Paris Fashion Inspiration: Dressing Like a French It-Girl

Paris Fashion Inspiration: Dressing Like a French It-Girl

If ever I feel like I’m in a fashion rut, traveling is sure to change it. With that being said, nothing truly inspires me like traveling to Europe. Every time I go to a new city, my creative side is sparked—great for my Instagram, not so much for my bank account!

As one of the fashion capitals of the world—if not the capital—Paris embodies a cool, sophisticated vibe that’s matched in the fashion. Beautiful white architecture corresponds with understated white blouses, the natural elements of the city are reflected in simple hair and makeup. There are so many ways I’m feeling inspired after my short visit to Paris, and I want to share them all!

Denim

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If you’re going to dress like a Parisian, investing in high quality denim is a must. A good pair of jeans is truly a staple for chic French girls. The style I saw on repeat (and decided to finally partake in myself!) is straight cut cropped jeans. Obviously, this isn’t only a trend in Paris, but pretty much everyone there is on board. I just ordered these Levi’s (I saw them at Shopbop first, but got them almost $20 cheaper on Amazon!), but here are a few other options I’m loving:

Trench Coats

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I already talked about this on Instagram, but when in Paris a trench coat is a must. Everyone has one and they’re perfect for chilly spring weather: they fight off the cold and keep you dry when it rains (just make sure to bring an umbrella too!).

Feminine Dresses

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In love with this little dress 💛 @pia_mbd

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From slip dresses to wrap styles, anything that screams feminine from the 90s is a yes. Bonus points if it has puffy capped sleeves! If you’re looking for a dress that truly screams Parisian it-girl, Reformation is the way to go. It’s a little pricier, but it’s a French brand that embodies the spirit of the feminine dress. Here are some dresses I’m loving from Reformation and other brands!

Kitten Heels

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The last outfit tip I’m taking from the French girls is kitten heels. Like I mentioned before with the denim, this is by know means a new style but it just fits in so well with other aspects of the Parisian wardrobe. I’m already imagining an outfit with my new straight leg jeans, a billowy blouse and the kitten heels I had to buy! As a petite girl, I love any shoe that gives me an extra boost so I’m all about this trend; it lends some height without making you uncomfortable. Here are some kitten heels to check out:

 

Just writing this post has me wanting to shop ’til I drop! I hope this inspires you as much as it inspired. Before I go, I want to share some of the stores I love to help with my French it-girl inspiration:

Do you have any other stores I should add to this list? Also, how will you incorporate this French trends? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

What to Wear to a Summer Party

What to Wear to a Summer Party

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Happy Tuesday! I am especially happy today because I’m heading out of the country for about 10 days (check my Instagram tomorrow to see where I’m headed!). Anyway, a few weeks ago I created a poll on Instagram about what you wanted to see on the blog and a few of you requested outfits for summer parties. So, you asked and I delivered!

I just recently received this romper in the mail from Chicwish and let me just say: run, don’t walk to go buy it! I’ve never worn a more flattering, feminine romper and I just can’t say enough good things about it. The fabric is light, so even though it has long sleeves it’s perfect for summer events.

This outfit would be perfect for a graduation party (just change the shoes depending on how dressed up you want to be), a bachelorette weekend, or just a date night out. I actually planned to wear this to a friend’s graduation party, but changed last minute because of the rain. But I absolutely love it paired with a neutral pair of wedges and will probably outfit repeat for another summer party!

Also, I forgot to mention: there’s a clasp at the neckline. I like mine clasped so nothing shows, but if you want a deeper vee you can leave it unclasped!

Anyway, that’s all for now. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

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Thank you to Chicwish for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

How to Style Summer Shorts Up and Down

How to Style Summer Shorts Up and Down

I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing I love more than a versatile piece of clothing. And in the summer, for me that’s usually shorts! I live in shorts throughout the summer, especially loose-fitting, comfortable ones. So, because you’ll probably be seeing a lot of that in the next couple of months, I thought I would share how I style the same pair of shorts both up and down.

Up

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To dress these shorts up, I added a delicate eyelet body suit and some wedges. For me, shoes play a major factor in dressing an outfit up or down. Throw on a pair of heels or wedges and you’re ready to hit the town! I would definitely wear this outfit to a girls night out/date night or happy hour. To keep the look fun and summery, I also added this cute lemon bag I bought last year!

Down

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Like I said before, shoes are everything when it comes to deciding the dress-factor of an outfit. To make this a more casual outfit, I switched my bodysuit for a comfy tee and my wedges for my dad sneakers. I also changed out the delicate bag for a more everyday, carry-all type of bag. I love the sporty vibes from the top and shoes combined with a girlier pair of gingham shorts. This is the type of outfit I’d wear every day—it’s perfect for class, weekends, and running errands!

The best part of both of these outfits? You could wear either one for the Fourth of July! Having a classy party, go with outfit #1. For a friendly BBQ and fireworks party, try outfit #2. But whether or not you want to wear these outfits for the 4th, definitely snap them up because they’re so affordable.

