I am sitting here jamming to TLC station on Pandora. Soothing old school jams just make me feel all warm and cozy. They also feel me with nostalgia. Ever heard an old school song and wondered where you were the first time you heard it? I do that all the time. What would the world be without music? I shudder at the thought.
Talking about feeling warm and cozy, the jackets, coats, scarves, hats, and tights have literally taken over. Feels like winter already. Lately, I have been making a beeline dash towards anything that has circles, or polka like patterns. It’s my obsession of the moment. I can’t seem to help myself. I went through my last two posts and they all had a little circle involved. For this post, the skirt and scarf makes that obsession very obvious.
I read a delightful book a couple weeks ago entitled
“How to be Parisan wherever you are *** Love, Style and Bad Habits” By Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Sophie Mas, and Caroline de Maigret
I say delightful because I couldn’t help laughing out loud while going through the pages. The four are dear friends WHO… (I am about to go on a whole review on the book which should be on the reads section but I digress) share their perspectives on what it really means to be Parisienne. I found out about the book through Leandra Medine’s blog The Manrepeller.
Since obsessions are the major topic of discussion today, I"ll admit that I'm beyond with obsessed with anything Coco Chanel. The Madame! My other obsession is Haute Couture, am always on Style.com (having the front row seat in pajamas and a nice bowl of oatmeal) ready for the images of the Haute Couture garments when couture season starts.
France, I am coming for you, you just wait!
Hang on, am getting to the main story.
Notice anything I’m talking about today is somehow related to France. Hence, “having a thing”…might I add that I love French fries, French ki… no? Ok!
With all this talk about Coco, French books, Haute couture, fries….. I had to grab a little something that screams all things French. A scarf and a beret!
A beret is a cap that was first worn in the 19th century by local peasants in France. As of the 1920s, both men and women adopted it as a fashion statement. Today, most military, police units and other organizations worldwide rock their berets. Ralph Lauren, a major iconic American house showcases berets front and center in its runway shows. And as of 2014, and never tardy for any party (beret or otherwise) I embraced it as a go to cap of choice. :)
(SIDEBAR: Oh! Pandora has me nodding my head to "Waterfalls!" Listen to the rivers and the lakes that you're used to.......)
Hope you are all doing ok, I have been staying warm after catching a cold a couple weeks ago. I am feeling so much better and back to my regular scheduled program. Anyone excited about the festive season? I know I am…
So what are you currenlty obsessed with? A new shoe? Pumpkin spiced Latte? A new fragrance or man?..... Dish it all out!
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