Birthday Weekend in Paris

Get ready for a long post, because I think Paris happens to be one of the most photogenic cities in the wold, so of course I got snapping! Last month I had a really special and memorable birthday weekend in Paris spent with my husband. A few days filled with incredible food, stunning sights, new discoveries and old favorites…and a little shopping too! Here’s what we got up to during our long weekend in Paris:

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Extra, Extra! Where I Get My News

Despite just how baffling the news stories might be, I think it’s good to stay abreast of stories that might affect me or my community, what’s going on worldwide. Here’s my routine for checking the news and my go-to sources for stories.

And don’t worry, I’m also giving details on this outfit, it’s how I do casual—a little bit extra!

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The Most Instagrammable Spots in Tokyo, Japan

I knew Tokyo would be a cool city, but it’s coolness far surpassed my expectations. People here are chic. So are the buildings. And of course the pockets of green spaces found within the city are a sight to behold, especially during cherry blossom season. I’ll be sharing our full itinerary soon, but until then, here are my seven favorite spots to get that perfect Instagram snap…or better yet, just revel in the beauty that is Tokyo.

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Secrets for Easy Sophistication

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been wearing some version of this outfit on repeat, as I find it’s a simple, but sophisticated look that can take me to any number of places and situations. For everyday life, I love to dress in a way that’s elevated but still and comfortable and below, I’ve broken down my secrets to easy sophistication!

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The Only Jumpsuit You Need This Spring

Jumpsuits and boilersuits are back in a big way this year. I’ve yet to dip my toe into the latter, but I’m all about a jumpsuit and this one is pretty well perfect. I initially was going to choose this style in black, but ended up choosing the bright pink instead. And you know what? Jumpsuit on = mood lifted.

Why do I love a jumpsuit? Read on:

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Reformation Red

January can be a bit of a dreary and drab month. All the Christmas decorations are put away, the weather is generally gloomy and there are no holidays to get excited about. So when February arrives, I’m ready to throw myself into the new month and get decked out in some color—namely red!

And especially when it’s this dress:

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How To Style A Little White Dress

How to Style A Little White Dress…or at least how I like to style one, and for me, it’s all about a classic color combination for a classic look.

When you hear ‘little white dress’ you might be reminded of a bridal shower or engagement party, but I think there’s so much more to this garment. Like a blank canvas, it can be turned into anything and be fit for any occasion, really, depending on on what you choose to add to it.

The addition of a few black, white and gold accessories turns this into a timeless look that’ll take you plenty of places.

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