Smooth Seas Don’t Make Good Sailors
It’s been a little over a year now since I left my old life in Dublin in search of a new one in Paris. Being able to survive far away from home for such a long period of time and at such a young age is definitely something I feel very proud of doing.
Living abroad has taught me so many new things and has enabled me to overcome so many challenges that I never would have even been capable of imagining when I left Ireland as a naive twenty year-old. Today’s outfit is inspired by being able to adjust your sails to the waves life throws at you as well as the ways that living in Paris has changed my perspective on the world.
An Autumnal Outfit of The Day
Today was the first day in Paris where I could finally walk around comfortably wearing what is probably the softest sweater I have in my closet. Autumn is a time of year that makes me feel so nostalgic for starting back in school, celebrating my birthday with my friends and family and of course, Halloween. I love this season because it’s a beautiful feeling having these memories and being able to cosy up with your favourite knitwear, feeling completely protected from the cold by the fabric as I clasp a hot drink (or in my current case, a chai latte) in my hands.
This is a season that not only feeds my indulgence for the aesthetic of crispy gold leaves on the footpaths and everything pumpkin flavoured, but autumn is my favourite season in terms of style as well.
Gucci Gang, Gucci Gang, Gucci Gang
One of my first experiences of love at first sight was back in 2015 when Gucci launched their iconic Dionysus handbag as part of their fall/winter collection. Ever since, this bag has taken the fashion world by storm with influencers left and right wearing it all over Instagram as well as it having become a staple piece for so many of the fashionistas renowned for having the most coveted closets in the world.
Recently in Paris I found an online store called The Archiduchess that has a selection of bags not all too dissimilar to that of the Gucci Dionysus for a fraction of the price so today I thought I would share how I style it with you guys along with an outfit I have been loving for autumn here in the city of lights.
A Hidden Part of Paris
What is it exactly that comes to mind when you think of Paris? Before living here I used to dream about all of the clichés; champagne on the Champs-Elysées, riding a bike to the boulangerie and hanging out at Ladurée, sipping hot chocolate over a plate of macarons. But what a lot of people don’t know about Paris is that underneath the luxurious façade of the city there’s a thriving subculture of street style and grungy street art.
The 13th Arrondissement is one of my favourite places to experience this. Especially around the area of the Butte-aux-Cailles, one of the most hipster-friendly areas of the city and an unchartered territory for tourists.
My Current Must-Haves
Hey everyone! I’m finally back in Paris after my trip to Portugal and back to the grind again. Now that summer is drawing to a close I can’t help but wish these long days of freedom could just last forever. I’ve been having a hard time accepting that the back to school season has already started up for so many of you and next week it will finally be my turn to take up my studies again too. That being said though, I’ve been having a lot of fun doing some last minute back to school shopping, especially where beauty is concerned. Today I thought I’d share my top beauty picks from Sephora with you guys. While most of them fall into the category of Korean skincare (surprise, surprise) I did throw a few makeup favourites in there too! Let’s start.
A Travel Guide to The South of Portugal
The long summer evenings are finally drawing to a close and as a last hurrah to get my holiday blues in order before going back to college in Paris, myself and my family decided to take a quick trip to the Algarve to mark the finale of our summer. Located in the very south of Portugal, the Algarve is a region in which I found myself becoming utterly enamoured with the embellished sandy beaches, enormous cliffs and of course, warm (yet breezy) weather.
A Few Days A La Campagne
Earlier this week a friend of mine invited me to spend a few days in the countryside in the South of France. If you guys follow me on Instagram then you’ve probably seen a lot of the snaps I shared of my trip on my stories. After going through the photos since my return to Paris, I realise I had a lot more to share than I originally thought so today’s blogpost is all about sharing some vibes from the French countryside.