Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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!