It’s no secret that I love to travel. While I’ve only gone on mini adventures in the time that I’ve had this blog, my passion is traveling to Europe. But that’s hard to do when you’ve been unemployed for a while, obviously.


And, clearly, I love fashion. I mean, clearly.


Which is why I was so thrilled to receive an email about participating in the contest that is running to win a trip to Amsterdam Fashion Week!


This couldn’t be a more perfect contest for me if it tried. Despite living in New York my entire life, I have never managed to get invited to any Fashion Week events, despite how much I wanted to go. Also, I have dear, dear friends in the Netherlands, so visiting Amsterdam would hopefully give me a chance to see them after all these years.


In order to enter Fashionchick‘s contest, I had to put together an outfit that I would wear to Amsterdam Fashion Week. Or, since it sounds so much better in French, “Quelle tenue porteriez-vous pour la Amsterdam Fashion Week?”


Here’s what I came up with:
What I would wear to Amsterdam Fashion Week
What I would wear to Amsterdam Fashion Week by shedreamsinperfectfrench featuring yellow gold jewelry

I feel like my Isabel Marant pour H&M dress is a given. It’s the perfect occasion to wear it. But because the dress is so delicate and feminine, I think the rest of the outfit should add some edge.

That merlot biker jacket from Mackage is just amazing and the perfect color. Like everyone else, I have a black leather jacket, but I’ve long lusted after a wine/oxblood leather jacket, and this one looks perfect. (Yes, I know it’s in January. I’ll just throw a wool coat over it or something.)


My Calvin Klein Sable boots are elegant and edgy at the same time, a perfect counterpoint to the other two.


Rounding things out, I would love a Trixxi Chain from Liliclaspe to keep up the edge and add some sparkle.


And, as always, my Giles and Brother Railroad Spike Cuff will be on my wrist. (It has “Allons-y” engraved so that I always keep me spirit of adventure. And it’s a reference to Doctor Who.) (Well, it actually says “Allons y,” since I couldn’t get the hyphen engraved. 😉 )


What do you think of my choices? What would you wear if you were going? And can you tell Fashionchick to pick me, pretty please? 😉

19 comments on “Allons-y!”

  1. You!! <3

    One of my problems with outfit posts is that I have no one to photograph me in things, but, BUT, with Polyvore, I don't need that at all. (I also hate photos of me.) So this may be a more frequent thing now. 😉

    • I was THISCLOSE to buying one once, on clearance, but I was unemployed at the time, and took that moment to actually be responsible. 🙁

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