4/4/11

L'esprit de l'escalier.

|| Wearing Old Navy tee and H&M Bracelet (Seen before here), Hill road pants, Scarf - cut from a dress, Gold hoops - Accessorize ||








"People in France have a phrase: 'staircase wit.' In French: L'esprit de l'escalier. It means that moment you find the answer,it's too late. Its the riposte to an insult or any witty remark that comes to the mind WAY too late to be useful. The moment you leave the venue of the occasion... as you start down the stairway — magic. The fierce, tough, can-tear you-apart remark comes to your head- the perfect thing you should've said. The perfect crippling put-down.

That's the spirit of the stairway.


25 comments:

  1. HAhah trust the french to have a word for such a situation, which happens to most of us ALL the time
    As always you look bloody brilliant!

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  2. Your pants are lovely !!!!! Gorgeous! Great blog <3

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  3. Ooo love how you've style this look, very Parisian Chic! xoxo

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  4. gorgeous outfit, you look so sophisticated and gorgeous!
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  5. great outfit, i love your pants.
    xx

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  6. Cute outfit. I like the pants.

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  7. Very chic outfit, and you're so gorgeous! And "staircase wit" happens to me all the time! I'm horrible with comebacks! Haha

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  8. pretty you and i love you put together ,so well.;D

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  9. Love Love The outfit! you're stunning!

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  10. Loved your hair do and loved the way you have used that scarf :)

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  11. Love the way you've done your hair. Very pretty

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  13. Very chic, love the trousers with the scarf ;)
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  14. i love the pants masoom!

    where in hill road are they from?!
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  16. I love the entire outfit! I came across your blog today and had to follow! :)

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  17. You look fabulous and love the saying x

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  18. your clothes are fabulous! :) and so is your entire blog! I cant get over your CLOTHES! amazing!

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