“It surprises me that Americans save champagne for special occasions—weddings, New Year's Eve, toasts. The French break out the champagne for a gathering of friends, elevating a simple gathering to a special occasion.”
“If you have the space, plant several pots of lavender and you can enjoy them year round: in the summer when it blooms, then cut sprigs for wreaths and sachets.”
“Why do American women need to wear a different outfit every day of the week when they go to the office? A scarf, a piece of jewelry, a belt—this is all one needs to create a new look, n’est pas?
“When buying produce, buy fresh, buy local. There’s really no excuse anymore.”
“Plant an herb garden.”
“I know this will sound crazy but what I’ve learned from French women is if you want to save money on clothes you should spend more money on clothes. It’s a contradiction, but makes sense if you think about it: buy one quality skirt—the color, the fit, the fabric are perfect for you. You love it. You might pay$200, but you wear that skirt almost everyday because it looks fabulous and makes you feel chic every time you wear it. If you wear that skirt forty times in a season, the cost is $5 each time you wear it. If that’s not frugal chic, I don’t know what is!”
Tomorrow's post: So, what is frugal chic?