If you didn’t know, I spent this past summer studying abroad in the most beautiful city in the world, Paris! It was every bit as dreamy and romantic as you’d expect and I learned quite a bit about French fashion as well as French beauty. And since gorgeous Paris has been my mind’s escape of choice during these crazy last weeks of school, I thought there would be no better way to share this knowledge than through a gift guide dedicated fully to French fancies.
I included some key items that les Francaises cannot go without:
- A silk robe: French women do not choose to sleep in an old t-shirt and flannel pajama pants – it’s all about la soie (silk)! Treat yourself or a loved one to a luxe gift that will become a gorgeous part of their bedtime routine.
- A signature scent for yourself and the home: If you haven’t had the chance to smell a Diptyque candle quite yet, then it is high time. This Parisian candle house makes soft, wonderful scents for the home as well as fragrances! My favorites are ‘Baies’ and ‘Mimosa’! Before I left the airport in France, I made sure to grab myself a bottle of Chanel perfume. The scents are so classic and can easily be an everyday scent that is not overpowering.
- A classic bag by a French fashion house: Bags by French designers such as Saint Laurent are worth saving your pennies for. You absolutely cannot go wrong with such classic designs in rich leathers that will be foundational to every outfit in your wardrobe. (What a great sale on this bag!)
- An everyday pair of ballet flats: I always regret leaving sweet Paris without a pair of Repetto flats! They are incredibly comfortable, made to last, and you can get them at a great price right now.
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