It appears, except for Cristel, this week’s subjects have not found their bonheur as they continue to apply themselves to the task of searching out the perfect pieces to add a touch of fresh fashion to their wardrobes.
Anne-Françoise is in replacement mode unless or until she finds something she can’t live without; France bought two items and has decided to stop there and you’ll see what Chantal has to say.
“It was time to part with my navy flannel trousers and my gabardine marron glacé pants. That’s done, and I found exactly what I wanted — easily this time. I needed another ecru silk blouse, not too complicated, and I also bought a navy satin shirt. I don’t need anything really, so I’m not looking, but who knows?”
Chantal: “Nothing. Absolutely nothing.”
France: “A deep purple mohair pea coat and a black and white nubby, tweedy-plaid Spencer to wear with jeans, black trousers or a skirt.”
“I bought Buttero boots; a Hartford tweed waistcoat; a three-quarter-length coat/cardigan in charcoal gray; a close-to-the-body gray turtleneck and a verrrry close to the body marron glacé knit dress, above the knees, deep U neckline. All down the outside of the sleeves are little holes — it’s hard to describe.”
(She wears her tweed vest, not with a strict shirt, but instead with an unembellished cotton voile peasant blouse.)
Ed. Note: Was in the big city yesterday and of course ran into Monoprix (!) where I heard two saleswomen discussing their customers’ purchases of the day.
“I’ve never seen so many women buying scarves and tights,” one said. “I know,” said the other, “and they’re not buying anything else.” So I bought two scarves.
I’m in the big city as this little number, I’m hoping, will automatically post itself. (Then I’ll be back to thank each and every one of you for the best birthday I’ve ever had, plus I’m the same age today as I was yesterday. . .)