Monday, May 11, 2015

How to Dress Like a Parisian

The Ooh La La! Paris Tour ladies and I had the great joy of meeting with the fabulous blogger, Alois, from Dress Like a Parisian.  If you don't know her blog, well then, you must take a look.  She's young, she's brilliant and she gives amazing advice!
 Aloise said as Americans (and one Canadian) we should avoid matching too much and add "a bit more accident to the style."  Sometimes, she said people visiting Paris look like they're going on a hike.  (But not, the Ooh La La! Ladies!)

As French women get older, they don't think oh, I'm out of the sexy game.  Rather then move it--perhaps rather than showing off their legs, they might show off a beautiful, well defined back.

If you're a bit curvy, it's a good idea to wear shoes that are the same color as your pants and create a fluid line.

However, Alois doesn't need to worry about that.  She is quite slender.  Here are her adorable shoes.  Look how they match her top.  It's very subtle, but very eye-catching.

 The key to dressing like a Parisian is figuring out what are your best assets and then accenting them.  And of course, it's important to hide any flaws.

She told us how her grandmother has beautiful hands and that for her birthday, they treated her to a manicure.  Her grandmother was hesitate at first, but she tried blue nail lacquer and you know what--she got lots of compliments.

Quality is very important, as well as creating a clean lines.  Oh, and it's a good idea to avoid supperfulous details.  If a tee shirt says "Glamorous" on it, Alois says then it is not glamorous!  

Aloise gave us a list of places to shop in the Marais.

 And so the Ooh La La! Paris Tour ladies were off and running!
 I took a group to the famous BHV.  It stands for Bazaar Hotel de Ville.
 And look what we found:  a vintage pop up store.  (J'adore vintage!)
 Pretty vintage dresses from the 70's and 80's.  Adorable!
 I bought this polka dot skirt.  I love polka dots!
Au revoir, Alois!  Merci beaucoup for helping us to dress like a Parisian!!!!


  1. Ooh, la, la! 70's and 80's vintage...I feel ancient!

  2. Aloise have beautifull style. Oh I need to visite shop like this (pop up store). I like when I can combine retro (or pin up) clothes with modern pieces. In our capital city we have similar shops, but not too much. So I'm shoping in second hands! :D And it's Wonderland for me!

  3. I loved reading this!


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