The last time I was in Paris was in 2007. I remember all the quaint shops all over the city and how I wished I could visit them all. Unfortunately, I did not know the best secrets on where to shop for great finds and precious treasures. If only I had a parisienne bff who could share her shopping secrets with me.
I am currently reading Ines’ Parisian Chic and she makes many recommendations on where to shop in Paris. Below is a video series that complements the book and shows her favourite shops in the city.
I am going through a love-hate (more love) episode with this look. She’s gorgeous, modelesque and totally pulls it off. Jealous! I love the casual, laid back and cool-funky vibe but it looks kind of trashy at the same time.Â I am thinking Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. What I am trying to say is that most people can get away with it but with one wrong move the whole thing can look wrong. Now the big money question is: How can the average Jane (read: not model) pull this look off without looking like trailer trash? I consulted T to get a second opinion and he basically said that the girl can rock it because she’s gorgeous. Being the stubborn person that I am, I was not satisfied with his answer.Â So I came out with the following suggestions after scrutinizing her look. Some things to note about her that make it work: natural make up, neat hair, gorgeous shoes.Â And no you don’t have to be a Victoria’s Secret model in order to get away with this.
This look is so versatile. You can tweak a few things here and there to come up with your own unique twist but for a natural, classy look I suggest the following:
* dark denim mini skirt (frayed or hemmed, your call)