When In Paris… Visit Montmartre In A Boho Maxi Dress

A-13Over one year ago, I worked near the Sydney Opera House. One of my female friends who occasionally dropped by to say hi, as it’s a tourist packed area, whenever she came for my lunch break visit and who saw the typical tourist’s ‘backpack ensemble’, she would comment:
“I don’t understand, why do people feel the need to dress like a tourist while on vacation?” “The cap; the T-shirt; the baggy shorts; the runners and the backpack…” She just couldn’t stand that ‘I-am-a-traveller’ look at all!

Few months ago, another female friend of mine was planing a trip to the “romantic Eastern Europe” – as she called it. “There must be something else to wear (on holiday) besides the T-shirt and jeans!” “What happened to being feminine?” She said.

Yes, that’s right! What has happened to being feminine while on vacation?
The thoughts led me to start this series of five posts, which I’d like to dedicate to feminine travel wear. So, here I’ve selected some images from my previous trips to Paris as examples. On top of that, the Bastille Day is coming soon and I think the timing of this Paris theme is perfect for the celebration in my own way!

Here’s the Boho maxi dress…
Who doesn’t love or hasn’t been charmed by the maxi dress? I think a lot of us would agree that a maxi dress is a great garment to pack into our travel luggage.
It doesn’t require ironing; it’s chic and we can dress it up by wearing a pair of high heels or dress down by wearing flat sandals. Not to mention it’s a popular choice for festivals among girls.

Looking at this photo, I remember spending that summer afternoon strolling around Montmartre, enjoying the Bohemian atmosphere in my Boho maxi dress. Actually, out of all my visits to Montmartre, this was my most absolute magic visit there!
Well, I’m not too sure if it’s because of the perfect summer day? My delicious French cuisine? Simply just being in Montmartre? Or perhaps it’s my maxi dress which made all the difference…

Self portrait with the collaboration of A.K.

48 comments

  1. ecritval · · Reply

    maxi charme, mon cher !

  2. I wore dresses while in Paris too! No reason to dress down just because you are on vacation. 😉 Love the look btw.

    http://madelinemariehall.com/

    1. Great minds think alike! 🙂 Thank you Madeline! X

  3. Love it! Take me to Paris now!
    XoXo,
    Kat
    http://www.katwalksf.com/

    1. You and me both! Let’s go Kat! X X

  4. I love that boho dress! So pretty! Great idea to be feminine while traveling. 🙂
    http://trend-mixblog.com/

    1. I’m glad that you like it Lauren! 🙂

  5. Lovely flower dress – so cool and beautiful !

    1. Thank you Magny, I’m happy to hear it! X

  6. Very beautiful! ❤

    1. Thanks Camelia! :-*

  7. You look beautiful. Isn’t Montmatre fantastic? I spent a whole day wandering around its cobblestone streets with my husband last September. So romantic!

    1. I love your feedback Dominique! Thank you. I’m glad that you mentioned those cobblestone streets, I just love the old style with characters. September is a perfect month in Paris, I can imagine you and your husband enjoying a magic time there…

      1. We certainly had such a romantic time! He was a trooper too…no complaining after putting him through some marathon shopping sessions. Lol! ;o)

  8. charmante 🙂

    Why Buy? DIY!
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    1. Good idea Nadya! I wish I could sew…

  9. Your ‘floral print and its style’ is absolutely fabulous, feminine and flirty! 🙂
    Luv it!

    1. Thank you dear Margie. Flirty is good! I sure enjoyed flirting with Montmartre!! 😉

  10. Great outfit in a magic place!!!!

  11. I don’t have traveling clothes..I just wear what I normally wear. 😀 Lovely photo – I love your whole outfit!

    1. Thank you Katey. It’s nice to hear your feedback! 🙂

  12. Someone would argue that trainers are a comfy choice for a tourist because you need to walk around a lot. But the beautiful maxidress you are wearing in the pic above can be perfectly -and stylishly!- paired with beautiful flat sandals. So there is no excuse!

  13. BTW, I looooove wide brimmed hats! You look fantastic! 🙂

    1. Thank you for your compliments and such a lovely feedback Sara!
      In my opinion; for ‘photo opportunity’ during vacation, a maxi dress is much more appealing than the trainers! 🙂 Pick the right flat sandals is the key to a blister-free outing I think!

      1. I know that your new series of “travel with style” posts it’s going to be a success. I look forward to read all of them!

  14. This maxi dress is so lovely! It would be perfect to take travelling. Even when I’m home, I like to wear clothing that doesn’t wrinkle just to save some time, all the more so for travelling. Great tips!

    xo, Bry

    BurlesqueX(A.Twisted.Romance).Naughty&Nice

    1. I’m glad to hear your opinion Bry! I think you’d rock the gypsies boho dress with your long wavy dark hair and your unique dress sense! X X

  15. That’s a nice look. Very fresh.

    1. Thank you! X

  16. Great dress! I love anything boho. I also dream of traveling, so this post was such a great mix!

    Stay rad.
    themeremaid.com

    1. I’m glad to hear that Meredith. 🙂 Where would you like to travel to the most?

      1. Probably France first! I’ve taken French for a few years and would look to put that to use. Not to mention I would look to see some
        European street style in person!

  17. Lovely, the maxi dress looks great on you!

    1. Thanks Keishaw! Cheers~

      1. You’re welcome dear, anytime.

  18. You look lovely! 🙂

    1. Thanks Sophie! :-*

    1. Me too Joanne! X

  19. I love this outfit and the hat is so fun! Love the pose too:)

    1. Thank you Veronique! 🙂

  20. I love your maxi dress! Fantastic outfit ❤
    Kisses
    Marina
    http://fashiontipp.com

    1. Thanks Marina. I’m happy to hear that!
      Kisses from Brisbane! :-*

  21. So now I know why you started the series… I like the looks you created, very feminine and so much style too. 🙂
    I really must compliment you on your writing. Informative, articulate, and with just the right dash of whimsy! So romantic and a pleasure to read. 🙂

    Keep it up.
    xoxo

    1. I’m so very happy to hear this from you dear Cara. 🙂 🙂
      In my twenties I used to write romance novels (in Chinese) for young adults in Taiwan.., although I stopped writing for years, I mean, I don’t write for living any more, telling stories and sharing life experience through words still give me great satisfaction.
      Your sweet compliment has made the write in me very happy~~ X X X

      1. Aaaah I see! That explains it. No wonder your writing reads so good. I’m happy to make you happy! 🙂 And you should be proud! x

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