After reading this Ines de la Fressange inspired list of essential "Parisian" style items,
I thought it would be fun to share what are *our* own present adaptations.

Here are mine below:

1. The Blazer
My go-to blazer this season is not my most expensive one. It was a lucky purchase at Winners or Marshall's. But I find I reach for it because: it is like a cardi, soft and malleable; the crop is perfect on my tiny height; 3/4 sleeves let the underneath layer show, which changes its look every time.

2. The Trench
Well, although I do have a Spring-Summer navy and green trench, it is not adapted to my climate. This Fall-Winter season, I adore my thrifted angora coat, roomy enough for letting me wear blazers and heavy sweaters underneath, and surprisingly warm. I like it because it covers my legs. Again, due to climate, wearing it open might be chic in Paris but is out of question here.

3. The LBD
This season, *my* LBD is not a dress. It's a thrifted Prada black lace top that does the exact same job! Right now I am feeling a bit insecure about lower body and a LBD is too intimidating to contemplate for the Holidays. But a lace top is just as exciting, and I could also wear it with just a black tank for a sexier look.

4. The Perfect Jeans
Well, I found them. These are from a more high end boutique, but not too prohibitively expensive either. I am so happy with them. They are a classic boot cut, and they have all I am looking for in a pair of jeans: higher waist, dark wash, sexiness.

5. The Bag
This season I am a clutch girl. I found this one in a funky store and it wasn't very expensive (CAN$40) for the wear and the wow I'm getting out of it.

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