Nov 10, 2011 9:55 AM
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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Carlota 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 pendants....you 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.