St Tropez was everything I thought of and so much more. A little coastal town in the South of France is big on glamour, luxury, exclusive beaches and vibrant night life. I loved laid-back vibe with great food and chill music at Club les Palmiers and I loved decor and ambience of L’Opera restaurant. I loved walking narrow cobblestone streets lined up with local designer boutiques and admiring local artists drawing sunsets at yacht-lined port.

Every corner made a great photo opportunity.

Shop similar St Tropez looks of white lace rompers, dresses, pom pom sandals and straw bags at these links.

Lace Romper (also here and here) /Lace open shoulder topSandals (or here) / Straw Bag / Hat

Taking it back today to my amazing trip to French Riviera just a month ago. What a gorgeous coast- Nice, Cannes, St Tropez, Eze village. Just thinking about their beautiful beaches, colorful buildings, cute cafes, best seafood and Rose wine, makes me want to go back . Every corner made a perfect photo op and I am sharing them with you here.

To shop my looks click on links below of what is available online (some items like sequenced stripes skirt is by D&G and a vintage at this point)

White open back jumpsuit / Boudoir lace jumpsuit / Gladiators / White Open back top / White Swimsuit /

Accessories: Sunglasses by Chloe and Italia Independent / Round bag by Vivienne Westwood (sold out, but similar here) / Hat by local french designer

Scarfs from Mila&Such (use code Elena to get 10% off)

Jewelry by Kira Koktysh

If you love to be inspired you’ll be in heaven in Paris. The creativity is so abundant, no wonder so many artists and writers lived and worked here. Sometimes I wonder what it would be like to be Woody Allen or Karl Lagerfeld or Ernest Hemingway for a day, to create like they did. The energy and beauty of the place will stay with me in my memories and pictures and I am sharing them here.
Since I claim to be a fashion blogger, let’s talk about just that. It amazes me how Parisian women always seem to know how to put together an effortless look and for that they certainty have a sense of style and of course an endless array of boutiques and departments stores.
Quick review on few areas that I shopped at:
1. Arrondissement 8 – Avenue Montaigne is home to high end legendary designers like Chanel and Hermes, as well as lavish houses, restaurants and hotels, such Hotel Plaza Athenee, which got its new kind of fame from Sex and the City movie. It’s a glamorous area to walk around, stop by coffee and macaron at Laduree and do some window shopping. If you are up for some serious shopping, quick tip – make sure to make an appointment in the morning if you are planning to shop bags in Hermes. When I went to the store in the afternoon and asked to see a bag, they looked at me like I was from another planet as I was without appointment and all bags were sold out for the day :)
2. Arrondissement 4 – Marais is packed with sexy cafes and stylish stores, here you can find high quality local designers, vintage stores, antiques and handcrafted jewelry. For lunch stop by restaurant Georges which is located on the top floor of Pampidou Center for an outstanding views of Paris and some champagne and foie gras.
3. Arrondissement 7 – St Germain was once home to many publishing houses and was a popular area for writters and intellectuals, who haunted local cafes such as Café Fiore and Bon Monmarte. It later attracted fashion houses like Balmain and Sonia Rykiel, who even decorated its boutique as a library and a book cafe. Make sure to also check out book store Assouline for some one-of-a kind fashion books to buy or just browse sitting on the bench by the window facing the garden. What a treat!
St Germain is also home to Bon Marche department store. I don’t usually shop at department stores, although I enjoyed full floor of designer kids collections at Galleries Lafayette and I enjoyed shoe shopping at Bon Marche (Great sales in July, you can get a nice pair of Chanel shoes for 300 Euros)
It is always a difficult decision choosing which of Paris’s arrodissments to explore and stay at, each offering something different. I did enjoy these 3 arrodissments the most for their creative appeal and a wide variety of little parks, unexpected corners, hidden quartiers, beautiful window displays, boutiques, hotels and restaurants. That’s the Paris I love the most.
PS To shop some of my looks here are the links:
White Jumpsuit / Tulle skirt / Stripes top / Red lace dress (sold out, similar here and here) / Louboutin shoes

 

If you are planning a trip to French or Italian Riviera or any other destination by the coast, check out some of my picks for that breezy easy effortless chic look.

1. Off the shoulder dress (or here) and Top (as pictured) or Blouse

2. Cut-out Dress (here or here)

3. White Dress

4. Stripes separates and Stripes Romper

5. Open back Jumpsuit (or here)

6. Crochet cover-up

7. Straw accessories : Hat and Tote (or here)

8. Sunglasses: Karen Walker / Chloe / Free People

One of my favorite accessory of all time is a scarf. It can brighten up any neutral outfit, as well as can keep you warm or hide imperfections.

It can be worn many different ways – skinny around a neck or wide and tied with the belt. I also like tying it on my bag or hat, as well as around my wrist or an ankle. I also wear it as a top on a hot summer day or wrapped around the waist over the swimsuit.

All scarfs featured in this post are by a talented scarf designer Mila&Such. Shop her collection here.

Happy Summer everyone! :) I hope you all enjoy a great weather outside with your loved ones and of course sneaking in some online shopping.

Here’s what on my shopping list this holiday weekend:

1. Sophia Webster shoes at Saks

2. Self-Portairt dresses at NM

3. Kids sale at Yoox

4.Eugenia Kim hats at Nordstrom

5. Open back tops at Asos

6. White dresses at PixieMarket

7. Swimwear at NastyGal

8. Kendal + Kylie crop top

9. Marimekko patio collection at Target