Where Olivia Went: Paris pt 1

Monday, 30 July 2012

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(Dress: C/O Olive Clothing, Sunglasses: Zara, Sandals: ASOS, Bag: Mulberry, Lipstick: Mischief by Topshop)

Bonjour! Salut! Bonsoir! Sadly, that's pretty much still all I have in my French vocabulary since my trip to Paris (bar the odd bit of GCSE textbook French including what I did on my holidays last year, and my personal favourite French word: 'Bibliothèque') but I thought I'd try something a little more exotic than 'hello!'
Anyway! After a long week of what feels like no blogging, I'm back! I had an amazing time in Paris (so beware of a couple of VERY packed picture posts) and still a little sad that it flew by so quickly! I've tried to narrow down my favourite pictures, and have a few posts lined up of what I got up to, and bought. Saying that, I can't take credit for most of the gorgeous places we visited- but a big thanks to Audrey and Laura for lots of handy hints!
Anyway, without further ado...

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Having arrived on the Monday evening at the gorgeous and 'hyper cool' Mama Shelter, our first day was probably the busiest, as Joe and I had a day filled with lots of touristy sightseeing in order to make our second, and last day a little more relaxed. The day began popping to one of my favourite French brands, A.P.C and browsing the beautiful 60s inspired new collection- although I managed to refrain from buying anything, we shortly headed to the Champs Elysees which included stops at Zara, H&M, Sephora and yes, Marks & Spencer (you can take a girl out of London...) We then made stops at the Arc de Triomphe, following onto the beautiful grounds surrounding the Louvre, and then onto Notre Dame. It sounds daft, but before now I was pretty oblivious as to how simply stunning the architecture, history and sculptures are in this city, and was endlessly bowled over by the craft and creation gone into each one.

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The afternoon consisted of visiting some of Paris' gorgeous bridges; Pont des Arts being the one shown above, with all of the named padlocks, and then heading onto visit the imfamous Tour Eiffel, which is definitely as beautiful in real life, and oozed a certain magic, even in the height of daylight. To round off our first day we headed for dinner at Loulou Friendly Diner on Boulevard Saint Germain, to enjoy some seriously tasty burgers and fizzy drinks- to cool down from the Paris heat...

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61 comments:

  1. Ah such beautiful photos! You look gorgeous and look like you fit in perfectly. I'm so jealous of your Paris visit it's one of my favorite cities in the whole world. Can't wait to see more of your photos, I'll be living vicariously through them
    xxx

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  2. Those printed sandals are possibly the best thing I've ever seen. And you look gorgeous as ever! Also, these photos are making me so desperate to go to Paris!

    Emily Wears Things
    xx

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  3. I went to many of these places on my first trip to Paris last year with my boyfriend - it is so magical! Our padlock was right on that bridge ;) looks like you also had a wonderful time! x

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  4. j'adore paris! (thats about as far as my french stretches!) beautiful dreamy photographs Olivia, they make me want to go back so much! xx

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  5. Looks absolutely beautiful there! As do you! I'm in love with that bag! You are also so lucky to have visited that bridge! Ever since I heard about it about 2 years ago, I have wanted to visit it!x



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  6. Lovely post, paris is my most favourite place on earth!

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  7. These photos are so lovely! I'd quite like to visit Paris one day! xo

    Megan Jane // Seek My Scribbles

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  8. Such beautiful pictures, Paris is such a inspirational place(:

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  9. looks like you had an amazing weekend, i want to go to paris so badly!

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  10. I'm going to Paris in two weeks and you're making me so excited!!! Looks like you had a lovely time, looking forward to your other posts :)
    Definitely want to take a trip to Pont des Arts :)
    xo

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  11. Eek, it looks like you and Joe had such a lovely time!
    Your pictures have made me even more excited about my visit in September, you're going to have to give me a lit of eateries and shops to visit!
    Your dress is so pretty, you look as lovely as always!
    xoxo.

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  12. Oh it looks like you had an absolutely wonderful time, i love paris, it's possibly my favourite city. can't wait to hear about day 2!

    Julia x

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  13. looks like you had an amazing time! so jealous!

    Aimée xx
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  14. Lovely photos , cute dress xx

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  15. Amazing photos, I think both of your outfits are perfection (ie. saved by the bell tee!!!). I'm going to France this Saturday and hoping that I can get together enough money to travel to Paris from where I'm staying for a day, looks so beautiful!

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  16. Just perfect pictures! So glad you had such a good time, and you even got all the sunshine!! I love how you wore those sandals. I can see you wearing them with cropped denim and peplum looking all 50s chic too!
    xxx

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  17. I just love Paris - I went their last August for my birthday and it is by far my favourite city! Can't believe I didn't go see the fence of padlocks - whereabouts is it? You look lovely anyway darling!

