Les Colonnes

Le Chateau sweater (similar)
American Vintage skirt
Le Chateau boots (c/o)
Chanel handbag
Celine sunglasses

What a difference a few weeks can make. We arrived in Paris on an unseasonably sunny day, but the blue skies, it turned out, were just a tease – we woke up the next morning to opaque clouds, which brought with them several days in a row of very heavy rain. It was not the start to our travels that I had envisioned, because, to be totally honest, in my imagination, it’s always sunny. But we were so excited to be back that, although it was far from fun, the rain almost wasn’t a bother, though we did have to get a bit creative when it came to capturing my outfits. Luckily, Paris is a city full of beautiful columns that are perfect for hiding under to escape the rain; these particular columns belong to the Eglise de la Madeleine, a totally non-traditional Catholic church modelled after a well-preserved Roman temple in southern city of Nimes. The sun did eventually come out again, of course, and we were able to spend some lovely days exploring without having to look out from under our umbrellas – as I write this, we are much closer to the equator in Athens, so we’ve been basking in beautiful, sunny weather, but I hopeful that when we get back, spring will be in the air in Paris, too.

C’est incroyable combien les choses peuvent changer pendant quelques petites semaines. Nous sommes arrivés à Paris un jour ensoleillé, mais il ciel bleu s’est avéré provisoire – nous nous sommes réveillés le lendemain sous un ciel gris et, par la suite c’était l’arrivée de la pluie. Ce n’est pas sous la pluie que j’avais envisagée de commencer mon séjour parisien car, à vraie dire, dans mon esprit, il fait toujours soleil. Et cependant, tellement nous étions heureux d’être de retour à Paris que la pluie ne nous a pas trop embêté, bien qu’il ait fallu que nous soyons un peu créateurs en faisant nos shootings. La chance qu’à Paris, nous avons le choix parmi plusieurs lieux avec des belles colonnes ou nous sommes abrité de la pluie ; les colonnes sur ces photos se trouvent à l’église de la Madeleine, qui a été conçue dans le style de la maison carrée à Nîmes. Quelques jours plus tard, le soleil est revenue à Paris, et nous avons donc pu faire nos explorations – et nous shootings ! – sans parapluies. Et je vous écris maintenant d’Athènes, où nous avons vu presque que du soleil et des beaux ciels bleus, chose qui me donne un peu d’espoir que le printemps arrivera bientôt pour de vrai à Paris, aussi.

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  1. I follow a few Parisian bloggers and from what I can gather the weather is lovely in Paris at the moment and the blossoms are out. But in the meantime, the weather in Athens sounds amazing and I’m feeling a little jealous because Vancouver is as grey / dismal as ever!! Also your outfit and that location are just so darn dreamy!! xo


  2. I can imagine Pairs is just as beautiful, and somehow even more romantic in the rain. Of course not always ideal for outfit photos, but you look fabulous, and not at all like someone who was dodging the rain (or at least if it were me, my hair would be all frizzed out and somehow mud would have gotten splashed on me).

    I can’t wait to see your photos and outfits from Greece! I’m really dreaming a warm escape right now.

  3. Love that outfit! I’ve only spent time in Paris once, and it’s been several years, but it was this exact time of year and it rained everyday – and I didn’t even care because it was so beautiful. Sounds like you feel the same! I hope Athens was incredible. xo

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