parisian street style.

When we were in Paris, I felt compelled to capture the absolutely effortless style of Parisian women. I may not be Vanessa Jackman or Bill Cunningham, but I did my best. It's a good thing I took a candid photography class at RISD to overcome the fear of random acts of photography. {cv} called me a stalker--and I'll admit that I felt a little like one. These photos aren't perfect, but they'll help me remember our Parisian adventure. Enjoy!


Chambray and cobalt blue. Need I say more?


Glittery Oxfords and hairbows on Rue Rivoli. 


Golden {from head to toe} down the street from Chanel. {I wish I hadn't taken this in motion. sigh.}


Black + Grey + Orange--without feeling even a bit Halloween-ish.


A bold print paired with neutral accessories--and yet another pair of Oxfords.


A quintessentially French ensemble. {I only wish that daggone van wasn't in the background.}

Sigh. Can we just go back now? I was absolutely inspired to polish my look after our visit, even when I'm just running errands. I also really want to try Oxfords, but I haven't made the leap just yet ;) There are a few more where these came from--and I'll share them with you next week! Have a fantastic Thursday and I'll see you all for some Labor Day Friday's Fancies at midnight...


P.S. An enormous thank you to those who entered my J.Crew giveaway. I was absolutely overwhelmed with your enthusiasm! Miss Allison {from In the Queen City} was the lucky lady this time--and I only wish all of you could win for everything you've given me. I hope you'll stick around {long distance loving}, even when I'm not giving away giftcards to everyone's favorite retailer ;)

21 comments:

  1. LOVE that you did this! How fun! It makes me wish I were there. xo

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  2. This is fantastic!
    Amzing streetstyle pictures, I really love the Parisian style!

    Sophie.

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  3. love this post!! i always get inspired to dress better when i travel :) after paris i wanted a blazer! EVERY french girl had one! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  4. I'm incredibly intimidated to take pictures of people on the street so you are much braver than me! I'm paranoid someone is going to get mad and smash my camera and that would be the worst day ever.

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  5. Great photos, i love golden style :))

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  6. I LOVE this post and these photos! I'm especially loving the woman on the bike. And you certainly need to take the plunge and purchase a pair of oxfords. They're the best! Congrats to Allison even though I'm a teensy bit jealous ;)

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  7. These photos are fabulous! I love how organic they are, yet you still nabbed some magazine-worthy shots, lady. Sigh, I adore Paris. French fashion is something else. I really, really want me some of those oxfords. (Morgan's post today didn't help matters either.) ;) Happy Thursday!

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  8. These are amazing photos! Street style is always my favorite feature in magazines and websites. One of the top reasons I want to go to Paris is to experience the effortless fashion! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  9. I love all of these - what an inspiration! I totally feel like I need to up my style and add more polish after seeing this. PS- I'm totally impressed with your "stalker" skills.

    Stephanie
    twenty-something

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  10. Photoshop that stupid van out! Voila! Amazing photo :)

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  11. i aspire to be that lady on the bike someday. too cute! xox

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  12. LOVE all the different outfits - each one almost tells a story about the person...
    x

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  13. I love Paris! And those effortlessly super stylish women. One thing I've really worked on this summer is going with my natural hair... no blow drying or straightening, just rocking what I've got. Next up is to work on an effortless wardrobe ;)

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  14. I love this! It is straight out of a movie- people actually looking fashionable & flawless running errands- makes me want to get ready before I go out!

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  15. love it! i'm posting about parisians today too, but about their approach to marriage vs. ours!

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  16. LOVE these - I miss Paris so much. I am desperate to go back in the warm weather months for more of a style fix (I was there over New Year's); I really couldn't get enough just staring at all of the perfectly layered and polished outfits around me!

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  17. Thanks for the shout out! Soooooo excited about the gift card!!!

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  18. Do you have some good tips for getting nice candid shots without making any strangers angry? (:

    I love these candid shots you took of Parisian style.

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  19. These photos are beautiful -- thanks so much for sharing them with us! I have yet to try Oxfords, too, but I really want to! :-)

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  20. GREAT pictures!!! I am so inspired when I am there but these pictures are the next best thing. Love the ladies in the Oxford shoes!! Tell Paris, Hi for me! xoxo

    P.S. The Now and newest sponsor, Swirl, are hosting a J. Crew gift card giveaway on the blog. Make sure to enter!

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  21. I bought a pair of black oxfords a year (or longer) ago and wore then about ONCE... but after seeing these pics, I think I'll have to try them out again :) Love the candid feel you captured, unlike most of my photos (during travels or otherwise) haha.

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