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Photos by Courthead Does Photography, Courtney Quinn Christian
My Parisian influences come from my family. My great grandparents left France in the early 1900’s to make a family here in America. I’m thankful for the heritage now, however, when I was younger I dreaded having to correct people on pronouncing my last name or the immature little boy who thought of something clever to say with the wrong pronunciation- go figure. But now, I’m delighted to have a different last name, because as you get older you yearn to learn more about your ancestry- or at least I do. To me, it’s fascinating to know what my own blood went through to get to the present moment.
So this look is dedicated to my ancestors, granted they probably didn’t dress a thing like this back then, but nowadays, this look represents the Parisian girl well. Flats are her best friend, and these “Holt” booties by Circus (Sam Edelman) bring just the right amount of unexpected with the silver studding across the back of the heel. The destroyed boyfriend jeans are by Paige. The bold shoulder jacket with leather lapels is from Express, as well as the creme button down blouse-and might I say- I adore the single ruffle that trails along the buttons. The black BCBG sweater knit newsboy cap is the topper to this outfit, tying in the black jacket and booties, but most importantly it makes a statement with keeping it simple.
The stone colored leather tote is from Linea Pelle, and forgive me if I have already expressed my love for Linea Pelle in prior posts, but this company knows what’s up! They specialize in handbags, belts and leather goods. This purse is so light weight with unbeatable quality and simplistic detailing that cannot be beat. It is the perfect tote for spring. The men’s size, black face watch is by Michael Kors and the two-toned chain bracelet is by Golden Stella.
I hope you this post influences you to make your own Parisian look. If you feel inspired, send me a pic to email@example.com and I will post your look 🙂
Until next time.
Always be kind,
SHOP THIS LOOK:
Linea Pelle tote (similar)
Paige boyfriend jean OR similar pair can be bought at Village Collection boutique, call 304-525-2204. They ship anywhere!
Holt bootie Circus by Sam Edelman: can be bought at Village Collection boutique, call 304-525-2204. On sale for $50! They ship anywhere!
OR for $99 at this site
Creme ruffled blouse (similar)
Golden Stella two-toned chain bracelet: can be bought at Village Collection boutique, call 304-525-2204. On sale for $50! They ship anywhere.
Black newsboy cap (similar)
Blue topaz ring, from T. K. Dodrill Jewelers, 304-523-4748