I’m leaving Paris today, which means I’m going to cry at some point. I always cry when I leave Paris!
One of the highlights of the trip was getting together with gorgeous blogger Susu of Susu Paris Chic. We met on a busy street corner near City Hall and I was worried that I would miss her in the crowd. MrB was with me and I told him to look for a stylish blonde. He kept pointing to different women and I kept saying, “Not blonde enough! Not stylish enough!” Once we found her, we strolled to a cafe where we discussed international relations, ballet and why we wouldn’t want to be celebrities.
I love Susu’s outfit. This is what I wish I would wear during the day instead of my uniform of a black t-shirt and jeans. Of course, I’m not wearing that combo — for a change! — in this photo. I made an effort for Susu. I got this dress recently at Versace. I walked by the 5th Avenue store in New York earlier this month and, with Versace on my mind thanks to my recently worn 2002/2003 dress, I popped in. A major sale was on; if not, I would never have tried on this cute lavender and black dress. I bought it to wear on a hot day instead of a black t-shirt and jeans. Mission accomplished.
What Wendy Wore to Match the Flowers
Dress: Versace (2011)
Shoes: Prada (2011)
Bag: Sonia Rykiel (purchased in Paris, 2009)
Watch: Hermes (I’m guessing 2000)
In hand: Prada sunglasses (2011)
Lip color: Girl About Town by MAC
Last summer, when we were in Paris, I brought along the Hermès watch that MrB gave me for our first anniversary in order to have its battery replaced at the mothership store. But I forgot to bring the Hermès watch I’m wearing in the photo above. It also needed a new battery. I proceeded to carry this watch around New York for a good part of the year, walking by the Hermès store on 5th Avenue at least once a week and, each time, forgetting to go in and get the battery changed. When we were packing to come back to Paris, I grabbed the watch and finally got the battery changed at the same store I went to last summer. Another mission accomplished! MrB and I have been trying to figure out when I got this watch. I initially thought it was on our honeymoon, but upon reflection, I believe it was earlier — possibly 2000. I’m going to have to search for photographic evidence. In the meantime, here’s a closeup.
The wedges I’m wearing in these photos are the ones I picked out in a matter of minutes last month because of a style crisis. That turned out to be a lucky purchase because I walked around the city in them all day in total comfort. Not a blister to be seen.
Smart dress. Love the little details. I have to confess I don’t wear watches anymore though I love them. With clocks on my computer, mobile, car etc. I find I don’t need one anymore.
I relied on my phone for several years but when I started wearing watches again, I realized it was much more convenient to not be groping through my purse to find out what time it is when I’m on the go!
The Styley says
I totally relate to wanting to cry when you leave Paris. I used to feel that way even when I lived there and knew I was going back.
That red lipstick is wonderful, by the way. So French chic, especially with your hair.
You’re practically dripping in designer labels! And beautifully, if I do say so myself.
Love Susu’s style, effortlessly stylish (I know that gets to you :D). Cute name too, it means ‘milk’ in Malay.
Looking forward to seeing you in color more!
I know! I am embarrassed to be so label-y! I only ever go into a few boutiques I guess!
Susu Paris Chic says
Milk… kind of like my skin color. So happy to know that lil’ piece of info!
That Versace dress is a stunner and I love your sideswept hair a lot. I’ve never worn a watch but I love the wrist strap on yours. x
Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl says
Lavender looks great on you! Seriously cute dress!
Gorgeous dress, and the lipstick is lovely too. But don’t cry WendyB! x
I love the details on your dress and since I am a hydrangea freak I love that photo
super great watcha and high wedges that are comfy!
Pam @over50feeling40 says
The fit of this dress is incredible…you could be the star of my post on fit today!! It looks amazing and I like her outfit so much…great casual look.
I get nearly everything altered — besides my black t-shirts — but this dress was a perfect fit right in the store!
Miss Peelpants says
You look fantastic, great dress and hair styling…
I’m useless with watches. I have two amazing vintage ones I really ought to get fixed so that I can actually tell the time without my mobile phone, but I seem to have a mental block on getting them done. Safe to say, they ain’t Hermes 😉 x
Patti @ NotDeadYet Style says
The Versace dress could have said “Wendy” on it – you look beautiful. Great lips too.
I cry ’cause I’ve never been to Paris!
Start planning a trip for next July and maybe I’ll see ya there!
Audrey Allure says
I adore Susu’s blog – so nice that you both got to meet! You both look so stylish. Loving your dress.
Lavender is a great color on you!
Susu’s outfit is wonderful and you could easily do that instead of black tees and jeans!
