Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Feeling French & Mini Ring DIY

Remember when I couldn't decide which color pumps to keep? (here)  If you've been following me for a while you know that deciding between things are just not my strong suit but I've finally made my decision, as you can see, and I couldn't be happier with these gorgeous heels!
Going out for "coffee time" at a French Bakery inspired my outfit today.  I would've preferred to wear my YSL#14 red lipstick but I hate leaving stains on white coffee cups...  So happy that the weather is cooler now in the evenings and I can wear my beloved waxed jeans.
Obsessed with my new chain link bracelet I got from HRH Collection (here).  Ordering was so easy and the package arrived at my door in no time.
Mini Ring DIY:  I loved this H&M ring as soon as I saw it on the rack but being in a hurry to leave just grabbed the first ring and left... At home I realized it fit my ring finger well but not my middle finger where I wanted to wear it.  The next day at H&M, wanting to exchange the ring, realized that I forgot the ring, but ended up getting the bigger size as it was the last one.  Back at home, fiddling around with both rings while on the phone, stacked the two together and realized I really like the way it looks and kept both!  I did a lot of realization those two days (haha).  But for an Armor Knuckle ring under $15 I say it looks pretty good!

Blouse:  H&M (old)
Waxed Jeans:  Zara
Vest:  ? (real old)
Pumps:  Jessica Simpson
Flower pin:  H&M
Necklace:  F21
Bow leather bracelet:  F21
Chain Link bracelet:  HRH Collection
Armor Ring:  H&M (2 rings worn as one)
Beret:  borrowed from my son
Handbag:  Burberry
Sunglasses:  Gucci
Nail Polish:  Illamasqua "Prosperity" (here)




  1. You look wonderful and I love the pop of red from your shoes, it's gorgeous!! Have a great day doll xx

  2. You look gorgeous,inlove with the shoes

  3. Wow, I love this because I LOVE beret but I never know the correct way to wear and every time I try I look like I have a pita bread stuck on my head! How did you managed to make it look so cool? Maybe I need to 'google' the correct way to wear beret for better result. Darling, you yourself have a fab collection of bags! This Burberry beauty is divine and I don't even have one from Burberry yet in my collection! As for the CC, I was lucky as Captain started buying them for me quiet early before the price hike that is yikes! ridiculous! So, if brand new is a bit out of reach, some good seller on ebay could be the answer. I bought a few from ebay too, especially the vintage pieces. Birthday girl MUST have a gift and I am going to have fun looking for something cool for a fab girl like you :)

    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY (where fashion and food collide!)

  4. Great Look ,so perfect for you! You look super cute and beautiful :)

    kisses :*

  5. Love those rings!!


  6. J'adore your chic French inspired look, that beret just tops it off beautifully. And the waistcoat - love it! I have one or two stacked somewhere, this has reminded me to wear it. Love the final choice of your heels, its a lovely and striking colour.

  7. I love look so chic! Great way to get inspired. Love the cookie :) See you in a couple of weeks!

  8. When I first saw this look I immediately thought of Paris! You loom awesome and tres' chic!

  9. Bonjour Dana! Loving the French vibe & the two rings look great stacked like that!
    Happy Wednesday Hun xoxo
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  10. You looked like you just stepped out of Paris, Dana! Can I have a bite of that French pastry? hehe. Good call on the pumps, I love them!

    The Tiny Heart
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  11. Bonjour! Beautiful outfit, loving the french-theme in this outfit, and I adoreee those hot red heels!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella

  12. you're so pretty in this outfit <3<3

    Antonella di

  13. you look so classy love the look

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  14. I seriously can't even count how many accessories you're wearing that made gasp with a "ooh I like that one" reaction. Your outfit could not be any more perfect for the occasion as well. Have I ever told you how much I love that you dress for occasions?
    That Eiffel tower cookie is the cutest thing!!! I probably couldn't even eat it either. Well, okay I could. I'd just do what you did and take a picture before I did. I take pictures of almost everything I eat! No idea why. hahaha Weird.
    Those shoes are incredible and you are working them for sure. And the stacked rings is just another brilliant Dana move! Duh! :)

  15. Bon Soir Madame Dana. I love this outfit! The photos at the cafe are perfect and how adorable is the eiffel tower cookie? The look is tres chic! And I love what you did with the rings. It looks like a knuckle ring, but nope 2 and I am glad you decided to keep both. Love the post from below. The photos look beautiful too, you've discovered some great locations recently!

    Enjoy your shopping spree with mrs. c. You two are going to burn the plastic like nO other....

  16. Love these shoes!


    New post!

  17. What a lovely French inspired look! The hat suits you wonderful Dana!
    Happy Thursday!! xoxo

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  19. Very cool pictures! Love your pants xx

  20. Very Parisian chic!! Paris is my favorite city so I love this post!! You look amazing! PS. I'd love it if you could come visit my blog and follow me if you like it!!


  21. i love your taste!!! all your pictures are incredibly amazing! wery good work and stylish blog! I wanto invite you to seen mine, and if you like it, follow each other! what about? i wait for you ! a big kiss
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  22. your heels are gorgeous! :)

  23. Love this french look! The beret is the perfect accessory!


  24. That Burberry bag is perfect, I love it! I also like how the beret looks on you. ;)

  25. Tres chic Dana with the beret & everything....& that Burb bag is a must-have!


  26. Hello sweety ♥ ♥ ♥

    You have a delightful look!

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    Lots of kisses,


  27. Well, hello, gorgeous lady, you look so incredibly chic! Perfect Parisian lady :) I love those pumps so so much, and you look fantastic with a beret! Love this outfit so so much!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  28. I love the jeans!!

  29. I hope all is well with you, love. I miss you!! Even though it's almost barely even been a week. haha (I need my Dana fix!!!)

  30. Dana, I like this French look! I am contacting all the lovely ladies who tell me about their hats to ask them to submit a photo of them in their favorite hat for a future post on my blog. I would like you to be a part of this group. I can't find your contact information, though! Can you email me at

  31. Great preppy look!! I like the bag and heels! =)

  32. so parisian and stylish! check my Romwe giveaway!

  33. you look so stunning and beautiful with that dope heels and vest! <3

    Letters To Juliet

  34. lovely, maybe follow each other? pls, join me on FB or

  35. Lovely blog.

  36. Wonderful your red shoes.*_*
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