Today I am taking you to a hill around my home where we love to have a walk and it has a wonderful panoramic view overlooking at the city
where we love to drink a cup of wine. It is a relaxing place that reminds me the woods in the South of France where I grew up. Ok don’t think I was raised by wolves like Moogly although I love this cartoon! This autumn outfit has a little Canadian touch with a plaid flannel shirt (I am fascinated by the Canadian woodcutters with their plaid shirt although I feel concerned about the protection of the forest!), a denim button skirt and some black over-the-knee boots. If you love too the Canadian lumberjacks and want to get another outfit idea on how to wear the plaid shirt, check out the article lumberjack shirt. Bisous, Melissa ♡
Plaid shirt – Stradivarius
Skirt – Pull&Bear
Boots – Rumbo
In the region where I live, people say there is no autumn and that we suddenly switch from wearing a swimsuit to a coat. Actually the weather is still nice although the seawater is becoming fresh. I know the mild temperatures will not last very long so I am trying to make the best of this Indian summer and still enjoy spending the week-end at the beach. I am having on here a boho jumpsuit with some Indian prints and a few hippie chic jewels. The shooting is taking place around a lovely little cove surrounded by some mountains ending into the water. I love so much this place to relax, have a picnic, scuba dive and hike. By the way, I have to tell you the story about my last bath of the year which was epic: I stepped accidentally on a big octopus that decided to follow me until I leaved the water running like crazy and screaming « I’m followed by a furious octopus!! » ! Obviously everybody on the beach looked at me like « Whatever, she is just blond » (big moment of loneliness). Of course I looked even more crazy when I started to accuse my boyfriend » Why didn’t you rescue me, I could have been attacked by a big white shark in front of you and you would just be laughing while watching me? ». Nobody really believed my story so I decided to go back to the water to have a face to face with this octopus and prove I was not lying…. but the animal found me before and started to embrace me with its sticky tentacles! Big scream again, no reaction from the beach and another moment of loneliness…Scandalous right? Ah, can’t believe that winter is coming! Bisous, Melissa ♡
Boho jumpsuit – Zara
Jewels – Bijou Brigitte / hippie market
Sandals – Les p’tites bombes
Have you ever tried to wear culottes? You know these cropped pants that hang like a skirt, but are actually pants! I thought they were totally has-been and until the day I decided to try them on just for curiosity´s sake and….shame on me I got trapped, I love them! Yes culottes are back this year and you might soon steal them from your grand-ma´s wardrobe! Still have doubts? Here are some pros and cons about culottes:
- These loose and flowy pants are so comfy, it´s like wearing a skirt without the risk to show your underwear when there is too much wind
- They work with nearly everything as long as you wear heels: crop top, shirt, jacket etc.
- You can wear them anywhere to any occasion from the workplace or parties!
- You were forced to wear them as a child, never liked it and you are not a fashion victim.
- That might be a reason for your boyfriend to break up with you because usually men don´t want to date with their grand-ma.
- They are not flattering the silhouette so they can be risky if you are not tall and slim like Gisele Bunchen.
If you want to avoid the risk to look like a potato bag, the basic rule is to wear culottes with heels. On these pictures taken in an abandoned factory, I am wearing culottes within a khaki co-ord set and a body jewelry to style the outfit. So what do you think about culottes? Bisous, Melissa ♡
Co-ord set – Pull & Bear
Necklace – Bijou Brigitte
Shoes – Rumbo
I have finally found the coolest casual item for the summer that can be worn anytime and anywhere (except to climb the Everest or to go to bed maybe)! I am speaking about the denim dress that is a good classic to have when you don’t know what to wear. That day I am having on a denim dress with some silver shoes and the dream mermaid purse to have a walk in Cabo de Palos. It is a little fisherman’s village, which has lovely little creeks with crystal water, and it also has an amazing marine reserve where I love to dive (don’t wear it to dive neither, not practical). By the way, if you don’t want to get the total denim look of Katy Perry or Britney Spears at the MTV VMA, avoid absolutely denim accessories when you wear a denim dress! Anyway denim matches with everything so just have fun! Bisous, Melissa ♡
Dress – Zara
Hat – American Apparel
Bag – Asos
Shoes – Rumbo
As I use to spend the week-end at the beach during half of the year, I am always looking for new cool items for summer and a striped outfit is perfect to chill out on the seaside. Ok so the classic striped shirt: Check I already have (see my outfit here). What else? Striped pant? No thanks I don’t want to look like Beetlejuice twerking on the dance floor, this is for Miley Cirus 😉 So today I have on a striped maxi-skirt with a white off-shoulder top, crazy orange heel shoes …and last but not least a striped purse that totally matches with the skirt (so perfect, it is creating an optic effect hidding my purse to the stealers ahah)! Finally stripes really rock with everything effortless and are never out of style. So I leave you with these wonderful pastel colors that occur for a very short moment at the end of the day. I feel so lucky to enjoy such a beautiful landscape every week. Bisous, Melissa ♡
Skirt – Zara
Purse – Petit Bateau
Top – A beach shop
Shoes – Minelli
Anklet – Dixi shop
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