Friday, December 3, 2010

Out and About In The Country






























































































































































Maybe it was the snow powered streets and the neige wafting languorously in the air that dictated apparel choices for women in the country. Without exception, every one chose some form of thick, warm sweater garment as an adjunct to her ensemble. 

Some protested that their look was too bulky to be photographed thus pushing me over the edge into my peppy patter about how creatively they had pulled off their big sweater choices. 

Then, after I had put my camera away for the day, moments after we ordered our Symphony chocolate cake for Christmas dessert (one could roll in it, it's so delicious)  I spotted a woman wearing -- are you ready? -- color! Since many of you have been asking for color, I grabbed my material and ran after her. Scared her to death, but she finally agreed once I assured her her image would be safe here.

She is wearing a lime green jacket -- as in the color of the skin of the fruit -- with a striped scarf that repeats the shade in a stripe and glasses that are either in the same family or reflect the green, I wasn't sure, it was already dark outside.

12 comments:

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

All of the ladies look great. I just love your blog and follow it:) I am so into boots with leggings this year. I love wearing the high socks that go just a little above the boots. I just love clothes!!!!!!!!!!!
~Debra
Capersofthevintagevixensblogspot.com

Deja Pseu said...

Fabulous! Love les bottes, and that tweedy/marled cardigans. And that green jacket, oh my yes.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

It is difficult to look chic in bulky garments but these ladies are the exception...the shop backdrops look interesting too:)

LPC said...

That green is great! I saw a woman wearing a large scarf in just that color, here, the other day. She looked pretty great too.

lila said...

hahaha I bet she was scared...what one does in the name of a fashion blog hum?
Fabulous post...save some of this cake for me next time will you?
hugs
Lila

deb said...

I love that green color - I wear it often and am thinking of getting glass frames in that color.

All the pictures are great - proves the point I was trying to make to someone last week. It doesn't take all that much time to wear something presentable, and you can still be "comfortable" if that's your primary concern!

JMW said...

I vow that I will wear more color, but each year, I buy more black, gray and other earth tones. So, I'm very much aligned with the ladies in France. I love the boots these women are wearing, especially the woman in the first pic. Fabulous!

Jennifer-Adventuresome Kitchen said...

Would you say it is unusually cold and snowy? We'll be in Paris soon for 2 weeks, and my wardrobe choices keep changing as I'm hearing about how cold it is... Just how snowy should one expect, and is fur ok for casual outings if indeed it is cold? I'm only bringing one suitcase and won't have the luxury of bringing everything I like- no snow boots or bulky sweaters- layers, long sleeves, and 1 pair of leather boots that are very versatile..the big question is fur or wool?? what a dilemma! I do love seeing all the pictures of ladies my age on your site= it helps!!

Duchesse said...

Fun! Also makes me wish I could stroll into some of those boutiques!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Shows clearly why I love winter clothing!
And I adore that green jacket!

Tish Jett said...

Dear Jennifer,

Who knows what the crazy weather will be when you arrive. Think layers, a huge shawl -- always chic in every situation (the warm and cozy part is built it).

I'm hoping for snow, of course, if by some miracle it appears I hope your boots have rubber soles. A brilliant shoe person could put some nice thin non-slip thingies on them, honestly they won't show.

Paris is a city where you can definitely wear fur if you are so inclined. And as Pseu would say pack scarves and of course warm gloves, all the better if they're in some great color.

If I haven't answer sufficiently, please ask more questions.

Paris is sooo, sooo beautiful now. Wait until you see the lights. Magic.

Thank you Debra.

Jennifer-Adventuresome Kitchen said...

Tish-many thanks for your response. My leather boots, do in fact have rubber soles- chosen specifically for this trip, as the heel is slightly lower than I wear at home and more comfortable for long days of walking. Scarves and gloves are packed. I have some large shawls that I will include, and then watch the weather... Still deciding between fur and wool- glad to hear fur is ok should I choose the extra warmth.

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