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My Paris Prep and Packing List!

I’m so excited. My work is sending me to Paris for a week long conference, NEXT WEEK! I’ve never been to Paris, or France, and Mr. F gets to join me, thanks to all the frequent flyer miles I’ve accrued in the last few years!

We’re staying in a lovely Art Deco hotel within walking distance of the Louvre and the Arc de Triomphe.   I’m also taking all restaurant and site-seeing suggestions, at this point! I’m really excited to check out all the restaurants that Eater suggestions too. (

This next week, I’m working on basic French phrases and my packing list. I’m hoping to learn phrases that help me order and get around easily. I generally travel pretty minimalist but I’m also going to pack a few more stylish things than normal.

So far I have the following things in mind,

*3 pairs of shoes, flipflops for the hotel, comfortable walking shoes,  or  and black ballet flats

*3-4 work dresses, like this one 

*1-2 dress for nights out

*dress pants

*2 work shirts/tunics

*black leggings



*7 pairs of socks

I’m hoping during the evenings and the weekend after the conference that Mr. F and I can check out the Louvre (especially if it’s raining), Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, the catacombs, and generally enjoy walking around town eating croissants and drinking cappuccinos.

Any other suggestions? Along with the photos on this post, I’m gathering ideas on my Pinterest Board, Paris Prep!

Cyber Monday Madness & Finds

I fully admit that I was taken by the Cyber Monday madness this morning. It was the first thing I thought of this morning. I fed the cats, took a shower, and then checked out my favorite shops: J. Crew, Anthropologie and some new favorites BHLDN and Hobo International.

J.Crew is featuring 25% off and free shipping:

Yes, I utilized the code and got the petite Ruthie dress for $73!

Source: via Emily on Pinterest

BHLDN also had 30% off, even on sale items. You can use the code THANKS. With the promo, I purchased another early Christmas present. The TORSADE PEEP-TOES LAVENDAR heels were $66 including shipping when they were originally $180!!!

Source: via Emily on Pinterest

To top it off, I got a new purse from Hobo International called the Lorna! It’s been on my Christmas list for awhile and it was 30% today! You can also use the super secret promo code CYBERSALE25 and receive 25% off.

Source: via Emily on Pinterest

I’ve also heard that GAP, Old Navy, Banana Republic and Piperlime are all having amazing deals too.

I promise to hold myself back, Mr. F!

Ballet slippers for me!

I just got a great package in the mail today! I adore my new Bloch shoes! They are the Bloch Rosalina slippers that I ordered from
 They came in such an pretty pink package too!
They are so awesome!
How adorable are these shoes?  They come in so many cute colors too!  I did a few pirouettes to test them out and they are so comfortable! These lovely shoes have inspired me to dance again. I found a great studio a 10 minute walk away. In addition to beginning ballet classes, they also have Yoga Booty Ballet, Barre Burn, Core Barre Ballet, and Ballet Body
After our condo sells, and we have an offer currently, I plan on signing up for all of these fun classes and buying more Bloch ballet flats!