Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Shopping Guide: Francophile Favorites

(photo from my instagram)

Remember my dream of going to Paris? Well, it's actually happening! My friends and I recently booked our flights for a trip in May, and I'm over the moon with excitement. With Paris on the brain, I couldn't help but put together some of my favorite Francophile clothes and accessories from around the web. In the meantime, if you have any Paris tips or must-see places you'd like to share with me, please do!

1. J.Crew L'amour Triomphe t-shirt

2. Topshop Oui Non shirt

3. Madewell Bien Fait Sweatshirt

4. ASOS Paris Skyline Tights (also available in their Curve line)

5. Anthropologie Francophile tee

6. Sheinside Team Paris Ruffle Blouse

7. Forever 21 Paris Je T'aime tote

8. Kate Spade Paris and the Single Girl clutch

9. Rifle Paper Co Streets of Paris iPhone case

10. Kate Spade Je Ne Sais Quoi iPhone case

11. Modcloth Le Petit Prince sweatshirt


  1. Ah you will have an amazing time! Try to go have breakfast in Café des Deux Moulins (in Montmartre) it's the cafe from the film Amelie where she worked. Very cute x

  2. love that oui non shirt


  3. I like your top...the placing of the words is slightly naughty!!


  4. I'm obsessed with Paris and am so excited to be fitting in a long layover when I'm in the south of France in April. I can't wait to read all about your first trip! It's going to be magical!

    Shani x
    She Dreams in Perfect French

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  6. Beautiful picks, Keiko! Loving the whimsical feeling of the French-inspired pieces. Le Petit Prince is a favourite of mine :)



  7. I love this! My husband is taking me to Paris for the first time in July as a first anniversary gift and I cannot wait!! Enjoy your trip! :)

  8. 6,8 and 10 are perfect!


  9. I went to Paris last summer and it was wonderful! I spent days and days wandering around in the streets and trust me, walking 3 hours to get somewhere is way better than taking the bus or the tube. You get to see so many wonderful things!

    Have a great time there! x

  10. I would love to go to Paris :) Maybe next year ;)



  11. Sigh... this makes me want someone to whisk me away on an all expenses paid trip to Paris. Wishful thinking, non?

    xo, Liz

  12. Love the J. Crew baseball tee...I've been eying it for awhile and now it's on sale! :)



  13. you are so gorgeous!!


  14. Have an amazing time! I traveled there in 1994 with my high school marching band. I love the Little Prince sweatshirt.

  15. So exciting!! You're going to love it!! :D

  16. my absolute favorite was laying on the lawn at dusk when the Eiffel tower lit up. :)

  17. There's a lot of French inspired pieces around at the moment! Love the Oui Non top


  18. I love the phone cases. Been searching for a new one for my phone :D Thak you for the inspiration


  19. Almost everything closes on Sundays (even many restaurants) except most of the museums. So keep that in mind!

  20. If you push past the dodgy swap meet-looking part just out of the metro and hyper-expensive antique furniture boutiques, my favorite part of the famous Marchés aux Puces at Porte de Clignancourt is Marché Dauphine. The second floor is a charming maze of old records, fashion and newspaper prints, vintage furs and clothing, and collectible cameras. For more affordable vintage shopping, Le Marais is great and generally a very stylish neighborhood. Finally, there's a bunch of Kiloshops all over the city, which are what they sound like: vintage clothes priced by the kilo.

    There's hardly any difference to the hundreds of bar a vins and cafes, so you can really pick any to sip a glass of wine or coffee at for the classic Parisian experience. For a decent cocktail, your options are much more limited, but my favorites so far are Lockwood, Prescription Cocktail Club, Candelaria, and Le Mary Celeste. The best night out is having your own bottle of wine and picnic basket on the Seine just as the sun is setting and then moving down les berges to discover young groups dancing, sometimes a dj under a bridge, and often a saxophonist especially around Île Saint-Louis as it darkens.

    Whoops, that became quite long! I just fall more in love with the city each day as I live here, and could wax on and on about it, sorry!

  21. I love Paris, its beautiful just like they show in the movies. Downside to me, smokers everywhere you go to eat. Visit Pere Lachaise cemetery (where Jim Morrison, Edith Piaf, many others are buried). Have fun, youll fall in love with it more like I did:)

  22. I looove the tights so much, way cuuute!
    Also love the shirt you're wearing, funny. :)
    I hope you have a safe flight to Paris, and be careful of grabby people, even the children! O.o

  23. love the t-shirt you're wearing as well as the blue paris dress! :)


  24. Paris is beautiful. You will love it. I'm not telling you to go to the obvious places because those you surely have on your list but make sure to go the the Orsay museum. The building is amazing and the art covers my faves (Van Gogh, Monet, Degas,...). Go to Montmartre. Just take walks and enjoy it. See the beautiful buildings. :D

  25. On this day last year, I was en route to Paris and the French Rivera for a week. Oh, how I miss studying abroad...anyway, while you're in Paris, I recommend stocking up on French makeup and skincare (Bourjois makes AMAZING eyeliner that I am unfortunately running low on, and Bioderma's Crealine H2O cleanser is amazing and super gentle.) I recommend checking out Shakespeare & Company (awesome English bookstore) and Notre Dame--and, of course, going to the top of the Eiffel Tower at midnight. Bon voyage! :)

  26. OH I am so thrilled for you Keiko! You are going to have a magical time... and then want to travel to Paris at least once a year!

  27. I really loved Montmartre! it was my favourite part of Paris.

    I'm sure you'll have lots of suggestions of wonderful things to do in the city, but I would also highly recommend a couple of day trips; Versailles Palace is incredible, so beautiful, perfect for picnics and boat rides and pretending to be Marie Antoinette. I also really enjoyed Normandy. my family and I went to see the beaches of D-day, so there is a lot of history and museums, but the beaches and restaurants are great too. Normandy is known for its moulles frites!

    I'm sure you'll have a wonderful time. :)