Style File 07.26.11


We are taking a little trip backwards here. I have a few more posts from our trip to Paris to share. When I got this sequined eagle print dress, I knew I had to bring it to Paris. We got dressed up one night and headed over to the Eiffel Tower for a late night picnic. We didn’t do anything fancy but it was so fun to get dressed up and celebrate.




Outfit Details:
Eagle print cocktail dress: c/o Foley and Corinna
Necklace: LOFT (gift)
Heels: c/o Lulu’s

One of my favorite things we did in Paris was rent bikes at Versailles. We didn’t go in Versailles (I’ve been there 2 times before and it’s just not Kev’s thing). I knew the Gardens there were just beautiful, so we took the train out for the day. We rented bikes and off we went. There is so much to explore. You feel like you are in the Secret Garden. There are little paths and roads at every turn. I would highly recommend riding bikes around to anyone. So fun!




and everyone needs to eat Macarons in Paris…



  1. love the 1st outfit but i am actually really really digging your bike-riding outfit. is that a leather jacket? where is it from?

  2. Gorgeous! You’ve just made me yearn for bike riding in Versailles!

  3. Wow Jen, the print of that dress is stunning! I love the blue colour on you. I also love the accessories you paired it with, those heels are such a great neutral shade. I’m glad you like Versailles. I was there when I was 9 and the gardens were my favourite part, I can’t wait to go back with an appreciation for French history. It looks like you and Kev had a wonderful anniversary trip, hopefully there’ll be many many more!

    Emma x

  4. That hotel looks divine! I’d love to know where it is – my husband just surprised me with a trip to Paris in August for my birthday – and I’m researching hotels at the moment!

  5. oh my goodness, I want to go to paris and ride bikes and eat that macaron. that macaron! its insane! by the way, the dress is stunning, truly. and i love your bike riding outfit too!

  6. Melanie •

    You look fabulous! What a pretty dress and a pretty background!

  7. Such a great dress! I’ve been to Versailles once, during a very rainy weekend. Didn’t get to see very much of the gardens, a bike ride is an interesting option if I ever return. My mom saw Versailles when it had snowed, she says it was magical.
    Also, interesting macaron, I’ve never seen one with pieces of fruit, where did you get that one?

  8. Kelly •

    A www, seeing this pictures makes me wish I was back in Paris (& eating macaroons).

    Kelly @
    Elegantly Academic

  9. These pictures are amazing, I love how you styled that dress, and your jacket from your bike ride! Fantastic ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. What a stunning dress, you look amazing & I love, love that necklace too, it’s a perfect pairing. And how cute are you guys?! Love the bike shots -so adorable. Paris looks absolutely amazing, thank you for sharing these lovely pictures. Hope your week is fab one. xx veronika

  11. That dress is DIVINE on you! It looks so perfect! And that macaron? Mmmmmm!

  12. That dress is soooo pretty! Suits you perfectly!

  13. Didn’t do anything fancy? You went to the Eiffel Tower, I’d say that is pretty fancy haha. That eagle dress is fab! I love that you guys are so into taking adventures! These posts are getting me so excited for my Europe trip in October!

  14. the biking trip look so peaceful. ive never been to paris but i wanna go! especially after seeing that pastry… it beats out the pastries in the french bakery by my house by far! mmmm mmm !!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

  15. what a pretty dress! i love your bike riding outfit too ๐Ÿ™‚ and that macaron looks ah-mazing!

  16. You look stunning! Beautiful dress!..and the big riding pics? You guys are so cute!

  17. That printed dress is so beautiful, you look ravishing! Biking was a great way to explore Paris, cute pictures!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  18. That dress is gorgeous! You looked stunning! S.

  19. Laura •

    You look beautiful!

  20. i want that macaroon so badly! it looks heavenly delicious! and your outfit for your anniversary picnic is fantastic. im so glad you were able to take such a beautiful trip together.

  21. I love the dress! So jealous that were in Paris. I so want to go, but first I must visit Italy! Love the idea of a late night picnic. Also, I love the leather jacket. So chic for biking!

  22. That dress is gorgeous. The scenery is amazing also. I love dressing up and going somewhere relaxed. It makes getting all dolled up so much better.

