French style inspiration

French style inspiration

I just fell in love with this photograph from my favourite French magazine “La Femme Majuscule”. I thought I would have some fun and re-create a similar look. So I dug out my pink jacket with lace insets. I have worn it on several occasions since I bought it to wear at my son’s wedding three years ago. 


I am wearing my coat with straight white jeans similar USA & UK plus a pair of trainers for a more casual look. I previously wore this coat for a summer trip to the theatre in London. On that occasion, I teamed it with a pair of black trousers, black top and black sandals. Once I have made an investment purchase I believe in getting as much wear as possible from the piece by mixing it with other items in my wardrobe.

French style inspiration

My coat is by PauleKa. A selection of her designs are available at Harvey Nichols They are excellent for weddings and special occasions.

French style inspiration

This white eyelet top is the nearest I could find in my wardrobe to the lacy top worn by the chic French woman. Top by WinserLondon.

My rose gold jewellery completes the look. I love rose gold and the combination of rose gold and pearls is a winner in my opinion. The above hoops are from my favourite jewellery brand Claudia Bradby. They design modern delicate jewellery and specialise in peals at reasonable prices. Pearls that are designed to be worn on a daily basis. My duo pearl earrings are among my favourites (seen here). Earrings above seem to be sold out similar. A selection of Rose gold hoop earrings at Nordstrom.

PS. I am off to York later today to spend time with friends. I have prepared a couple of posts to entertain you this week.

Take a tour with me around York by following my INSTAGRAM. I have been stretching my technical skills and learning how to post “Instagram stories”.

All photographs were taken by Larua Hines at Chiswick House. Follow Laura’s inspiring photography on INSTAGRAM


  1. Linda Boardman Kerr
    14th August 2017 / 14:38

    What particularly stands out to me is how gorgeous you look with the pink lipstick. What brand/shade is it?

    • 15th August 2017 / 09:30

      Hi Linda My pink lipstick is from “look fabulous forever” pink pop. I will be doing a video with this brand on 8th September so watch this space.

  2. Susan B
    14th August 2017 / 14:40

    Such a lovely, summery look! Those pearl earrings are really gorgeous, too.

  3. Judy
    14th August 2017 / 15:12

    That coat is fabulous, Josephine. Love the jewellery too!

  4. Leslie O
    14th August 2017 / 17:02

    You look beautiful in these pictures! Love your hair now.

  5. Lynn Nicholls
    14th August 2017 / 18:39

    I agree with Linda, love the pink lipstick on you! What brand/ colour is it please?

  6. 14th August 2017 / 18:40

    I have to say that I love your “recreated” look even better than the original, particularly that great 3/4 coat — so versatile. Jewelry is terrific, too, and the pink lipstick works so beautifully w/your coloring. Wonderful photos.

  7. Vicki Sholty
    14th August 2017 / 21:51

    Wow! You look adorable! Your posts just keep getting better and better!

  8. 15th August 2017 / 09:43

    Thank you all for your lovely comments. Off to enjoy York today. Will respond personally when I am back in london. In the meantime follow my trip to York on my Instagram. Click on icon below.

  9. Christine
    15th August 2017 / 18:13

    Fabulous. Love everything about this.

    15th August 2017 / 22:08


    • 20th August 2017 / 11:06

      Thanks, La Contessa. Yes, I do prefer the longer length jacket and not sure pattern trousers are my thing.

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