Saturday, November 23, 2013
Sometimes I find myself thinking about characters from books or movies long after I've finished them. Clearly, these people only exist for a couple of hundred pages or the time of a movie, but I think it's fun to think that their lives may have continued. I don't do this all the time, but there are some characters that have kind of stuck with me over the years.
When I was in my early teens, my sister and I stumbled across a charming little movie during a weekend preview of the classic movie channels that at the time we were not subscribed to. That weekend, we watched A Little Romance probably five times and recorded it on VHS. It's such a sweet story of finding love and friendship. A few years later, when this American girl found herself a charming Frenchman of her own, the movie took on a whole new meaning. I've always wondered whether the main characters find themselves again after the girl moves back to America. Years after watching the movie for the first time, I'm also still inspired by some of the looks in the movie.
Friday, November 15, 2013
I love a good reason to dress up. This year the holidays will be extra sparkly between celebrations with my family, time spent with friends and all the champagne toasts that await. Christmas Eve is a serious affair at my house - my dream outfit might actually be the one I wear this year with a full party skirt and a black plunging top. Of course in a dream world I'd also have a velvet ribbon in my hair. As I brainstorm what I'm going to pack for the holidays this year, here are a few options taken from chicwish that might make it into the bag!
This weekend was our annual switcharoo weekend where we take all our summer stuff down to the cellar and switch it for our winter clothes. I usually hate doing this as it means I'll be bundled like a hot tamale for the next four months at least but for whatever reason, I was actually excited to make the switch. Over the years living in Paris, I've actually come to really enjoy dressing for winter and the first few days are the most exciting because it's literally like finding new clothes. This morning I was so happy to pair this super festive little skirt with a sparkly manicure and necklace and my winter wedges. It's probably going to be a long winter but if I can manage a few fun looks like this one every week then I'm set!
top, necklace and skirt: Forever XXI; sweater: the Limited; shoes: Mango
Sunday, November 10, 2013
I got this hat a few weeks ago eagerly anticipating autumn and the arrival of hat season. I love hats. When I topped my outfit with this wooly blue one today, monsieur asked if I had been inspired by the "bobby" look. No. But I'll admit it looks a little bit like that and that's perfectly okay by me.
top: Lush; sweater and coat: Old Navy; jeans: Mango; hat: H&M; bag: Lancel