If you read the title to this post and happen to be a bit confused by the photo above, please give me a moment to explain. Soldier Boy and I had planned to drive from our home all the way to Normandy for our long 4th of July weekend. At the last minute, we decided to leave a night early and drive to Paris. As a former Parisian, I appreciate all the time I can get in the City of Light and since a friend
recently finally introduced me to macarons (we can thank Instagram for my obsession with finding out how they tasted), I was excited to stock up on sweets and watch the Tour Eiffel sparkle for an evening.
I spent the entire night before our trip trying to decide what to pack. I mean, the Normandy bit of the trip, I had all figured out, but I was really hung up on what to wear for my few precious hours in Paris. I finally settled on something and spent about an hour and a half getting ready the following morning. Then I went to the post office and discovered that all of the fun and exciting clothes I picked out for my trip to Italy in a few weeks had arrived (and the clothes I'd ordered for France were still not there), I knew I had to repack. I put this outfit (^ there) together and felt ridiculously fabulous.
With the secret goal of being snapped by about a gazillion street style photogs in Paris, we set out, using Google Maps on SB's phone as a guide. Apparently, Google Maps wanted us to waste time and gas, because instead of taking us long our planned route, it took us to Luxembourg and the middle of nowhere Belgium before disconnecting while roaming. I've gotten pretty good at navigating on an interactive map, so I got us to Reims, by way of "Le Plus Grand Sanglier du Monde" (the largest boar in the world) and then to the home we were staying at outside of Paris (gotta love Air BnB!) around 2030. We still had a little over an hour of sunlight left to make it into the city for the photoshoot of my dreams.
… and then the trains weren't running… so all I have are these two snaps in my Paris outfit!
… gotta love traveling!
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