As Day One of my Paris recap may have led you to believe, our mini Euro trip had some heavy emphasis on nightlife this time-around…
YOLO, you know?
(…Yes, I said it!)
In the meantime…
While laid-back and effortlessly undone is the name of the game when it comes to cool-girl Parisian style, there were a few days (nights) when I felt like getting just a bit dressier, so I went the mixed prints route — using stripes as a foundation, of course.
Today’s ensemble felt like the perfect balance between fashion-forward but simple. Do you agree?
I bought this pretty floral skirt after seeing Jess style it a few different ways (she actually designed it, too!), and it truly does go with just about everything in your wardrobe.
Lazily, this was the only point in the trip that I heat-styled my hair (using a wand). After a quick application of my basic beauty routine (all products linked below), I grabbed my go-to going out bag and we were out the door…
I remain to be surprised by how much my mini Pashli handbag holds. It’s a bit of an investment, but I use it every weekend and find that it’s perfect for traveling.
You’ve seen these vegan-leather boots before, and they were the first thing I packed in my suitcase (which you can read more about in this post). You know I’m a boots-as-pants kinda gal, so they came in handy for both day and night… So easy to walk (skip, stumble, dance, etc) in… Hehe.
(The over-the-knee boots are sold out everywhere, but I found them in a similar style here — and on sale. The only difference is that the pair stretches up to/just over the knee, rather than being thigh-high. I also have this OTK pair from Steve Madden — they’re just as comfortable and on sale for 50% off.)
It was an ensemble fit for bar and bistro hopping, if I do say so myself…
When the temperatures dipped, I threw on this faux leather jacket and was good to go. Had my red wine sweater on too, though, duh.
As mentioned, Day Two recap coming to you soon, my friends! Hope you’re having a great week thus far.
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Striped top: Joe Fresh (similar here)
Skirt: Bows & Sequins (in two patterns here)
Boots: Jeffrey Campbell (old, similar here on sale)
Metallic handbag: 3.1 Phillip Lim mini Pashli (similar styles here)
(Not shown / Faux leather jacket: BLANKNYC)
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Hair: Curled with a wand, styled with Living Proof thickening cream
Foundation: bareMinerals Complexion Rescue in ‘Natural’
Lipstick: NARS velvet matte lip pencil in ‘Never Say Never’
Mascara: bareMinerals volumizing mascara
Eyeliner: Mac Liquidlast eyeliner
Setting powder: Laura Mercier
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Photos taken by Jessica Sturdy