The title is a book nerd sort of joke, in case you were wondering. (And no, I’ve never gotten around to reading Stendhal, much as I’ve never managed to finish Remembrance of Things Past – I’m more of a Balzac/Zola girl.) But, yes, I’m wearing red and black and white – again – because I’m nothing if not predictable.
This is one of those really basic/simple/plain outfits that’s not that special when you break it down on paper, but looks perfectly nice in real life. Know what I mean? I feel like I’m really starting to get the hang of these – which is a bit of a back-handed compliment to myself, I guess. On one hand, bo-ring! On the other hand, a cute outfit is a cute outfit. I’ll take it!
I’ll be honest: I didn’t have high expectations for this outfit … and I ended up LOVING it. Yes, all caps and everything. It’s another one of those basic/boring looks I seem to be specializing in these days, but I’m digging how the two-toned thing turned out – especially the blush-on-blush combo of the blazer and top. I’m looking forward to repeating it soon.
I know I’ve bitched about this Topshop blazer before (and the complaints still stand), but I will say this: if and when this blazer bites the dust, I’ll be on the lookout for another version. Who knew that a blush blazer could be such a useful staple piece? Lesson learned.
Nothing groundbreaking to see here, folks. Just a simple casual outfit that I decided you simply had to see. Aren’t you glad?
I actually wore this outfit on Canada Day, and while it isn’t a particularly thematic choice, I think it can be filed under “nice try”. The shoes are red, and what’s more Canadian than red, eh? Right? Right.