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  1. Loved, loved this article! Very informative. Keep em’ coming. ” A garment must be an accomplice, a friend and not an anonymous element that everyone wears.” my favorite line.

    • You’re right, that is a great line! So happy you loved this- will definitely be keeping them coming! 🙂

  2. Hi, I enjoyed this post, but I’ve often wondered where do poor French women shop? For example, I’m on a limited budget and purchase most of my clothes from thrift, old navy, Walmart, and kohl’s. I feel I look respectable but every article about French women talks about how they buy fewer clothes but the best they can afford. So where do they shop if they can afford little?

    • Hi, Arlene! That’s a great question and one I’ve wondered myself as well because I’m on a limited budget too! I have another interview coming soon where someone is recommending some brands, but they are all French and certainly aren’t ones I’ve ever heard of!

      I know if a French woman is on a budget they save up and buy less often to buy better and/or buy a lot secondhand. In some Parisian books, I’ve read some women shop at H&M. I thrift a ton and shop at those same places you do and definitely don’t see anything wrong with it.

      So all in all, if you can’t afford a lot and want higher quality clothes then they’d suggest buying better brands secondhand or not shopping as often. Hope that helped a little. I’m here to answer more questions if you have them!

    • Greetings from France ! Women on a budget here shop at nafnaf, lpb, Zara, promod, étal, h &m. The brand of the garment doesn’t always reflect the quantity. You have to learn how to judge each garment for quantity and fit. If the budget is a bit higher ikks, maje, and ba&sh are popular. I’m sure there are more I can’t think of that are not super high end 🙂

  3. I agree with you , is not the size of the wardrobe , is get the basics and have the things that fits you perfectly. Building a wardrobe was one of my main struggles

  4. I love her tips for women over 40! I am a bit confused about the photos though. Those are you and not her? I’d love to see how she actually styles things along with her advice. I’ll have to look her up!

    • I thought those were good tips too! And yes, some of the photos are me. I didn’t have specific photos that pertain to each question, so I thought it would be fun to showcase her book more 🙂 Head to her blog for more styles!

  5. That jacket is totally giving me Chanel vibes! How lovely are these photos, you look so effortless and I totally think that’s why I love French style so much. It’s always classic and effortless!

  6. I loved reading this post and the interview was well done. I think it’s so interesting that Parisian style is planned out to look effortless. Anytime I try to look effortless, you can tell that I tried. ?Thanks for this post!

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