French Stripes

Striped shirt is one of the true wardrobe staples. I believe most girls I know have some kind of variation of a striped shirt.

History fact: Stripy pattern was originally part of sailor’s uniform in France and was called Breton shirt. “Breton” stands for Brittany. A shirt displayed 21 stripes for each one of Napoleon’s victories against British.

Breton striped shirts became popular after Coco Chanel used it in her nautical line in 1917. The original collection consisted  of the stripy shirt worn with flared trousers in navy and white. That combination is still very popular today.

I took a bit more romantic approach to the Breton shirt by combining it with pleated A-line full skirt in teal, statement pearl necklace, and nude pumps. Red lipstick and orange nail polish completed the look. The look is very Parisian, effortless, and very easy to wear. Do you have your favorite Breton shirt combinations?

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Turquoise Summer Day

Summer feels so GOOD! And the best color for the summer is definitely turquoise :).  This color is associated with freshness, love, joy, and femininity. It’s not quite blue and not quite green. The dress I’m wearing is not a splurge but the color gives it this perfect summer vibe. Paired with brown suede sandals with a chunky heel it’s a great and easy look for either day or night.

Enjoy your summer!!!!

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A Bit of New York…

Few weeks ago I went to New York city. The city has so much energy and it really never sleeps. I don’t think I would want to live here but it’s an awesome city to visit with endless things to do. Art galleries, shopping, busy streets, people watching, great food-it really has it all.

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Sunday Breakfast

When I see that weekend weather is windy and cold I immediately want to crawl under my blanket and sleep all day. This Sunday, however, I decided to go to my favorite breakfast place instead. This place called L’Eiffel Bistrot and Creperie has the most delicious crepes and coffee.  It’s as cozy as can get with french influenced art work, great music, and authentic french cuisine. Every time I eat there it sets the mood for the entire day. My Sunday outfit was a very simple combination of navy, beige, and polka dots.

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