If I could give you one (semi) good piece of advice, it would be to indulge. I mean it. Have that sweet you want but say you don’t need. Have you the extra money for that shirt you’ve been eyeing? Go for it! Since I got to Paris in late August, I’ve forgone alot of my favorite goodies and that’s probably because since I live here, it’s accessible, so I don’t need to get it.
But, I’ve been told by a French classmate of mine that to eat here is for taste, not for caloric content or health. So when I eye those macarons, I’m purchasing them for the taste, not the regret that comes with empty calories. When my friend came to visit last weekend from London, we literally ate all the pastries under the sun. So, I heeded my own advice and bought the macaron goody box I wanted, just like when I found this beautiful vintage dress! It’s nice to indulge sometimes, don’t you think?
So last weekend, I was delighted to share my itty-bitty apartment with my dear college friend, who is American but living in London. We walked around St. Dominique in Paris 7eme and had to stop for an assortment of macarons. Once we realized my favorite flavor of macaron (framboise) was the *same* color as my coat, a mini photo shoot on Invalides was inevitable! If we’re going to be honest, we actually got dessert twice while perusing St. Dominique…and I don’t regret it!
I found this beautiful vintage dress from Valois Vintage Paris. I wrote about them during my early days with the blog (you can read it here)! It’s one of my absolute favorite dresses ever and it’s probably because I feel like it’s my personality in a dress. We had a beautiful week last week with sunny, warm days, and I was so happy to get some use of it this dress before it gets cold again. Update: it is already cold.
I say: indulge yourself every now and then. That extra macaron isn’t going to break you! For me, indulging in this vintage Chanel dress was a once every lifetime thing for me, but I’m so happy. This dress is quality; in every stitch and detail I see the care that was put into it. So now, go forth and indulge yourself this weekend!
P.S., I’m wearing the Frankie in Zebrawood and Navy here from Jord Watches. Right now, I’ve got a giveaway for one lucky winner to win $100 from JORD Watches! If you enter with this link, you automatically win $25. Contest ends on October 29, so enter now 🙂 The form is super easy to fill it out, so no excuses!!!