Live. Learn. Love: From Paris PT. 1

The Arc de Triomphe: one of Paris' most famous monuments & the first official stop on my trip. It was probably around 60 degrees this morning & I had the audacity to have on sandals. #theweathermanstraightlied

The benefits of staying in a flat? Coming "home" to homemade dinners using the freshest ingredients Paris had to offer! {Thanks Tiff!}

Fact: EVERYONE in Paris owns a pair of Stan Smiths. Get with it. 

 {Shirt. Skirt. Sneakers.}

The obligatory Eiffel Tower shot. 

To know me is to know I love a good farmer's market & Paris was full of them.

Browsing through Fendi at Le Bon Marchè.

Breathtaking architecture along Champs-Elysées.

It's safe to say the Parisians like their hot chocolate much like I do: slightly bittersweet topped with a little foam & dusted with cocoa. Simple but perfect.

Day 1 #ootd i.e. the outfit I wore to the see the Arc de Triomphe. I froze, but I was still cute though! {LoL} Dress


My trip to Paris was nothing short of amazing. Everything from the quaint neighborhoods filled with busy commuters and first-time visitors  to the simplistic yet mouth-watering croissants and pastries, -the girls and I feasted on these way too much-,  Paris is undoubteably that one place everyone can enjoy.

Despite the fact that I was sick the last 2 days, I still managed to enjoy every aspect of my trip. From the second-hand smoked I inhaled for 10 days straight to the language barrier I experienced on one too many late-night metro rides, Paris is by far a melting pot of amazing food, historical sightings, and of course, great fashion.

Stay tuned this week for more insight on my trip!



Off to Paris...

By the time you read this I'll probably be up-up-and away somewhere soaring over the Atlantic Ocean on my way to Paris. *eeek*

Words truly can't describe just how ecstatic I am to be spending the next 10 days in France doing nothing but eating, wandering, and simply getting lost in French culture.

To get a glimpse on what I've packed, be sure to check out this post and of course be sure to follow me on Instagram & Snapchat to check out my daily outfits and adventures while abroad.



5 Fall Must-Haves

1. Croppped Pants: Under $200under $100 & under $30!

2. Lace-up Flats: Splurge or save

3. Sleeveless Jacket: Just purchased this & loving this one

4. Wool Hat: under $70 here here & here.

5. Bucket Bag: SaveSplurge. Steal.  


With fall officially 2 days away, I couldn't help but share some of my favorite fall finds. Regardless of your style, we can all use a few of the above pieces as they can easily be mixed-and-matched for both work and play and more importantly, are pieces that'll never go out of style!

Happy Monday!


Fringe Effect

Shirt: J.Crew {similar style here}. Skirt: Nordstrom {no longer available but similar herehere}. Sandals: Forever 21. Clutch: Banana Republic.


Sunsets are earlier. Nights are cooler. And the days are shorter which can only mean that fall is right around the corner and honestly, I couldn't be happier. Though it's still in the 70s here in the Bay Area, I'm excited to know that in just one week, autumn will be amongst us and I can finally  rearrange my wardrobe with fall in mind.

Fringe is by far one of this season's biggest trends and when I came across this skirt, I knew I had to have it. And though I'm not much of a "trend shopper", I allowed myself to buy this skirt if and only if I knew I could wear it multiple ways, i.e. dressed up or down. 

So be on the lookout to see how I rock piece a little more formally in the near future!