Paris is no doubt buzzing with more Vespas this week, and clacking with more chic mommies as la rentrée is underway. Back to school, a fresh new start—even though I prefer summer, early fall in Paris makes a good run for the best time of the year. Everyone is energized, fresh, bright, bordering on outright optimism.
While I was putting my rentrée chapeau on, thinking of what I want to focus on this season, I realized I was trying to tackle some pretty monumental stuff—namely, polish off a new book proposal, finish my new apartment renovations (never mind that they haven’t even started), and go on a big, fat trip to someplace new and exotic.
While I still have my fingers crossed for all three of those things, I thought it realistic to focus on more modest rentrée aspirations. Like back to school shopping. Here’s what’s on my list:
Some of those baggy sweat-style pants
A perfectly fit black blazer
A grey shoulder bag (Saint Laurent would do just fine)
Fitted leather pants
Black biker boots
Cowboy booties, grey or maroon
A fabulously soft and feminine blouse
A new shade of lipstick
In other words, I think I need to get to Paris to do some shopping!