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Paris Shopping with Ines de la Fressange

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.

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Watch Part 5 here

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From Paris avec Amour {RED Chanel}

From Paris avec Amour {RED Chanel}

Red Chanel The Cherry Blossom Girl

{via: thecherryblossomgirl.com}

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Trashy Chic?

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.  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.  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.  And no you don’t have to be a Victoria’s Secret model in order to get away with this.

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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)

Mini Jean Skirt Dynamite $32

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* a white tank or wife beater (<—wife beater???? why????)

Fab Basic Cami Forever 21 Canada $2.50 (Yes you read it correctly)

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* Chunky or an off-the shoulder sweater, cardigan or pashmina shawl

Dynamite Cardigan $22

picture-511* Anke boots (if you have thin ankles wedge sandals will work too)

Ara Aldo $79.98 Sale

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Hair and Make up

* Healthy and super straight

* A clean palette, mascara, nude lips with or without gloss

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Discount Designer Perfumes

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