Lookbook

French Twist

French Twist

Hello my fellow readers,

DSC_0584

 

I’m beyond glad to be writing again. I know I’ve said that I’m going to post more often this summer, which is always my first and best intention, however, as of recently, I have a job, which takes all of my time away. It is retail. Retail is difficult. Never would I have ever thought that working in retail could be this difficult. But, the power of retail should never be underestimated! I have learned so much just by listening to people, their requests, and their reactions. The exchange that occurs between a sales person and a customer is an unbelievable experience. This job is a grand lesson, which I will be able to take away with me to any workplace I go to. Any experience you ever gain is a learning one, so I’m trying to cherish it, no matter how hard it could be.

Today’s post makes me utterly happy and nostalgic. Since I was a little girl, I have always been obsessed with France, French culture, and French language. I have honestly thought I was born in the wrong country because I felt French inside and out. So, this one magical afternoon, my parents booked a trip, and in the summer of 2010, we ended up in the city of my dreams: Paris.

Because I have been reviewing archives and finding photos from France, I decided to indulge in French culture once again, but this time, not in France, but in New York City. Rue 57 is a French restaurant located in the heart of Manhattan. It is surrounded by 5th Avenue and overlooks Central Park. The brasserie reminds me not just of France, but also, it awakes the little European piece of me.  Therefore, I visited it today with my best friend and photographer, Vanessa, and I introduced her to a some of the European, specifically French, culture and food.

Eating French onion soup and drinking some European cappuccino, I was prepared for this beforehand by wearing one of my favorite outfits that also reminded me of the French blend. The delicate lace applique adds a gentle twist to the usual Little Black Dress, while still bringing feminism and sophistication into the outfit. Wearing head-to-toe black will definitely mature any individual no matter the age, so I decided to have fun and clarify my years. I wore my most interesting yet inexpensive earrings that bring out all colors of spring and summer, while adding some simple rings of the Holy Trinity of metallics: rose, silver, and gold. All three tied the outfit together because all three colors are presented in the flats, bag, and earrings. Pink adds this fun twist to what one might call “boring.”

Following our lunch at Rue 57, Vanessa and I walked down to 5th Avenue, and window-shopped at Tiffany’s. What could you say about Tiffany’s? Well, it’s a girl’s best friend. I always feel as Audrey Hepburn’s character in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

New York has always held a special place in my heart. It will never escape that place, and it will always be special for me. However, France, as a country, has captured my attention for an infinite time period, and it won’t let me go. As Gertrude Stein once said: “America is my country, and Paris is my home town.”  Yep, as an individual of a European descent and a lover of European culture, I cannot argue with that statement.

DSC_0626

DSC_0641

DSC_0722 2

DSC_0588

DSC_0736

DSC_0763

IMG_6825

DSC_0575

IMG_6824

Outfit Details: Dress-Zara, Flats-Shoe Dazzle (Similar Here), Satchel-Calvin Klein, Sunglasses-Kenneth Cole Reaction, Earrings-Forever 21 (Similar Here), Bracelet-Tiffany & Co, Rings-H&M (Similar Here).

Photography by: Vanessa Flores.

Thank You so much for reading, and have an amazing rest-of-the-week ahead of you.

xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.

Related Posts

Lady in Pink

Ladies in the City

Unmistakable

16

Baby Rose

Mad Hatter

Downtown Girl

Prom

Reflections

Contemporary Chic

Punk Princess

Think Pink

Black and White

Silver Lining

The Red Classics

Fashion Caption’s Recap: 2016

The Last of Summer

The Girl In a Black Jumpsuit

Back to Black

Monochrome

Lost Bride

The Modern Ballerina

Confident

Reviving the Old

Audrey Hepburn

Platinum

The Ocean View

The IT Girl

The Golden Hour

Revival

Ukrainian-ka

La Flamme

Here We Go Again

Turquoise Pumps

Summer at the High Line

Ms. Ostapenko

Sorry

Dad’s Jacket

Fine Sunday

Dancing in the Rain

Holiday Glitz

Daughter Nature

Pink Moto

Chill Sunday

Hudson River & Orange Sweater

FASHION CAPTION’S RECAP: 2017

Class Meets Sport

Pink Rebel

Fashion Caption Turns 3

New Girl

The Sophia Factor

La Petite Parisienne

The Golden Girl

Summertime Fun

All About Eighties

The Diamond Dumbo

Warm October

Snegurochka

Central Blues

Midtown Girl

Liberty Island

Teenage Thoughts

Wicked

Polka Dots & Sparkle

An Open Letter to My Readers

Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Forest Fairy

Scarlet Starlet

Perspective

Une femme de New York

Spring Breeze

Fashion Caption’s Recap: 2015

Black Berets and Warm Soirees

The Classy One

August’s Blues

Girl Boss

Madison Avenue

The Mashup

That Pop

Definition

%d bloggers like this: