french inspired

March 4, 2014

There's just something I love about casual and simple style. It makes me think about how effortlessly chic French girls can be. {Maybe I like to pretend that I'm one of them.} This week's outfits are going to be a little on the casual side {I hope you don't mind}. They were taken when Matthew and I were up in the Bay Area and since we only took carry ons I couldn't pack much. Really all I needed were a couple pairs of pants and some casual tops. Oh, and a dress for the wedding we went to. I'll admit it was nice to not fuss about what to pack or bring. I guess I couldn't have anyway since most of my clothes are in boxes right now. It was a good test though and it made me realize how sometimes simple is best! This striped top from Swell is so comfy and easy to wear. It's already been added to my weekday rotation so I know it's a keeper!
top c/o Swell, jeans James Jeans, flats J.Crew {similar for half the price!}, purse c/o Coach Borough {in pebbled leather}, jacket SW3 Bespoke

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Do you like the simple & classic style? If you could pick a favorite clothing style like girly, classic, trendy/edgy, bohemian, what would you pick? It's always interesting to hear what style people relate to most!

xox

22 comments:

  1. I love how simple and chic your outfit is! I love simple and girly outfits. :)

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  2. I love the rolled up sleeve detail on that shirt! I love stripes for spring, it must be the nautical feel.

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  3. Marvelous! Casual looks can be sometimes surprisingly difficult to put together! But simple is definitely best! You look darn sweet!

    http://sometimesgracefully.com

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  4. Beautiful Mara! I find myself gravitating toward more minimalist styles this year too. And I just love that top. :)

    Melissa
    thebeesknees-mel.com

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  5. Music to my ears. Bring on the simple outfits... it's all I wear! ;) You look absolutely gorgeous, and the fit of that striped tee is perfection!! xoxo

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  6. such a gorgeous little topper coat.
    and you're right, it does seem very french :)

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  7. I love classic looks, mainly because I can invest in great pieces that will last a long time!

    Paige
    http://thehappyflammily.com

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  8. i always love your little top bun

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  9. This is adorable! I love simple, classic clothes. I particularly love your black flats!

    http://www.bananagrovedesigns.blogspot.com/

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  10. Very simple and very Parisienne type of outfit :) Love the top!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

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  11. what darling style! love this outfit
    http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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  12. Loving your top knot and bag! My mom has the same purse and I've been eyeing it lately -- might have to borrow it! <3

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  13. I love a classic stripe. You look beautiful as always!
    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

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  14. Loving this look! I find I most often like a lot of classic pieces that I can wear through multiple seasons/years!

    Shannon
    http://GBOfashion.com

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  15. with that striped top all you need is some red lipstick and you got the french girl thing down!

    from–The Lion's Den

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  16. Love it! Looks effortless but still put-together.

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  17. I love this. So simple and chic. I trend toward classic styles with flattering cuts and clean lines, then throw in some trendy pieces. Ankle length trousers, flats, and a striped shirt will be in style for another 30 years

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  18. sometimes simple really is best. i just love the french feel of this outfit :)
    xo jac

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  19. symple looks are very comfortable and stylish.
    You're right, you seem like a French sophisticated girl =)
    I love your flats, i want to get a black pair with no ornaments but i can't find them, and macy's doesn't ship to Spain...
    XXX
    http://muerdelaespina.blogspot.com.es/

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