Monday, March 17, 2014

Viva Las Vegas - Day Three: Parisian [Pt.1]

E here, the inspiration for my day three vacation outfit was Parisian. [All I needed was a beret.] On this day we ate lunch at the spectacular Paris hotel and casino. Personally, it's one of my favorite hotels. I love everything about Paris; the atmosphere, the décor, the feeling that you're walking down a cobbled street in Paris. The piѐce de résistance? Why, the food of course!  Let me tell you, the deserts did not disappoint. My eyes nearly bulged out of their sockets when I saw the macaroons and crème brûlée. J'adore macaroons! It's ok to indulge yourself once and a while right? 
[ Even the décor at the buffet was exquisite!]
[Macaroon Eiffel Tower]
[Macaroons, crème brûlée, fruit tart. Mouth watering isn't it?]
What I love about wearing stripes is that they go with just about anything. This black and white top was such a great find because it looks classy with anything. The cut and fabric of the top reminds me of the sort of fashion that you would see a style icon like Audrey Hepburn wearing back in the day. 

Thrifted items; stripe tank: Cyrus $4.99 (Goodwill,) cardigan: Banana Republic $7.99 (Goodwill,) flats: Tahari $9.99 (Goodwill.) Non-thrifted items; skirt: Joe B $10 (Fred Meyer,) necklace: Fred Meyer $7.99.
Mixing prints and textures is a fun way to create a personal style statement. Here, the black and white stripes tie in very well with the monochromatic floral print skirt, creating a cohesive look. Furthermore, by wearing black tights, you can really dress up an outfit and make it look more sophisticated.

For a pop of color, I wore a chunky, colorful necklace to play against the rich black and white tones of the outfit. When you mix prints you don't want to overwhelm the outfit with too much jewelry and accessories. By wearing a piece of statement jewelry, I'm able to tie the outfit together as well as add a splash of color. That's it for this portion. Check back soon for photos of my evening outfits, and tips for how to pack for special events.

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