Wow….it is such a great, crisp mix : the very feminine,architectural coat with the scarf and lipstick… the matching gloves and the great, lady-like bag. Yet a surprisingly masculine belt, trousers and shoes ( in a very feminine purple suede). I would never have the vision to put something like this together.
So chic and elegant! But I am confused: what does one do with the belt when one removes their coat in a restaurant or other destination? Do they awkwardly roll it up and shove it into their pocket? I must follow someone wearing this look so that I can solve the mystery…
WOW! This is one of the most beautiful combinations IÂ´ve seen in the entire blog, – and IÂ´ve regarded them all patiently ;) What an inspiration, great, great colours, dontÂ´t overlook the handbag and the gloves, all verrrrrry tasty. Thanks!!!
Thank you for a posting of a sharp woman of a certain age, and of course she’s French! I can’t see the colors as well as some, so appreciate the clues in the postings about that. Everything on her is neat, well-fitted, and proportioned. Usually I don’t like those huge carpetbagger bags, but the one she sports looks good on her. And it sounds like the color combo was fantastic.
WOW. I am loving everything except the shoe–I don’t get it. I’m not saying it has to be a heel; but I don’t think the overall shape goes with the outfit; I’d like more of a point; perhaps an almond shaped toe if not a full on point.
Amazing richness to all of it; and I don’t mean money, I mean the colors and textures.
Thank you, poster above, for raising the question I constantly have–what is the short pant thing about???? If its done to show off a heel/shoe I get it, but if not…?
I like the short leg pant with short low boots. It feels very English countryside to me, since often you’d roll up the pants to avoid mud on long rambling forest walks. And because I’m obsessed with the Wiemar era, it also pleasantly reminds me of old European school uniforms where kids wore shorts and short skirts with socks until they got into’ long pants’. Its also a throwback to the very first pants that women wore, ‘bloomers’ tied at the ankle with low boots…
surpringly, what stands out the most to me is her belt. an otherwise simple accessory now grabs your attention simply because of the way she wears it. now if that isn’t personal style, i don’t know what is.
As a bunion sufferer, I congratulate her on wearing flat boots with a toe box that doesn’t cause pain. The color makes them even better. Despite her stern gaze and very structured overall look, she clearly has a sense of humor.
Best thing about this picture is the woman herself – her age, her look, her sense of being quite contented in her own skin, and her sense of herself in the world. As a woman not far behind her in age I find her quite inspirational…….. Tres chic,tres Parisienne, elle a un chien fou. Bravo, madame!!!
I LOVE her look: strong (you would not want to mess with this woman!) practical(shoes you can walk or run in!) AND feminine (soft scarf, rich lipstick, waist-defining belt, plus awesome bag and gloves for extra polish.) Hells, yes.
Would someone who knows please tell me what brand the shoes are? My wee chukkas are wearing out and green and purple a favourite combination. I wear flats through the airport all the way to the meeting…and never wear a heel except for business. In Tejas