Sooo…Raines started kindergarten today. It was…umm…OK. I suppose. The school has done a good job in breaking us in: yesterday the kids went to class for only an hour while the principal talked to the parents, and last week we did a quick orientation (meet the teacher, see the classroom, etc.).
While we were at this orientation, Mike spotted Francine. Like a total creepy-creepster he got this shot from his hip:
I actually love that he does this. Such a supportive guy.
My favorite part about this pic is the look on Francine's face. The eyes speak volumes. This picture perfectly sums up my first-born-goes-to-kindergarten experience.
I did end up introducing myself to Francine (how could I not??) and she is so impossibly chic. Francine is from France, her daughters are both bilingual (Elia and Ondine…OMG I die over those names) and each time I've run into her she looks amazing. Effortlessly chic, rather than just trendy. Fashion as self-expression at it's best. I could probably start a Tumblr called, "What Francine Wears to School Drop-Off" but that's creepier than Mike's hip shot, so I'll refrain.
Of course everything she's wearing is from France (of course it is), so I don't have any helpful links for you…but as we continue to talk about trends over the next few weeks, I'll be keeping Francine's example in mind:
Trends are great…personal style is better.
Francine, thank you for being so gracious. See you Friday. :)