Strasbourg

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I’m so excited to finally share with you pictures of my trip to France! Doug headed over to Paris for work earlier in September, and I decided to take some time off to visit. When I landed in Paris, Doug picked me up in an Uber car and whisked us off to the Gare de l’Est so we could catch our train to Strasbourg. I’ve always loved the Rhineland black and white timber buildings and couldn’t wait to see them in person. And they certainly didn’t disappoint!

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On my first day in Strasbourg it was already late in the afternoon so we just started to wander around the city. Much of the city is just like any other bustling city, except when you start to enter the Petite-France area.  This is where you find all the beautiful buildings, the gorgeous window boxes full of red geraniums, German influenced restaurants and shops, and of course, the Rhine River.

Shirt: Madewell / Jeans: Paige / Scarf: AliKat / Sunglasses: Prada / Shoes: Sam Edelman

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We ate dinner at a local restaurant by the river, La Corde à Linge. I wanted to try some local wine and eat traditional Alsacienne food, including the egg noodle dumplings called Spätzle. Best part of our day, according to Doug, was on our walk back to the hotel where we stumbled upon a little alleyway full of tents for the European Fantasy Film Festival of Strasbourg! French comic books and movie posters were for being sold by people dressed up as characters from the Game of Thrones. While he ogled over the French comic books, I bought some cool Alice in Wonderland themed jewelry that you’ll see later this week!


 
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Last Days of Summer with eShakti

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With the recent 80* temps I thought it would only be appropriate to bring out one of my last summer looks before I fully transition over to fall. This dress was sent to me by eShakti — a company that custom makes your clothes to your size, height, and style — all within 2 weeks! I chose this flowy high/low midi dress because of its versatility. I can see it going from the beach as a coverup to cocktails before dinner with just a few simple accessories. The neck has a tie that can be left loose (as I’m wearing it) or tied up in a bow. It also looks great belted! Even though summer is over, I will definitely be pulling this dress out this winter when we head to Costa Rica on vacation.

Dress: eShakti ℅ / Rings: Ann Taylor / Shoes: Calvin Klein (similar) / Sunglasses: Prada

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Rules for the Modern Girl

A modern girl…
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Takes advantage of a few extra days in the City of Light

Embraces the French breakfast of croissants and coffee…
…but still orders her “American” orange juice

Is sad to leave a city filled with such beauty and history

Already started planning her next trip back! 


 
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Oh, hey! I’m back!

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Oh, hey there! I’m back! If you follow me on Instagram then you might have seen that I got temporarily stuck in Paris due to the Air France strike. I know, I know! Stuck in Paris? There are definitely worse places to be stuck. But alas, I was stuck there an extra three days with no clean clothes and nobody to pal around with as Doug had to go back to work. Needless to say I spent a lot of time visiting museums, and sitting in cafés people watching/drinking rosé wine.

Yesterday was such a mess — I nearly didn’t make my flight home! Between my Parisian Uber driver getting us stuck in the middle of an open air market, the Delta check-in line being over 500 people long, and the French machine-gun-toting Military Police evacuating the terminal due to a security breach — it was nearly time to get on my plane and I had not even made it past Border Patrol!

Lucky for me (and a perk of traveling alone) I was able to slip past the woman guarding the Sky Priority lane at Border Patrol (she was busy dealing with a very angered non-French speaking traveler) and I rushed past the huge line. I ran through security, grabbed two croissants at Paul in the terminal, and sprinted to my gate!

Anyways, I am finally home! I took lots and lots of pictures of my travels to Strasbourg, Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, and Paris and I can’t wait to share them with you next week.

Bon week-end à tous!


 
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Baby you’re so classic

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I’m not much for cars, but I stumbled upon a huge vintage car show in town a few days ago and just marveled over how amazing these cars looked! Its so crazy to think that they were not only made with such craftsmanship and of the highest quality, but have been preserved in such great condition all these years.

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I like to think the same principles apply to clothes — so I try to invest in the best of the best. Items that are classic and are made with such quality that they last for years!  So next time you’re out shopping, just think of the lyrics to the song… baby you’re so classic!


 
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