5 Eurochic Fashion Finds for Fall

5 Eurochic Fashion Finds for Fall

(photo source) For the last few months, I have anticipated each issue of the new monthly online magazine - Matchbook. I am enamored with the editors' beautiful photos, remarkable fashion sense, quirky writing style, and plenty of Eurochic finds for my Franchophile/Europhile personality. Continue reading

British Styles at the Gap

British Styles at the Gap

 (Gap's Portobello Road Collection) This weekend, I headed to an outdoor mall for a little back-to-school shopping. No, I'm not personally headed back to school, however, this time of year always makes me want to buy new clothes. I passed by several shop windows before seeing a truly lovely Continue reading

Traveling Coach

Traveling Coach

Last year when I was traveling around the US and Canada for work, I hesitated taking a purse. At the time, the purses I had were not huge by today's standards, but large enough to take up room in my carryon luggage, which meant I may be faced with paying for a bag. Let's face it, when you're trying Continue reading

Morning Dress at the Royal Wedding

Morning Dress at the Royal Wedding

(Photo sources: left, right) I was one of the many millions of people who watched - celebrated  - the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton last Friday. I absolutely loved Kate's dress - simple, understated, elegance, quite like how she dresses normally. But I also loved seeing all Continue reading

Casually Chic Fridays in France

Casually Chic Fridays in France

In the US, where business casual work environments and "casual Fridays" prevail, it's easy to forget that a place of business is still, well..a place of business. Even if you don't have meetings on Fridays or if your CEO never shows her face after 3 PM on Thursday, it could still be considered a Continue reading

French Lessons: One Scarf, Four Ways

French Lessons: One Scarf, Four Ways

French women collect scarves like American women collect handbags. Mireille Guiliano, author of French Women Don't Get Fat It seems that when most American children are just learning to tie their own shoes, children in France are learning to tie their own scarves. This goes for girls and boys. Continue reading

For a French Woman, Less is More

For a French Woman, Less is More

(Photo source) When it comes to clothes, American women tend to think that more is better, or that more expensive is better. But that is not the case with a French woman. For her, less is more, and even inexpensive items can be, in her view, priceless. For instance, an American woman may have a Continue reading

I See London, I See France

I See London, I See France

This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, I see London, I see France. Not only did I laugh when I saw these in Macy's on State but I thought the picture was perfect for the blog! These are Calvin Klein's men's x-global trunks. No doubt as a tribute to the 2010 World Cup, these briefs are Continue reading

Happy Birthday Coco Chanel

Happy Birthday Coco Chanel

(Photo Source) Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel was born on this day in 1883 in Samur, France. Many people know Coco for her timeless perfume - Chanel No. 5, but did you also know that: She was raised by nuns who taught her to sew. She was given the name "Coco" while working as a singer. The name is Continue reading

Laver's Law of Fashion

Laver's Law of Fashion

(Photo source) When Scott and I went to London a few years ago, we were fortunate enough to visit the Victoria and Albert Museum. I remember it was our last day in Europe and we had walked around London all day long wanting to soak in every last bit of history. We happened upon the V&A by Continue reading

Audrey Hepburn's Little Black Dress Tops Fashion List

Audrey Hepburn's Little Black Dress Tops Fashion List

(Photo courtesy of Flickr) Legendary actress Audrey Hepburn may be gone, but her beauty and style are hardly forgotten. Much of what the world remembers of Audrey’s style is associated with what she wore on the big screen. Who could forget her simple but gorgeous dresses in Sabrina, her bright Continue reading

British Women: Head Over Heels For Shoes

British Women: Head Over Heels For Shoes

(Photo courtesy of Flickr) Not only are British women crazy about their handbags, but they are also head over heels for their shoes! A recent survey of 2,000 British women shows that the average British woman has at least 17 pairs of shoes. The survey also revealed some interesting tidbits on Continue reading