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October 2, 2017
Is there anything more Parisian than having rosé al fresco with friends? That was definitely our favorite thing to do in the city. I think approximately 90% of the money I spent in Paris was at cafes and mostly on rosé. Hey, I was on vacation!
On this particular day, we headed to St. Germain to explore. From what I’ve heard, it’s the trendy and popular area of Paris, so I stepped it up a little with my outfit. Plus, we were heading to Shakespeare & Co., the oldest bookstore in Paris, so I felt like this bow at the neck was perfect (I mean, right?!). Well, it turns out I was totally overdressed. Especially because it rained. But oh well. It’s not like that was the first time I’ve been overdressed. And I’m sure it won’t be the last.
I actually bought this top in Paris and the pants in Mexico – both at Zara. I absolutely love shopping at Zara in every country I go to. The selection is always different, so it’s like I’m at a local boutique. But the prices are great, and if I ever needed to return something, I have access to a Zara at home. Perfecto!
I wanted to wear these pants a few times before I did, but I couldn’t figure out the right top to wear them with. I didn’t plan on pairing these pieces together when I got the top, but I realized I was having the same problem with the bow top. If I wore it with black pants, I looked like a caterer. It was too cold for shorts, and I didn’t have a maxi skirt with me. Then I remembered these pants. It was perfect, don’t you think? I wore flats since we were walking so much. I liked how these black and gold sandals looked. It took the look down a notch, which I definitely needed since it turns out I was already overdressed as is!
The large round sunglasses were the perfect final touch. They add just a touch of trendy glam with a retro throwback. I seriously felt so fab! I had my hair twisted into a low bun because it kept raining. This is also my trick to wavy hair. I blowdry it and then twist it into a round bun while it’s still hot. Then around 4 hours later, I take it down and voilà: mermaid waves. The longer you leave it in the bun, the better. I typically plan to do it at night and sleep on it. But I think it actually worked with this look to keep it pulled back.