Sunday, November 23, 2014

Book Review: Paris Street Style

     Bonjour! A lot of people think of fashion when they think of Paris. French women have that je ne sais quoi. They have that ability to create an outfit that is simply amazing and perfectly chic. One day I was stalking the anthropologie website (don't judge, you know you do too) and came across Paris Street Style: A Guide to Effortless Chic by Isabelle Thomas abs Frederique Veysset and I knew I needed it. Thankfully I finally got some spending money and it is now in my possession! So let us hop on into the review!

     To start off with, the book is beautiful. The cover is simple and fun and just feels Parisian (not to mention the font is completely awesome). It's a fairly tall book too (not overwhelmingly tall, but taller than the average book) so be aware of that if you don't like big books. Inside, the pictures are beautiful. There's at least one on practically every page. The fashion is impeccable and it makes me feel like I should step up my style game! Haha! The book is sectioned into parts and most have interviews with designers, stylists, ordinary people, and brand owners. The interviews are interesting, but, personally, I like just looking at the pictures!

     Now onto the content. If you are expecting a play by play on what you should and shouldn't wear in order to look Parisian, this probably isn't for you. It does say how French women like to dress, but I think the main point is that they all have their own unique style that becomes a part of them. Some like to wear classic pieces while others wear out-of-the-ordinary things like feather headdresses. They aren't a cookie cutter of the trends of the moment. The French stick to what they feel comfortable in and what they like. Paris Street Style really has some great tips to find your unique style and look "Parisian."

     Overall, I love it. Okay, okay, I'm an all-things-French nut so I'm a little biased, but if you like fashion (or France) you should definitely check this out! It's a great coffee table book because it's one of those books that you can open to a random page or just look at the pictures and still enjoy it.

You can buy it from Barnes and Noble or from Amazon! (It is also available at Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters)

Other books/ items shown:
The New York Times, 36 Hours: 125 Weekends in Europe
Paris notebook
MetalEarth - Arc de Triomphe

Thanks for reading! Have you read this or do you have any questions? Comment below!

Au Revoir!

"Faire de sa vie un rêve et de ses rêves une réalité" 

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Motivational Quote Monday

Get excited!!! Here's a little motivation for your week! 

"If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." - Lewis Carroll

"You're allowed to scream, you're allowed to cry, but do not give up."

"Don't let someone who gave up on their dreams talk you out of yours."

"Be thankful for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow."

"Change your thoughts and you'll change your world."

"Remember how far you've come, not just how far you have to go. You are not where you want to be, but neither are you where you used to be." - Rick Warren

Have the best week you've ever imagined!!!

Au Revoir!