I found my new sunglasses today. I got some chic knock offs like the ones Audrey Hepburn wore in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Although, a very American movie, I figure you can't go wrong with Audrey style--which I have tried to emulate over the years. From looking at different websites and pictures of French people, it seems, the French have very similar taste. Simple cuts, basic black and white, flats--all very Audrey Hepburn.
So, I have my sunglasses. The mysterious French woman vibe is something I am still trying hard to work on. Telling people details of your life you hardly know at work or in general conversation is so common for Americans--but not for the French! It's interesting each day to catch myself doing this so much and trying not to. The mystery and sexual intrigue of the French woman is one aspect you can't buy like sunglasses--you have to learn it.
Next, with learning feminine mystery is the search for a perfect trench coat and maybe some more flat shoes or sandals. I must say eating things like croissants with hazelnut chocolate every day is very fun and one of my favorite parts of this whole experiment!