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(Hat: Topshop, Jumper: Mama P's from Next, Cardigan: Topshop, Trousers: Zara, Shoes: Charlotte Olympia, Bag: Mulberry, The mistake of wearing ankle length trousers in February: Models own)

After an incredibly busy and highly enjoyable week- I can finally get round to sitting down and properly talking about my mini trip to Paris with Joe earlier this week- having stayed two nights and three incredibly jam packed days it flew by very quickly, but was completely wonderful nonetheless. Booked on a slight whim one evening in early January- before I knew it, Joe and I had booked our second visit to Paris- all with thanks to incredibly cheap trains and the bargainous and equally amazing Mama Shelter we seem to have become quite attached to. Having booked the first train on the Monday morning (before you ask- they were the last seats) we had arrived before 10am and swiftly refuelled on flaky pastries and bacon baguettes (you can take a boy out of London...) before dropping our cases off and heading off to the heart of the city.
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Having done a lot of the tourist attractions last summer (which, due to the weather this time round was indefinitely a good thing) we spend a pretty big fraction of our trip visiting new shops, cafes and generally having a wonder- which is quite a luxury in such a beautiful city. We spent the first day strolling around rue St-Honoré and the Tuileries, stopping into (incredibly) cool concept store Colette- which equated in a rather long session musing over beautiful Carven (and pawsh designer) pieces and some pretty bad-ass t shirts. We also made tracks back to the Champs-Élysées to peek in some more lovely shops (and check the 'French Zara' didn't have anything different to my local one) as well as the obligatory Laduree stop- to which my love affair with the chocolate coconut macaron began... IMG_0891p IMG_0896p IMG_0903p IMG_0911p IMG_0924p
After heading back early due to incredibly cold fingers and tired feet, we rose after a long lie in for another day of exploring and fawning over the incredible architecture (we're closet building nerds) and was especially excited to see the sunshine had joined us! Our first stop was a beautiful boulangerie situated a stones throw away from our hotel, and was the supplier for many croissant fuelled breakfasts (and my first sighting of a real Tarte Tatin- Mary Berry would be proud)! After a metro ride we took a stroll across the Pont des Arts (before doing the soppy padlock thing and taking some overly cheesy couple snaps) and hopped and skipped it to Notre Dame- one of Joe's favourite places in the capital.
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I also insisted we visit the birth place of Chanel on rue Cambon- even if just to stand outside and absorb the quintessentially luxurious French location. We did, however end up popping inside and after weeping at the beautiful bags and shoes ended up on the make up counter (to which I purchased a classic red lipstick- and was given a pretty big bag for it- so yes, if you're asking I did buy a purse...cough...) It was an incredible store- and with Ms. Chanel's original apartment perched upstairs, it oozed history and something pretty special. Now, in my opinion the perfect way to wind down after a long day is a burger. Okay- I know we're not in London- but I couldn't resist. We sat down for a quick cup of tea (and, erm popcorn) before heading to a seriously awesome burger joint- which you can expect to see a review of soon!

Before we knew it the trip was coming to an end, and after one more big breakfast, a pretty moving visit to Père Lachaise (which was absolutely stunning and surreal) and a last trip to the 'French' Paul- we were back on the train. Thank you for having us Paris- see you soon!

x
and here's what I wore...
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(Hat: Topshop, Jumper: Mama P's from Next, Cardigan: Topshop, Trousers: Zara, Shoes: Charlotte Olympia, Bag: Mulberry, The mistake of wearing ankle length trousers in February: Models own)

