Thursday, July 10

revisited

white anthropologie top + denim shorts + celine handbag
white anthropologie top + denim shorts + celine handbag
low braided bun
white anthropologie top + denim shorts + celine handbag
white anthropologie top + denim shorts + celine handbag
I found this top hanging in my closet a few weeks ago when I was looking for something else. I can't remember the last time I wore it but I do remember when I bought it. It's funny how things are sometimes. I had seen it online and hurried into the store to try it on. It was hidden, folded and tucked away on one of those circular table shelves that fill the store. It took a while, but after searching the entire place I found it. I loved the ruffled neckline and pleated hem, the floaty shape and the tiny buttons made to look like flowers. I made such good use of it that I got sick of it. I'm quite pleased to have rediscovered it. And it also appears to be in style again. Don't you just love it when that happens?

Not to change topics, but since we're on the topic of revisiting things... Lately I'm been thinking a lot about Paris in the 1920s. Last summer I read Hemingway's The Sun Also Rises and two before that I read The Paris Wife. I really hated that book, but I loved the imagery. It has become somewhat of a tradition to revisit the 1920s via literature each summer, the year in between I reread The Great Gatsby, and I'm feeling that all too familiar ache for my golden era. 

Yesterday I pulled The Paris Wife off of my bookshelf and took it outside to read in the sun, like old times. I remember loving the beginning of the story and coincidentally, recommending it to me dear friend Pauline before I got far enough to discover she shared the name of the "villain", which is kind of funny. I did like the writing, perhaps it was only the story I didn't care for. 

What is on your summer reading list? And if you happen to know of any Paris in the 1920s reads, do share, please!

13 comments :

  1. How come you didn't like the Paris Wife? I saw it in B&N a few days ago and was kind of interested in picking it up, haha. And that's awesome when you rediscover an old piece and wear it like it's new again. It's almost the same as buying something, just free ;) I really do like that white blouse, too- the neckline is super cute!

    xo marlen
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  2. cute outfit!

    -gaia
    http://sparklerage.blogspot.co.il/

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  3. I love this ruffled tops! The hidden finds are always the best ones :) I LOVE the color of that gorgeous Celine!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  4. Your top is so cute! I love reading outside in the summer too, it only lasts about 10 minutes with my nine year old though haha

    xx Cara
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  5. Rediscovering pieces is a great way to stretch the closet- I love this look on you! So fresh. :)

    -Ashley
    http://bit.ly/lestylorouge

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  6. That top is so cute and I'm dying over that Celine!
    And I felt the same way over The Paris Wife! I loved the imagery and the setting, but I just hated how the story went. Maybe it's because I'm so against cheating and non-equal relationships, but anyways! If you find any good ones, let me know!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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  7. I love it when you re-invent something from your wardrobe! And this look has super, summer-chic written all over it! p.s. Love you to check out my blog! xx

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  8. i love how the bag really spices up your outfit!!! bag envy here!!

    xo,
    Sandy
    Sandy a la Mode

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  9. Cute top and lovely bag :) M&MFASHIONBITES mmfashionbites.blogspot.gr

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  10. Gorgeous! :) The bag is perfect ;)


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