How to Shop the French Market (Almost) Like a Parisian

Going to the French market has taken my interest in food to an entirely new level. Don’t get me wrong, the Aquidneck Grower’s Farmer’s Market in Newport still has a very special place in my heart, but the concept of shopping at the French market for an American is an incredible sensory experience. I’m fortunate […]

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Boulinier, Parisian Secondhand Bookstore Chain

There’s an exhausting list of things we need for the apartment, but it’s time to have fun and add some small, decorative personal touches. The bookshelf in our apartment looks a little empty, so I found a list of secondhand bookstores written by Insidr Paris and decided to head to Boulinier in Bonne Nouvelle. If you’re […]

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Find of the Week | 50

If I had to pick a clothing category that I dislike shopping for the most, swimwear wins by a long shot. I can rationalize spending money on premium denim, a well-made leather bag or shoes, but spending over $100 on a bikini top alone makes no sense. Trying on swimsuits in late April is no […]

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Meet FASHIONABLE, Fair Trade and Fashion-Forward

  Meet the American, Fair Trade brand empowers women with style and grace I want to support brands that engage in eco-friendly and Fair Trade practices—the problem is that most of products in this market fail to balance both style and ethical consciousness. European eco-fashion brands have been able to adapt to the needs of the […]

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Find of the Week | 49

I have made a serious effort to downsize my closet over the past month. Five Goodwill drop-offs and two consignment shop appointments have amounted to bags of naked black felt hangers and vacant storage containers piled in the corner, yet I am still still sorting, consigning and donating clothes, handbags and accessories. The Great Closet Purge […]

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Find of the Week | 48

I’ve bought several wardrobe staples while working at Theory, but the black crepe bomber jacket wins for being the most versatile piece. There are endless possibilities for the black Daryette jacket. Style it with a white shirt, skinny black pants and booties for an elevated everyday look; pair it with a graphic tank, boyfriend jeans […]

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Find of the Week | 47

When I travel somewhere, I try not to collect things. I would rather flood my camera roll with pictures that I can have printed later. Of course, there are a few exceptions to this rule—shopping at boutiques in Le Marais is a great example—but I try very hard not to buy anything frivolous for myself. […]

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