Don’t Be Mad, Girl…

But I’m about to copy your look.


This street style image from Paris reminds me of a Jenni Kayne Spring ’13 look I once very much wanted to approximate but never had the balls to do. And for this outfit, it’s all about the balls, starting with a gold choker capped with two fat pearls (like this similar one from Zara) and a minaudière covered in multicolored nonpareils (a French word that more or less means tiny sugar balls).

It should be noted that you could also just take a plain white clutch and add candy buttons. Then your purse functions as both a carrier of things but also, a snack.

When it comes to the hot pink jacket and trousers, look no further than this coat and pant. The color’s a bit more muted but not by much, so should you need a boost of confidence to get you out the door these tortoiseshell shades will act as both security blanket and eyeball protector — two for one for the win.

Finally, let’s do a menswear shoe to avoid going overly-Barbie, though a sneaker works too and will help you run faster.

Balls to the walls, guys. Walls to the balls.

Image on the left via NY Mag, image on the right via The Sartorialist

  • Aubrey Green

    “…to the window, to the wall, to the sweat drop down my balls, to all you bitches crawl…” – sorry I had to 🙂

    • thechicndamned

      Please tell me I’m not the only one who has an image of Sandra Bullock & Betty White singing and dancing to this right now.

      • Aubrey Green

        That’s exactly what I was thinking about when writing that :).

  • Lenalena_says

    I think this is Belgian blogger Sofie Valkiers:

    • Amelia Diamond

      Oh thank you!

  • The Fashion Panda

    I love those pink looks !
    Sofie Valkiers has great style 🙂

  • isida

    Love the coat!!

  • Fabulous hot pink coat and she wears it well.

  • pinkschmink

    Right there with you Amelia. I saw this image yesterday and was like … yep, that’s my shopping list for this week.

  • How funny, I totally tried on this Topshop coat last weekend and fell completely in love! A little pricey for what it is, I plan on stalking it until it goes on sale. Oh, and in person, it looks every bit as bright and punchy as this lovely lady’s coat in Paris.

  • Cammy

    I’m having a crisis. Should I buy that blatant copy of the Chanel choker?

  • Paul Julch

    A little girly girl for me, but with sneaks – love it!

  • Anna

    10 years ago I had bought a bright pink (just not neon) pant suit from Zara…I ditched it, because I found it too flashy…well, this one in the photos makes my good old suit look like pastel!

  • I am literally OBSESSED with this look!! She looks so fabulous!

    Peyton Taylor

  • Sofie Valkiers /

    Thank you sooooo much for featuring me 🙂