The Business of Balance - Among Other Things (The Blog)

The Business of Balance

So for today, it’s business on the bottom and (slumber) party on the top.

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I’m practicing my Parisian this week, you guys. And my French. How am I doing?

[“quelle horreur!” they agree in unison.]

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I mentioned this last Friday, but the girls and I are Paris-bound next week. Crazy!

We found a place to stay, oh, yesterday (nothing like really waiting until the last minute) — and you guys have been immensely helpful with your city-wide suggestions for shopping, seeing and eating (drinking), so thank you! I’m feeling more prepared — and excited — for our Euro-trip with each passing day…

Packing, on the other hand, is another story. Here’s the thing:

What the hell does one wear in Paris?

Hmm.

I’m not super worried, I suppose — the French seem to be all about that #wokeuplikethis style — and um, hello! Hi. That’s me: Allergic to the alarm clock. I like to think I practically invented the art of smart snoozing, so that’s great news here. (#casual)

Another thing I’ve noticed? Parisian women stick to their signature styles. They know what works! I have this sweater in a few colors (I wore the black last week!), so does that make me tres chic or a total hoarder?

Either way, the plan, for now, is to start from this top and work backwards. Quite literally, as I’m talking about my hat. A wide-brim fedora is synonymous with French chic, so we’ll begin there.

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… But seriously though, DA FUQ does one wear in Paris?

If you need me this weekend, I’ll be out shopping for cotton shirts, distinctive stripes and breezy silk button-downs to wear with my navy schoolboy blazer. Life is si difficile

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*Wearing: 525 America shaker crop sweater (also have the black version; more styles here) / faux leather mini skirt (similar styles here) / 3.1 Phillip Lim medium Pashli satchel, / Schutz shoes (similar style) / Otte Alexis hat (similar $16 style) | *BeautyLaura Mercier tinted moisturizer / YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick in Opera Rose / Stila ‘convertible color’ lip & cheek cream / Benefit Instant Brow pencil

*Click to shop: Chunky sweaters, faux leather skirts, this post (below):

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Lydia Hudgens Photography

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