I wasn't already jealous enough about the fact that you're LIVING in Paris! And I love this look - that skirt is one of my all-time faves from CM and it suits you to a T (and I'm wearing it today on the blog too, great minds...). Missing you tons
    Alex xx

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  15. Sounds wonderful! Have fun on your trip! I, myself, am leaving for Canada tomorrow!

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  16. I am just loving the sounds of life in paris- courtyards, great shops, and the ease of travel through Europe. A little jealous, I have to say!

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  17. Porkie is so super cute. I just want him to cuddle.
    Your plans sounds exciting and fun. Cee, you look lovely. I like this transition look.Photoshot place is dreamy, perfect for your style and Parisian vibe.

    xoxo Ra

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  18. gosh girl, the excitment never ends! the best thing about Europe is all the places you can hop, skip over to at a moments notice, so happy you'll be exploring this with a good friend by your side :)

    and omg, Porkie (perhaps with an added accent over the e?) is too cute! i have such a soft spot for the fur babies and orange kittehs are simply le best!! what petite paws he has and such a fetching smize going on there too, ha! love it. was he there with you during this shoot? that'd be why his gaze is almost rapturous. you look amazing, as always!!! the burnt orange sweater with the incredible blue bracelet works so well together. keep on discovering new hot spots....can't wait to see more and more! xo ♥

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  19. How cute! I'm not a cat person either but I guess it depends on the cat ;) You've got so many exciting things in store Cee! I'm so glad that you blog so you can take all of us on the journey with you xoxox

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  20. cee, i've never been much of a cat person either. hahaha he's so pretty though! i love your outfit doll! your heels are so cute. i love the little bows on them. you look great! enjoy traveling with your friend.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  21. Cee, I'm glad that you are discovering so many things and meeting so many friends in Paris! Lovely outfit as usual, and the bracelet is such a chic accessory to complete the look!

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  22. You are hosting friends already! What a lovely way to get to know a new city too though Cee, with a close friend. This little courtyard looks like a perfect location for outfits posts already. THis is a very fall inspired outfit and photoshoot in my mind. How is the weather in Paris this month? Clearly in Austin I am losing track of the seasons, every day feels like a holiday so far...

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  23. Aw, sweet Porkie/Rookie. I'd call him 'Cat', he kinda looks like the one from the movie ;-) As a cat person I am happy to hear you're befriending these kind of fur balls even though you don't share the same "fascination".

    Love this look on you by the way. That rusty colored top looks great on you, it's just so nice on a pale skin and dark hair. I can't pull that off anymore now ;-)

    xo Leonie

    http://www.thesignaturebow.com/

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  24. Gorgeous photos - and I love your top, the colour is fantastic!

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  25. Thanks so much for your sweet comments, girls!
    xox,
    Cee

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Thank-you! Love you all <3
xox,
Cee