Friday blues

Every time I think spring has finally arrived in Paris, it starts to rain. Today’s outfit is all a bit blue: H&M jacket that I originally bought for a friend but which she said looks better on me (I wasn’t going to argue with that); See by Chloé patterned top, and J brand jeans. Everything was bought secondhand in Paris. If you haven’t yet tried J brand I recommend you do so, but if you can’t justify the price tag, I find H&M and Zara jeans to be very good as well. The Miu Miu perfume in the picture was … Continue reading Friday blues

Black and white

Going to hip bars in Paris requires a suitably cool outfit, and since Parisians mostly seem to wear black or white, or sometimes grey, I decided to go for a monochrome look. This outfit is a collection of secondhand finds sourced in the French capital. Because who does style better than the French? Boots, H&M bought at a vide grenier. Opening Ceremony cut off sweat tee and The Kooples zebra sequins skirt, both from Emmaüs. Continue reading Black and white

Cosy in cashmere – Emmaüs fashion finds

This week’s fashion finds are some of the best bargains I’ve had this year, and all are courtesy of French solidarity movement Emmaüs. The pink cashmere jumper with glitter hem and cuffs is a new favourite, and has already received lots of compliments – bought for €2 at the Emmaüs kilo shop on Paris’ Rue Quincampoix. The black United Colors of Benetton cardigan with pearl buttons was snapped up at the same shop, also for €2, and the brown heeled lace-up brogues from Portuguese footwear brand Tatuaggi were bought from a different Emmaüs outpost for €4. Continue reading Cosy in cashmere – Emmaüs fashion finds

Snapping up a Sandro

This week’s fabulous fashion find comes in the form of a midnight blue dress from French fashion brand Sandro. It features three-quarter length sleeves, an exposed zip and a belt with a snap fastener. I saw this dress on luxury fashion resale site Vestiaire Collective, priced at a bargain €29 and described as being in excellent condition. With postage, the total came to €37.90 – a pretty good deal given that Sandro dresses retail at between €165 and €325. I’ve never seen a Sandro dress priced this cheaply in a dépôt vente, and such an item would probably be quite … Continue reading Snapping up a Sandro

This week’s fashion finds

This week’s fashion finds are not mine, but a those of a friend. (There’s no way I’d fit in that skirt). The red, long-sleeved vintage blouse was €2 at Emmaus, ditto for the dark purple wool Cacharel skirt. And the boots, originally from Jonak, were €8 from Ma Ressourcerie in Paris’ 13th arrondissement. A whole outfit for just over €10, with all proceeds going to good causes. Continue reading This week’s fashion finds