When In Paris… Complimenting The Regal Gardens With A Floral Dress

_DSC0503Well, I have to admit that I adore manicured gardens much more than those natural ones. Paris has plenty of regal jardins (gardens in French) to offer and they do always make me feel like I am stepping into a set of a fairy tale movie!

If I could have my way; I’d love to wear a silk or satin gown; styled with lace gloves; an extravagant head piece and complete this look with a feather fan in my hand… However, in reality, I’m just a travel light tourist with a tight budget who lives in the 21st century; when minimalism is the way to go…

So, instead, I put on my 50’s inspired floral dress and a wild brimmed straw hat, pretending that I was a country girl coming to town visiting my Parisian aunt who owns some fine châteaux…
Hopping in between these stunning Paris jardins with my Parisian friend Alexandre on an August summer’s day, I was indulging in this sweet fantasy.
“Are you shooting for ze magazine?” Two friendly local ladies came up and asked us with curious smiling faces.
‘We are just doing it for fun!’ I said. It must be my pose which made them wonder.

Oh well.., I woke up from my little day dream and we strolled to a near by museum to see more art while avoiding the mid day heat.
‘There will always be more gardens to see…’ I though. ‘But there is only one Paris!’
Therefore, while in Paris, why not make the most of it – with a complimenting; girly and cheerful floral dress?!!!

Self portrait with the collaboration of A.K.


  1. Looking adorable in that floral dress, the background is also very beautiful!

    1. Thank you for your lovely feedback Keishaw! 🙂

      1. Always welcome dear 🙂

  2. Great story. Love the outfit. Thank you for sharing. Cat

    1. I’m glad to hear it from you Cat! X

      1. Thank you. Love your dress. ❤️

    1. Thanks Katie!
      Survived 10 days without my PC (I was in Brisbane as you may know), I finally have it back! 😀

      1. Wow! you are amazing. I can’t even go without it for more than two days! Maybe I should set myself a new goal 🙂

  3. You look gorgeous!!!! Such a nice little dream as well. ☺

    1. Thank you! When in Paris.., why not dream away~ 😉

  4. tres tres chic! 🙂

  5. That dress is perfection! Enjoy!

    1. Cheers~ Kat! X

  6. Naemi Abe · · Reply

    Showwww!!!!!! Kisses

    1. Welcome to my blog dearest Naemi. :-*

  7. Very First Lady style!!!!

    1. That’s right Krystel! And also very ‘Stepford wives’ (from The Stepford Wives)!! 😉

    1. Thanks Kent!

  8. Gregory McBean · · Reply

    Feminine fifties florals… Fantastique!

    1. Merci~ Greg! (Love your f x 4 comment!) 😀

  9. Gosh!!! LOVE THAT DRESS!!! Jealous 😀

    1. Thank you Ariel! 😉

  10. Such a great dress and I love your posture, you look so chic!



    1. Thank you for your lovely comment! X X

  11. Love the dress. Please follow: http://www.glamourandshe.com

    1. Thank you.

  12. Great look – and also, I would love it if you had your way on the clothes (hats are such an amazing accessory, I wish I could wear them more often!).

    1. I’m glad to hear that Sarah! X X

  13. So love that dress!!!

  14. Simply Glam Style · · Reply

    Wait this is SOOO cute! Love the background and the floral details. You are super cute. Keep it up! XO

    1. Thank you for your sweet compliments Kelly! I haven’t been called ‘cute’ for a long time, your “super cute” comment has made my day! 😀

  15. I love what you’re thinking when in these gardens, they sound magical! Your dress is also so lovely, I love that floral pattern! 🙂

    1. Thank you Lauren. It’d be hard not to let my imaginations take off when indulging in such magical gardens! 🙂

  16. Liling · · Reply

    Love the dress and ur blog. ❤️

    1. I’m so happy to hear it from you dearest Liling. 🙂

  17. So pretty and classic! 🙂 The hat looks great too!

    1. Thank you for your lovely feedback Karen! :-*

  18. The dress is adorable, and the story is awesome! I would be equally blushed and delighted if a couple of ladies asked me if I am doing a photoshoot for a magazine. :-*

    1. Thank you Sara. I’m very glad to hear this from you! :-* :-*

  19. This look is perfection. The setting and styling go hand in hand!

    1. Thank you for your compliment Tee! :-*

  20. ))) Hope your imaginary aunt treated you well in Paris! Great and a very inspirational story. It makes me want to remember my school French!) PS If you search your memory and find some imaginary relatives in St Petersburg too, I will be happy to show you around. ))

    1. Awww.., I’d love to visit St. Petersburg someday! Would be so nice to meet you there and getting to know the city and YOU!! 🙂

      1. So you should!)

  21. Lovely dress and artistic pose. 🙂

    1. “artistic pose”… I like that! Thank you. :-*

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