Outfit: when in Paris (part 2)

The last of my photos from my Paris trip in May and this time I’m posing near another tourist hotspot,  the very pretty Place des Vosges. Essentially this is a park, with many water fountains, lots of lovely trees, a statue and gorgeous tall iron railings all the way round. I remembered this park as being fairly quiet, but it’s definitely not on a Saturday when the sun’s out!
Continuing the theme from part 1 of these posts, this is another example of staying comfortable while doing lots of walking around and generally being a tourist. Here I owe my thanks to a stretchy tube skirt, a pretty but again stretchy cotton cardigan and the comfy leather flats that saw me through the whole holiday. Clarks are a good idea if you want cushioned flat shoes that are going to let your feet breathe. Go for leather styles and whatever you do, make sure you break them in pre-holiday (carry blister plasters on all city breaks just in case)!
Denim jacket, leopard print skirt


Clarks Alicia Ava in black snake


Elasticated bow waist belt



Denim jacket: New Look
Cardigan: Oasis (old)
Belt: New Look (old)
Skirt: Warehouse (old)
Shoes: Clarks

A denim jacket helped to keep this outfit casual while adding an extra layer of warmth and wasn’t a problem to fit into my suitcase as a second coat option… And I couldn’t resist adding a belt to help cinch in a waist that wasn’t particularly well defined, encased in all that stretchy material!


  1. June 10, 2014 / 8:35 pm

    Super little outfit, and sound advice on the footwear and comfort!! It is hard to find comfy and chic shoes for stomping around in, but worth the hunt. P x

    • June 11, 2014 / 12:23 pm

      Clarks are definitely my go-to for comfort and style at the moment – they've got such nice styles! x

  2. June 11, 2014 / 6:14 pm

    That cardigan is freaking adorable, and I love it with the little leopard print skirt. That's a really cute, easy outfit for strolling around. I hate looking like a tourist, even when I am one, and I think you've done a great job avoiding that.

    • June 12, 2014 / 3:33 pm

      Thanks, that's what I was hoping 🙂 if you look like a tourist in Paris, expect to be approached by every single person selling nasty Eiffel Tower replicas every single place you go… and there's lots of them!

    • June 17, 2014 / 7:18 pm

      Thanks! I think having sunshine and no rain to create a frizz-ball while out and about seriously helped…

  3. August 20, 2014 / 12:48 pm

    Ha we are twinsies in that first photo! Wearing the jean jacket paired with the leopard skirt : )

    Really great look. All va va voom Marilyn.


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