Scarves, Stripes, and All My Favorite French Things

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Something about this outfit feels part art teacher, part French student. For those of you who don’t know, I studied at the Sorbonne in Paris in 2008. If you’re a regular reader, this is old news. But for those of you who are reading my site for the first time, my love for France runs deep. I fell in love with the country when I studied French and Journalism abroad in Paris back in college. I had the privilege of living in the most beautiful Maison in the left bank – on a quaint street in the 5th called Rue Amyo right behind the Pantheon. I’m often reminded by my days in Paris. I have a gorgeous, old map of the city hanging in the living room that I bought at a yard sale across the street from my old apartment for a measly $30, that turned out to be the best $30 I’ve ever spent. I love French directors, like Goddard, and French foods, like croissants, and wine, and cheese (which according to my doctor I am no longer able to have.) France in the 1920s is my favorite decade of choice — Ernest Hemingway (my fav) and the rest of the greats roamed the streets drinking wine and writing literary magic… read more

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Bon Jour, Stripes

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I couldn’t help but feel a bit French in this dress, don’t you agree? Like many, I’m a sucker for stripes — I seriously think I could be happy wearing a striped piece everyday of the week. The thing that drew me to this particular dress is the cut. After all, a draw string waist is a surefire way to be comfortable all day, and a floaty hem is flirty and flattering. I’ve mentioned this on my blog before, but I studied abroad in Paris back in 2008 and still cite France as my favorite country. Paris was the first European city I really got to explore and call home. Funny enough, I didn’t see a SINGLE person wearing stripes there… Just a little food for fashion thought. read more

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