Monday, June 13, 2011

Currently Loving: Long skirts

I never thought I would say this, being on the petite side myself, but I'm loving long skirts these days. Super short skirts are really appropriate for the library (plus, it's freezing) and I don't want to wear pants because it's summer and I want to wear dresses and skirts and all the pretty things I can't wear during the winter.

Which leads me to longer skirts and dresses. I always thought long skirts would make me look even shorter, but after a little experimenting I found out it's simply a matter of finding the right length. The right below the knee length which is so in right now doesn't really work for me but ankle or full length seems just fine.

I bought this skirt in Paris at Zara

And I'm seriously considering buying this gorgeous striped skirt from Madewell

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Paris via my iphone

Notre Dame on a grey day

Stars on the floor at L'etoile Manquante

Locks on a bridge over the Seine

The golden gates at Versailles

Crepes at Breizh Cafe

Delicious pastries at Bon Marche

The Petite Trianon

A beautiful screen in a room at Versailles

R and moi in the Hall of Mirrors

The gorgeous Monet's at the Orangerie

Haricot vert and truffles

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


I'm back from my second trip to Paris this year. This one was with R. and his parents rather than Leah. There were lots more museums and less shopping but it was a glorious two weeks and I'm sad to be home.

For the first time in my life I will be living alone. R. is going to Alaska for the summer, most of my friends are going to be in New York (don't worry, I'll be visiting a lot) but I'm staying here in New Haven to work on my senior project and at the Walpole Library in Farmington, CT. I'm excited and very nervous. I felt grown-up buying groceries, not so grown-up when I accidentally answered the door in underwear (the maintenance men were very understanding).

R. took a million pictures in Paris, and I'm making funny faces in most but eventually I'll post them. I also have a variety of iphone pictures of art, food, and Versailles. I bought these repettos and got a little sunburned due to my lack of hat for most of the trip.

I will do a full round-up with restaurant, museum, and shopping recommendations. I also visited more bars than I ever have before (R's influence) so I'll include those too. But for right now I need to clean, organize and try and keep myself awake until a respectable hour so that I'm not horribly jetlagged. A bientot!