I’ve never been to Paris. It’s one of the greatest dreams of my existence. I’m working very hard to go to Paris Fashion Week and be spellbound by the works of the world’s greatest, but for right now, I love adding a touch of Parisian chic into my wardrobe every now and then. If I leave my house to write, this is 99.5% of the time the way I’m dressed. Because sometimes cute guys walk into coffee shops. I’m just saying.
The striped shirt is – in my opinion, at least – the unsung hero of the Wardrobe Workforce. It can easily go underneath a suit during the day, then make its way into a multitude of evening looks. I nabbed this one from Old Navy for about $9, and it’s been paired with everything from shorts to colored jeans to a suit to a beaded skirt. People, Old Navy is a gold mine for wardrobe basics. A GOLD MINE.
The jeans are from an indie label – Robin’s Jeans – and they’re fantastic. Skinny with a long break across the top of the foot (KEY for those with curves AND long legs) and they fit like a dream. Plus – and this is key – they’re COMFORTABLE. I don’t believe in the whole discomfort-for-fashion thing unless you’re on the red carpet and someone says, “I will give you a handbeaded ball gown that’s encrusted with the tears of angels for you since you’re nominated for America’s Top Whatever.” Even then, it would depend on who’s making it (Signore Armani, we can always talk.)
The shoes are black satin pumps from Nine West, the glasses are my daily staple, Prada via LensCrafters. The scarf was a gift years ago. I’m back into scarves again and this one always gets tons of compliments. You grab it by the ends, flip it over itself (like you’re rolling a towel to pop someone with it) and then you wrap it around the neck, tie in the front…done.
This look? Easy and so fun. Because you never who you’re going to run into out there. Zou bisous bisous…
What I’m Wearing (Fashion): Striped Women’s Perfect Tee from Old Navy, Robin’s Jeans Marilyn Gold Wings in Poplin Red, Nine West Love Fury pumps, Boden scarf (no longer available, great styles here), Prada eyewear, CC Skye Women’s Pave Angel Wing necklace
What I’m Wearing (Beauty): Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Complexion Corrector in Medium/Tan, Yves Saint Lauren Touche Eclat in Luminous Sand 4.5, Cargo Cosmetics Jet Lag Concealer in Medium, Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in Stingray, Sonia Kashuk Monochrome Eye Quad in Fair and Square 44, NARS The Multiple in Lamu, Lipstick Queen Lipgloss in Jean Queen and Hourglass Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Rose.