I wanted this post to read as a combination of the normal "outfit of the day" type post, as well as a little bit of story telling. I had the privilege of shooting with a good friend of mine who is also studying in Paris with me this semester, and we decided to take some shots down by the River Seine, near Notre- Dame and Pont de Sully. It's one of my favorite places because the banks of the river are surprisingly much less populated with tourists and pedestrians.. it is calm, tranquil, and I quite enjoy taking a coffee here and chatting about life.
My black Karta dress was perhaps my greatest thrift store find to date that I managed to snag living in Brooklyn this summer.. I have no idea if it's vintage or not, but the zipper was completely broken when I bought it.. seeing the obvious potential here (come on people!) I had it sent out for a little seamstress magic (thank you mama!) and it had just arrived in Paris for me last week. It's my own version of a princess dress.. I layered a sheer chiffon shirt underneath because a jacket just ruins the appearance of the embellishments, and I wanted to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather we've been having lately.
It obviously would be quite lovely with a nice heel as well, but cobblestones are just not mindful of a stiletto. I'm looking at you, early Paris road constructors... But at least I feel like I'm living in a fairytale.
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Chiffon Top: American Apparel