July 23, 2012

3 Days in Paris!

As I type this lovely(well, that’s your call) post, I am sitting on a train on my way to Toulouse, France.  That’s right folks.  I’m in France!  I know I already told you, but I need to reinforce it into y’all’s brains.  If you were wondering why I haven’t been posting at all for a few days, it’s because the Internet connection is as slow as a snail.  Hmmm, possibly even slower than that, because snails actually move.  Let’s just say the Internet sucks...a lot.
Anyway, I’ve been in France for about three and a half days.  We stayed in Paris for four nights, but went to Chartres yesterday day.
Day 1:
 I was a zombie but managed to see Notre Dame.  Also, we met some friends(from America) and had lots and lots of fun.

We all went on possibly the most tourist-y boat ride on the Seine.  Yet, it was extremely fun.  We met a group of about 50 Finnish girls.  They had just come from London where they were practicing English.  All of the girls were hilarious and so crazy.  By the way, Finnish is the coolest language I’ve ever heard.

After that fiasco, my parents and I lurped back to our hotel room and about fell down from our tiredness.

Day 2:

We woke up to a lovely breakfast of croissants, coffee, bread, and grapefruit juice.  Our hotel was possibly the cutest place ever.  The outside was painted almost Chanel pink.  It was so splendid and adorable.

Then, we headed over to the Bastille to go to a market.  It was alright, but most of the stuff was made in China.  I do have to say, WONDERFUL people watching.  Also, the vendors were all so great.  Everyone we bought something from either: 1) said, “tre belle” or 2) serenaded me.  Their fruit was quite fantastic as well.

After the market, we got crêpes at a café.  By the way, if by the end of this trip I’m fat...will you please still love me?

We went to the Invalides (where Napolen’s tomb is) and it was stunning.  All of the murals are outstanding.  I can’t even fathom how long they took.

We then made our way to the Eiffel tower.  And I did these Lookbook pictures:
Dress: Thrifted

Let’s take a break from France and talk about this awesome combo of dress + shoes.  I got this dress from the Salvation Army for $10.  At first, I looked a bit like a pioneer because it flowed down to my ankles.  But, I had faith in it!  My mom hemmed it, and now it’s my favorite dress in the closet.  These shoes are from Palladium Boots.  I saw the (exact) same ones on Elle Ribera’s Lookbook, and decided I needed them.  So far, I have not been disappointed.  They are the most comfortable/adorable pair of shoes I own.  Fashion + function always equals perfection.  So Elle, thanks for wearing these!  Love.

Back to France talk...

I was thoroughly unimpressed with the Eiffel tower.  Don’t hate me, it’s just my opinion.  I didn’t see much of a point in seeing it, because it looks the exact same in pictures.  Eh.

More pictures of day two:

Although most of the stuff we did on day two was about as tourist-y as it gets, I was super duper inspired by all the simple French fashion.  All the stripes and summery colors are heaven to me.

Day 3:
Day three was cold and cloudy.  So, I decided not to look so nice.  Comfort was the option of choice.
We went to the catacombes which was totally worth the two hour wait.  It was so eerily delightful!

After seeing all of the skulls, I want some awesome tights with skulls on them!  Ahh sounds so wonderful.  

We went over to Sacre Coeur and Moulin Rouge.  Sacre Coeur was beautiful, but the surrounding area was carny-er than Venice beach.  Good god.  Moulin Rouge was pretty awesome.  We went into a massive sex shop and I’ve seen enough dildos for a lifetime.

We went to the Arc de Triomphe which was beautiful as well.  We ended up not going to the top because I could hardly walk.  Jet lag kills.  

As we were walking back to our hotel, we stopped at the Musée d'Art Moderne(The MOMA) and saw a super rad exhibit by Robert Crumb.  All of his comics were wonderfully disgusting.  When we finished looking at that, we walked though a skate park type area and I saw two girls sitting down.

I instantly stared at the girl on the left.  Her outfit was so great!  Those glasses mixed with the sheer white top and the braid were such a perfect combination.  I think I need longer hair.

Yesterday, we went to Chartres to watch the Tour de France.  My family is obsessed with anything related to bikes.  If you know anything about the tour, you know that Andy Schleck isn’t racing this year.  Although watching the tour was amazing in person, I was depressed Andy wasn’t there.  Did I mention I’m obsessed with the guy?

Although I’m not usually extremely critical, my opinion on Paris was marginal.  I think it’s melancholy and dirty.  I didn’t like it so much.  As for Chartres, I LOVED it.  Now, off to Carcasonne!


P.S. There are going to be so many more pictures on my Flickr.  Like, a ton more.


  1. Gosh this looks amazing. I get what you mean about the Eiffel tower. It's so common now. I much prefer the skulls haha :P


    1. oh it is! hahaha FINALLY someone who agrees with me. The skulls are much, much more interesting (: xx