Known in France as la marinière, a trusty striped shirt is as cliché as croissants, fromage and the colour navy blue. But as with many french clichés, where there is smoke there is fire and la marinière is a cult classic that is as common in every parisienne’s wardrobe as her little black dress.
For today’s look I’m going to be sharing this classic Parisian look with you guys and share with you how I pull off my stripes and keep the look chic and stylish all at the same time.
It’s funny how the more time I spend in Paris the more people back home in Ireland comment on how french my look is becoming.
While I certainly don’t make any conscious effort to dress like a french girl, there are certain fashion rules that apply to Paris and that I have adopted in my look. Stepping out onto the streets here can feel nothing short of stepping out onto a movie set. The buildings that surround the cobblestones and arcades here are famous for being among the most beautiful architecture structures in the world, in the springtime the florists pay extra attention to put their most colourful flowers on display at their doorsteps and if you go out at the right time of day, the cafes and boulangeries greet your nostrils with the fresh smell of bread and hot coffee; but above all the city is home to many of the top fashion brands that the world has ever known from haute couture to prêt-à-porter. In a city as copious in culture as Paris it can often feel like many of the girls here dress accordingly to their heritage. Also when life gives you a movie set why wouldn’t you dress like a movie star?
When it comes to my own personal style, I’m all about attitude and self expression which is why often on our blog you’ll catch me wearing a lot of outfits that raise some eyebrows. However I can’t deny that living in Paris and absorbing the French culture has definitely had a heavy impact on my dress sense and the way I put my outfits together.
For today’s post I thought I would share with you guys some of the latest outfits that I have been loving to strut my stuff in around Paris be it for a casual day with friends or for a romantic date. Let’s begin!
Paris is definitely a city brimming with opportunities in the fashion world and as an up and coming influencer and blogger, making the decision to move here just over a year ago was definitely one of the best things I ever could have done for my career. If you guys haven’t read about my first experience modelling in Paris yet then I definitely recommend you check that post out here. This was my second time ever getting the chance to model here and I wanted to share some of the outfits with you because between the snow in Paris and the cold grasp of winter apparently not letting go of us anytime soon, we could all do with some inspiration for upgrading our winter wardrobe.
My second time modelling in Paris was probably one of the most surreal moments of my life and a day that I’ll no doubt remember forever. It’s crazy to think that the decision I took at 20 to leave home all by myself has spring-boarded me into such awesome places in the fashion industry and being able to take part in such an amazing project and in Paris of all places is a literal dream come true. I still can’t get over how well things are going for me right now. I feel like I really it’s all too good to be true!
2019 has just started for me in Paris and today I’m coming at you guys with another outfit that has some serious badass vibes. I guess my newfound style must be a side effect of the new year because whenever I have a lot of things coming my way in life, I always love to dress as fierce as possible so that I can take on new challenges with confidence.
I was so happy that when I was back home in Ireland for the holidays I got to pay a visit to the massive TopShop store on Stephen’s Green. I’m not gonna lie when I say that I’ve been building my wardrobe primarily from TopShop ever since I discovered it in secondary school and it’s a place I miss shopping in a lot since moving to Paris. Today’s outfit is all about two key components of the parisien outfit; simplicity and quality. Let’s begin!
Today marks the start of the 7th month since I left Ireland to change my life and move to Paris. As I’m writing this post I’m wondering where on Earth does time go?
So much of my life has changed in what feels like such a short amount of time so today on LaDameWhoFellToEarth I wanted to look back on my time here in France since the beginning and share with you guys some of the life lessons I’ve learned here in one of the most beautiful and inspiring cities in the world.
There can be no denying the fact that living between the fashion capital of the world and the colorful streets of Dublin has had a serious influence over my sense of style. While fashion in Paris typically tends to be more classical, revolving around basics pieces and signature items, Dublin street style is a lot more daring and eccentric.
Today I thought I would put together two outfits, one in Dublin and one in Paris to show the contrast between these two unique cities.