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Friday, October 19, 2012

La Vie Est Belle




Sweater: H&M, Skirt: H&M, Shoes: Urban Outfitters, Hat: D&Y, Tights: H&M

I didn't intentionally mean to dress head to toe in H&M , but they have such great merch for the new season that I did a happy dance at the store last week! I'm also loving their collaboration with Lana Del Rey, the pieces are adorable and the ads are stunning.

This outfit has a slightly Parisian feel to me. I can envision myself walking through St. Germain, baguette in hand, lipstick in place, big sunglasses adorned...le sigh. I'll share something with you all, because you may as well know it now: I'm a bit of a francophile. I almost even moved there nearly two years ago...part of me wishes I did, just to have the full experience while I'm in my 20s. But, alas, perhaps there is still time for me yet my darlings ;) 

While we're spilling secrets, I'll let you in on another: I'm a bit of a dreamer, and a romantic at heart. But, shh! Don't tell, because I try to keep it covered up under my super tough exterior....No? Not fooling anyone? FINE. Well, this outfit makes me a bit wistful, and off I go daydreaming of my 'could-be' Parisian life, lol. But hey, if I can't be there, at least I can dress as though I am!

In regards to this outfit, I love the comfy, cozy, chunky knit sweater. I think my favorite part is that it's cut slightly shorter in the front and curves longer in the back. Perfect to sport with leggings, a leather skirt, or even shorts. Here, I'm wearing it over a skater skirt, and I love the peek-a-boo look it gets from under the sweater. 

Once again I'm wearing my holey tights, because now their accidentally unkempt nature has grown on me. Much to my mother's dismay, I'm sure, lol! These tights I buy in 2-packs from H&M because they're the perfect sheer-ness (yes, that's my official term). And of course, I've worn my trusty black fedora, since it always finds a way to fit itself into my outfits. Gotta appreciate its moxie (don't you wish people used that word more?)

The saddle oxfords are a bit of a statement in the outfit. Side note - I love oxfords, they're just adorable perfection in a shoe. With the saddle shoes, I'm particularly attracted to their classic nature. They feel vintage and fresh simultaneously, with a cheeky twist. Kinda like me. Or so, I'd like to believe ;) 

And as you all can see, I'm still sporting my vampy lips. Obsessed. 

 So, what are you all up to this weekend? I have a bunch of birthday parties, because apparently everyone decided this would be the week to make their grand entrances into the world. The nerve. Haha! Well whatever you do, I hope it's wonderful, because remember, as my title states: Life is beautiful....so let's not waste a minute of it!

See you on Monday,
xox ~ KB