Now that I have the dates of my summer sojourn to Paris planned, I'm already thinking about what I am going to pack. I will be away for four months and will have to be prepared for a temperature fluctuation from around 50 degrees to possibly 80 degrees or more, especially as I travel to other countries. Everything will have to fit in one large suitcase and one carry on so this should be fun. And by fun, I mean stressful. I recently read Joseph Altuzarra's observations on Paris vs. New York style which I found very helpful and informative. His article and the styles in these photos are inspiring my Parisian packing list of neutrals and no patterns. Of course, I can buy whatever I need in Paris but I don't want to have to buy things I already own. I'd rather save my money for the flea markets and brocantes but that's a story for another day.
I look forward to perfecting messy French girl hair in Paris.
Don't worry, I never smoke and have no intention of starting in Paris. I'm sure I'll get enough nicotine from the secondhand smoke anyway.
I love that a camel hair coat can easily go from day to night and looks great with black. It will also come in handy when the temperature drops.
I've already reached out to my friend Heidi Wynne to get one of her large black cashmere scarves. The French love themselves a scarf and hers are perfect for Paris and traveling.
I will definitely be packing a trench coat since you never know when it might rain in Paris.
I don't wear that much black but I'm going to have to start since the French uniform is often black from head to toe.
I just ordered a pair of black Italian Pony Hair Loafers from Emerson Fry that look very similar to the ones in this photo. I'm hoping they'll be a good walking around the city in the rain shoe.
Trying to figure out which handbags to take is a test in and of itself. I will definitely have to take one clutch for evening.
I can't wait to wear sandals but before I can rent a bicycle, I have to get a European credit card with a chip in it.
I'm going to have to look at more photos of Sofia Coppola for inspiration. She exemplifies the simply chic French style.
I can't wait to sit at French cafes and instagram all day.
Once it starts to get warm, I'll transition to lighter colors like white.
This Emerson Fry white dress that will be available this week would be perfect with my black Roger Vivier sandals when it gets really hot.