Monday, March 25

french lesson

$84, monsoon

Hanging out with dozens of effortlessly chic French women is how I spent the better part of Sunday. I took my kids to an Easter party-fundraiser hosted by a few friends for a local French elementary school. The poolside setting had all the trappings of a South-of-France rendezvous, complete with kir royales, straw fedoras, strappy sandals, Birkin bags and a scorching hot sun. After I devoured the poached salmon and asparagus lunch and fed my kids handfuls of chocolate, I endeavored to crack the secret of French summer style--and I can tell you this: it starts with something classic, fuss-free, and bare-leg-friendly. Something like this louche print tunic, along with...

1. Monsoon wooblock print smock top, $84, monsoon.co.uk
2. Topshop straw fedora, $45, topshop.com
3. Alexander McQueen round sunglasses, $365, shopbop.com
4. Foley + Corinna canvas and leather tote, $295, revolveclothing.com
5. Ishvara lace-up sandals, $250, shopbop.com
6. Current/Elliot cut-off shorts, $178, netaporter.com


9 comments:

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Love the top. Is Monsoon in the US, too? (Thank you!)

debbie k said...

Darn! Blue & white top sold out--
do so enjoy your blog- cheers!

debbie k said...

GREAT OUTFIT...but blue top not available:-( Do enjoy your blog- keep up the good work

Marlien Rentmeester said...

The top sold out! Hopefully, Monsoon will re-stock. It is based in the UK (no stores in the US).

Anonymous said...

The sandals you picked are lovely but a REAL French woman would only wear K Jacques, from St Tropez.

serena said...

I just discovered your blog during an Alice down the rabbit hole Pinterest journey! LOVE it! Subscribed and can't wait until I'm not at work to go back for a longer look!
Serena

Mary in St Helena said...

Love the whole look. Perfect for simplifying life.

Saw your sister's beautiful photos in C magazine. That's where I first learned of your blog last year. You both are taking on the west coast by storm.

vicki archer said...

A gorgeous look... xv

MAXCE said...

Nice combo <3! I'm French, I would definitely wear this! But unlike "Anonymous" said, a real French woman doesn't exactly care about the brand of her sandals, as long as they're comfortable and stylish, like any woman in the world ;)

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