Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Making it Count



I didn't do a TON of shopping while I was in Paris, but I made the shopping I did do really count. This gorgeous leather vest was an instant must-have; I first spotted it in a shop window the first night I got into town, and although the store was closed at the time, I knew I'd eventually make my way over there when it was open. As it turned out, I came across a second store location early into my first shopping day, and I didn't waste any time making this beauty mine. 

One of the things I love about shopping in Paris is the attentiveness of the salespeople. When I tried this vest on I zipped it all the way up and tied the belt in the center, but the lady who was helping me showed me how to leave the zipper down partway and adjust the alignment of the belt just so. Thank you for increasing my chic factor, Parisian sales lady!

The ring and bracelet are also from my weekend in Paris, and I've already worn both of them several times. It's a good thing  there will be more trips to France in my near future, because I'm regretting not bringing back more items from the wonderful shop where I found them (they have some items available online, but it's not nearly as fun as bringing something home from a shop in Paris, right?). Before work sends me back to France I'll be saving my pennies for one of their amazing chunky necklaces.

Dress: Desigual
Vest: Cotélac
Skirt, tights: Noa Noa
Boots: All Black
Jewelry: Metal Pointu's

9 comments:

Nancy Friedman said...

Did you know that Cotélac opened a store on Fillmore last month? Beautiful store, friendly salespeople, gorgeous clothes.

C'estChic! said...

So glad you "have" to travel for work--to such a wonderful destination! Stunning vest, and LOVE the Metal Pointu pieces!!! One of their necklaces would definitely be worth saving for...

Audi said...

Nancy Friedman: Yes, in fact I went in the Fillmore store not long before my trip. Interestingly though, the stock doesn't seem to be at all the same. I also had my eye on a skirt in the Paris shop, and am hoping I see it turn up out here.

LPC said...

And it looks so great over that dress. Wonderful.

Sheila said...

Love that leather vest! I have had my eye out for a moto-style vest for ages...I keep hoping I'll find one second-hand.

The jewelry is stunning and really suits you.

et said...

Great story about the French saleswoman - though I'd argue you don't need any help upping the chic factor. I'd feel blessed iff I had your or a French style sense! Am still working my way through your most helpful tutorials.

Ravina Sniper said...

You always make your outfits look so fun, comfortable, chic and edgy and oh-so-YOU. Love it!

Shybiker said...

Fabulous vest. And kudos on wearing it optimally.

Eyeliah said...

ohhh, great choices. I have learned to go for quality over quantity finally!