I don’t follow the runway shows (except for Dior & Elie Saab; be still my heart!) but after seeing the Fall ’17 Michael Kors collection come across my social media I had to check it out! The instant vibe I got was, “Paris Meets Prep,” and somehow the whole collection looked startlingly familiar… My Pinterest board, “5th Avenue at 5am” could have been a literal inspiration/mood board for this collection, which is why I fell in love with it!
Give me all the navy blue and white! Things I love about this collection: The platform heels, wide shoulders and tapered waists, wide belts, double breasted men’s wear cut jackets and coats, pinstripes, and all the suit separates you can mix and match!
Do you follow runway shows every season? Who are your favorites and how do they give you inspiration for your own style?
I was looking through some shots I took of some beautiful French hotels I stayed at last time I was in Paris and it inspired me to shoot a little boudoir theme collection of my January Favorites! Paris is the easiest city to fall in love with, don’t you think? 🗼❤️
I can’t believe this is the third time I’ve been to Paris in two years. I can’t stay away! This time around I had the opportunity to take some photos of the Chateau Versailles, Marie Antoinette’s Winter residence outside of Paris. The lavishness of the decor and architecture were absolutely breathtaking. I’ve had an appreciation for French design in the past but never as I do now after visiting Versailles.
The Opera house inside Versailles
I personally hate Paris in the Summer. It’s too hot and crowded with tourists to really enjoy. I prefer staying away from the high profile areas and wandering tree lined avenues full of cafes and boutiques and children playing in the street. But, if you must go to in the Summer I’d highly recommend getting guided tours of the tourist areas. You’ll see much more than you would going in with the masses and also usually don’t have to wait in a line.
Modern paintings of Marie’s dogs in the waiting area for our tour. I’ve decided my future French bulldog’s name will be Florissant!
More Summer 2013 Euro Road Trip photos coming soon! Look for the Normandy coast next!
Confession: I went to Laduree all four days I was there! In my defense my husband helped eat all those macarons!
I loved this painting in the Louvre of the grand canal in Venice. I was there two months ago!
View from one of the windows inside the Louvre
One of my favorite pieces of art; the Winged Victory
Lights on a two story carousel near the Eiffel Tower
I wanted to ride the carousel SO badly!
In front of Laduree on Champs Elysees.
In this photo I am wearing: cardigan by Red Label // knife pleat maxi dress by DKNY (2011 collection) // necklace by J.Crew (2012 collection) // bracelet by J.Crew // shoes by ZARA (2011 collection) // bag by Cristiano Pompeo (custom) // makeup by Estee Lauder // Hair by Ojon studio // manicure by Chanel ‘vendetta’
Shopping for books inside Shakespeare & Co.
Outside Shakespeare & Co with my newly purchased Tiffany & Co. and Vintage Classics edition of the Great Gatsby
My husband took this shot our last night and I just had to share because it’s simply breathtaking!
Hello dear readers! I am extremely pleased to announce June’s giveaway sponsored by Elysia of Monogrammed Memories. You might have read my post in early May raving about her products! (See the post HERE). As my frequent readers know I travel a lot and last week I was in Paris for a few days and took some snapshots with her lovely weekender bag. (Tote featured in my photos: black with ‘chocolate’ thread)