LE MONT ST MICHEL

Paris, a few weeks back. It's a rainy Sunday and my friends and I are strolling through Le Marais (that's what you do in Paris on Sundays). We come across LE MONT ST MICHEL - a brand I'd heard of and lusted after from afar. Obviously I went in, obviously I became obsessed.

Both the store and the aesthetic were clean but not serious. Let's say Wes Anderson decided to go minimalist, then go French, but stayed fun while losing his American friendliness. You're getting the idea. 

LE MONT ST MICHEL - Second Floor Flat
LE MONT ST MICHEL - Second Floor Flat
LE MONT ST MICHEL - Second Floor Flat
LE MONT ST MICHEL - Second Floor Flat

LE MONT ST MICHEL was originally a workwear brand that began in Britian in 1913, so they're currently celebrating their 100th anniversary. It's a family business, and they really value their heritage which gives them that many more points in my point-collecting book. 

LE MONT ST MICHEL - Second Floor Flat
LE MONT ST MICHEL - Second Floor Flat
LE MONT ST MICHEL - Second Floor Flat

If you aren't in Paris, then you're no one.

Just kidding - what I was actually going to say is that you can still shop LE MONT ST MICHEL online at Mychameleonplace des tendances, and L'Exception - which, if I'm not mistaken, is the coolest name for a site ever.

Madewell and Steven Alan also stock the brand, so keep those peepers peeled. 

Chic and Really Cheap

Sunday mornings are basically my favorite time of the week.  It's just me and this dude, drinking coffee, eating croissants, and dog-stalking.  

After days of wearing a white button-down, striped t-shirt, and skinny Levi's, I decided to shake things up and show those (literal) dogs at the park some action.

In other words, I wore a skirt.

Daily Outfit - Second Floor Flat
Daily Outfit - Second Floor Flat

My black lace pencil skirt was a gift from a lovely former boss. It was purchased at the now-defunct U.S. version of Apart (RIP). -$0

My oh-so-casually-tied Fair Isle Cardigan was also a gift, given to me in my Brooklyn days. It's originally from the thrift store. -$0

My dinosaur t-shirt is homemade.  -$0

My Marais USA black leather chelsea boots were a birthday gift a few years back, but were originally priced at $218. -$0 

My black faux leather handbag is from H&M. -£14.99$24

 
Daily Outfit - Second Floor Flat

This means that the total cost of my outfit was only £14.99 / $24. Sure, that's a little cheeky since most of the pieces that I'm wearing were given to me, but my point here is that hand-me-downs and gifts shouldn't be undervalued. Throw 'em together and you can make a pretty good outfit for next to nothing, as they say. 

For more personal style stuff, check out Daily Outfits where I post a photo of my outfit every day, for better or for worse. 

Also, here's a cat

Black Cat - Second Floor Flat