Wearing:// Top: Aritzia, Skirt: Nordstrom, Shoes: Vince, Necklace: Boutique in Rennes, Bracelets: Alex + Ani
Being a semi-observant person, I'd say one of the first things I notice about a person is what they wear. At home, I had already been roughly familiar with the style of each coast and the individuality that comes with each area (north, south, east, west, etc). However, going to school in Europe, more specifically France, threw me for a curveball.
I've always read magazines like Teen Vogue and Nylon religiously, scanning the pages for the "latest trends", which I often never actually saw people trying out. Some things were understandably only magazine ready, while other things had a ready to wear feel to them, yet nobody in America wore them. On the contrary, I've now come to realize that the style of the ever so graceful "French girl" is that which you see in magazines. Their style is incredibly effortless, with scarves flowing in the wind and the click-clack of their stylish boots strutting on the pavement echoing. Something I've noticed as well is their love for flowy tops + blazers , a skirt or jeans, and consistently killer shoes/bags. The top pieces hold less precedence in comparison to the accessories, which always need to be on point. In my one of my first efforts to emulate this style montra, I wore my graphic blouse from Artizia, with colorful graphics and a basic black skirt. Simple as can be.
Happy Thursday! I hope you are all doing well. This past week of school has been a whirlwind of activities + far from simple, from the PSAT on Wednesday to last minute assessments before the Toussaint break. Toussaint is a national holiday that celebrates All Saints and is a nearly two week break. This weekend, my friend is having a mini party with all of our friends, and we are going bowling to kick off the break! I haven't bowled in a while, so that should be interesting. However, from Monday through Wednesday we will be heading to the Loire Valley on another school trip, where we will be visiting the Chateau Du Chambord, which we've been studying in Art History. The pictures I've seen on Google images are so beautiful, and I can't wait to capture some of my own, haha. Otherwise, I don't have many plans for that break except for another trip to the beach, finally planning some blog posts, and sleeping in as much as possible! Thank goodness for Toussaint. I'll post pictures ASAP from the Loire Valley! Have a wonderful day. xo
P.S. These pictures were shot in the Parc du Thabor by my "host sister" Jeanne. It is such a breathtaking park, with a plentiful amount of flowers everywhere you look. It is definitely a must see in Rennes!