Monday Highlight: On Autumn Light And Clementines

This week’s highlight is a tad different. It is simply about appreciating the little things which is something I’ve been able to do lately, and it feels NICE.

I haven’t discovered a wonderful new podcast (hit me up with your suggestions by the way), nor have I read a great book (though I just bought myself “Call me by your Name” by Andre Aciman). What I have discovered however is how profound it is to sometimes appreciate the art of doing nothing. I am a daydreamer, and I like to just sit there and think. But with the constant pressure of social media, added to the basic every day life pressure, and the “will be 30” soon pressure, there’s just too much pressure to make the most of it/document/share/experience/ you know?

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So instead of just beating myself up with all that, I did nothing special last weekend and I loved it. Did not pick up my phone that much as well, which we’ll have to talk about in more details soon because the new Iphone feature that tells you how long you spend on your phone is the scariest thing ever.

Anyway, I’ve loved eating clementines and witnessing the autumn light in all its glory. Oh and wearing extremely pink blush, and a lot of it. And buying overpriced spices to cook something from the lovely Jerusalem Cookbook and instead devour a saucisson with bread and cheese. And drink English tea with so much milk in it it should be illegal.

What have you been up to this weekend?

Do you find it hard to enjoy life without documenting it, overthinking it, putting it in (scary as hell) perspective?

Try to master the art of doing nothing just for a couple of hours. Might help!

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Beautiful films #2: What Even Is Masculine Style Anyway?

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We’re back with the “Beautiful Films” series!

The first one is here, and it’s about Andie Macdowell’s style in Groundhog Day. But today, it’s all about the clothes in some scenes of one of my favorite film of all time, When Harry Met Sally. The little difference is that I’m equally attracted to Meg Ryan’s style as to Billy Crystal’s clothing choices. Because, come on, wasn’t really the case in Groundhog Day.

What I LOVE in this film is that the characters wear my dream wardrobe : oversized clothes, big shirts, large trousers, blazers, sneakers, big chunky knits. Both Harry and Sally do. As a matter of fact, I think my favorite outfit from the film is Harry’s in this picture.

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White trainers, high waisted jeans and a cream jumper. One of my goals in life is to actually own the exact same outfit one day. We all have silly dreams right? Actually no, it’s not silly. It makes me happy just looking at it. I’d add gold hoop earrings like these ones and voilà! I quite like Meg Ryan’s jumper as well, though I don’t really wear skirt but might give it a go this winter… Actually, let’s be real I won’t, but I will sometimes contemplate the idea.

Would it make me less of a woman to wear men’s clothes? What are men’s clothes anyway? Also why do I feel extremely feminine in what one would call “men’s clothes”?

Speaking of skirts, and the fact that I’m way more inclined to wear a man’s outfit judging from this picture reminds me of an anecdote. When I was a kid and would say funny things my mother would write them down. She has a few post-it notes that she has kept with family pictures. One of these notes says :

Elsa, 4 years and one week old (isn’t it annoying when people say, “oh my son? He’s 38 weeks old!” I understand it makes sense when you’re really small, but 4 years and one week old I mean, what even is that? Anyway.) Seeing a lady wearing a suit I said : “I don’t like it, she’s dressed like a dad.

Well, I strongly disagree with my former self. First off, how stereotypical of me. But also I was 4 so… Still it’s interesting. Would it make me less of a woman to wear men’s clothes? What are men’s clothes anyway? Also why do I feel extremely feminine in what one would call “men’s clothes”? I don’t really have answers I’m afraid. What I do know is that I tend to like and appreciate clothes that would potentially be qualified as more “masculine”. Of course Diane Keaton in Woody Allen’s films is a great exemple of that. It definitely inspired me but I can strongly say, it’s not a phase, I’ve been feeling this way for so long, I shop in men’s sections, I’d gladly steal my partner’s wardrobe (he’s so well dressed as well, it’s almost annoying how chic he is), and when I watch Seinfeld though I find Elaine’s wardrobe interesting, I’m drawn to Jerry’s.

I think it partially has to do with comfort. In fact, I touched on that before.

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On an other note, this cream sweater is perfection and it’s very 2018 if I do say so myself. So in this picture, I’d wear Sally’s outfit. I’d quite like to get myself a similar item for this winter.

You know how sometimes a film is just so damn perfect, you feel sad just thinking what the (your?) world would be without it? Right. Not only the story and dialogues of When Harry Met Sally are phenomenal but the styling is very inspiring and timeless.

Do you come back to a specific film for style inspiration? Did you understand my rambling paragraph about masculine style?

Share your thoughts people!