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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Almost feeling French

The last time I wore this dress, one of my coworkers told me I should have been wearing a beret with it so that I would look Parisian. So just for her, the beret.
Almost feeling French
This popcorn beret was something I'd seen at ModCloth, and really loved and wanted, but not badly enough to pay $26 + shipping for. Just when I had resigned to coveting from afar, the exact beret was spotted on the clearance table of a shop in my town. I can't remember if it was $10 or $15 - only that it was far less than at ModCloth.
Almost feeling French
This scarf was a birthday gift last year, and I must confess, this is my first time wearing it. I can't say why it's taken me so long. I actually quite like how the sheer element offers some unique layering effects.
Almost feeling French
The Rundown
Striped Sweater Dress TJMaxx - Popcorn Beret Wooden Ships via Arabella - Boots Migliorini - Scarf Gift - Belt Thrifted
Almost feeling French
Chloe is a Bichon Frise, so she is a French dog.
Outfit photos aren't her favorite though; this is her favorite:
rub my belly
But that is everyone's favorite, isn't it?
Almost feeling French
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39 comments:

Sue said...

Love, love this outfit!

Rachel said...

It really does look French! I think the hat seals it. :)

Iris said...

I love the dress, the beret definitely kicks it into French gear but, I like the unique layering effect of the scarf.

Courtney Erin said...

I love the layering of the sheer scarf - very chic and definitely French inspired!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Ashley J said...

I wanna know what makeup/products you use because your face in that first picture looks perfect!!!!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

That dress is gorge on you Lyddie! And loved how you paired the beret with it. Xo

Theresa said...

A lovely image straight out of France, you look fantastic! The dress I love and the sheer scarf really adds a sort of elegance to it all.
And your dog is so cute! ♥

Rad in BK said...

Tres chic! (I know no French, so I hope it used this correctly). The hat and the striped dress are darling together.

Closet Fashionista said...

Love it!!! Very Parisian :D
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TrophyBoutique said...

The hat was one thing. Adorable. But the doggie takes the cake. Chloe is so cute!!!!!!!!!!!

Mrs. J said...

The beret just finishes the look perfectly and that is such a nice sweater dress.

ps. I'm happy you found the beret somewhere else because supposedly Modcloth clothing can be found in lower price stores. Crazy!! :/

dotty said...

i heart that your beret coordinates with your adorable dog!

Marella said...

Amazing style dear, you look gorgeous! <3

Daniela said...

love this outfit!

Rebecca said...

You look a little French, and very cute and warm.

Amber Blue Bird said...

very french chic, love your beret. and yes sleeping is my favorite too

Kavery said...

A definite French look to this. Funnily enough I have on a striped tee too!

The Fancy Teacup said...

Glad you found the popcorn beret, such a lovely steal of a find. And I really like the scarf, the sheer floral detail is beautiful. Do I think this outfit is Parisian like? Oui oui! :)

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much love.

Stacey Kay said...

awwww little puppy.

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Ali said...

Gasp! You are indeed very french looking with your stripes and ever so furry beret. :D You are so very pretty, my pretty!

Oh, Modcloth, how you inspire us to find cheaper alternatives.. :D

Death By Shoe said...

This is gorgeous! I love that gold belt!! You look so cozy!

xo
Danielle

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

You look so very Parisian here! The sheer scarf is the perfect touch, its very sexy without even showing anything. I'm so happy I found your blog, your style is so chic and well put together.

Agora tô pronta said...

I love your clothes.
Very beautiful ... I really enjoyed the boots ..
What a luxury. kisses.

this free bird said...

This is a beautiful outfit, Lyddie. I love the cascading scarf and your colleague was correct..the beret is a total WIN!

xo,
c

jamie-lee said...

you do look so parisian! and isn't it just the best feeling when you find something so much cheaper when you've resigned to never owning it? :)

Krystal said...

so very french!!! cheers to the w/e lady!

Diana Mieczan said...

I love your outfit and it totally looks French:) Happy Friday, sweetie pie
Hugs

Melanie said...

Your sheer scarf and gold belt are gorgeous. Cute pup, too!

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That fat-shionista's wardrobe said...

i agree with your coworker but i think that dress will be pretty no matter what you pair it with. and Chloe is gorgeous!

Jodi said...

Hey babe!! gorgeous tunic on you.. it totally suits you and those boots are awesome.. you do look french!!! now you just need that french accent!! the little doggie even matches the outfit.. LOL

have a super weekend gorgeous!! I will be busy playing with the camera for my project 365. I feel like my photos suck, but guess thats the whole point.. practice practice practice!! I just want to be good NOW!! :)
xox J

Sarah Dee said...

Love the top! And your pup is so adorable <3

Sarah
theantiquepearl.blogspot.com

jamie said...

OMG there are no words to describe how much I love this dress!!! The beret is such a perfect touch!!

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julia louise said...

Lovely blog and post, dear :)
You are welcome to step by my blog<3

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Lorena said...

Totally French inspired.... you make me want to try on a beret.
By now you probably know I a a fan of Chloe... now you are going to kill me but I though she was a french poodle... mine are Maltese- family of the bichon, only that mine are overfed.

Alex Elizabeth said...

I really like the sheer scarf :) I'm always envious of people who can wear berets, they look enormously bad on me because I can never get them to stay on. Chloe is so cute! I try to get my cousin's dog to pose with me but he never goes for it either.

Elekon said...

Very French, very chic! you`ve got an amazing blog here, I`m following you now, hope you might follow me back:)


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hellodenj.com said...

hi lovely! thank you for the comment! the stormy sea really is the best necklace, seriously seems to go with everything.

your hair looks stunning here, and i think your co-worker was right, the beret is the cherry-on-the-top to this lovely look.

xo denj

www.hellodenj.com

Eyeliah said...

a small amount of red would make tis very french indeed!

Sarah said...

you are cute...but the dog did it for me! :-)