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DRESSING LIKE A FRENCH WOMAN FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old dressed like a french woman in stripes, a navy blazer, white jeans, and sneakers

I want to wish all of you a Happy International Women’s Day! Today is a day set aside to celebrate women, although we should celebrate women every day instead of only one year a day. There is a theme for today, and it is #choosetochallenge. To change the mindset of how women are viewed and treated, we have to celebrate women who have had great accomplishments.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old dressed like a french woman for International Women's Day in stripes, a navy blazer, white jeans, and navy flats

I searched for famous quotes from women to include in this article, and I was thrilled to find so many to choose from. I had heard some of these quotes before, but I didn’t know who said them.

1.

“Life is tough, my darling, but so are you”  –  Stephanie Bennet Henry

2.

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself and not a second-rate version of someone else.”  –  Judy Garland.

3.

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”  –  Eleanor Roosevelt.

4.

“If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.”  –  Margaret Thatcher.

5.

“Every woman’s success should be an inspiration to another. We’re strongest when we cheer each other on.”  –  Serena Williams.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old dressed like a french woman in stripes, a navy blazer, white jeans, and red high heels

I was thinking of a way for me to celebrate International Women’s Day, and I decided that I should stick to my roots. Not my roots in a genetic sense, but in a fashion sense. So, I decided to try my hand at dressing like a French woman. Since I am not french, this is a total gamble on my part, but there are a few things that I know about French women.

Dressing Like A French Woman

French women are very stylish. They believe in quality over quantity and will invest in items that will last. French women develop their own style and don’t follow every trend. That doesn’t mean that they don’t dabble in trends, but they incorporate a trend into their own personal style.

French women like to look polished and put together; however, they don’t like to look like they tried too hard. You might see a French woman dressed perfectly, but her hair might be tousled. Some of the things that a French woman is known for would be a beautiful red lip, trench coats, their love of neutrals, and stripes.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old dressed in a striped top and a navy blazer with gold buttons

The Dagne Dover Classic Tote is a perfect neutral handbag. This handbag is a coated canvas bag, and it can serve as a work bag and a fashion accessory. It is a nice large size, and it will hold a 15″ laptop. It has a padded compartment on one side that is perfect for the laptop or iPad, and it still has enough room for all of your other essentials. I’ve had this handbag for years, and it still looks brand new.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old dressed like a french woman in stripes, a navy blazer, and white jeans

Stripes are a classic pattern that you will be able to wear for years. I love the v-neck style and the longer length of this striped tee. This is a nice roomy tee, but I still ordered a size large to make sure that it didn’t highlight any lumps in my tummy region.

This navy double-breasted jacket with the large gold buttons is one that I’ve had for a bit. I would probably never wear this jacket buttoned, I prefer it to hang loose.

I love the material’s thickness, and I think that the blazer is very chic, very classic, very polished, and very flattering. The blazer is a size 12, and I love the way that it fits. The jacket is almost completely sold out, so I’ll link to some similar ones for you.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old is wearing white cropped jeans and sneakers

This high-rise cropped flare jean has a cut hem look. The high-rise cropped jean is one that you will be seeing a lot of this spring and summer. The good thing about these jeans is that they look good with sneakers, flats, and heels, so they are very versatile. It has taken me a while to get used to them, but I am starting to come around. I ordered my usual size 30 in these, but I think that they are too tight through the waist. I already have a size 31 on order for me since I like these jeans a lot.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old dressed for International Women's Day in stripes, a navy blazer, white jeans, and navy flats

Speaking of flats…these navy flats are a pair from Appleseeds that I wore in a post on Friday. The flats are flashy, but they are fashionable and they pick up on the navy stripe and the navy blazer. The whole outfit is cohesive looking, and that makes it look like some thought and effort went into the look.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old dressed like a french woman in a striped tee, a navy blazer, white cropped jeans, and red pumps

I had to add my favorite red high heel pumps to the look. To me, these pumps take the outfit from a casual and everyday look, to glamourous and date-night worthy. The large gold AVI hoop earrings, and the Beckett gold link necklace and bracelet are swoon-worthy, and give the whole outfit an elevated style.

Fashion Blogger 50 Is Not Old dressed like a french woman in stripes, a navy blazer with gold buttons, white jeans, and red high heel pumps

I am celebrating this month because it is Joe’s Birthday month. He told me that I couldn’t make a big deal out of his birthday. I don’t think that announcing for the entire world to see is making a big deal. Lol! So, randomly, each week, I am going to pick a winner for a gift. The gifts will vary in size and price, and I will pick the winner from the comments that I receive during the week.

This past week’s winner is…..Rory! Keep commenting and you might be next week’s winner.

