Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Bellefleur Lingerie Book Club: PARISIAN CHIC: A Style Guide by Ines del la Pressange. Discussion Two.

Let's talk basics.  Page twenty-three says that dressing like a Parisian is simple.  The chic Parisian look focuses on staples that allow you to be prepared for anything and always look put together.  In this chapter Ines reveals the "Magnificent Seven":

1. Blazer
2. Trench
3. Tank Top
4. Navy Sweater
5. Little Black Dress
6. Jeans
7. Leather Jacket

Here are a few of our favorite style tips on each:

1.  Blazer- Push back or roll up the sleeves- the ultimate "easy chic" statement. Even better when the lining is a different color.
2. Trench- Never buckle the belt properly like a good girl. tie it in front or behind with the buckle hanging loose. This is VERY Parisian.
3. Tank Top- Keep it simple: black, gray, white, navy, and khaki.
4. Navy Sweater- Black sweaters are just too easy. Pair with flat shoes for an "easy cool" look.
5. Little Black Dress- Abstract, universal, prepared for anything.
6. Jeans- Dress them up at night with a silver sequined jacket.
7. Leather Jacket- Pair with a chiffon dress for a transforming touch.

What do you think of her list?  Do you have your own list of basics or key items every woman should have in their wardrobe?

We are loving some easy this read is to pick up and turn to any chapter.  She has such fabulous tips on perfume and decorating your home as well.  We hope you all are enjoying it as much as we are!

xx Bellefleur

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Turn on the Bright Lights

We are loving all the brights this summer!  Often ladies are intimidated to wear bright colors or color at all.  Wearing colorful lingerie is easy and fun.  If you pick the right shades, these colors can work like makeup against your skin.  A good match highlights your beautiful eyes, skin, and hair.  Don't be afraid of neon's if you are pale.  Neon shades can turn the lightest of skin tones a few shades darker like magic.  Here are a few of our favorite BRIGHTS currently in the shop-
xx. Bellefleur

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Bellefleur Lingerie Book Club: PARISIAN CHIC: A Style Guide by Ines del la Pressange. Discussion One.

"Celebrity model Inès de la Fressange shares the well-kept secrets of how Parisian women maintain effortless glamour and a timeless allure. Inès de la Fressange—France’s icon of chic—shares her personal tips for living with style and charm, gleaned from decades in the fashion industry. She offers specific pointers on how to dress like a Parisian, including how to mix affordable basics with high-fashion touches, and how to accessorize. Her step-by-step do’s and don’ts are accompanied by fashion photography, and the book is personalized with her charming drawings. Inès also shares how to bring Parisian chic into your home, and how to insert your signature style into any space—even the office."

We are thrilled to be reading this Parisian style guide! We hope it inspires a few of your outfits and adventures on your Summer travels!  For those of you that have browsed through a few of the pages of this lovely book, have any of you visited these beautiful places in Paris firsthand What are your travel plans for the Summer