(Outfit Diary) Think outside - but pressed right up against - the box

October 31, 2012

H&M jacket and bag, Gap blouse, Mavi jeans, Aldo flats (c/o), Sheilandi earrings (c/o)

My style is relatively defined - I love all things classic, neutral and feminine. I rarely experiment with the seasons biggest trends, because I prefer to wear exactly what I like than to spend a lot of time wondering whether I've made, or missed, the mark with an unusual new item. But, sometimes I restrict myself a bit too much. After all, fashion is about having fun. Case in point - when Aldo offered to let me choose a pair of choose, I almost immediately picked a pair of black, vintage-style heels... and then my friend Steph asked, "Why not try something different?" I now own a pair of zebra print flats and Steph is to blame. But since they are still neutral, I feel a bit like I'm thinking outside, but pressed right up against, the box...!

Mon style est plutôt restreint – j’aime tout ce qui est classique, neutre et féminine. Je ne fais que rarement des expériences avec les grandes tendances de la saison, car je préfère porter exactement ce qui me chante que de m’inquiéter si mes vêtements sont vraiment à la mode. Pourtant, des fois je me restreigne un peu trop strictement. La mode, ça existe pour se faire plaisir, non pour se limiter. Lorsque Aldo m’a offert une paire de chaussures, j’avais choisi sur le coup des escarpins noir style vintage… et mon amie Steph m’a demandé, « Pourquoi ne pas essayer quelque chose de différente ? » Je possède maintenant des ballerines zèbres et c’est Steph la responsable. Mais étant donné qu’elles sont quand même neutre, je dirais que je pense hors, mais directement à côté, des sentiers battus… !


  1. you look very elegant Cee, love the jacket and the color of your lipstick! happy halloween dear! xo

  2. I love your jacket!! looks so much expensive than from H&M
    very French!:)
    kisses from MILANO

  3. I am love with the aldo flats and i think you made the right choice by choosing something slightly outside of the box!


  4. I think those shoes were a good choice - adding a bit of something different (but still within your comfort zone) is always a good move.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  5. Love your jacket!
    Would love you to check out my latest post :)
    Happy Halloween Hun xoxo

  6. love the jacket!
    xoxo Sienna

  7. These shoes are so awesome!! I think it's great your friend got you to try something a bit outside your comfort zone. They are neutral enough to go with everything. Your jacket is awesome too!

  8. I love the surprise of the zebra print shoes! Great blazer too
    xo Cara

  9. Love your jacket, such a great classy outfit <3 xx

  10. Like your lipstick!!

  11. I love your style! That jacket is gorgeous!! :)


  12. You made a great choice with the shoes, Cee! Love that they are a fun pattern but yes, still a neutral that you can wear with everything. Looking forward to seeing how else you style them!


  13. i'm always thinking outside of the box, but my style needs to do the same. hahahaha love your jacket and shoes Cee! you always do such a great job!

  14. Hi Cee, I'm new in your site and already love your style, that Chanel Styled jacket is awesome and your new shoes are also really cute, your friend was right.
    kisses from Spain, you have a new follower.

  15. Love your jacket! And also like your curly hair ;)


  16. Loving your jacket!! so smart :D

    A chic kiss ;)

  17. Those shoes are so cute!! I think you're going to get so much use out of them over the years - and I can't wait to see how you wear them!

    Kate xo petite-adventures.blogspot.ca

  18. I am absolutely in love with the tweed jacket. It's one of my favourite looks of the season.

  19. I think they are pretty versatile: they are black and white and go with most clothes... plus, they are very cute and not too flashy!

  20. Great outfit! Loving those shoes and that jacket.

  21. hehe, the first thing I noticed was that fun pair of flats, the zebra pattern and then I thought that wow, it's so cool to see you wearing something like that :P and really, it's such a great accent to your classy autumn ensemble!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  22. Way to step outta the box - LOVE your new leopard flats! And that tweed jacket is SO cute :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  23. Super cute outfit! I love your striped flats (o:
    Lizzy <3

  24. Perfect! You made a great choice. I'm very similar in that I too stick to the classics with very few items thrown in my collection that resemble a current trend. I have to say, you've brought those zebra flats to new heights with that beautifully put together outfit. Love the jackets too!

  25. Perfect casual outfit ! Love how the zebra printed flats compliment that amazing tweed jacket !
    My Blog - A Pretty Nest

  26. I think that knowing your style is an accomplishment and something to be celebrated. Security breeds self-confidence. That being said, it's normal for our style to evolve as we move through different stages of our life. It's nice to see you keeping an open mind. For a Cee touch I could see you attaching a pair of vintage clip-on earrings or glueing a pair of matching brooches to these cute black-and-white shoes.

  27. I love everything about this outfit! Great colour palette and the animal print touch of the shoes is simply great! I think I need one of those 'boucle' jackets as well...they are so cool and versatile!


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