Outfit: BONjour


Dressed like a Francophile today in all the cliche French-style pieces I could find...

We, Americans, love to romanticize the French. Especially like their style and that so-called Parisian chic. It's a few too many Godard movies and suddenly every baguette and beret is imbued with some special charisma. I'm also a victim of the French-effect. I love my striped tops and my berets (especially when it's actually cold enough to need a hat!), although I had previously avoided the cliche French-phrase-tee. One cannot escape forever it seems and I couldn't resist this sweet "BONjour!" tee by Two String Jane and matching necklace since the playful capitalization and cheeky speech bubble seems to be poking fun at the whole thing. To me this outfit says, "yes I'm a walking cliche, but I know it and I'm in on the joke." Or at the very least I understand if you have the urge to laugh at me--at least I didn't carry around a baguette as my prop!

details: beret, Two String Jane tee & necklace, vintage belt, old skirt (similar), flats, old purse
*all pictures by me*


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14 comments:

  1. J'adore this shoot! :) x

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  2. Perfect look, I'm really loving your vintage belt, there's something special about it!
    Have a great week! :)

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  3. Loving the dreary day with pops of red!

    Sarah
    Sweet Spontaneity

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  4. This outfit is darling! And I agree, Americans definitely romanticize the French! It's funny how this type of outfit has become synonymous with French -- it reminds me of Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina.
    You look fantastic!
    xo
    Kristina
    www.eccentricowl.com

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  5. Aha I definitely see Americans romanticising of the French style, but the British do it too. I'm off to Paris in a couple of days and seeing your tee made me so excited <3

    The Quirky Queer

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  6. I love a cliche, worn with a tongue in cheek and an air of irony.
    So much fun...who could resist?
    A string of onions on a bicycle would have been the perfect mode of transport.
    XXX
    Samantha
    Fake Fabulous

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  7. great, now i want a beret. actually, the ones you linked aren't too pricey. and there are SO MANY colors. anyway, i think you should've carried a baguette. my motto is go big or go home(;

    http://hellokuo.blogspot.com/

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  8. Oh you look so lovely Rebecca! I love a good JLG movie, I must dig another one out and watch it again some time!

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  9. Oh là là you look so cute with the Frebch vibe <3 I think it's a worldwide feeling, once someone told me that he would have bet that I was Parisian and that felt as the most flattering comment ever! :)

    Damaris | The cat, you and us

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  10. You look so Parisian! I love your top
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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