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how to dress like a french girl

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Emmanuelle Alt & team, image via (for more Parisian style goodness, see my Pinterest page)

Hi, friends! I’m back, I’m caffeinated, and I’m finally ready to start telling you all about that wonderful trip I took. Before I get into the official travel reviews, tips and all of that goodness, something’s been nagging at me. Something I noticed literally nonstop on this trip, time and time again. I’d sit in a café, sometimes for hours, just people-watching. Or, more specifically, scoping out all of those gorgeous Parisian girls whose style we’re always trying (and failing) to emulate over here. And by about Day 6, something clicked. I finally realized they’re all doing the exact same thing. The clouds parted, and the secret formula for how to dress like a French girl was finally bestowed upon me by the fashion gods. Are you ready? Read on

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shopbop friends & family

by-marlene

Not that I expect a lot of sympathy, friends, but this jetlag…sheesh. I remember being able to shake off an international flight like no one’s business when I was in my 20s. But now? Well, I’m blogging at 4 am, if that tells you anything.

While my poor, disheveled internal clock repairs itself, I had to at least be sure you knew that today is the last day of the Shopbop Friends & Family sale. Use code INTHEFAMILY14 to take 25% off sitewide – and really, what says “family” more than that?

Since I have Parisian fashion on the brain this week, I thought I’d point out a few Shopbop finds from some of my very favorite French brands. After all, if you can’t go to Paris, at least you can shop like you did. Read on

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a day in paris with farah malik of a peace treaty

{Editor’s Note: While I’m off strolling down cobblestone streets, mainlining croissants and gelato, I’ve asked a few of my most stylish globetrotting friends to share what they’d be doing – and of course, what they’d be wearing – on a dream day abroad.} 

If I’m honest, Farah Malik is the motivation for this whole guest expert series. One half of the extraordinary team behind A Peace Treaty, Farah is exactly the person I think of when I imagine a bona fide jetsetter. She quite literally scours the globe on a regular basis, working with communities to support (and help restore) their ancient craft traditions, which are often on the verge of disappearing. A Peace Treaty works with local artisans to create handmade, unique accessories that the fashion world can’t snap up fast enough. Everyone wins – artisans continue their craft, communities flourish, and the rest of us are a little better-dressed. Talk about money well spent!

If anyone can take us on a true insider’s tour of Paris, it’s Farah. Enjoy the journey!

 

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a day in paris with ariel gordon

{Editor’s Note: While I’m off strolling down cobblestone streets, mainlining croissants and gelato, I’ve asked a few of my most stylish globetrotting friends to share what they’d be doing – and of course, what they’d be wearing – on a dream day abroad.} Paris style

Statement jewels have their place, but my heart belongs to those classic, delicate pieces of jewelry I can wear 24/7. And truly, I’m not sure anyone does delicate better than my superstar friend Ariel Gordon. Beloved by editors, celebs and even us ordinary people, Ariel is the reigning queen of California cool, but has some serious global style cred too. Paris is one of her favorite places to be, so she was happy to tell us how she’d spend a day in the City of Lights. Take it away, Ariel!

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a day in florence with connie wong of moderne press

{Editor’s Note: While I’m off strolling down cobblestone streets, mainlining croissants and gelato, I’ve asked a few of my most stylish globetrotting friends to share what they’d be doing – and of course, what they’d be wearing – on a dream day abroad.}

Besides being the powerhouse mastermind behind Moderne Press, a boutique PR firm that reps some of my all-time favorite brands, Connie Wong is my very first friend from the world of blogging, way way back from my days at The Daily Obsession! As you’d expect with stylish clients like Alexis Russell JewelryRabLabs and HorneConnie is impossibly well-dressed every time I see her – think J.Crew meets Kate Spade, with a little something under-the-radar thrown in for good measure. Also, she just got back from a honeymoon in Florence, so she’s the perfect person to give you a serious case of Italian wanderlust. Pack your bags!

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