I'm not sure if it's just me, but around this time of year, I tend to go shopping with a ,"let's find something suitable for holiday parties" mindset. (That being said; yes, I have broken out the Mariah Carey and Michael Buble Christmas jams and I'm not ashamed). Moreover, it's not that I have many holiday parties lined up, but Christmas in Paris with my sister and mom definitely calls for some swanky attire. The other day, I was strolling in town and just about died when I came across a Ba&Sh boutique. I've always looked at their swoon-worthy selection on ASOS, but didn't think I would ever find an actual store. In my pursuit to not buy everything in sight, I found this super light and versatile forest green dress. It has a simplistic facade, but it's the subtle pleating that I really like. The second I tried this dress on, I couldn't help but think about how much I loved it! That's what I'd call love at first sight. Against the cobble stone streets of Rennes, this dress makes me feel even just a little bit more French.
My second love next to this dress is vacation! I'm currently on La Toussaint, which is an almost two week break across France from mid-October to early November. We started out the break with a school trip to the Loire Valley that was focused around chateaus. We studied a few of them very closely in class, and it was just crazy to actually see them in person with some knowledge under our belts too. I have tons of pictures to post, so a photo diary and recap of that will be coming next. On Saturday, I am going back to Saint Briac sur mer with my host mom, and then I will probably just be hanging out with friends and hopefully seeing Gone Girl (!!) at the end of break. My goal is also to recreate some Starbucks drinks because the void is real and the coffee shots here are overwhelming. I hope all of you are having a wonderful October! Have a wonderful vacation to all of my French readers! xo
And special thanks to my gal pal Heather for taking these wonderful pictures and for being my photo buddy!
Wearing:// Dress: Ba&Sh (Ba&Sh Anzy dress), Shoes: Chanel (Dr. Martens Flora Chelsea Boots), Bag: Chanel (Tory Burch Marion CrossBody)