Style Influence: Parisian

This month I started reading How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits*. Needless to say I have been successfully sucked in to Parisian inspired style lately.Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 preset Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 preset

What I have come to know & love about Parisian Style:

  • Parisian women understand that less is more, so be selective in your style choices-i.e. Less is Chic (quality not quantity)
  • The point of makeup is to appear as if you are so naturally beautiful that you aren’t actually wearing any!
  • Spending time and/or money to buy the perfect trench coat or classic stilettos is a worth while investment
  •  Look effortless in your makeup, style, and hair (don’t overdo it)
  • Always wear heels (keep your standards and heels high!)
  • A très chic combination of timeless elegance and modernism is key
  • Every girl needs a pair of oversized, dark sunnies
  • In general, neutrals and darker shades are preferred, and considered classy

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I’ve seen a lot of colored stone jewelry in Parisian style lately, which of course I am all over! I chose to incorporate a little modern edge in my jewelry (big surprise 😉 and opted for my favorite emerald dangle earrings that Nathan got for me! ❤

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I kept it simple and classic with my go-to blush colored pearls as my 2nd earring, and went for fun pattern blending with this chunky Ann Taylor tortoise shell necklace. That bold wrist candy I’m sporting needs no description! 😉

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I unclipped the crossbody chain and used this cobalt cutie from Francesca’s as a clutch! (in case you’re wondering, yes I needed this bag in my life because there is a horse on it

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I am all over the midi-skirt revolution that seems to have broken out over the year and this simple, black accordion midi suits this elegant yet simple Parisian style.

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If you’re petite and struggle finding the just-right midi length for you, try tape-hemming a maxi skirt from your closet for the perfect DIY length!

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Forever 21 Hat ~ Violet + Claire Top ~ Comfy U.S.A. Skirt ~ Ann Taylor Pumps ~ Francesca’s Crossbody ~ Ann Taylor Necklace ~ Francesca’s Earrings ~ Ann Taylor Bracelet ~

*If you check this book out, please bare in mind that there is quite a bit of language and some vulgarity in places, but the style and personality of the spunky & beautiful writers made this book a worthy read for me:)

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