Mani Monday – Allez les Bleus Edition

We could not help it. Like everyone else, we got caught up in World Cup fever while in Paris. When France won the excitement was contagious.  My son had to have a jersey.  In typical French fashion, there is no shortage of style in the logo wear.   I was tempted by this striped shirt  and this t-shirt with the crest.  I picked up a jacket (above) in Paris that I have been wearing non-stop to and from Pilates or for walks.  I continue my support with the coq gaulois crest on this week’s mani.  I can not wait for the semi-final game against Belgium tomorrow.  Allez les Bleus!

The manicure and nail art are by Olive & June.  The color is “Surrounded by Studs” by Essie Gel Couture.

Items in the photos include:

Nike Jacket (similar here)

Hermes Sandals (similar here)

Captain Tee (so soft!)

Polka Dot Heart Long Sleeve Tee

Striped Tee

Navy Raffia Mule

Ruffled Neck Gingham Shirt

Striped Tee

Striped Pouch

Denim Weave Shirt

Amour Tee

Polka-Dot Slide

Star Silk Tee


Geometric Silk Top

FFF Soccer Ball (considering this as decor for my son’s bookshelves)

Woven Cross-body (also here)

Happy Monday!



It all started in Paris with these shoes…


The purchase of these Adidas by Stella McCartney navy leopard shoes was the seed for this blog.  I bought them on our first trip out of the country and away from our son in the fall of 2014.  We went to Paris for my sixth time and my husband’s first trip there. They replaced the walking shoes I had brought that turned out to be less comfortable than I anticipated.   Additionally, you can’t just wear any old pair of shoes in Paris.

Climbing up to Sacre-Coeur
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Sacre Couer
Goofing off in the 6th Arrondissement

At the time I thought about all the adventures I would have in my navy leopard shoes and that it would be a fun name for a blog.  Almost two years later,  The Navy Leopard was born.

The shoes are very comfortable and are one of my favorite pairs.  They are sold out, but here is a similar style that I think would mix just as well with other patterns and solids.

Here’s to planting seeds!