Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Destination: French Riviera/Monaco- Classic Grace Kelly Style

Your Dream Vacation: The French Riviera and Monaco
You: Classy, chic and a modern-day princess. You love the finer things in life, but loud, VIP scenes are not your thing.  You love sophisticated, pieces that stand the test of time.
Your signature drink: Crisp, white wine from the Loire Valley
Your designer wish-list:  Chanel , Hermes, Givenchy
Chanel carry-all, $85/week,

Hermes scarf, $305

Givenchy Sunglasses, $169

Roamans,  $54.99
This kind of glamour comes at a price, and if you are not Grace Kelly or a starlet at Cannes, you can rent signature pieces or score used couture on eBay in order to look like a million bucks for a fraction of the cost. If you pack your bag with a mix-and-match wardrobe in a classic palate of black, white and red, you will dazzle any resort in the Riviera. The first thing I would buy would be Monif C's 2011  "Monaco" cutout one-piece (left). The name says it all! The figure-flattering retro silhouette and sexy cutout is a perfect staple. I can't wait to buy mine!    This black and white swimdress offers a bit more coverage and can be worn as a tunic top and paired with white wide-leg pants for a day out shopping.   Snag that hat too for days that you are not keeping your hair under wraps with an Hermes scarf.
Swimsuits for All, Suit w/ pareo, $68

Eliza Parker, "Monaco" dress, $229

RSVP "Sarina", $49,
Another designer, Eliza Parker, also conjured up a piece named after Monaco that is vintage-inspired. The hidden pockets, belt and circle skirt are just perfect for lunch in Nice or striking up an affair with some French bachelor who is checking out your hourglass figure. Don't forget your kitten heels or strappy red heels.

Other than a day-to-night dress, white wide-legs, swimwear, hat, and a couture carry-all, you should pack a sexy top like this one for $34, from eBay's FunFash or a wrinkle-free white blouse. You will be a casual coquette with capri pants and silver espadrilles (a steal at $15!) or crisp, white Keds.   A black jersey skirt is as affordable as it is versatile - use as a pool cover-up or with a black tank and pearls for dinner. A long faux-pearl necklace is great to double as a necklace or wrapped as a bracelet.

DEB shops, $79
Planning on doin' it up Casino Royale style? Well then you need to also remember to pack a gown because Monte Carlo casinos only allow well- dressed potential high rollers. This super-cheap gown is also travel friendly, as it is slim enough to pack and doesn't wrinkle much.  It is also a close match a $1,000 Marchesa gown. You already have those pearls and red shoes so I guess all you need is a clutch bag and some pearl-and-rhinestone chandelier earrings.

Double down and leave that place shaken, not stirred.

Bon Voyage from Foxy Roxy!

I hope you have gotten some inspiration and direction. Happy shopping!!
Want more advice from Foxy Roxy? Looking for something specific? Leave me a comment. Roxy will come to the rescue! 

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