Thursday, 24 February 2011

Guest Post- Cee of Coco and Vera!


Bonjour, lovelies! I'm Cee from Coco and Vera. This month Charlotte and I have been paired up by The Guestpost Group. I was in Paris when I got the email letting me know my partner for the month of February, and I was thrilled- I adore Charlotte and really admire her ability to mix edgy and girly pieces to create a look that is entirely her own- but also a bit daunted. The Girl Next Door shares so much of herself with her readers, wheras my posts tended to be limited to a short paragraph; two at most.  

Why? I'm not sure. Maybe because I don't think my life is as glamourous as my outfits and I don't want to distract from what my blog is really about: fashion. But these photos were taken on a relatively exciting day of my life, so I'll share a little bit of it with you.


These photos were taken in the park on the hill that leads up to Sacre-Coeur Basilica in Paris. My husband and I spent three weeks staying in an apartment on nearby rue de Clignancourt. We briefly lived in Paris a few years ago, and I had been waiting two years to go back. I love everything about Paris- the pristine architecture; the charming cafes and, of course, all of the shopping. But what I love about this park is that it is completely unlike Paris. The hill was once used as a Roman quarry, and the pathes have been carved out of the rock. Wild tomcats live in the trees and bushes, surviving on local snails (and, I suspect, half-eaten ice cream bars left behind by tourists.)



After taking these photos, we spent our day in Le Marais, one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Paris; wandering the narrow streets munching on delicious cream-filled pastries.

My husband and I came home to Vancouver a few days later. In Canada, my everyday life is much more normal. I work in finance, spend time with my friends and update my blog (almost) daily :)


Dress, Belt - Sandro  Sweater - H&M  Boots - Aldo
Thanks so much for reading! Stop by and visit anytime :)




7 comments:

  1. These pictures are AMAZING! I want to go there! No need to worry, I am not one of those tourist that would leave behind half eaten icecream bars!!
    Love the skirt!

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  2. hi charlotte, just have come over from cee's spot after seeing your adorable post. well done! seems this guest post set up has worked well for both you girls, what a cool idea.

    Cee, i loved hearing a bit more about the story behind the girl (and the photos). you're a really good writer lades and make me want to take a trip to Paris asap. never been but is on my life list of goals. and hey Vancouver shout out, gotta know i love that! cheers to you both, this is great stuff. ♥

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  3. I really like the association between the skirt and the boots. Very nice!

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  4. Cee, You look so fabulous in this look. I very like this combo of dress and knitt sweater. ANd what amazing background!

    xoxo Ra

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