After an incredibly busy and highly enjoyable week- I can finally get round to sitting down and properly talking about my mini trip to Paris with Joe earlier this week- having stayed two nights and three incredibly jam packed days it flew by very quickly, but was completely wonderful nonetheless. Booked on a slight whim one evening in early January- before I knew it, Joe and I had booked our second visit to Paris- all with thanks to incredibly cheap trains and the bargainous and equally amazing Mama Shelter we seem to have become quite attached to. Having booked the first train on the Monday morning (before you ask- they were the last seats) we had arrived before 10am and swiftly refuelled on flaky pastries and bacon baguettes (you can take a boy out of London...) before dropping our cases off and heading off to the heart of the city.
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Having done a lot of the tourist attractions last summer (which, due to the weather this time round was indefinitely a good thing) we spend a pretty big fraction of our trip visiting new shops, cafes and generally having a wonder- which is quite a luxury in such a beautiful city. We spent the first day strolling around rue St-Honoré and the Tuileries, stopping into (incredibly) cool concept store Colette- which equated in a rather long session musing over beautiful Carven (and pawsh designer) pieces and some pretty bad-ass t shirts. We also made tracks back to the Champs-Élysées to peek in some more lovely shops (and check the 'French Zara' didn't have anything different to my local one) as well as the obligatory Laduree stop- to which my love affair with the chocolate coconut macaron began... IMG_0891p IMG_0896p IMG_0903p IMG_0911p IMG_0924p
After heading back early due to incredibly cold fingers and tired feet, we rose after a long lie in for another day of exploring and fawning over the incredible architecture (we're closet building nerds) and was especially excited to see the sunshine had joined us! Our first stop was a beautiful boulangerie situated a stones throw away from our hotel, and was the supplier for many croissant fuelled breakfasts (and my first sighting of a real Tarte Tatin- Mary Berry would be proud)! After a metro ride we took a stroll across the Pont des Arts (before doing the soppy padlock thing and taking some overly cheesy couple snaps) and hopped and skipped it to Notre Dame- one of Joe's favourite places in the capital.
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I also insisted we visit the birth place of Chanel on rue Cambon- even if just to stand outside and absorb the quintessentially luxurious French location. We did, however end up popping inside and after weeping at the beautiful bags and shoes ended up on the make up counter (to which I purchased a classic red lipstick- and was given a pretty big bag for it- so yes, if you're asking I did buy a purse...cough...) It was an incredible store- and with Ms. Chanel's original apartment perched upstairs, it oozed history and something pretty special. Now, in my opinion the perfect way to wind down after a long day is a burger. Okay- I know we're not in London- but I couldn't resist. We sat down for a quick cup of tea (and, erm popcorn) before heading to a seriously awesome burger joint- which you can expect to see a review of soon!

Before we knew it the trip was coming to an end, and after one more big breakfast, a pretty moving visit to Père Lachaise (which was absolutely stunning and surreal) and a last trip to the 'French' Paul- we were back on the train. Thank you for having us Paris- see you soon!

x
and here's what I wore...

101 comments:

  1. Such lovely photo's, it sound's like you had a really nice time! I love Paris and after reading this post want to go back even more then I did before, it's so pretty.

    p.s- the macaroons look yummy!

    Sjmwell x

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  2. what a magical trip.. I am so envious, I cannot wait to return to the city of light :) xoxo

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  3. *trying to compose myself*... it's not going to happen.. waaaaaaah take me back, it's so beautiful. i'm so pleased you had such a lovely time, and i'm in love with the sound of your hotel! i've saved it to my favourites incase the opportunity of a trip to paris ever occurs again.. (highly unlikely since university is on the horizon). a girl can dream.. love you long time xxx

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  4. Your life always looks so lovely, that mulberry is gorgeous and you look so pretty

    A little bit Unique

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  5. God, this makes me miss Paris so much! And Mama Shelter looks amazing. xx

    Zoe

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  6. you look so beautiful!
    really like this post, seems like you had a very nice time :)
    xxx

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  7. Such a gorgeous post, you look like the perfect honorary Parisian! Thanks for the tips too, Colette is such an amazing store!

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  8. such lovely photo's ,it looks like you had an amazing time, I'm hoping to go to Paris soon and been trying to find a hotel so I'm definitely going to check that one out :)
    Rosalie x

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  9. Such beautiful photos! Paris looks spectacular and this post made me even more excited that I get to visit there this summer :)

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  10. omg paris is so beautiful i could cry!!!

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  11. You hat and hair are perfection!

    xo Jennifer

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  12. Good gosh, I am so jealous of you! Your trip sounds like a dream!

    xx

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  13. so chic! just love your kitten flats and your plaid pants!
    kw ladies in navy

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  14. Great pics, beautiful place. I can almost feel the cold weather in here! ahaha. see you girl.

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  15. You look so cute and beautiful! I really like these pictures, they're so perfect! It makes me miss Paris a little, because I went there last summer for 5 days with my boyfriend. It was amazing, I could live there hahaha!

    Great post!

    XO
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  16. Your trip sounded like so much fun! I'm glad your enjoyed yourself and had great company!

