[Dress worn as a shirt: Target] [Blouse: J.Crew] [Skirt: Zara] [Belt: J.Crew] [Shoes: Bass] [Purse: Ralph Lauren]
I walk about 40 minutes to my French classes every day and pass through very fashionable neighborhoods and streets, it is Paris after all. I got quite a few quizzical stares today in this bright orange skirt. I have been here a little more than a month, but I am going to go ahead and make a generalization. Parisian's are quite reserved in their use of color, only a dash here and there. I know 'The Art of Chic' is part of the French grade school curriculum, but most ladies I pass are dressed in shades of black, brown, dark browns and blues (while still looking immaculate and effortless). I do not think points in school were ever given for their generous use of hot pink or orange. On the other hand, maybe I shouldn't come to their country expecting them to break out the brights, those shades are reserved for royal sitting rooms and Napoleon's ballroom. Maybe the bold colors I am looking for are at Versailles.