Hello my fellow readers,New York, New York…As fall has finally hit the city streets, New York begins to transform into a fairytale; a typical opening movie scene that starts off every movie that has ever been filmed in this charming city of cultures. This sweet charm and arrival of fall makes me feel like a tourist every year: I discover the same places but with an utterly different mood and feel, which transforms the known into the unknown and undiscovered.
That feeling of unknown and undiscovered has been motivating for a while as of recently. I have been making an attempt at going out more, looking for never-visited places of New York (there are plenty), and experimenting with my outfits. There is something so charming about being a toursit in your own city because you start seeing many usual, typical things with the eyes of foreigners, who look at the same objects or places in awe. One never really realizes how fortunate they truly are to live in various cities all over the world until they begin to explore the “typical” places with the eyes of the tourists.
Before writing this post, I took some time thinking about the title. Title is the stand-out, the “attention-grabber,” and the first and last name of your baby, which in my case, that baby is a new post. Therefore, I thought of naming this post “La Parisienne,” which translates to Parisian but in a feminine form, however, after a couple of days of thinking, calling this post “The Parisian” makes no sense. Thus, I decided to put my own twist to it, and call my child “A woman from New York.”
The reasoning behind including a french twist into a post that talks about New York, has to do with my previously-mentioned love for France. I grew up in Europe, and a lot of events that have influenced my sense of style and myself were coming from France and the French culture. I mention the French quite a lot on the blog, however, that love will never die, in addition to the eternal interest.
Being inspired by my French interests and New York, I decided to put together an ensemble that would perfectly channel it. I love my tweed jacket because I have always associated the tweed fabric with Chanel, thus, my aim was to channel Coco Chanel herself on the budget. What an uncombined mixture of words that is. Inevitably, I put my own twist to this look by pairing my favorite ankle boots and wearing a fluffy sweater instead of a blouse underneath in order to keep myself warm. Channeling fall in inspirational Chanel, that is?
Outfit Details: Jacket-Forever 21 (Similar Here), Pants-Max&Co (Similar Here), Sweater-Forever 21, Ankle boots-Aldo (Similar Here), Crossbody bag-Kate Spade, Earrings-Anjolee, Watch-Coach, Ring-TopShop (Sold out, but similar here).
Photography by Vanessa Flores.
Thank You so much for reading, and have an amazing weekend.
xoxo, Sophia for Fashion Caption.