Europe Style Travel · April 18, 2018

Paris in Spring with TOMS x Clare V…

Is there really anywhere quite as beautiful as Paris in the spring? I’m sure I’ve said this before, but this time of year is undoubtedly my favourite time to see the city- when the flowers, blossoms and city comes to life, and the pavement-side tables, clinking of glasses and roadside chatter once again becomes a buzzing soundtrack to the city of love.

Heading out there last weekend, I couldn’t have imagined a better place to head to celebrate the collaboration of two of my favourite brands, Clare V and TOMS, on their sparkly new collaboration…

A little like me, Clare V is a Francophile at heart. Rooted in L.A, her pieces are inspired by the French capital, but her designs are created joining the dots between the two cities- fusing classic chic elements, and relaxed cool too. Having fallen in love with her accessories a while ago (see this dreamy little basket bag as exhibit A)- I loved seeing how she transferred her playful designs to footwear, and especially with a brand as iconic, and who do as much good as TOMS.

Now, let me fill you in on the fact that these shoes not only look gorgeous but do good too. If that isn’t the kind of multifunction you look for in a shoe (and a way to lessen the shoppers guilt), then look again, pals! Not only does this collaboration stand by TOMS One for One ethos (whereby every pair of shoes bought donates a pair to a child in need)- but both brands are committed to empowering women in their community, with this collaboration supporting the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC)- an organisation in LA that supports women experiencing homelessness, with the funds going to MADE by DWC- a social enterprise helping formerly homeless women discover creative talents and develop skills through employment opportunities- which now reaches up to 3000 women a year. It’s amazing to see two hugely renowned brands work so closely on something not only trend led and accessible, but aiming to make positive change too, what a dream!

So- with our passports packed, Joe and I caught an early morning Eurostar on Friday to soak up all of our favourite French pastimes for a long weekend away. With an agenda that included fresh flaky pastries, a stroll along our favourite gardens (including the Tuileries Garden and Jardin du Luxembourg) and sitting roadside sipping on frothy mochas and hot tea- it couldn’t have been a lovelier way to see in Spring and celebrate a dreamy duo (after French bread and salted butter of course)…


Post in collaboration with TOMS, but love of the brands and their messaging all very much my own

Photos by Joe Galvin


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    YZ Chan
    April 18, 2018 at 7:44 pm

    Both looks are very Parisian chic! The polka dot dress is stunning. x

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    April 18, 2018 at 7:48 pm

    I have always loved Toms shoes and I’m totally into those both pairs of espadrilles which you’re wearing here.
    Beautiful photos! 🙂

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    April 18, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    Well it’s no doubt that I love your outfits! I mean really, what’s not to love: we have a trench coat; a completely white outfit (I live for those); and one that is pretty much France summed up, a cute blue and white polka dot dress, a basket bag, and some red capped espadrilles! Um… yes please 😉

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    Kiara King
    April 18, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Well, aren’t you so Parisian chic! Your looks are so sweet and perfect for Paris! And I agree with you – TOMS is such a fantastic company (and their shoes are the comfiest!).

    Love, Kiara ❤️

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    Courtney Hardy
    April 19, 2018 at 12:39 am

    Your outfits are so cute!! I love all of the pictures you took too.

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    Courtney Halverson
    April 19, 2018 at 2:36 am

    I think these are my favorite photos of you yet! And those shoes look fab.

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    Neeltje | Thoughts in Style
    April 19, 2018 at 8:28 am

    Oh my! These photos are so lovely. X

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    April 19, 2018 at 11:46 am

    I love how sunshiny these photos are! That Holiday Cafe is SO pretty, too <3

    Laura // Middle of Adventure

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    Sophie Rosie
    April 19, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    These photos are literally the dream! That polka dot dress is so, so beautiful, and you’ve absolutely got the Parisian vibe down in the cafe 😍

    Soph x

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    April 19, 2018 at 8:35 pm

    absolutely love the first pair, very channel inspired, i love it xx

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    April 19, 2018 at 11:02 pm

    This dress has totally stollen my heart – I’m in love <3

    G is for Gingers xx

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    Anna nuttall
    April 20, 2018 at 12:06 pm

    Love love that dres – it so beautiful. Beautiful photo Oliva. xx

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    April 21, 2018 at 10:16 am

    Oh LIV. These photos are so beautiful and you look amazing in each photo. I need to get myself to Paris!

    Jasmine xx

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    April 22, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    The dress is perfect for spring, you look amazing! And after reading this post, I feel like I need to visit Paris again, even if just for a weekend

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    May 5, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    aww the dress is so so pretty! Paris is truly an incredible city!

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    June 23, 2018 at 10:59 pm

    Where is the dress from, its you look incredible in it!

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    April 26, 2019 at 10:02 am

    I love your pictures. you’re so beautiful.

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    Gemma Dorling
    May 12, 2019 at 4:05 pm

    Paris is on my dream mini break list! I’ve never owned TOMs but I love the idea of their one for one ethos so I think I will check them out!

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