2009-10-28

Je Suis...

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Striped sweater? BCBG, Winners
Beret? gifted
Jeans? Seven 4 All Mankind, Winners
Boots? Modern Vintage, Winners
Leather jacket? thrifted
Chain necklace? thrifted
Wristlet? Coach, gifted

Red stained lip? check
Beret? check
Striped top? check
Un-utilized artillery? check*

How French chic am I? It started with the sequin beret Linda gave me for my birthday and it just seemed way too obvious to pair it with some bold lip colour and a striped sweater... But I did. Because things are classic for a reason. I tried to keep it from being too prim and proper with my torn jeans and bad a$$ boots. I know it's probably time to lay the Seven 4 All Mankind jeans to rest. They started out whole, then I fell and put a hole in the knee and so I added more holes to make it look natural. The holes have grown and one is pretty much torn from seam to seam and is now starting to rip down the leg too. It's just that the fit (Roxy) of these jeans are perfect ... Next time, when I marry for money, I'm going to buy these jeans in every wash and then get a set of spares because I do things like fall down hills...
When I was a foolish student in University I would occasionally pay full price for premium denim and then survive off rice crackers because the funds were gone. I would actually say I spend more on clothes now but I diversify... dresses, heels, brown boots, snuggly sweaters... I love it all. I just can't get myself to pay full price for denim these days and as this jean style is one of the staples, it rarely goes on super-sale and super-sale is kinda my thing. I did luck out when I found these at Winners and I hope such a happy day comes again. Soon, before these fall apart completely...


* I joke, I joke... This is a fashion blog and has no hidden political agenda. But it's kinda funny...

24 comments :

LaurenSchoon said...

Love the striped shirt and the ripped jeans!
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Clare said...

Love the artillery and that necklace is awesome!

Yeah, I'm glad you liked my "fartmom" joke. I laughed for about 30 minutes when I saw it, tried to explain why it was hilarious to Joe, failed, and opted to share it with you bloggers instead. I picked the right audience. Makes you wonder about Joe, though. A man that can't appreciate a good fart joke...

Linda said...

YAYYYY!!! You are wearing the beret! I am such a good gifter! Looks really really good though! Way to pull it off....mmmm GUURRLLL!!!!

Kyla said...

I'm so jealous of your beret! Such a coincidence - it called ME today talking about it's upcoming trip to PA :)

briannelee said...

I love the necklace! Yay for sequins!

Amy said...

Love this outfit. I definately agree that "some things are classic for a reason" :)

D said...

very french chic indeed!

gina said...

Love this look. I like the whole French-slash-punk vibe.

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

what a perfect outfit, you look great!

Taylor Sterling said...

you look great! I love the sequin beret!

Nadine said...

Nice subversion of stereotype!

Dylana said...

Love your jeans so much! And that beanie!

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ShopKim said...

Love the look!

Amy said...

You look absolutely perfect! I love your necklace and red lipstick- beautiful!

xoxo
Amy

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bisou-joue said...

cute outfit !!

Fell 4 Fashion said...

HAHAHAHA! U are a trip! and you look magnificant!

Sal said...

LOOOOOVE that chunky chain!

Rea said...

If you ever get rid of those jeans, it's because you are selling them to me. They are just too good.

God Made Me fuNky said...

you have styled a pretty cool outfit around that ohh so fabulous beanie. love the leather jacket.

Elaine said...

Of COURSE you had to pair the beret with bright lips and stripes!!!!! You have to!! It's a fashion rule! ;) You look amazing as usual!


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Posh said...

Love your sequin beret, nice look!

briannelee said...

I have nominated you for a blog award. Check it out :)

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alexandra said...

love this outfit. classic. and so happy you got the sequin beret you attempted to find on ebay (that still makes me giggle!)


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Julia said...

Thanks for your comment--consider yourself added, as well. Beautiful clothing, beautiful girl, great writing--how have I not come across this blog until now? I too rarely pay full price for anything & have an...uh, ample wardrobe. Kindred spirit!
xx
Julia