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  17. I want to go to Paris more now! lovely snaps x

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  18. Adorable shoes, you look beautiful! Those photos are so cute!
    Katie xx
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  19. I went to Paris twice in 2011 and I am still obsessed with the place. Your photos have not helped my longing to go back! x

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  20. You really make me miss Paris so much! I haven´t been there for almost two years
    and am seriously craving freshly baked parisian pains au chocolat et cafés noisette!
    And you look gorgeous!
    xx

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  21. I love your posts so much it hurts! I just love the way you write and your photos are beautiful. I'm glad you had a wonderful time in Paris :) Xx

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  22. Wow, the pictures look great. I really want to go to Paris! I love your shoes they are so fun. X

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  23. oh god I love pere lachaise! glad you had a good time, gorgeous photos Liv :) xx

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  24. You always look so great Olivia, those hats really suit you! I'm so jealous of your trip to Paris, it looks like you had an amazing time, such nice photos! x

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  25. Looks like you had a lovely time, such stunning photos!

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  26. I'm so jealous! I went to Paris when I was younger but didn't fully appreciate it....I think it's a city to visit when you're a bit older. Would love to visit again now though

    - Tabitha at scaredtoast.com x

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  27. Beautiful photographs Olivia, your hotel sounds awesome - will definitely be checking this one out!

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  28. Paris is so beautiful, I'm a tad jealous right now! Glad to see you had a great time, these pictures look lovely :)

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  29. beautiful pictures. looks like a wonderful trip! x

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  30. Looks like an amazing trip, I am suitably jealous!!xx

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  31. I want to go back to paris so much, these photos are gorgeous and you look fab :) x

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  32. oh your post made me miss beautiful Paris so so much:)

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  33. you look gorgeous! lovely photos! xxxx

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  34. Love the photos. I'd love a trip to Paris!! Love your trousers too =)

    Aishling

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  35. You seem to have had a great time :) I'd love to go again, I was too young to appreciate it all the first time around, all I wanted was Disneyland!

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  36. Such gorgeous photos! I'm hopefully going in october and this post has definitely helped me decide where I need to visit ! xx

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  37. Holiday envy kickin in! I want to go to Paris baddd!
    Looks like you had a fab time - Love the shoes and you rock that hat every time!

    Lil xxx

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  38. Lovely post, these pictures are fantastic. Your hair and make up looks impeccable! I'd love to visit Paris one day
    tie-dye-eyes

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  39. Sounds like such an amazing time! I love the photos & the outfits, and you two are a lovely couplexx

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  40. Aw Liv, you look picture perfect as ever! Those trousers are amazing, and I've definitely popped Charlotte Olympias on my to buy list. Such beautiful photos, and the snap of you and Joe melts my little heart! xx

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  41. I adore those Zara trousers. Gorgeous pictures, looks like you had an amazing time!

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  42. Ah such lovely pictures! I'm heading over to Paris next week so I'm even more excited now! Can't wait to go to Laduree and Pont des Arts! You look gorgeous, such a chic outfit for Paris!
    xxx
    Nina from little nomad

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  43. Love everything about this. Great pictures and adore your outfit! Especially the trousers and shoes.

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  44. Sounds like the perfect few days :) Lovely pictures! x

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  45. Great set of photos! Love Paris, it will always be a dream city :)

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  46. Ah Liv i love this post so so very much! And i have just popped over to the hotle sight….LOVE. I have had Paris on my radar for far too long, this may have to be the year!xxxx

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  47. Looks amazing, great photos! Joe looks a bit like Morrissey in the one of the two of you.

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  48. Beautiful, beautiful pictures. Looks like you had an incredible time :)
    Kaz x

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  49. *sigh* I can never get enough of Paris, so any post set in this city is alright by me! Hope you had the most wonderful loved-up weekend with your man.

    Briony xx

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  50. babe! really want to go to paris soon x

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  51. Gorgeous pictures. I'm heading to Paris in April, so excited! Love the outfit too! X

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  52. Ah amazing, sounds like you had such a good time!

    Rosie x

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  53. Lovely post! You look gorgeous
    x
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  54. aww looks like you had a fab time! such lovely photos!

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  55. It seems like you guys had such lovely time <3 And you are great couple by the way :) !
    I love love love just love your flats, but please don't wear them now !
    It's going to be time yet ! <3 No rush :D <3 I do not want you to be sick .
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  56. You look amazing. I literally want everything your wearing, especially the bag ;)

    B x

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  57. aaw looks like you had another lovely trip to Paris. Last time I went I spent most of my time in Marais, you would love it there. Plenty of vintage shops, deli's and galleries xx

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  58. The photos are gorgeous- and so are you! Looking lovely and very chic. Glad you had a nice time exploring the 'alternative' Paris, I'm desperate to go now! xxx

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  59. This whole post is so pretty! It's been so long since i've been to Paris, this has given me the travel bug again, theres not much I wouldn't do to have maccaroons in Lauduree!

