13 Ways to Parisian Style

Yes, I’m that someone who fell in love with Paris instantly. I’m not only a hopeless romantic (who believes her wedding should be hosted at the Eiffel Tower) but I’m also incredibly fascinated and awed by the fashion sense of French women. To me, it stands out from the mediocre of excess cleavage so very welcome by our generation. The elegance and femininity, is what I truly believe real sense of style is all about. Through my own experience of following style icons such as Eleonora Sebastiani and reading Jamie Cat Callan’s Bonjour, Happiness!  where French women are described both personality and superficiality wise, I picked up a few tips on their style which I will share with you today.

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1. Stripes

Ideally, a simple Breton striped top should be one of your wardrobe staples. Easy to dress up or down, it brings a fun pattern and texture without being too loud. French women do not wear a lot of patterns, and when they do, it’s usually something classy and toned down.

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What Having Anxiety Feels Like

From the outside it’s easy to think that somebody has got it all figured out. Because my hair is curled and my cheeks are intentionally flushed – I must not have a care in the world. As if it were expected from my demons to be worn like a scarlet letter pinned to my chest – and they assume if you cannot see it, then it’s not really there. As if pain does not exist unless you’re bleeding or slung in a cast or staggering with a limp. But sometimes, the most painful demons are the ones they can’t even see.

So we learn how to smile, how to grin, and bear it. Because, nobody likes to talk about the tough stuff… Hell, I don’t like to talk about the tough stuff.

I have anxiety. 

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