Baby you’re so classic

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I’m not much for cars, but I stumbled upon a huge vintage car show in town a few days ago and just marveled over how amazing these cars looked! Its so crazy to think that they were not only made with such craftsmanship and of the highest quality, but have been preserved in such great condition all these years.

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I like to think the same principles apply to clothes — so I try to invest in the best of the best. Items that are classic and are made with such quality that they last for years!  So next time you’re out shopping, just think of the lyrics to the song… baby you’re so classic!


 
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Dressing like a French Woman with Heather of Glamorous Baggage

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Bonjour everyone! I’m Heather of Glamorous Baggage and this is my guest blog! Christine asked if I would be willing to contribute a post while she was traveling and of course I said yes. Christine said I could post about anything I wanted, but since I know she’s going to be gallivanting in Paris, that’s all I can think about it. French food, French architecture, French wine, French style, I have Frenchies on the brain! I figured I would just go with where my brain was taking me and share my tips for dressing like a French woman.

First let’s take a look at the French woman’s closet staples, most of which you probably have right in your American girl closet.

Classic trench coat A trench coat is the perfect topper for pretty much every outfit from jeans to a cocktail dress.

Striped long sleeve t-shirt A Breton striped shirt is probably the single most French article of clothing a woman can wear. Luckily there are versions in every price range.

Dark fitted blazer Whether you choose black, charcoal, or navy, a dark blazer is a French woman’s best friend. And scrunch those sleeves!

Black fitted cropped pants French women love to show some ankle, maybe not the best idea for New England winters, but perfect for New England falls.

Fitted cardigan A fitted cardigan in a neutral color just makes good sense. It’s the ultimate utilitarian piece.

Okay, now that we have our five closet staples, let’s talk ad ons!

Patterned scarf Let your scarf show your personality. Classic, whimsical, abstract, preppy, the scarf possibilities are endless.

Animal print bag From tote to clutch and everything in between, an animal print bag is a fun way to add some visual interest to an outfit. Don’t worry, there are plenty of classic styles so you won’t look like Peg Bundy.

Bold red lipstick A red lip is the only thing you need to take you from day to night, don’t let women’s magazines convince you otherwise.

Statement necklace Classics like pearls or gold will always look chic, but don’t be afraid to try a more unique piece. Just remember, a French woman would not wear a statement necklace with a lot of other accessories, keep it simple.

Tousled hair I know your hair isn’t technically an ad on since it’s already on your head, but you know what I mean. French style is effortlessly chic, and nothing says effortless like sexy bed head. #iwokeuplikethis

Five staples, five add ons, what else do you need to dress like a French woman? Confidence! French woman dress for themselves and one else, they don’t get wrapped up in trends or labels, they know personal style can’t be purchased. When you walk out the door every day it’s head up and shoulders back, you look fantastic. Now go eat something full fat and drink some wine like a real French broad!

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Merci, Heather! For your fantastique tips for dressing like a French woman! Hope I look this chic during my own travels in France!


 
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Seven Things

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Fabulous mama, Jess, from Styled By Jess recently tagged me in a fun blog game to share a few fun facts about myself! I love Jess’ blog and I am always amazed at how she always looks so chic — all while taking care of a newborn and running after an active toddler! Here are a few fun things you might not have known about me:

1) I have a terrible short term memory, but my long term memory is fantastic.

2) I wish I had taken ballet class as a child — I am rather ungraceful.

3) I am obsessed with the new baby alpacas at Tendercrop Farm.

4) I hate to play card games.

5) I wish I could be blonde for a day — to see if blondes really have more fun.

6) I’m currently pursuing my professional coaching certificate.

7) I am not a morning person.

Now its your turn!


 
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Late Summer Style with Style-Wire

Hello, Modern Girls! I’m Elissa and I blog over at Style-Wire, a Boston based fashion & lifestyle blog. While Tine is doing some traveling I wanted to share a bit of my late-summer style with you! Dressing during seasonal transitions can be tricky; chunky knits and boots have newly arrived in stores but the current weather is often warm and hangs on to that summer humidity. I like to slowly transition by incorporating fall colors into my look and adding light layers.

One of my favorite pre-fall pieces are these skinny cargo pants from Gap. I purchased them a few seasons ago but always see similar styles at retailers like LOFT, J.Crew, and H&M. I styled them two ways to show how regardless of the temperature, you can be right on trend. Which look is your favorite?

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Gap Skinny Cargo Pants // Ann Taylor Sleeveless Trench Dress // Gap Body Tank
Ann Taylor Wedges // Jewelry by Gold West Vintage

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Gap Skinny Cargo Pants // LOFT Striped Tee // H&M Blazer
LOFT Tassel Necklace // Talbots Wedges
Hope you enjoyed this peek at my style. You can follow along with Style-Wire on: 
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Thank you, Elissa for guest posting while I am away!  I just love her style, don’t you? I love her trench dress (I have one too!) and how she styled a white blazer for early fall!  Stay tuned later this week for some other fabulous guest posts!


 
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Rules for the Modern Girl

A modern girl …
Travels high and low for the perfect blend of eclectic mix in her decor
Knows what’s old is new again, and preserves uprooted nature under lock and key
Takes her husband as they both select items to complement their home, and their life
Knows every item she owns tells their story and breathes their individuality
Has already planned the return trip, and more treasure hunting adventures!
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Thanks to my dear friend Alexis Kletjian for today’s Modern Girl Monday post! To check out more of her adventures in antiquing at Brimfield head over to her blog and Instagram! And don’t forget to check out her amazing jewelry line!

 
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