Bonjour Tristesse


While I do find the excess of French words and phrases on tees right now a bit cliche, I couldn't resist this particular knit since this phrase is also the title of one of my favorite Jean Seberg films. Bonjour Tristesse is an absolutely stunning movie (with a covetable costuming) and, like a few other famous Seberg films, a big style inspiration today often seen referenced in editorials and on runways. The phrase, which means "hello sadness" also seems apt as we hover on the cusp of autumn since it can be quite a moody season. As Hemingway put it, "you expected to be sad in the fall. Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light..." The leaves change and fall, the days get shorter and colder, and cozy knits and blankets seem as much emotional shields as layers for physical warmth. I'm not feeling particularly moody myself right now; I'm anticipating all my favorite fall activities far too much to be downtrodden! But the season is making me covet more sweaters, tights, and berets! You can never have enough of those, no? 

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  1. So right, never enough sweaters (even during summer for me!). You look super cute!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
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  2. Bonjour, Tristesse is also a very good book, if you can find a copy I urge you to read it. I sorely disagree with Hemingway, though, I always feel happier during Autumn!

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  3. Love seeing the fall colors there! We live in too warm of a climate to get much color (we get a tiny bit in January but not much and then it is spring again).

    My eldest is preparing to go to college in a year and 4 months to a very cold climate. She and I both read your site and she has been researching vintage-style dresses in washable woolens. I'm still not sure about her tights and shoes in a place where the wind blows 30mph when it's 15ºF, so I'm excited to see what you share for warm clothing and shoes as the temperature drops where you are (it's 100ºF here today so we are are the opposite end of the temperature spectrum).

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  4. Last year you actually inspired me to start my own beret collection! :D I only owned one, a red one, but hadn't worn it in years, thinking it didn't suit me. Thanks to your blog and instagram account, where I saw berets almost daily, I felt I should give my beret a new chance - and I loved it! Now my collection counts FAR more than just one, and I can't wait for autumn to start properly so that I can wear them again:)

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  5. If I could fill my closets with anything it would sweaters and cardigans. I love how fun and practical they are. I love your outfit combination and lately I have had the pleasure of purchasing my own french inspired sweater!
    Bee

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    1. Haha, yes! I have so many sweaters, but I still always by more b/c they tend to feel so nice. Like some clothes look nice, but aren't super comfortable so I don't end up getting more of those. But knits--they feel so good I can never resist when they're cute too!

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  6. I love the way that you styled these pieces to create this look. Absolutely beautiful!
    -Noelle
    Elle-no.com

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  7. Funny, I'm reading "Bonjour Tristesse" at the moment! I saw the film a while ago and I must say, for once, that I like the film better than the book so far. The title of the book / then film adaptation is actually drawn from a poem by PauL Eluard. Oh, and nice skirt by the way ;)

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    1. Oh, I didn't know about the poem--very interesting! And thank you!

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  8. You really have a talent to pick colours and knowing each ones make a great photo, I really enjoy sseing them :)

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  9. That green beret looks amazing against your red tresses

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  10. Your sweater is so cute, I love it with the skirt
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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