6.21.2009

Destination Paris

Darlings I’m currently plagued by a dilemma of epic proportion. What has me in a tizzy? Why am I up in arms? My lack of summer plans, if you must know. Oh, how I long to languish upon the Parisian beaches in a tiny bikini and oversized floppy hat; rev the engine of a pretty pink vespa as I drive over hidden cobblestone-covered passageways; indulge in croissants and cappuccino at quiet cafes full of fashion-forward diners; stroll arm-in-arm with a cute French boy as we tour the Eiffel Tower; and, of course, shop until the fashionable Francophile in me drops into a tres chic heap. But, alas, my travel plans are a little less European and a little more local than I’d like. Thus, I have decided to interject a bit of Parisian flair into my personal bubble via a tribute of tees that bring the City of Light to life.

Wildfox Couture "I Love French Boys Tee" Leave it to Wildfox Couture to tap into our psyche and place our thoughts front and center on a plain white t-shirt emblazoned with words that the whole world will see; words that may embarrass some and create love connections for others. With their I Love French Boys Tee, the designer duo has done just that. A white backdrop plays up the red, white, and blue lettering that proclaims a passion for accented cuties; while the slightly swingy bottom and relaxed fit add a casual elegance that is entirely too hard to ignore. My name is Erika, and yes, I love French boys – and this top!

Urban Outfitters "Le Paris Open Crew" Captivated. From the moment I laid eyes upon this Le Paris Open Crew I have found myself completely captivated with it. The poppy red color is just vibrant enough to intrigue passersby without making you feel like a flashing stoplight; whilst the vintage, slightly-faded black lettering complete with the words Le Paris (with an Eiffel Tower standing in for the letter A) make it appear as if you searched high and low through every secondhand shop in the state to find such a glorious piece of fashion. When, in reality, you simply snatched it up at UO. I’ll take two, s’il vous plait!

Forever 21 "Mon Amour Paris Tee" Aside from carb-filled – yet yummy – croissants and baguettes, what two things are synonymous with Paris? Berets and cute girls with cropped haircuts, of course! Obviously the masterminds behind Forever 21 took these things into consideration when creating this Mon Amour Paris Tee, for the pale black/gray graphic print acknowledges both of these things. The beret-adorned character sketch displays long eyelashes which she seemingly bats your way when you glance at her adorableness, in addition to pouty, bow-shaped lips perfect for double-kissing the cheeks of old and new friends; while a hot pink heart rests upon her cheek, adding a punchy splash of color. Yes, she may simply be a cleverly sketched piece of make-believe, but her uncomplicated, breezy good looks paired with her adorable style have me thinking something very unusual: I want to be her!

Urban Outfitters "Oui Paris Curved Hem" Perhaps the only thing better than a top that proclaims the words “Oui Paris!” is one that also sports a chic curved hem that adds a fun, flirty, flattering kick, much like this Oui Paris Curved Hem. Perfect for styling with anything in your wardrobe – from your high-waisted pencil skirt to your skinny jeans; flouncy mini skirt to your denim shorts. It’s a versatile bit that invokes visions of Versailles. A lovely look that you can’t help but embrace. Do I want it? Oui!

Wildfox Couture "J'Adore Amore Sweat" One of my favorite words? J’adore, of course! So it’s no surprise that I would simply adore this 70s-inspired, neon pink J’Adore Amore Sweat. The slightly relaxed fit provides a simple, undemanding way to look gorgeous in a cinch, as it obviously calls for purposely mussed bedhead, and a pair of slouchy boyfriend jeans or body hugging leggings to complete the look. This is a necessity for those days when you want to simply ooze lazy sass. Pardon the reiteration, but...j’adore!

My current dream destination? Paris, to be sure. Where are your current destination dreams taking you?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Singer22, Urban Outfitters, and Forever 21 for the pictures.
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33 comments

Couture Carrie said...

Really cute theme! You SHOULD jaunt off to Paris or somewhere else fabulous, darling! You totally deserve a vay-cay!

xoxox,
CC

fashiongrail said...

I totally need a vacation too! Those Urban Outfitter tees are so cute:)

jayne said...

i went to paris last summer, it was amazing i love the oui paris shirt!

i definitely need to get out of my head and house, but currently I'd love to go back to seattle again even though i was just there

butterfly said...

