wear this there: château voltaire paris.
picture staying in a château steeped in history, but also romance in the heart of paris. now picture yourself looking fabulous. très bien, allons-y.
i recently discovered a charming hotel in paris through the always observant eyes of @evajorgensentravel, who authored paris by design, one of my personal favorites when it comes to paris travel guides. so today, on wear this there, we’re visiting château voltaire located in the heart of paris, between the opera garnier and jardin des tuileries, one of my favorite parts of the city. this lovely hotel is steeped in history, but also an air of romance, and is rather hip but in an understated way, which is just about the ideal level of hip for moi. there’s a cozy but cosmopolitan bar, la coquille d´or — which means ‘the golden shell’ and that’s literally where you enter — behind its hidden secret door (look for the shell motif above its entrance). i’m packing you a couple of mix & match ensembles for a weekend stay. i’ve got a fancy night out for you with a sheer tulle blouse worn with a tiered black skirt, black kitten heels, and a faux fur black jacket. mix that blouse with these beige wool-flannel trousers and the heels for another evening look, and for daytime, add a plain white tee and sweater vest with the trousers and get your high top converse on for lots of long leisurely walks around the city.
i’ve packed you silk jammies and a sleeping mask, too, but before you conk out for the night, i highly recommend reading the very appropriate the chateau by william maxwell. i just finished this novel about an american couple visiting france directly after world war ii and it charmed me to tears. i’ve since read two more novels by mister maxwell and can’t say enough about how much i adore his writing. bon voyage!
wear this there: noir kei ninomiya's tulle blouse; mango fur-effect coat; staud sea skirt in black; franco sarto devin slingback kitten heels; karen walker north lights sunglasses; cos light-beige wool-flannel trousers; converse chuck 70 hi sneakers; burke market tote; drole de monsieur not from paris madame cap; read this there the chateau by william maxwell; slipsilk pure silk sleep mask; free people washable pure silk pajamas; j.crew vintage cotton crewneck t-shirt; gap cashsoft sweater vest; anthropologie set of ten leather and crystal hair clips; hobo lana crossbody bag; frances valentine castle ring in labradorite gold.
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I mean, if I absolutely *had* to go to Paris I guess I could force myself to go here. It would be *such* an effort but I have the personal fortitude to endure such suffering. Now, can I pull off the sheer tulle blouse?