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November 20, 2014
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My Sacred Heart

sc_1Happy Thursday!  How is everyone handling this early winter chill?  I’m handling it by being ensconced under a fuzzy blanket with a hot cup of tea, working on my blog.  I visited the Sacre Coeur in Montmarte on this day.  It is a beautiful, magical church.  After many steps and endless hills we came to some stunning views.  One thing I did real well for this trip was packing enough coats.  This is one of my favorites I brought for my trip from UNIF (purchased from Urban Outfitters).  I fell in love with the asymmetrical cut.  The trench gave off an urban, Parisian chic vibe on a windy day.  The only drawback is that it’s not lined, so it is thin.  The best time for it is early fall and late spring, but it’s a great neutral layering piece!  And perfect for fall weather is trying darker shades for lips.  I’m wearing Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Black Cherry.sc_4sc_2sc_3sc_5sc_6sc_8Coat: UNIF, Shirt/Hat: Forever 21, Jeans: Old Navy, Bag/Shoes: Zara

November 16, 2014
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Cobblestone Streets

dp_1It’s not hard to find small cobblestone streets like these in Europe; they’re everywhere.  But try to find one without anyone in them – that’s more rare.  I jumped on the culotte bandwagon.  I decided to leap and try it out in Paris.  I love these pants from Stylenanda.  They’re super cute, comfortable, and they’re well made.  I think culottes look best with heels to help elongate the legs.  Unfortunately with all the walking I did, there was no way I would last in heels so I paired my outfit with sneakers.  I kept it urban and edgy with a leather jacket.  How would you style the culottes?   dp_2dp_3dp_4dp_5dp_6dp_7Jacket/Bag: Zara, Shirt: TjMaxx, Pants: Stylenanda, Shoes: Adidas, Hat: ASOS

November 11, 2014
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Dreaming of Versailles

vd_1Paris was brisk and chilly.  It was good to have layers and coats because while I was there I never saw the sun.  But even amidst the clouds and gloom everything looked so beautiful.  One of the biggest mistakes travelers tend to make is taking too many pairs of shoes.  It’s dumb.  It takes up too much luggage space, and ladies, you won’t wear all your dress shoes.  All you need is a pair of heels, a pair of comfortable sneakers, and maybe a pair of flats (since they don’t take too much space.)  For my trip I took a pair of low heeled boots, my chucks and another pair of adidas sneakers.  I didn’t need that 2nd pair of sneakers; instead I should have brought a pair of flat sandals.  All that walking bruised some toes.  Comfort is key when you travel but you don’t have to look like every other tourist.  I kept it comfy but chic with a monochrome palette.  What do you wear when you travel?vd_2vd_3vd_4vd_5vd_6Coat/T-shirt: Zara, Shirt/hat: Forever 21, Jeans: Old Navy, Shoes: Converse