Travel Diary: Paris [Part 2]

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Top: Madewell (Here)
Bottom: H&M (Similar)
Shoes: TOMS (Here)
Necklace: Forever 21 (OR this) (Similar) and Dogeared (Here)
Bracelet: Madewell (OR this)
Watch: Marc Jacobs (Similar)
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5 Zip via Nordstrom (Here)

Happy Tuesday!

Another installment from our trip to Paris Part Deux! Here is Part Un if you had missed it. Unfortunately this will be the final roundup of photos from Paris but still flipping through all the other photos in our camera makes me miss it so much already! What would I give to be sitting at a cafe and eating a fresh croissant again! I hope if you want to take a trip out to Paris, these photos will help inspire you to book those tickets fast! It is worth it! :)

1. Early morning trip to Notre Dame.
2. Love locks at the Pont des Arts.
3. Paillard of chicken marinated with lemon topped with arugula at Cafe Central
4. View during lunch of all the Louvre tourists.
5. Hubs ordered the Croque Monsieur for lunch at Angelina
6. The beautiful Mona Lisa. She is so small in person!
7. Surprisingly delicious coeurs de canard at L'Avant Comptoir.
8. Amazing stained glass inside the Sainte-Chapelle.
9. Must have a freshly made crepe with Nutella.
10. Being on top of the Notre Dame Cathedral is breath-taking.
11. A simple Parisan breakfast at Cafe Constant.
12. An array of delicious pastries.
13. A quick day trip out to Sacre-Coeur.
14. Outfit of the Day in front of the Notre Dame. <3

 Stay tuned for our photos to Barcelona, Spain. :)

La Tour Eiffel

Thursday, September 25, 2014

                                       #SelfieTime! <3                                    
Top: Sincerely Jules via Piperlime (Here)
Cardigan: c/o Aeropostale (Similar)
Bottom: Old Navy (Here)
Shoes: Target (OR this)
Necklace: Dogeared (Here)
Watch: Marc Jacobs (Similar)
Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5 Zip via Nordstrom (Here)

Happy Thursday!

While we were checking out the Eiffel Tower on our second full day there.. I had to capture the beauty of the landmark itself and take some outfit photos. As you can see it had rained overnight so the ground (and somewhat grass) was wet and small puddles had formed. But funny enough the rest of the day became really sunny and hot! 

I had seen this Sincerely Jules tee from this exact post and knew I had to get it into my closet! I did my version of the outfit using it as an inspiration and really liked how it paired well with this skirt from Old Navy. I also picked up this Rebecca Minkoff crossbody during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. It was such a good deal, I couldn't pass it up plus it was the BEST travel purse! Seriously guys, best! It fitted everything plus more and the slate grey went with everything that I had packed! :)

Have you visited Paris yet? 

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Travel Diary: Paris [Part 1]

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Happy Tuesday!

As I had mentioned in my prior post, the Hubs and I had decided to celebrate our 3rd year wedding anniversary by taking a Eurotrip. First stop was Paris, France! It took us about two months to plan everything which didn't seem like a lot of time but good enough for it being our first time. Paris was exactly how I had imagined it and more! It was amazing with all the food, sights, and people. I absolutely loved every bit of the city and can't wait to share with you guys part of our trip there!

We arrived early morning after a 10+ hours flight and was able to take the RER B train from the CDG airport to our hotel. We also got to check-in early so we settled in and got ready to explore! We had to pick-up our museum passes at the Office du Tourisme in the Opera area so we took the train and found our way there. Tip - I highly recommend ordering your museum passes online and picking them up once arrived. It's much easier to have on hand without waiting in line to buy tickets! And you can bypass most entry lines at the museums. :)

 I will post another photo diary later as there were too many photos to shuffle through. 

1. Bonjour La Tour Eiffel! The amazing view from our hotel window. 
2. Walking along the streets of Paris. Trying to blend in with the locals.
3. First eats at Le Petit Cler - escargots a la Bourguignonne!
4. Arrived in Opera and spotted the Academie Nationale De Musique 
5. On our way to pickup the museum passes and stumbled upon Pierre Herme
6. Delicious moules frites! Especially with fresh baguette to dip with.
7. Arc De Triomphe - to get there we had to go underground.
8. Pain au chocolat from the local bakery.
9. People piling on for the Seine River Cruise Tours. 
10. Yep, had to try a double cheeseburger at MCDs. Tastes the same!
11. Hustle and bustle inside Laduree on Champs Elysees. 
12. Practicing my French from the Laduree dinner menu. 
13. Celebrated our anniversary dinner at Les Cocottes -
 [Seabass with Paimpol haricot beans, mushrooms and shellfish sauce]
14. J'adore Paris <3

Stay tuned for Paris [Part Deux]!

Crochet Tunic

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Top: c/o Aeropostale (Here)
Jacket: Old Navy (Similar)
Bottom: Topshop (Here)
Shoes: Gap (Similar)
Necklace: c/o LookbookStore (Similar)
Rings: Madewell (Here)

Happy Thursday!

Now that we're slowly getting into Fall.. here's an outfit to slowly transition the two seasons. I've taken this cute crochet tunic tank from Aeropostale and turning it into a more Fall appropriate outfit. All you have to is layer up by adding this moto brown leather jacket and of course my favorite black skinnies from Topshop. If you haven't tried them out yet, they are the BEST! It's like a second skin.. believe the reviews! ;)

How would you wear this crochet tunic for Fall?

Product Review: Alaffia

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Happy Tuesday!

Sorry for being MIA on the blog. If you follow me on Instagram, you would have seen that I've been on a two week vacation to Paris and Barcelona. It was to celebrate our 3rd year wedding anniversary! It was our first time ever being in Europe and it was amazing. The Hubs and I had so much fun and I'll be having more pictures up on the blog soon! Stay tuned....

In the meantime, I'm trying to play catch up with my new sponsors and product reviews. Before I left, I received a generous box of beauty and skincare products from a company called Alaffia. They're actually based in Washington state which is local to me so I was pretty excited when I was contacted by their PR. The company is all about fair trade and being sustainable. Each product is carefully crafted and handmade and at least 10% of all proceeds will be donated to help families in Togo. It's a win-win situation for everyone! 
So I got to try out a couple products: 

African Black Soap in Tangerine Citrus
Africa's Secret Multipurpose Skin Cream
Purely Coconut Fair Trade Lip Balm (similar)
Moisturizing Shea Butter Bubble Bath

Each product felt great and smelled good too! I really enjoyed the bubble bath the most and loved that it was non-irritating and moisturized my skin. Also, the African Black Soap is all-in-one use and can be used for shampoo, body wash, facial cleanser, etc.. amazing!! I also really like companies that helps the communities out as well. Makes you feel good while using their products. :)

To learn more about Alaffia, you can check out their Facebook and Twitter

What do you think of Alaffia?

Disclaimer: Alaffia did send me the complimentary products so I can review. 
But all honest opinions and thoughts expressed were my own.  
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