2012-12-14

Essays on Berets

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Beret? Joe Fresh Sweater? Zara (similar gold or black) Plaid shirt? Maison Scotch (very similar here) Trench? Vintage Etienne Aignier, thrifted (same one on etsy here) Bag and sunglasses? Thrifted 
Boots? c/o La Canadienne  (hereScarf? Gift


Matt fell for the cliché because when he saw me in my beret, he told me I looked like a cute French girl.  Two points to him for the unsolicited compliment but when I see myself in a beret, I think more acorn than Frenchwoman. I would have given him 3 points if he told me I looked like a cute acorn. 
I did some research on the world wide web to see what the co-relation is between acorns and berets and how the beret got to be the stereotype for French fashion. Turns out that while the beret has varied historical references throughout many parts of the world, they, sadly, were never inspired by acorns. I could now write an essay on the detailed history of the beret for you but no one wants to read essays on a Friday. Especially not a Friday in December...
On that note, have a fantastic weekend!

8 comments :

Sweet Laundry said...

Bummer. It would have been cool to learn that the beret was inspired by an acorn. In any case, Matt was right, you look cute and french and that bag and trench you thrifted are gorgeous. I love this entire outfit, gold sweater and all!

Leah said...

You bought the trench! looks great. Really pulls together the cute french woman look ;)

Jennifer said...

Cute!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Chilel said...

I would have loved to read that essay. And now that you left me hanging I am off to research the link between beret and french girls in Wikipedia.
You look cute and put together as always...

newpetite said...

Haha.. Thats a good analogy :)

Lola said...

I needed to read this on this sad and rainy Saturday night! Thanks for making me laugh. You are the cutest French acorn ever, which is very clever of you since you are also a Swedish Canadian girl.

secretivestyle.com said...

LOVE how you layered everything!!! Gorgeous!

Rebecca Jane said...

Hahaha acorn - so true! But sadly historically inaccurate.