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Packing for the French Riviera

With the 2016 Cannes Film Festival in full swing, I’ve been thinking how downright chic the people who live and vacation in the French Riviera always are. There is one individual though that immediately comes to mind when I think about fashion in the region and that is Monaco’s princess, Grace Kelly. She was the embodiment of Riviera-chic and when I was planning what items to pack for the south of France last summer I kept thinking about Princess Grace in all her glamour in the 1955 film To Catch a Thief. It’s hard to forget the scene of her in that yellow swimsuit and white sunglasses on the beach of Hotel Carlton in Cannes!

Yellow swimsuit Grace Kelly TO CATCH A THIEF

Many of the items I packed for the French Riviera are included in today’s Riviera-style packing list, while others I recently discovered and would be on my list of items to take if I was going back this year.

Channel Monaco’s princess in a gorgeous hat like this and these white rimmed Chanel sunglasses. I took this striped bikini top and bottom set that I purchased from ASOS. Stripes are a must in The Riviera so be sure to pack a dress like this. I swear half of what I packed for Europe was navy and white! I recently came across these neutral lace-up sandals and this clutch that just scream Riviera-chic. Don’t forget to pack your favourite French perfume. I love this fragrance. And a packing list for the French Riviera would not be complete without some bling. How stunning are these Kenneth Jay Lane earrings?!

French Riviera packing list


1. Hat: Revolve – sold out (similar here & here & here) | 2. Sunglasses: Nordstrom | 3. Dress: ASOS – sold out (similar here & here) | 4. Earrings: The Outnet | 5. Perfume: Chanel  | 6. Bikini: top & bottom (love the purple top & bottom too)  | 7. Outfit Set: Goodnight Macaroon | Fringed Top: ASOS – sold out (similar here) | Clutch: Nordstrom | Sandals: Shopbop

Style Parade Weekly

Happy Friday! It has been six months since I last updated Style Parade. I have to give regular bloggers credit who are able to balance a full-time job and maintain regular blog posting. I have a job that requires me to be on the computer for at least eight hours a day and when I get home from work I try really hard not to spend a lot of time online. That being said, I’ve missed sharing my favourite fashion and decor finds and travel photos so I am REVIVING Style Parade starting today!

Europe 2015 608

If you haven’t already guessed, this photo is from my Europe trip last summer (I can’t believe it has almost been a year!). I did Travel Tuesday posts of my adventures in Rome, Tuscany and Florence, but I still have so many I want to share of the Italian Riviera and my time in France and Spain. Next Tuesday I will be sharing photos of Italy’s Portovenere on the Italian Riviera. The above is a preview of what’s to come!

You may recall that before I left for Europe I created a packing list for Italy. I’ve been asked about what I wore in the French Riviera (since I haven’t posted any pictures) so I am working on a blog post of Riviera-inspired wear which will be a mix of items I wore in France and, for all of you heading to the French Riviera yourself this summer, new 2016 finds on my lust list. This will be published next week too so stay tuned!

A few of my favourites from the week:

  • Cures for under eye circles via Byrdie Beauty
  • This summer top from Madewell is perfect to wear with white jeans (try these) this summer
  • A highlight reel of the history of stripes by J Crew
  • I just pinned this polished shirtdress by Eliza J (also loving this one and this one)
  • My favourite pin of the week. Don’t forget to follow Style Parade on Pinterest

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!

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