That’s all for this week! Which look would you wear—outfit #1 or #2? Let me know in the comments below!

xo,

Carey

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Thanks to Shein for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

 

My Latest DSW Finds

My Latest DSW Finds

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Happy Wednesday! Although, with Memorial Day, today feels more like a Tuesday. But at least Friday comes that much quicker! Anyway, I did a little shopping recently, so I thought I’d share some of my latest DSW shoe finds. I’m going to Europe in two weeks so I’ve been on the hunt for cute and comfortable shoes I can take with me.

First up are these snakeskin slides I’m wearing above. My mom actually got these for me while I was still at school and I didn’t realize exactly how freaking comfortable they are. They’re such an easy shoe to slip on and go—they go perfectly with so many different outfits. I’ve been loving them with a simple white tee and denim short combo to give the outfit a little extra oomph.

Next are a trend I’ve been dying to jump on board: dad shoes. I get that they aren’t for everyone, but I think they look so chic with a sundress or flowy skirt. I wore them yesterday (check my Insta!) with a leopard tank and black shorts and absolutely loved the look. The best part is I’m pretty sure these shoes were $100 at Urban Outfitters, but I got them for just $65!

Finally, I also bought the comfiest sneaker I’ve ever worn. So many people have raved about the Adidas cloud foam shoes, so my mom and I had to check them out. After trying them on it was a no-brainer for the both of us. We need something comfy for those long days of walking around and I like that the subtle color makes them a bit more chic to wear with cute outfits. I know my feet will thank me!

Anyway, that’s my roundup of my recent DSW purchases. They really are a go-to store for trendy shoes for a little bit less than department store prices. What shoes are you grabbing for the summer?

xo,

Carey

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Memorial Day Weekend Sales

After a loooong break, I’m happy to be back to share some great Memorial Day Weekend sales with you guys. Is it just me or do you all have a really intense urge to buy a million things right now? TG for some great sales! Here’s what I’ve found:

Nordstrom — up to 50% off

Nordstrom has soooo many different items on sale, but I’m loving the shoe sale! check out some of my picks:

 

Express — 40% off everything

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On sale: white camisole

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On sale: black tank

 

Pink Lily Boutique — 30% off everything (code: MEMORIALDAY30)

 

American Eagle — 25-60% off everything

Loft — 40% off everything, extra 50% off sale styles

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On sale: chambray dress

 

Topshop — up to 50% off

Storets — up to 30% off (spend more, save more)

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On sale: white skirt

 

Ulta — up to 50% off

Aerie — 40-60% off Aerie collection

 

Abercrombie — 50% off everything

Francesca’s — buy 1, get 1 50% off

Anthropologie — extra 40% off sale, up to 30% off furniture, bedding, and decor

Missguided — 50% off everything (code: ballin)

Nastygal —60% off everything

Boohoo — 50% off everything

Macy’s — extra 20% off (code: MEMDAY)

Old Navy — 50% off all tees, tanks, swim, shorts, and dresses

Banana Republic — extra 10-40% off

Gap — 40% off everything

Shopbop — up to 40% off

DSW — up to 60% off clearance

That’s all I’ve got for you! Hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day weekend!

xo,

Carey

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday loves! I am SO ready for the weekend. This week has been sort of weird for me, so today I’m sharing a very short (and very late) blog post featuring some things that I’m loving right now.

  1. Babydoll rompers and dresses. So this style/silhouette/whatever you want to call it definitely isn’t for everyone. Personally, I am obsessed. I think this pink babydoll romper is absolutely adorable, and Urban Outfitters has a ton of over cute babydoll dresses and rompers right now. I seriously want to buy them all.
  2. I just saw these sandals in another blogger’s Instagram stories the other day and had to have them! They’re so perfect—from the leopard print to the beaded detail, I haven’t wanted a pair of sandals so badly in the longest time.
  3. The Z Supply short overalls have been popping up all over my feed the past few months in the camo print (which I think are adorable), but I just recently saw the same pair in a leopard print. All I can say is: sold! Sadly, they’re sold out in all sizes but large, but I’m going to keep my eye out for more!
  4. How cute is this little striped dress? I think it would be so cute for any upcoming parties (grad parties anyone?) or a summer vacation! It comes in a few different prints too, but I’m also really liking the dalmatian print which is on sale.
  5. Unpopular opinion, but I find jean shorts so uncomfortable. I’ve been on the hunt for a comfy pair of denim shorts and I think paper bag waist shorts are the way to go. I have that style in a pair of striped shorts that I love, so I’ve been searching for a traditional blue denim pair. I recently bought some that I’m now returning, but just saw these and think I might get them. I saw them on someone else and they looked amazing, so I have high hopes!

 

Anyway, these are just some things I’m loving right now/have on my wishlist! Happy Friday!

xo,

Carey