Monday, October 8, 2012

NOTRE DAME


Tank - Free People, Stripe Knit Dress - vintage, Jacket - True Religion, Boots - Belle by Sigerson Morrison, Hat - vintage 

Our second day in Paris was filled with more beautifully colored streets, good food and cappuccinos, chic people on bikes, and neck strain from looking up so much at all the beautiful architecture of the buildings that lit up ever corner. Natalie and I started our morning bright and early in Notre Dame. We walked around the shops, grabbed a panini and coffee, and stumbled upon a tiny bookshop filled with a jumble of novels from all over the world. I got lost in all the beautiful picture books of Paris and dreamed about what more I needed to see the next time I would come back, which I hope happens sooner than later. Before meeting up with our friend Oliver, we found our way to Jardin of Luxembourg and people watched on a bench. Just the act of walking down any Paris street is such a treat. It was such a luxury to be able to appreciate these little things. To stop for a little while longer than normal just because something is nice to look at, a stranger is lovely to talk to, a friend stops to show us a building to explain the history behind it, the food at the corner restaurant smells delicious and we want to find out what it is exactly even though we just ate a meal . . . these are things we take for granted a lot nowadays. With a 9-6 job, work outside of work, time spent with family and friends, trying to go to the gym on a regular basis, updating the blog, going grocery shopping, taking my bike to the shop, trying to choose a cute outfit work, working for that promotion or raise, juggling a million things at one time . . . so much of life is go, go, go. It was nice to take a few days to forget about the rush of other things that take so much more priority in our everyday lives. Things we rush to get done because we can scratch them off the list just for the sake of scratching it off a list. The things we rush to get through so we can rush and get through more. Tiring and easily stressing ourselves out over little things that really should not make us feel so worrisome and unhappy. I definitely learned to stop and smell the roses on this trip, and this idea still has not left me. And I don't think it ever will. Take Sunday for example, right here in Philly. It was a rainy day and the city was pretty much quiet all around. Our day started slow and late, and the rain made our plan to visit the pumpkin patch possible go down the drain. But rather than chucking the idea out the window, my friends and I sucked it up and went and acted like we were kids again. Just the tiniest act of buying candy corn and munching on it while taking pictures in front of the rows and rows of pumpkins was all it took to make our Sunday totally cheesy yet utterly fantastic. It didn't matter that it was cold and rainy and nearly felt like winter. I was with my friends, new and old, and it was great. That is all that mattered.

More Paris pictures and memories to come :) xo

38 comments:

Natali said...

Such a wonderful photos! Love your writing, it's great to read your stories.

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fran said...

I love your beautiful post baby
forever...fran

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irene wibowo said...

love those photos. :)Irene Wibowo

g.ta said...

oh love all the pics!! It's nice to travel!! =`)

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Liz Lauren said...

nothing is better than Paris! You look gorgeous!


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FashionFlirt said...

Just love all these photos! Enjoy your time in Paris, it's amazing! XX

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Jasmin

Z said...

I love Paris so much! So jealous of you, I was there recently and want to go back already

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Dila Yazid said...

More post of Paris please! I'll never get enough. :)

xoxo

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Fashiable said...

You make Paris so beautiful, great post!

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tonia fashion tour said...

amazing pictures!!!!

monkeyshines ♥ said...

fabulous photos!

Bises,
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Alexia Mickens said...

How amazing was Paris! I hope to go one day soon. Looks like you all had a great time.

xx, alexia > In The Meantime

Somebody said...

Amazing! Always love your atmospheric shots!

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le style child said...

your posts always leave me feeling refreshed and with the extreme urge to travel. beautiful as always. x

Chyrel Gomez said...

Thank you for the virtual tour of how Paris is. <3

Riëlle K. said...

Lovely pictures!
Amazing outfit!

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Rory said...

YOU LOOK ADORABLE, AS ALWAYSS!!! :) Love the pictures. You're an amazing photographer! <3
Rory
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Marie said...

Amazing post, amazing pics!
xx

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songbird said...

your blog is a treasure trove of such amazing photos!

Vasilieva said...

super cool shots

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The Fancy Teacup said...

Beautiful captures, Dylana. x

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Cathy Voyage said...

Very nice photos, make me want to go to Paris right now!

Seeking Style said...

I can't get enough of your Paris posts! Hope there are a couple more ;)

xo Jennifer

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Betsy said...

I am glad you were able to get away from the daily grind and spend time in such a beautiful place. Savor every moment!

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Steffys Pros and Cons said...

i love the vintage feel to all of these! and your hat!

Xo,
steffy
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Kathleen said...

Aw Dy you and Natalie's style always inspire <3. and so so jelly you were in the city of lights. love how you captured every moment! pumpkins and candy corn, ah i'm excited for November now ;).

hope you're having a lovely week girl!

xo,
Kathleen

Pili's style said...

love the pictures!
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canvasofculture said...

aw great shots! your travel photos are the best:)

Lizzie said...

That first photo of you is so great, as well as each and every one of these photos pretty lady! :)

Thanks for the reminder to live in the moment and enjoy life. I too often get caught up in the weekly work grind, running here and there...thus forgetting to stop and just be.

xo
Lizzie

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EV said...

Gorgeous<3 I love your photo diary~

xoxo
EV
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Jenny Ong said...

Amazing photos Dylana. Felt like I was right there with you. I so badly want to visit France just to "stop and smell the roses" haha.

Liliana Cardoso said...

Hi :)
Ohh you look lovely in these pictures, i really love your blog.

xxx
Lily
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The Blogture said...

your blog rulez!

xx,
NV

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Am2Pm Chic said...

Wonderful post, loving all the pictures.
xoxo
Christy

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Adele said...

AMAZINGGGGG SHOTS!! <3


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Sophie said...

The photography that you've shown in this post is so well shot. You've really captured Paris' beauty. I can't get over how pretty they are! Also, I love reading the stories from your travels. I really hope to do that some day.

You have such an amazing blog.

Sophie
xxx

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Ariane August said...

Love this post. Love the sheer beauty that you have shared.

I currently reside in Philly, as well... and understand, whole-heartedly, the wonder that is escaping the hustle & bustle. Happy to see & hear how much you enjoyed the time away. Decompression.

I've been following your blog for ages now... I just broke my comment cherry :) Cheers to you, Philly & its wonderful chaos....

Michelle said...

Your photos are lovely! They make me want to go to Paris so very much!

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