A Frenchic brand: Leon & Harper

I love Friday evenings…
I generally do not plan anything on Friday evenings as I love being at home
Le vendredi soir“… I usually enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail, wear comfy in wear clothes, light some candles, order sushi or buy Lebanese food from a very good take away restaurant, read blogs and magazines or… find inspiration from Pinterest.

I’ve just discovered a great Frenchic brand called Leon & Harper and I really wanted to share some fantastic outfits from their collection Fall/Winter 2015. (Source Leon & Harper on Pinterest)

Enjoy “le vendredi soir“!
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The misconception of being elegant: expensive clothes

Don’t get me wrong!

I love expensive, quality fashion brands. I would love for example to own a very classic beautiful Hermès carré or a Chanel bag or a Burberry trench coat. But the reality is that I don’t have the money to buy clothes from very expensive brands all the time.
If I have something in mind like the Hermès carré I would have to save the money. I don’t buy stuff if I don’t have the money for it. Et oui c’est la vie!

So sometimes I get tired of some fashion blogs which show outfits that consist ONLY in very expensive clothes. It is just a display of brands from head to toe!
Some women  must have a very high clothes budget! That is good for them if they have. But we do not all have  the same budget.
So for me those outfits are inspiring but I find alternatives clothes that fit my budget. Sometimes it surprises me that the best compliments regarding my outfits concern the cheapest clothes I have ever bought!

So please don’t think you cannot be elegant because you can’t afford expensive clothes. Please don’t think that!

  • Accept the fact that your budget for clothes is just not the same as this girl with the very expensive brands. Do not put yourself in a bad financial situation because you absolutely want the bag or the dress that costs a fortune.
  • If you want an expensive piece choose a classic one that you will keep for a long time and start saving money for it. You will be very proud of yourself when buying it as you worked hard, showed patience and controlled yourself! Oui! You can do it!

To be elegant is first of all to feel good “dans la tête et dans son corps”!

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Frenchic homes: an apartment in Lyon

I just can’t stop looking at the pictures of this beautiful apartment located in Lyon, the city where I studied, worked and used to live. I found the pictures on the website of Maison Hand, French architects and interior decorators. You can see more of their work by visiting their website http://www.maison-hand.com/. In my opinion they are very good at creating cosy, personal, harmonious homes with a touch of “chicness and elegance”. I will start a series of posts regarding the elements of a frenchic home so stay tuned and enjoy the pictures!

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source: http://www.maison-hand.com/
source: http://www.maison-hand.com/

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Accessories of an elegant woman Part 2: “Le” sac

Every woman needs a bag!
Personally I’ve found “the one”, the “one” I will be faithful to!
This is MY bag from the wonderful Danish brand Decadent.
I bought it 3 years ago and I am still crazy about it!
I’ve always wanted a “special” bag that I will keep a long time. I had to be patient to get it as I had to save money but it is a great investment and I do not regret it. The more it is aging the more it gets beautiful! We can see it has been used, loved and has experience!

My Decadent bag is simple, elegant…
My Decadent bag has the perfect brown colour
My Decadent bag is made of great leather quality
My Decadent bag is spacy, solid and has a flat bottom which makes it easy to find stuff…

Nearly every day, when sitting in the train on my way to work I get comments from women that desire this bag.
This is the perfect bag for me!

You can see more Decadent bags on their website http://decadentcopenhagen.com

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Accessories of an elegant woman Part 1: “Le” trench coat

“Le” trench coat is a timeless, classic piece of my wardrobe. I see a lot of woman here in Paris wearing trench coats and not only when it is raining. It is just “french chic”!
I must say that one day I would love to own a Burberry trench coat as I find them beautiful: shape, color, inside pattern…. bref le top du top quoi!
In the meantime I have to be content with one that fits my budget. I did find last year “Le” trench coat that suits me in term of shape and color. I bought it last year at Zara and I am very happy for it.

What I like about “Le” trench coat:

  • It is classic, simple and elegant
  • You can wear it with relaxed clothes such as jeans but also with a beautiful skirt or dress
  • You can wear it with raining boots but also hight heels, derbies, flats, ballerines

Vive les trench coats!
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