Chic and the City

Updated on Dec 05, 2010
This is an entry to Olsenboye City Girl sponsored by JCPenney.
camel coat - heather gray sweater - red skirt - red shoes - black tights
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Annebeth 's Thoughts:

I’m a smalltown girl. Probably not the best way to start my entry for this chic citygirl entry for Olsenboye, but I am. I’ve always lived in small towns. I love the peace and quiet, and being close to nature. I love having some space. Don’t get me wrong, I am not scared of the city at all: Belgium is a very small country where there is always a city nearby: Belgium is pretty much one big suburb. I’m just a half hour drive away from two big cities. I’m a child of two worlds, so to speak. Even more so if you consider my attitude: I have my feet in the mud of my farmer’s village, but my head in the clouds of international cities. That duality is expressed in my footwear: I’m wearing farm-appropriate clogs, but they are bright red and have impractical peeptoes. I’m just half a city girl.
I do not think like a smalltown girl. I love how there’s all kinds of things going on around you when you are in a city. I love the melting pot of people, cultures, styles and feelings one experiences in a city. If you have a big personality, you’ll need a big city to accomodate your needs. My outfit represents that interesting mix by layering prints. A checkered coat, a fairisle printed sweater, a plaid skirt and striped tights (not that you can tell here, the light is too bright with the snow and all).
Apart from all this intellectualized hoo-ha, my outfit is comfortable enough to wear on a daytrip to a city, stylish enough to blend in, and unique enough to stand out just a tiny bit. After all, being inspired by bustling citylife is fine and all, but the most inspiring thing about living in a city is that it allows people to develop their own personality and look because of that typical openminded urban diversity.
My clogged feet stand in Sweden, my hips are clad in London Punk, my top half is kept warm by a nordic knit and the look is pulled together by my swing style New York factory girl coat. I’m all over the place :)

I haven’t traveled much in my life, and just a few months ago I missed out on an amazing opportunity to visit NYC after winning a chictopia contest because my international passport had expired and I was notified too late to fix it before the event I was supposed to attend took place. I told myself that another day would come, with another contest, maybe even more amazing than that one I missed out on. I believe good things come to you if you are a positive person. And it did: Olsenboye’s city chic contest is even more amazing than the one I missed out on, so I’m hoping with all my heart that I’ll be able to broaden my perspective on the world with the help of Olsenboye.
So girls and boys, if you like my outfit, picture and what I’m saying: don’t forget to favorite my entry! If you can get me there, you can get me anywhere!

THE STYLING DUTCHMAN

Comments (45)

Erdbeerkuchen
Erdbeerkuchen on February 07
These are nice sandals, too. But as I said it would be better you wear them only with open straps. You look much prettier.
sariicha
sariicha on December 29
camel coat keep your sweater .. just good idea and unique !!
springfiry
springfiry on December 24
Cute outfit
JuliaTignian
JuliaTignian on December 17
pics are amazing!
feroshdiva
feroshdiva on December 10
Love the red look here!
damagedlyrics
damagedlyrics on December 09
nice outfit
cityofbugs
cityofbugs on December 09
oooh gorgeous skirt, and the sweater looks soo warm!
youcantsilencemylove
youcantsilencemylove on December 08
love the sweater!
Candy_La_Pop
Candy_La_Pop on December 08
I love this look! It's perfect! Comfy and chic! faved :)
Tsiriano
Tsiriano on December 07
so cute!
toadstoolring
toadstoolring on December 06
lovelovelove the sweater and layers!
Bombonica
Bombonica on December 06
love the color combination!
patriss
patriss on December 06
Love your shoes are so beautiful!!!
SaffronHaze
SaffronHaze on December 06
So pretty and festive!
kirstinmarie
kirstinmarie on December 06
I love the colors! So pretty!!
FairyColors
FairyColors on December 06
such a pretty outfit for fall, dear! love the preppy vibe and the pictures are wonderful !! adorable sweater and shoes<3 +1 xx
NanaHoshino
NanaHoshino on December 06
Love the sweater and skirt. everything is so cute<3
kingsibulo
kingsibulo on December 06
love the red shoes :)
zelicious
zelicious on December 05
cute outfit! love everything in this look!
commonsenseandstilet
commonsenseandstilet on December 05
super cute!!!
lisamarie11292
lisamarie11292 on December 05
Adorable!
charchelle27
charchelle27 on December 05
chic sweater annebeth!
maryiangge
maryiangge on December 05
love your skirt!
lissakahayon
lissakahayon on December 05
love the hints of red!!!
onirec
onirec on December 05
Cute skirt!!!! Love the sweater, great combination !!!!
UndergroundSky
UndergroundSky on December 05
Love the plaid skirt, definitely all over the place but in a good way!
taylorjonas
taylorjonas on December 05
nice
gdolceamore
gdolceamore on December 05
love the mixing of textures and prints here. so cute.
ClaudiaPaola
ClaudiaPaola on December 05
you looks so cute here! i loove your red plaid skirt with the red clogs! this is an adorable outfit! you definitely did pull together the looks of many locations with this outfit, and it all looks great!
ficklishcheens
ficklishcheens on December 05
Oh i love this print number! it works well altogether! and those shoes are soo cute!
princessandthepea
princessandthepea on December 05
Love this you look fab, love the tartan and jumper. Good luck for the comp xoxo
S_agapoxxx
S_agapoxxx on December 05
I love your sweater combo with the tartan skirt!!
kristenmo
kristenmo on December 05
lovely entry!<3
trinnah
trinnah on December 05
I love the red and red matching! :) So eye-catching!
Catherinee
Catherinee on December 05
ah, I love this entry! what you wrote is so wonderful... you deserve this :)
frenchfish
frenchfish on December 05
cool mix of patterns and colors. very festive!
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON
YOUTHAGAINSTFASHlON on December 05
Love your post as much as I love your look! Great coat!
Reybeltane
Reybeltane on December 05
great shoes!
Leyyah
Leyyah on December 05
cute..chic voted =)
cphillis07
cphillis07 on December 05
Love the plaid with that gray sweater. Favortied!
FarizaOthman
FarizaOthman on December 05
i love the whole of these.<3. really great & nicely picture moments.
angiekje
angiekje on December 05
absolutely LOVE it :) chic plaid skirt, with the coat and sweater and those red shoes!! chic!! love the idea of the one big suburb... great blogpost!!
angiekje
angiekje on December 05
it seems like it's quiet on chictopia once more...
zoomusicgirl0
zoomusicgirl0 on December 05
where did you get THAT coat? :O I'd give my pinky for ittt and nice blog entry!
Annebeth
Annebeth on December 05
h&m! :D thanks!
Duygu
Duygu on December 05
so lovely, great red! :)
nimroo
nimroo on December 05
happy n sweet :)
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