Friday, November 29, 2013

Sheer PLAID & Tweed

Bon après-midi tout le monde!
Today's color palette is typically winter---a variety of blues, greys and black.
I thought I'd add a bit of feminine chic by slipping on a pair of high knee boots.

I admit, this outfit is rather mundane but I wanted to shed a little spotlight on my top today because I love the light, sheer material, the black, velvet bow detailing and the ever-so-slightly puffed shoulders.

I think that there are those days when you appreciate an outfit more and more 
as the day progresses.
The more you look at a piece, and feel the sensation of being in its skin,
the more you learn whether or not it truly was a great purchase.

This top was the perfect inner layer to my heavy winter coat and the progression of the day made me realize what a subtly beautiful, feminine ambiance it carries.

With that said, I accessorized in the outfit's simplicity with these silver bracelets!
The one to the right was a sweet, sweet gift from a friend, who has it in gold~
It reads, "Partners in Crime"! :)

I thought it's be nice to end with a small refresher I ate as a late-night snack~ 
Bright fruits always seem happy to look at :)
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! 
Unfortunately, I'm missing one of my favorite holiday of the year (Black Friday Shopping), but I encourage everyone to go out there and purchase some good steals!!! 
Until next time!

Top: Zara
Coat: Pablo
Bottom: Zara
Accessories: Pandora bracelet (left), Kate Spade bangle (right)
Shoes: Zara

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tailored Tweed & Boyfriend Jeans

Allo everyone!!
I have truly been slacking on my blog posts..donc, firstly, i would like to apologize.
I will indeed make more of an effort to upload, 
at least, 
photos of the delicious foods I encounter here in Paris.

Now that i've established that,
i'd like to share my ensemble of the day---
It's rather casual, but where's the joy in style if not partially in comfort!?

I don't know about you guys, 
but when I think of comfort, my mind gears towards masculine silhouettes: 
boxy, straight lined overcoats, tastefully untailored pants, 
and clutches of sleek cherry-browned leather, which I think adds an aura of chic professionalism, 
similar to that of a beautiful briefcase.
This beauty of an overcoat was the perfect find. 
Made of warm wool, tweed and polished gold buttons, it balances the masculine style---
although it doesn't have a crisp, feminine silhouette, it still gives plenty of structure to compliment the body.

The jeans are equally as amazing. 
I'm rather picky about my denim, especially when it comes to comfort and their ability to stretch.
There's nothing worse that a tight pair of jeans that you can barely button up and have trouble breathing in. You may as well return back to the 19th century and strap on a corset.
No, no.
From the get-go, jeans were invented for practicality in the everyday lives of workers so we shouldn't expect any less of their capabilities today.
When I purchase jeans, they need to be soft to the touch, which is why I usually stay within the same circle of brands: Se7en, Madewell, Burberry and Masion Scotch.

I added the final touch of a bright mustard scarf to complete the autumn tone of the look.

All in all, I was a happy camper, properly dressed for a spontaneous stroll through the park.

Here's a quick glimpse of Bois de Boulogne on the Western edge of Paris.

There's always something so enchanting about parks or forests during this post-autumn, pre-winter period. The colorful autumn scenery mixed with the brisk, chill of the winter air easily makes it a place of reminiscence....inspiration.

Throw in a few playgrounds and let it bring out the inner-child in you ;)

I hope everyone finds that perfect winter coat to befriend! A coat that doubles for more formal occasions in addition ta vie quotidienne is also something to consider!
To each her own!

Until next time!

Coat: Pablo
Bottom: Maison Scotch
Accessories: Fossil clutch, Essentiel scarf
Shoes: French Sole

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Calf Hair Tote from Bellerose

Salut tout le monde!
I recently took a trip to the lovely city of Berlin and seeing as how I didn't have a weekend bag, I decided to buy one before heading out!
For me, the perfect weekend bag should be able to fit 3 days worth of clothes, give or take, in addition to your bag of beauty products (a portable bottle of shampoo, conditioner, face wash, lotion, etc.) 

