Parisian Dreaming

I’ve had a secret for the past month and it’s been KILLING me not to say anything.

My daughter and I are going to PARIS next month!

The stars aligned for this trip big time – I had some frequent flyer points about to expire and a sweet girl turning 16 who’s dream is to go to Paris (and not to drive or have a car!).  What better reason to plan a spring break trip to the City of Lights?  It is a life-long dream come true for me too.

So, back to the part about it being a secret.  Well, I booked the trip at the beginning of January but had to keep it a secret from Aubrey (the birthday girl) until this past weekend when we celebrated her sixteenth birthday.  My husband and I almost slipped and said something SO many times!

Aubrey and I have had many talks in the past, daydreaming about Paris and what it would be like.  Last week, she was working on a school project where she had to make a timeline of her life for the next 10 years.  One thing on that timeline was “take my mom to Paris after I get my first job”.  I had to fight back the tears when I read it.

We were both crying though when she opened her gift – this box shaped like a suitcase that held her itinerary and a bright pink journal that says “Paris is Always a Good Idea” (Bonus:  Aubrey is also an Audrey Hepburn lover).

You’d better believe I’m already working on my packing list.  We have just over a month before the trip!   You can also bet your bippy that I’ll be trend-spotting in one of the most fashionable places in the world for the upcoming GYPO Spring Style Challenge.

In the meantime, here are some perfectly Parisian inspired wardrobe essentials that will definitely be in my suitcase.

[Striped Top/Straight Jeans/Gold Hoops/Trench Coat/White Blouse/Black Skinny Jeans/Gray Sweater/Blush Ballet Flats/Black Heeled Boots/Gray Travel Tote]

It’s Your Turn:  Have you been to Paris?  Do you have any travel or packing tips?  If so, please share them with me in the comments!


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