Oh, beautiful Paris! Always my favourite city in the world... even if it chucks it down endlessly. I think if you've been following anyone in Paris over fashion week you've most likely heard at least one complaint against the weather. It rained endlessly most days, and I can't tell you how much harder that makes my job. I became surgically attached to my weather app, but with a few early starts and back-to-back shooting we managed to shoot tonnes of content!
Do you guys remember when I mentioned how I always wanted to shoot in Paris, and how I always thought my blog would be more successful if I could. It's so strange how long ago that thought is - especially when I look back to the content I created when I first visited there. When I am there now I am always excited to shoot, and it is probably one of the most photogenic cities to find yourself in. It's true to say that you could stop just about anywhere and get some amazing photos. But, it also gets pretty samey. During London and New York Fashion Week, all the bloggers I follow seem to create very different content. The #LFW is there, but the content and images can vary hugely. In Paris it tends to all merge into one image, of the beautiful streets and the balcony shots. This is by no means meant to be a criticism, I was so excited to get that kind of content, and I loved all the images I had on Instagram. It's just so strange to think how much I once thought Paris would be the most creative place for blog images, but in many ways it now feels the most stifling.
All or that being said, I bloody love these photos! This was my attempt to dress like Spring despite it being so miserable. The jacket makes it super easy of course, the colour is amazing! It is the same blazer I have in black and grey (the black one is one of the most worn pieces in my wardrobe), and it's one of those items I always keep an eye out for in new colours. The length, the cut, everything is perfect about it! This one is in a linen twill, making it much more Spring/Summer appropriate - as if the colour didn't do that enough already.
The key to my look was definitely layers. One step down from the jacket I have a pinstripe shirt dress from Nanushka. If you watched my latest 'What I Wore This Month' you will have seen the sleeves that hide beneath. It's a cold shoulder style, with short sleeves and little spaghetti straps. I also comes with a belt, which I ditched for this look, but would go for it if I wore it on it's own. It would 100% come on holiday with me, but for now it's the perfect layering piece. The bottom layer is my beloved COS knit which is always my layering weapon, and my & Other Stories jeans with my Jil Sander boots are the perfect pairing.
And of course, THE GUCCI BAG! This is it's official debut on the blog. I wore it every single day in Paris, and it's been so versatile. The size is perfect too for carrying everything I need, and I love it cross body just as much as I do worn top handle. I am going to leave it at that for now, in a few weeks once I have an idea of how it's wearing in I will do an in depth blog post about it to give you all a full review!