Hi! My name is Monica Beatrice Welburn and I am a blogger, occasional presenter, and style lover.
The Elgin Avenue is named after a magnificent long road, in the area of London which I was lucky enough to call home for four years. I now live in a beautiful nook of the English countryside, a stone's throw away from London, where I can still get the perfect extra hot, dry, cappuccino, but with a little extra room to roam.
This is my space for sharing my personal style, beauty, love of interiors, travel and much more.
Is it possible to visit Paris and notto succumb to the doe eyed “this city is MAGICAL” cliché? From the crumbling to the contemporary, chic to, um, more chic, I loved every aesthetic turn in the city.
For our evening out on Tuesday, we were treated to a meal at the Baccarat crystal museumby our hostsComptoir des Cotoniers. I couldn’t even attempt to play it cool with how insanely beautiful the museum was, or how lucky I felt to be there.
Read on for my take on Parisienne styling . . .
Styling Notes: A classic tux, tee and ripped jeans felt right for a Parisienne evening. I often wear jeans and a luxe T-shirt for nights out. I was sceptical about expensive T-shirts for years – can they really be worth it?! Sometimes the high street gets it right – YAY for when it does! – but for the type of T-shirt which I know I can wear out in the evening, and under a smart jacket for work, I’ve found that premium brands can be more reliable. I love The Outnet for discounted designer tees – the best of both worlds! – and this Comptoir tee saw me through Paris and straight into the office for the rest of the week.
Below I’ve put together some of the best blazers, jeans and tees around right now. All at awesome price points – all interchangeable.
What is your favourite evening outfit? Do you guys love Paris too?
For the rest of the week I’ll be on the show, it’s our last few days. I always find the end of filming disorientating, you become so used to a routine, long days and being part of a team, and then poof! it’s over! I’ll miss seeing our awesome production crew but I’m excited to spend more time in my new home, sorting the interiors out, and working more on the blog. I feel an Elgin Avenue redesign coming on . . .