Monday, April 20, 2015


April has always been a favorite of mine, not only because I'm an April baby (ok maybe my birthday does have a lot to do with it), but because it really just feels like Spring around here. And this Spring, I'm all about the florals. I love incorporating it into my look in a fun way, which is why I loved this Kora Rae pencil skirt when I saw it. It's equal parts feminine and bold, and couldn't be more perfect for this season.  

Between my birthday and a very special surprise proposal, I think it's safe to say the past week has been an eventful one. Matt and I wrapped the week up with a day in Newport on Saturday, and of course I couldn't help but stage a quick photo shoot -- despite the windy conditions which, as you can probably see from a few of the photos below, posed a bit of a challenge for us to work with ;) 

Hope you all have a wonderful week! 

Monday, March 30, 2015

Navy & Leopard

T by Alexander Wang Dress - BP. Shoes - Michael Kors Watch - MAC Lipstick in 'Viva Glam I'

I feel like we have a lot of catching up to do. First let me say, trying to keep up with this little blog while also working full time takes a little bit of juggling, to say the least. But here I (finally) am, with a couple of pieces I've been itching to feature. Because, guys, I can't tell you how beyond comfortable these heels from Nordstrom are. They are so perfect for wearing around the office for 8+ hours and also work great for a day OR night out. I love them so much, I'm considering getting them in black, too! And, as many of you know, I'm a big fan of mixing high and low pieces so  I was excited to wear this T by Alexander Wang zip dress with the pumps for a fun day out with Matt. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

March Glossybox Unboxing

Hi there lovelies! Sorry for being so MIA lately - both work and life have been crazy busy and so sadly this little blog has been moving lower and lower on the list of priorities. 

Anyways, I thought it might be fun to do a Glossybox "unboxing" today. I only recently started subscribing to Glossybox - I was an ipsy subscriber for the longest time and overall loved it, but I reached a point where I wanted to try something new and a bit higher quality. So far, I love that a lot of the items in Glossybox are full sized and not tiny. This particular box was a little less exciting for me than the February one, but I'm willing to stick it out for a bit longer before making up my mind.

So, here's what was inside: 

So Susan Concealer Quad ($30.95 / 0.14 oz) - This is one of the full sized items in the box, and is basically a little concealer palette with 4 different shades of concealer. I love trying different types of concealers and am excited to give this a go! 

Modelco More Brows Eyebrow Thickening Gel ($18 / 0.12 fl oz) - Sadly this is a product that I probably won't be using and will either give away or throw out. I'm kind of obsessed with threading my eyebrows and keeping them in good shape, but have never had the need to fill them in so I don't normally buy/use eyebrow products.  

Bellapierre Cosmetics Cheek & Lip Stain in Pink ($19.99 / 0.17 oz) - Another full sized product, I definitely think this is something I'll get good use of. I think the color is perfect for a subtle, flushed look on the cheeks and will be great for Spring! 

Nexxus New York Salon Care Color Assure Shampoo ($11.99 / 13.5 fl oz) - Because I don't have color treated hair, this isn't necessarily a product I was super thrilled about. Still, I think the gentle formula could never hurt and it smells pretty amazing, so I will probably give it a try. 

Orogold Cosmetics 24K Multi-Vitamin Day Moisturizer ($178 / 1.7 oz) - There were 2 samples of this moisturizer in the box, and I have to say I'm really looking forward to trying it! As you can see from the price tag, it's a bit more high end and, because I'm constantly struggling with dry skin, I really think this is something I could use. 

I'd love to hear what you thought of the March Glossybox and which products you're most excited to try! 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Chop Chop

H&M Necklace - Cotton Emporium Cardigan - Cynthia Rowley Top - Forever 21 Jeans (similar here) - Forever 21 Shoes (similar here) - Michael Kors Watch

Notice anything different? Yes, I chopped off my hair this weekend. The funny thing about that is, after cutting my hair fairly short over the summer, I couldn't wait to grow it out (even if I was really happy with the cut) -- I just found myself looking at old photos about a month after the cut and missing my longer hair. And now that it had finally begun growing out, I decided to chop it off and was at the salon only a few days after the decision was made to get it done. And I'm loving it! It's much easier to manage for someone with thick hair like myself and I can't wait to play around with it. 

Monday, January 26, 2015


Ray Ban Sunglasses - H&M Cardigan (similar here) - Forever 21 Tank - H&M Jeans - H&M Shoes - Michael Kors Watch

If you follow me on Instagram (@dreamingenfrancais) you may have already picked up on this.. but I have a serious thing for sneakers. Whether they're a fun pair of Nikes or neutral slip-ons, like this particular pair, I just can't help myself. Naturally, I can't resist how comfortable they are but I just love how they look even more. I picked up these H&M sneakers after my sister did and I'm glad I listened to her -- they're so chic and easy to style, and I practically lived in them all weekend.