From The Archive: 2012

A year of fewer questionable outfit choices, I finally found my blogging groove in 2012, and here you can find some favourite pieces, band interviews as they first appeared and a lot of hats too...

Europe Travel

Where Olivia Went: Paris pt 1

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(Dress: C/O Olive Clothing, Sunglasses: Zara, Sandals: ASOS, Bag: Mulberry, Lipstick: Mischief by Topshop)

Bonjour! Salut! Bonsoir! Sadly, that’s pretty much still all I have in my French vocabulary since my trip to Paris (bar the odd bit of GCSE textbook French including what I did on my holidays last year, and my personal favourite French word: ‘Bibliothรจque’) but I thought I’d try something a little more exotic than ‘hello!’
Anyway! After a long week of what feels like no blogging, I’m back! I had an amazing time in Paris (so beware of a couple of VERY packed picture posts) and still a little sad that it flew by so quickly! I’ve tried to narrow down my favourite pictures, and have a few posts lined up of what I got up to, and bought. Saying that, I can’t take credit for most of the gorgeous places we visited- but a big thanks to Audrey and Laura for lots of handy hints!
Anyway, without further ado…

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Having arrived on the Monday evening at the gorgeous and ‘hyper cool’ Mama Shelter, our first day was probably the busiest, as Joe and I had a day filled with lots of touristy sightseeing in order to make our second, and last day a little more relaxed. The day began popping to one of my favourite French brands, A.P.C and browsing the beautiful 60s inspired new collection- although I managed to refrain from buying anything, we shortly headed to the Champs Elysees which included stops at Zara, H&M, Sephora and yes, Marks & Spencer (you can take a girl out of London…) We then made stops at the Arc de Triomphe, following onto the beautiful grounds surrounding the Louvre, and then onto Notre Dame. It sounds daft, but before now I was pretty oblivious as to how simply stunning the architecture, history and sculptures are in this city, and was endlessly bowled over by the craft and creation gone into each one.

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The afternoon consisted of visiting some of Paris’ gorgeous bridges; Pont des Arts being the one shown above, with all of the named padlocks, and then heading onto visit the imfamous Tour Eiffel, which is definitely as beautiful in real life, and oozed a certain magic, even in the height of daylight. To round off our first day we headed for dinner at Loulou Friendly Diner on Boulevard Saint Germain, to enjoy some seriously tasty burgers and fizzy drinks- to cool down from the Paris heat…

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