Furnishing your appartment – ON A BUDGET!

Hi!

I recently moved to a flat in Paris to get closer to my University. This is the first time I’m living on my own which makes me so excited!

As I love interior design and homewear I am thrilled to start decorating everything and organizing the space the way I want it to be. I can’t wait to have a whole appartment being 100% me!

However, student issues, I need to do that on a budget which constrains me a little me. BUT THAT SHALL NOT BE A PROBLEM! There are so many cool ideas and tips to decorate your flat on a budget – and I have been pinning them all along the years so this is a great opportunity to explore them!

Here is a selection of my moodboard for the flat – you can find the rest of it here (I will keep updating it) as well of the rest of my Pinterest boards here!

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* Credits: Clothing RackBed

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* Credits: Desk Storage

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What are YOUR top tips to decorate on a budget? 🙂

Cheers,

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Week Wrap Up

Hello everyone,

I thought I would share some more personal things on the blog and sharing with you the highlight of my week. I would love for you to share them as well in the comments this way we can all learn from eachother and discover new things all around the world.

As I’m appartment hunting in Paris, I have plenty of time to wander around the city and explore coffeshops, stores, exhibs, among many others.

1) A very exciting discovery was Artazart. If you are not familiar, Artazart is an amazing design bookstore. They have a huge selection of any type of design book you would be looking for, some are more graphic, some more intellectual. Some are amazing coffee table books, others are great tools to start creating (wether it is a company, a interior space, an art collection, a diy, you name it!)

And if these lines weren’t covincing enough I would suggest you to check out the tripadvisor reviews this store has. And trust me, these reviews are well deserved.

Here are some book that I stumbled upon and loved (some are only in French sorry):

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And THIS, how cool is it? First notebook made out of stone. What?!! ❤

2) Exhib : L’Amérique des Kennedy – “Kennedy’s America”

This was a lovely exhib, the gallery is absolutely gorgeous and I got to learn many new things especially about Robert Kennedy and the whole family.

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3) White Nail Polish + White Loafers

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Let me know if this is something you would like to see more often! And please, let me know what are YOUR highlights of the week. 🙂

Cheers,

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Discovery: John Woodbridge – Paris

Hello,

Today I wanted to share a small shop in Paris that I discovered last month. My cousin spotted it right away and as soon as I got in I was completely in love with the store.

It’s called John Woodbridge and sells amazing vintage looking travel and sport items.

This company which is quite recent (2013) aims to spread the love of vintage objects that are full of history.

Over there, you’ll find amazing leather pieces for travelling or old looking baseball balls among any others.

Here are some pics from their website.

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The whole atmosphere of the store is gorgeous, it has this kind of man cave vibes to it that I find super charming.

If you are ever in the lovely area of St Paul in Paris, I highly recommend you check it out.

PS: And if you are really into vintage sports like this, check out their tumblr page which will be an absolute delight for you! Well done!

Cheers,

P&F

Total Black Look

Mr. Total Black Look.

Indeed.

I’ve flown out from Paris to Porto for these holidays and could not pack many things in my luggage. Plus, as I am a complete disaster when it comes to packing (although reading tons of tips about that) now it appears that I am struggling a lot for putting together some cute outfits. Sigh.

And oh well, when nothing else works, go for a total black look.

Inspo found on Pinterest. Hope you enjoy!

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Well here – do I need to a say a thing? YES. DA HAT. Love it.

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This one, well. It could be me on a sassy-ish day 😉 Love the chunky scarf, the suit and the shoes – need to get my hands on  good pair like this ASAP.

Hope you enjoyed!

Cheers,

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All Navy Everything – November Faves

Hello everybody,

I’m officially anouncing that I’m on a Navy Rehab. You heard me. Color navy. (Spoilet alert- it looks like December is going to be All Gold Everything – stay tuned)

Let’s think black or something else for December. In any case, I hope you like these articles that have been my go to accessories for the month.

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New Look fuzzy coat

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Also seen on instagram.com/preppyandfunny
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Casio and Wellington watch (mismatched dial and bracelet)
Also seen on instagram.com/preppyandfunny

Cheers,

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L’Art du Basic – PARIS

 

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Priorité au français car aujourd’hui on parle NATIONAL, les enfants.
Si vous me suivez sur Instagram, vous avez déjà dû apercevoir ma petite vidéo de balade jazzy dans Paris. Ce weekend dans un élan de spontanéité j’ai pris mon petit sac et mon appareil photo et j’ai fais un petit tour de quartier à la découverte de nouveaux magasins, concepts, cafés, décorations et j’en passe.

