I've just come back from a few days in Paris which is always magical. It was a very relaxing trip, largely spent shopping and eating good food - what more can you ask for! As much as I love London, I always find Paris much more inspiring fashion wise. There is the whole cult around how Parisians dress, and while not everyone looks like Emmanuelle Alt, on the whole everyone just makes more effort in how they present themselves. Most people have well cut and styled hair, simple makeup and clean clothes. Very rarely do you see anyone in sweat pants which is such a common occurrence in England that is become the norm.
The stylish Parisian girls I saw tended to be wearing dark grey or navy jeans, short flat ankle boots, cashmere jumpers and parkas or wool coats with fur hoods. The fur collar or hood is definitely big right now, Maje do amazing coats that are very popular and good quality.
As for what I bought, I got some Make Up for Ever eye cream from Sephora (love), Christophe Robin conditioner, Leonor Greyl shampoo and Jonak boots. I saw many girls wearing beaten up suede taupe boots and these are basically what I bought. They aren't a 'forever' item but should certainly see me through a few winters, after all I'm not going to be able to wear Repettos much longer!
All in all an enjoyable break and has given me lots of ideas for my winter wardrobe.
PS. Thank you for all the sweet comments, its good to be back!