Tag Archives: Paris

My Love Affair w/ the Euro

October 30, 2009

Filed Under : STYLE


[Image via Asos]

I have a strong affinity for European exports, whether it be Belgian chocolates, Eiffel Tower-shaped lamps, or Topshop. Now Topshop has recently set up camp in NYC and started a U.S. website so they’re not totally UK-based anymore. But still, the Topshop style is very much European and therefore falls under the category of Euro exports in my world.

Topshop is not the only UK clothing company that has captured my heart. For one, there’s Asos. It has an ultra-trendy vibe like Topshop but at lower price points (for the most part). If I’m on the hunt for a trend – say, a velvet, puffy-sleeved mini dress (pictured) – then I will find it on the Asos website without a doubt. But it’s not all trendy pieces, my friends. Asos also has a great collection of classic pieces like tailored dresses and pencil skirts that will fit perfectly in your work wardrobe. Word to the wise: if you register on the website and tell them your birthday, they send you a major coupon as a birthday gift. That’s all I’m saying!

Another one of my UK favorites is AllSaints. The style is definitely a little more edgy with a color palette ranging from blacks to grays to navy blues (they do throw a tan in the mix every so often). I love the outerwear and leather but my favorite pieces on the Allsaints website are the knitwear. The sweaters are big and chunky – just how I like them!

So if you need a European fix (like I do on a daily basis), these UK clothing websites are the best antidote.


[Image via Allsaints]

It’s how they do it in Paris

October 26, 2009

Filed Under : STYLE - TRAVEL

doitinparis If you’re like me and you obsess over anything related to Paris (i.e. Parisian style, Parisian macaroons, and Parisian men, oh la la) then you must visit one of my favorite websites, Do It In Paris.

Ok so maybe the website isn’t exactly about Parisian men but it does offer everything else a Paris-loving girl could ask for, from fashion tips to fun recipes to trendy places around the city.

Best part? The amazingly chic illustrations like the one at left. OMG, don’t you just love it? The illustrations alone bring me back to this website day after day. Every week, under the “Love it, Check it Out” section, the site posts a new illustrated look and tells you all the components needed to complete the look. For example, this illustration at left is Balmain-inspired so they list similar drummer-boy jackets and shredded jeans for you to complete your very own Balmain look.

If you ignore the shoddy French-to-English translation of this website, you will find everything you need to satisfy your thirst for all things Parisian.

[Image via Do It In Paris]