paris

Paris

My last hurrah before ending this incredible semester abroad. To be honest,  I didn’t’ have high expectations for the city. From my experience, people have a strict love/hate relationship with the Parisian culture and I was ready for the latter. But upon arrival, I fell in love with the late night cafes and French lifestyle. Although much of the city was alluringly over-the-top (ahem, Versailles), the Parisian’s effortless spirit created the most charming atmosphere.

On our first morning we traveled to Versailles and paid our dues as weekend tourists. The ornate walls, gardens, glistening chandeliers, banisters, gates, plated gold details—no words can do it all justice.

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Later we headed to Notre Dame and the infamous lovelock bridge. The cathedral, famous for it’s stunning stained glass didn’t disappoint. The lovelock was a sight as couples eternalized their love on the bridge. We settled down in the park nearby with some fresh Laudree Macrons, a classic bottle of wine and baguette. The accordion player in the background was an added bonus!

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The next day I ventured to the Louvre for an afternoon of Italian Renaissance and Egyptian artifacts. Not before sunbathing next to the beautiful fountain outside for a bit though.

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That night we made out way to the Eiffel tower for part du of our picnic day. As we finished our wine and baguettes, we watched the shimmering eiffel tower show. What a night indeed.

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Oh Paris, you didn’t disappoint

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Let’s go to Paris

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H&M Hat, Thrifted pants, H&M Shirt, Forever 21 socks, ASOS boots, L aqa & Co Lipstick

For years, I shied away from hats, thinking I needed some fabulous occasion to wear them out.  But after investing in this wide-brimmed when I first arrived in London I’ve realized how very very wrong I was. Hats are the perfect staple for every closet.  They void a need for accessories and put an unmistakeable flair to your outfit.  They’re kind of like stilettos for your head; if you can own ’em, you feel on top of the world