As I’ve mentioned a few hundred times, I’m going to Paris next Month. I haven’t been abroad in three years so this is a huge deal! I’m only away Monday to Thursday but going with a fellow blogger means the cameras are going to be out, a lot. Plus if you can’t buy new clothes for going on holiday, when can you?! I’ve been slowly selling some clothes that no longer fit on eBay and in my blog sale to make some spare cash to buy some pretty bits to fill by case with.. not to mention I sort of need to buy the case itself after my old faithful weekend case bit the dust after my last trip to visit my best friend. I have a cute weekend bag I could take, but lets face reality here, I’ll never be able to take only one pair of shoes, for starters there are two pairs on my wishlist below..
|1. Combat Boots £15.49, eBay // 2. Polkadot Smock £20, Ever Ours // 3. Plum Suitcase £24.99 , Home Bargains
4. Hearts & Bows Fur Trim Leather Look Jacket £49.99, Ark // 5. Chelsea Girl Tartan Tea Dress £25, River Island // 6. Burgundy Double Strap Pumps £17.99, New Look
7. Camera Strap £1.48, eBay // 8. Mini Office City Bag £29.99, Zara
I’m going to Paris at the end of October which is why the colours are very autumnal. I really love plums and burgundy in the autumn, in fact, I love all autumnal colours but this wishlist seems mainly predominated by anything purpley! I’ve had my eye on the suitcase in my local Home Bargains for a while, I think i’m going to go for the middle size one as it’ll fit my shopping in as well as whatever I take in the first place. The handbag from Zara I first saw on Sara’s blog Pretty in Pink and I’ve been lusting after it ever since, it seems the perfect size for what I’ll need on me every day while out sight seeing. The camera strap just screams BUY ME because it’s so funky.. and well I kinda broke my old one. I want to go for the ultimate tourist look with my camera around my neck.
Then we have the clothes and shoes. I desperately need a new pair of boots and these are just the kind i’m after. I owned a pair similar a few years back and I just love how they gave my pretty dresses a more edgy look because my dresses are all seasonally interchangeable so I usually still wear floral and lace when the snow is up to my knee caps. The pumps I think will be perfect for day to night wear should we be heading for drinks after wandering around, they’re so cute and I’m a huge lover of New Look shoes for comfort! I really want a biker jacket that still has a girly edge to it, I think the fur trim colour really does that on this jacket I’ve spied on the Ark website. I’m really into my smocks at the moment, they’re perfect for disguising my post baby podge that I can’t seem to shift, this one from Ever Ours has been on my lust list since they first tweeted about it, lets hope I can catch it before it sells out! And finally, I only found this GORGEOUS tartan dress today when my copy of Elle landed on my door mat, it contained a 25% River Island card so I had to browse the website. I am in love with this dress and it’s only £25 BEFORE my discount!
I think I probably have everything else I’d need to take, my camera of course (although by the time I go away next year I hope I’ll have a DSLR) a couple of tour guides, euros.. and even clothes wise I have a hat, scarf, mittens, wool tights… maybe I could do with a new pair of pjs though… I doubt Hayley wants to share a room with someone who sleeps like a scruff!
What would you pack for an Autumn city break?