October 29, 2012

(Outfit Diary) La Renaissance







Almost two months ago, I left behind my life in Vancouver, a life I had meticulously created over three years, to live my biggest dream - living in Paris. I left my best friends, my still-only-half-decorated apartment and my career, as miserable as it had been. In truth, it's not only my dream that is being realised in Paris; I find myself in the capital because of nothing I did, but thanks to my husband, who courageously abandonned his financial career to follow his passion for cooking. He is studying in Paris and I am here, too. After eight weeks of travelling and visits I am, as of yesterday morning, alone with my blog, my novel, and my thoughts. I feel a bit like my life is beginning again. It's actually pretty incredible.

Il y a près que deux mois, j’ai quitté ma vie à Vancouver, la vie que j’avais minutieusement créé pendant trois ans, pour vivre mon plus grand rêve – habiter à Paris. J’ai laissé mes meilleurs amis, mon appartement à moitié décoré et mon métier, lamentable comme ce l’était. En fait, ce n’est pas seulement mon rêve qui se réalise à Paris ; je me trouve dans la capitale à cause de mon mari, qui a courageusement rejeté sa carrière financière afin de poursuivre sa passion pour la cuisine. Il étudie à Paris et moi, j’y suis. Apres huit semaines de voyages et visites je suis, dès hier matin, seule avec mon blog, mon roman et mes pensées. J’ai un peu l’impression que ma vie recommence à nouveau. En fait, c'est assez fantastique.



  

35 comments:

  1. Oh...Paris. I've always wanted to go!

    Love these polka dot tights so much!

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  2. Wow it sounds like a dream come true, Paris is absolutely beautiful!
    You look lovely, I adore all the colours of your outfit:)
    Have a lovely day Cee! Xx

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  3. Hi Cee! you look so very chic! love the bag! my best wishes to you and your hubby for your new life in Paris!! all the best! kisses!!:*

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  4. It is incredible Cee! And NEW dreams are being constructed. Keep moving forward. LOVE that bag, your shoes and stockings. Gorgeous! Love that statue too.
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  5. wow I really admire you, this is a proof that dreams sometimes come true!:)you took these pictures at Place des Vosges,didn´t you? I love it there! I would like to also thank you for your comment on my blog - I was very happy to read it! Have a nice day and enjoy your life in Paris as much as you can!

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    1. We did take these photos at Place des Vosges - it's just a few short minutes from our apartment!
      xox,
      Cee

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  6. Those tights are perfect Cee, love it!
    I am so glad you got this opportunity to live out your dream, and so cool of Ian to follow his too!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  7. Everything sounds like it's coming together! That's amazing! I wish you and your husband the best of luck in Paris!
    ~Sara
    Sincerely, Sara

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  8. How wonderful! Moving countries is never easy and I am glad that you are both happy in your new home! x

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  9. What a crazy journey you two are on, I bet it still feels a little surreal but that's amazing!! Good for him for following his passion and how perfectly it works for you.
    I love the polka dot tight and those heels, so pretty! Your jacket is so lovely too, perfect layering piece
    xJennaD

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  10. What an amazing opportunity and journey you are on! I must say that I would jump at the chance to live out my dream in a place like Paris. All the best!!

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  11. What a fabulous life you shall be leading :) and gorgeous outfit aswell!

    xx,
    J
    www.abentpieceofwire.com

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  12. You make your life itself sounds like an excerpt form a novel.......an albeit inspiring one at that! I salute you & your husband's spirit in leaving a secure life & heading out towards your dreams.......cheers! :)

    P.S.: LOVE your tote & shoes! :))

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  13. You should start thinking of writing a book like the one 'Eat Love Pray' ahahaha you have a lot of free time, a lot of inspiration from the city and having a husban who cooks delicious french cuisine for sure helps with creativity

    have a stylish week darling
    The Dolls Factory

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  14. Love this winter look. The shoes are so lovely. So glad you're settling in in Paris properly.

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  15. Gorgeous outfit, and I'm glad you're liking life in Paris, it looks beautiful! :)

    -Haylie

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  16. Not many have the guts to sacrifice stability to follow their dreams and I really admire you and Ian for deciding to go on that journey together! I'm excited for you both and can't wait to see what the future has in store for you.

    xox
    Jen

    p.s. Super classy outfit as per usual... I might just have to pull out my polka dot tights again after seeing them on you!

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  17. LOVE those shoes! Too cute.

    XOXO
    Elizabeth E~

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  18. Love the location! Place des Vosges is a beautiful backdrop for your fashion photoshoot.

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  19. You look amazing, very feminine and polished ! Killer heels too !
    My Blog - A Pretty Nest

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  20. You look absolutely stunning in these photos!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

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  21. You are so meant to be in paris. Im happy for you!
    love the look,

    <3 hayley

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  22. I am so happy you are both following your dreams, after all, life is too short to lay around and hope for the best! I am so glad you have the guts to take things in your own hands!

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  23. oh, what a wonderful background! sunny and beautiful, so unusual because it's all about snow here in Estonia.
    your outfit is full of class. I like the big bag, those pretty heels, your fancy bracelet.. such great details.
    btw, do you have a job in Paris? :)

    Maiken,
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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    1. Hi Maiken,

      As a matter of fact, I don't have a job in Paris - the way visas are set-up, I'm not allowed to get one. So far now, I'm just a blogger!

      xox,
      Cee

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  24. Those polka dot tights are SO perfect paired with the tweed shoes. I absolutely love the mix and you just look stunning and amazingly chic here... I'm definitley seeing a shift in your style and love, love it! How fun to be in a new city and inspired by fresh things. Best of luck with all of your future plans too - I hope all of your dreams come true! Smooches!! V

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  25. You have the perfect legs for those polka dot tights! Love the last photo!

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  26. Awwww this is a very touching post Cee.....yes it's not easy to uproot & just drop everything behind. But you have done it in a beautiful & fabulous way. More power in all your endeavors pretty Cee!!!

    REBECCA
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  27. You look so pretty in this outfit and with the bun hairdo!
    It takes a lot of courage to leave behind everything that's familiar to go to the dream place... dreamy but still inconnu! You were brave! Happy to hear that things are setting out well to you. Paris is such an awesome place to live :)

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  28. I went to Paris on my honeymoon and I'm so looking forward to go back one day. You look very elegant in this outfit and those stockings give such a special touch!

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  29. Dear Cee, I think that both of you have been extremely brave to follow your dreams and start a new chapter of your life on the other side of the world. It must be scary and exciting at the same time, and I'm sure you will make the most of it. Keep on blogging, writing and dreaming!

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  30. WOW
    Sounds spectacular:)

    xx
    Jen
    www.jennyscribbles.com

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  31. Thank-you so much for all of your kind and thoughtful comments, lovelies!
    xox,
    Cee

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