the style hive: February 2016

très française

Monday, February 22, 2016

Top: Zara (similar, similar) / Pants: Old NavyNecklace: J.Crew (similarsimilar)
Shoes: Topshop (similarsimilarsimilar) / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Bag: vintage Chanel

Bonjour, tout le monde! As we continue my now very extended series of what I wore while I was abroad last month, I'm actually gearing up to go back to France in a couple of weeks! Hopefully I won't just repeat the outfits I already wore already... Though I have to say, if I can, that I think this is a pretty spot-on French look. Stripes and red, some chic loafers, a Chanel bag, red lip...I mean this is the French national uniform, non?

If you're looking for more travel posts around Europe with gorgeous photography, head on over to my friend Sarah's blog! I'll be guest-writing there in a few weeks, too, so ya know, you'll never get rid of me.

Hope everyone's having a good start to their week! Throw on some oversized shades and eat some bread. I think that's what the French would do.

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graffiti and flowers

Monday, February 15, 2016

Dress (worn as top): Ralph Lauren / Skirt: Ted Baker (similar, similar)
 / Shoes: Ted Baker / Bag: vintage Chanel

I think this may be my favorite outfit from the trip, if not one of my favorite looks I've ever worn. Usually the whole "dress as top" thing never works out for me - it's always too bulky or the waistline isn't in the right spot, but luckily the combo of this sleek RL dress and the full Ted Baker skirt matched perfectly.

These photos also seem very quintessentially London to me. These were taken in Spitalfields, where we stayed, on Christmas Day. It was perfect for the slight chill, the short walk to church, and just general fanciness. Although I quickly changed back into my PJs, I'd wear this outfit everyday if I could.

Hope you all are staying warm! Thanks for stopping by.

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lace and plaid

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Coat: Ted Baker / Top: TopshopSkirt: Gap (similar, similar) / 
Shoes: Topshop (similar, similar, similar) / Bag: vintage Chanel

So it's rapidly becoming spring outside but here on my blog we're just getting round to what I was wearing near Christmastime... whoops? Oh well. Perhaps the seasons have changed since then but I for once can certainly appreciate some red plaid and black lace any time of the year.

I picked up this top and these shoes at the Topshop near Harrods because 1) I have no will power and 2) I did not bring enough comfy shoes nor enough versatile tops. As you'll soon see in the rest of my photos from Europe, I could not stop wearing them. They survived a flurry of icy rain and crazy wind here at St. Paul's Cathedral so I think they were sufficiently weather-proofed for the rest of the trip.

Hope you all are having a great weekend so far! Thanks for stopping by.

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