A Beret and a Bow

French Inspired Fashion

Outfit Details:

Anthropologie Beret | Banana Republic Bow Blouse (similar) | Urban Outfitters Pleated Leather Skirt (similar) | Sam Edelman Heels

I’ve been wanting to buy a beret for a couple years now, but I was kind of worried it would look totally ridiculous on me. I hate having fashion regrets though, so this summer I decided to pounce on the first one I saw online.

Parisian Fashion

I came across this beige beret on the Anthropologie site and decided to take the hat plunge. Once it arrived in the mail, I tried it on and instantly fell in love. Too bad it was the middle of summer! Confession: there were definitely random moments throughout July and August where I’d put the beret on and stare at it in the mirror. It’s just such a fun and feminine piece and instantly makes you feel like you’re in Paris! I think we can all agree that French-inspired fashion is the best, so I’m on board with any way to channel my inner Francophile!

White Bow Blouse

Beret Trend

Although it’s officially fall now, it’s been insanely hot as of late. Fortunately, I took these pictures a few weeks back on a day that didn’t hit 90 degrees. One of the reasons I’m loving berets so much is that you can dress them up or down. For today’s look, I went the dressier route by wearing a bow blouse, pleated leather skirt, and black pumps.

Pleated Leather Skirt Outfit

beige beret

Bow Tie Blouse

Another confession: after galavanting in front of my mirror in this beige beret over the summer, I decided to buy a red one as well. I absolutely love a red lip, and when I think of a beret, the first color that comes to mind is a red one. I’m sure that will be making a blog appearance soon!

How to wear a beret

French Girl Fashion Ideas

This week is shaping up to be a little quieter than the rest of September has been. I’m not complaining though because all of the events I’ve had going on this month have been fun and exciting opportunities. I spent my entire Sunday laying in bed watching football and Sex and the City (quite the range) recharging my batteries. This past weekend alone was one for the record books. I got to check out a new (and gorgeous) jewelry store in Oakley, helped set up/attend a lobster bake benefitting an awesome inner-city youth orchestra, co-hosted an event at Nordstrom and attended the Cincinnati Food + Wine Classic for the first time. Recaps of everything to come!

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