This post was created in collaboration with Wallis


Not long after returning home from Mykonos, it was time to pack again for a romantic mini-break to my beloved Paris for the May bank holiday weekend. You guys know this place is my absolute favourite but during the the four years I’ve been with Dave and eight visits I’ve made to Paris over the last couple of years, we’ve never actually been there together. In fact, the last few visits have been completely fashion-week orientated – of course, I love the madness of it, but it leaves little time for exploring. So I was incredibly excited to be here just to relax, explore and eat a load of escargot all with my number one.


For this city break, Wallis were on hand to ensure I was properly kitted out for the trip. They're killing it on the occasion-wear and holiday front this season, but also have some great smart-casual pieces in right now too that I simply had to pick up for Paris. From gorgeous day dresses, to Bardot style blouses and comfy denim, there's plenty summer city break essentials at such affordable price points.


For day one I opted for this gorgeous polka-dot fit and flare dress. My flatmate pointed out how similar it is to the one Julia Roberts wears to the polo match in Pretty Woman, which of course only made me love it more. What's funny is I seem to subconsciously be making a habit of emulating old Vivian, you might recall me accidentally flinging a snail across the restaurant during Paris Fashion Week back in March, oops. 

Die-hard Pretty Woman fan or no, I'm sure you'll admit this dress is a bit of a gem. I love the flattering tone of the pinky-taupe and it effortlessly nails this seasons polka-dot print trend, seen on the catwalks of Aquazzura to Saint Laurent and all over the street style folk at the A/W16 shows. I've also fallen in love with the strappier, ruffled, babydoll-style version which is so adorable. Contrary to the forecast, we had a day of glorious heat and sunshine so this dress was perfect for our first day exploring. From shopping in Le Marais, visiting the Notre Dame and having a slow wander and beer in the Tuileries, I couldn't help but twirl around Paris in this! To make it evening appropriate, I simply switched up my trainers for some heels.



For the first night we stayed in a quaint apartment in Saint-Germain, a district of Paris I've never stayed in before, and I have no idea why not! During our 24 hours there it quickly became one of my favourite neighbourhoods in the city, a plethora of the prettiest local shops, restaurants and markets that were as Parisian as it can possibly get. So of course, I had to don my new french-inspired striped Bardot top for day two. 

Our apartment was quite literally a stones throw from the Luxembourg Jardins, so after a croissant and cappuccino stop we spent the morning strolling the beautiful grounds. I'd a thousand percent recommend a visit here, especially as the Tuileries can get so crowded this time of year. The gardens are immaculate, filled more with locals rather then tourists and ever so peaceful, you'll even spot some Thai Chi going on in some quiet corners.


Following our morning in the Jardins, it was time to head over the Champs Elysees to Mon Hotel where we spent the rest of the stay. It's a short walk from the Arc du Triomphe, so before heading to afternoon tea we couldn't resist a climb to the top. Of course, as soon as we reached the terrace a thunderstorm broke out, but I think the moody skies only made the view more picturesque! It's so cool to see lightening strike from up high too.

I did swap the wedges for my Stan Smiths before heading to l'Arc, but I was so thankful to be wearing these comfy roll-up jeans during the climb up. They're the softest, comfiest pair of denim I own and have such a gorgeous fit too – absolutely perfect for exploring Paris, I even travelled there and back in them they're so easy to wear. Comfort aside the 'sky blue' wash is still classic and the roll-up hem is neat however, so I still felt smart enough for afternoon tea at The Peninsula, especially wearing these gorgeous camel wedges too which are now only £28.


We sent the final evening taking a stroll up through the many steps of Montmartre to the Sacré Couer Jardins, where we sat and enjoyed a few beers and listened to the live musicians that set up there during the summer months. Another must if you're visiting this summer, I was lucky enough to experience this with Lizzy a couple of years ago and it's such a special experience, everyone joins in singing whilst you get to enjoy some spectacular, panoramic views over Paris as the sun sets.

Before heading back to London we decided we might as well make a quick visit to the Eiffel Tower which actually was the perfect end to the trip. I wore these new favourite jeans again with one of Dave's shirts, a relaxed look for the last day. As always, thanks for reading – I hope you've enjoyed this city-break outfit inspiration and snapshots from Paris, I'd love to hear your city-break essentials below.


