Discovering Paris
















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!!

  • pallawi says:

    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.

  • Ms. Wong says:

    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.

    • Chriselle says:

      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!

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

  • smilinischic says:

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

  • Meera says:

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

  • mc says:

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


  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Elena says:

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

  • Tra Mi says:

    Lovely photos. I too believe I belong to Paris.

  • Genesis says:

    I love those midi rings you have. Adorbs!

  • Claire says:

    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

  • Samantha says:

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

  • Marija says:

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

  • Maggie says:

    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.

  • Erica M says:

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

    Erica’s Edition

  • Altynay says:

    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!))

  • Vivian says:

    Amazing bag! lovely shots of a very beautiful city~



  • Laura says:

    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.

  • Dilek says:

    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.

  • sasa says:

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

    New on

  • 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

  • awesome coat!!
    hope you loved Paris!

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

  • 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…

  • Joana Leite says:

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


  • Hymen says:

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

  • Natali says:

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

  • Mady T. says:

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


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



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

  • Liz says:

    such a cute post!! great pics!

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