Fate, accidents, coincidence – the law of large numbers explains them all away. But it doesn’t change how the unexpected can impact our lives. Years ago now, when I was a baby blogger, I often felt plagued by the idea that I wasn’t doing enough; I should leave more comments on other blogs, I should connect with more bloggers on Twitter, I should read more online publications to learn what others were writing about… the list went on and on. When I was possessed by the idea that I needed to read even more than I already did, and add more variety to my reading list, I decided to spend some time exploring Glitter Guide. I will be honest and say that while I think Glitter Guide is exceptionally good at what they do, I am not the target audience for their work. It wasn’t long before I found myself doing the kind of bored browsing I sometimes do on Buzzfeed in moments of pure procrastination – clicking for the sake of clicking, without caring where I will end up. And then, on the side bar, I saw it: a perfectly minimal and absolutely Parisian advertisement featuring a brunette in blue jeans, carrying a gorgeous leather tote bag. The words Les Composantes were written at the top of the ad. I went from intrigued to smitten in a matter of seconds, before even clicking over to the website. Within days, I had placed my first order, for a brown leather tote bag I still have five years later. A love story started that day as I was browsing Glitter Guide – Les Composantes became Sezane a few years later and the independent Parisian brand remains among my favourites. Sezane has expanded considerably, and now has a row of beautiful properties in Paris; while one is under construction, their cafe bookstore is open and was one of the first places I visited when we arrived in Paris. Naturally, a fabulous shop requires a fabulous outfit and on the day of our visit, I decided to go with something completely unexpected – yes, this is me, wearing pink. There may be a mathematical explanation for them, but life still really is full of surprises!
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