Wednesday, 25 July 2012

À bout de souffle

I never know what to wear to work when it's warm outside. I always wear black tights and something to cover my arms but sometimes it's just too warm. I picked up this dress in Peacocks a few months ago and this is the first time I've worn it. It's long enough to wear without tights but I feel a little on show on my top half.I added the belt which I picked up in a pack of three from Primark and my favourite shoes from Tuk. Not entirely sure that it is work appropriate or totally flattering yet.

I'm rather excited because I booked a trip to Paris in September! I have only booked the Eurostar so far and wanted some of your advice on where to stay. Have you ever stayed at a budget hotel or hostel in Paris? I would love to hear some of your recommendations.


I picked up these guides on sale in WH Smith and worked myself up into a frenzy about where to go and what to see. I'm going for three days so I can fit quite a lot in. I'm planning on eating lots of lovely macarons, visiting the Louvre(free for people under 26 on Friday nights) and hanging around in Shakespeare and Company. I'm going to frolic around like I'm in À bout de souffle, I can't wait!


Are you enjoying the sun or planning a summer getaway?

p.s. there is a giveaway running on Where Are My Knees and I'm selling clothes size 16-22 on eBay for Paris funds.

Gemma
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38 comments:

  1. that dress is gorgeous. it looks really lovely on you! unfortunately i have no tips for paris but i am disgustingly jealous xox

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  2. I think this dress looks lovely on you :)

    Can't beat a Fab on a hot day either xx

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  3. Gorgeous dress and very flattering! I havethe same problem, tights are my comfort blanket but it's just too warm! xxx

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    1. I have black tights on again today, feel bare without them!

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  4. I think this looks lovely on you! I end up wearing something similar when it's warm or I wear maxi skirts and a nice blouse...

    Maria xxx

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  5. Gem's looking hottt. And I mean attractive, not sticky and horrible like I do right about now ;) HAVE FUN IN PARIS. So, so jealous. I can't really recommend anywhere, but I hope you have the best time ever (: xx

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    1. Thanks ;) PARIS, so excited I've been trying to speak French all week. The only words I know are useless like scooter but I know what youth hostel is so there's hope for me x

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  6. Wow! That dress looks stunning on you! I stayed at the Hotel College de France in the Latin Quarter last year. The rooms are pretty good at E110 per night, it was nice and quiet but close enough to shops and restaurants and the metro! Would definitely recommend it! The website is here

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    1. oooh lovely, thanks for the tip!

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  7. So long since I've had a fab ice cream! I've never been to Paris so I'm afraid I can't suggest anything but it's somewhere where I've always longed to visit!

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  8. Mmmm I LOVE Fab lollies!! Paris is lovely - my friend found a good hotel in Mont Matre (sp?) and it wasn't far from the metro! x

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  9. wow paris. nice. i went last may. was gorgeous. i went on last minute for cheap hotels and found one out in montparnasse (outer skirts but on the metro line). anywhere will be lovely. xxxxx

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    1. yeah I think so, will book something and hope for the best x

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  10. Lovely dress! Peacocks have some great things but I always forget about it! Have fun in Paris lady! x

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  11. I love this! And deffs think it's work/weather appropriate. Gah you've made me want to get fabs.

    xx

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  12. Lovely dress :)
    Quite jealous of Paris! x

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  13. The dress looks lovely! I agree about finding something work suitable to wear in this weather though...nightmare! So excited for your Paris trip, take lots of photos!
    x

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  14. Your dress is lovely. I love fab lollies but I dont know how you could bite the corner off, my teeth always get way to cold. I hope you have a lovely time in Paris too xx

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    1. Thanks!
      looking forward to going home so I can have another fab lolly :) totally addicted.

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  15. I've been reading your blog for ages- love it- but have never commented before! Anyway, I've been to Paris 4 times and stayed in the Hotel Perfect twice. http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Hotel_Review-g187147-d283128-Reviews-Hotel_Perfect-Paris_Ile_de_France.html
    It's super cheap and pretty basic, but the staff are lovely, you get a decent breakfast included, and it's in a great location in the 9th arrondissment, really near to the Sacre Coeur :)
    Have a lovely time!

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  16. The dress is really pretty and totally flattering!! You look really gorgeous!

    XX

    http://miramodernonosoybethditto.blogspot.com.es

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  18. you look so pretty, that colour is great on you! i want a fab now! hope you have a lovely time in paris (whoops i was signed into another account i'm doing a blog design for!) xx

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    1. haha I have four twitter accounts for diff blogs work etc, gets confusing! xx

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  19. Hi there!

    I've been reading your blog for a while now and am commenting for the first time to say that I LOVE this dress on you! It's super tasteful and cute while not being frumpy at all. As much as I love the tights and a sweater look, it can be very dowdy in the warmer months and I'm so pleased that you're feeling confident enough to go without them.

    Keep up the good looks!

    - Christine

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    1. Hi Christine! Thank you for the lovely comment :) Got some nude tights on today so I don't feel too bare x

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  20. I have the same work wear nightmare. I always wear black tights to work, I am so stuck in the sunshine! Love this dress, I definitely think it is flattering. Gorgeous colours.
    Paris - how exciting!!
    xx

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  21. It is really flattering :] You look stunning beauty xx

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  22. That dress looks lovely! I'm never good at dressing for work when its hot, I don't like going without tights and hate having my arms on show! Ooh Paris, how exciting! I'd love to visit one day!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  23. What a pretty dress :)

    Lucky you off to Paris :) Look on booking.com I stayed in a the Best Western Etoile Saint Honore and for the two of us it was €240 for 2 nights and you get free breakfast, and supper (Ham,cheese,salami, cold pasta etc)from 5-8 and it's only a 3 minute walk from the Champs Elysees. I've also stay near Bastille(still pretty central)in the Campinile and it was only €70 a night, which in Paris is great. If you need anymore questions, I'd be happy to help!

    http://foreverfabulousinbows.blogspot.ie/

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  24. You are getting so teeny tiny miss! That dress is gorgeeeouuus.

    Paris is amazing, make sure you visit the French Quarter ( Sacre Couer) and the catacombs are a nice alternative day trip too! The river boats are also a super good way of getting about as most of the big attractions are within minutes of the river :)
    xoxox

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  25. yay for gay paris! i wnt about 8 years ago so cant remember where i stayed, but it was the most romantic beautiful city... the latin quarter is so beautiful and used to be cheap to eat out there and really full of life.
    On to the dress, what a beauty! and it looks like it was made for you! perfection right there!xx

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  26. Sounds like you had such an amazing time! I would have loved to of run around spreading glitter with you :)!!!

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