ack in the very early blogging days I used to follow a beautiful blog called Inner French Girl. It no longer exists (like Style Bytes… SOB! Does anyone remember her?) but it was basically about the blogger’s journey trying to be like the quintessential French girls she always admired. I actually recently read an article debunking the myth of the perfect French girl (the author was French and the gist of the piece was that French girls fart. Awesome.) but for some reason I can’t shake that wannabe French-ness. I love the minimalism, the embracing of natural beauty and the unapologetic preference of quality over quantity.
And of course the stripes. I’ve always avoided horizontal stripes because some fashion expert loser in the 80s said on Oprah that stripes make big girls look bigger so I was like ‘YAS QUEEN!’ and promptly banned those nasty fattifying stripes from my life. In the past few years I’ve decided stripes are very awesome, very French and very much a thing I like to wear.
Dress from FCUK – I bought it on sale for like $30 at an outlet mall up the road from Hair Romance. Bargain right?
Shoes from Toms
Sunglasses from Randolph – I shouted myself a new pair of these over the holidays and they are bliss. Nothing like a fresh pair of sunnies to start the summer.
Tips for dressing French…
– Chanel said you should always take off one accessory before leaving the house. If you want to channel the French vibe, try wearing zero accessories
– Give stripes a go. There’s something effortlessly chic about them don’t you think?
– Let your hair do its thing. If it’s curly, let it be curly. If it’s straight, let it be straight. It’s rather un-French to spend 2 hours every morning torturing your hair to do something it’s resisting.
This outfit was worn for a manic morning of learning how to strap my bestie into her epic gown for her wedding this weekend, followed by an afternoon of slamming through my work so I can take the day off her hen’s on Friday afternoon. We’re doing ladies afternoon at the bowls club. I can’t wait!
Have you ever tried to ‘dress French’? Is it even a thing? It’s a thing right?
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