Packing for Paris

I’m off to Paris next week – so excited that I’ve already planned what to take! It’s a ‘girl’s trip’ so will mainly involve eating, drinking and shopping (not necessarily in that order)!

We’ve both been to Paris before so have done all the touristy things. It will be nice just to enjoy being there rather than frantically trying to see as much as we can.

With that in mind, I am not packing any flats – no practical shoes on this weekend! Going to totally indulge in taxis as much as possible.

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We’re going to be travelling via Eurostar so we’ll be spending the night before in London. My ‘running around’ London outfit is going to be like this:

This Lily & Lionel silk shirt is perfect for city-wear as it means I won’t get overheated going on trains and in and out of shops. The Frame cordoroys are a new buy as I needed to update my wardrobe which mainly consists of skinny jeans this season. These ones are from Matches Fashion but are quite generous in size and the small sizes sell out quickly. They are cropped and slightly flared at the bottom which is actually quite flattering. The Gucci belt is turning out to be a real winner – I’ve got a lot of wear out of this already. The Jimmy Choo heels I bought last year and I absolutely adore (so much so, that I have them in nude as well). I’m rather gutted that they’ve stopped making them, as I would have bought them in red. They are such a sexy shoe but quite practical in that they stay on your feet easily thanks to the lacing and have a comfortable 85mm heel (you can sometimes find them on Vestaire Collective or their Lacey shoes are nice too). The Gucci Marmont is a great crossbody bag and ideal for keeping all your essentials safe and secure.

In the evening I’m planning on a bit of sequin/glitter fun:

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Delpozo Shirt

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L K Bennett Shoes & Miu Miu Bag

I went through a complete sequin/glitter love affair for about a decade but for the last 5 years have rarely bought anything of that nature, until last year in Florence I came across this fabulous Miu Miu clutch (other silver clutches here). Considering that I rarely wear green or glitter, this was perhaps a bad purchase but it just made me smile and I got excited about the justification of ‘buying something Italian in Italy’. Needless to say, I haven’t used it much! Although I’m happy to report that it still makes me smile (despite the price per wear). I’m determined to give this clutch an outing next week and I’ll also be resurrecting these old LK Bennett pewter pumps which I’ve had for years (similar here).

I’ll be wearing these accessories with some old French Connection customised jeans (similar here) which I’ve cropped and cheese grated to fray the ends (feeling frugal for once – the husband should be proud) and this amazing Delpozo shirt which I found on The Outnet. This shirt is stunning (as per most of Delpozo’s clothes) as it takes the classic form of a shirt and turns it on it’s head with interesting colours and textures. I particularly love the shape of the back of it, as it is mostly constructed of cotton and has a placket at the back which gives it a ‘swing’ shape.

The third ‘must pack’ outfit is this:

I’m so in love with these striped Tomas Maier trousers. They’re the perfect weight for Autumn and give outfits a bit of a swashbuckling edge! I’ll be teaming them with a classic white Theory shirt (similar here), sleek Gianvito Rossi ankle boots and a vintage Chanel classic flap from Vintage Heirloom. Perfect for Paris!

Needless to say, I will probably have to add to this a number of knits/jackets/coats as the Autumnal weather is definitely starting to make itself felt. Of course, I would love to take my amazing Paris Chanel bag but unfortunately the colours don’t really go – I’ll just have to go to Paris again in the Spring/Summer!

Just hope I don’t regret leaving the flats at home, although that could just create a good shopping opportunity couldn’t it?!

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