“French women don't try to look like anyone else other than themselves. They know who they are and make the most of what they have.”
Nathalie Rykiel, daughter of designer Sonya Rykiel.
|source: i like, i wish, i heart|
|source: the fash pack|
-White silk shirt
-Blue checked shirt
-Merino boat-neck black jumper
-Merino boat-neck grey jumper
-Merino Breton jumper
-Merino panelled plum jumper
-Linen navy/gray stripe top
-Black wool/linen pants
-Leather shorts ($10 vintage eBay DIY)
-Faux leather ra-ra skirt (another eBay bargain)
-Taupe suede boots
Also some staples/replacements:
-Breton tops x 4
-Jeans x 2
I can honestly say that for everything that I have added I have culled much more chaff. Some things were replacements – the loafers replaced a very dead pair of black ballets for example – and some things signified a slight realignment of my style back to what suits me and what I actually enjoy wearing. Having mostly avoided shirts, due to the aforementioned difficultly with my womanly parts, I have since embraced them with gusto – despite the current cold snap requiring constant scarf wearing, resulting in irritatingly squashed collars. In fact the only item I have not worn to death since I bought it is the linen top but that is because, after I bought it, the weather instantly became too cold to wear it and the shape doesn’t lend itself to wearing as an additional layer during our sub-zero mornings.
|source: the cheap girl|
Have you ever had a major style rethink?
And was it worth it in the end?
“French girls know themselves; they don't follow trends.”
|source: oh... a sparkle|