Monday, March 7, 2011

Paris: Sights, Shops, STYLE (Part 3)

What outfit should I wear in Paris during a winter visit?

This question caused me several sleepless nights. In fact, I must have lost a few pounds stressing much over it. I mean, it's Paris, the home of all things chic and fashionable, who wouldn't lose sleep over such mind-boggling question?

Ok, lies. The truth is, I only packed the night before the trip and in an effort to travel light, forgotten a few things. But I somehow managed with just 1 scarf and 1 pair of jeans worn 4 times!

Did I hear anyone say GROSS! Yes, I know. The germaphobic me seems to have been hibernating recently.

What I wore out shopping!
-- Armani Exchange sweater -- Target tights -- 7 for all Mankind jeans -- Banana Republic boots --

But I learned a very important, life-altering lesson on this trip: I need a good pair of some buttery soft tall leather boots! The boots I wore nearly cost me my toenails!! And each time the unforgiving leather would come in contact with my ankles, I'd give out little cries of pain. Considering we walked nearly 52,000 steps while there, can you imagine just how much ordeal I put my little feet through?!

Wore this to the Opera Garnier to see Caligula ballet
-- Lanvin LBD -- Chanel-esque tweed from Nordie's Rack -- Louboutin "New Simple" red pumps --

Hubby wore his favorite Burberry suit

Every time I'd see folks giddily strutting in their comfy Uggs, I had to battle self-restraint to prevent myself from tackling them to the ground and taking their Uggs for myself!

Yes, it was that serious. I was ready to suffer misdemeanor charges in the name of comfort.

So lesson learned there, I need some buttery soft leather boots so I could stay away from jail!

What I wore to Guy Savoy.
-- Qi Cashmere LBD -- Chanel-esque tweed from Nordie's Rack -- Louboutin "Picador" slingbacks --

Paying homage to the mothership
-- Theory dress -- Laundry by Shelly Segal coat -- Longchamp Le Pliage shopper tote --

Thanks for listening to my rant!
Up next: Paris haute cuisine!


  1. you're hilarious!

    I can't complain with your posts, I want to see more. You and your hubby are so fashionable.

  2. I always wear my jeans more often when I travel than I would at home. It makes packing so much easier. And I literally feel your pain regarding your boots - I have so been there. I hope you find the perfect pair soon. Love both of these looks! You always look so glamorous!

  3. I love your Chanel-esque tweed jacket! As for those soft buttery boots, so what has been Monsieur Visa doing all along? ;)

    As for that homage photo, I remember when I took mine last year, a French guy was grinning at me or was that laughing at me?! ;)

  4. @Ces - thanks!!

    @Christen - feels great to know i'm not alone in this! yes, still looking for the perfect pair!

    @Che - Monsieur Visa is still packed with the swipes from Chanel and LV so the boots will have to wait a little bit, LOL! LOL about the French guy laughing at you! When I took this shot, there's a few other tourists there too so I thought it was ok. Or at least I wasn't alone in the silliness. :P

  5. Glad you had such a great time in Paris and congrats on your purchases! Thanks also for your last email. I'm glad you found everything ok. I do smile when people fret about dressing for Paris, since most Parisian ladies are actually very casual and only dress up when they go clubbing. But flat boots are definitely the thing to wear in winter there (I practically live in mine... and no, they're not Uggs). Loving all your outfits... tres chic!

  6. You have helped me make up my mind about Paris. Seems like you two had a wonderful time there. Love what you are wearing...



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