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27 June 2009



blue dress
Dress, Belt, Bag - Thirft
Sunglasses - Betsey Johnson

Last Sunday we spent the day in Montmartre, everyone seems to hold it in high regard but I must admit I wasn't so impressed. Yes, it was pretty cute but it was centered around tourists. Adam was totally swindled out of €7 for the most awful bracelet because he is too nice (or too stupid) to say no.
I should have read up more carefully because I didn't realise most shops in Paris close on Sundays. I had visions of spending a blissful day wandering around thrift stores and buying bread, like I do at home in dreary Scotland, of a Sunday.


Don't get me wrong, I adored Paris. I just wish I had read more about it before we went. And that I had taken more comfortable shoes because my feet were torn apart by the time I boarded the aeroplane home.

Disregarding everything that I've said, I did find a wonderful handmade dress in a tatty little shop, somewhere on the ascent to Pigalle. I'll post that and my blissful experience buying kitchen wares and why I wept at Versaillies soon.

11 comments:

  1. this dress is so cute!
    that sucks about the shopping. i wanted to go shopping in amsterdam a couple months ago also, and THAT day everything was closed for a holiday. grr!

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  2. Yay! Thank you...

    I'm adding you right back:)

    Have a great vacation!

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  3. Your outfit is great especially your dress

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  4. so cute!
    i love the whole outfit (:

    xx

    www.inspirations.co.nr

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  5. I went to montmartre on a school trip once, and it was kindof disappointing. We were only allowed to look around a small square with about 10 shops all of which sold horrible fridge magnets of the eiffel tower!
    x

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  6. That dress is lovely and so nice with the red accessories.

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  7. you look fantastic. love the architecture as well.

    x

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  8. Your whole outfit, especially the dress, is just wonderful. I think I am in love with this blog!!

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  9. the thing about Montmartre is that the best part is around the tourist trap (ie the place du tertre with the painters and tourists shops). All around , you have beautiful streets, houses, passages, etc. Most people just don't know about it and don't go there. (next time check out the allée des brouillards, place Dalida, avenue Junot, etc.) It's the most beautiful place to have a night walk in Paris and I can guarantee you won't see any tourist.

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  10. ugh was that the scam where they grab your arm and start tying crappy string around it and then try to charge you? that happened to my nice/stupid boyfriend too. it's horribly dishonest. it's a pity you didn't get to see the nice parts of montmartre- you need to walk along the back streets to get away from the nightmare tourists. but versailles is wonderful isn't it? looking forward to hearing about your experiences there.

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