Discovering Paris

posted by on 2014.03.10, under Collaborations, Fashion Week, Outfits, TRAVEL
















Photography by Audrey Neracoulis

Although I’ve never been to Paris until now, catching a connecting flight at CDG does not count, I somehow have always believed that I once was a Parisian in another  lifetime.  This  belief  came from the mere fact of my unhealthy macaron obsession, the countless French terraces pinned on my pinterest board, and of course my love for Amélie. But I think it’s now safe to say after my 2 weeks in Paris that I really do believe (even more so) that I once was a Parisian in another lifetime.

As most of you know I jumped on a plane to Paris  for fashion week, but I decided to head out a few days early to experience the city before the fashion madness began! I wanted to indulge in the real French lifestyle, and I was lucky enough that I connected with Audrey Neracoulis- a true Parisian. She not only shot my photos during my stay in Paris, but also played tour guide and taught me some valuable French lessons along the way.


(Photo above by Karen Chen)

From recent comments a lot of you have asked me about my travel necessities.  For the most obvious a pair of comfy shoes ( I like to stick with sneakers) , moisturizing facial products since my skin gets incredibly dehydrated , a lightweight camera, a French translator, a card holder, and most importantly a sturdy purse to hold it all.

When traveling I prefer larger totes due to the amount of things I carry, but the problem is the bigger the bag the longer I find myself  scrambling to find my necessities – phone, wallet, lip balm, and keys.  When I discovered this Italian women’s accessories line, V73, who also recently opened up a store  in Miami, I was immediately drawn to their classic yet unique designs, but it was really their simple design aesthetic that I fell in love with. The small pouch within this bag is what had me at hello.  Easy access (along with safety) is so key for me when traveling, and the fact that I was able to store all of my valuables and necessities in this pouch made my life so much easier.

Hope you guys enjoyed my very first Paris post. There is TONS to come this week, and let me know if you guys would like to see more “travel necessities” posts or videos. OH! Currently working on a Paris Travel Diary video for you guys! Will be up on the channel very very soon!



Bag:  V73 ‘Miami Bag’

Coat: Vivian Chan  (similar HERE)

Shirt: Top- Cameo the Label ( similar HERE)

Jeans: Goldsign (similar HERE)

Shoes: Ash

Sunglasses: Toms

Rings: Alex Mika ‘v ring’ , Melinda Maria Designs  & Alexa Leigh



Seriously cannot wait to visit Paris one day!!

Newborn Fanatic ( March 13, 2014 at 12:11 PM )

I too want to go to Paris. Maybe one day I’ll go. Chriselle do make a video about how to pack footwear and Jewellery for travel.

pallawi ( March 12, 2014 at 11:49 PM )

    Yes put it out there and it will happen for you! Yes stay tuned I may have a video just for you soon! ;)

    Chriselle ( March 13, 2014 at 11:16 AM )

Hi Chriselle!!, Omg I love your style so chic! I have a question.. do you have any ideas about how to work in the blogging business? I mean I don’t have any blog or anything or for example to work for someone with a blog? I have never had one I just moved about a year ago to the US. and I have a 6 month old baby :) I’m a stay home mom and I really have all the time of the world :/// or I was wondering if you have any suggestion on what to do I have no family or friends down here it gets pretty bored lol I know this doesn’t have anything to do with fashion but since you’re a successful woman I thought maybe you have any suggestions.

Ms. Wong ( March 12, 2014 at 7:37 PM )

    Thanks for reading this post and for your question. My tip is to find what you love and start a blog about that. As long as you are doing what you are passionate about that will get you far!

    Chriselle ( March 13, 2014 at 11:19 AM )

I love Paris, Place des Vosges and V73!!!! beautiful post and very beautiful pics !!!!!

smilingischic ( March 12, 2014 at 10:00 AM )

    I’m so happy to hear that you enjoyed this post! <3 Thanks for your comment xoxo

    Chriselle ( March 13, 2014 at 11:20 AM )

I like Paris , Place des Vosges and V 73….. a beautiful post and very beautiful pics!!!!

smilinischic ( March 12, 2014 at 9:52 AM )

Is Chriselle not wearing her famous arm candy?! lol you still look gorgeous as always!

Meera ( March 11, 2014 at 3:13 PM )

    I’ve been keeping it simple lately! Thanks love!

    Chriselle ( March 13, 2014 at 11:21 AM )

Love the comfy/casual outfit! And Paris looks beautiful! Thanks for sharing =)


mc ( March 11, 2014 at 10:02 AM )

    Thank you for stopping by and reading! Have a great day!

    Chriselle ( March 13, 2014 at 11:22 AM )

love all the photos and i am so glad you enjoyed Paris!
maybe it is true that you were a Parisian in a previous life,
there is something i you that always reminded me of this city!
Nitabiti ( March 11, 2014 at 9:45 AM )

I love Paris and your coat!

Fashion Snag ( March 11, 2014 at 9:12 AM )

    You’re so sweet thank you!

    Chriselle ( March 13, 2014 at 11:22 AM )

Paris is a wonderful city, and you travel there as many times as you want that you will always find a new something about it! As it was said in the film Sabrina: Paris is always a good idea!

FashionAndMovies ( March 11, 2014 at 5:32 AM )

    Paris IS always a good idea!! ;)

    Chriselle ( March 13, 2014 at 11:25 AM )

Discover an amazing jewelry brand today on my fashion blog I always follow back!

