August 30th, 2019
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Labor Day Weekend Wear

Wow, the final weekend of summer. It’s cool this morning as we pack up to head home — thank goodness for my collection of cable knit cardigans “borrowed” from Mother, they go over everything. This Holiday Boileau dress went everywhere and I’m reluctant to shelve it. Actually, I bought so much from Holiday (their shipping policy and communications are maddening) that I’m going to Paris to do returns and exchanges. Kendall Conrad’s pouch is the perfect size — I tie the straps together and wear it over my shoulder when I want to be hands-free.  And enamel jewelry is back on my radar in a big way.

Holiday Boileau dress, Kendall Conrad pouch, Kathryn Bentley ring, Celine cardigan, Adidas Samba (fit is narrow).


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Cel-V two-strap neoprene sandals


High-rise skinny jeans


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Dunkled putty bonded cotton 3/4 coat

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  • Are you really going to Paris to return and exchange? Does the site not work in the US? The dresses are so chic.

    MaggieAugust 30th, 2019  9:01 AM

  • I missed out on the Holiday Boileau tunic dress in my size (gr!) but have a few other pieces of theirs that I really like. The styling in their lookbooks is great—I’ve adopted several ideas. (As for your trip, if you haven’t been to their Parisian café I recommend it—simple yet chic with lovely drinks and food.)

    ElizabethAugust 30th, 2019  9:23 AM

  • LOVE everything!!!!

    mathildeAugust 30th, 2019  10:39 AM

  • I’d like to order a pair of sambas. Would you suggest going 1/2 size up, or…?

    SharonAugust 30th, 2019  11:26 AM

  • Hi Maggie, I have a number of things on my Paris to-do list so I put the Holiday returns together to take with me. I ordered A LOT – dresses, skirts, tees, bikinis, windbreakers – and in multiple sizes… paid a small fortune in shipping, but love everything.

    PrestonAugust 30th, 2019  11:44 AM

  • Have the best trip! Will you be there for fashion week? Do you not recommend ordering from the site lest I have to deal with a potential return?

    MaggieAugust 30th, 2019  12:40 PM

  • I am an expat in Paris. Internet shopping has not been perfected yet but it is improving. For your trip, I recommend Officine Generale. Their clothes are available at Le Bon Marche and their shop in the 6th.

    KatherineAugust 30th, 2019  1:26 PM

  • Did you check out their pop up shop last year at La Garconne? It was a collection of sweaters, tees, jeans and sweatshirts.

    TracyAugust 31st, 2019  5:00 PM

  • I missed it, sadly. Next time I’ll be there because their shipping costs are significant and the sizes are hard to predict — tees are enormous and skirts are tiny.

    PrestonAugust 31st, 2019  5:35 PM


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