Monday, June 29, 2009

In The Spirit


My getting into the spirit for Paris is growing exponentially by the hour, I swear. Earlier today I watched Amélie for the first time, it seemed like a rite of passage to do so. It was kind of weird and goofy but I enjoyed it. Audrey Tatou is so cute! And I love the whole Luncheon of the Boating Party subplot. If you are a complete Francophile like myself and haven't seen it yet, you will enjoy it.

After that I considered watching Paris, Je T'Aime but a French double feature seemed a little excessive (so maybe I'll watch it tomorrow). Instead I drooled over every piece of clothing A.P.C. has to offer on their website and compiled my favorites above.

More adventurous crazy fashion people might be totally turned off by the trademark simplicity of A.P.C. but I am totally in love with it. If I could only shop at one store for the rest of my life, this would undoubtedly be it. Maybe because when I picture myself wearing these clothes I am strolling down Boulevard Saint-Michel with huge sunglasses on, carrying a baguette under my arm with that delicious leather tote on my shoulder, and a passerby mistakes me for Sofia Coppola...

... daydream ending now. Sorry.

In short, A.P.C. is gorgeous and French and wonderful and I would slay my firstborn to be outfitted in that striped top and those perfectly fitted jeans.

My mom and I are leaving Martha's Vineyard tomorrow, which is kind of bittersweet. I have grown to completely love being here, but now I get to go home, spend one last night partying with my friends, and jet off to Paris! Must now go write up a capsule packing list so I don't end up taking my entire closet with me!

43 comments:

black vanilla rose said...

Oo how cute is the movie Amelie, i was watching it on saturday night thinking how overdue a trip to Paris is for me xxx have fun (:

cma said...

amelie is a wonderful movie
loving the simple clothing colors and those green flats!!

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•¦Amy¦• said...

I still haven't seen that movie...
I want to so badly!

jayne said...

love the mint green flats and simple shorts, sometimes basics are the best

i love amelie, so adorable

Maggie May said...

paris! paris! hip hip hooray!

Marilyn Hayward said...

I love Amelie and Paris, Je T'aime! I still want to learn French so badly, but Russian is so darn time consuming! I also admire A.P.C. for it's French simplicity...sigh.

Nahna said...

Coucou, and I totally agree Paris is the most wonderful city to be. I always find it so inspirational just to be there and look at the people!!! Have a great time there and if you want some shopping hints email me ;)

Bisou

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Solo said...

Have fun! ;D Looking forward on your next post.;D

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is said...

i love how exceptionally minty those shoes look, they remind me of the inside of a girl scout cookie.

slaying your firstborn? eileen would be proud!

is

C said...

it's the first time i visit your blog. let me say: i'm in love with your header!!
loved all the neutrals in the clothes you chose.



VISIT MY STORE!!!

C said...

next issue sweetie. you gotta buy it. :D!

Amelia said...

Amelie is my favorite movie! So good. I really need to see Paris, Je T'aime. I would die for those green flats and the pink pleated shorts. I'd probably wear them together, too, haha. I'm so envious that you're going to Paris!

Sher said...

Paris was beautiful and magical as I imagined it would be. I loved Amelie, so quirky and quaint:) Do drop by Cafe Des Deux Moulin in Rue Lepic, Montmartre (the restaurant where Amelie works) and have a cuppa. Oh, and do visit Versailles if you have the time. It's simply amazing. Hope you have as much fun as I did!

Helen said...

I love Amelie! I'm definitely going to watch it again before I go to get myself in the parisian mood. How long are you going for?

Charlotte. said...

Oh how I love Amelie... it's about time I watched it for the 394828934 time. I remember the first time I saw it was when I was 13 or something and knowing my luck, my mother walked straight into the orgasmy scene at the begining, haha =P! Anyway, even though those clothes are very simplistic, I can imagine anyone with grace and style (or a big baguette) looking absolutely beautiful and eye catching in them. =] =].

thischicksgotstyle said...

Amelie is so great <3!

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

the movie is too cute!and great choice of items there

eleniii said...

love ur blog and the illustrations on the top are amazing xx

Merily said...

I love all the pastels.

*karo said...

awesooome clothes! I love parisian style

Cinnamon eve said...

amelie is one of my favourite films, and audrey tatou is just perfect for that role! i've got paris je t'aime in my little pile of "to watch" films. apparently its very sweet and wierd too. i absolutely ADORED the trailer!

i'm personaly a fan of simplicity, cause i like to mix plain clothes with more elaborate, different ones (i think it makes the different ones stick out more^^)so i just loved the clothes on your image (the bags and the green flats are adorable!)

I'm indecisive about going to Paris or Stockholm for my birthday in August. I'll keep an eye on your blog to see the impression Paris made on you^^

Danielle said...

Ohhh, I wish I could go to Paris! I like the simplicity of A.P.C. too.

dapper kid said...

APC is so fantastic! I love those shoes, and the striped sweater is beautiful :) Ooh and Amelie is such an amazing movie.

Oh Dear Charlotte said...

i LOVE that collage.

blorange dice said...

ahh, i love amelie! and i'm jealous you're going to paris. (:

these pieces are lovely! especially the jeans and those mint flats.

aldonza said...

hello¡¡
i love the all things are very basic and chic¡¡
al.

Rosanna said...

oh i adore the color palette here!!!

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SsstSonia said...

Everyone loves Paris...!!!

Dream Sequins said...

Yeah- I'm totally jealous of Sofia Coppola's life. And have fun in Paris! I'm so jealous of your adventure there! I used to go every year, but have had to cut back on international travel for the time being. Sob.

Isabel said...

Enjoy Paris! I visited when I was 17 and loved it. I'm sure you will too!

Jamie said...

Amelie was so great! I still want to see it again. Paris Je t'aime has some great ones. My favourite was the American woman going to Paris. The worst was with the guy that plays Frodo in LOTR, that one I found really bad. I still recommend it for when you don't have much to do!

& HAVE FUN! I love Paris so much! So jealous :O

elena-lu said...

you will have such a spectacular time!!

doublysweet said...

i bet you got to experience the great parts of paris!
i went once and visited very little. :/
hope you enjoy your time there!

Lissa said...

Ahhh I'm so jealous that you're going to Paris! Have fun dear :D

Virgos Lounge said...

such a great moviee!!

The Clothes Horse said...

Such clean lines. Amelie is one of my favorite movies and I love the whole moody ambiance/lighting.

Kristin said...

I need those seafoam flats. Such gorgeously simple pieces!

hélène said...

These pieces are right up my alley!! How long are you going to Paris for?? I'm also goin in august and all through fall - can't wait!!!

Debbie Shiamay said...

hey there... thanks for visiting! The moment i saw ur blog banner i fell in love with it!!! Uve such an amazing blog with lovely photos... Love it!!

kirstyb said...

i love the pink shorts! great blog im gonna follow you xoxo

Rand said...

havent seen that movie
love the jeans
x

Petite Esthète said...

gotta love a.p.c. :)
if you like french movies, you should check out 8 femmes, l'auberge espagnole (and the sequel, les poupées russes), les égarés, un long dimanche de fiançailles and va vis et deviens... they're my favourite of the last couple of years :)

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Divinity Avenue said...

I love that color palate. Lovely!

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