Skurt skurtttt! Baby’s first set of wheels have arrived, thanks to Mima! And what a beautiful ride she’s received, guaranteed to turn heads everywhere we go (once she’s here of course, God willing!). I was browsing Nordstrom online several months back when I started putting together my baby registry / shopping list and kept seeing this gorgeous stroller on my recommended items sidebar. The Mima Xari — not only had I never seen this stroller before, I’ve never even seen one like it! The design is so minimal and sleek. It’s gorgeous in every single color but the Camel stood out to me the most as its so unusual for baby-gear and gave me all the vintage luggage feels! I could also picture my husband pushing it and looking extra dapper *heart eyes* !
Check out the whole post to see this baby in all it’s glory!
It’s always been on my bucketlist to purchase a Chanel in Paris so during our little weekend trip last week I asked my husband to choose a boutique while I finished getting dressed. A little googling led him to decide for us to visit the location at 31 rue Cambon, which happens to be the original Chanel boutique.. the flagship, the mothership! Coco Chanel even once lived in the apartment upstairs. We popped in less than an hour before closing and it was still pretty busy in there, lots of tourists buzzing around making their Chanel purchases. We waited in line for a few minutes before a kind woman grabbed us to help. I can’t say it enough that everyone working at this boutique was so friendly! Something I usually don’t experience at designer boutiques in the US and I seriously thought that attitude would be on ten in Paris. Thinking back though.. I made my first Louboutin purchase in Paris years ago and they were also much nicer than any Louboutin boutique I’ve been to at home (agh especially Chicago!). Maybe I just have great luck in Paris!
I came in with a good idea of what I was looking for, so it was a very quick process for her to pull options for me. I was looking for a wallet-on-chain in caviar leather or patent leather – in a neutral color. I narrowed it down to classic black with gold hardware and a nude le boy with what looked like champagne hardware.. it wasn’t quite gold or silver. Waseem wanted me to go with the boy but it’s so hard for me to stray from a black & gold combo, and I just love classic designs. It took me a couple years to even appreciate the newer le boy style & I even own one in a loud electric blue patent leather but… classics will always have my heart! My lambskin double flap gives me so much grief because I hate how soft the leather is so I was long overdue on something black & in caviar leather anyways.
All the other shoppers were sipping on champagne as they made their purchases but me being the child that I am enjoyed a cold can of pop while I checked out lol! From start to finish it was such a lovely experience shopping at Chanel Cambon and what is extra unique about this location is that they have exclusive packaging. Every boutique in the world uses black boxes/bags but the flagship location perfectly wraps everything in white! If you ever buy a pre-loved Chanel and it comes in its original white box, you’ll know it came from the iconic Cambon location. Very cool!
Don’t forget your passport so you can get a VAT refund when you leave Europe! I forgot mine but luckily I always have a scan of it handy on my phone and they were nice enough to accept that! Even without the tax refund, my WOC was cheaper in Paris than in the US; but with the tax refund it really was a great deal (about $1600 vs $2100+tax)! I kind of wish I splurged on something bigger.. ah well, next time! :)
Waseem‘s always wanted to spontaneously jet off for a weekend in Paris and we finally made it happen! After an intense several weeks for us both, a little detox is exactly what the doctor ordered.
I don’t know when I’ll get over off the shoulder tops, leggings, or all black haha but today’s outfit was so me! I got this ruched off the shoulder top for our trip and I’m seriously obsessed! It’s so flattering no matter how you’re feeling about your body (I spy a baby bump below!), plus the layers & textures give it such a high end feel that photographs flawlessly! I paired it with some liquid leggings and slipped on some comfy flats and I was good to go! All of my outfit details are at the bottom, enjoy!
It’s pretty obvious that I’m more of a beauty girl than fashion. As much as I love keeping my eye on the runways and street-style (oh fashion bloggers, how do y’all do it?!), I always find myself valuing comfort when it comes to myself. Now that I’m pregnant and starting to waddle, that desire has absolutelyyy taken over; but I am super excited to start sharing cute bump-style soon! I get so excited when trends become more comfy and two shoe trends have been speaking to me for awhile now… mules & loafers! Goodbye shoe-icide. Gucci’s Princetown Loafers were the blogger shoe last year and it took me for-EVA to hunt the pair I wanted down. My husband got me a pair in October for my birthday and they’ve quickly become my favorite shoes.
As fashion week(s) is coming to a close, I’ve been thinking about the beauty looks we’ve been seeing on the runway and brainstorming for spring. With all the fresh inspo on my mind, I stopped by Ulta Beauty to pick up a few new products for the season! I was happy to see a ton of color instead of just classic natural beauty (which I do love and still included below btw!). All the colors and textures, like glitter & gloss, makes me remember that makeup doesn’t have to be serious or over-polished. It can be bold & it can be fun!