I’ve been on a vintage mixed with new moderns lately. You maaaay have noticed in my last few posts, but who’s counting? These past few months as I prepare for university in the fall for my MFA, I’ve been curating my closet. To make a long story short, I’ll be in Paris for my Master’s! So, I need my wardrobe to reflect the woman I want to be over there. That involves lots of fashion from past seasons as well as a few dashes of modern wardrobe without appearing too trendy. My past trips to Paris have made me realize Parisian women are the epitome of effortless chic. Lots of muted neutrals, basics paired with an element piece, and no shorts! (I’ll get back to that one day.) What’s the best way to be Parisian? Wearing Chanel, of course.
During the summer, I soak up as much time as possible wearing white. I LOVE white, but unfortunately I’ve been told so many years not to wear it past summer. If you want that story, check out THIS blog post. So I really snatch up any opportunity to wear white. And yes, all white is a thing. Wear it and be proud! My only advice? Don’t wear it around food or drink.
This Chanel dress is so, so, SO special to me. I found it in the cutest little vintage store in Paris’ 8th arrondissement. In a room filled with many dresses, blouses, and pants, this one seemed to jump out at me!
It’s a quintessential Chanel dress. It has the tweed-like style of classic Chanel, but a mermaid bottom with fringe. It gives me vibes from Chanel’s Spring 2017 Couture Show (which is on its own level of beautiful). The straps of the dress tie into a braid-like rope, adding just a hit of modernity to a timeless piece. Just in case the atelier wasn’t sure anyone would realize it was a Chanel piece, the smallest little “C C” logo is on the hip of the right side of the dress. Oh my gosh! I almost forgot to include the fact that it has POCKETS! It’s a win in my books, ladies and gents.
Finally, to round it all off…I added a bit more vintage white wardrobe. I paired vintage items both from my grandmother: a beaded clutch and canvas wedge espadrilles. Without appearing too much like Casper the ghost’s stylish cousin, I chose my last accessory to be a pair of blue/green lensed sunnies.
P.S., since the items here are all vintage–except for the sunnies–I was able to find the closest piece of wardrobe that is available for purchase now!