I’m sadly writing this post from South Carolina, but I do still have a few more things to share from the month I spent in Europe!
On my one free weekend my friend Maggie and I decided that Paris would be the best way to spend it. Obviously, right?
It was a weekend filled going to see all the major spots: shopping the Champs-Elysees, visiting the Palace of Versailles and of course, viewing the Eiffel Tower.
The history, the shopping and the endless amounts of flowers surrounding every street made this city easily one of the best ones I visited while abroad.
First Stop: Tour Eiffel
There will really never be words to describe the magnitude of this monument. It was incredible, during the day and lit up at night. I’ll never get over that experience of seeing something that has influenced so much.
When you think Paris, you think Eiffel Tower and it did not disappoint…and I like to think neither did my outfit.
I got my dress (that actually has shorts built in underneath) from Zara in my “hometown” Toledo before leaving for Paris.
It’s a mini-dress and comfortable. The deep V in the dress leads plenty of room to play with accessories. I love the dress with slip-on sneakers or Converse, but I went with my Sam Edelman studded sandals for the day.
Like I said, the deep V is cute and flirty, and so is the neck scarf trend. My scarf is also from Zara, and I’m a fan of mixing floral patterns with stripes. All the colors in my scarf contrast well with the blue and white of my dress.
The neck scarf trend is very European, I saw the look so much in both France and Spain! Instead of a necklace, I like that this older idea fashion is coming back into play.
Day Two: Versailles
The town that holds the most magnificent palace is almost as exciting as the actual Palace of Versailles, just saying.
After our tour of the Palace, Maggie and I explored the market. There were more veggies and flowers than I could have imagined and it was perfect.
This embroidered denim skirt, also from Zara (can you see I found a new favorite store?), was a great pick for adventuring around the city for the day.
I lived in this basic white tee the entire time I was abroad, mainly because it is comfortable and goes with everything I brought and everything I bought.
Laduree: BEST macaroons in the entire world. I felt very much like Blair Waldorf after purchasing my box.
Town of Montmartre: Right near the Basilica du Scare-Coeur, are the streets of Montmartre. There were cafes, souvenir shops and so many artists selling their work. It was quaint and wonderful and the perfect surprise that my friend and I cam across.
Paris was a must-see, a once in a lifetime weekend get-a-away and I am so glad I had the chance to see it all!
More to come about my favorite spots in Toledo, Spain where I spent the majority of my European adventure.