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         xo, Francesca Fox

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I'm still struggling to look acceptable in summer fashion. Autumn will always have my heart, and a big reason for that is how fun the clothing pieces are! In summer, it's hot and sweaty and I just want to wear a tank top & shorts like I'm going to Disneyland. But it has come to my attention (by me) that it's time to step it up and enjoy what summer solstice has to offer. Fashion included. The living is said to be easy, so the outfits should follow.



Could you believe I found this Saint Laurent blazer for $50 on theRealReal? This item is identical to the current season's pinstripe blazer which sells for just under $2500. Even my pets are amazed. It's the perfect piece to empower any woman. Blazers instantly dress up ensembles with a sophisticated flare. This piece is very fitted so there is sheer femininity broadcasted.





Saint Laurent has quickly stolen my heart. The pieces are impeccable. Timeless, really. So again, I shopped vintage YSL. This time, at Poshmark. This piece is a different vibe, but elegant just the same. It's a gray jacket with padded shoulders, and there is no football player essence at all. Her debut had to be draped over my shoulders, paired with a turtleneck tank top and a couple work accessories (Bluetooth headset, mask)



Despite not being allowed to try on clothing at Nordstrom, I found this gem by assuming it would fit. This is a BCBGeneration blazer that I purchased with hesitance because of it's color. But the light material and intriguing cuts are why I decided to call this piece mine.




And there you have it, effort in summer fashion.






I never considered myself to have much in common with Carrie Bradshaw. But the way she glorified Manolo Blahnik created some desire, at least to try out the brand. In the past, I have tried the BB Pumps only to find discomfort. Then they went on sale! As if that was going to affect the fit of the shoe... call me a dreamer because I can't handle words that would better suit me for buying not one but two pairs.


They both ended up going back to Nordstrom. But you know what? It was an experience. Not only did I see how little Nordstrom inspects your purchase upon return, but I learned that I am a sucker for a sale. Something to work on and improve!


Note: The pink pair didn't even make it to a photoshoot. Is this how Cinderella's stepsisters felt? My poor feet!





Despite the warning they heeded, I went with my regular size. Note that these are sold out. And the sale was spectacular. Maybe once in a lifetime... okay, once in a season. But still, it pained my to say goodbye. Should I have kept them and sold them on Poshmark for more than I purchased them? Would I have seen a return on my investment, or was a return to Nordstrom best? There wasn't even a time limit, as I purchased these in May and obtained my refund in July. C'est la vie.












HONORABLE MENTION: My new Hermes scarf is a favorite purchase of 2020

THE STORY BEHIND

Based on the design of the La Folle Parade scarf: This young French illustrator creates her first scarf, expressing her whimsical world on silk. This Folle Parade, "an enchanting masquerade straight out of a toy box full of wonders", was inspired by an 18th-century engraving depicting a carnival float in Rome. Humor, fantasy, and a touch of madness emerge from this composition. The float in the center is surmounted by turrets and pulled by a disguised, masked horse. A multitude of strange and humorous tableaux play out around the edges, with wheels, architectural features, masks, tortoises, men with animals' heads, and jacks-in-the-box all busying themselves, frolicking around in constant motion.



Updated: Jul 7

Is it strange that I've wanted this dog carrier for longer than I've wanted a dog? While I was still undecided about the breed, my heart was set on this carrier. As a teenager, I really wanted a Maltese... then a Pomeranian... then a Maltipoo. Well it turned out that a Chihuahua was my destiny. She is lovely, and I'd never trade her. After adding one more chien to the household, it was definitely time to invest in this carrier.


Chienne Bernadette is a stay-at-home Chihuahua. She doesn't love pictures or being pet. Yes, she appreciates being in close proximity to me and I very much appreciate her love language. She's not one for photos, either. Take out a camera and she will immediately lower her ears. We have a different kind of relationship.


Sebastian Phineas is a ham and a half. It takes professional grooming to maintain his coat, which is fine because he is very much willing to have his photo taken. We go for walks every day, and he loves going out. This carrier is more for him. With an opposite love language as his sister, I love him just the same albeit differently.


My best friend's new best friend is the Louis Vuitton Sac Chien 50. All the better to photograph! We found this gem preloved and seemingly unused.


I'm not going to begin to justify this purchase but rather showcase it in ways that are worth a thousand words:











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