An Ode to Paris

La Superbe Sweatshirt

So far, the best five months of my life have been the ones I spent living and studying in Paris. I was fortunate enough to be able to study dance at Le Centre de Danse de Paris Goubé and film at La Sorbonne Nouvelle (when the students weren’t on strike). Since the Métro workers were on strike for a lot of the time I was there, too, I spent most of my time walking. I now know Paris better than any other city I’ve been to, even my native Boston.

Learning how to get absolutely everywhere by foot and having lots of canceled classes and thus time to go to museums and historical landmarks by myself, gave me an appreciation for this perfect city that I never even expected to gain. Paris always seemed like a fantasy, some romanticized old Hollywood movie version of a place, and I always thought the reality could never live up to this dream. It absolutely exceeded it. I was lucky. I lived with an excellent host family, a retired actress and a retired chef… jackpot! I had a gorgeous room with my own balcony of fresh flowers. Did I mention my balcony looked directly out on to the Eiffel Tower?

Yes, I got homesick at times, but it was the only time I felt like I was really on my own without my family or Josh to rely on to get me out of any situations I may get myself into. I felt proud of myself the entire time I was there. Paris, tu me manques. Anyway, today was the launch of Madewell’s collaboration with Parisian designer, Morgane Sézalory of Sezane. They’ve flawlessly blended New York cool with Parisian tomboy elegance, and I need all of it. This ode to Paris is pretty great, too.

Thelma Shift Dress

Bow Print Silk Tee

Haspen Sweater

Tweed Coat

The Video

Although it’s a little cheesy (that’s what weddings are for, right?) I think our wedding video is also very sweet. Thank you to Steve of George Street Photo & Video for giving us the opportunity to relive a day spent with almost every single important person in our lives. Words cannot express what that means. Josh and I are so grateful.

Click here to see photos from our wedding day.

Wearing at the Farmers Market

Ann Arbor Farmers Market

As an Ann Arbor-dwelling Michigander for a little over three years now, I am a loyal and frequent visitor to the Ann Arbor Farmers Market.  It’s one of the best ones I’ve ever been to, not to mention it’s right outside of my second home, V2V.  This market has it all: a variety of herbs and plants, food carts, and plenty of produce.  It’s an easy one stop shopping experience on anyWednesday or Saturday, and there are usually great musicians playing, as well.  I highly recommend stopping by if you haven’t yet!

What I’m Wearing: Dress – Free People, Knit Denim Jacket – Free People, Tote – Joy Susan from V2V, Wrap Bracelet – Fashion Bella from V2V, Boots – Frye

Leather Tote

Farmers Market Living

Fall Farmers Market

All Photos by Kimberly Medrano