This post was created in collaboration with Wallis


Not long after returning home from Mykonos, it was time to pack again for a romantic mini-break to my beloved Paris for the May bank holiday weekend. You guys know this place is my absolute favourite but during the the four years I’ve been with Dave and eight visits I’ve made to Paris over the last couple of years, we’ve never actually been there together. In fact, the last few visits have been completely fashion-week orientated – of course, I love the madness of it, but it leaves little time for exploring. So I was incredibly excited to be here just to relax, explore and eat a load of escargot all with my number one.


For this city break, Wallis were on hand to ensure I was properly kitted out for the trip. They're killing it on the occasion-wear and holiday front this season, but also have some great smart-casual pieces in right now too that I simply had to pick up for Paris. From gorgeous day dresses, to Bardot style blouses and comfy denim, there's plenty summer city break essentials at such affordable price points.


For day one I opted for this gorgeous polka-dot fit and flare dress. My flatmate pointed out how similar it is to the one Julia Roberts wears to the polo match in Pretty Woman, which of course only made me love it more. What's funny is I seem to subconsciously be making a habit of emulating old Vivian, you might recall me accidentally flinging a snail across the restaurant during Paris Fashion Week back in March, oops. 

Die-hard Pretty Woman fan or no, I'm sure you'll admit this dress is a bit of a gem. I love the flattering tone of the pinky-taupe and it effortlessly nails this seasons polka-dot print trend, seen on the catwalks of Aquazzura to Saint Laurent and all over the street style folk at the A/W16 shows. I've also fallen in love with the strappier, ruffled, babydoll-style version which is so adorable. Contrary to the forecast, we had a day of glorious heat and sunshine so this dress was perfect for our first day exploring. From shopping in Le Marais, visiting the Notre Dame and having a slow wander and beer in the Tuileries, I couldn't help but twirl around Paris in this! To make it evening appropriate, I simply switched up my trainers for some heels.



For the first night we stayed in a quaint apartment in Saint-Germain, a district of Paris I've never stayed in before, and I have no idea why not! During our 24 hours there it quickly became one of my favourite neighbourhoods in the city, a plethora of the prettiest local shops, restaurants and markets that were as Parisian as it can possibly get. So of course, I had to don my new french-inspired striped Bardot top for day two. 

Our apartment was quite literally a stones throw from the Luxembourg Jardins, so after a croissant and cappuccino stop we spent the morning strolling the beautiful grounds. I'd a thousand percent recommend a visit here, especially as the Tuileries can get so crowded this time of year. The gardens are immaculate, filled more with locals rather then tourists and ever so peaceful, you'll even spot some Thai Chi going on in some quiet corners.


Following our morning in the Jardins, it was time to head over the Champs Elysees to Mon Hotel where we spent the rest of the stay. It's a short walk from the Arc du Triomphe, so before heading to afternoon tea we couldn't resist a climb to the top. Of course, as soon as we reached the terrace a thunderstorm broke out, but I think the moody skies only made the view more picturesque! It's so cool to see lightening strike from up high too.

I did swap the wedges for my Stan Smiths before heading to l'Arc, but I was so thankful to be wearing these comfy roll-up jeans during the climb up. They're the softest, comfiest pair of denim I own and have such a gorgeous fit too – absolutely perfect for exploring Paris, I even travelled there and back in them they're so easy to wear. Comfort aside the 'sky blue' wash is still classic and the roll-up hem is neat however, so I still felt smart enough for afternoon tea at The Peninsula, especially wearing these gorgeous camel wedges too which are now only £28.


We sent the final evening taking a stroll up through the many steps of Montmartre to the Sacré Couer Jardins, where we sat and enjoyed a few beers and listened to the live musicians that set up there during the summer months. Another must if you're visiting this summer, I was lucky enough to experience this with Lizzy a couple of years ago and it's such a special experience, everyone joins in singing whilst you get to enjoy some spectacular, panoramic views over Paris as the sun sets.

Before heading back to London we decided we might as well make a quick visit to the Eiffel Tower which actually was the perfect end to the trip. I wore these new favourite jeans again with one of Dave's shirts, a relaxed look for the last day. As always, thanks for reading – I hope you've enjoyed this city-break outfit inspiration and snapshots from Paris, I'd love to hear your city-break essentials below.


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