Shirt: Banana Republic // Jeans: Henry & Belle // Bag: Vintage Louis Vuitton Speedy 30 // Vintage Scarf: A sweet gift from my friend Jill, but this Etsy shop has a TON of them! // Sunnies: Forever 21 (love these too!) // Shoes: Keds
Yippee! So excited to share the very first of many Paris posts today!
First up: One of my favorite sights in Paris. There were so many places in the city of lights that I wish we could go back to in a heartbeat, but at the tip top of the list is probably the Luxembourg Gardens. If you think central park is beautiful, just wait until you see this place. We spent our first full day in Paris roaming around and eventually making our way here–walking from the 11th Arrondissement, across the Seine (obligatory bridge pic below), stopping at Notre Dame, and on through the gardens–of course, with plenty of stops for espresso in between. (Speaking of, Le Rostand is an adorable cafe with a beautiful view of the gardens, if you’re looking for a pick-me-up nearby!)
The weather in Paris was a little chilly when we arrived, which was a welcome excuse to wear my leather jacket! (I got mine when I studied abroad in Italy, but this one is similar and on sale!) The weather can change in an instant (much like Chicago, but even more dramatic!) so I’d definitely recommend keeping a sweater or jacket on you at all times. My bag, believe it or not, is big enough to fit this jacket rolled up inside of it–so it was a great choice for the day.
Other classic staples like this striped button down, white Keds, and dark skinny jeans (they hide dirt and stains so much better than light wash jeans!) I also picked up these fun round sunnies for just a few bucks! (Which is perfect, because I’m very prone to losing them, haha!)
We fully meant to pack a picnic and get back to the gardens before the end of our trip, but there was so much to do, it sadly never happened! (DARN. I guess we’ll just have to go back!) There is also an adorable cafe inside where you can sit and enjoy an espresso or a ham and cheese sandwich–I also loved that they had an endless amount of chairs sprinkled throughout the gardens, so you always had a place to sit and admire the view.