What I Wore: In Paris

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Red Dress, Trench Coat, Paris, green scarf, Never Fully Dressed,
Red Dress, Trench Coat, Paris, green scarf, Never Fully Dressed,
Red Dress, Trench Coat, Paris, green scarf, Never Fully Dressed,
Red Dress, Trench Coat, Paris, green scarf, Never Fully Dressed,
Red Dress, Trench Coat, Paris, green scarf, Never Fully Dressed,

What I Wore: Dress (Chicwish), Scarf (thrifted), shoes (Old Navy), Coat (ASOS)


I'm gonna be real honest and say that- this one outfit shoot aside- Never Fully Dressed did not come on our honeymoon with us. We ate many croissants  saw a lot of artwork, strolled the cobble  stone streets hand in hand and, well, the blog did not. So, sorry-but-sorry for the lack of Old World backdrops. Even this is just our apartment's courtyard (behind the doors is where the trash is collected. Even the trash is fancier there.)

We loved Paris though, and a year of blogging did mean I was always looking at what people wore ."Did you see that girl's outfit?" I'd whisper to The Boy as we stood in the Metro. "Her (shoes/scarf/blazer) was so great!" Yes, yes, I realize you are supposed to keep your head down and Not Notice the other million people (no, literally, 4 million people ride the Paris Metro each day) standing on the Metro with you, but what can I say? We're from a place less people live in the state than ride this metro system. People in such quantities is a novelty in and of itself. Who knows why the Boy never noticed said shoes/scarf/blazer. Maybe he's better at the Ignoring Other People thing than me. 

So, what were they wearing in Paris? Hint: Black. As in, all black, all the time, every time. My red dress and jaunty green scarf, worn to a fancy dinner gifted us, might have stood out a bit. The trench coat and black flats (thanks for the tips on what to pack to Paris, Nikki!) were a bit more in line with this city's style. Everyone had these items. Actually, this city and its people seem to have mastered the art of understated elegance, and it seems to be because even the smallest of things are made into pleasurable and beautiful things. Clothing, the idea of leisurelly dining- heck, even where they keep their trash. 

P.S. Even though there's no more Parisian outfit shoots, you'd better believe we've got some fantastic travel shots coming up! 

22 comments

  1. Oh my goodness the back of that dress is to die for! Great outfit. Perfect Parisian!

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  2. Beautiful Kristian! Whether you wore it in Paris or not - this whole outfit is incredibly pretty and elegant. Paris sounds like a dream - I would be people watching too...how could you not in such an amazing city. I'm thinking I need to add a trench like that to my wardrobe...so classic!

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    1. I was unsure about getting a trench becuase Wyoming never gets rain and goes directly from 80 degrees to snow, but now I'm so glad I did. It is good to have a light sort of jacket! Go get one too :)

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  3. Perfect look!!! Such a gorgeous dress, love the cut out in the back and so classic with the trenchcoat. I would totally be people watching there, it's one of my favourite passtimes and what a great place to do that in!
    xJennaD

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  4. love that scarf! and the heart cut-out in the back of the dress is so cute!

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  5. Gorgeous dress! Love the pleats and cut-out in the back. Chicwish rocks! I just wish I could afford to buy more from them. The trench pairs beautifully with the dress and the scarf is perfect. Looks like you took that city by storm! <3

    - Anna

    www.melodicthriftychic.com

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  6. Oh my, I definitely wouldn't fit in over there, haha. I felt that that's how New York was, too- everyone and there mother had jeans and a black leather jacket on. And that's so nice all you guys did was just enjoy the city-good for you to not bring the blag along :)

    and i LOVE your red dress- the heart cut out is very appropriate!

    xo Marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

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    1. Trade the words "leather jacket" for "trench coat" and you'd be in right on target about Paris (mind, it rained a lot so trenches were good for that).

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  7. What a fabulous dress! Looks so great on you. I love red dresses! And I love trench coats. They're timeless.
    Wow, I'm surprised they wear so much black there! I would stick out like a sore thumb, ha.

    ~bristol
    colourmebristol.blogspot.com

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  8. When I went to Paris I pretty much wore black and white the whole weekend lol. You chose a great outfit though :) I love the cut out detail on the back of the dress. I've been wanting a trench coat for a while and yours is pretty awesome.

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  9. I love the Paris photo shoot! This dress is so pretty on you and perfectly Parisian. I'm glad you had the chance to take a blogging break, I don't think anyone should be on their computer on their honeymoon!

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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    1. Exactly Ashley- this photoshoot we did to kill time because we had originally misread when our ride would be about. lol.

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  10. You look so happy and glowing :) congratulations! I think I have like 2 photos of me in Paris back when I went in 2009. It's so hard to capture yourself in a picture when there are SO many more amazing things to take pictures of!

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    1. Ha! Exactly. The Boy made sure to get a few shots of us, but mostly it is the amazing place that got photos.

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  11. The back of this dress is adorable! It is nice to stand out in a crowd.

    When I lived in London I was overtaken by their need to dress all in black as well. Thankfully when I lived in France I lived in the south and they aren't like the northern Parisiennes The bigger the city the more black I find.

    They do have a way with scarves though. That is where I learned to love and wear them.

    I'm so happy you enjoyed your trip.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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    1. Oh, I love they way they wear scarves there, for sure. Where in France did you live?

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  12. Love the bright red dress! Reading through your last few posts, it sounds like Paris was a really fun honeymoon location. Can't wait to see more photos and hear more about the food :D

    xo,
    thedemuremuse.com

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  13. Glad to hear you had a honeymoon away from the blog actually :) It sounds like you two took that time to focus on each other which is what a honeymoon is all about! I'm sure style there is worlds different. We're so obsessed with excess here in America that even the way we dress needs to be flashy and full of stuff (which, I love, don't get me wrong :) ). Sometimes a classic look is nice though, and I love this red dress! Trench coats are always chic, this one is the perfect color!

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    1. So true, Katie! That is what a honeymoon is about :)

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  14. Kristian I love what you wore in Paris! Your looks were so perfectly romantic :) LOVE the heart cutout on this dress and I bet you felt like a movie star standing out in that crowd of black!
    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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