Archive for September 7th, 2011

Guest blogger: Nicole of Graph Paper Heart

07 Sep

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While I’m away this week on vacation, I leave you in very capable hands. I hope you enjoy my guest bloggers as much as I do and that they gain new fans. Enjoy!

xo, f

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Hi, I’m Nicole from Graph Paper Heart! Thanks for having me, Fabienne.

I like rules. They help guide us in things like driving, courtesy, even fashion. I also like breaking rules. Maybe that’s where the real fun lies. But sometimes I get hung up on rules, even when I know breaking them can be great. So I decided to try and break one of my own ‘fashion rules’, I wanted to do a don’t. Mostly I think sweaters and shorts look quite silly together. I know, there are fall shorts, and there are summerweight sweaters. But still… the stigma remained for me. So how can I wear a decidedly fall sweater with shorts and make it work for me?



Firstly, I started with a more autumn-y palette. I know I’m looking forward to fall, and rich browns, reds and black make that happen easily.  Then to make sure it still seemed sunny weather appropriate, I added sunglasses and a topknot. The lace socks were just because I felt like it. Then red lips to top it all off. What do you think, does it work? I felt great in it, and not at all weird like I thought I would! Just goes to show that sometimes you just need to do that don’t.

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Camel + black striped sweater, sunglasses: Forever 21, red ribbed tank: Target, dark denim cuffed shorts: Gap, black lace socks, chevron earrings: H&M, red flats: Buffalo Exchange, black bag with grey hearts: c/o Krustbracelets: Forever 21, JewelMint, thrift finds


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