French Riviera (with a side of avocado)

This spring, I'm jamming on vintage French couture in a major way! I put together this nearly head-to-toe vintage French look recently and headed out to the estuary. It was almost - almost - exactly like being on the French Riviera in 1950. Except with a side of avocado (that's what my husband and I call the secret ingredient in any dish claiming to be "Californian") and fewer flamingos.

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I featured this classic Saint Laurent skirt recently in this post. And I'm looking forward to wearing it a lot. I'm into it! It's brighter than some of the solids I typically wear.  You know, sometimes I just go ahead and walk on the wild side. 

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I really love Swiss Army-style garments (especially if I spend a lot of money on them). I'm obsessed with the amazing Chanel cashmere sweater dress I bought recently, and I have already worn it several times. Tres chic! One of the aspects of the dress that I especially love is the little sleeveless sweater that is part of the design, but can also be worn completely separate to create different looks. Which is exactly that I did here, since late spring in California isn't precisely black sweater dress weather (with vintage, you just have to take it when it comes!) 

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Happy Thursday, everyone!


Saint Laurent skirt (vintage) // Chanel top (vintage) // Handmade bag (gift) // J.Crew hat // Celine sunglasses (similar) // Ann Taylor pumps