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My light grey cardigan

01/31/2010

This is a cool sleeveless cardigan, the kind that will turn a chic piece into a casual outfit. Casual chic is definitely what I prefer… the high waisted pants (they are not leather by the way) plus the silk blouse give off an elegant attitude. And as you probably noticed, I am a big fan of navy blue matching with black and a lighter but still neutral tint like grey. The contrast falls also in the chic “department” always. Furthermore my legs look really and that is to thank the same color and kind of texture running from my legs to the point of my toes : black pants + black high heeled shoes! And please notice again the 4 color code is still applying here : black, navy blue, light grey and… a little blue scarf! I love this scarf. Finally, if you wanna look dignified you can bet on a big piece of jewelry and I would especially recommend a long pendant.

Cardigan : H&M

Pants : Zara

Blouse : Zara

Bag : Zara

Heels : H&M

Scarf : Little boutique in Paris

Pendant : Vintage

Necklace : Accessorize

Earings : Little boutique in Paris

Bracelet : Massimo Dutti

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Night out! Rock’n’roll!!!

01/30/2010

Ok I must admit I love neat black leather, with metal studds… But overall I rhink I’m in love with this perfecto jacket or motorcycle jacket as other people call it. I don’t know that I have to talk about this outfit much more. Just see for yourselves… 😉

Jacket : H&M

Pants : H&M

Sweater :  H&M

Bag : Zara

Shoes : Minelli

Dentelle mitaine gloves : H&M

Belt : Les Envahisseurs (little boutique in Paris)

Howl pendant : Hollister

Earings : Vintage

Another pink alternative…

01/29/2010

Here I am with another alternative to a pink type outfit. I had, in my closet, this pinkish, violet long sleeve blouse that I adore. It’s silk therefore very soft, comfortable and it flows really well. It’s great under a blazer. I don’t know why, but since I come from Paris, every time the sun is out I feel like bright colors and fun patterns! It’s very very cold and rainy back home at this time of the years so I want to enjoy this wonderful californian weather! Anyhow, This bouse is fantastic also because the pattern is rich of suddlety with magenta, violet, purple and green mixed together. It is like a prairie of flowers putting me in a joyful mood right away. So this time, I matched the pink with navy blue (like you know I love this color, so dignified!) and it works nicely. To brighten up the whole thing and bring some contrast, a light grey scarf does the job. Long scarf are so classy, even more when they fall to your waist… Love it.

Blazer : Jones NY

Jeans : Miss 2&F

Blouse : Zara

Scarf : Zara

Bag : Zara

Heels : Zara

Pendant : H&M

Earings : Dyrberg Kern

Pink and black… overdone??

01/28/2010

Today’s question: are pink and black outfits overdone? I agree that this combinaison is particularly fit to teenagers. Who hasn’t done it when they were 15? Black and pink only, usually black pants, shoes, cardigan, black eye make up and a pink t-shirt (let’s not forget the inner mystery and drama of our mood). It’s so punk in it’s is own fashionable way. So for this session, I wanted to re-use these two colors and make it work so that I don’t look like a 15 year old. Therefore, I mixed a new color with it: beige/grey or taupe. Three main colors with a fourth: dark green from the peacock pendant. Having 4 colors maximum will bring balance to the equation. Even more when it involves colorful pieces. The belt comes as a matching detail to the pendant. The metal parts look like little wings but in a suddle way. Pink is such a cool color but not often easy to match! i’ll come up with other ideas for you later…

Cardigan : H&M

Pants : H&M

Shirt : Zara

Belt : Zara

Scarf : Maje

Bag : Little boutique in Spain

Heels : Mango

Pendant : Forever21

Bracelets : Accessorize

Earings : Andre Cristou Designer (Goldenwestudio Ojai, CA) shop at http://www.etsy.com/shop/goldenwestudio

Let’s rock it!