If you can't literally travel there, fashion can. Get a poster of Paris and its nearly the same. I'd love a holiday this summer but a job to replace my dwindling student funds is more important. Love the urban outfitters tee...so nice :)

Leia said...

I hope you do get to go to Paris soon! It won't fail to live up to your expectations :)

zupu said...

There is no other more beautiful and romantic city like Paris, one of my favorite places in the world.. My lucky sister will go studying there for a year and I plan to go to visit her at least couple of times!

I adore that Urban Outfitters "Oui Paris" shirt! Lovely

Nikolett said...

Ah, I love that 'Oui, Paris' shirt! And I say, if you can't bring yourself to Paris, bring Paris to yourself! I've always wanted to have a 'theme party', either a Mexican fiesta, or a French party with croissants and wearing berets on our heads. I think those shirts would be perfect additions!

Bostonista said...

I would be in Paris too!!! Alas, I have to settle for the France pavilion at Epcot in August.
I love all of these tops but I'm not sure I'd spend too much money on any of them. Of course I always crave nearly anything Wildfox does...

The Haute-Shopper said...

If it makes you feel better, Paris doesn't actually have any beaches (that I know of), so you're not exactly missing any summery feelings here (plus I just got back this evening and it was pretty cold). I'm actually really wanting to visit the coast of France, such as Cannes and get all glammed up for it :) Those tees are adorable though... I really like the Urban Outfitters ones! Hope you had a great weekend! :)

che idrees said...

Thanks for the comment :)
I love your blog! full of fashion stuff! :)
xxxx

Sarah Von said...

That Urban Outfitters tee is tooo cute!

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Ah, Paris! Very cute, I wish I was there wearing adorable clothing...i love shop it to me too!
XOXOXO
Libby
http://fashionconfectionairy.weebly.com

Lydia said...

I want to go to France for summer too lol! I love these tops though :)

Keith said...

Great post. I'd love to be spending my summer in Paris with some hot French babe. I can dream even if it's definitely not going to be reality.

Trisch said...

love love love this!

trisch xo

la petite fashionista said...

you prettyyyyyy much described my ultimate parisian fantasy vacation! I will try to live this out while I'm there.

i'm a huge francophile and love all french related clothing <3

E said...

I adore your inspiration. I long to lounge about in Paris, too. That last top might be my fav.

Secretista said...

J'adore!! I'm currently dreaming about cupcakes. But really, when am I never?

Secretista said...

Ah, but my dream destination is also Paris. MMMM!

Sherin said...

*Sigh* To be in Paris right now would be wonderful. It is an amazing city. Actually, I'm only 2 hours away by train. I think I may have to go in the next few weeks now.

Demi said...

thanks for the lovely comment, honey!
ahh, I love that 'le paris' t-shirt! great post :)
xoxo

The Budget Babe said...

great inspiration for a stay-cation! id love to be lounging on a white sand beach in the Costa Smeralda right about now....

Tasha said...

I love that first outfit! Her sunglasses are so fun! Also that last sweatshirt is too cute!

Tasha said...

I love that first outfit! Her sunglasses are so fun! Also that last sweatshirt is too cute!

Cheryl said...

Those are fabulously printed T-shirts. Although I've been to France, I've never been to Paris. Would love to visit the city of lights someday. Thanks for visiting my blog. :)

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Melissa said...

I'm going to the Deep South next week. Not exactly Paris, but a world all its own, nonetheless. :)

Kristin said...

Lovely post! And that second tee is too cute!

Meream said...

One of my best friends love everything Paris and she'd love to own all of these shirts. :D

ana said...

Oh Paris! its in everyone's heart... I go there once a year and I don't get tired of it... I work in a french company... that's why... I love the first picture a lot
have a nice week

Anonymous said...

I adore the Paris tees but the Urban Outfitters in London doesn't have them.. What to do?!

Neira said...

omg those paris shirts are so mesmerizing, I really want them now!

Claire said...

I AM GOING TO PARIS TOMORROW!!! This is therefore parfait!

Dallas Shaw said...

i like the sweatshirt

dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

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