Another beautiful week in Paris

We were fortunate enough to have another long weekend in my favorite city, Paris. We took the fast train in on Thursday and stayed until Sunday. It’s not nearly enough time to spend in such a fantastic city, but it’s nice to be so close. We are going to make a point to visit every 3 months this year so we can experience all of the seasons. I’m also going to make more of an effort to photograph my outfits and excursions in Paris more.

The weather was lovely, a bit chilly in the mornings and evenings, but beautifully crisp and sunny during the day. So I’ll chronicle the four days of outfits here.

DAY ONE

After strolling around the 5th Arr. that afternoon, we attended a book signing/reading for Greg Proops’ book The Smartest Book in the World at Shakespeare & Company on Thursday night. We ended up hanging out and chatting with him afterwards for a little while, which was a real treat.

Our hotel is very near the Musee de Cluny and nearby is a quaint little park which makes for a delightful backdrop for photos.

Dress – eShakti
Purse ~ Mod Cloth
Brooch ~ The Jewellery Cloud
Shoes ~ Naturalizer

DAY TWO

We spent our second day at Disneyland Paris, we renewed our Annual Pass so we’ll be able to enjoy more Disney outings though out the year. We decided not to bring the big camera to Disneyland this time, so not many photos were taken.

Cardigan ~ Emmy Designs
Blouse ~ Tatyana
Sweater Vest ~ Land’s End
Trousers ~ Pinup Girl Clothing
Brooch ~ Kirbee Art

DAY THREE

Saturday was the sunniest and most beautiful day we were there. On our way to a museum, we strolled through the delightful Luxembourg Gardens and stopped at the Medici Fountain for a quick photo op.

Top ~ Slash Top from Vivien of Holloway
Skirt ~ Mod Cloth
Shoes ~ Naturalizer

DAY FOUR

On our final day in Paris, we took a leisurely breakfast and walked down along the Seine to the Jardin des Plantes. I could spend days walking around this garden, which includes a Ménagerie, the Natural History Museum, beautiful greenhouses and so much more.

The trees and flowers were just starting to bloom in Paris and it wasn’t quite as glorious as it will be in a few months, but it’s still an amazing place to walk around and take in all the loveliness.

Dress ~ eShakti
Beret ~ Broosky
Brooch ~ The Jewellery Cloud
Shoes ~ Remix Vintage Shoes

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Dapper Day Fall Soirée 2014

Last September I was able to attend the Dapper Day Event at Disneyland. This has been a dream of mine since they started it in 2011. So when we decided to visit California, we made sure our trip was centered around this particular event.

What is Dapper Day?? 

“Started in February 2011, DAPPER DAY® Events organizes fashionable outings to Disney Parks twice a year (spring and fall) in LA, Orlando, and Paris. These events include a “DAPPER DAY at the Parks” with informal in-park meetups, and other happenings outside the parks such as our DAPPER DAY EXPO (in the Disneyland Hotel Exhibit Hall) and our official after party FOLLY in Downtown Disney Anaheim. We sometimes organize other non-Disney-related events at various other locations throughout the year.

DAPPER DAY Events celebrates the tradition of “stepping out in style” and are meant to showcase you at your best. We do not aim to recreate a specific period. All sophisticated attire is encouraged from vintage-inspired classics to chic contemporary looks. Active and retired military are encouraged to wear your dress blues or service uniforms if you like.” 

So you can imagine how excited I was to be able to combine two of my favorite things – Disney and dressing well. The day was extremely hot, but we just took our time and strolled around the park. Living on the East Coast now, it’s always a treat to be able to visit the original park. And now as we prepare to move to Europe, we’ll be visiting Disneyland Paris for the Spring Dapper Day event in April 2016.

Dapper Day 4Dress ~ “Odette Kat” from Miss Candyfloss
Shoes ~ “Valletta” by Hotter
Hat ~ Vintage, purchased in San Diego
Pear Brooch ~ Vintage, purchased in San Diego
Purse ~ Vintage
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Me and The Gentleman, he’s usually behind the camera, so getting this elusive shot was a treat!

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I hope you have a Magical Day!

Disneybounding as a Disney “Land” ~ Adventureland

I think I was most excited about this outfit on my trip. In an earlier post, I wrote about a rare Disneyland fabric that I found and intended to make a dress out of it. Well I didn’t have enough fabric for a dress so, I made a skirt instead. I think it turned out pretty well.

All of the cast members at the Magic Kingdom loved this outfit! At some point I intend to create an entire outfit to showcase each land in the Disneyland Park. I’m not sure how I will do it, but it’s a challenge I’m happy to attempt.

I found this Trader Sam's necklace on etsy.

I found this Trader Sam’s necklace on etsy.

I had to add a bit of Mickey to the outfit, and what better item than leopard print Mickey earrings!

I had to add a bit of Mickey to the outfit, and what better item than leopard print Mickey earrings!

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My hair flowers are orchids and you can find these same flowers in the Enchanted Tiki Room….although sadly mine don’t sing

Top: Holly Top from Pinup Girl Clothing

Skirt: Handmade

Belt: Target

Shoes: Keds

Necklace and earrings: Etsy

Hair Flowers: Handmade by me

Sew…………..

For years my husband has said to me, “Honey, you work too much! You need a hobby”. So guess what I got myself a hobby. I’m gonna learn how to sew!!!!!

It all started when I was planning my outfits for our upcoming trip to Walt Disney World (granted it’s still 3 months away). I’m creating themed outfits and I’ve already put together a Snow White inspired outfit, I’m working on an Evil Queen inspired outfit and so forth. I really wanted to find a Tiki dress when I happened to come across this AMAZING fabric on Etsy (I found more on Ebay) and thought I could have a dress made just for me with this magical fabric. However the more I thought about it I decided that I wanted to make that dress for myself.

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So I headed on down to Hancock Fabrics and low and behold they are starting a new session of classes next week! So I signed up, bought myself a sewing machine and a fancy new table and gosh darn it I’m going to learn how to sew!

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I’ve been checking out some great blogs about sewing. Tilly and the Buttons and Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing. Both have been immensely helpful and inspiring. I even bought Gertie’s book. My mother was an amazing seamstress and I’m really sad that I never got to learn from her. She made the majority of my clothes until I was about 10 years old. And then when I got older she would make costumes and even made a few swing dance dresses for me. I’m not sure why she never taught me, or why I never asked, but now I am going to learn and I hope to do her proud.