One fine morning in Paris, I decided to wear the prettiest dress that resided in my suitcase. This dress seemed to match the dreamy state of mind that one has, when in Paris. This dress also seemed to compliment and stand out fantastically from my surroundings, whether it was the colourful carousel, the dull Eiffel Tower, the greens in the park or the blue skies. Everything just fit in, somehow.
It started with the Dubai trip. Dubai and shopping have always gone hand in hand for me, and there were 3-4 trips to the mall on a weekly basis. And I was there for 4 weeks! But every single time, I had to tell myself to take it easy because Dubai was just my first destination and I had to not empty my bank account shopping there as I had some lovely European cities to waste that in. So on one particular trip, we were at Forever 21 and it was during their massive sale. So I had willed myself to only pick up sale pieces and nothing more. On my way to the dressing rooms, I met this dress. It was on a mannequin and it just blew me away. I've never loved pink and always been a purple kind of girl, but the style and the silhouette is something that I loved. It also reminded me of a fancier and much prettier version of a dress I had back home (top left of the blog). And it came with a nice big price tag as well. Still, I wanted to try it, because who wouldn't?
Long story short, I did get it, even though it was way off my budget, and a little loose at a few places (but a tailor can always fix that). It was a complete compulsive buy and I kept telling myself I bought this for the wedding in Spain, but of course, I already knew I wanted to wear this in Paris and get a cute picture next to the Eiffel Tower, which of course I managed to eventually. So that morning, I came across two different couples who were clicking some sort of couples/engagement photoshoot, as well as the bridal couple who were also getting their pictures clicked around the area, and then, there was me, posing with my pretty dress billowing around me in the small gusts of wind. Couldn't have been a better day for my lovely cliched Paris shoot!
Ombre maxi dress: Forever 21 | Wallet sling: Aldo accessories | Earrings: Fab Alley | Watch: Aries Gold Watches | Bracelet: Silvette
Images: Melanie Rueda