    Eda ♥

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  18. That dress is absolutely amazing! x

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  19. I'm going in September so you have given me lots of ideas :) x

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  20. This looks so lovely! Just like you! I really want to visit that bridge! It is sooo romantic!! I can't wait to hear and see day 2!

    xoxo, Laura

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  21. It looks absolutely incredible, and so do you of course! :D So desperate to go to Paris. Those padlocks are adorable too, I hope you guys did a padlock for yourselves! :D My boyfriend wrote our names on one when he went to Florence a few years ago and locked it to the bridge where everyone does the same thing, then threw his key in the river and brought mine back to me (which I still have!) x

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  22. I lived in in Paris last year as part of my degree and every time it pops up on my blog feed I can't help but go and torture myself by looking at the pictures and remembering how awesome it was. Luckily I made it back for a short weekend break (this weekend gone) and got to relive my favourite bits. You know the little funfair bit in the Tuileries (by the Louvre) where that wheel is you have a picture of? Did you see the ginormous ride that flung people up and down in circles - we went on it. Worst. Decision. Ever. I like rides, but that was one step too far! Cx

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  23. It looks like you had a wonderful time! I'd love to go to Paris again. Also Joe's (I'm assuming?) saved by the bell top is wonderful, I think I need it! X

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  24. Paris is such a nice city and so artistic! Your photos are beautiful :) x

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  25. Love the dress and photos!!
    Super cute
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    S xxx

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  26. Beautiful pictures! And lovely weather too :) xo

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  27. Gorgeous photo's! I love Paris :)

    Kirsti xx
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  28. I was in Paris a couple of months ago, such a great city! x

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  29. Looks like you had a lovely time! I'd love to take my fiancé to Paris, he's never been!
    Beautiful outfit too :) xx

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  30. wow! i'm absolutely amazed with those photos!
    love ur sandals!

    xx

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  31. Aaah it looks like you had the best time!
    x

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  32. you and joe are perfect together. literally.x

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  33. Looked like an incredible trip! And I like the embroidery on your dress :)

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    xxx

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  34. paris is the romantic county....love this post
    3lin

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  35. lovely photos cannot wait to see what you have instore for us!!


    muchos smiles,
    bb, xoxo
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  36. What gorgeous photos, looks like you had an amazing time! Love your printed sandals, so summery!

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  37. This post has made me want to go back to Paris even more now - gorgeous photos!

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  38. Looks like an amazing day, your dress is so lovely! New follower btw, love your blog x

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  39. Beautiful photos...and your dress is really cute!

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  40. looks like you had a great time and i can't wait to see what else you got up to! love your tropical sandals,

    Chloe xo

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  41. Looks like such a fun trip! I love Paris. And I absolutely love that dress!

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  42. amazing photos! so jealous of your trip! but I'm so glad I stumbled across your blog, it's so lovely.

    lots of love from the c&p girls,
    casper&pearl blog
    xx

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  43. This looks amazing! So jealous
    Emma xx
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  44. Tres Bien...That's as far as my French goes but the pictures look amazing! I love your Olive dress and that Saved by the Bell T-Shirt!! Hope you had a great time!

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  45. Awhh I adore these photos! You are so lucky and picture of you two is sooo nice :)x

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  46. I love that Olive dress, works beautifully with your Mulberry! Very Alexa chic!
    Your Paris photos are beautiful, your boy is rather handsome too ;) What an attractive couple you make! :)
    xx

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  47. Super cute dress :) and great photos. Love your bfs saved by the bell t-shirt too.

    Jo. x

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  48. Gorgeous photos Olivia! You look lovely and that dress is very Parisian-esque. Paris is such a gorgeous city, looking forward to the other posts xx

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  49. Gorgeous photos! love your hair aswell!

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  50. Lovely photos - looks like you had an amazing time! I was in Paris last year and fell in love with the city, such a beautiful place! Love your sandles in the top pictures - so summery!
    Lianne x
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  51. It looks like you had a great time, and the weather looks perfect! I can't believe I've still never been to Paris...definitely on my to-do list.

    Love this dress on you too :)

    allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  52. oh paris <3 my dream. you look gorgeous <3
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  53. Really lovely pictures,I've always wanted to go to Paris-I love the padlock bridge;that is the one where couples write their names,isn't it?If not,there is one like that :3

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  54. Your boyfriend looks ridiculously similar to a young Morrisey!

    Lovely photographs

    Kayleigh

    x

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  55. Beautiful photos! Love the pic of you "holding" the eiffel tower :) x

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  56. Lovely photos! I'd love to go to Paris now, the last time I was there was 8 and Disneyland obsessed haha. Looks like you had such a good time, and your outfit is very nice!

    Jessica x

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  57. Loving those shoes! And I am SUPER jealous that you are in Paris! xxx
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  58. Ah i am so desperate to put a padlock on that bridge! Just got to persuade the bf to take me!!

    http://deonnep.blogspot.co.uk/ hopefully see you over at my blog at some point :)

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  59. I adore Paris :) It really is the city of love, with beautiful architecture and such a 'cool' air to the city. There's no hustle and bustle (or not that I saw). It's the only capital city I've been where people aren't charging around. It's lovely :) Looks like you had a fab time and had great weather! xx

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  60. I was in Paris last weekend too, it was lovely! I wish I'd known about some of the places you went to though, looks like you had a great time :)

    Danni @ copperlove.blogspot.co.uk x

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  61. YOUCH you're a good lookin' couple! Looks amazing x

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