LE CHOIX de Mon Petit Chou Chou
Happy Thankgiving mes cheries! When I approached Noelani of Mon Petit Chou Chou for Le Choix Trois I hadn’t thought about how perfect she would be for this special day, but when trying to pick her most favourite three things, she came back to me saying: ‘Picking the three things you can’t live without was a lot harder than I thought. It is too easy to take for granted all we have and I am certainly guilty of this myself. Thinking about what three items I would be able to save really made me thankful for all I am so fortunate to have….!!!’
Beautiful on the inside & beautiful on the outside, the incredible stylish Noelani of Mon Petit Chou Chou is this week’s Le Choix. J’adore Mon Petit Chou Chou. It’s not only the French name, but Noelani really brings that ‘je ne sais quoi’ feeling to her blog.
Noelani founded her blog just earlier this year, to explore her creative aspirations, and totally loves the blogging process! In between sharing her fabulous taste with us, she works as a consultant. A job she describes as the thing she is least passionate about in life. It involves negotiating grants and contracts for researchers at a major hospital, but she has taken time off to develop the blog, took some classes, and wants to go back into the retail/fashion sector. Maybe one day she’ll open her own store. Well if her blog is a just a taste of the goods we can buy, LCT will be lining up the first day Noelani’s store opens its doors!
Noelani just started to work at a cute boutique in Boston, called Looc. They carry to-die for lines (Isabel Marant, Tila March, and Rag and Bone to name a few!) and she blogs about them too (Tres Looc: http://loocboutique.blogspot.com/). When not at work, she is at home with her family, which include a wonderful, supportive husband, and two spoiled rotten pups- a Chihuahua called Tyrone and a bullmastiff named Kiki. (LCT says interesting combination of dogs and names, n’est-ce pas?). She loves to cook (look up her amazing pumpin cheesecake!), cleaning (!), walking the dogs and shopping!
Enough about Noelani, let’s see what she has chosen! Here is
LE CHOIX de Mon Petit Chou Chou!
After a few minutes of thoughtful reflection and thankfulness, I decided to just rock out with my three items and have fun! They are not items I wear often, nor would I necessarily, but they are items that are all precious to me. My day-to-day style is a mix of high and low. I deeply appreciate luxury designer goods, but have to balance it all out, and keep the bottom line intact (or my husband sees red!). I try to dress fashion forward but not too trend based. I love Miu Miu, Christian Louboutin, Hermes, and Chanel but I still frequent TJ Maxx (a discount chain in the US), Forever 21, H and M and Zara. It’s all in how you mix them.
1. Pucci sheath dress
Buying this last year was a watershed moment in my fashion life. It represents my whimsical, audacious, loud print loving inner wild child. It also signifies a time in my life where I could finally walk into a major department store, totally splurge on something like this- and not worry about whether I could afford my rent! Fear not, my next splurge and next step in my fashion life have already been plotted, it will be the iconic Birkin bag (which I just saw featured in another LCT feature!). I somehow imagine my life will be complete when I have one (kidding……maybe). I don’t have children yet so I can get away with statements like that!
2. Amethyst Earrings and Cocktail ring
My husband gets to take the credit for my second choice(s). Yes, I cheated a bit here, I suppose they are technically two items but I am counting them as one for the sake of this post! Wonderful husband bought these for me last year for Christmas, all on his own. It means so much to me when someone puts a lot of thought into a gift and I LOVE that he did. I have been known to give him rather detailed hints or lists when gift giving season rolls around, but he went out on a limb last year and had major success. As he all too well knows, I have a passion for vintage and estate jewellery. I love to imagine who might have worn the earrings and where they have traveled before they got to me. The earrings and ring are such statement pieces, conversation starters, a meaningful gift from my husband, my birthstone, and one of my favourite items in my wardrobe (engagement ring and band aside, which we also got at Skinner Auction House, where these beauties came from).
3. Sky high Christian Louboutin patent booties
My third choice is probably the most insensible of them all! I confess, I am a totally shoe crazy. Little gets me as excited as a great pair of well-designed, well crafted, shoes. The more outrageous and insensible they are, likely the better. These fit the bill on all prerequisites. They were much too expensive and are far too high for me to even wear for an extended amount of time. But aren’t they lovely? And sometimes that is all that matters.