Friday, October 26, 2012

Transatlantic Exchange Programs: Part 3

Navy silk dress by Bellerose -- pretty on the hanger, gorgeous on the body (Andrea's body).

Welcome to the third and final installment of the series "What My Daughter Bought In France."

Today we shall examine wardrobe and accessories. The first week was devoted to the home and kitchen, the second beauty and maintenance thus leaving us with the logical third category of clothes and their compliments.

Bordeaux suede ballerines. Since wine, or oxblood as some are calling the color --those of us in France like wine better -- is the color of the moment ballerinas are a snappy, stylish way to participate in the season's hot trend.
Because one of my favorite pass times is outfitting Andrea, many of the items she neatly packed in her suitcase were gifts from me. They included two white cotton blouses: one long-sleeved, collar-less with a single large pleat down the front, the other V-neck with blouse-y sleeves. Unfortunately we have no photos.

The leather tote which, of course doubles as a "purse" but can accommodate lunch, gym clothes and work papers.
The famous "folds-up into almost nothing" Longchamp tote.

She also added a navy silk dress with large ecru dots and a pair of Bordeaux suede ballerinas to her bag and a bright orange leather tote. She replaced her beige Longchamp foldable tote, which literally disintegrated after years of loyal service, with a new one in "graphite" supposedly a color exclusive to France.

14 comments:

Mademoiselle Poirot said...

That's such a lovely dress and that bright orange leather tote provides a great splash of colour - great choices! Have a good weekend xo

mette said...

Well done. I like the fact that she chose " age appropriate " clothes and accessories for herself, naturally under your guidance!

BigLittleWolf said...

The dress is adorable, but the orange leather tote? Divine.

Et bon weekend, Tish!

French Girl in Seattle said...

Bonjour Tish. Andrea has good taste (and so does the person who helps her pack her suitcase...) I, too, snatched a couple of Longchamp Pliage bags in that awesome graphite color this summer, but I went for the medium handbag and matching wallet. Lovely! Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

helen tilston said...

The items are all beautiful.

You seem to have a wonderful relationship with your daughter.

Helen xx

Worthington said...

Everything here is perfect! So elegant and fun.

Kathy Leeds said...

Beautiful stuff - but for the Spring I assume? Doesn't she live in Chicago? Love everything she chose. I've always wanted an orange bag, but never can actually do it. Her's is gorgeous.

Duchesse said...

That orange tote is TDF- perhaps a mother/daughter purchase is in order, Tish?

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

The ballet flats are divine and that orange tote is sublime...how cheery on a rainy day like today.

Une Femme said...

Oh, the orange tote is delicious! As are those ballerines, both classic and current at the same time...

Amelia said...

Andrea must have had a great time unpacking those beautiful presents you packed for her. Wonderful reminder of her time with you and your impeccable taste.

Anonymous said...

Are the ballerines Repettos? I tried them on and felt the soles were SO thin; just wondering if there's a similar look with a bit more padding underfoot. Or do people wear them with gel inserts, perhaps? Would love to know.
Aline

Tish Jett said...

Yes the ballerines are Repetto, but here's the thing about Repettos: you must take them to a shoe person and have them re-soled.

I've been told this not just by women who wear them, but also by those who sell them. The soles are simply too thin.

Less expensive and equally pretty with the same pedigree, i.e. coming from a house that originally made shoes for dancers (except in Italy) and in a slightly lighter wine color are the ballerines from Anniel.

Another difference: Repettos run small, about one-half size, Anniel run large, about one-half size.

Et voila! I really love my Anniels.

Mary W. said...

Deciding to upgrade my look for a recent European trip, I bought a Longchamp tote. After 10 days of use, the white vinyl lining shows through on the corners. And I treated it so carefully--at most I had my small purse, a guidebook, and a lightweight cashmere shawl in it. Because it is fabric on the outside, I never even put it down on a floor because I wanted to keep it clean. I have never been so disappointed in a product! Guess I'll go back to using my cheaper LeSac tote which has survived visits to several European cities and looks like new.

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