An American in Paris

Rebonjour! Welcome back to the blog, it’s my two year blogiversary today, so happy 2nd birthday to Style Me Bri! Thanks for coming along for the ride with me. Today I’m showing you a few of my favorite pics from Paris! I had the most amazing time in the city of Light last week, and it still holds the spot in my heart as my number one favorite city in the world. I can’t get enough of it! When I was 13 and my Dad surprised our family with a trip to Paris, it was the best week of my life, it was literally everything I’d hoped it would be, and even more magical! I cried on the plane ride home because I didn’t know if I would ever be back, and I loved it too much to never go back. But here I am seven years later!! I made it!! And it was just as beautiful as I remember, and even more magical, if that’s even possible. The Eiffel Tower still blows my mind and takes my breath away every time I see it, and when we had a picnic in front of it and watched it sparkle at night I think my heart stopped and I fell in love with it all over again. We spent a beautiful five days in Paris, although I still didn’t get to see and experience everything because there’s just so much to do and see! But that just means I’ll have to go back, which I’m totally okay with. I didn’t cry on the way home this time, first of all because I’m a twenty year old girl and I was on a train with a bunch of people I barely knew and wasn’t about to emotionally expose myself as a sentimental cry-baby, and secondly because this time I know I’ll be back. I have no doubt in my mind that I will call that city home one day. When you love somewhere that much there’s nothing that can keep you away!! This time was also a little better than my last trip, because in the last seven years I’ve learned how to dress myself a little better and I now have some decent pictures from Paris as opposed to my (treasured but so ugly) 13 year old brace-face pictures where I’m wearing (I kid you not)  a green cardigan, a bright red beret, and a cheesy Paris scarf that I bought at a cheap tourist scam shop. Those were the days, man. This time I was a little better dressed, so I wanted to share some of my outfit pics on the blog, as bloggers do! The first day we got there I didn’t take any cute pics because my hair and general face/head area was looking real rough after waking up so early and taking the train from Lacoste to Paris. But that day we did a little shopping and I bought the cutest yellow-green dress that I wore for these pics in front of the Eiffel tower the next day! I also snagged the cutest seventy inspired sunglasses from a thrift shop that totally matched the dress! meant to be!

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the next day I wore a cute little white ruffled tee shirt from Amara Boutique in Orem, Utah. and I paired it with my Gucci belt, my black denim skirt, and my light pink Reeboks! This was the night we picnicked in the gardens of Luxembourg, and it was so dreamy! We watched the sun set over the palace as we ate our fancy French food that we picked up from Boulangeries along the way. This was the cheapest dinner we had in France, Baguettes are usually only one euro or sometimes even less! And then we just bought cheese and meats and we all split everything to make sandwiches, and had cute little pastries for dessert. It was such a lovely evening, and I felt very Parisian and local while carrying the baguettes around the city hehe.

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The next day we hit the Louvre and it was just as crazy and hectic as I remembered it being, but this time I think I had a little bit more appreciation for the art so it was really cool to see everything again, although I still don’t understand the hype around the Mona Lisa. The outfit that I wore that day was from my favorite brand, Maje! It’s a French brand that I discovered last year in Florence and became OBSESSED with, but it’s quite pricey and I couldn’t afford anything, but while in Paris I found a Maje outlet and everything was half off! So I got a couple things that I’ve been eyeing for a really long time, included this really pretty red peplum top with little red flower details. They have great quality clothing and everything is super unique and so cool and cute, I looovvee Maje. As for the striped pants, I got them a couple of months ago on Depop, for super cheap! definitely recommend that app for buying used and vintage clothing. It’s like thrift shopping from your phone. Love.

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For the last night, we went to the Eiffel tower to have another picnic and watch it sparkle, like I mentioned before. I thought it would appropriate to break out my fancy red flower embroidered dress. I felt like a fancy french celebrity or something, and spinning around in front of the Eiffel tower in that dress, with my friends, while it sparkled and lit up the night, was something out of a dream.

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Au Revoir, Paris! Can’t wait to see you again soon.

I’m back in Lacoste now in my lil apartment with my roomies and I still have a month here, so my French dream isn’t over quite yet! Loving every minute of this cute little quaint Belle-like village, and wishing that the rest of my life could be spent in Provence. (but also maybe not… because like, they don’t have a Taco Bell… or anything else really.)

Thanks for reading!! And thanks for your support these last two years! MWAH!

xoxo

Bri

 

4 thoughts on “An American in Paris

  1. Carey says:

    Happy blogiversary!! You look beautiful and I’m glad you had such a great week in Paris! Can’t wait to see your face back here though. xoxo

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