01/27/2010

Black and feminine is rock’n’roll to me… The energy of an outfit comes from how YOU feel it and live it. I like it when I feel like I can rock in my clothes! So yes, a mini skirt, a light black blouse (kind of spanish looking by the way) and a pair of heeled boots (leather what else to feel rock’n’roll???) was my pick for today. With mini skirt like these, and because I am not very tall, I often come up with a perfecto style jacket.  It’s cool looking because of the motorcycle inspiration and because it is not symetrical. Also don’t black and jeans colors go well togetheer? It’s always a winner match. In order to make things work in this outfit I added a grey/beige scarf that go well with the boots. I also chose 2 accessories to pop up the whole: the bag and the belt have some great details. Be careful when you think of an overall outfit to choose no more than 4 different colors otherwise you will look like a christmas tree! Here I chose: black, beige, light jeans shades (blue like the earings and the belt), and dark green (close to the darkness of the black). Here it is!

Jacket : Zara

Blouse : Zara

Skirt : H&M

Belt : Vintage

Boots : Zara

Bag : little boutique in Spain

Neckless : Accessorize

Ring : Agatha

Jewelry : little boutique in Paris

Dress turned into skirt…

01/26/2010

Every woman sometimes wonders how they can use their work clothes in another context than work… Well why not? if the fabric is really lovely, comfy, if you love the color. Here the dress is of a kinda pinkish grey, the fabric is very soft, falls straight and doesn’t wrinkle. Cool dress, fancy look (the top is special and detailed but you can’t see it because I hid it purposely). So I wanted to wear it on a more relaxed note. The ballerinas (Chanel style please!) definitely inspire relaxation.  Let’s talk about the colors: grey hues (shirt) and a light jeans color (jacket) were my pick for this dress. When I wear grey like this I like to make the outfit pop with other details like a bag, indian style for this one, with broderies and pearls, the velour fabric is actually of a dark green but it is suddle enough so I could add this new color to the whole. Another detail is the bright peacock earings, and the matching big ring, in green hues to go with the green of the bag. Hope you like it!

Jacket : Pimkie

Shirt : Zara

Dress : Zara

Scarf : H&M

Bag : little boutique in Spain

Ballerinas : little boutique in Paris (rue de Sèvre)

Pendant : H&M

Earings : Vintage

Neckless : Vintage

Ring : Accessorize

Watch : Skagen

So chic for a chic work day

01/25/2010

As you might have noticed, I adore navy blue. To me it is a very dignified color and I can’t wear enough of it (it’s been this way for years… lol). Lately, and probaly because I live in California now (however I guess it’s like this throughout the US) I have been shopping in Thrift Stores. It is a concept that isn’t really developped in France as much. Why? No idea! But when I find cool pieces like these Escada Couture Pants for 3 dollars at my size (pure beautiful silk) I just want to go back. The other thing is that it’s not an issue for me to look into every row of the store to find THE thing that I can’t miss. There are so many thrift store around where I live (but really pretty much everywhere in California as far as I know) that when I find one store I like, I am very faithfull to it. For example, there is one in Sacramento called This’n’that Thrift store, that always has good stuff. Okay! so let’s talk about the outfit here! This shirt you’ve seen before (Balmain style pattern) was a really  good match (not the only one) because the ropes finished just before the pants at the waist, therefore I could insert the shirt inside and show off the entire design. I could have easily thought of putting a Chanel style belt (golden chain with black leather intertwinded) with this outfit, but, my other rope belt from H&M could do the trick in a more suddle way. Both ways would have been classy though! I kept a focus on the shiny leather as a detail playing between the bag and the shoes. Aren’t the heels neat?! I love them. They are graphic and potent but the design keeps them from looking slutty and disgracious (probably because the focus was only put on one thing : the crossing of the stripes). I really don’t like when a design is too busy and tried to be too feminine. Femininity can be more simple and therefor a lot more classy. Hopefully you understand what I mean!!

Jacket : H&M

Pants : Escada Couture

Shirt : Mango

Belt : H&M

Bag : little boutique in Spain

Heels : Mango

Pendant and ring : Vintage

Jewelry : Little shop in Paris