Links I Love : Week 20

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I am traveling again this weekend, for a friend’s wedding in Ohio. This month has been nonstop and I am finally sitting down for the first time in what feels like forever. I squeezed in a last minute early appointment at Spoke and Weal for a blow out and curls. Amanda and Bianca took great care of me and I got a bang trim. Why does it feel like they grow so fast!! I will have a haircut with Amanda next month for the first time since February. My hair is getting so long. 

spoke and weal chicago bianca, demi, and amanda


Signs You Have Been an Expat in France too Long (this is so on point except for Starbucks)

The Best TV Series to Learn French I am currently working with a French tutor so this is great information as we are always sharing ideas for shows and movies for me to watch. 

Enjoy Paris without letting the Language Get in the Way

Do you listen to the Podcast “Pardon My French” I recently listened to this Podcast by Garance Doré which is all about “Breaking up with Friends” We have all done it at some point of our lives and this was really refreshing to hear it from Garance. 

How to Get and Enjoy a Luxury Trip to Paris for Less

You can now follow me on This will share all the details of my outfits in one spot. 

France’s Love Affair with Cinema

I feel pretty strongly about keeping kids out of social media. It is why you don’t see photos of my niece and nephew on the blog. I take plenty of photos of them but those are private for my family to share. This article was important and I am happy to know I am not the only one that feels this way. 

Are you drinking too much coffee? There is an easy way to tell. 

5 Productivity Things You are Wasting Time On

30 Rosés to Drink this Summer via Food and Wine

You may remember, I visited Sarah Lavoine in Paris earlier this year. There is now a space in NYC! You have to check it out. 

Where to Drink Coffee in Paris

What I bought this week:

JCrew is having 40% so I picked up a few things for Summer. I bought this in 3 colors and at first I thought it might be too low, I noticed there were adjustment straps on the side. I wore the green one with a denim mini skirt yesterday, since it finally was warm enough! This will be a Summer staple for sure.  I also got this dress in white. I am always scrambling for a white dress in the Summer so I thought this time I would plan ahead. 

I bought this black and white polka dot skirt. It does run a little large. I got a small but could have easily worked with an x-small. It is SO cute. I am wearing it now with one of the tanks I bought in white and it looks like a dress. This will be on repeat until sweater season. 

Nordstrom is having buy two mascara get one free. So I decided to try out a few new ones, the Yves Saint Laurent one has amazing ratings and my friends swear by the Benefit Bad Gal mascara. 

Do you have a favorite mascara? I also bought the Fresh lip balm in two colors because it has SPF in it. 

This post does include affiliate links which helps contribute to my coffee and croissant research! Merci xo

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