Pink Dress and a Navy Bow

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What I’m Wearing:

Dress: J.Crew / Hat: Tuckernuck / Clutch: Kate Spade, old / Heels: Cole Haan
Earrings: The Pearl Monkey, c/o / Ring: Kate Spade, old

This might be my favorite outfit I’ve ever worn. Ever. I will definitely be bringing this packable hat with me to Europe in early August (don’t judge me – I have to protect my porcelain skin!).

Speaking of which, I am getting really stinking excited for my trip! I haven’t been to Europe in quite some time and this will be my first time going as an “adult” (quotations necessary, let’s be real), paying my own way. The last time I was in Paris, I was eighteen (right after my high school graduation), and the last time I was in London, I was only twelve years old.

Needless to say, this trip will likely be quite different from those two. I’ll be traveling with one of my dearest girl friends from Austin… lord only knows what kinds of havoc the two of us will wreak together abroad.

Cue Dr. Evil laugh.

I will be staying near St. James’s Park and Buckingham Palace in London and my hotel in Paris abuts the Tuileries, only a few short blocks from the Louvre. It’s a very quick trip: I will only be spending 4 1/2 days in each city (and taking the Chunnel in between the two). I can’t believe that the trip is less than a month away! I am way too excited – I have friends in London whom I absolutely cannot wait to see and, let’s be real, Paris is always a good idea.

Have you spent much time in London or Paris? Do you have any recommendations for restaurants or funtivities in either city? If so, please let me know in the comments below!