My Inner French Girl

I gave the whole “I’m not going to write about stuff that I want to buy the entire time Boyfriend is away” a valiant effort and lasted all of 4 days. Not bad all things considered, but today I really wanted to bring back My Inner French Girl. She’s a wonderful distraction and I’m having a lot of fun daydreaming about her life. Who doesn’t love a little escapism now and then? Especially when you’ve been sleeping terribly, watching too much television, and eating nothing but Oreos.

Tomorrow is Saturday, and there is nothing more sacred to either her or me than weekend brunch. It just so happens that my Inner French Girl will (she really needs a name, mails oui?) be attending a brunch at her darling friend’s apartment in Montmartre tomorrow morning, with about five of their amies.

1. Dress / 2. Sweater / 3. Scarf / 4. Ring / 5. Champagne / 6. Napkins / 7. Clutch /  8. Shoes /  9.  Lip balm / 10. Camera / 11. Candle

My Inner French Girl ties a scarf around her hair and picks a cozy sweater that she stole from her father from the back of her closet to wear over a dress that reminds her of the Degas sculpture of the young ballerina. She chooses a delicate, beautiful ring and a pair of comfortable heels since, like her own building, her friend’s apartment has no lift. She’ll pack her camera to capture some of the morning, and on the way she stops for a bottle of bubbly. The girls will sit around and smoke and drink champagne and all her friends will press her about Matthieu. She’ll blush and deny she even knows what they’re talking about. They’ll chat and they’ll mangent well into the afternoon.

In real-life, my weekend looks nowhere near as wonderfully exciting. Though my plan today includes buying both that gorgeous rose lip balm and that candle, which smells like fresh baking bread (come ON). And in other real-life news: I’m guest-posting today over at my dreamboat Annie’s blog, Insideology. The lucky duck is in Tuscany and gave me the honor of posting in her absence. Have a wonderful, French-y weekend, kiddos!

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19 comments

  • Angelique??

    Brunch sounds formidable.
    Angelique has a Leica – tres chi chi, mais plus cher, oui?

    Sleep well, happy weekend and see you next week xx

    • Merde, non! Not Angelique. It sounds too close to Angelina and I hate her. But it was a decent suggestion! It has to be something along those lines. We’re getting closer!

      And speaking of getting closer, you’re getting a little closer! Only 4 more days til we take over the town!

  • That fold over clutch is the direction my wardrobe needs to be going in and that is one brunch I would to be a part of. Off to the guest post now.

    • I totally agree, that’s a great wardrobe staple piece. Hmm, to buy or not to buy, that is the question! xo

  • Where is all of Angelique’s (?) money coming from, that’s what I want to know! That camera? That bubbly! You know I love that lip balm, and I must have that clutch. Well, and a candle that smells like baked bread? I’d love to have that too, except my family might come in and say, “Uh, where’s the bread?”

    Lovely post over at Annie’s house. I want you to take me to all of those places! Have a great weekend, duckie. You know where to find me if you get lonely. xo

    • I can speak to how amazing that candle is now that I’ve had it burning for an entire weekend. It smells like bread but not exactly like bread, which is good because I don’t need any additional carb cravings. But it’s definitely worth it!

      I think IFG has to be independently wealthy or have a trust fund or something. In my fantasy she doesn’t have a job, so that has to be it, right?

      Thanks for keeping me “company” this weekend :) xo

  • That scarf is just beautiful – love the colors!

    • Isn’t it? That scarf started this whole outfit, believe it or not!

  • Everyone is heaping lotsa love on Fresh lip balm. I’ve only smelled it and it’s quite wonderful. Does it work as well as it smells?

    • I was really hesitant at first because for some reason I expected it to be sticky or gummy, but it is AMAZING. Soft and smells incredible and makes your lips feel great. I can’t recommend it enough! I like the Rose more than the Coral one I bought a few months ago, too. Go buy one! Enjoy :)

  • Well, I better be one of those five homies. Just know that I’ll be late to brunch, as always. I like the name Angelique…Does that name fit with your visual of her? It seems we are itching and clawing to know what she does for a living/money. I know she’s an aspiring author and…
    I need to get my hands on that sweater and clutch and, well, everything you picked. High stepping it over to Annie’s blog now. Hope you had a wonderful {restful} weekend, Erin!

    • Duh! Of course you are! Brunch wouldn’t be the same without you :)

      I’m not sure about the name Angelique. It’s too close to Angelina, which could be Jolie or the Ballerina (side note, has your daughter read the Angelina the Ballerina series yet? Adorable), neither of which were what I pictured. Maybe Genevieve? Margot? I’ll let you know when I figure it out, as well has when I figure out her source of income! :)

      Hope you had a wonderful weekend, T! How was the birthday party?

  • yes, escapism is totally fine.
    i love all the items that you’ve chosen but 1, 3, 5, 7 & 8 are perfect!
    hope your weekend was wonderful xx
    p.s (i personally like the names amelie, anais or anouk)

    • I’m sort of in love with those heels but have no idea what I would wear them with! I love the name Amelie, thank you Leah! That’s become a contender :) xo

  • I love love that sweater and dress! Too bad the dress is sold out in my size. I might have to get the sweater though! Love the inner French girl post. Too cute! Teri

    • What a bummer about that dress! It’s so beautiful and would look great on you! You could easily dress it up or down. I’m sure there are similar ones out there somewhere! xo

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