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To God Goes The Glory!

Psalms 119:105

105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

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  1. Christa wrote:

    Looking classy and classic!

    Posted 3.9.21 Reply
  2. Sandra DeMars wrote:

    Love this look!

    Posted 3.9.21 Reply
  3. Joy M. wrote:

    Love this look with the red heels!!

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  4. Marilyn Estes wrote:

    Really like this look on you. It also has a,nautical look to me as well.

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  5. Sue wrote:

    Love your French woman look!
    Nice to have some fun with fashion!

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  6. Melinda Bernal wrote:

    Tania- I like your French look! I also like how you are celebrating women, while incorporating scripture into your blog. It is very refreshing. Your fashion ideas keep me inspired. I can relate to your classic and trendy style. I would describe myself the same way. Thanks for the format and fun!

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  7. Kim wrote:

    Love the outfit, especially with the red!
    I would wear my white skinny crops and have a MK purse almost identical!

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  8. Lucy wrote:

    Love the red heels! Every girl needs some red shoes!

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  9. Kim wrote:

    Are you wearing socks with the sneakers? I am finding it hard to wear shoes without socks. Lately it’s been too cold to try. I like the definition of a french woman and finding her own style.

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Nope, Kim. I have a hard time wearing socks with anything.

      Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  10. Amy wrote:

    Hi Tania! Looks fabulous…especially the heels. My daughter is known to throw on a red beret once in a while and she looks so cute – usually pairs it with navy. I would look ridiculous, but she says you have to act like it looks GREAT, and it will!!😄

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  11. Diane S. wrote:

    You make a fabulous French woman!

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  12. aimee spencer wrote:

    I Love the red heels 👠 the best with the French
    outfit! That was a nice lesson today. Everyday you inspire me. Happy Birthday to Joe!

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  13. Kathy wrote:

    Classic look. I wish I could wear white jeans but I’m too fat. Any alternatives? Bleached jeans?

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Kathy, wear the white jeans. It is your mind that is the issue, not the jeans. If you are self-conscious, then wear a long cardigan with them. It will help you feel better until you are brave enough to wear them alone.

      Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  14. Penny Jo wrote:

    A gorgeous classic look with the heels, tennis shoes, or flats. I like the purse but it was not available the color you are wearing.

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  15. Cara MacNinch wrote:

    Love the looks, especially with the red heels.

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  16. Peggy wrote:

    Love the look. I am a more casual person (now that I’m retired!) but in love the red heels. Thanks for sharing!!

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  17. Melanie wrote:

    Navy and white are one of my favorite outfits. The red heels set of it off… totally classic!

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  18. kellie johnson wrote:

    Love everything about this outfit. It is casual yet looks polished and put together. I must purchase a pair of red pumps.

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  19. Nancy M. wrote:

    That’s my kind of outfit! Maybe I’m a little bit French! Lol!
    I love the look on you Tania. Always like the classic look of stripes and adding a blazer elevates it.
    Beautiful!
    And…happy birthday to Joe. What is his date, did you say? March is a huge birthday month in our family. My mother turned 100 yesterday!!! Quite a feat!

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  20. Sharolyn wrote:

    I really like this outfit with the red pumps. Very stylish!

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  21. Mindy wrote:

    Quote#3 is my all time favorite. Not a fan of the ragged hem, but love the look!

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  22. Lori wrote:

    Very beautiful and classy outfit! You would fit right in as a Parisian!!!!

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  23. kristin wrote:

    I like celebrating! I like the quotes you found and that you took the time to include who said them! Cheers to you Tania! I also celebrate all women, may we all take time to realize we are uniquely special, some might not have realized what that is yet.
    I also love this outfit. I like seeing the two shoe choices. seeing those beautiful red shoes gets me thinking of getting some! Even though my feet would be so mad at me.

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  24. RORY wrote:

    Thank you for your quotes from women. Very nice. I like your outfit with the blue flats.

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  25. Lisa Castro wrote:

    You look Fabulous as always.

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  26. Mich wrote:

    Happy Womans Day !
    I Love these quotes and the outfit. I adore French style.

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  27. Pat Ferguson wrote:

    Have always loved navy and white together. Crisp!

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  28. Deanna wrote:

    Great classic outfit! Love the stripes, the blazer, the white jeans and your jewelry choices. Thanks for showing the different looks with the shoes. Last week a woman on the street commented on how much she liked a little gold leather crossbody purse I was carrying while wearing a casual outfit. It made my day. It’s great to be a woman!

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
  29. Nancy wrote:

    I love that you show us easy effortless styles! Thank you.

    Posted 3.8.21 Reply
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