Habitually Chic®'s Logo  

Outfit of the Week: Paris Edition

by habituallychic

05 . 21 . 14
I know I said I’d post what I was packing for Paris and I swear I’ll try to get to it soon.  I feel a little out of sorts living in my friend’s apartment. Hopefully, I will get on a good schedule once I get my own place. I’m taking these first two weeks as an adjustment period and a bit of a holiday.
Until I get the packing post up, I thought you might want to see a few of the new things I’ve purchased for Paris and since arriving.  I have an affinity for French brands which might be why someone asked me in French for directions yesterday. Nothing better than being regarded as a local five days after arriving!
A.P.C. Robe Hester – Robe means dress in French.  I saw this dress in a magazine somewhere and thought it would be perfect for Paris. I didn’t pack enough summer clothes so it’s also perfect for the warmer weather we’ve been having here. Although, it’s raining now if it makes you feel better. They were sold out in my size at the rue d’Alger store so Ronan was kind enough to have it sent over from the store in the Marais.  I will warn you that A.P.C. runs a little small. They also have other pieces in the same fabric including a shirt and skirt.
Chloe Tan Scalloped Flats – A reader asked which flat shoes I was going to wear in Paris and these are the ones. I have then in three colors and I will probably buy more.  They are beyond comfortable.  I cut a little heel pad in half and place it in the back for the first few wearings.  The scallops are a little stiff in the beginning. The suede flats aren’t great in the rain but they are even more comfortable than the leather.
Celine Audrey Sunglasses – Sunglasses are called lunettes de soleil in French. They are huge and take up half my face but make me feel très chic. Nothing updates the clothes you already own for summer like a new pair of sunglasses. Just make sure you don’t lose them!
Lanvin Bracelets – These are the bracelets I bought on my 2009 trip to Paris. I’m going to have to go over there soon and see what they have for this year.
Aurelie Bidermann Wheat Ring – This was my treat on my November trip. I will definitely be going back for some of the horn bracelets this summer.
The Travel Almanac – I popped into Colette a few days ago and picked up this interesting little magazine.  They’re another great place to buy English books and magazines.  The candle selection is also pretty great.  I also fell in love with a tan Celine bag but at 2000 Euros, I’ll have to continue to dream about that one.
Buly 1803 Soap and Scented Matches – I’ve already been to Buly 1803 twice and I’m pretty sure I’ll be back there weekly.  Everything smells amazing including the soaps and scented matches shown here.  I think I need a candle next in the Egypt scent. Make sure you pick up a little catalog that describes all the products in French and English. Since this is the only store, Buly 1803 is a great place to buy gifts to bring home.
Maybe it’s a good thing it’s raining today so I can’t spend anymore money.
À tout à l’heure !
P.S. One thing the French do is leave a space before the exclamation point or question mark when typing.  When in Rome I guess. 
Photo by moi.


Comments Closed

  1. newyorkcitypainter May 21, 2014 | 12:14 pm

    Great post Heather! I love following along on your French adventure.

  2. Mrs. Limestone May 21, 2014 | 1:32 pm

    Love the whole look. Thanks for sharing the sources.

    I’ll be in Paris next week so I’m keeping my fingers crossed for better weather.

  3. Karena Albert May 21, 2014 | 2:30 pm

    A super chic look Heather!

    The Arts by Karena

  4. Lauren Fraley May 21, 2014 | 3:12 pm

    Heather! These posts are SO delightful, and to be honest, I enjoy your voice and lifestyle writing even more than your photo montages! I love posts like these, including the ones on why you’re traveling to Paris this summer, so so so much. Keep it up!

  5. Miss Sophisticate May 21, 2014 | 3:43 pm

    I love the outfit, Heather! It’s so chic. And those flats are so, so cute. Did you ever find a great trench to take with you?


  6. Lumen Drops May 21, 2014 | 5:11 pm

    Heather, I am curious as to what you carry your valuables in while shopping. Do you carry a handbag or a tote? In planning for shopping in Paris, it is so important to feel safe, particularly if one is alone.

    Loving the camel shoes with Denim, Neutral/gold accents…beautiful.

  7. Richie Designs May 21, 2014 | 5:23 pm

    super cute dress!

  8. nina | itsazooatthezoo.blogspot.com May 21, 2014 | 6:47 pm

    Great outfit! I’m crazy about those shoes. I’ve found that in Paris, it’s all about the right accessories. A stylish pair of comfortable shoes will go a long way.

  9. Lily L-M May 22, 2014 | 2:56 pm

    So simple but so stylish! Perfectly Parisian!

    x Lily

  10. Katy Byrne May 22, 2014 | 6:56 pm

    So jealous of your Chloe flats (and the living in Paris for that matter)!


  11. ChezPojac May 23, 2014 | 11:10 am

    I plan on living vicariously through your Paris posts, Heather!

    Love the APC dress–ordered it here stateside!