Second City Style’s 12 Days Of Christmas (Shopping). Day 11: Gabbie Perez’s Parisian Picks. Second City Style Fashion Blog

December 10, 2007 • Shopping


This year, my Christmas wish list has no theme. Rather, it includes only
things that I really want (although I think I say that every year). So, my dear
family and friends, pay close attention to the items that follow!


Repetto Ballet Flat (€140 at Galleries LaFayette)

My favorite ballet flat. My favorite color. Repettos are a girl’s best
friend—they are the most comfortable shoes I own. And I can’t believe that an
established Parisian ballet slipper company has caught onto the New Rave neon
color trend. I must say, I really dig this electric salmon slipper.

Birds in Paris Scarf ($24 at Urban Outfitters)

Maybe I’m just a sucker for anything embellished with the Eiffel Tower (I
do live in Paris and all), but this scarf screams, “I love Paris in the spring
time.” And I’m always ready for Paris in the spring time.


Orchid Strapless Dress by 3.1 Phillip Lim ($626 at Barney’s Co-Op)

I swear, Phillip Lim can do no wrong. This is the dress in which I want to
dance the night away on New Year’s Eve, and also my pending college graduation.
It shimmers, it shines, and I adore the abstracted orchid detail.


Dita Cruz sunglasses ($275 at Barney’s Co-Op)

I am a sunglasses fanatic. And it seems like I’ve had my eyes on this pair
forever. Everyone needs a pair of aviators, and these just happen to be the
ultimate pair. (Come on, Sue, you know you want to buy them for me…)


OPI Blue My Mind ($7.50 at

Black nail polish was so Fall 2006. I don’t think I’ve worn blue nail
polish since middle school, but recently I’ve had the urge to go daring with my
nail polish color choice. This royal blue is more fun than red, more unique than
beige, more daring than vamp. (And it’s the cheapest item on my list!)


Cheap Monday Tight Jean Violet ($65 at Urban Outfitters)

The skinny may have been a seasonal trend in the States, but not in Europe.
I am a skinny convert… it’s going to be a long time before I buy a pair of
boot-cut jeans again. Cheap Mondays are the hottest jeans on 20-something
Parisian women. Just look for the skull patch above the back right pocket (it’s
hard to miss). This violet denim is such a funky alternative to black and grey,
don’t you think?


Animal Print Faux-Fur Shrug ($268 at Banana Republic)

Saving the best ‘fur’ last… I’m sorry, there is nothing chicer than fur.
But I have found one that’s PETA-approved and in my favorite cropped cut.
Attention Mom and Dad: this is what I really want for Christmas!

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