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The Not-So-Parisian Look From Paris
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Bonjour!

It's been a minute since I've actually written a blog post so first, a quick life update. If you don't usually follow me on social media, I decided to take the last month off of my regularly scheduled life to travel the world. In the past few weeks I've been to Dubai, France, Amsterdam, Ireland, and Iceland. Also, I flew over the North Pole, which doesn't count, but was a highlight for me seeing the icebergs, even if it was from an airplane window. If you follow me on IG stories you may have seen this, butttt if you're not following me on Instagram you can find that here.

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So, you see, I had the option of spending some of my time away in my hotel room writing blogs and editing, or actually seeing this place we call planet earth. I chose the latter, and I'm feeling so refreshed and like I have a really good idea of what it is exactly I'm doing here now. I'm so excited to share some of the content we created while we were away.  Thank you all who DO follow me on social media that have reached out and/or stayed patient while I went rogue and posted nothing related to style and instead posted photos of antelopes, food, and churches. I love you.

I'll be sharing tons more stories, travel tips, and photos from the trip but for now let's get to today's post, shall we?! One of the best things about traveling to me is actually observing other cultures and seeing things that are so different about L.A., which I call home. While Paris is a large city like L.A., I found it pretty much nothing like California at all, and that includes the fashion. Let's just say I got A LOT of looks in the outfit I'm wearing here. Obviously, I didn't give 2 f*cks, but it was pretty funny to see how many French women were ogling my tights as I walked past them. Mix fishnets with a pink furry coat, floral midi dress, and combat boots, and I kinda sorta stuck out like a sore thumb. 

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The Style Sauce street style Paris pink faux fur jacket midi dress and combat boots

So, WHY isn't this look Parisian? Well for many of the reasons above. Parisians tend to opt for understated, minimal, conservative style. Best way to tell a woman is French is by her no fuss hair and makeup paired with an almost entirely all-black ensemble. They're also all thin, smoke cigarettes, and drink red wine at 2 pm on a Tuesday. Chic? Oui. Colorful? Non. 

I'm sorry to all of the beautiful French people who I offended with my tights and love for faux fur. Check out the full look that mon amour, Brian Gove, shot on our second day in Paris. Again, LOTS more updates from abroad and otherwise coming very soon, I won't abandon you all again anytime soon :) Thank you again for all of the continued support, it means so much to me. 

xx, Genevieve 

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Visiting the Sacre Coeur church in Monmartre

Visiting the Sacre Coeur church in Monmartre

Outfit details:

Pink faux fur jacket: Unreal Fur "Unreal Dream" Jacket in Pink- here, more colors here.

Floral Midi Dress: Ag Jeans "Gia dress"- shop here

Glitter fishnets: Forever 21, linked here. 

Sunglasses: Pared Eyewear, "Tutti Frutti" sunglasses, here

Combat Boots: Zara, similar here and here

24 Hours in New York City
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What would you do if you had 24 hours in New York? Well, that recently happened to me, and it just so happened to be my birthday that day, too. Being a person born two days after Christmas isn't always the most fun, but it does have it's perks. Perks include: everything being decked out and festive, fun Christmas/ New Years things to do, and snow. The cons include places like Bryant park ice skating rink being SUPER packed, everyone traveling/ being out of town, and snow. I put snow as a pro and a con because while I love it, not everyone does. So here's what we did given those points. Come along on a day in New York with me!

To start, we decided we wanted to explore a new part of the city I hadn't seen before, so we headed to Brooklyn. The day started with a coffee from Sweat Shop, the cutest little coffee shop a stone's throw from the main drag in Williamsburg. 

Wall art at Sweatshop NYC

Wall art at Sweatshop NYC

The Avocado Toast with fried egg and bacon at Sweatshop NYC - amazing for post-birthday celebration hangovers!

The Avocado Toast with fried egg and bacon at Sweatshop NYC - amazing for post-birthday celebration hangovers!

Hot coffee and a pink beanie will warm up even the chilliest of New York days.

Hot coffee and a pink beanie will warm up even the chilliest of New York days.

