Tag Archives: Paris

Macaroon Heaven at Ladurée

28 Jul

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I’ve been rejecting my blog lately, so here’s something to make your mouths’ water.

In Paris, we passed this beautiful patisserie; its windows were enough to make us stop and drool, and then go and spend an inordinate sum on some pastel macaroons.

I have since learnt that Ladurée make the best macaroons in the world, and the most beautiful. The packaging is sublime, and they are dotted around the world to entice those in the know to splash out on some flower-coloured delights.

Just some of the packaging you can choose from.

The flavours are so intense, and literally explode in your mouth. Try orange-blossom and be amazed. Chocolate lovers should definitely go for the best tasting chocolate ever.

I also bought a bag, because what fashion addict doesn’t collect bags from the places she’s been? I got the one with the macaroons splashed over it, but it was a hard choice.

GirlStillSeekingShoe xoxo

P.S. Visit their website http://www.laduree.fr/en/scene and feast your eyes.

Parisian Summer Evenings

15 Jul

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So I just got back from an amazing week in Paris; just being a tourist and eating some delicious food etc. But one thing really jumped out at me. The native Parisians are so so stylish! Now, I’m not really surprised, we all know they have this reputation for being classy elegant people, I just hadn’t experienced it first-hand. Throughout the week I started to notice trends in the way they dressed, enabling me to dissect their style pour toi! If you want to dress like a sophisticated Parisian, here are some key elements to their summer look.

Loose blouses and shirts:

Often paired with a short black pencil skirt, bare legs and ballet flats, I saw loose blouses and shirts worn in a myriad of ways.

Open over vest tops, belted in, casually flung over shoulder. Very chic.

They were often in nude colours, but you could go with floral, if you wanted to really make a splash.

Nude Lattice Yoke Blouse Khaki Silk Crepe Shirt

Light Pink Daisy Print Silk Crop Shirt Peach Drop Back Long Sleeve Shirt

(All from Topshop)

The Black Sack Dress:

Always belted in, fairly short, usually with bare legs. A shift will do, but it should be cotton or linen, as the light fabric makes for a more summery look.

Black (Black) Belted Military Shirt Dress | 220832101 | New Look  

Black (Black) Bow Front Tunic Dress | 229406301 | New Look


Ballet pumps were also very chic and seemed a staple for those on the Metro. But nothing flashy, and usually suede:

Black (Black) Simple Suede Ballet Pump | 227369601 | New Look

I was stunned by the beauty of the people too. The most beautiful city-dwellers in the world? Very possibly…

GirlStillSeekingShoe xoxo