Fashion Friday: Christmas in Paris

I love being with family at the holidays, but Andrew and I have always said that at some point in our lives we’d love to spend Christmas in Paris, our favorite city in the world.  Having been to Paris both during warm, perfect weather and last January in the freezing cold I know it is magical at any temperature.  And all lit up for Christmas?? I can’t even imagine….. but let’s try….

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A little sparkle is needed during the holidays, and in Paris that goes double.  But being Paris (not Vegas) it’s gotta be subtle and ladylike. :)  This adorable jacket has a hint of sequins along the trim and I love it paired with Parisian stripes and a hint of leopard for daytime in the city of lights!

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Now if money were no object for a nighttime look I might just pick this Roland Mouret dress because it looks SO amazing on the body and I love the unique cut. However, its not. So a slightly more realistic look pairs a fun sequin dress with a sexy tuxedo jacket.

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30 comments

  1. (Hi! I have loved your blog for a while now but, for shame, am only just commenting now! Congratulations on your new home.)

    I live in Paris but have yet to celebrate the holiday here (between French and American families, Noël always includes traveling!). But when you come, be sure to put the window dressings of the big department stores on your list of this to see: you’ll love them! I posted a lot of pictures from them last year on my previous site (see them here: http://gloamingdesigns.typepad.com/gloaming_designs/2011/12/20-days-until-no%C3%ABl.html . They are always stunning!

  2. Love it. I’m off to Paris next Friday for a quick girl’s weekend (thank goodness for the Eurostar) and I can hardly wait. That city is SO gorgeous all lit up for the holidays, not to mention the shopping… ;)

  3. A girl can dream! What gorgeous images! I love the comparison between a Vegas outfit and an appropriate Parisian chic outfit! My husband and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary in February and I would love nothing more that to spend it together in Paris.(he’s never been, can you believe?) Thanks for the stylish inspiration! Great images. Bon weekend! Beth

  4. Erin, I AM GOING for Christmas this year! We leave Dec. 21 and stay through new year’s day. Absolutely ecstatic, and this post is definitely amping me up even more. I have been mentally packing for about a month, and it’s about to get real. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  5. We went for Christmas a few years ago. We stayed 10 days in the same hotel on the Left Bank and just kind of pretended that we lived there. It was pure magic and we talk about returning all the time, but your inspiring post may just send us back there sooner than later!

  6. I spent December 26th-New Year’s in Paris last year and it was absolutely magical – all of the holiday decor and markets are still up and running that week and the light displays alone are swoonworthy. There’s such a holiday cheer present at that time of year – I don’t know if I’ll ever feel it as strongly at home as I did in Paris (tragedy).

  7. I’m sold. I would LOVE to go to Paris for Christmas. I’ve been to the city once – about six years ago in March – and can definitely attest to the fact that it is a completely magical place.

  8. Spent Christmas in Vienna and New Years in Florence, Italy a few years back. Europe does Christmas really well. Once the kitchen is done, you should start saving up!

  9. oh my gosh that sounds wonderful. i just spent two weeks in paris, and i couldn’t agree more about spending christmas (and frankly every day for the rest of my life) there. i will be in paris again the weekend before thanksgiving, and i’m crossing my fingers that the christmas market (and lights) on the champs elysees will be up!

  10. We were there last year with our kids and stayed in an amazing apartment on the Champs Elysees about 100 feet from the Arc de Triomphe. The marche on the Champs is amazing, the food and hot wine and hot apple cider. The Eiffel Tower is even more amazing and the city is literally radiant. Paris is un reve!!!! Hope you get there next year. xo

  11. This made me sad. After 30 years of trying I finally had my family on board for “a mountain Christmas”. We found an absolutely gorgeous house in Cashiers, NC and were already packing decorations. The owner failed to tell us that the house was on the market. It sold. We are homeless. tears………….

  12. Paris is such an amazing place, spending Christmas there would definitely make one awesome holiday. Love the pics of the city and the fashion pics too!

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