The Trench Coat

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I am reading everywhere that the Trench Coat is making his comeback…my only question is “when was it ever old-fashioned”? If you ask me there’s nothing more basic, timeless and safe than a trench coat. You might not wear it every day, you might buy other coats that are more trendy (hello bomber jackets or oversize 90’s denim jackets!), but you can be sure that every time you’ll wear it you’ll look elegant and effortless chic. I own a few trench coats in different colours and designs (I posted this outfit with a blue one recently), but for Spring time I love to wear a white or creme model, that I rarely tie to break the strict style of the coat and makes it look more ‘cool’.
I’ve listed below 10 white trench coats I think you should invest in the Spring 2017!

The Perfect Oversized Grey Sweater

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There’s nothing more versatile and easy-to-wear than an oversized grey sweater in Winter.
Tuck it in your jeans, a mini-skirt or layer it over a pleated midi-skirt, and you immediately look stylish AND effortless chic.Check out and shop 12 chunky grey sweaters that I am currently coveting.

Temptations

Paris and LA are two very different cities, but right now they have something in common: it’s SALES SEASON!

Don’t tell me that you don’t need anything. If Coco Chanel had followed women’s needs….the little black dress would not exist. Fashion is all about desire: it’s a process that goes from spotting a piece, to want it, to wait and covet it, to finally buy it. For me, it’s a very quick process because I usually skip the “wait” step (#compulsivebuyer).  But for most of you ladies, who have been waiting, thinking of THIS piece for weeks (over-the-knee boots? a designer bag?), go treat yourself! No need to be reasonable when it’s half price.

Also, sales are the perfect time to fall for this current fashion trend that you KNOW won’t last more than a year (hello Pajama suit!), so it hurts a little less to get it with a great discount.

Let me know which one of the items above you would fall for!

Holiday Gifts Guide 2016

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There’s a silver lining in living so far from your friends and family: you never have to worry about Christmas and holiday gifts, because nobody comes to see you! Let me quote my sister, who found the ideal solution to this logistical problem last week when I asked her what she wanted for Christmas: “buy yourself something and pretend it’s from me, I’ll do the exact same, and let’s call it a day”! But everybody does not have a cool sister like mine, so if you’re still having nightmares about your holiday gifts, follow my guide: fashion, beauty, tech, decoration accessories to spoil your loved ones.

1. Beanie Chinti and Parker on Farfetch ; 2. Watch Daniel Wellington ; 3. Iphone case: Iphoria ; Lipstick: By Terry ; Plant: Gilt ; Pillow: Legacy at Horchow ; Headphones Mira Mikati ; Notebook: Nordstrom; Bracelet: Khol’s ; Glitter socks: Topshop; Bag: Chloé; Scarf: Isabel Marant ; Keychain: Stella Mc Cartney; Robe: Gilt ; Candle: By Redo

Holiday Style Guide

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Like every year I am sure that you wonder how to dress to impress for your holiday parties. Of course, you could wear a little black dress: it’s safe and timeless. But why not play with all the cool trends of the season: glitter, bodysuit, velvet (a luminous fabric ideal for the evening) for a fun and more modern style ? I’ve gathered for you two super trendy outfits, easy for you to replicate  to rise and shine !

On the left: Bodysuit: Eres ; Jeans: H&M ; Velvet Sandals: Barney’s ; Burgundy bag: Sandro

On the right:Leopard Faux Fur Coat: Mango ; Sequin dress: H&M; Bag: Saint-Laurent ; Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics ; Ankle boots: DUNE

It’s time

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Happy Thanksgiving weekend babes! I have some good news: as you may have seen here, I partnered with the elegant and minimalist watch designer Daniel Wellington to offer you a 15% discount on your order with the promo code LAURAALBOUY. And cherry on top: this offer can be combined with their Black Friday promotions (until November 28th)!

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Black Friday Wishlist

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This Thanksgiving will be my second since I moved in the USA, and believe it or not, I haven’t even started to cook for tomorrow (I even haven’t bought anything), but I am ALL SET for Black Friday and Cyber week. Last year I could not believe how crazy this shopping day was, and I want to be ready this time. So I spent a few hours navigating on my favorites eshops, and I’ve gathered my favorite trending pieces to shop starting Black Friday sales.

From Top to Bottom and Left to Right:

Cashmere scarf, Net-A-Porter; Bodysuit, Maje Paris at Bloomingdales ; Pleated skirt, Other Stories ; Velvet pumps, Topshop ; Gold Tag Bracelet, Anine Bing ; Burgundy bag, Sandro Paris ; Party Bag, Other Stories ; Lace Plunge Bra, Anine Bing ; Draped Dress, Topshop ; Frayed Hem jeans, Anine Bing ; Leopard Coat, Topshop ; Silver Ankle Boots, Topshop ; Velvet Boots, Asos ; Twisted Sweater, Other Stories

Happy Thanksgiving babes.

Velvet Everything

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Velvet is one of the season’s hottest trends: more chic and elegant than most fabrics with its luminous finish, but also way more comfy with its soft and comforting touch. That said, let’s follow the trend and wrap ourselves in velvet for the Winter! Here’s my selection of 10 affordable velvet pieces to shop urgently before they sell out.

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The Goods LA

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I’ve recently posed for The Goods LA, a Los Angeles-based brand which designs and crafts everyday essentials leather goods with pure and minimal lines. Just what I love. Here are the pics wearing their cool “The Shell” backpack, a piece which was perfect for me since I travel often times between Paris and LA, and always need to carry my computer with me. Also, check my ITW on their website, where I talk very frankly about my background, fashion, blogging…

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