Outfit Plans for France

Uhm, so, I don't know if you've heard or anything, but I'M GOING TO FRANCE WITH MY BOO. For a week. No work, no stress, no cleaning or cooking, no rain, not a care in the world but him and I enjoying each other and the beautiful environment. I'm excited as FUCK, and I've been preparing myself mentally and sartorially for a while now. I mean yeah, I have more than enough clothes already, but having a big thing coming up like a wedding, a work event or a holiday can be quite inspiring. To me, thinking up outfits for future important occasions is like pre-drinking or getting ready with your girlfriends before a night out: almost more fun than the actual event.

ANYHOO, I found a lot of cute things on Sheinside last time I put together a wishlist, so I thought I'd check them out again. Here ya go!

sunflower dress floral midi skirt white converse

And just because I'm enjoying myself so much, this is where I'd wear these outfits.

sunflower dress bed and breakfast france

Airy cotton dresses in sunny prints are literally THE best thing to wear when you're chilling in a beautiful garden in the south of France. The colour blocked espadrille wedges were just too cute to pass up on.

floral skirt off shoulder blouse van gogh

Obviously I want to enjoy the romance of walking under a starlit sky holding hands with my boyfriend, on our way to a delicious dinner at some cute bistro. Off the shoulder tops and full skirts always remind me of French icon Brigitte Bardot, so this was a no brainer.

crop top denim shorts converse ardeche

When you go road trippin' in France to take in all the prettiness, comfort is my number one concern. Shorts are like, my favourite garment (if it were possible I would wear a sports bra and shorts every day of my life), and every single piece here is comfortable but the combination still looks very cute. Tourist chic!

Source of mood-setting pics: 1//2//3

I only have a week of work to go before we leave. I'M SO READY YO. Feeling inspired yet?


Wearable Vintage in Crop Top and Vintage Maxi Skirt

crop top vintage maxi skirt sunset
crop top vintage maxi skirt
vintage maxy skirt strappy sandals
crop top vintage maxi skirt
cat eye sunglasses snake earring
crop top vintage maxi skirt
crop top vintage maxi skirt

crop top: ASOS - maxi skirt: vintage via Think Twice - strappy sandals: H&M - cat eye sunglasses: c/o OASAP - snake earring: bornpretty.com

Told you I wear this crop top a lot! It's just the perfect minimalist, sporty, sexy piece to pair with floaty vintage skirts. 90s retro in all the right ways if you ask me, and a very wearable take on vintage. The skirt was a 2€ buy at Think Twice, and it strikes the perfect balance between elegant and dowdy. OK, that sounds very unattractive, but when I think of the stylish babes of the 90s I see a totally weird, eclectic mix of casual and dressy pieces that comes together looking slightly dowdy considering our contemporary style. However, because the character still reads as 'attractive' through the coding of the program, the dowdy outfit has a sexy, glamorized connotation. If that makes any sense.

buffy vampire slayer i know what you did summer 90210 90s style

 Buffy the Vampire Slayer, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Beverly Hills 90210: a veritable smorgasbord of 90s fashion

Lots of layering, spaghetti strap evening tops and dresses layered over casual t-shirts, dress pants and blazers worn to school. Jennifer Love Hewitt in I Know What You Did Last Summer (middle pic on the right) is probably the best example in her white socks, sensible footwear, maxi skirt and cardigan. In other scenes she dressed like this, so she was definitely meant to be coded as 'hot girl' despite her dowdy outfit. That's what I mean. Like, your aesthetic eye is saying one thing, but your awareness of the character's position in the context of the series/movie is saying another thing.

And that's my long winded explanation of why dowdy pieces are appealing to my 90s fashion indoctrinated mind. Basically, me watching Dawson's Creek as a 13 year old has led to this penultimate moment, fourteen years later, of wearing a  dowdy, vintage maxi skirt. MEDIA EFFECTS RIGHT THURR.

Over thinking things, moi?


Yellow Floral and Feminazi Tote

feminazi tote professional style
professional style floral summeroasap yellow floral blouse name necklace
feminazi tote
yellow floral blouse name necklace
professional style summer

Floral blouse: c/o OASAP - pencil skirt, sandals: H&M - feminazi totebag: birthday gift from my friend Natalia - cat eye sunglasses: ASOS - name necklace: Onecklace

pictures by Charlotte

When one of your closest friends (ten years and going strong!) gets you a surprise birthday gift in the form of a perfectly bright pink "college educated liberal feminazi xoxo" printed tote bag, you know you should be counting your lucky stars for having such a great pal. THANKS BABE I'LL BE TOTING THE SHIT OUT OF THIS THING! Now that I've stopped wearing crazy outfits (mostly) and dyeing my hair unnatural colours (for now), this tote is the perfect non-committal way to incorporate some statement rebelliousness in my look.

tl;dr: This tote is a great piece to spice up any elegant professional outfit with some serious attitude (and a side of passive aggressiveness, xoxo). 

The rest of my outfit is vibrant (the beautiful blouse) and comfortable (the stretchy, double layered jersey pencil skirt) and perfect for summer days at the office. Also yeay, the sun is back! I'll just credit my sunshine/lemon yellow blouse for that. My blouse's response:

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