So, taking a quick break from all of the Nordstrom sale craziness because today is Amazon Prime Day! I’ll be honest, I’ve never actually shopped this sale before (I’m not good at watching my computer all day to see what sales pop up). But, for those that are interested, I’m going to share some of my favorite Amazon prime purchases lately, plus some items that are on my wishlist!
But before we get into another huuuge list (did you see my Nordstrom sale one??) let’s talk about this dress. Obviously an Amazon prime find, I’ve had my eye on this dress for awhile now. Every time I see a color I like it’s either not in stock or not prime. I finally got lucky when I saw that it was available in my size for prime in white! If you know me then you know how much I love a LWD. I’m obsessed with this one because the wrap detail is so so flattering on every body type. Which is why you should check out my Instagram at 6pm EST tonight because a few bloggers and I teamed up to share how we all styled this dress in different ways! Spoiler: everyone looks so cute!
Anyway, I wanted to keep the look simple and fresh so I added the black sandals you’ve probably already heard me obsess over. I love the simple black and gold accessories in this outfit—I’m totally feeling the French girl vibes that I’ve been obsessed with lately!
Now on to my Amazon prime finds! I’ll start with the items I’ve purchased and love and then share the items that are on my wish list.
My Amazon Prime Finds
My Amazon Wishlist
What are you on the lookout for during Prime Day? Let me know in the comments!
I hope everyone is excited as I am because today is a day that embodies the phrase “Christmas in July”: the first day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! If you still don’t know what I’m talking about, go click over to my Nordstrom guide for a quick read. If you’re ready though, let’s jump into my top picks for the sale. Side note: a lot of the items I’m sharing come in multiple colors, so if you like the style but want a different color, click on it anyway because chances are you’ll get lucky!
So this is the category (aside from shoes) that I’m most excited for. I actually really need new cardigans—my mom said mine look “ratty”—and Nordstrom delivered! From basic neutrals to fun leopard print you really can’t go wrong. And almost all of them have pockets, so really, what more do you need?
Another great category this year. If I could live in sweaters year round I think I would. Anyway, I don’t have much else to say except check them out. I’m loving a lot of the turtleneck options!
Another category I need to refresh in my closet. Camis, short sleeve tees, long sleeve tees, these are wardrobe essentials and now is the perfect time to stock up. The prices are much lower than they will be in fall, plus you can wear these now.
I’m actually really impressed with the tops this year! From silky blouses to plaid flannels, they’re all so cute. I love that a lot of these tops are so versatile—you could pair them with jeans and booties or dress them up for work.
I personally won’t be buying any denim at the moment (I just bought myself a new pair recently), but if I was I would definitely opt for a pair of designer denim like Frame, AG, or Paige. A lot of these brands are around $100 off which is amazing!
If there is one trend I’m so excited for this fall it’s silky midi skirts! I can’t wait to pair some with booties and leather jackets or sweaters.
So I wasn’t super impressed with the dresses, but hopefully I will find more options to add later! In the meantime, the three dresses I did find I think are absolutely adorable.
My absolute, favorite category! This is what I’m here for! There’s nothing I love more than shoe shopping and they are soooo many good options this year. I would definitely scoop your favorite up because a lot of these styles will go fast.
If you already have all the boots/booties you need for fall then definitely check out some other styles. I’m loving the flats and loafers this year.
Whether you want some comfy pjs to wear around the house or you need new activewear for the gym, now is definitely the time to stock up.
From jackets to coats to blazers, if you need some type of outerwear for fall or winter you really can’t go wrong with any of these choices! I’m really loving all of the plaid options I’m seeing this year. I definitely have my eye on the brown plaid blazer.
If there is one silhouette I’m constantly finding myself gravitating towards this summer it’s a babydoll dress. There is just something so feminine and dainty, yet relaxed about the style that calls my name. Add in an eyelet detail like on this dress and I’m 1000% sold!
What I really love about a babydoll dress too is that you can easily style it up or down. I went somewhere in the middle with this look by adding a black bag and my new favorite flats. But if you switched out the shoes for some sneakers or wedges? They look would feel totally different. I can see myself pairing this dress with a pair of wedges and a clutch for a party or nice dinner out.
What I really love about this dress (and most summer babydoll dresses) is how lightweight it feels. I hate when clothes stick to me during the summer, so this is the perfect solution.
