Quick Coffee Run

calypso cashmere wrap sweater, ralph lauren red bag

For our quick coffee-to-go runs in the morning, we would go to this shop just around the corner from our Paris apartment. We found that Parisians aren’t big on multi-tasking, which is actually something that I’m personally working on now that we’ve been back. (More on that to come!) What that means for coffee, though, is that it’s a lot more common to sit down and enjoy a cappuccino or espresso, rather than grab your coffee and run. A much slower pace of life that was thoroughly enjoyed and is definitely missed now that we’re back in NYC. However, when it comes to coffee, New Yorkers don’t f*ck around. We need coffee before we get to where we are going for breakfast. And then obviously during breakfast. And probably again after breakfast. So naturally, we found a coffee-to-go shop to get our morning fix while we were getting ready and planning our day.

Actually, this past weekend I read a little sign that said New Yorkers consume SEVEN TIMES more coffee than the average American. I believe it! Fun Fact: I swear New York has the best sidewalk chalkboards around. There are always funny expressions, quotes, or little factoids that have me chuckling as I walk past. I would have taken a photo of the sign, but ya know — no phone. Oh, and a little update on that — My new one finally came yesterday! I’m back on the map. Now I just need my new case to get delivered!

coffee to go paris 7th arrondissement

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Calypso Cashmere Cocoon Cardigan (say that 5x fast!) | Old Navy Sweater | J Brand Jeans | Joie Sneakers | Foster Grant Sunglasses | Ralph Lauren Bag c/o | Capwell + Co Ring (coming soon!)

rue cler paris

Photos taken by Hallie Wilson

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  1. 10.22.14
    IRENE said:

    beautiful casual! love the pop of color!


  2. 10.22.14

    I love your easy, effortless look! Perfect for a casual weekend!
    Red Reticule

  3. 10.22.14
    Natali said:

    Such a lovely, casual outfit! Great bag and slip ons!


  4. 10.22.14
    Fabi said:

    Love the whole look! You look chic and comfy, the combination of stripes and red is one of my favorites!! Great outfit! x

    Fabi | http://www.halfwaytonewyork.blogspot.mx

  5. 10.22.14
    Kylie said:

    I love the neutral outfit with the bright red bag! And ugh, you guys are really giving me some serious Paris wanderlust!

    Xo Kylie

  6. 10.22.14
    Emily said:

    The black, white, & red is just so Parisian to me! Perfect look for running around Paris!


  7. 10.22.14

    I need your bag, it’s gorgeous!

    Kristin of LivingInColorPrint.com

  8. 10.22.14

    Coffee is a must! I love this look! SO pretty!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  9. 10.22.14

    It was quite amazing how much different the French mentality about time is compared to Americans!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com
    A $300 Kate Spade giftcard giveaway on the blog

  10. 10.22.14

    Love this cozy look with the pop of red! You look gorgeous.

    Heidi D.

  11. 10.22.14

    I love this look! That cardigan is so cute and looks so comfy!

  12. 10.22.14
    Meagan said:

    Cute look! Perfect vacation style!

  13. 10.22.14
    Alexandra said:

    Awesome post, I’m looking forward to reading about multi-tasking. Adore your bag!

    Warm Regards,

  14. 10.22.14
    Samantha said:

    Cute outfit. Love the pop of red and those slip on sneakers ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. 10.22.14
    Elizabeth said:

    What a great travel outfit! I adore that cardigan.

  16. 10.22.14

    Great on-the-go style! I love the Ralph Lauren bag…Happy Wednesday, Jessica ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. 10.22.14
    Marielle said:

    What a cozy outfit, I love it! I just got back from vacation and really enjoyed sitting in a coffee shop talking and taking my time rather than racing to my next task. Wish this was a normal occurrence! ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. 10.22.14

    Great bag – love that rich red color! HILARIOUS fact on new yorkers and their coffee. not surprised. (I say as I sip my 3rd cup of the day…)

    xoxo, Elena Michelle

  19. 10.22.14
    Ujjaini said:
  20. 10.22.14
    Melissa said:

    Such a cute and casual look Jess!

  21. 10.22.14
    Ella said:

    This is honestly one of my favorite outfits you have ever posted. LOVE the simplicity paired with the tailored bag and glam ring. Absolutely gorgeous! I’m a huge fan of multitasking…. I just like doing a lot of things at once for some reason ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. 10.22.14
    Bets said:

    Rhode Islanders don’t fall far behind! We take our coffee seriously. It must be a northeast thing. Love your bag and yay on the arrival of your phone!

  23. 10.22.14
    Carolyn said:

    I love that little red bag! So darling


  24. 10.23.14

    happy to know you got your new phone, I bet you felt lost without it. Lovely purse.

  25. 10.23.14
    Stacey said:

    What a perfect outfit for a coffee run, so cute! I loved the slower pace of life in Paris!

    Five Minute Styleย 

  26. 10.23.14

    Such a great casual look! Love the pop of red with the bag!
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

  27. 10.24.14

    Lovely outfit! Bag is so cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. 10.24.14

    Love the Calypso cardigan with the striped top – looks so cozy! I think the sneakers work really well with this look too, which means it’s the perfect traveling outfit! You had me laughing with the coffee comment – before, during, and after breakfast..yup, sounds about right! PS – totally sucks beyond imagining that your phone got stolen, but I have to say I’m pretty jealous that you got the iPhone 6! #silverlining ? ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. 10.25.14
    Cait said:

    LOVE that red bag so much! So fun to hear all the Paris stories too ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. 10.14.16
    Elizabeth said:

    It’s so impressive when a casual look is this put together! Way to go!