Perfect Paris, Part 1

Bonjour all! I got back from a mini-vacation and I’m so excited to show and tell you all about it. Definitely the BEST part about being stationed in Germany is the ability to travel to fantastic places! One of my very favorite places is Paris, the city that offers it all – fashion, art, museums, delicious food, breathtaking views, historic sites…what can I say, it’s AMAZING.

This was our third visit, so the Hubby and I took three full days to check off some things on the bucket list. First for me was to check out an exhibition I read about in Glamour a couple months back, Glossy Paper – A Century of Fashion with Conde Nast. Presented by Vogue, this photo exhibit included historic images by legendary photographers, including Richard Avedon, Horst P. Horst, Patrick Demarchier, and Irving Penn.

Seeing original prints that dated back to Vogue’s earliest days just blew me away, plus the exhibit included some classic designs by Coco Chanel HERSELF, Yoji Yamamoto, Christian Dior, and Lanvin! Even Hubby was impressed with the works (and I feared he would be bored silly) and I enjoyed educating him about the various photographers. However, unfortunately, the museum had a strict “no photos” policy 😦 If any of you lovely European bloggers get a chance, GO SEE THIS! It will be at the Palais Galliera until May 25.

Ah, the Eiffel Tower. Le sigh!

Ah, the Eiffel Tower. Le sigh!

Outside the Palais Galliera.

Outside the Palais Galliera.

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So excited to go in!

So excited to go in!

Comfy and stylin'!

Comfy and stylin’!

This bag holds EVERYTHING!

This bag holds EVERYTHING!

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The day was GORGEOUS. Warming up to 70 degrees, the Hubby and I strolled down by the Seine to see the original Statue of Liberty. She is MUCH smaller than her sister in New York, but still a lovely sight!

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The Original!

The Original!

The following day was stuffed with activity – which I’ll tell you about in tomorrow’s post! Au revoir!

 

WHAT I WORE:

Gray Moto Jacket – FASHION TO FIGURE

Gray Leopard T shirt Dress – H & M

Gray Leggings – FOREVER 21 PLUS

Brown Studded Bag – JUST FAB (best travel bag EVER!)

Blue Leopard Sneakers – FOREVER 21

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OODT: With a spring in my step….

Couldn't decide between pink and purple...so...

Couldn’t decide between pink and purple…so…

It’s an amazing Saturday in Germany, and the hubby and I decided to go for a walk, checking out the trees and bushes that are in bloom. I’m still marveling over the mild weather at this time of year (got to 60 degrees today!), and this was the perfect time to debut my new Vera Bradley flip flops!

From the looks of InStyle, Lucky, Marie Claire, and Glamour magazines, pastels are the hot trend for Spring 2014. I haven’t been much of a pastel girl, but I am easing into this trend. The easiest way for me is to try it with makeup, and yesterday I got NYC’s cream shadow in lavender, plus a gloss in deep berry.

Can't beat paying $1.50 for a new look!

Can’t beat paying $1.50 for a new look!

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Maxi skirts are also hot this spring, and I was thrilled to find this awesome blue and white maxi WITH POCKETS! Even better, it was on sale at the base exchange (BX) for $13! You can bet I will wear this nonstop this season.

POCKETS!!!

POCKETS!!!

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Inspired by Jennifer Lawrence's Oscar necklace!

Inspired by Jennifer Lawrence’s Oscar necklace!

Hubby told me today that I looked “gypsy-esque.” With this lovely early spring, I do wish to wander everywhere!

What trends are you loving? Hating? Let me know!

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WHAT I WORE:

T shirt – GAP (from thrift store)

Skirt – PASSPORTS

Flips – VERA BRADLEY

Silver heart chain – CHARLOTTE RUSSE

Faux Pearls – BIJOU BIJOU

Beaded bracelet – gift!

Love, laughter, and shoes! xx Melanie.

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