Something about this outfit feels part art teacher, part French student. For those of you who don’t know, I studied at the Sorbonne in Paris in 2008. If you’re a regular reader, this is old news. But for those of you who are reading my site for the first time, my love for France runs deep. I fell in love with the country when I studied French and Journalism abroad in Paris back in college. I had the privilege of living in the most beautiful Maison in the left bank – on a quaint street in the 5th called Rue Amyo right behind the Pantheon. I’m often reminded by my days in Paris. I have a gorgeous, old map of the city hanging in the living room that I bought at a yard sale across the street from my old apartment for a measly $30, that turned out to be the best $30 I’ve ever spent. I love French directors, like Goddard, and French foods, like croissants, and wine, and cheese (which according to my doctor I am no longer able to have.) France in the 1920s is my favorite decade of choice — Ernest Hemingway (my fav) and the rest of the greats roamed the streets drinking wine and writing literary magic…
I digress. France taught me how to love… fashion, and food, and history. How to enjoy simple things — like long dinners over wine with friends. How to write. How to dream. How to be independent.
I still remember all the solo walks I did around the city, trying to get every last drop out of the experience. It’s crazy to me that I haven’t been back since, because I know that city like the back of my hand. But, there is so much more of the world to explore!
This outfit was inspired by my days vintage shopping in the Marais, breaking bread with friends on ponte des arts, and late nights at Cha Cha Cha. This look pays homage to my memory, but also to the future because I will go back!
To finish off this post, I figured I would share a few of my favorite Parisian things…
- Jardin du Luxembourg (for reading)
- Laduree (on Rue Bonaparte – for tea and treats)
- Musee Rodin (for sculptures and relaxing)
- Musee L’Orangerie (for 50 ft long Monets)
- Champs de Mars
- Social Club (for night)
- Cha Cha Cha (for night)
- Lebanese food
- Centre Pompidou // Restaurant Georges on the top
- Sacre Coure
- Roaming Montemarte
I will add more as they come back to me…
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