//vest private boutique in miami//vintage blouse//modcloth skirt//forever 21 flats//drugstore earrings//
Some recent duties at work have had me sifting through french-victorian inspired images; you might say they've had a little influence on me. I got this beautiful vintage blouse last year and have only worn it twice! It's a good challenge to try and find fun ways to wear it. The looks always tend to be a little elaborate. You can see a sneak peek of the other elaborate look here. Life's been a little crazy over on this end, but posting will get back to normal soon!
//gifted jacket//ark & co dress//modcloth shoes//bora watch//cartier ring//opi polish//
Parisian style is something I've been studying up on lately. After all, it's a breed of its own. There's something mysterious and profound about it. After doing some considerable reading and observing, it seems the biggest ingredient, what we think is a secret, is a strong belief in themselves. They only dress in what's going to make them look amazing and feel empowered. They don't try to be somebody else, a note we American girls should remember. That is why I call this my Parisian-inspired outfit; it's a compilation of all the things I love and feel good in. I love the texture of this dress, I feel comfortable in its fit and the bold color is a something I've been experimenting with lately. Why would we choose to squish into someone else's mold, when ours is pretty damn special.
Did you get a chance to see the Parisienne video this outfit debuted in? The recent collaboration with Christina and Juliet! Want more tips for living like a Parisian, in an American city? Check out the video we did below! And like the page!
//forever 21 tops//vintage skirt//schutz shoes//cartier and bora jewelry//
So what's this fun project we hinted at last week? Well I teamed up with two talented friends, Christina and Juliet, to bring a little Paris to all of our lives. How much time do we spend daydreaming, when we could be creating Parisian memories right in our backyard! So we shot a video to show you guys how easy it is to live this Paris lifestyle in your own hometown. We started in Pittsburgh--our hometown! Click the video link below to see our dreamy day and help us spread the word by liking the page!
I don't consider myself a morning person. It's difficult for me to get out of bed. Once I do however, I'm light on my feet and happy to be alive. It's the alarm clock that makes me violent. As I've gotten older, it's gotten less difficult, but I'm always looking for ways to improve those first few moments. And in my detailed research, here are some tips I've come up with:
Use light, or no, curtains. The glow of the sunlight will start to slowly wake you up and the sunbeams are a great greeter to the day. Designate a cuddle partner. It's a good mix of never wanting to leave your bed and fuzzy feelings of love first thing in the morning. Which result in a good day-starter. This can be a partner, a pup or even a super fluffy pillow. Set your alarm half an hour earlier than you actually need to get up. This allows you time to click through instagram (if you're looking for inspiration first thing), or read an exciting book (turns out it's just as good for waking you up as it is for putting you to sleep), or writing in a journal (try writing about why you're happy to be alive today).