I have always admired French women and the way they put together clothes. A simple white blouse with black tights or pants, colorful scarf and rich looking bag and she is off to work or to meet her friends at a cafe. Simple, elegant and understated beauty.
When I look into my closet, I wonder if I need all the colors. Too many blouses, too many dresses, too many jackets and coats. I know I am not alone. We are a consumer society and I know my buying habits are not unique.
Every day my mailbox is filled with clothing catalogues enticing me to buy something that will make me look like the young, beautiful models inside. Facebook is becoming filled with products that tell us we just have to have for our next season. In essence, we are constantly being enticed to buy, buy, buy so that we won’t get left behind in the latest fashion trend.
All this started me thinking about the economy and how much we women spend on clothes we probably will wear a few times and then put to the back of our closet. This led me to thinking about France, their fashion sense and thrift shops. I wondered if I could go to a local Goodwill and shop French style with thrift and utility in mind.
I will share with you the results of my quest to dress French Chic on recycled clothing. Come along with my daughter and I to see the results.
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