This calf hair, suede tote was parfait (perfect)! 
Bellerose is a boutique  in Paris on Rue du Temple. 
I absolutely adore the selections here---it's fun, feminine, comfortable and the styles carry a more rugged air of casual chic.
I couldn't have asked for a better bag. The calf hair and suede gave it a kick of texture and the animal print makes a subtle statement without drawing unwanted attention on my travels. I try to be as fashionably safe as possible seeing as how I don't exactly have a bodyguard on hand.

Voici, the German and EU flag in the background~

This picture is actually more sentimental than anything.
The three rings were my way of vicariously bringing my loved ones with me on the trip.
The fox ring of rose gold was given to me by my mother the day before I left for Paris. She purchased it at a petite shop on 32nd and Broadway. 
The second ring is also rose gold is from my best friend and is a great day to day ring---the wave design is simple and just elegant enough~
The last ring is from my one and only sister, who had it custom made on Etsy.

Just a short floop of bags and accessories!
Thank you for reading~ until next time!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Midnight in Paris- Tweed Jacket, Silver Chain Belt & GIVENCHY ANTIGONA

Bonjour tout le monde!
Scurrying around Paris, I've been neglecting my regular posts and so, I apologize.
The picture above was taken with a my newfound friend Taylor, on a rather famous stoop that I'm sure those who have seen the film "Midnight In Paris" may recognize!
I confess that I actually came to this stoop BEFORE watching the film
but it was nevertheless surreal to sit on the same stairs as actor Owen Wilson.

A bit on my outfit here---it's a tad bit plain but that's what I preferred about the look.
All you really need is a white tank, some staple leather shorts 
and a classic ole, slightly oversized tweed jacket :)

Of course, I accessorized it up a bit with one of my favorite chain belts, which I double clipped for the layered effect in the center.

If there's one thing I must stress, it's that ever girl in Paris needs a crossbody bag!
If not for the sake of getting pick-pocketed than just for the convenience of having a hands-free bag.
I've found it especially convenient when I want my hands wrapped around a giant crêpe :)

You'll see here that i've unbuttoned my tweed jacket and removed the belt to accessorize the inside.
Not only did it get hot, but sometimes an outfit looks much more charming with the jacket draped over rather than buttoned up.

Anywho, I hope that everyone is having a swell week!
Thank you for reading!!

Please do try to watch "A Midnight In Paris" if you can! 
I think it's a rather interesting take on different historical periods in Paris.

Top: Zara tank, Jacket from K-Styleme
Bottom: Zara
Bag: Givenchy 
Shoes: French Sole
Accessories: Zara belt

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Leather & Faux FUR Mittens

Bonjour tout le monde!! 
I recently realized how addicted to "shopping haul" posts I am 
and for a good reason!
It's great to see what other bloggers have bought, their comments and their satisfaction with the product before you actually see it put to use in their pictures and videos!

So here is my first SHOPPING HAUL post!

I would like to introduce my new mittens made of genuine leather and faux fur.
It's never good to buy a mitten that's snug/tight on you; that's a recipe for frozen fingers.
So, I bought these in a size that fits ever so loosely on my hand.

The best part? I didn't feel an ounce of guilt buying these because they're 
(1) incredibly soft both outside as well as in
(2) they're super practical winter staples
AND they were only 25 EUROS!!!
I am one satisfied customer :)

Just as a side note, I bought these 
at Les Halles in Paris and I understand that the H&Ms in Europe don't carry a lot of the same pieces as they do in the U.S. or Asia so I apologize if you're unable to find these.

Mittens: H&M
Watch: Swarovski
Sweater (what you can see of it): Alexander Wang

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Bronze SILK & Black and White TWEED

Bon après-midi tout le monde!
Here is a gorgeous silk dress that I habitually steal from my sister's wardrobe :)
You'll see that I have already posted this look through Instagram when I was back in NYC. This is actually taken at a Japanese Market called "Mitsuwa," along the River Road in New Jersey.
If you're wanting some authentic Japanese ramen or Onigiri, this is the place.

I decided not to boggle the outfit too much with knick knacks. It's beautiful in all it's simplicity, so I added just a little detail around the neckline with a warm-hued, crystal necklace and my favorite black & white, tweed clutch!

I hope everyone has a wonderful Wednesday!
I know the weather has been fluctuating a lot, so tackle that with some layering!

