September 22, 2012

Donne moi la main que je ne la prenne pas

August and September were all a blur. Good stuff, bad stuff (mostly)... so much happened in so little time. A lot was going on in my personal life and I was not comfortable with the idea of sharing personal stuff in public. I was mourning the loss of my Mamie, who passed away from cancer. I was accepting too much work and stupidly seeing my overbooked agenda as a badge of honor. I was overwhelmed and unhappy, until I decided it was time for me to eliminate things that were bringing me down. Pressure, stress, boredom, sadness... I couldn't deal with everything anymore. Sometimes, you have to think about what you really want and stop worrying about what other people want or expect from you. And this is exactly what I did. I refused some work offers. I reconnected with old friends, made some new ones, tried to focus on the positive aspects of my life. I am slowly healing.

Whoa, this was pretty personal... I hope I didn't bore you! Let's talk about clothes now, okay? I missed doing outfit posts. My outfits were getting a bit boring without the challenge of presenting different ones everyday. When you have a style blog, you feel a little pressure to dress awesome on a daily basis and remix all your clothes into fun new combos, which is not a bad thing at all ;) Los Angeles-based clothing brand Sugarlips kindly sent me this lovely strapless dress to style, but I'll have to wait until next summer to bare my shoulders. It's so cold right now in Quebec that I must layer sweaters and coats to stay warm. Luckily, summer dresses are a breeze to style year-round. Today I wore my gift with my green parka and polka-dot tights for a classy explorer-of-the-world-meets-Minnie-Mouse kind of look. I was still cold with all those layers, so I put a sweater around my neck and disguised it as a circle scarf. Pretty and soooo cozy ♥ 

Royal Inclinations dress: courtesy of Sugarlips / Parka + tights: H&M / 
Sweater (worn as scarf): Pink Martini / Mocs: Wal-Mart

Tryo - Serre-moi

Today's discovery. I thought Tryo made some bad french rap music but they're actually super good. And not rappers at all. Ha! I'm glad a friend properly introduced me to their music... I'm addicted!


  1. You look so pretty and adorable :) I'm following you now :)

  2. I totally understand the whole overbooking problem. I do that too! Or at least, I used to in high school. Taking on too many responsibilities just to look attractive as a college applicant was such an issue!
    On your outfit, I love love LOVE the way you styled that dress for the winter. Normally, I wouldn't even think of the polka dot tights, seeming iffy and all, but holy they really work!


  3. Les épreuves difficiles amènent toujours un renouveau positif!

    Tu es awesome + 1000 :)


  4. <3 fois mille.... parce que t'es jolie à croquer quand tu es heureuse, parce que je serais toujours là pour toi, parce que j'taime bien.

    ...tsé, j'pas quétaine pour rien. :)

  5. Your photos have gotten so superb. I love them! glad to see you back on the grind. I'm actually really liking that jacket. Been wanting to find one similar to that or so, but in red or orange.

  6. I'm glad you figured out a way to make yourself happier, I lost two grandparents this summer and so I completely understand how it rattles you up and makes you re-analyze your life a little.

    On another note - great outfit! So fall-like :)


  7. Heya :) I've never commented on your posts before but I'm actually an avid reader of your blog! So I really missed your posts over the past couple weeks, so much so that it made me want to write to you! I'm sorry about everything that has happened. It's truly dreadful when life decides to throw it at you all in one big pile. But I guess that it makes us learn how to deal with a lot more and makes us stronger :). By what you've written it seems you've dealt with your life extremely wonderfully and sensibly and I really admire you for that.
    I also want to add that, before I had a blog, I was reading a couple of blogs but it was yours that actually inspired me to create my own. So far I don't update it very often, and when I do it's just photographs. I haven't had the confidence to do any outfit posts yet. And because nobody actually follows or reads my blog, it's hard to stay motivated. But you've kept me motivated to contineue posting (even if rarely :P)! So I guess with this essay of a comment I'm just trying to say thank you and also congratulations on creating happiness for yourself when it was most difficult. You're a big inspiration!
    Charlie x

  8. Terribly sorry about your mum. I'm just a stranger but I'm glad you're staying strong and keeping happy.

  9. oh Noémie, j'espère de tout mon coeur que tout va bien pour toi. La facon dont tu décris ta reprise en main est inspirante, vraiment, mais j'espère aussi que tu as vécu ta peine le temps qu'il te fallait pour t'en remettre.

    take care,
    xxx :)

  10. Kathya9/23/2012

    J'espère que tu vas mieux! Fait attention à toi xx

  11. Nice blog you have...wanna follow each other?
    please follow with GFC, just leave me a comment and I'll follow u back!

  12. Marianne10/02/2012

    TU ES BELLE NOÉMIE entre autres parce que tu sors de la norme et que tu oses porter des vêtements que je ne porterais jamais (mais c'est pas grave, genre je vis ma vie de personne stylée par procuration au travers toi).

  13. Des collants comme ça, tu en as à 3$ sur Ebay, 4$ avec le shipping. ;)

    1. J'en ai des blancs que j'ai achetés sur eBay, je trouve qu'ils sont de bien meilleure qualité que chez H&M! ;)


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