Sunday, March 10, 2019

It's All French/Italian to Me!

Foreign languages were never my strong suit. I took Spanish in high school and it was my worst subject. As an adult, I find that I'm not much better with foreign languages. A case in point is the story behind this red and white striped tee. I was trying the tee on after it arrived in the mail and my husband commented that I have an awful lot of shirts with words on them. (I also, have too many striped shirts but that's another matter!) Anyway, he asked me what the shirt said and I remarked that it was something in French. I then wore the shirt to work the next day and yet again my husband asked me if I had to bothered to look up the meaning of the words scrawled across the shirt, which, of course, I hadn't.  I started thinking that maybe I should have done that just in case it said something bad! Well, when I got home, I finally looked it up only to realize that it isn't French at all but, rather, Italian. Oops! Well, in case you were wondering, the shirt says "love is blind"!

Well, I want to say that the style of the shirt with the boat neck and the red and white stripes is very Parisian. On second thought, though, it does look very much like what a gondolier might wear in Venice, so I suppose it could very easily be either French or Italian. Regardless, both countries are fantastic and definitely have some pretty amazing clothing and cuisine. I've been been to both countries before but it's quite clear that I didn't master very much of the language during my visits! Perhaps that's something that I can work on next time I take a trip to either country!

Shirt: J. Crew here
Pants: Target similar wide leg pants here
Shoes: J. Crew similar here
Bag: Clare V. here
Belt: Target
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  1. I think the top is adorable. It definitely looks like something you could wear in France OR Italy!

  2. I love they way Parisian women dress. I found out through a DNA test that I'm genetically French so I'm way too excited about that. Italian fashion is sharp and visiting Milan and seeing the ladies there is draw dropping. Your French inspired look is bellissimo! xx Maria

  3. Hehe that's a cute story and something that my hubby would do! Italian or French, this is an adorable shirt and of course, the stripes just takes it up a notch.

    Maureen |

  4. Well, French or Italian, it is adorable!! I love that you styled this top with neutral pants, so adorable!

    xx, Elise

  5. You look so French and chic! I love those wide leg pants on you and the red flats!

  6. Ha! That made me laugh. how cute is that and how cute are you. I love your fun, colorful style!


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