Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Europe vs. Idaho

Purse: Francesca's // Photos: Taylor Love Studios

Europe.
Read: Europa.
Exquisite, regal, a destination that awaits me.
I went to Norway once, when I was nine, but I don't remember much other than the fjords, the naked statues in Oslo, and the farmland where I stayed.

Were I to catch a plane overseas tomorrow,
I'd probably find myself so out-of-touch with Europe's high fashion standards
that I wouldn't know where to start.

So, I guess I'd begin with the basics.
I'd furnish an outfit that was simple.
Black & white—plain—with a little touch of Europe's own,
a silk scarf from Vienna, Austria and a pair of over-sized sunglasses from Paris.

Though I've never been to Paris or Italy,
I am blessed to have a world-class traveling sister who brings me home little presents with each visit.

Over top of this otherwise summery compilation,
I'd add a casual military jacket that I picked up from a local thrift shop, a pair of riding boots, and maybe some fingerless gloves.
Just for the Europe occasion.

But for now, for me, and for Idaho,
I suppose my Target skinnies & Steve Madden sandals will have to do.
And that's just fine by my book because this outfit says one thing when I look at it:
me.
And that's just the way I like it.

18 comments:

gladley said...

Dear, you'd do just fine in Europe :)

I do have to say I miss the old world every day though. Even though American fall is more spectacular.

Kirsten said...

Oh, Europe. I miss it so much.
Honestly, while there is a definite style to Europe, I think you will find it also depends on the location, just as it is in the USA.

But, I love the European style. Flair. Architecture. History. I could talk about this for hours :)

Kirsten said...

And Gladley,
I'm not so sure. Germany had an incredible fall!

Elisha said...

You look gorgeous -- always. (:

Lily said...

that first pic is a stunner! and so are the others. anywho, I really like your outfit! It's sooooo fabulous. I'd totally go to Europe lookin' like that:)

Katelyn said...

This is a beautiful post. I fantasize of Europe on the daily. If I could live there for awhile...sigh. I can't even think about it sometimes cause it almost makes me sad how much I want to be there. Haha.

- Katelyn

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I would love to visit Europe. Maybe someday?

Denise Lopatka said...

such a cute outfit! love me some Europe too :) xox

Catherine Anne said...

loving the outfit! not practical for my part of europe though! we can only dress like that for about a week of the year haha. the rest of the time you need a jumper on! :) I envy your location for that. enjoy europe when it comes x

amyeli33 said...

I like your outfit. I just don't like scarves or skinny jeans to wear for myself. I can hardly get my ankles out of skinny jeans. And as for scarves, they seem to be an unneccessary bulk for me unless they are worn when it is cold.

I'm not sure if I care much about the latest 80's-type style. I used to read fashion magazines, but I decided not to when I was about 14 or 15 because of the misconception of beauty.

And as for Europe, I don't know. I've never been there. I just know that a lot of new styles start there and don't look that great at times on the runway. I'd rather cover myself up more than a lot of them do.

English Anderson said...

I can't for the life of me figure out how all these Europeans looks so classy 24/7. Husband and friends are lucky if I decide to dry my hair that day, much less look as fantastic as they do! You'd fit in well, I believe, although you might need a jacket in the cooler German weather we have going on.

Chelsea Lennox said...

Love your outfit! I felt so underdressed for most of the 1.5 months I spent travelling Europe. Granted, I was a backpacker..you can't look too glam carrying a backpack the size of an obese toddler. I swear European women all wear heels 24/7...even for just some casual walking to the train. Like, what? Even the people that didn't look like people who would wear heels. It was so odd. Europeans are nicely dressed but I have to say, I much prefer the style of New Zealand girls. They are the best dressed country in my books..my style has changed SO much since I've been here - and in a good way!

Marissa @ Chic Darling said...

We went backpacking in Europe a few years ago and stuck it out with a few maxi dresses, linen pants and dressier tops.

We also made the mistake of landing in Milan initially and had the shock of our lives noticing what others were wearing.

Grace Lynne Fleming said...

one of my favorite posts of yours. not sure why, but it was just too adorable :)

grace
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Jess said...

You keep saying you have no sense of style but girl, you always look cute! Style is what you make it!

Selma said...

You'd do just fine in Europe, even here in Paris ;) It's not so much about trends but about style here, and you have great style!

Meagan Rigney said...

You look great! I have been to Paris and I saw the women looked great because they had amazing accessories. A scarf placed just so and a cute bag and bright lips. You fit in here and overseas just the way you are.

Tulip TrueAim said...

Hi Annelise. You style is so beautiful. I'm an Idahoan too! Do you know any other Idaho Bloggers? I am a new follower. Thank for sharing your life.

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