lundi 11 janvier 2016

Saturday


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!

15 commentaires:

  1. Last week I bought a wool A.P.C. scarf on sale and couldn't wait to wear it as well. Funny how we can be so excited about such a simple accessory, haha. Forever jealous of your coat by the way!

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    1. Yep, I usually feel a bit blasé when shopping even if I like what I'm buying but once in a while I'll experience that pure -almost childish- excitement because of an item! Thanks, that coat has proven to be such a good investment!

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  2. Great outfits! I really like your scarf.

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    1. Thanks Prêt! I can't wait for next week-end to wear it again!

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  4. i can totally relate to those feelings, and I hate it when the weather crushes those plans, haha.

    You look great in all the recent posts - love that outfit with the skirt. I think skirts are so chic and have a certain presence that trousers don't

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    1. Haha! so true about the weather being a potential troublemaker! You fantasize about what you're going to wear only to realize you won't be able to wear it just now thanks to whatever weather obstacle! Haha!
      Thanks Lin!

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  5. Love the scarf, I've been trying to find something similar for years!

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    1. Thanks so much! Crossing fingers, you'll find yours!
      Not sure that the retailer "I am" is available in the States. For what it's worth, Isabel Marant Etoile did a keffieh scarf years ago, in cotton that I've been hunting down. There's one on sale on Vestiaire collective right now but it's too expensive, even pricier than the original retail price...

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  6. Lovely scarf! Looks vaguely Marant-ish in a good way :) Didn't know you were a Doctor Who fan! Are you all caught up? I enjoyed the Christmas special. And I love Clara's little outfits.

    It's Friday here now, looking forward to the weekend!

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    1. Thanks! I noticed the slight Marant connection as well! ;))
      I'm behind on Doctor Who, there are just so much good tv shows I'm following, not enough time to watch them all and keep a few human interactions at the same time!
      Have a great week-end!

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