When packing for any trip I love to envision what I will look like on the street walking by someone else. I ask myself if I want to look sophisticated, sexy, or fun. I pick pieces based on those answers. I had this tulle skirt custom made for me by my good friend Holly. View Full Post
Snapshot in Paris. Shopping bags and white roses from the street. Swoon
While I was in France, I went to the Louvre. It’s another item I successfully marked off of my bucket list. I know a lot of people dream of visiting this museum, however travelling to France can be expensive for some people. One of my friends’ parents recently visited, they used a company like Key Equity Release in order to fund their trip against the value of their home. They had decided that since they are getting older, they should start making the most out of their lives by visiting all the places on their bucket list. This made me want to go and see more things around the world, where better to start than the Louvre Museum! This museum is so astounding and breathtaking, and HUGE (infact, it was only after going there that I learnt it’s the largest art museum in the world – I wish I’d thought to look at art blogs like https://www.artofthecountry.org/ before going!). It’s obvious to see why it’s so popular and attracts so many tourists!
I wore a simple, comfortable outfit that I could walk long distances in, and that would also be warm. Museums filled with marble and tile tend to be very cold.
My best tips for navigating and enjoying the Louvre is to go very early. I went as soon as it opened and there was still a twenty minute wait to get inside. They have crowd control so that the museum doesn’t become a hazard, but I can assure you it’s still extremely crowded.
Bring water bottles. Any time an Uber or hotel offers you sealed bottled water, take it, it will cost even more than usual to buy it at such a crowded place like the Louvre.
Most importantly, have fun, looking at art doesn’t have to be boring, look for pieces that call your attention and study them. You might find really awesome “easter eggs” in the paintings and find deeper meaning in them.
Here is how crowded it was when we first arrived. Crazy!
Note: The Mona Lisa is stunning in person but it’s VERY difficult to get anywhere it. If you want to get a photo with her, you have to go around the edges of the crowd and squish yourself in.
Added side note: it’s worth it.
Shirt: tissue shirt Old Navy
Scarf: Vintage Oscar de la Renta
Pants: high waisted AG
Shoes: Dior Fusion
Bag: Givenchy Antigona
When most people think of Paris, they think of the Eiffel Tower.
Although Paris has so much more to offer than just the Eiffel Tower, it was on my bucket list of things to see and do while in Paris.
The architecture structure of the tower is actually really magnificent. Even though it was really early (9am!) I was shocked to see just how many people were there.
My favourite part of visiting the Eiffel Tower was definitely the carousel. It was a tri-level carousel. You could see the entire Eiffel Tower from the carousel and afterwards I went for a small snack, strawberries, coffee, and a croissant.
Shirt: Urban Outfitters
This was by far my favourite outfit I wore while in Paris. I wore this the night Brendan proposed to me, we tried to go to a fancy high rise for dinner but they didn’t accept reservations and we were starving. We ended up going to a small diner that served Italian food and we were extremely over dressed.
It was so fun to get to wear this giant skirt while out in Paris. I was asked by lots of French where it came from. My good friend Holly made this specifically for my trip to Paris! You can order one from her here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/247455592/flirty-tulle-skirt-customize-your-color
Although we didn’t go to a super fancy dinner like most couples do when they get engaged, I love that we went to a diner in great clothes because it was so much more relaxed and I still felt like a million bucks.
Shirt: Ann Taylor
Skirt: Handmade By Holly
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Pigalle
Stockings: Agent Provocateur