Fresh off our trip to Paris, I’m still wishing I were eating a croissant at Cafe de Flore and wandering the streets of Saint Germain (my favorite area thus far). Paris and Lyon were amazing and it being my first time to the city of lights, we made sure each day was full.
The food, the fashion and the people were lovely (more on the food and fashion in my upcoming two part Paris post). I found most days, while not planned out, began and ended with a stroll through the beautiful streets lined with flower boxes and Juliet balconies. The quintessential effortless Parisian girl seemed to be everywhere and I found myself, unconsciously one afternoon in head to toe French labels.
IRO has always been a favorite of mine, particularly their leather jackets. I brought along a recent piece I’d picked up in the States that worked perfectly in Paris….of course. A wander into IRO’s Paris boutique resulted in more goodies joining my already loved collection 🙂
Dress: IRO (also love this color), Shoes: Balenciaga (also love this option), Pouch: Louis Vuitton, Sunnies: Celine.
With our Paris trip less than a week away, I was inspired over the weekend to bring out one of my favorite Summer dresses-which happened to be a sale find in Sydney. My Collette sundress is one of my faves and perfect for a sticky NYC day. The detail is everything and can easily be dressed up or down. I chose to add a denim top for a more laid back feel.
Dress: Collette (similar here & here), Top: Frank & Eileen, Shoes: Aquazzura, Sunnies: Barton Perreira (similar here), Ring: Gemma Redux.
Trench: Topshop, Lace up sandal: Old Navy, Sunnies: Ray-Ban, Cardigan: Topshop, Backpack: Longchamp, Earrings: Bing Bang, Scarf: Kate Spade.
Over the weekend, I decided to continue a new obsession of mine…matcha. This super tea was first introduced to me years ago, but I really gained an appreciation for it when we went to Japan. Matcha straight from the source is like nothing else and the vibrant green color is mesmerizing.
With a weekly trip to Tokyo out, I searched for the best matcha spots locally. Matcha Bar, in Brooklyn is my top pic. These guys are the real deal, taking trips and sourcing their match directly from Japan. In West Village I found Chalait, complete with some of the best avo toast in the city. The iced matcha latte with almond milk is delish.
With at least 5 more locations still on my list, I will happily continue the matcha hunt 🙂
Shorts: Rag & Bone, Tee: Rag & Bone, Sandals: Balenciaga, Bag: Balenciaga, Hat: NYC markets (similar here), Sunnies: Illesteva.