Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Red And The Black

Sweater, Banana Republic. Skirt, Club Monaco. Beret, mall vendor. Necklace, thrifted. Tights, Hue. Flats, Geox.

As a tween, I tooted my own erudite horn by claiming The Red and the Black was my favorite book (which only made me look cool in the eyes of snobbish adults, aka my mother's teacher friends). By fifteen, I had graduated to Madame Bovary and in college, I dabbled in Nausea (which I realize sounds like a euphemism for bulimia). I'd like to think this Francophile trend is completely unrelated to my beret collection, but only because I refuse to believe anything is as obvious as it seems. You know? Now if you'll excuse me, I simply must get back to reminiscing about falling asleep as a child.

 The joy of beret-wearing, evidently.

8 comments:

Kristen said...

I don't blame for being so joyful about wearing that beret! It's so fun and adds a quirky, sparkly touch to this outfit. Love it!

Alessandra said...

Adorable beret! Great color scheme - of course I'm going to say that given I wore it myself last week....did you see?
Great minds...read the same books!

Kinsey said...

I'm loving that skirt. You always look adorable, and today is no exception. I love it!

angie said...

What about the yellow!This necklace makes the outfit all the more beautiful!!!How about an ode for the yellow necklace?

Mrs. J said...

Ok, I have never read any of those books! hehe
I must admit you still look lovely and the beret is a great added bonus!

ps. I will definitely add them to my reading list once I find them...lol

MONKEYFACE said...

Is that a SEQUIN beret, no less? More Moulin Rouge than Sartre ;) LOVEIT.

closetfullofhappiness said...

Really cute outfit. I love the trench inspired skirt and the pop of the yellow necklace!

Tiffany said...

I love that you read. I mean, not just that you know how to read, but that you READ. Also, your style reminds me of Charlotte York (SATC) meets Blair Waldorf (GG) meets Audrey Hepburn. Thats a good thing.