I’ll be honest, the word 'quaintrelle' hadn't entered my vocabulary until I came across its definition on Instagram the other day, and now it's embedded in my mind because, well, who doesn't want to be a quaintrelle - 'a woman who emphasises a life of passion expressed through personal style, leisurely pastimes, charm, and cultivation of life’s pleasures', apparently (according to Wikipedia).
In fitting with the noun I decided to post a few images from my recent Paris trip (above) for you fellow quaintrelles, which capture some of the elements of the definition, and some of my life’s pleasures and leisurely pastimes: fashion, style, shopping, window-shopping, food, eating out, travel and, of course, occasionally being a little pretentious.
One of my most recent fashion/style purchases are my Dune heels which I bought in the shopping mecca that is, Selfridges; I decided not to take them to Paris simply because of their height – roaming helplessly around Paris, without a car, in these 4-inchers did not appeal to me, but I've been wearing them non-stop since I've been back. This is how I have incorporated them in to my 'personal style'.
Bowler Hat - Topshop
Skirt - old
Shoes - Dune at Selfridges