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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Will i love Paris in the springtime?

Friends, my annual vacation is coming up and we are not far off from leaving on a jet plane for France.  More specifically, to Paris for a week and then renting a car and exploring Normandy and down to Mont Saint-Michel for another week. I hope to sample random wines (and ciders, Normandy is known for hard ciders) and cheese, and lose ourselves both walking along the Paris streets and driving on the coast. 

stripes, polka dots, toms

As much as i try and refrain from shopping before vacation-who am i kidding-in my head i'm refraining, but the rest of me is flicking through the (clearance) racks looking for the perfect clothes to bring (and that the boyfriend won't notice as new).  For Alaska, there were new boots.  For Hawaii or Aruba, how can one not get sun dress happy?  And for France, it's stripes and neutrals.


 Everything was on sale or clearance, and have a lot of mix and match potential.  Any Tom's fans out there?  I got these for this trip-do you think they will be comfy enough for all day sightseeing? Also, there will be pants.  There were just none newly purchased to show you.  But rest assured there will be pants.

toms, polka dots


I'm trying to get a little dressier with my every day clothes, especially for this trip, so i'm jumping on the blazer bandwagon and pairing them with a more casual shirt.  Blazer to me always meant interview, or stuffy, or constricting.  Happily this one is in sweatshirt material.  Hello little polka dot lining, could you be any cuter?

Also, this.  France made of cheese and bread
http://henryhargreaves.com/#food-maps-2



Now please excuse me while i re-watch Amelie and Midnight in Paris in hopes of absorbing the language by osmosis!

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23 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oui!! (Yes) you will love Paris in the Springtime! Love your new clothes you will look tres chic in Paris! Can't wait for all those photos. I'm missing Paris so much, but a look through my photos makes me smile each time. Enjoy!!
Bonjour!

Linda

Rachelle Falcon said...

OMG you're going to have so much fun! Can't wait to hear all about it when you get back so I can live vicariously through you. Safe travels!

Mikalah said...

Ooooh FUN! I was in Paris a few years ago, and I've been longing to return ever since. I hope you have a wonderful time! I love your fun choices for vacation clothes (of COURSE you need a new wardrobe for Paris). I don't own any Toms, but I've heard from several friends that they are excellent for sightseeing trips. Bon Voyage!

House in the Heights said...

I've never been, but I can't see how your WOULDN'T love Paris in the springtime. So. Jealous. Have a fab time!!

Suzan Sweatman said...

Oh you're going to love Paris in the spring - if you have the chance you HAVE to have dinner at one of the
L'Entrecote restaurants - they're a chain - one item on the menu - roast beef and frites - but the desserts are out of this world incredible!
Bon Voyage!!!!
XOX

Kerri said...

those outfits… amazing. the bread and cheese display?? pretty sure i need that in my life!

Michele Reynolds said...

I <3 striped summer tops! Pinned your collection:)

Sarah said...

Perfect choices! I'm a Tom's fan, too! You will have a wonderful time in both Paris and Normandy. I'm off to Paris in September. '-)
Safe travels…...

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Enjoy your upcoming trip. I'm loving that cute striped dress! Thanks for linking up with us at Best of the Nest.

Donna Wilkes said...

Lucky, lucky girl! Simple, classic pieces that are comfortable for travel - you got that.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Vous allez adorer les paris au printemps!

I have been to Paris many times as well as the ALsace, Brittany and Burgundy regions. I will cross Provence off my list in May. Normandy is still left. I can't wait to hear all about it!

Have a lovely weekend.

Rachel said...

That is SO exciting!! I can't wait to see all your pictures!

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Diana Mieczan said...

Enjoy your trip, sweetie and I bet you will have the most amazing time. Paris during spring is so romantic. Muah

Chrissy @ Adventures in DIY said...

Ooh la la! Love the stripes - very French! Have a wonderful, wonderful trip. Hope to see some pictures!

Jelli B. said...

Love your outfit picks, especially the stripes. I'm so bad about pairing blazers that I don't even have one to work with. I hope you have an absolutely fabulous time and nosh on everything beautifully French. Oh, how I miss the baguettes and cheese that Husband and I ate almost every day as cheapskates in France. Yum!

Lana Wallpe said...

Hope you had a great time in Paris. It is a beautiful city no matter what the month!

WoodsofBellTrees said...

I love the outfits! Oh wouldn't that be fun to walk the streets of Paris! Have a great time! :D

Bonnie said...

Can't wait to hear about your trip. Your clothes look wonderful. Enjoy.

xinex said...

How exciting! I was just there last Niov and had a great time. You will definitely look stylish with those pretty outfits...Christine

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh I'm so jealous! Sounds like a wonderful trip ~ enjoy!

Jill Shepherd said...

Oh how exciting! Lucky you! Hope you have an amazing trip!
Bon Voyage!

Morgan said...

I too love shopping for vacation :) So fun!!!! You picked out some really cute stuff. I love that striped dress and the blazer.