  23. G O R G E O U S ! ! !

    That dress suits you fabulously, love how you style it with a big necklace. Definitely Parisian Chic! Seems like you guys had a great anniversary night ๐Ÿ™‚

    I love the Versailles garden, I was very blessed to visit with my Mom when I was twelve and for years after that I dreamt of living in Le Petit Trianon! I was lucky to live in Paris in my early twenties and am bitting my thumb that I never thought of renting bikes to explore the Versailles garden!

    I love how you could just take your picture on the balcony and yet the scenery in completely breath taking! Paris je t’aime!

    Virginie รขโ„ขยฅ

    Thanks for sharing such beautiful memories of your trip Jen!

  24. That dress is fabulousssssss, it makes you totally stand out among the incredible Parisian buildings! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Your pictures make me want to go to Paris NOW! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. I love the dress! I was just at Versailles last month and the gardens are so beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

    PS Don’t forget to enter my blog giveaway for an online shopping spree from Zestii! All you have to do is enter here!

  26. wow! that dress has great colors and looks amazing on you! i love your pictures from France, I can’t wait to go there ( next fall we will be!!) riding the bikes looks like so much fun as well!!

  27. All these pictures are GREAT !! It seems like you had a great view from the flat you rented in Paris! And that eagle dress is awesome!

  28. oh my goodness, i wanted to rent bikes so badly when i was there 2 weekends ago, but my friend hadn’t ridden a bike since like 1st grade and was too scared. lame. beautiful view from your balcony, and beautiful you. your hair looks amazing.

  29. So cute! And you just made me really hungry at work ; )

  30. That is a gorgeous dress!! You look so lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ Bike riding at Versailles looks like so much fun! Thanks for sharing some more photos from your trip ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. You are killing me with that dress! It’s so perfect and so unique! Every girl’s dream. Well, every girl who likes interesting prints!

  32. Jen B •

    Gorgeous dress and you accessorized it perfectly!! Looks amazing on you ๐Ÿ™‚

  33. le sigh. I miss Paris. Thanks for letting me reminisce through your photos! It’s so fun seeing your photos and saying to myself, “I’ve been there!” You are much more well dressed than when I went, though, haha. Inspiration for someday when I do go back. ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Stunning as ever Jen. I’d really love it if you could let us know or me (twitter – kforkarli) where you stayed. It looks just beautiful. A friend and I are off to France for a week next June and your place looks so pretty!

  35. Jen you have really reawakened my own dream of traveling to Paris/Europe/ANYWHERE with my husband. ALso now I really want to make some vegan raspberry macarons of my own! Lovely dress, I adore the colors on you.

  36. I absolutely love the Paris skyline! I would love to visit at some point! Your trip sounds lovely!

  37. Gorgeous dress, and the macaron looks so yums!

  38. Those shoes are amazing, and you look super cute!

  39. Love love love the dress- you look so pretty! My bf and I did a picnic under the ET too and loved it. And your bike ride sounds like the perfect way to see the gardens. We walked through some of them, but there were so many!

  40. There are so many amazing things that I love in this post: Paris, your dress, biking & macaroons. Seriously, this post practically defines me. My fondest memories of Europe involve a bike & I just recently mastered (kind of) the macaroon (check it out here).

    That dress looks amazing on you & it looks like Paris is a blast.


  41. cute dress! very parisian.

  42. Wowsa lady! That dress is fantabulous!! You look like a total rockstar in it. And you know I can’t resist the shots from Paris. I want to be back there now.

  43. That macaroon looks absolutely delicious. I could really go for one right about now! Your cocktail dress is really pretty and has a great print. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

  44. Jen, you look SO beautiful! That dress fits you so beautifully and the shoes are perfect with it! xo

  45. Awesome! I love your edgy look that you wore while biking. That sounds like our kind of adventure.

  46. Oh, Paris! I love that city! Great tip re: biking in Versailles – I might try that one. Great eagle print dress!!

  47. Hello,

    Absolutely LOVE your photos of you and Kev bike riding Versailles. I was thinking of doing that in May and was wondering if you recommend booking through a tour or just renting bikes there? and…. what is the weather & terrain like? I want to look as fabulous as you on your biking tour , while being practical.



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