Chanel made the supermarket chic...

This spring, Chanel's Fall 2014 Ready-to-Wear collection made the supermarket chic in a way none had ever imagined. On this rainy, Chattanooga Monday afternoon I too took a trip to the market - the brand new Publix in my neighborhood to be exact (how exciting!). Chanel's show made a connection I often make myself - the one between the worlds of both fashion and food. Trends. It is all about trends. If you are lucky enough to be Karl Lagerfeld - or another fashion legend - you are making the trends, which we then adapt and follow.

Food is the same way. We eat things when dining out - at least I do - that we might not be confident enough to cook in our own kitchen. However, after we have tried them out, we adapt them to our lives and make them more accessible.

It's all about life - everyday life - and how we adapt it to work in our situation. This is true of both food and fashion.

 

Chanel makes (grocery) shopping chic.

 

Unfortunately, today I found it rather hard to make the supermarket appear as chic as Lagerfeld did in his show. Apparently, taking photographs of yourself in the market is strange... Who knew?

However, today my outfit was all about my life and how I needed to function today. As previously stated, it was raining (cats and dogs, might I add) on and off for the better part of the day. I was running about to meetings and clearly, to the market. Some days, function over takes and becomes a priority over that sundress you picked out to wear the night before.

 

Am I killing it like Cara Delevingne in Chanel or no? Don't answer that...

 

Wearing - my perfect black shirt by Express, my favorite jeans by Lucky Brand rolled at the ankle, marigold yellow bag by Rebecca Minkoff, black modified t-strap heels, and jewelry by me - JoLeigh Designs. Hair twisted into a top knot - because when the weather is bad what is the point after all.

 

Up close accessory details.

 

I could honestly roam around the grocery for hours. I find it to be a highly visually stimulating place - unless that place is Wal-Mart (yuck). It is something about the colors, mainly the produce section. I can honestly gain inspiration from the color palettes created by the fruits and vegetables - they were particularly beautiful today.

 

Warm shades created by

 

Fresh greens and reds

 

Exotic

 

Cool greens

 

The beauty in life is really everywhere.

So - wondering what I had to eat? 

Baked, stuffed calm filled with clams, scallops, shrimp, and red peppers. Seafood pasta salad made from lump crap meat and shrimp with shell pasta.

 

I needed a quicker, easier option for my dinner-for-one this evening. Both things I picked were delicious and fresh tasting. Clearly I was in the mood for seafood!

 

Until we eat again - Jodi 

"The Fashionable Foodie"

also find me at www.joleighdesigns.com 

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For more information about the topics mentioned in this article visit these links:

Chanel

www.chanel.com

Lucky Brand

www.luckybrand.com

Express

www.express.com

Rebecca Minkoff

www.rebeccaminkoff.com

Yellow Deli and floral prints.

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