Friday, November 29, 2013

Sheer PLAID & Tweed

Bon après-midi tout le monde!
Today's color palette is typically winter---a variety of blues, greys and black.
I thought I'd add a bit of feminine chic by slipping on a pair of high knee boots.

I admit, this outfit is rather mundane but I wanted to shed a little spotlight on my top today because I love the light, sheer material, the black, velvet bow detailing and the ever-so-slightly puffed shoulders.

I think that there are those days when you appreciate an outfit more and more 
as the day progresses.
The more you look at a piece, and feel the sensation of being in its skin,
the more you learn whether or not it truly was a great purchase.

This top was the perfect inner layer to my heavy winter coat and the progression of the day made me realize what a subtly beautiful, feminine ambiance it carries.

With that said, I accessorized in the outfit's simplicity with these silver bracelets!
The one to the right was a sweet, sweet gift from a friend, who has it in gold~
It reads, "Partners in Crime"! :)

I thought it's be nice to end with a small refresher I ate as a late-night snack~ 
Bright fruits always seem happy to look at :)
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! 
Unfortunately, I'm missing one of my favorite holiday of the year (Black Friday Shopping), but I encourage everyone to go out there and purchase some good steals!!! 
Until next time!

Top: Zara
Coat: Pablo
Bottom: Zara
Accessories: Pandora bracelet (left), Kate Spade bangle (right)
Shoes: Zara

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tailored Tweed & Boyfriend Jeans

Allo everyone!!
I have truly been slacking on my blog posts..donc, firstly, i would like to apologize.
I will indeed make more of an effort to upload, 
at least, 
photos of the delicious foods I encounter here in Paris.

Now that i've established that,
i'd like to share my ensemble of the day---
It's rather casual, but where's the joy in style if not partially in comfort!?

I don't know about you guys, 
but when I think of comfort, my mind gears towards masculine silhouettes: 
boxy, straight lined overcoats, tastefully untailored pants, 
and clutches of sleek cherry-browned leather, which I think adds an aura of chic professionalism, 
similar to that of a beautiful briefcase.
This beauty of an overcoat was the perfect find. 
Made of warm wool, tweed and polished gold buttons, it balances the masculine style---
although it doesn't have a crisp, feminine silhouette, it still gives plenty of structure to compliment the body.

The jeans are equally as amazing. 
I'm rather picky about my denim, especially when it comes to comfort and their ability to stretch.
There's nothing worse that a tight pair of jeans that you can barely button up and have trouble breathing in. You may as well return back to the 19th century and strap on a corset.
No, no.
From the get-go, jeans were invented for practicality in the everyday lives of workers so we shouldn't expect any less of their capabilities today.
When I purchase jeans, they need to be soft to the touch, which is why I usually stay within the same circle of brands: Se7en, Madewell, Burberry and Masion Scotch.

I added the final touch of a bright mustard scarf to complete the autumn tone of the look.

All in all, I was a happy camper, properly dressed for a spontaneous stroll through the park.

Here's a quick glimpse of Bois de Boulogne on the Western edge of Paris.

There's always something so enchanting about parks or forests during this post-autumn, pre-winter period. The colorful autumn scenery mixed with the brisk, chill of the winter air easily makes it a place of reminiscence....inspiration.

Throw in a few playgrounds and let it bring out the inner-child in you ;)

I hope everyone finds that perfect winter coat to befriend! A coat that doubles for more formal occasions in addition ta vie quotidienne is also something to consider!
To each her own!

Until next time!

Coat: Pablo
Bottom: Maison Scotch
Accessories: Fossil clutch, Essentiel scarf
Shoes: French Sole