Monday, January 27, 2014

Fashion :: Parisian Style


Happy Monday dears!  This week we are going to be talking about quite possibly my favorite subject in the world - Paris.  From the art to the food to the architecture to the fashion, I love every single thing about it.  When I spent three weeks living in a tiny flat in Le Marais, I was absolutely amazed by how chic the women were.  They truly possessed the 'je ne said quoi' that we American women fantasize about and constantly try to emulate {there are even books dedicated to the subject...a few are here, here, and here}.  I also noticed that there seemed to be a strict dress code they adhered to, and can I just say I am so happy I didn't bring any of my crazy-colorful coats.  I certainly don't have the magic formula, but it seemed to include:
  • Skinny pants {typically black, dark denim, or leather}
  • A great boot, especially booties {ALWAYS black}
  • Slightly messy hair
  • Gray/black/wine winter accessories such as barrets and chunky scarves
  • The perfect coat {either leather or a really chic wool jacket} in black or gray
  • A Louis Vuitton bag, but bonus points for Celine or Chanel
  • Le cigarette {yuck!}
 I pulled together a look inspired by the Parisian woman's effortless elegance {including a product to give you that perfectly imperfect messy hair}, plus more of my favorite French-inspired pieces below.  Au revoir amis!

36 comments:

  1. that chanel bag!

    xo, Brikena
    www.jarofjoy.blogspot.com

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  2. I love that scarf! I'd love to wear that today!

    Sarah

    aroseinthecity0.blogspot.com

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  3. Great round up! Perfect Paris outfit!

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  4. IRO always has the best jackets!! SUch a cute outfit...the Tee is so cute!

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  5. Love the ankle booties !

    xx
    www.analeote.blogspot.pt

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  6. would it be so cliche to say le sigh with this outfit?? :-) totally gorgeous!

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  7. Love love love that heart shirt and ankle booties. Adorable.

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  8. This is such a lovely post! I love that bag!

    xoxo;

    http://www.whatkennyhearts.com/

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  9. Love this look, very chic and comfortable. I also adore the hints of pink.

    -Vogue&Heels

    www.vogueandheels.com

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  10. In love with these picks just wish I could splurge on all of them!


    With A City Dream

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  11. What a neat post! Parisian Style is so chic, and so simple for the most part. I love the pair of boots you have here, and the tweed jacket. Swooning over! Hope you are having a beautiful day!

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  12. The tweed jacket is spectacular! You definitely nailed the minimal Parisian look.

    http://liveitinerantly.com

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  13. I love it all. Especially the top and jacket.

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  14. Stephanie @ Diary of a DebutanJanuary 27, 2014 at 11:00 PM

    I am obsessed with the vintage scarf! Plus, Chanel anything is amazing in my book. Great picks! :)


    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.stephanieziajka.blogspot.com

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  15. and la baguette :) Love the IRO tweed jacked. I'd totally see Emmanuelle Alt in it.

    xx
    http://sundaesbest.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. This is gorgeous, love this mini chanel too.

    xo
    ​PinkSole​

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  17. yes, how could i have forgotten the most important accessory...la baguette!

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  18. thanks stephanie!
    totally agree with you on the chanel :)

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  19. me too! i so wish it was in my closet :)

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  20. i know, they definitely get it right over there.
    thanks so much for the sweet comment akshara!

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  21. me too! the vintage scarf is do-able...but the chanel, yikes!

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  22. i know, wouldn't it be perfect for valentine's day?
    thanks for stopping by erika!

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  23. i couldn't agree with you more! i almost splurged on one last time i was in paris...still kicking myself for not getting it!

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  24. i know, i have been looking for a great pair of black ankle boots and am hoping to scoop them up at an end of season sale :)

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  25. totally agree, you can't go wrong with a vintage scarf!

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  26. Allie @ 6000 Miles to HomeJanuary 28, 2014 at 1:17 PM

    beautiful! I've been trying to pull off 'slightly messy hair' for years but it never comes out right. your hair looks like it might be as straight/smooth as mine, any tips on that part?

    http://6000milestohome.blogspot.com

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  27. i totally get where you're coming from allie. my hair is what my friends lovingly call "baby hair"...it is silky smooth and straight but flat as can be :) honestly, i always find it easier in the winter pulling off the messy look because my hair is always a bit more dry and damaged and looks good the second/third day {as opposed to in the summer when if i don't wash it every day it looks like a grease monkey}. but as far as products/techniques i love bumble & bumble's surf spray...sometimes i will spray it on my hair and twist into a loose bun before bed and in the morning have a nice texture to it. but to be honest, i'm not sure if i will ever truly be able to achieve "the perfect bed head" :)

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  28. Allie @ 6000 Miles to HomeJanuary 30, 2014 at 3:33 PM

    thanks so much for the tips! I haven't tried the bun-before bed with salt spray, I'll give that a whirl. maybe we'll never get there completely, but we'll keep trying ;)

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