I only knew one thing about the outfit I wanted to wear last Saturday: I really wanted to wear my brand new scarf.
I had bought it just the day before, after it caught my eyes when I was innocently heading back home through the giant mall at the heart of Paris "le forum des halles". As I was stealthily trying to avoid the flows of shoppers, while passing by stores I saw a scarf in a window with that keffieh-like pattern I'd been looking for but it was pink. That sight nonetheless prompted me to turn around and take a closer look. The scarf was displayed in several candy colors but when I found the last one in black and white, a big hurray popped up in my head.
After washing it at home, I couldn't wait to put it on. Always a good sign when an item provokes such an impatient desire to be used right away.
As I thought it was enough of a statement, I wanted the rest of my outfit to be "quiet". Since it was yet another warm and sunny winter day, I didn't want to be too Morticia so the compromise was sticking to a major grey tonal background with a few black notes. After grasping that step, it was easier to decide which clothes, footwear and bag would make the cut and I was out of the door very fast.
First stop of the day was the library where I picked up an Isabel Allende novel "La Isla bajo del Mar" (so far very very good, a raw, honest and moving "fiction" set in Saint-Domingue before it was renamed Haïti during slavery. It's a rare thing to lend the voice and thoughts of an enslaved woman and I'm in awe of the talent of Mrs Allende to do so in such an intelligent, humanizing way without ever falling in the romanticized pitfall) and "Philida", a semi bio by André Brink.
After an always fun little viewing session of Doctor Who in the afternoon, I went to the mall on a mission to find tights but quickly fled back home from the first saturday of sales crowd after finding what I was looking for at Uniqlo.
coat: Isabel Marant /sweatshirt & tshirt: Isabel Marant Etoile - pants: Uniqlo - sneakers : Eden Shoes / bag: Balenciaga / scarf: ystrdy - I am / beanie: Bompard
I hope everyone had a great week-end!