See Ya Swinging

 

…”I’m gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier

I’m gonna live like tomorrow doesn’t exist
Like it doesn’t exist
I’m gonna fly like a bird through the night, feel my tears as they dry
I’m gonna swing from the chandelier, from the chandelier…”

Sia – Chandelier

Grand Hotel de Bordeaux

Grand Hotel de Bordeaux

Current Style Favorites

I just wanted to share some of my current favorite ready to wear items in which I’ve worn out these days.

The black phantom bag is my second Celine purse. (The taupe trapeze) I can’t get enough of Celine’s beautiful and streamlined styles. But owning 2 is good enough for now and especially at her hefty price tags! But have you seen her 2014 Fall collection? Oh wow! I’m eyeing the belt bag  from that collection here!

The Kooples? Think edgy and chic rolled into one. The weather has been conducive for hat-wearing and best suited for me because I don’t like carrying umbrellas. So I think the hat is the perfect compromise for both protection and style. I’m slowly corroborating more off their fashions to hang in my wardrobe. With sales current in Paris until the 29th of July, I’m expecting prices too keep dropping before fall fashions take shift. IKKS and Sandro…please!

My crime leather tennis shoes are perfect for school and walking around Paris while looking casually chic. I bought them at a boutique in my neighborhood in search of a comfortable walking shoe that also looks stylish and are worn with, let’s say a blazer or cropped jacket and for a more dressier look.

How about the over-the-top rhinestone necklace from Zara? I know its huge! Its costume. But I make it work. At least I think the necklace works for dressing anything up! I love it! When I lived in Sicily in 2012, I thought Zara was my clothing heaven. Because whilst in California, the only Zara around was in Los Angeles and so I had to order Zara online. Soooo, kinda making Zara’s clothing brand unique. I don’t know about now. You’ll have to tell me. In Europe? BIG! In Paris? There’s a Zara in every arrondissement! I usually stick with basics especially since I’ve noticed they lowered their tariff for quality and make.

Just me Jeni

Just me Jeni

Vintage Bar Cart : Deux

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While perusing through Bordeaux’s antique shops, I spotted a modern, 2 tiered glass tray top, silver boxed bar cart for 160 euro. I began to squeal in delight because of its beauty, despite the crack on the top tray, I couldn’t take my eyes off it. Until, that is, one the dealers led me further into his shop and pointed out the one you see pictured. Imagine the squeals then!

I was able to work the shop owner down to 70 euro (from 120!)

A day later…a 2 hour train ride back to Paris, a painful hail for a taxi at the hectic Montparnasse Center and carrying it up four flights of narrow spiraling steps, until the cart reached its permanent home! It will now happily serve anyone who’s in need of a drink.

 Whoohoo!

For those of you who have followed my blog since my Sicily days, you may remember the brass bar cart I bought at the Catania open air market for super cheap! It was just 23 euro! ( Travelers beware: Be ready for the price differences between Italy and France! )

For those who are curious about my former bar cart, you can see the post here @ VINTAGE BAR CART.