Currently Craving: French Fashion

I looove French Fashion- Chanel, YSL, Balenciaga, Hermes, the list goes on and on. Being in Paris, I am surrounded by all these stores and more, and I can’t help from wanting everything! One of my favorite French companies is Carven- I love how girly, young, and fun the clothes are. I especially love the  Cotton Dress with Ruching (1) and the Biker Style Cotton Jacket (2) which is perfect for summer since its lightweight. You simply can’t be French without something Hermes, and the classic lacquered H bracelet in white (3) is super summery and therefore perfect. If you buy no other white, buy the Celine Cabas in Python White (4), need I say more? It’s Celine, it’s Python.

The Louis Vuitton Yellow Pouchette (5) and sunglasses (6) literally couldn’t be cuter, and the YSL Arty Ring (7) in that light turquoise/mint is so perfect for the summer. A Carven blouse (8) comes next- how cool is that print? and then we have the most amazing Lanvin iPhone case (9). I mean, come on. Alber Elbaz is just too cute.

It’s been rainy here quite a bit in Paris, so the Etoile Isabel Marant Skinny Jeans (10) would be fabulous to own. (side note- I also love Isabel Marant- her latest collection was too good). Repetto Flats (11) are pricey but amazing, and oohing says summer like a bubblegum pink YSL Clutch (12). (ok, maybe a lot of other things do, but let’s just pretend). Another great French brand is Sandro, and the color of this Shirt (13) is so light and pretty. Chloe sandals (14) and a Chanel Bike (15) are obvious essentials for Paris in the summer. Because who doesn’t need a Chanel bike?

For the Fourth: Swimwear

In the second post (the first of women’s) for attire appropriate for celebrating our great nation that is the US of A on the fourth of the seventh month of the year, we have swimwear! because, what better way to celebrate our independence than in barely-there clothing? In our nations colors and patterns, of course. We start out with suits that are sophisticated, could be worn at other times during the summer, but are still vaguely patriotic. “What?! My suit is blue! And fringed! Doesn’t our flag have fringe on it?!” Yes, I think it does. Point made, in your Norma Kamali Fringed Bikini (2) no less. That argument won’t work with the YSL High-Waisted Bandeau Bikini (1) or the Noelle Holly Ruched Underwire Swimsuit (3) but I’m sure you could come up with something. They are red and white, after all.
Next, we get into those things a little  more patriotic, like the J.Crew Searsucker Tank Swimsuit (4) and the Old Navy Gingham Skirthed-Halter Bikini (5). OK, so they might not be super 4th-y, but they are still summery. The Xhilaration Reversible Bikini (6) is probably the most America-Loving you can get, while the Miu Miu Plunge-Front Swimsuit (7) is probably the least (but navy is a color of ours, right?) Lisa Marie Fernandez is basically killin’ it with her one-piece (8) and bikini (9) in red, white, and blue stripe. Killin’ it.

Shoes Galore!

It’s time, once again, for the bi-annual Fashion Week shoe post!

Aren’t you all just so excited! Because I am. I’ve been savin’ this baby since September. Which, in fashion time, is like 4 years. Just kidding, I’m not really even sure what fashion time means, but it sounds cool, right? Right. Heeere we go!

And yes, I did take all these pictures.  So basically that means don’t steal them.