Travel Diary | Paris + Normandy 2015 Trip

Hello everyone! I’ve finally had some time to edit my Europe trip from January and thought to do a travel diary post each week. A month away there resulted in a ton of photos that I plan to spread out according to cities, so stay tuned for more. The photos below happened on different days, but I wanted to combine all photos of Paris and Normandy into one. Be forewarned for a photo-heavy post after the jump!

Unfortunately, the week that I arrived was the same week that twelve people were killed at the offices of the French satirical weekly newspaper Charlie Hebdo and the slogan “Je suis Charlie” was born. There was a march that following Sunday morning that I wished I could’ve participated but fatigue set in as soon as I got to my AirBnB flat. On a side note: for long stays, I highly recommend staying at an AirBnB to be more cost-effective. I woke up and head out of the flat to explore and was able to capture some remnants from the march.

I was in Paris for about a week doing some work and even squeezed in a boudoir shoot before K.L. arrived for two weeks. We spent the next day exploring more of the city seeing before heading to Rome the following day. We explored Sacré Coeur, Notre Dame, Musée du Louvre, Versailles and had plenty of escargots for dinner.

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Summerfest | Feather Ruffled Slip Dress

As you can see, I’m holding onto summer for dear life and do not want to let it go. Now that September is here, all I can look for are my fall favorites like pumpkin anything and apple-pickings, but until then, here’s a last of summer outfit for you.

When I got this drop-waist slip dress from Gilt, I was shocked to find such a great price for this lightweight flirty dress. A perfect item to wear for those hot summer days which I wore for the Yelpchella event about a week ago. Add in a perfect sun hat and wedges and you’re good to go!

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Sunday Matinee | Bell-Sleeved Striped Top + Pop of Blue

Hello everyone! I recently took myself on a date for a Sunday matinee at the Kennedy Center to see the musical, the Book of Mormon. The musical has been on my list for awhile to watch and it just so happened that I was able to find last minute tickets for a reasonable price and wore this outfit below to the show.

I wanted something that was light and airy for the summer heat but still kept me warm in the air-conditioned hall where the show played in. I was surprised at how well-constructed the top was and loved the bell-shaped sleeves which gave this look something different and fun. Adding in a pop of color such as these bright blue ankle-strapped sandals made the whole outfit complete and ready for the night out.

On a side note, I could be wrong but I’ve noticed that sites like Zara, H&M among other stores that I shop seemed to give their excess stocks of clothing items to online sites like SheInside or Romwe. It could possibly be that they had the clothing manufactured there and simply had overstock on items that they in turn would sell on these sites. This top’s tag, for example, was removed but later found that the top actually came from Zara. No complaints here since I was able to purchase the top for fraction of the price at Zara’s. However, keep in mind that there are only limited sizes available on these sites, so be prepare to alter if needed for the right fit.

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Black Caviar | Fall into Jumpsuit

Ever since I fell in love with my first LAGOS piece, I was super ecstatic to get a sneak peek of the latest collection–Black Caviar™. This 9mm rope bracelet has black ceramic beading that gives it such a unique look and it’s so easy to wear with just about any outfit.

It’s been awhile since I’ve had some fun with a jumpsuit like the one here, so I wanted to try one in black. You can’t go wrong dressing head to toe in black but I couldn’t help throwing in a fun pop of blue to the mix.

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