If you’re looking for a babydoll dress to give the silhouette a try, check out Shein’s options! Plus, you can shop this dress (and the entire site) for 15% off with the code thedaintydetails315! This code will be valid until the end of September! I will say in terms of sizing, this dress runs a little big. I went with the extra small and it still slightly big on me, so if you can size down I recommend doing so!
Anyway, that’s it for today! I hope you love this look, and babydoll dresses, as much as I do. This is seriously one of my favorite looks in a long time on the blog. I think babydoll dresses just encapsulate my aesthetic perfectly—so check them out!
Happy Monday! I hope everyone is starting the week off right, especially since it’s a shorter week this week! Anywhooo, I’m going to kick off your Monday with a summer dress haul with Pretty Little Thing. I have three dresses (well 2 dresses, 1 romper) to share. Because it’s summer, I decided to move away from my typical black and white outfits and add some color! All three pieces are bright and fun—perfect for summer.
Out of all three dresses, this one is the comfiest! I love a loose, swingy dress for the summer. Even though it has long sleeves, the fabric is so light and again, loose, so it doesn’t stick to you. And how fun are the pink polka dots??
This dress might be my favorite just because I’m in LOVE with the peach color (although I def could’ve used some self tanner haha)! I’ve been loving all things eyelet lately too—I’ve gotten three eyelet dresses in the past two weeks. I dressed this outfit up by adding some wedges and my go-to bag for going out. It’s the perfect dress for any parties this summer.
Last, but not least, is this orangey-yellow romper. I love a romper for summer; they’re just so easy to throw on and go. I will say, I wished I sized up in this because it was tighter around the stomach and thighs than I would’ve preferred. If you like a tighter fit, go with your normal size. If you’re like me and prefer it to be loose, I think one size up would be perfect!
So that’s all three outfits! I first heard of Pretty Little Thing when I studied abroad in London and I think they’re a great brand to check out for on trend styles that won’t break the bank! But anyway, that’s all for today. I’ll be sharing another travel guide on the blog soon so stay tuned!
If you know me, then you know how much I love Paris. From the food, the fashion, the culture—I’m obsessed with it all! Because it’s one of my favorite cities, I’m so excited to be sharing my travel guide with you today. I’m obviously not an expert (I’ve only been three times), but if you’re planning a trip I would definitely give this guide a read!
But before I jump into my Paris travel guide, let’s talk outfit. I cannot begin to tell you how much I love this sequin dress from Chicwish! It’s so feminine and delicate and I felt so pretty wearing it. I love that the sequins make out little starfish—it’s the perfect print for summer without going over-the-top beachy. It’s also perfect for summer because even though it has long sleeves, the fabric is sheer and lightweight! Side note: the dress is a bit more low cut than I like so I pinned it to keep it closed!
If you read my previous post (dressing like a French it-girl), then you know that kitten heels are a must in Paris. Of course, I had to buy some and pair them with this dress. I love kitten heels because they are so easy to walk in, but still add a glamorous touch!
Anyway, now that the outfit is out of the way, let’s get into the guide. Just a warning, this is going to be a looooong post.
What You Need to Know Before Arriving
If you’re flying into Charles de Gaulle airport, which I assume you would, you should know that you won’t be right in the middle of Paris. You’re going to need transportation into the city and it’ll take about an hour.
There are a few different options for you to take but here are my suggestions: either call an Uber or take Le Bus Direct. Depending on how many people you’re traveling with might make the decision for your price wise. It costs about €20 per person to take Le Bus Direct and you’ll make quite a few stops along the way (increasing your travel time). Plus, once you get to your stop you still need to navigate to your hotel.
My parents and I decided to take an Uber which cost a little under €60, which would have been the price for all three of us to take Le Bus Direct. I liked taking an Uber because we didn’t have to worry about stops and we went straight to the hotel.
You could also call a taxi and there are other buses that are less expensive, but more time consuming. Regardless, just know that it’s going to take a little bit of time to get to your hotel.
Where to Stay
Because I went with my parents on this last trip, we stayed at a nicer hotel than I would have if I was on my own. We stayed at the Westin Paris in the 1st arrondissement. It was a beautiful hotel, very close to the Jardin des Tuileries, but also in one of the wealthiest areas of Paris. Location wise it also wasn’t that close to other attractions we wanted to see. But, don’t let that stop you because Paris is easy to navigate!
