LE CHOIX D’ A GIRL IN BOSTON
Again excuses to all of you loyal LCT fans for letting you wait so long, but here it is: A New & Fresh Le Choix Trois, introducing this week’s Belle Lissy from A girl in Boston. I love Lissy’s blog, ‘cause this lady kills colour like nobody else does. Next to that she is never to shy to try new things and she has an amazing array of accessories.
Lissy started blogging about a year ago. For someone who is such a fashion lover, she was really oblivious to the blogging world for a long time. Somehow she started following a bunch of blogs and was so inspired by the every day style of other bloggers that she decided she would make her own contribution to the blogosphere. From a young age, what she wore, what bag she carried and how she looked mattered to her. As a teenager she had an artistic flare that she used to exhibit by drawing covers and editorials from fashion magazines. Somehow as she got older, she left that part of her creative self behind and ended up pursuing a career in business and finance. Lissy works long, hard days and despite regular 12 hours workdays, she still truly enjoys the creative outlet that blogging has provided her. Plus she has met some fabulous people by doing this. Lissy has made both virtual and real world friends from it!
When it comes to style this Girl in Boston really enjoys mixing high street with high-end designer labels and she loves COLOUR! And if you visit her blog you’ll see she’s a huge fan of anything pearl embellished, frilly, girly and whimsical. Lissy’s favorite high-end labels are Chanel, Miu Miu, Valentino and Moschino but she mixes that all up with Zara, H&M, Talbots and DVF. Fashion to her is fun, a way of expressing herself and getting dressed is something she looks forward to!
As a Le Choix Belle, choosing her three favourite things was hard. She mailed me that her first two picks were relatively easy, but the third was the wild card. With a wardrobe like hers, we totally feel her pain ;-)
Curious? Here’s Le Choix D’ A Girl in Boston
1. Diamond rings
I’ll admit, this is a wee bit of a cheat. I have two rings that mean the world to me so I couldn’t choose just one. The first is a ring that was given to me by my mother on my twenty-second birthday. It belonged to my great Aunt Anne who gave it to my mother. When I was a small child, my mother lost it. It was always too big on her but she wore it anyway and one day it was gone. Then lo and behold, she found it crushed in the driveway, having been run over. It took multiple trips to many jewelers over many years before she finally found one that could repair it. It’s a vintage art deco platinum ring with diamonds and sapphires. Nothing could ever replace it and it’s something I cherish.
The other ring was a gift to me for a milestone birthday and I’ll keep which milestone (and how old I really am) to myself. Since it was a big birthday, my family wanted to get me something that would be special and timeless. My sister went to her jeweler who showed her a beautiful pendant necklace. But knowing me, and knowing that I like very big statement necklaces, she knew the little pendant wouldn’t really be my thing. So she had the jeweler make the pendant into a white gold and diamond ring. It was such a special and thoughtful gift that I wear every day and not a day goes by that it doesn’t make me remember how lucky I am.
2. Chanel bag
This was the first really big gift that I bought for myself and it was the first anything Chanel that I owned. I’ve always loved the Chanel aesthetic; the pearls, the chain straps, the quilting. And while I buy high end items that are classic, the ubiquitous Chanel flap isn’t totally my style. Don’t get me wrong, I love the classics, but my own personal look has a little bit of an edge so I bought this bag that has the classic quilting (my version with chains) and a bit of a different shape. Buying this bag was a big deal for me and I remember the day I bought it vividly. I made my way to Neiman Marcus after work, bought the bag and then took myself out for wine, oysters and dinner to celebrate.
3. Miu Miu sandals
The first two of my le choix trois were easy. The third one was somewhat of a mind cramp for me. But anyone who knows me well knows that my real weakness is shoes. I do have a large variety of flats but my real love is for sky high heels. If you’ve ever been to Boston you know that it’s a walking city but the sidewalks are not really walking friendly with all the bricks and cobblestones. In spite of that, I still teeter and prance about town in the highest of platforms and heels. So it was only appropriate for me to choose a favorite pair of shoes for my last item. This pair is a pair of python platform Miu Miu sandals that I bought just this year but they have quickly made their way up my list of favorites. They have all the things I look for in a shoe. Platform, check. Sky high heel, check. Make my legs look a million miles long, check!