Thursday, September 30, 2010

Calling All Shopaholics!

Cancel any weekend plans you might have: Saks Fifth Avenue is having a special giveaway shopping event you won't want to miss! The iconic department store is offering this Alice + Olivia sequined scarf with any $250 purchase from Thursday, September 30, through Sunday, October 3. We found a gazillion items that are worth a splurge in order to get our hands on one of the scarves. Here are a few of our picks. And happy shopping!
ABS sequined tank dress

Aldan Mattox sequined dress

Akris Dalmation-print Bolero jacket

Alice + Olivia sequin jacket

Alexander McQueen fringed wool sweater

Friday, September 24, 2010

Sleeping In

Today is just one of those days where I didn't want to get out of bed but rather just wished I could snuggle in the sheets forever. Nothing is more comfortable or satisfying than lounging in your boudoir, and that can be said even when other fun things are calling. I took a few extra minutes to revel in the warmth and comfort of my bed for just a little longer than I should have this morning, and I encourage you to do the same! Sweet morning dreams. xoxo, Chelle
Photos: This Is Glamorous

Monday, September 20, 2010

"Ambiance and Flow"

Setting the mood, finding that special romantic vibe, can be as simple as adding a sheer voile panel or ruffled tablecloth to your space. We've found a few perfect gems, with just the right detail, for you to accomplish your own "Ambiance & Flow".


Luscious Romantic Ruffles feel right at home in the living room, dining room or your Ooh-la-la boudoir!
~ Available now at French Charmed ~

Have a romantical week charming readers! ~ Chelle

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Chic Masterpieces

It's a magical moment not many women get to experience, that splendid second when someone presents to her a little turquoise box wrapped with a white ribbon, that exciting instant when she realizes it's a gift from Tiffany's! If you're one of the few who've had the experience, our hats off to you. For those of you who haven't, we shed a little tear. Because seriously, not much beats the feeling! Well, until now, when that little blue box could potentially come inside one of the jewelry company's new line of leather handbags! Positively chic, undeniably splurge worthy, leaving us swooning... These really are perfect for fall. (And while you can't beat the signature Tiffany blue, we especially love the plum colored reversible suede/metallic bag that would go great with every autumn outfit, and also the stunning red clutch that screams holiday party!)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Passport To Paris: Rendezvous With Kambra, Part Two

Bonjour French Charmed readers! Kambra here again with the continuation of my fun, Parisian getaway! I can't believe it's already been two weeks since I returned from the City of Love; I'm still flying high on the excitement of it all, especially because I can still taste the delicious cappuccinos my sister and I shared, still hear the sound of Mopeds zooming down the narrow streets and still feel the cobblestones under my feet. (Speaking of which, we found out quite early on that it's nearly impossible to wear stiletto heels in Paris because of these streets. We tried out best to match the vibe of the city and dress as sexy as possible, but it's really not so sexy to be wobbling over the stony streets! I mean, it's no wonder all girls wear ballet flats! So keep that in mind if you're tempted to pack those sky-high Christian Louboutin pumps...)
   As I mentioned before, August is traditionally the month most Parisians take off on holiday, so many of the boutiques and cafes were shut down. But that didn't stop my sister and I from discovering some real gems. Here are a few of the fun spots we explored, and stay tuned for yet more on our adventures. We had a sexy Parisian boy give us a tour of a spectacular neighborhood that I think would make a fabulous day trip for any tourist up for an adventure. Maybe not the most typical tourist experience, but why not step outside of the usual and spend a day as a native would? But anyway, more on that later... For now, I hope you enjoy some of these delicious and wonderful spots!

Until next time,
xoxo, Kambra
Stopping in little cafes for a cappuccino is pretty typical in Paris, and you can pretty much find a billion such places to serve you something heavenly. This cafe, called Petit D'ejeuner, had the most delicious and chocolatey cappuccinos we've ever tasted. It was more like dessert than a coffee, especially paired with a scrumptious shared creme brulee. 
We met a local friend at this amazing cafe called L'ebouillante, located on 6 rue des Barres. They had the most amazing cheese plate we've ever tasted. (We sat outside in a narrow alleyway near a church, and it was a bit dark to get a nice photo, sorry! But it's definitely worth a trip. Their food is positively amazing, and the inside atmosphere was so homey and warm, complete with a tiny spiral staircase to an upstairs eating area!)

It's obviously touristy, but you must check out the Notre Dame just for the sake of seeing such beautiful architecture. It will really take your breath away.
On a gray, rainy day, this boutique, Antoine & Lili, really popped on the street. What's more, the clothing and accessories inside did the same thing! Head here for some amazing sweater dresses and really bright and colorful scarves and such.

Well, au revoir for now. I'll be sharing more from the adventure – including that fabulous day trip from a local's perspective – very soon! xoxo

Monday, September 6, 2010

Last Fling for the Summer!

This is it. The U.S. traditional "last day of summer". How are you spending your Labor day? A family barbeque, perhaps a last trip to the beach? In times past, I spent this holiday weekend camping. It seems that much of THIS decade, I have re-traditioned myself. No longer spending time in the great outdoors enjoying the waning warm weather, I now find myself indoors doing my Spring cleaning! Ick! How is it possible that I missed another Spring and am now falling head first into Fall?? Well ... that's another story for a rainy day. Lucky for me, Fall is my favorite season! I love the purples, golds and rust colors. I love the warm cozies I get, slipping on boots and my favorite faded sweater (from age, not couture) as I crunch through the leaves on my morning walk. Okay, okay. I'll dispense with the reference to cool weather ... for now. I will leave you to enjoy your last fling of summer. Have fun and keep safe!! ~ Chelle

Thursday, September 2, 2010


I ran across this Etsy website, and these beautiful images are burned into my mind forever — which is definitely not a bad thing, considering they're so amazing! I'd love to get several and line the hallway going up the stairs to my bedroom. Where would you showcase these stunning works of art in your own home?
~ Chelle