Backpack, from  Tictail

Backpack, from Tictail

I decided to wear all pink on my birthday, because it's my favorite color right now and I'm really into monochrome dressing at the moment! Why wouldn't you wear all pink when given the choice, am I right? I actually wasn't cold during the day at all with a beanie and second layer under the sweater, and over the knee boots are surprisingly practical for walking around the city and keeping your legs warm. A backpack is a great way to carry more stuff than a cross body will hold while still being portable and chic. 

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After coffee I changed into jeans and a long camel coat, because this California girl was getting COLD. Our friends Cole and Caroline then took us over to Dumbo, which was another first for me. If you've never been, for sure go to this area to check out the views! 

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The Dumbo Bridge

The Dumbo Bridge

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The Style Sauce blog Dumbo bridge NYC

We also stopped into a few shops, one of them was an awesome vintage store where I swooped a 1970's silk scarf and tried on these 80's french sunglasses.

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Flower marts in NYC are the best, and they're at basically every corner.

Flower marts in NYC are the best, and they're at basically every corner.

After we explored Dumbo, we headed to Manhattan for some more site seeing and dinner. First we (attempted) Bryant Park for outdoor ice skating, but it was wayyyy too busy. We had to settle for sipping on a whisky on their patio while watching the ice skaters instead of participating, which was obviously totally fine. 

View of The Chrysler Building from Bryant Park

View of The Chrysler Building from Bryant Park

After taking in the ice skaters at Bryant Park it was time for dinner, and we headed for Bill's Townhouse, an upscale French style dining experience I will NEVER forget. To say our meal was decadent would be an understatement. We were truly spoiled and everything was absolutely incredible. We noshed on everything from oysters to lobster and steak. SO GOOD! I can't wait to go back. 

The private upstairs dining room at Bill's Townhouse, NYC. 

The private upstairs dining room at Bill's Townhouse, NYC. 

We sipped on Old Fashions while we perused the menu. 

We sipped on Old Fashions while we perused the menu. 

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The rest of the evening consisted of bouncing around some of New York's awesome bars and enjoying the evening with friends, much of which is a little fuzzy and I don't have the greatest pics of, ha! That being said, I could not have asked for a better day in New York, and can't wait to be back! All in all, it was a great success. We ate, we drank, we shopped, and it was perfect. 

What are some of your favorite things to do in the Big Apple? I'd love to hear for my next trip!

xx, Genevieve

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All images in this post courtesy of Brian Gove for The Style Sauce, copyright 2017.

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Having a Crush on Crushed Velvet
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On my last post I wrote about silk and today it's all about velvet. Can you tell I'm majorly into fabrics? Maybe it's from my short stint in interior design, but I'm crazy over them. The first thing I do when I buy something is walk up and touch it , move it, play with it, see how it drapes, see how it moves, see how soft it will be, see how the light catches it, I mean this is really an obsession (clearly).  To me, this is the reason to buy or wear more expensive things. It's all about the quality of the fabric and how that fabric is sewn and meant to lay. Before I get too off-topic, this is why fabrics are to me the building blocks of ANY great wardrobe. Anybody who's ever been in an amazing fabric store will certainly confirm this- OH THE POSSIBILITIES!!!!! It's like heaven for anyone creative (aka me.)

Maybe you're not as much of a fashion geek/ obsessed as I am, but you still need to know about velvet right now. It's in every store anywhere and a major trend at least until Spring 2016, ha. What doesn't look good wrapped in velvet (especially during the Holidays?!) It'll take any shoe from basic to luxe, and give that mini skirt a little extra va-va-voom. Check out below some of my favorite velvet picks for the season and let me know how you're wearing it this year! Headband? key chain? I mean the list is a mile long, right?

xx, Genevieve 

Wearing  Azalea SF  crushed velvet dress.

Wearing Azalea SF crushed velvet dress.

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In this post I'm wearing a midi - length black crushed velvet dress from Azalea SF. I love the slit on the side which is really flattering. It's a great number to dress up with jewelry and a heel for a Holiday party or put a sweater over with a bootie for any day this Fall and Winter. 

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the style sauce black velvet dress fashion blog

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Favorite Velvet Picks