Thank you for reading!

Dress: Ann Taylor
Bag: Derek Lam
Shoes: French Sole
Accessories: Lulu Frost necklace, Pandora bracelet

Thursday, September 5, 2013


Bon soir tour le monde!
Here is a picture taken when I was still back in NYC.
There is nothing like a relaxing peruse around the MoMa before leaving the big city.

Seeing as how this was a museum outing, I mixed a variety of different patterns in this look.
The top and bottom both had a splatter-paint-like pattern on them but as you can see, 
the top had more of a predominantly grey hue while the base color of my sheer shorts were navy.

I cinched on a rather heavy but nonetheless beautifully metallic, distressed silver belt
and accessorized further with a gorgeous blue, crystal necklace with a double strap of gold and pewter.

My black & white tweed clutch and silver ballets came along too.

It was quite an exciting day full of some F.A.O. Schwarts,

some Central Park Zoo...

ending at a lovely café in Brooklyn that my sister had recommended.

It was a lovely way to close a chapter in New York and onto a new chapter in Paris!

I hope everyone has a lovely Thursday! The weekend is upon us!
Thank you for reading!

Top: Zara
Bottom: Ark and co
Bag: Derek Lam
Shoes: French Sole
Accessories: Lulu Frost necklace, Pandora bracelet, Zara belt, ring from Etsy

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

TIBI Fall 2013 Beauties

Bon soir tout le monde!!
Here are just a few pieces that I fancied, upon looking through Tibi's new Fall 2013 collection!
Personally, these are pieces that I would invest in myself, as they are versatile, elegant, chic and effortlessly beautiful~
Get em while they're hot!!

The length of this skirt makes it rather conservative but I think that's the beauty of it! The deep, rich, sultry colors also make them fine candidates for those more intricately patterned tops in your closet!

Seeing as how this is an autumn skirt, I would roll up some nude stockings and booties on these babies!

There are simply instances when an article of clothing "hangs right" on a person
and falls into place so beautifully that it really compliments a woman's body.
Wearing this cami is one of those instances, hence, making it yet another of my "must-have" investment pieces of the season!

Last but not least, shoes for the crisp autumn weather.
The Spencer boot has a lovely heel height. Perfect for walking around all day without tiring your poor feet to the bone.
The Cody flat, on the other hand, are for those who would rather go sans heel altogether, like I often like to do. 
Both are chic as well as comfortable and practical! 
Is there more we can ask of our autumn closet staples?

I hope everyone had a lovely Tuesday!!
Thank you for reading!!

Monday, September 2, 2013

SHEER Bottoms & Tailored Blazers

Bon après-midi tout le monde!
As summer comes to an official close, I'm very excited to welcome both my favorite season and favorite wardrobe of the year!!

Now, because the temperature has yet to drop, I felt that sheer paneled clothing make 
practical and beautiful transitional pieces.

Throw a chunky knit sweater, loose or cropped, and voilà, a comfortable autumn outfit that's temperature flexible.

Chloe White Birdcage Hybrid Skirt

The caged design of the sheer panels here were what caught my attention. It gives some sass to the already feminine silhouette of the skirt, no?

Maison Matin Margiela Black Sheer Skirt Layered Trouser

I pictured these wide leg pants for a more formal outing. They're a bit minimalistic so I would suggest wearing a more vibrant, fun, outgoing top. Find one that you've been waiting to test out!

Edun Black Mesh Trim Silk Cargo

Helmut Lang Sheer Harem Pants

These latter pants are much more casual compared to the first two. I thought the design on these sheer harem pants gave a subtle kick and they probably look amazing in motion too~


Rad by Rad Hourani Plum Purple Short Tuxedo Jacket

Alexander McQueen

Versace Lace Inset Blazer

Here are four blazers that, I hope, inspire you to add you're own polished "pazaz" to your look, whether it be through some (1) white, black and gold cat print, 
(2) a deep, lush shade with a curved, open placket,
(3) metallic pop with honeycomb prints,
or (4) an elegant twist to the classic, black blazer~

I hope everyone has a wonderfully productive Monday!!
Thank you for reading!!!