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Ready for a très chic Parisian escape?

Bonjour mes amis!   

In the last few years we have seen a lot of designer collabos and some have been amazing hits–namely Missoni for Target.

Well, ever since I saw the sneak peaks of Catherine Malandrino designs for Kohl’s DesigNation via instagram, I have been excitedly waiting for the collection to hit stores. Malandrino is a European fashion designer (born to Italian parents in France). Malandrino’s designs capture the romantic elegance of Paris and the sophistication of New York while maintaining the casual urban vibe of both. Since like Gertrude Stein, America is my country and Paris is my hometown, I am a fan of Malandrino’s timeless looks.

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Kohl’s is usually a win for me in terms of basic essentials: solid cotton tees, casual or dressy tank tops, and socks. I was going to save my post until after I saw these items in person but I have not had a chance to shop. So for now I will not vouch for the material or fit.

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“Paris Mon Amour” Tee $40, on sale for $30
Catherine Malandrino for Kohl's DesigNation Longsleeved Colorblock Top Featuring a Lock Design $40
Colorblock Top $40, on sale for $30
Above are my top three picks from this collection.

1. The Eiffel Tower Black Sheath Dress

I love sheath dresses, so naturally, the Eiffel Tower Black Sheath Dress hit number one on my list of top three pieces. The eiffel tower back looks amazing! The dress can easily become office approriate: pair with a sweater or blazer in matching black or a pop of color. Then the dress will have you happy hour/date night/party time ready at a moments notice by you simply taking off the outerwear. Yet you can show off the eiffel tower focal point at work too! Just wear a long sleeved top underneath!

2. Longsleeved “Paris Mon Amour” Top

I love a simple foreign message on a top. The deep burgundy color has the a hint of grape that makes it perfect for this season. Online this top is only available in the pearl color, which would look great paired with simple black tights, flats, and a Chanel flap bag or WOC.

3. Longsleeved Colorblock Top Featuring a Lock Design

The design of this top could have been more creative but how cannot exclude a top that reminds me of the padlocks on bridges in Paris. These are locks or padlocks placed by lovers onto the bridge to symbolize the love getting locked or being everlasting. It is a custom not exclusive to Paris but Paris is the only place I’ve seen it done. This basic top would look adorable with a short but full pleated black skirt.

Let me know if you see this collection in person.

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