Personal Shopper Claire Paris

Personal Shopper: Stylish items for Claire to pack for her Paris trip

Claire writes: "Hi, I'm planning on going to Paris in January, and I was hoping I could get some advice regarding what would be good, warm and fashionable attire to wear. I was hoping to find good black pants, a pair of dark jeans, and some sweaters/accessories that would travel well. In addition, I'm taking in a show at Moulin Rouge and would like to find an elegant and unique dress to wear. I wear a 6-8 in dress size, and would like to keep the total budget around $300 or so, but with some flexibility. I'm pretty short, so I tend to stay away from leggings and tunics. Thanks for your help! Claire"

Dearest Claire! Carlota here. Sounds like you have a fabulous trip planned. I chose one pair of fabulous black pants for you from Gap; fit is awesome and look great with heels as well as flats. The Gap dark denim jeans are a no-brainer. I also chose 8 sweaters and tops for you to pair with the pants. And as for your Moulin Rouge dress, I chose 3 different style dresses (all of which I love). Hope you like my picks! XOXO

1 - Old Navy Striped Ruffle-Trim Henley $17
2 - Old Navy 3/4 Sleeve Sweater $37
3 - Old Navy Cowl-Neck Pointelle Sweater $30 on sale
4 - Photographic Flash Back Cape $58
5 - Gap 1969 Mid-Weight Flap-Pocket Skinny Boot Jeans $70
6 - Old Navy Metallic Cowl-Neck Sweater $37
7 - Old Navy Open-Front Cardigan $55
8 - Old Navy Satin Tie-Shoulder Tank $30
9 - Old Navy Lace Stripe Chiffon Tank $30
10 - Gap Really Skinny Pants $60
11 - ASOS Corset Dress with Feather Skirt $187 on sale
12 - French Connection Dress with Corset Detail $86 on sale
13 - All Saints Laima Dress $126 on sale

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luxury-shopping-bags.jpgCarlota here: I'm a true girly-girl. I love strapless dresses, skinny jeans, basic ribbed tanks, lace intimates, patent peep-toes, jeweled sandals, buttery-soft leather satchels, sparkly get the point! I also love to save cash when I can, so consider me your personal concierge when you're looking for luxury-for-less. I also have a crazy husband, two little munchkins (Carlo and Milly) and a furry yellow Lab. All of them are sweet and lovable, but they certainly do occupy a good portion of my day. However I do L-O-V-E shopping with a passion and finding amazing deals for myself as well as others.



Posted on 11.10.11 at 1:08 PM


Thanks for all your great suggestions! I can't wait to hit the mall and internet to pick up some of these. No doubt with your help, I'll fit right in!

Thanks again!


Posted on 11.10.11 at 5:14 PM

Hi Claire

I used to live in Paris and was there last January. It can be surprisingly cooooold. Bring some warm clothing and waterproof boots for the slush/snow. Hopefully you'll be there for the winter sales...they are amazing! Have fun!


Posted on 11.10.11 at 5:16 PM

I used to live in Paris. Winter can be surprisingly cooooold. Be sure to bring a good winter jacket and waterproof boots for the slush/snow. grab a beret and you're good to go. Hope you catch the winter sales...they are great. Have fun!

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