03/09/2013

we'll always have paris

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Wearing: Zara top (similar) and heels (similar here and here) / H&M skirt (similar) / Céline sunglasses (high street alternative) and bag (high street alternative) / ILIA Beauty lipstick in 'Wild Child' / Kure Bazaar nail polish in 'Caicos'

Red lipstick and stripes is a combination that has always struck me as French. Ergo, the title of this post, which is a famous line in the film Casablanca. Stripes are versatile: they can be dressed up or down and either way, they look chic. I deliberately picked a top with navy blue and white stripes rather than black and white stripes. This is because I didn't want the outfit to be too matchy-matchy as the sunglasses, skirt and shoes are black in colour as well. The bright red lipstick and bag add some pops of colour that break up the monochromy of the outfit. In accordance with the French theme, I wanted to keep the outfit as classic and simple as possible, so I opted for fuss-free accessories that aren't flashy but still beautiful in their simplicity. Hence, the cat eye sunglasses, streamlined bag and minimal heels. I'm really into single-sole heeled sandals with thin straps at the moment. They're elegant yet effortless. These Zara ones look like the Saint Laurent Classic Jane heeled sandals but cost a fraction of the price. Although they're not the most comfortable to walk in (heels without platforms usually aren't), I'm hoping to break them in. The bright mint nail polish on my toenails is a bit jarring in relation to the red, white, black and navy blue colour palette, but sometimes it's the little unexpected surprises that end up making an outfit.

34 comments :

  1. Hola
    Se te ve genial ese outfit y la bolsa me encanto el color!
    saludos
    L.
    www.lalouuula.com
    =)

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  2. I love your bag so so much! the color is awesome and your sandals are so elegant :) perfect look!
    Love from France <3
    Cécile
    www.maxcebycecilej.com

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  3. Casual look, the real perfection :) So chic!!

    Would you like follow each other? I'll be soo glad :) let me know


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  4. Your outfit is so cute, blue and white stripes are always in style :-)xx

    www.TheOwlsVision.com

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  5. This is so classicly gorgeous. I love the top, and bag especially. xx

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  6. I like this so much and not only because it's very trendy, but the way you've styled it with a pop of pink on your lips and bag and green paint on the toes... all of it just looks so in place! :)

    Lu, xx
    http://balgar-ka.tumblr.com

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  7. Such a cute look! I love your trio bag... that's on my wishlist right now!

    xo, alison*elle

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  8. whats better than red lips! you pull it off flawlessly

    much love from NYC

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  9. Such a beautiful, classic chic look! You look gorgeous! x

    www.insidein-insideout.net

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  10. Cute photos love xxx

    reallyliteral.blogspot.com

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  11. Nice bag! I like the colour!

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  12. your bag is so pretty.. love the red with your outfit :)

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  13. Great outfit! Loving the top! So timeless!
    With love,

    Joy
    justlikesushi.com

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  14. you look beautifull

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  15. Love the outfit! Very timeless and classic. I also love your blog and style. Please check out my blog and follow if you'd like! :)

    xoxo,
    Olivia Yuen
    Morning Blush Blog

    Bloglovin'/Twitter/Instagram/Pinterest

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  16. Super super chic. Love the shoes and the sunnies-- I would wear this in a heartbeat. Always look foward to you posting more

    xx

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  17. I love this pop of color with your bag! I just discovered your blog and will stay tuned. Check out my blog to see some of my personal style at:

    http://www.alexawas.com

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  18. that celine bag in the red shade is amazing x

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  19. This is sooo cute! Love it! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

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  20. love this! the bag is great and you look stunning x

    http://britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Love your purse darling! It's so bold.

    New follower :)

    Xo, Michelle

    mash-elle.blogspot.com

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  22. you are on POINT with the comment on unexpected surprises . . . besides, where but nails could you have such a great unexpected pop of color?

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  23. Love the shoes! Would you like to follow each other? xx

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  24. I agree! Red lips can give your look a boots! It looks so chic. Red lips really suite you! And stripes also remind me of Paris. I adore stipes and Paris <3 hehe ^-^ I love you look!


    Loves,
    The Mad Twins
    http://www.themadtwins.blogspot.com

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  25. stripes will always be my fave. i love your shoes and the sudden pop of pink in your bag!

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  26. You wear stripes and red lips so beautifully! And I love the little story behind the skirt. You must have some lovely friends ;)

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  27. All the items fit so well together! I like the combination of red and blue too!
    // Choicewithnoise

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  28. cute bag!
    love your blog
    http://www.sundaynightpaper.com

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  29. very nice outfits. May be we can follow eachother

    will you like to follow eachother

    http://sandysandhu.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-olive-pants.html#.UkTkv4asiSp

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