Friday, January 21, 2011

Perfectionnement cheveux fille française

(Perfecting French girl hair)

Several years ago, when I first watched the Science of Sleep I didn't get it.  However, over the years the more I have watched it the more I have become fascinated with all things French.  One night while I couldn't fall asleep I was perusing the how-to videos on and ran across one identifying French girl beauty.  There is something about it that is so effortless.  The imperfect perfection of "I just rolled out of bed looking like this, and I went out on my balcony to smoke a cigarette" is the type of look I was going for here (minus the smoking a cigarette).  I followed the instructions in the video below to attain somewhat the sense of French girl beauty. 


I kept my outfit simple and effortless.  I finally found the striped shirt of my dreams.  Perfect weight, perfect cut, perfect price!  I went with a pencil skirt to make it look polished, yet tried to keep as much unkempt-ness into the look.
Striped top: Lands' End Canvas (seriously in love)
Pencil Skirt: Hand me down from Tori
Black socks: American Apparel
Scarf: umm... I can't remember.
Boots: Anthropologie

PS- I often get a lot of comments about my glasses when I wear them.  I actually have to wear glasses, but they are still rather new to me.  I didn't have to start wearing glasses until 2 1/2 years ago when my eyesight started to get bad.  When I am just hanging out, I don't have to wear them but if I am driving, working, reading... then I must.  They are Ray Bans style number 5162.  I think the color is named Espresso Tortoise Shell?

Don't forget... Today is the last day to enter my giveaway from Shabby Apple.  Remember you have 9 chances to win this!  


  1. You do have that effortless chic look down! I really love the stripes with the camel boots and that scarf is great. You look awesome!

  2. I'm loving your outfit, I'm inspired to buy a scarf like that because I adore how you are wearing it.

  3. Those darn french girls! I wanna look chic rolling out of bed, haha! But you look quite effortless in this ensemble!

    Sparrow & Urchin

  4. This is tres fabulous. without a doubt.

  5. I think you look lovely! The Science of Sleep is one of my favorite movies. I hate trying to explain it to people, but I just somehow had a connection with it.

  6. PS- Have you seen Amelie?

  7. You totally look Parisian chic in this--- so pretty, and I love the color of your hair... It's like caramel cinnamon.

  8. I love this outfit! I think my favorite part is the scarf, it adds a new dimension to the simple chic outfit :)



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