I’ve finally (& I say this with a heavy heart) finished my Paris posts! As sad as it is to say “see you soon” to Paris, we’ve moved on to new exciting places. However, before I say my final farewells, I actually bought the key pieces in this outfit from Paris, so it lives on! You might’ve already realised what I meant when I said ‘key’ pieces, most obviously the blouse & the jacket. The jeans are lovely, but they are merely cast into the background in the game of “what do you look at first?”. The two pieces are from a brand called & Other Stories, which is a store you won’t find in Australia! *and que the violins*. Surprisingly I didn’t love any clothing in their New York store, but along came Paris and I was in the change room with 8 items! I was in love, and when I say “ in love”, I’m not being dramatic, I really mean that I had a deep love for these pants. They were a deep purple, velvet (are you loving them already?) and they had a thick belt the same texture and colour of the pants. I think you may know how this story ends… they didn’t have my size. In fact that was the only pair, I’m pretty sure, that was left in the world. On the bright side, not getting them saved me $100, so I’m turning it into a positive situation.
I only ended up buying this pink jacket and the top you see me wearing in the photos. I would’ve bought more but my purse said no, plus I’m on struggle street already trying to close my suitcase. The jacket is so amazing I honestly just saw it and said “I wanna be in you”, a tad creepy but those buttons are to die for! They also come with matching pink pants, but I already have an identical pair, so I thought I should just keep the silky pink pants tally to one for now. As for the top, I was deciding between getting the pink as a dress or top, but I opted for the blouse option because I know I’ll wear it more and I have more options to wear it with. The pair together has Gucci vibes written all over it, which is actually quite funny because we went to the Gucci store right before & other stories. We obviously couldn’t afford anything from Gucci, so this outfit is my second best option!
Photography by Laurence Nelmes