the style hive: April 2016

In Bruges

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Coat: Zara / Striped Jacket: Topshop (similar, similar) / Top: ZaraJeans: Topshop
Shoes: Topshop / Pin: Chanel (similar) / Backpack: Loeffler Randall / Glasses: Anthropologie

A quick post of what I wore when we explored Bruges last month (luckily before the attacks happened, thank goodness). I also a travel guide to Bruges posted on Sarah's blog. Check it out for where to go for the best chocolate and more! Also just check out Sarah's blog in general because she just posted all about her amazing travels around Spain and Morocco.

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cemetery style

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Jacket: Topshop (similar, similar) / Top: WhoWhatWear for Target (same fit / similar print) / 
Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Topshop / Lipstick: "Rio Rio" / Bag: vintage Chanel

Hopefully this isn't too sacrelige, but I think it's okay because the Bubonic plague happened over 600 years ago and anyway there aren't actually any bodies buried in this cemetery in Rouen, France. Apparently they figured out that dumping all the rotting bodies right in the middle of the town square wasn't such a great idea and dug them all up again for relocation outside the city. Still, the architecture here is way cool and the little skulls on the walls don't let you forget why this plot of land was carved out in the first place.

To counteract all the grimness I wore my brightest outfit yet on the trip! Totally kidding, I had no idea we would be visiting this cemetery. I just wanted to try my hand at mixing prints and I think I did a good job? Maybe? Are the prints too loud that they'll raise the dead? Ba-dum-tish. Okay, that was a bad one. I'll stop now. 

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Coat: Zara / Top: Zara / Jeans: Topshop via Poshmark / Boots: Zara 
Choker: Zara / Sunglassess: Karen Walker / Bag: vintage Chanel / Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo

I unintentionally wore the colors of the French flag on this day. I just had my mind set on wearing my newest Zara purchases - the coat, choker, and shoes. Do I have way too many coats? Absolutely. Do I have way too many shoes? Yep. Has this ever stopped me? Not once. Because, you see, I don't have a red coat and I don't have suede heeled boots. Or so I tell myself. Another thing I tell myself: I have room in my suitcase!!

This was a pretty perfect day that we spent in Paris. (It was actually only a half-day as we had joined our boat group by that point.) We went back to Angelina's for lunch before heading over to the Galeries Lafayette, AKA Paris's largest department store and place of my dreams. It's everything you're probably imagining a French department store to be - really classy, gorgeous high ceilings, high-end brands, and kiosks. Did I say kiosks? I meant Chanel kiosks. What. I myself just hit up the Topshop, natch, which is the only Topshop in Paris! You knew I'd find it. ;)

Hope everyone is having a good Monday! I'm totally planing on wearing this outfit again ASAP, as soon as this pesky snow goes away...yeah, nice winter we're having this spring, right?

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31 Rue Cambon

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Jacket: WhoWhatWear for Target / Top: Ted Baker / Jeans: Topshop /
Shoes: Topshop / Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Pin: Chanel / Bag: vintage Chanel

Feeling like a member of the Pink Ladies with this getup and I'm not mad about it. On our second day in Paris we devoted ourselves to shopping - and somehow we found ourselves back at 31 Rue Cambon, AKA the original flagship store of Miss Coco Chanel. The last time we were in Paris, we had stopped by and my mom picked out a necklace for herself and surprised me with this gorgeous pin for my birthday a few months later. It only felt appropriate to wear it back again! I did not get anything this time around, nor did I even allow myself the temptation. I dropped my mom and grandma off, snapped these photos, and marched my way back to Zara. Although, needless to say, I did some considerable damage there, too...

Hope everyone's having a good week so far! Thanks for stopping by.

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