Elena ( March 11, 2014 at 3:05 AM )
Hana ( March 10, 2014 at 11:33 PM )

Lovely photos. I too believe I belong to Paris.

Tra Mi ( March 10, 2014 at 11:32 PM )

I love those midi rings you have. Adorbs!

Genesis ( March 10, 2014 at 9:29 PM )

Love this causal look on you! Sounds like you did have a great time in Paris for two weeks <3
New Post: Almost Black
xx, Claire from Vancouver, Canada

Claire ( March 10, 2014 at 8:55 PM )

Love the inside look! Super helpful since I’ll be off to Paris myself in about 3 days. So excited and nervous..!

Samantha ( March 10, 2014 at 5:53 PM )

Casual chic and in Paris, doesn’t get better then that ;)

Marija ( March 10, 2014 at 4:52 PM )

    You’ve got that right!!

    Chriselle ( March 10, 2014 at 5:19 PM )

Paris is seriously every girl’s dream. Thanks for the amazing scenic photos! Even though it’s gloomy, it was all beautifully captured.

Love the scallop detail on the coat!

Yes! Please do traveling necessities and if you could, do a packing video? I always have such a hard time packing for trips and would really really appreciate it, if you could give some tips on how to pack wisely. Thanks Chriselle!

Maggie S.

Maggie ( March 10, 2014 at 4:27 PM )

    Thank you Maggie, Make sure to look out for that video soon!

    Chriselle ( March 10, 2014 at 5:20 PM )

I really love that pink coat, it’s very cute!

Erica’s Edition

Erica M ( March 10, 2014 at 1:48 PM )

    Thanks Erica! I agree I love it too!

    Chriselle ( March 10, 2014 at 5:21 PM )

Hi… I’m absolutely in love with you!!!!!)) your style, clothing, make up, the way you write and describe things, everything!!! It’s only about one week since I found your blog, but it’s just amazing and it’s now my favorite one !!!))

can’t wait for the video!))

Altynay ( March 10, 2014 at 1:18 PM )

    Thank you for stopping by my blog!I’m so glad to have you as a new reader!!

    Chriselle ( March 10, 2014 at 5:23 PM )

Amazing bag! lovely shots of a very beautiful city~



Vivian ( March 10, 2014 at 12:49 PM )

    Thanks a million Vivian!! <3

    Chriselle ( March 10, 2014 at 5:24 PM )

Chriselle your posts never cease to amaze me. The artistic photography and your styling- I love it all. Thank you for being such an inspiration for my blog.

Laura ( March 10, 2014 at 12:21 PM )

    Love your comment thank you! <3 <3

    Chriselle ( March 10, 2014 at 5:24 PM )

What got me excited about this post was “day 1″… which means that you have a lot more to show us! ^^ I love this delicate pink coat you are wearing.

Dilek ( March 10, 2014 at 12:08 PM )

    Yes there is a lot more coming your way! Stay tuned!

    Chriselle ( March 10, 2014 at 5:25 PM )
Feyi A ( March 10, 2014 at 11:18 AM )

    Thanks so much!

    Chriselle ( March 10, 2014 at 5:28 PM )

Love the coat. Great outfit to explore Paris. Love those pictures:) <3

New on

sasa ( March 10, 2014 at 11:02 AM )

what an awesome style you have!

Leesa ( March 10, 2014 at 10:58 AM )

    What an awesome comment you left ;) Thanks for the love!

    Chriselle ( March 10, 2014 at 5:30 PM )

I love delicate rings so I’m going to have to peruse the places you got yours from. Also, I absolutely love your textures and color. Enjoy Paris!! xx

Supal {chevrons and éclairs} ( March 10, 2014 at 10:56 AM )

awesome coat!!
hope you loved Paris!

Belen Baquerizo ( March 10, 2014 at 10:30 AM )

Place des Vosges is one of my favourite spots in Paris!
Beautiful pictures!

The slow pace ( March 10, 2014 at 10:17 AM )

Drooling to visit Paris sometime soon! Lovely comfy outfit to run around with and the mix of subtle prints is cute, adore the coat ;)

New Post up…

Tsangtastic by Jenny Tsang ( March 10, 2014 at 10:09 AM )
Sasa ( March 10, 2014 at 9:53 AM )

amazing pics ♡ loved the post! loved your look!! cute sneakers ♡


Joana Leite ( March 10, 2014 at 9:29 AM )

Best city in the world <3 Can't wait to comeback there :)
Love the bag!!

Hymen ( March 10, 2014 at 9:20 AM )
monkeyshines ( March 10, 2014 at 9:17 AM )

Who doesn’t love Paris!? Gorgeous photos and fantastic coat!

Natali ( March 10, 2014 at 9:17 AM )

LOVE just LOVE this bag! your photos from Paris were amazing! Hope you had an amazing time there!


Mady T. ( March 10, 2014 at 9:04 AM )

Great photos! Makes me want to go to Paris NOW! lol. Cute look so apropos for Paris exploration. The classic stripes and comfy sneakers.



Eye Like Fashion ( March 10, 2014 at 9:03 AM )

I haven’t been to Paris in almost two years and I am SO missing it! Beautiful post!

Juliette Laura ( March 10, 2014 at 8:58 AM )

such a cute post!! great pics!

Liz ( March 10, 2014 at 8:48 AM )


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