Tag: Dara Ettinger

The outfit post: Basic black sweater

Basic black sweater

Basic black sweater by shedreamsinperfectfrench showing how to wear colored denim skirts

Uniqlo cashmere top / Colored denim skirt / CYCLE zipper skirt / Bea Dot mid calf length skirt / Cotton a line skirt / Current Elliott stretch denim skirt / Earrings / Everlane Slouchy Cashmere V-Neck / Lexington Pendant by Lili Claspe

I always joke that I could never be a Parisian/French woman, because I wear too much color. I so admire the minimalistic, neutral-color–wearing aesthetic that typifies Parisian style, I just don’t think I could ever pull it off long-term. (That’s why I adore reading Valentine and Naelle’s blogs, because they’re Parisians who dress however the hell they want to. 😉 )

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Les Cinq Petites Choses #4

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I decided that instead of talking about all the things that I want, I would talk about the things that I have or that I don’t have but am just appreciating.

Alors, voici, les cinq petites choses que je suis amoureuse en ce moment (is that right?). The 5 little things I’m loving right now.

#1 – You’ll notice that I threw in some French again, and that’s heavily influenced by two of the things on the list today.

I was talking to my friend Darren in Montreal, and he recommended some music artists to me who sing in French. (As we know, I like them.) I promptly went and looked them up, and super glad I did. I’m pretty crap discussing music (despite how much I love listening to it), so I’ll paraphrase Darren.

Alex Nevsky – Himalaya Mon Amour He’s kind of chamber pop/rock with some 60s influences. Apparently, “On leur a fait croire” became an actual radio hit up there, despite the fact that though it sounds so fun, the lyrics are terribly sarcastic and dark.

Le Couleur – Voyage Love EP (Yes, “Le,” not “La,” the error is apparently intentional.) It has a very disco synth sound, but it’s undeniably modern. I even like it despite the synth. 😉 “Vacances de 87” and “Voyage amoureux” are great to dance to.

Peter Peter – Une version améliorée de la tristesse He’s apparently the indie darling up in Montreal. He used to make more folk rock music, but discovered the synthesizer for this album, so it’s kind of experimental synth pop. And good.

(Okay, so technically this was 3 things. A bonus. 😉 )

French music

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Making a statement

Statement Necklaces
Statement Necklaces by shedreamsinperfectfrench featuring Trixxi

I think it’s pretty obvious that I’m a fan of statement necklaces. (See exhibits A, B, C, D, and E.) They really are one of my main style cheats.

Because even if you’re just wearing jeans and a t-shirt, throwing on a WOW necklace pulls the whole look together and elevates it from “You didn’t try at all” to “THAT is an amazing necklace!” 😉

No earrings or small, simple earrings, and it’s just an easy, stylish look.

I actually tried on one of the necklaces in the collage above at Bendel’s this weekend, and it killed me to have to leave it there. It looked perfect with my Isabel Marant for H&M dress!

Are you a fan of statement necklaces, or do you prefer to keep it simpler?

On another note, this all leads me to details of the surprise my friend Rasha and I are cooking up for you. Among other things, Chloe & Isabel has the most amazing statement necklaces.

Two of my favorite pieces are:

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One thing I especially love about their jewelry is that it has a really vintage feel. It also evokes Paris in its gilded and Art Deco glory. And we know how I feel about Paris. 🙂

I’m really pleased to be able to offer you the chance to purchase these gorgeous specimens, plus many more, right here on my blog! I’ll be hosting a special Chloe & Isabel popup shop all this weekend, starting at 12 am Friday and running through till midnight Sunday.

Anyone making a purchase from the sale will be entered in a raffle to win $25 off an order of $75 or more!

And, as an extra serendipitous bonus, the Chloe & Isabel Friends and Family sale is running through December 11, so you’ll be able to get everything for less!

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See you back here tomorrow for the sale!