Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Impressions

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What I Wore: Hat (Target), Shirt (Old), Skirt (swap via Jessi of Haircut and General Attitude), Shoes (Old Navy)


Bonjour! Kristian here; if you read my blog, Never Fully Dressed (Without a Style), then you know that earlier this month my new husband and I were in Paris. Maybe it's memories of that- waking to daily breakfasts of a croissant, wandering streets filled with chic Parisians, and, of course, drinking in the overwhelming amount of art in the city- but whatever it is, art seems to be on my mind these days. Among other things, Paris was the birthplace of what became known at the Impressionism movement. Montemare, at the time a small village on a hill near the capital city, was a favorite place of such artists. Places like outdoor dance halls were full of laughter, and these  artists strived to catch it in moments-moments like that laughter.

Something about this outfit, though I'm not sure what, reminds me of paintings like Renoir's Bal du Moulin de la Galette (Dance at Moulin de La Galette ) or Maison Fournaise (House of Fournaise). It just makes me feel like a background figure in these paintings. The outfit's not period at all. Maybe it's the boater; who knows? And while I suppose it is impractical for most of us to get to the Seine and take a picnic luncheon on a boat, maybe this will inspire you to enjoy the sunshine, wherever you are, take a picnic even maybe, let the moment impress itself onto your memory. 

By the way, even though I went for a romantic look, as with all the swaps on Flock Together, this skirt can create many moods. Check out how Jessi of Haircut and General Attitude styled it!



25 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful outfit, Kristian. I really adore the boater hat, and the sunny yellow is such a happy color! The touches of black and white were a perfect way to tie everything together! You do look like a painting. I think impressionistic art is my very favorite just because of how soft and pretty everything looks.
    Jessi's take is lovely too with the touches of red and pink.

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  2. Kristian, I am way excited about this outfit. Mustard is so your color, and you are rockin that boater hat! <333

    Rachel

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  3. This mustard skirt is amazing! It looks so lovely on both of you!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

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  4. Love how you styled it Kristian, the boater hat and b&w accessories are perfect! I can definitely see how it would remind you of stepping out of a painting, what a pretty park setting!

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  5. You have the exact hat in the painting! Haha. So awesome. It definitely looks like you belong in there. Love your pretty romantic look Kristian! This skirt definitely suits you :)
    Jessi

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  6. I love how you styled this skirt!! It looks amazing with that top, so summery and perfect
    xJennaD

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  7. awesome blog! <3

    http://benrazekmimi.blogspot.com/

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  8. Definitely has a Parisian look to it :) your trips sounds like it was amaaaazing! I can't wait to visit mainland Europe, I've really only been up North! You have a really cool variety of shots here, I love it!

    perfectly priya

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    1. Where in the North? The UK or somewhere in Scandinavia? How cool!

      Also, thank you!

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  9. I looove your outfit, and I love how you compared it to those french paintings. i think you can definitely been a person in one of them, and the pockets on the skirt is darling!

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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  10. great job ladies!! Amazing photos Kristian! xoxo

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  11. That last picture of you is my all time favorite! You look amazing in this outfit. :)

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  12. Love the hat. Definitely need to get one

    Tash
    www.style-isle.blogspot.ca

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    1. Boaters are so surprisingly easy to wear. Get one indeed!

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  13. nice pics and lovely outfit!!! like your blog... wanna follow each other?? kisses

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    1. Thank you for the nice compliment.

      As to following one another. This is a collective blog, meaning more than one blogger contributes. Currently there are about ten of us. This blog, Flock Together, does not follow anyone, because all of the bloggers have their own, personal blogs and uses those accounts to follow people. Though I can't speak for everyone, we also generally try to follow blogs we feel we have a relationship to and that move and inspire us. So, hopefully we will "see" you around and develop that kind of relationship :)

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  14. love jessi! what a fun swap! that skirt is just darling with all the buttons and mustard yellow is the best!
    kelseybang.com

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  15. you guys styled the skirt in completely different ways, it looks great on both of you! i love the colour of it.

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  16. The skirt is amazing! You both styled it so well!

    xoxo,
    laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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