travel diary // paris part III













While in Paris Chloe Johnston was gracious enough to set us up with a 2 hour shopping tour of the Marais. It was wonderful to have a guide that led us to some favorite spots of locals vs. going to those stores we have available in the States. It didn’t hurt that it was also sale season! In addition to favorites of mine like Maje, Sandro and COS, Chloe’s expertise led us to some gems of stores that I could have wandered in for ages. Many thanks to Chloe for the experience and if you’re heading to Paris anytime soon, I highly recommend you look into Chloe’s Paris tours.

Stores to not miss:

  • Les Petites (great dresses, leather and wear-everyday blouses)
  • Merci (clothing, accessories and wonderful home goods)
  • Mellow Yellow (highly affordable shoes)
  • Hello, I Love You Can You Tell Me Your Name (loads of cheeky t-shirts to browse)
  • Bash (beautifully feminine pieces)
  • Bimba & Lola (dresses with great prints and plenty of lovely accessories)

See my Paris travel diaries Part I and Part II.

[Photographs by moi]

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outfit // bond street








I’ve declared my love for a drop-waist dress in the past (see here and here) and this Tibi number I scored late last summer and just rediscovered my love for it. I had loaned it to a friend and managed to forget doing so but am happy to have it back in my closet for its easy, breezy shape and loved pairing it with a light-wash jacket (I certainly do enjoy this combo – take 1 // take 2). Can you tell I am obsessed with layering denim jackets over simple summer dresses? Shop more little white dresses below. Also, I can’t say enough about these comfy shoes. I wore them so many times this past week and they are on sale now at Madewell- highly recommend.

I spent this past weekend with great company in Long Beach Island, New Jersey. It was so relaxing and a perfect mix of tanning, swimming, eating and napping. It was just what I needed as I head into a big week work-wise. Happy Monday, all and thank you so much for stopping by!

Outfit: Tibi dress, Madewell Lucienne heels, Levi’s jacket, Coach bag, Karen Walker sunglasses, BaubleBar bangles

[Bekka Palmer Photography]

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Thank goodness for Friday! I have a busy day ahead of me but by nighttime I’ll be here which makes me so happy. This week was a crazy one for me bopping all around the city with social plans and other items. I am still battling a trapped nerve in my left arm so my “social” calendar has also included seeing a chiropractor and physical therapist 3x a week! Hoping to have the problem solved sooner rather than later as it has already been a month and I’m ready to get back to running, spinning and not accessorizing with a wrist brace!

Hope you enjoy the last weekend in July and I’ll see you back here on Monday!

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