A Paris and London Outfit Roundup, Part 1…

So, it’s kinda crazy- it’s my first blog post! A milestone I’ve resolved to meet for some time now. If you’re new to my Instagram, my name is Rebecca (AKA “Bec” or “Becca”), and I’m a wife and mom to 2. I’m a fashion & home decor enthusiast, but I get my main thrill in finding a good deal and sharing my LUV of affordable style!

Thanks for coming by and starting this journey with me. Bare with me as I have the tech-savvy of a 2-year-old (possibly less), and figuring out this whole blogging thing is certainly proving to be a work in progress…

I figured the best way to kick this blogging journey off is with a roundup of my outfit posts from my trip last week to Paris and London (which was amazeballs, btw), along with tips for packing the perfect basics to layer and re-wear, and finally to show you that fashionable street style doesn’t have to be expensive or overthought. So here goes…

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Here’s a close-up of my easy & comfortable airplane style. I’m always comfortable in black on black, and I was able to re-wear some of these easy basics with other outfits, so the look was practical as well.

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The sweater I’m wearing is actually a BCBG sweater that is no longer available, but here is a similar JCrew Sweater, paired with my favorite Topshop Distressed Denim. These New Balance Sneakers are a new favorite of mine as well, as they go with pretty much ANYthing and coordinate with my daily black uniform (I should have been a New Yorker). The inside of the sneakers are leopard lined, so this Leopard Belt tied the outfit together perfectly and is super affordable (my love language)!

When we arrived to Paris, I threw my hair up in a quick pony and threw on some easy, comfortable layers that would transition past sunset (and into temps in the 50’s; eeek)!

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We’d been traveling for 24 hours so I wanted something comfortable and casual as we enjoyed dinner on the Champs Elysees and a little sightseeing. I’m LUVing these versatile gray distressed jeans, and they’re currently BUY ONE, GET ONE 50% OFF! For the record, I’m a huge lover of American Eagle jeans, so do yourself a favor and grab another pair for 50% off if you’re in need of more jeans (and who doesn’t always need more jeans?!) I bought my Topshop faux leather jacket last year before a trip to LA, but linked is this season’s version. This was the best purchase EVER! I bring it pretty much everywhere I travel, and the animal-lover in me loves that it’s faux. And hence, affordable. The peep toe booties were under $40 and made for easy walking. The underpinning is a super soft, side-slit gray top from Zara, and is only $15.99! (Told you I’d always help you find a deal…)

I’ll finish this post with my street-style from our first full day in Paris.

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Globe-trotting or not, I’m an American gal, and I LUV me some plaid and a baseball cap. This plaid flannel shirt is the perfect fall/winter layering piece. Wear it under a quilted vest, a polka dot sweater (or any crew neck sweater), open with a basic tank underneath or wrapped around your waist over a simple black dress. These white ripped ankle jeans are also American Eagle. (Get them 50% off if you buy them with another pair. Perhaps the gray ones I linked above. There ya go.) The fringe booties are Target last season, but linked is a similar pair that are awesome and currently on clearance for less than $25!

I’ll work on the second part to this post with my other outfits and some details of how I mixed and matched them for efficient travel style, so stay tuned. Got questions? Just ask. I’m sure I’ll learn a lot from this first post. But I’m so excited to start this journey, and so thankful you’re coming along. Please let me know what you want to see me share more of! And any and all tips from you veteran bloggers are welcome… 😉

Luv, Bec

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