Thursday, November 15, 2012

the red beret

Map nails! Tutorial coming up soon on my YouTube channel!

Wearing a vintage dress, Chinese Laundry over the knee socks, Silks tights, Jacob sweater, gifted necklace from Links of London, gifted rings, amber bracelets from Lithuania, Hush Puppies loafers, beret from Paris.

I'm currently reading this lovely book by Linda Grant called The Thoughtful Dresser. The book was actually recommended to me by a woman who is mentioned throughout the book, and it's becoming one of my favourite fashion books. I'm going to be doing a video review of the book and an outfit inspired by the book cover, but I wanted to mention it in brief now. At one point in the book, Linda talks about clothes reflecting certain memories, and she says that she could write her autobiography by simply looking at the clothes that she owns. When I read this I honestly wanted to call her up and just tell her how incredible she is for writing down exactly how I feel. I have always told my friends and family that the way I remember certain events in my life is through the clothes that I wore. This dress for example reminds me of wonderful evenings out with friends, class days that were horrendous or otherwise quite lovely, and so on.
This red beret reminds me of when I was in Paris this summer. I remember the exact spot I bought it, and I remember looking up to see the Eiffel Tower in all of its glory, thinking that I couldn't be luckier because in that moment I was in my favourite place in the entire world. I wore the beret out for the first time this season and I was in the best mood all day because I kept remembering how lovely Paris is on a sunny summer day.

Do you associate clothes/accessories with particular moments in your life?


Mariana BranĂ­cio said...

Very cute outfit and I LOVE you're nails will definitely check out the video when it comes out!
Do stop by my blog; would love to have your thoughts on my latest post.
x Mariana |

Terry S said...

LOVE the colors of this!

Keep an eye out on my blog later today. I'll be featuring this as one of the looks I love today.


Caroline Topperman said...

oooh! That sounds like a really excellent book.... I love, love the red beret and the fact that you combined it with the turquoise skirt is awesome. Great look!

Tany Fashionista said...

So Parisian chic my dear, you look so lovely, and I love that red beret!xo

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birdfriend said...

your hair and makeup go so well with that hat :) i love it!!


Raji said...

Such a gorgeous outfit!
That beret is perfect for Paris hah I definitely have clothes that remind me of other occasions, some good and some I've not worn since even though they're beautiful clothes hah

A gorgeous outfit, as ever

moiminnie said...

I simply ADORE these shoes and your nails are out of this world, can't wait for the tutorial! xx