Surprise du jour bonjour, je tombe sur l’Art du Basic, que je ne connaissais pas et LA – sous le charme. Total.

Je pense qu’il est inutile de revenir sur ma folie du minimalisme, le voyage à Copenhague qui a changé ma vie…On le sait tous maintenant. En tout cas, j’ai bien évidemment flashé sur ce magasin pour son look très clean, ses coupes nettes sans être trop classiques, des excellents tissus, et ce je ne sais pas quoi qui rend toute la collection mystérieuse avec une touche tomboy (tout moi donc 😉 ). Vraiment vraiment sympa! Bravo pour cette collection!

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French brand featured on the blog today.
If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen a short video that I filmed while wandering around Paris last Sunday. I had an amazing – very spontaneous day, where I grabbed my bag and camera and started walking around and taking some snaps here and there, discovering new stores, concepts, coffee shops, decoration and so on.

One of my biggest surprise was stubling upon l’Art du Basic, that I did not know before and OH MAN – that was a lovely discovery.

I really think it’s useless to go back to my love for a good minimal look or to how much my trip to Copenhagen changed my life (well, almost!). In any case I absolutely loved that brand. It has wonderful clean cuts without beeing too classic, fine fabric, and that little something that adds some mystery to the collection with a hint of tomboy vibe (100% me 😉 ). Very very nice concept. Congratulations!

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Hoje decidi falar-vos de uma marca francesa.
Se já me seguem no instagram, devem ter visto o pequeno vídeo que publiquei este Domingo em que estava a passear pelas ruas de Paris. Passei um dia muito giro e espontâneo, foi só pegar na carteira e na maquina e tirar fotos a todas as coisinhas giras que via como novas lojas, conceitos, cafés, decorações natalícias entre outros.

Uma das coisas que se destacou nessa tarde foi a descoberta da loja L’art du Basic que não conhecia de maneira alguma.

Penso que não é preciso voltarmos a falar da minha Paixão pelo estio minimalista e a que ponto a minha viajem a Copenhaga mudou a minha vida (ou quase!). Em todo o caso, adorei esta marca. Tem uns cortes que são de outro mundo, super simples sem serem demasiado clássicos, tecido espectacular, e um toque de algo especial que torna a colecção toda bastante misteriosa e um pouco tomboy (ou seja, 100% eu, certo? 😉 ). Um excelente trabalho. Parabéns!

 My personal faves:

I’m a huge lover of these deep V necks. So glamourous.  The off white dress has kind of the same vibe going, but in a more sutle way, easier for the daily basis and to brighten up the rainy days #whiteinwinter

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Regarding these last two, what can I say beside that I love how tomboyish these styles look. However the cuts keep the feminine aspect very present which make everything very lovely.

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I never use the word swag. But look at that last pause. That is minimal/tomboy swag! Love it.

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McGregor Afterwork Party

Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to go to the Mcgregor afterwork party in Paris, for the launching of their first women collection in France.

The event was absolutely divine: DJ Mayah Levels @mayahlevels , was there to rock our world – doing a perfect job mixing some of my dearest commercial tunes with a hint of hip hop, Champagne was bubbling in our glasses, miniature cupcakes were the most adorable (and delicious!) thing ever, and those candy buckets just made my life complete at that precise moment.

There were two different ateliers, one for having your manicure done, another one to take amazing pictures.

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Now let’s talk more about their collection. As some of you may know already McGregor is a brand with strong Scottish heritage that we can particularly feel through the plaid that appear in their collections. However they have an important diversity in their collection some lines are more focused towards sportswear, other ones are more casual and you can also find a very fine luxurious line. I invite you to check them out here to discover the brand if you don’t love it already.

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I recorded a tiny bit of the event to share with you and this way you could feel the atmosphere a bit better. If anyone in the video does not want to appear, please let me know and I will immediately take it down.

I also had the opportunity of meeting a wonderful blogger Delphine that took some amazing shots at this party. Say hi @ dustylemadame.com !

This post was very different for me so let me know if you liked it and if you would like to see more of these.

Cheers,

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