When I was younger, I wore a lot of ponchos. It was that age where one made really, but really, bad fashion choices. At that time, I didn’t know anything of fashion and wore whatever I found in my closet. To this day I think why ponchos? Especially why pink, glittery, tacky ponchos? I guess, in one way or another, we all go back to doing things we did when we were little – it’s just a part of us. So, when I started seeing that capes/ponchos/wearable blankets were starting to become a ‘thing’ again, I decided to cave into my childhood obsession. I very discreetly bought cape against my better judgement and just went for it. Funnily enough, it’s been a great investment so far.
There’s nothing more charming than eating a wonderful meal with people you love and taking a stroll after – especially when you’re in Paris and you have the Seine right at your feet. In any case, this is how I felt on a cold January afternoon when I was back home for winter break. The polluted Parisian sky gave off a particular light that makes one feel lighthearted, blissful, and simply in good spirits. Even better, there were hardly any people around, which made the experience a lot more delightful.
Truthfully, I don’t like winter. It’s not that I don’t like it, but I don’t enjoy it. There are thing that I do like about it – like wearing big comfortable cashmere sweaters and drinking cocoa – but that’s mainly it. Occasionally, the feel of the bitter cold wind against my skin feels nice and refreshing, but I definitely prefer the feel of warm wind. The main issue for me is trying to dress appropriately for winter; I’m not a big fan of layering so it makes dressing stylishly slightly difficult.
I have this thing for little black dresses. They’re just so classic and versatile, sometimes it’s the ideal go-to outfit choice. But what’s an LBD without its accessory? Occasionally it might need another bold, black counterpart and what better accessory goes best with a black dress? A black bag, obviously. There are boundless of choices of bags to paris with your LBD: tote, cross body, bowler, clutch, or Céline. Yes Céline. Always choose Céline, especially when it’s this medium leather trapeze bag. Introducing the LBB, Little Black Bag – it goes with everything, certainly it pairs well with black coated jeans, open-toe black heels, and a simple white shirt to create a sophisticated, slightly edgy, and casually chic look.
I have to admit, I miss Paris. It’s my home, how could I not miss it? When I lived in Paris, I felt that my style was always changing, which is normal since I was still in high school and I was trying to define who I was. I think my style will never be properly specified, but I do know in the direction I’m headed in. Or at least I hope I do. This summer, most of the outfits I wore were simple and laid-back, occasionally adding a hint of minimalism or boho. I always try to balance an outfit by making it effortless yet chic. That’s very nearly the essence of French style, and I find it works well for everyone. It’s just a question of adopting that philosophy. Anyway, I was never one to wear motif T-shirts because I found it quite difficult to incorporate with other pieces. But I managed to keep it casual by plainly wearing a white butterfly T-shirt, boyfriend jeans, white ankle-strap heels, and a red bag for a nice pop of color.