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Paris is always a good idea

2/14/2014

Gap, floral bomber, haute child in the city, Corilynn, madewell, Charlotte, blogger, fashion, lifestyle
 [coat: gap // sweatshirt: madewell // top: jcrew (near identical) // skirt: corilynn // baubles: michael kors, kate spade, jcrew // kicks: valentino // sunnies: prada]

Gap, floral bomber, haute child in the city, Corilynn, madewell, Charlotte, blogger, fashion, lifestyle

Did you know that the Eiffel Tower is actually 6 inches shorter in the Winter than it is the rest of the year? I can tell you from anecdotal experience that those 6 inches don't make a difference in Paris in the Winter. And that's where I found myself, 10 years ago, with my then-boyfriend shivering our way up the Eiffel Tower on Valentines Day at night with all of the other tourists because the French hate the Eiffel Tower.  It's worth mentioning here that I was in college, we hadn't been dating but a few months when we took this trip, and though I was wearing a long wool coat, under it, I had thought it was a brilliant idea to wear a cute LBD.

Gap, floral bomber, haute child in the city, Corilynn, madewell, Charlotte, blogger, fashion, lifestyle

That was 10 years ago, now said-then boyfriend is my now husband and I'd like to say that I've gotten a little wiser in relation to dressing for the weather, but I can't exactly say that (as noted by the Valentinos in the snow), and we have an almost-two-year-old.  It's crazy how time flies and how much though things have changed, a lot of it remains the same.  Tonight, I'm not quite sure what we'll be doing as, well there is like a foot of snow on the ground which is crippling to the state of North Carolina.  But whatever we do, we'll be celebrating 10 valentine's days together.  One that started on the tippy top of the Eiffel Tower, one very cold night in Paris.

Happy Valentine's Day, y'all! I hope it's filled with love!

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