Sunday, 25 May 2014

Le Chat Noir

Most of my jewellery is from childhood.  I went through a misguided phase of buying tat as a grown up, then realised my error and gave it all to charity shops.  These days then, I have very little jewellery and most of it I've had since I was a child.  I kept a lot of it for sentimental value, but I have come to like wearing a lot of it.  This black cat brooch was a present from my Grandmother.  It's painted wood, and a bit chipped around the edges.  Its eyes have also worn off.  But I thought it was the perfect finishing touch to this Parisienne inspired outfit.

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Le Chat Noir

Le Chat Noir

Le Chat Noir

Le Chat Noir

Brooch, vintage
Cropped Breton, Tesco
Pencil skirt, Dorothy Perkins
Sunglasses, Dorothy Perkins
Bow tights, Primark
Shoes, Clarks

37 comments:

  1. Ooh la la!! Looking so very parisienne! You look amazing....love the crop top and pencil skirt. The brooch is gorgeous, I have a bracelet that my nan gave to me when I was a child. It's so pretty, green and white flowers, it still fits and I wear it every now and again, I love that it always reminds me of her xx

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    1. That bracelet sounds incredibly pretty, what a lovely thing to have to remind you of your Nan. Very special. P x

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  2. I have a gold watch I got from my grandmother in my confirmation when I was 14. I don't know if it counts fully as a childhood, but I assure you I was a child back then (maybe I still am :D). I've worn it for a long time, but since it's hot outside I try to avoid wearing jewellery, because it leaves tanlines and my hands swell in hot air so it's uncomfortable. I also have some other jewellery from back then, like a cross necklace, but I don't like wearing religious stuff nowadays. I guess I could try though since my other jewellery is mostly worthless bauble. :)

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    1. I think that definitely counts as childhood! That sounds lovely, but I know what you mean about hot weather and watches, I'm with you on that one! P x

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  3. Looking gorgeous! I love that lippy too! I'm lucky to have all of my Grandmothers jewellery & do have some bits that I've kept over the years too! I shall have to go & dig it out & see what treasures I find! xx

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    1. You'll have to show and tell if you unearth some treasures Andrea! P x

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  4. I just wanted to let you know that I really like your blog and nominated you for the Liebster Award! If you would like to accept it, please visit this link and follow the instructions: http://simplykierstenc.blogspot.com/2014/05/liebster-award.html. Keep up the good work! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Kiersten, that's so sweet of you to nominate me. P x

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  5. This outfit is marvelous! So chic!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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  6. I love this outfit--especially the little cat brooch! Also, those shoes are just about perfect!

    I still have a pearl necklace that I wear all the time that I got when I was about 8 or 9. I've even worn it on my blog before. It's just the perfect strand of pearls, and it was the first "grown up" piece of jewelry my parents ever gave me so I've always sort of treasured it for that reason.

    Cheers,
    Jenny

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    1. Oh that string of pearls sounds divine, I think I know the one you mean (will have a look for a pic on your blog in a moment!). x

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  7. INCREDIBLE LOOK! So french....so sexy....so simple. And that black brooch from your grandmother is so cool! You just reminded me that I should start wearing all of the beautiful jewelry I've been given over the years. I just started to accumulate items worth keeping. The only thing I bought for myself during my childhood involved pastel colored beads. You must have had great fashion sense even as a child!

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    1. Aw thank you Angela, you're making me blush! Definitely have a look at what you've got in your stash, it's so nice to rediscover things x

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  8. C'est chic! I love this ensemble. The Devil in the details and it shows through clearly on this outfit. Well done!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Thanks Suzanne, glad you like it x

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  9. You can't go wrong with black and white stripes, it's a classic look that always works!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  10. Love your darling brooch! I actually have some pieces of jewelry from my mom's childhood that I cherish!

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    1. Thanks ladies - that's so nice that you have some handed down jewellery! x

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  11. Such a chic outfit! Love the black and white stripes! I have some of my grandmother's jewelry that I need to incorporate more with my outfits!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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    1. You'll have to show that jewellery off in some posts Jill! x

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    1. Thanks lovely, it's a bit worn but still going! x

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  13. Always been a big fan of black & white stripes - I just feel like it is simple and sophisticated all at once. Just like the look you pulled off here. :)

    Found you via the linkup. Would you like to follow each other on GFC and social media? Pls let me know if you’re up for it :) xoxo

    Abby of http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for visiting! I will check out your blog now x

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  14. So elegant! Love the berriboned tights and I can´t seem to rock a crop top but you styled it so well. :)

    http://dressingupforme.blogspot.com/

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    1. Alas, those tights didn't survive the day!! I ripped them!! x

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  15. I love this look on you. I need a crop top! Yours is so cute, love the stripes with the skirt. Your stockings are so cute. I love the whole look.
    From the link up, please stop by
    jess
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

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  16. Ooh - that is the perfect finishing touch! I have a couple pieces that I've passed along to my daughters, but nothing I still wear today, sadly.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by x

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  17. I love the striped crop with the pencil skirt. Classic Hepburn if you ask me.

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  18. cute! i'm so into the crop top with high waited skirt look, especially when there's stripes involved!
    xo jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah, another stripes fan?! THe more the merrier! x

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  19. You look beautiful in your high waisted skirt and stripes. I always love stripes! Thanks for joining the link up.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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