Summer Shirtdress

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I love playing a tourist in my hometown. Exploring all of the cute little nooks and crannies that Fredericton has to offer makes me fall in love with the city all over again. You can find this red clock downtown in the alleyway next to Brewbakers restaurant on King Street.

What I’m wearing: This light denim RD Style shirtdress from Studio 103 was a lucky find! Now, whenever I go shopping, in the back of my mind I am always asking myself if a garment is work-appropriate. As a newly employed graphic designer with the fresh sting of student-debt still lingering in my bank account, it is paramount that the items I buy serve multiple purposes. This dress is not only casual and comfortable, perfect for day-to-day activities, but it is also tailored enough to turn heads at the office.

Necklace & Earrings: Forever 21, Bracelets: Alex & Ani, Shoes: Winners

xo

Lau

Galeries Lafayette

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Shopping at the Galeries Lafayette is an absolute must when visiting Paris. The stunning flagship 70,000 m² department store, located on Boulevard Haussmann in the 9th arrondissement, is recognized as the world’s largest department store (not to mention the amazing rooftop patio with a panoramic view of the city). Furthermore, from Chanel to Rad., Galeries Lafayette offers over 350 unique brands for women, making it the largest international women’s fashion department. Whether you are looking for stylish souvenirs or the best of french fashion, this is the one-stop shopping experience for you.

Galeries Lafayette interior in Paris

Source: smarterparis.com

What I’m wearing: Denim jacket from Zara, dress from & Other Stories, hat from & Other Stories 

xo Lau

Monet’s Garden

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Day 8 of my Paris trip was spent in Giverny exploring Claude Monet’s house and garden. From 1983 on, Monet, best-known for his large-scale water lily paintings, lived in Giverny with his wife and eight children until his death in 1929. It was a perfect day to visit the area that inspired the celebrated impressionist’s paintings. The garden’s were indeed picturesque. At the end of his career, Monet had hired up to seven gardeners to tend to the estate. It is the second most visited tourist site in Normandy after the Mont-Saint-Michel, with 530,000 visitors in 2010. It is easy to see why Monet chose to settle down here.

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What I’m wearing: shirt from American Eagle, skirt from H&M