Category Archives: Style

2018 Fall 10×10 Challenge: Outfits and Recap

November 1, 2018

Et voilà! The Fall 10×10 Challenge has finished and I’m back to recap the experience.

It was super fun participating in the challenge. While I enjoyed putting together outfits and challenging my personal style, the best part was following along with the community and connecting with other like-minded souls. I was also surprised that my biggest take-away was not style related (more on that below).

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2018 Fall 10×10 Challenge: Items and Approach

October 22, 2018

Today marks the first day of the Fall 10×10 Challenge!

This is a style challenge where you create 10 outfits from 10 pieces that you wear over the course of 10 days. It’s a fun way to get creative with your clothes and take a minimalist wardrobe for a spin.

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2018 Minimalist Wardrobe

September 24, 2018

Today I’m sharing my minimalist wardrobe.

These are stylish workhorses that I wear on an regular basis. They take me from work at the office to wine dates with my girls, dinner parties on the weekends, and everything in-between. I haven’t included things like work out clothes, jewelry, and loungewear but, don’t worry, posts on those mini capsules are coming soon.

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The Ultimate Guide to Being a French Girl

June 27, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Being a French Girl | Alyssa Pacaut

This French Girl thing is wildly addictive! Since I’ve combed every corner of the internet looking for the key to eternal chicdom, I thought it was time to share the fruits of my labor. Here is the ultimate guide with a link that will help you do anything (or nothing at all) like a French Girl. Enjoy!

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Describing My Personal Style

May 16, 2017

Describing My Personal Style | Alyssa Pacaut

Though I hate to admit it, I think about my personal style quite a lot. What to wear, where to buy it, why I wear it, and what it all means. These are the thoughts that run through my mind.

A while back Rubyellen from Cakies wrote a post about her personal style, which inspired me to write about my own personal style.

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My Minimalist Makeup

May 2, 2017

My Minimalist Makeup | Alyssa Pacaut

Disclaimer: I am not a makeup guru. I didn’t really wear makeup until my mid-twenties and, if I’m being totally honest, I still feel like I don’t know how to properly put my face on.

It’s possible that my minimalist makeup is a result of being a novice. Or maybe it’s all those years my dad told me I didn’t need it. Either way, here’s what I own and why I wear it.

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French Girls Aren’t Perfect

January 4, 2017

Being obsessed with the French is a full time job, or at least a very busy part-time job.

During my free time, you can most likely find me a) reading about something French, b) watching something in French, or c) hanging out with some French person and creepily trying to usurp their identity.

Okay, I’m kidding about that last part, but I will admit that I unknowingly file away the super Frenchie things my friends do and end up writing about it later.

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Five Ways to Dress Like a French Girl

June 7, 2016

Five Ways to Dress like a French Girl | Alyssa Pacaut

Everything I know about dressing like a French Girl I learned from a French Guy.

See, last fall I was getting ready for our trip back to France and the pressure to be chic was real. So, I went on a shopping spree and came home with a ton of shopping bags.

Giddy with excitement, I rushed to try on my new clothes and walked out to show my husband. It was then that I realized we were dressed almost exactly alike and I had, apparently, learned a few things about French style from him.

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Modern French Wardrobe for Spring and Summer

March 22, 2016

Modern French Wardrobe for Spring and Summer | modernfrenchblog.com

Wardrobes are a big deal these days.

From the Capsule Wardrobe, Project 333, and the minimalist approach to the 5-Piece French Wardrobe—which is not to be confused with the 10-Piece Wardrobe—and the Kon-Mari Method, there are a million different ways to strategically dress yourself and deal with the contents of your closet.

Allow me to introduce the Modern French Wardrobe, which is less about rules and restrictions and more about what I actually have hanging in my own closet.

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