Tuesday, July 8, 2014

A Saturday Afternoon in Paris

A week in Paris wouldn't be complete without a visit to the world famous flea market!  So on this perfect grey Saturday morning, I put on one of my favorite outfits including my always trusty American Apparel cape, and a red lip and we headed off to Porte de Clignancourt to experience Les Puces (The Fleas)!  Now, with us being on a three month long trip to Europe where the US dollar doesn't stretch very far, Anthony and I knew fully well we were not going to be shopping very much at all; but that was okay, because the experience of being there - the people we talked to, and the unique/quirky items we got to see was good enough for us.  In the end, Anthony walked away with a WWII magazine and I purchased a couture dress sketch that I am so, so in love with.
Afterwards, we explored the Montmatre and Pigalle neighborhoods before ending up near the Louvre for the first time - one of my favorite areas in Paris.  I'd say this was definitely a very well-spent Saturday in Paris.

Outfit Details
Hat - Vintage
Dress - F21
Cape - American Apparel
Shoes - Urban Outfitters


  1. To me these images seem Dickensian, French, and mid-century vintage all at once. Also, love the gingham!

  2. Love these pics, France is so great.

  3. What fun! The experience of being there is better than anything you could ever buy...

  4. This would have been so incredible to experience. The photos look fantastic and I can just imagine how many interesting things there would have been to see. Glad you enjoyed yourselves and that you came home with that beautiful sketch!

  5. Oh wow! I have found some amzing pieces in Paris!!


  6. I adore your outfit! And that flea market sounds like a really cool place to visit.

  7. absolutely love the photos! very cute outfit :)


  8. I never visited this place whilst in Paris, but next time I go, I will go here! It's only 2 hours from me on the train, so I don't really have any excuse!

  9. That cape is everything! Also, I've always wanted to go to the flea market in Paris, I am pleased to hear it lived up to your expectations.
    xx Abby a geek tragedy

  10. I am definitely putting a trip to the Paris flea market on my bucket list! Your outfit is beautiful especially the cape!