denim jacket, polka dot skirt, and white ankle boots
denim jacket, polka dot skirt, and white ankle boots
H&M denim jacket and ruffled polka dot skirt
Danse Lente bag, polka dot skirt, and Dora Teymur boots
Paris at dusk
denim jacket and ruffled polka dot skirt
denim jacket, polka dot skirt, Dorateymur boots, and Danse Lente bag The Louvre, Paris
Danse Lente bag
Paris at dusk
denim jacket, polka dot skirt, and white boots
Louvre Pyramid, Paris
The Louvre, Paris

Our first night in Paris started out sunny and ended up damp, but it certainly didn’t diminish the magic I always experience when I get there. If anything, it probably enhanced it. Our hotel, Louis II, was in St. Germain-des-Prés, so after our requisite post-flight disco nap, we decided to take a leisurely stroll around the neighborhood on our way to dinner. We stumbled on Café des Beaux Arts, a cute café overlooking the river and stopped in for an aperol spritz before dinner. This spot was surprisingly tourist-free given it’s proximity to the Louvre, making it perfect for people watching (one of my favorite travel activities).

Since we’re usually jet-lagged on our first night in a new place, we like to have dinner plans so there’s no bumbling. We had made reservations at Ellsworth because it had great reviews on both Paris by Mouth and Sea of Shoes. This was the perfect spot for our first night – low-key, nice, but not too fussy. The menu is based around sharable plates, which is perfect when your internal clock is thrown off and you’re not sure how hungry you’re going to be. Our favorites here were the Smoked Trout Roe with Polenta Chips, Courgette Flowers Stuffed with Mussels, Cured Trout with Barely and Horseradish, and, surprisingly, the Fried Chicken with Pickles. I have to admit, I was a little dubious of French fried chicken, but man theirs was good! After dinner we got caught in a bit of downpour on our walk home. We sprinted to one of the Louvre’s covered passageways, where we watched a team of cute French kids kick a soccer ball around while their parents drank wine and socialized as they waited out the storm (parenting goals, right?).

Key observations on Parisienne style:

Parisiennes dress with a certain feminine ease – pretty (but not overwrought) dresses with sneakers or cute flats and loose-fitting (but flattering) jumpsuits with very minimal accessories. I got this skirt before I left and I have to say it was the perfect piece for Paris. It’s short enough to show little leg and it has built-in shorts, making it perfect for sightseeing with flats. And these boots definitely met the Parisian standard for walkable heel height. I easily walked a couple miles on our first night with zero issues. Note to self: stick to this French style formula for every possible future outfit.

You can see more of my Parisian adventures on my instagram and PARIS IG stories!

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Love this look! That skirt is super pretty! You definitely fit right in in Paris!
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You look so cute!! I love Paris and I want to go back!

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Your first night in Pairs sounds perfect! I love mix of dressed up and laid back, and skirts with built in shorts are the best!
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This outfit is absolutely perfect <3

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This polka dot skirt is stunning and what a pretty place for a photoshoot too! You look gorgeous!

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So cute babe, I really love this look!
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I adore this entire outfit, casual and chic!
And those white boots are so pretty 🙂

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This outfit is soooo beautiful – I love polka dots and this whole look is just so chic! Lovely post Hun 🙂

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What a fun Parisian stroll, love to find less touristy streets too. Love the polka dot skirt that’s flowy and hip.

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Amazing outfit and the location photos are really something. Very beautiful

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I swear the camera just loves you haha – always so photogenic with aaaaaall the great poses/looks! Loving the polka dots too, very cute!

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Cute outfit & beautiful pictures.
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I love this skirt! Gorgeous look and beautiful photos!

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You look so pretty in this outfit.
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Such a cute outfit! That polka dot skirt is perfect
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Such a fabulous street look dear! Love the skirt, so cute! Those heels are gorgeou too!

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