When I was in Paris almost two years ago with just my mom for the weekend, we stayed at an Airbnb which we loved. I would definitely check into this because it might be easier to find a place in the neighborhood you want to be in.
Paris has quite a few tourist attractions that I definitely think are worth a see, at least on your first visit. Because there are so many, I’m not going to go into detail on each one.
Eiffel Tower (the most obvious one! Go as early as possible to beat the line or order a ticket ahead of time)
Arc de Triomphe (great view of Paris)
Louvre (also super crowded so go early. Be warned, it’s a very overrated museum. I like the Musée D’Orsay 10x better)
Trocadéro (go here for infamous pics with the Eiffel Tower behind you)
Moulin Rouge (I still haven’t made it for a cabaret show, but it’s on my list!)
Notre Dame Cathedral
Jardin des Tuileries
Sacre Coeur Basilica
Catacombs (also still on my list of things to do)
Honestly, I could probably find at least 10 more attractions to add, but these are definitely the top!
Paris is comprised of different neighborhoods (arrondissements) that all have different things to offer. Here are just some that I think are worth seeing.
If you’re looking for an area of Paris that looks quintessentially French than this is it. The neighborhood is on top of steep hill so getting there can be annoying. At the bottom is the Moulin Rouge. At the very top of the hill is the Sacre Couer basilica. This area has religious ties dating back to pagan times and features a beautiful view of the city.
You can also find the famous Le Consultat restaurant, plus quite a bit of shopping. If you’re into art than this is also the place to go! There are so many street artists and little shops featuring beautiful paintings of Paris, especially the Montmartre area.
When I first went to Paris on a high school trip when I was 15, this is the area we stayed in. It’s the same neighborhood that houses the famous Sorbonne University, so it’s definitely a younger area. It’s also home to the famous Shakespeare and Co. book store! If you’re a book lover like me then this store is a dream come true. I honestly could have spent hours in there!
Besides books, this area also has a lot of cool cafes and a very hip vibe. I would definitely stay in this neighborhood again, especially since it feels so central to other parts of Paris.
This is one of the oldest parts of Paris because it features one of the only areas that Napoleon didn’t try to revitalize in the 19th century. It was once an area where the Parisian aristocracy congregated, but later became an area full of poor, bohemian artists. It is most recently known for being the city’s Jewish quarter.
If you like to shop than Le Marais is definitely the place to do so! My mom and I spent pretty much the whole day shopping while my dad sipped on wine at a cafe. But there is more to Le Marais than just shopping; there are a ton of art galleries, plus a few attractions to see. First is the Place des Vosges, the oldest planned square in the city. You could also check on Victor Hugo’s mansion which has since been turned into a museum (unfortunately it was closed when I went so I still haven’t seen it).
Where to Eat
I’ll be perfectly honest, a lot of our meals were hit or miss in Paris. There are cafes and brasseries on practically every street, so you will never be without an option. Every morning we started our day with a coffee and croissant and let me just say, there is no better breakfast. Any cafe you go to will serve this and serve it well! Just be slightly more picky when it comes to lunch/dinner.
Personally, I pay more attention to dessert and sweets, so here are some of my recommendations:
Angelina is a must. It’s known for the infamous hot chocolate that is out of this world. If you don’t like chocolate don’t even bother getting it. It is so rich it tastes like you’re drinking melted chocolate—obviously I loved it! But definitely go here for a nicer brunch regardless.
Ladurée. Probably the most well known macaron store around the world. You can go here to pick up pastries or have a sit down meal. I will say, Ladurée was my absolute favorite place to go for macarons, but now I have a new favorite. Which leads me to…
Pierre Hermé. If you want the fluffiest, most magical macarons you will ever taste in your life then this is the place to go. I still dream about these macarons and I know none will ever taste as good.
If you’re going to be in Paris for awhile, I also suggest taking day or weekend trips. If you can, definitely go to Versailles. The palace alone is worth seeing, plus the beautiful gardens. There is also a gigantic open air market and the pace is a lot slower than Paris. We took a train there for €7.50 round trip and spent about half a day there.
If you have a little longer, I would definitely go to Provence. The French countryside is so different from Paris and both are equally enchanting. If you like a slower pace than Provence is a great area. And who doesn’t want to see the amazing lavender fields?
So, there you have it! My complete guide to Paris. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions and leave some comments below!
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!
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:
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!).
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!
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: