Monday, March 4, 2013

Sometimes I Just Wanna Be French


Vintage velvet dress, Banana Republic coat, Natalie + Dylana Suarez x Modern Vice Presley boots, Volcom hat

I love that fashion gives you the chance to incorporate a little role playing into your everyday life. Most of my days I am living out my inner bohemian dreams in maxi skirts, ankle boots, worn in denim and artfully draped kimonos. But sometimes I want to bring things back down to the basics. Classic and timeless always work no matter where you're at. No matter what time of the day or night. Coco Chanel. Jane Birkin. Isabel Marant. Caroline de Maigret. All beautifully gorgeous French women with a strong sense of timeless style that I admire so much. Statement pieces like a black wool brimmed hat, a turtleneck top or dress, a streamlined coat and the most perfect pair of everyday ankle boots can be seen as foundation pieces for one's closet. They can be built upon and transitioned between seasons. The French way of dressing and thinking is so practical yet so sexy. The idea is oh so lust-worthy. I didn't mean to bust out my little Frenchy moves this fine snowy day, but it just happened. Maybe Paris is still lingering in my mind. Does this mean another trip is in store? Why I sure hope so! Traveling is always on my mind, it's not even funny.

And the new addition to the Modern Vice family . . . The Presley suede ankle boot! I got mine in a pretty black suede with fringe on the sides. Western glamorous. Just like Elvis. 

35 comments:

Natali said...

Oh my! You look so gorgeous and sophisticated in this all black outfit!

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Gabriella BriceƱo said...

I love playing roles, the thing about fashion is you can reinvent yourself every single day, its magical. Love the plain and chic of this black on black outfit. xx's from Venezuela.


Gaby,


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monkeyshines ♥ said...

lovely pop of red!

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EmerJa said...

Gorgeous:) Love the back dress and you hair!


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Tracey Regimbal said...

You're so creative. I love it.
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FashionFlirt said...

Lovely look! xoxo

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Seeking Style said...

I don't blame ya! What a chic look!

xo Jennifer

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Jeans Please! said...

U look in these pics like Natalie! Beautiful!

Juliette Laura said...

You certainly look french and chic (with your natural touch of boho) in these photos!

xoxo
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Nina said...

Such a chic outfit and so very French! I'm heading to Paris this week and you've inspired me to pack my trilby and other wide brimmed hat in my suitcase
xxx
Nina from little nomad

Vasilieva said...

loving all black on you


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ira s. said...

I like the french spirit!

Jane said...

J'adore <3

Lisa said...

Love this!
x
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Christina Marie said...

Me too! Love the all black look. (:

xx
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Am2Pm Chic said...

oh my, the first pic is hilarious. Love the booties.
xoxo
Christy

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Tayler said...

too cute! love the ankle boot and bright lip :)

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carrievintage said...

amazing hair!

ladyvagia said...

i love your blog. :)

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bon. said...

very cute pics, love that first b&w one. nailing the french chic look. but still fun and cute :)

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Moira Parton said...

I really like this all black outfit! And I also love what you wrote about basics and having staple items that will last one a lifetime. Lovely! x

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canvasofculture said...

beautiful:) and without the cigarettes- even better!

xx

Sue said...

lovely

Oroma Roxella Rukevwe said...

Love <3


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Brooklyn Grace said...

very nice style
#love the post
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Roxane - Le Canard des Lapines said...

I love this look, very simple,it's true, but really rich !
Bises

g.ta said...

gorgeous outfit!! loved it!! =`)

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Michael Nudelman said...

You are looking stylish and chic.
Nice pics!!!
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Constance said...

B;ack is such a good color on you!!

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Rosalinda Tjioe said...

You look amazing in a black ensemble! x

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Mom Fashion World said...

Love the boots!

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marija said...

Your hair is perfection! :)

FASHION SNAG said...

I love how fashion lets you be a different person every day! The basics can be worn over and over again as well.

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Randi Killian said...

I love this outfit! I always want to be french! Love IT!

xoxo
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Michelle said...

so chic!