Posted on June 9, 2013

Chic in Red, Blue and White

Romantique/ Shirts/ Skirts/ Wardrobe
red sunglasses

Blue polka dot blouse from Van Laack, lace style belt with jewel heart from Moschino, white pencil skirt from H&M.

To fit in with our French theme this week, I dressed in the colours of the french flag: Blue, white and red.  In the 18th century, French sympathizers with the cause of liberty raised a tri-coloured flag of blue, white and red. These have become the emblematic colours of that century’s two great revolutions: The American war of Independence and the French revolution. While the United States adopted the demonstrative design of stars and stripes, the French, with Cartesian simplicity, opted for three equal vertical panels.

These hues also happen to be the colours of the nautical Breton style! But rather than stripes, today I felt in the mood for a blue polka dot shirt and the ever so slimming pencil skirt in summery broderie anglaise fabric. Completed with navy mini wedge espadrilles from RAS and the little straw bag from Misako.

The blouse (from van Laack)  is a bit too big so I casually knotted it and also tried the combination of clenching it in with a belt to give it more shape.

Red Versace sunglasses and van Laack shirt

Thanks to Rebel’s suggestion, I bought these red Versace wayfarer sunglasses and I am absolutely in love with them. At first I thought they are too flashy and not my style, but I’m surprised that they fit with lots of outfits. Great accessories can really make or break a look.  Read Rebel’s post on red sunglasses here.

Sunglasses red Versace

White charm bracelet with little knives and spoons from Les Nereides

White pencil skirt H&M, blue polka dot blouse

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