    Sophs xx

    The Sopho Diaries

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  60. Ahh you always do the most wonderful things. Can I just have your life please? ;)

    Francesca xo
    www.goingroundthemulberrybush.blogspot.co.uk

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  61. Adorable outfit! x

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  62. LOVE your trousers
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    S xx

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  63. gorgeous style, adoring your blog miss!
    would love to see you in casper&pearl one day!

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

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  64. I have no idea how you made that hat look so beautiful on you.

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  65. you beautiful girl, this looks like such a wonderful treat.

    It's a LDN Thing

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  66. you are always beautiful. all of the pics are wonderful

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  67. Such beautiful photos, and I really love your shoes - they are gorgeous

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  68. oooooh love love love paris ! lovely post x

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  69. you beautiful girl very nice i like this thanks for sharing with me. i have create a website about women shoes uk hopping you like.

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  70. yaaaay PAREEEE!! I love that me, you AND now Jazz have all been in quick succession haha
    I love that we saw the same things too except the Ladauree windows were slightly different but still droolworthy! Wasn't Collette amazing?! I completely stumbled across it without meaning to, was so good!
    Glad you got the full French experience lady, looking forward to hearing about it first hand ;)
    xxx

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  71. Just discovered your blog, will definitely be following. Love your photos, they make me want to go exploring in Paris too!

    http://charlottedecastro.com

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  72. Looks like you had an amazing time! I'm so excited for my trip there in June now! The Pere Lachaise really is pretty special, and I always make a little pilgrimage to Oscar Wildes grave whenever I'm there :) xx

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  73. Adorable outfit! Beautiful pics! C'est parfait!

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  74. such a cute outfit!

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  75. Love those trousers so much and love how you styled them! Glad you had a good time in Paris, would love to go!
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  76. It looks like you had an amazing time!
    Beautiful photo's too.

    I have only just stumbled across your blog and i am enjoying it already - love your style!
    Take care, Amy xx

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  77. Very nice post. I love. Full of good things.

    Love, unicorns and glitter on you. <3

    Florian,
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  78. Those macarons look delicious! Shop windows in paris always look great, for clothes or for food!

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  79. I think I saw you outside Topshop, Oxford St on Saturday xx

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  80. I'm going to Paris next month and this made me so excited to go! Beautiful pics!

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  81. You having some amazing pictures. The photo of the locks is my favorite, I did recently watch a Kardashian episode and saw that Kourtney ( from kardashian ) went to leave a lock for ever-lasting love. I want to travel to Paris to see what the lock bridge is about but also to enjoy the inspiration Paris has on people. I think I need some.

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  82. Loving the shoes! Very cute indeed!

    Harriet May xoxo

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  83. Pictures are so lovely.. Your hair looks amazing & I love your outfit. Looks like you had an amazing time! x

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  84. It sounds like you had an absolutely dreamy time in Paris, Olivia - I live here and I still like to spend my days doing all of the things you did, it absolutely never gets old :) If by chance you remember, I`d love to know the name of the patisserie where you took the photo of the tarts and cakes - it`s the tenth from the top. I`m always on the hunt for new pastry shops and that one looks really good!

    You have lovely style, too - I found your blog through our mutual friend Sherin and the Take 10 Challenge. I`m off to read more of your blog and see more outfits :)

    xox,
    Cee
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    1. Hey Cee! I can't quite remember what it was called, it was on Rue de Bagnolet and not far from Mama Shelter and was all orange! I hope this helps!

      Thank you for your lovely words! xx

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  85. It looks like you had such a wonderful time lovely! Your pictures are wonderful and your Charlotte shoes really are so cute. I seriously wish I could train my boyfriend to take photos of me in Paris, it so idyllic. I hope you had fun! :)

    Victoria | In the Frow xx

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  86. I would love to visit Paris anyways Lovely outfit. The hat looks amazing on you! <3

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    I'm holding a giveaway on a custumised phone case !!

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  87. Beautiful photos Liv! I am off to Paris at the end of March and this is making me pretty excited! x

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  88. i was lucky enough to go to Paris last October, and this post has made me really miss it! Hope you had a lovely time, these pictures are beautiful
    S x

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  89. Your pictures are great! Looks like you had a lovely time. Some great ideas for my future Paris trip! x

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  90. I'm so envious, looks like a great trip :)

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  91. I need the shoes, hat and the bag!

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