It seems like such hard work to me — matching two colors! And then you have to come up with shoes and a bag to go with. Right now, with how plain my outfits usually are, I can put on any pair of shoes and they match!
GRIT & GLAMOUR says
Fab dress, Wendy, really, I adore all of it! The watch, the wedges, the studded bag, and your ladylike red nails.
I’d cry if I had to leave a fab vacay too. One day, Paris, here I come!
Michelle of Chellbellz says
Wendy you look amazing girl! I love the dress! Don\’t be ashamed on dripping in those labels! There is nothing wrong with that!!! You look Amazing, glad you had fun. We are hoping that we can plan a family trip to France next year! I\’m learning the language on my Rosetta Stone!!
Good for you, I’m impressed that you’re studying — I’m hopeless with languages! I can learn to read them but not speak them. I can’t imitate an accent to save my life.
Wendy – Love the little piping detailing on your dress. It takes the simple frock and turns into something just a little edgy and totally fun. Great look, as usual! – Katy
The Style Crone says
You and Susu are both stunning in this photo. How fun to meet up with another talented blogger!
that dress looks great on you! of course i love your bag…because i’m obsessed with anything studded…
What an adorable dress! I love dresses that have interesting detail such as yours.
I almost can’t believe you didn’t get any blisters! I went to Paris for the very first time last September and my poor feet were COVERED in blisters. It was such a painful/beautiful experience. We walked everywhere and we wanted to see everything. So I wore flats almost the entire time thinking that would be best but on the last day I got dressed up in 4 inch heels to say “Au Revoir” to the Eiffel Tower and surprisingly that was when my feet felt the most relief! Who would have thought!
Worst blister I ever got was from a pair of Chuck Taylors, believe it or not. I swear there was more blister than foot.
i love your dress. you might be “dripping in designer labels” but it doesn’t show as the dress doesn’t scream Versace,it’s much more subtle
Great shot of you and Susu, Wendy!
Both you ladies look absolutely smashing!
And I’m LOVIN’ that Hermes watch – VERY cool!
One of these days, I’ll get myself to Paris. Until then, I live vicariously through Susu!
For Those About To Shop says
That dress looks fantastic on you. Versace! Amazing.
FASHION TALES says
Paris, I always have a beautiful time there. I love that watch & gorgeous Sonia Rykiel bag. So nice that you were able to hang out with Susu! 🙂
Finally de-lurking to see how cute you (two)look in my favourite city. I have a v. similar watch, my self-chosen Christmas gift from my husband last year. I wear it as a sort of talisman to remind me how much better it is to save for special items rather than go for the cheap thrill (altho’ cheap thrills have something to recommend them occasionally as well).
Anyway, ’bout time I de-lurked to say I enjoy your blog v. much.
I’m a great believer in self-chosen gifts!
That's Not My Age says
You both look gorgeous and summery. I’m going to start wearing a watch again – I’m sick of the handbag rummage.
Jo - Lost in the Haze says
I love the dress! <3 It is such a beautiful colour, and the detailing is oh-so divine!
I miss Paris! Thank you for taking me along with you, in a virtual way…
Love the whole look. It’s summery and easy. I’m all about dresses in this hot weather.
That dress is so sharp… of course it’s Versace (and therefore out of my pocketbook’s indulgence) *sigh*
There’s an H&M collection coming! And back in the day, I had good luck with Versace on eBay. Moschino too!
This might be one of my favorite outfits. I was crazy about Versace’s collection for Sp. 2011. Looks great on you. The shoes work perfectly. So glad you packed them. And the watch… couldn’t find a better accessory to compliment this outfit.
I love MrB’s detective work. Not blonde enough!
And don’t cry cherie.
You look gorgeous! And I’m crying just thinking about going to Paris, much less leaving it!
audrey marie says
i would cry leaving paris as well! you look incredibly chic – love the dress.
Susu Paris Chic says
Wow wow Wendy!
It was so sweet meeting you. Really. That lavender dress was the perfect choice. And the sunnies… wo-man! You rock. Diamonds, pearls, silver and gold. One shiny lady.
You stunner, the Versace dress looks absolutely gorgeous on you, lavender is definitely your colour xx
Susan Tiner says
But Wendy, you ARE a celebrity! That’s an awfully cute dress, cute enough to cry in. I’d be crying too.
Mish Dish says
I am SO jealous you met up with Susa. I love her!!! Sounds like you have a fabulous trip. Who ever wants to leave Paris? xo Mish
savvy gal says
I saw your pic on Susu’s post today. Both of you look fabulous.
Susu should surrender those shoes STAT.
And I love alliteration.
you’re both looking so gorgeous!