Saturday, February 19, 2011

An American In Paris


Hello there! So, the other day I had to make my way into the city for an exhibit I had to see for my poetry class. The exhibit was actually pretty cool. It had to do with the New York school of poets (O'Hara, Ashberry) and while they're not my favorite bunch, the exhibit actually helped me appreciate them a bit more, which is always a good thing I suppose. It's funny. A year ago, I had one favorite poet (Billy Collins) and had hardly been exposed to any others. Now, I'm trying to get as much poetry as I can, and I like it much better this way. ANYWAY, before I continue to ramble on about my thoughts about poetry, I of course had to do some shopping while in the city as well. Urban Outfitters was a big whomp whomp. I did get one cropped sweater on clearance, that's cozy and wonderful and will probably wear tomorrow because I'm ridiculous! I also made a visit to this store called Vintage Thrift. There wasn't much in the clothing department, but they had so many records! I had such a fun time looking through them, and almost bought Queen's A Night at the Opera. My big scores of the day came from Buffalo Exchange. I found this super cool suede-ish skirt with a floral pattern on it, AND AND AND! I found a skirt with a cowboy print on it. I am too excited about it, but in my mind it's kind of the best thing ever. Can't wait to show you guys!

So, I suppose I should talk about the outfit I'm actually wearing in these pictures. Well, as the title of this post expresses, I for some reason felt Parisian in this outfit, with my breton stripes and trench coat. I'm not sure that either of these things are actually French, but in my mind they are connected to France, so I'm just going to go with it? Anyway, New York's been having some lovely warm weather lately so I opted for knee highs instead of tights, and my light jacket instead of my winter coat. I hear we're back to the thirties by Monday though. Hooray?

Dress: Salvation Army
Striped Sweater: Top shop, gift
Trench: H&M
Knee Highs: Target
Shoes: Mom's (oh my gosh, by the way, I'm in total need of some new neutral flats if anyone can recommend any!)
Necklace: Gift




Until Tomorrow,


  1. ok so that pale grey and blue on you is STUNNING! You look amazing. Love this color combo.

  2. I adore this outfit! What a perfect combo. And I can't wait to see your new skirt!

  3. Agh, I'm so jealous of you getting to go to the Buffalo Exchange! It's one of my favorite stores, but we have none in FL. XD
    Glad to hear you found some great stuff, though. :'D

  4. Can't wait to see your new skirt!! It's sounds great!!! I feel the same way about my Rastafarian lion shirt.

  5. i love that mini trench, it's perfect!!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  6. i just found your blog! I love it!!!!!! I'm following. your outfit is so amazing!


  7. Lovely nautical themed outfit.

  8. You look so adorable! I love how Parisian you look here! Every time I wear stripes and my trench I feel very French too! Omgosh a cowboy print skirt? I love anything with cowboys on it :)

  9. I adore Billy Collins.
    I can't wait to see your cowboy print skirt. Sounds awesome.

  10. wonderful parisian esque style! the pop of cobalt blue is perfect. gotta love stripes. I am excited for the skirt with the cowboy print!!

  11. hahaha omg I am dying! I've never been to an actual UO store... or Buffalo Exchange and that makes me crazy sad :(!! I bet that your newly purchased items are super adorable! I am loving this outfit! Especially the socks :)!


    Ok I calmed myself down a little bit. This outfit is awesome. Definitely has a Parisian air. You are such a cutie! ^_^

  13. Your dress is so sweet! What a great find. I'm anxious about seeing this cowboy print skirt you speak of! :)

  14. a cowboy print skirt, i can't wait to see that!!! and your sweater looks adorable, totally pairisan :)

  15. That's a great outfit for walking around the city, and I'm pretty envious or your no tights! Also, a cowboy print skirt??? That's going to be awesome... ; D

  16. okay, i neeeed to see a photo of this cowboy skirt asap!! that sounds amazing. and i love that you have 2 different stripes in this outfit, it's so cute, and very french indeed :)

  17. Cute blog!
    follow me? I'll be very happy if you do it!
    Thank you so much!

  18. Amazing post!i’ve just discovered your blog and it’s fantastic :Dif you want to follo me i’ll follow you back :D


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