Hello my fellow readers,
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.
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.