Sunday, October 20, 2013

Living a Fairytale












I wanted this post to read as a combination of the normal "outfit of the day" type post, as well as a little bit of story telling. I had the privilege of shooting with a good friend of mine who is also studying in Paris with me this semester, and we decided to take some shots down by the River Seine, near Notre- Dame and Pont de Sully. It's one of my favorite places because the banks of the river are surprisingly much less populated with tourists and pedestrians.. it is calm, tranquil, and I quite enjoy taking a coffee here and chatting about life.

My black Karta dress was perhaps my greatest thrift store find to date that I managed to snag living in Brooklyn this summer.. I have no idea if it's vintage or not, but the zipper was completely broken when I bought it.. seeing the obvious potential here (come on people!) I had it sent out for a little seamstress magic (thank you mama!) and it had just arrived in Paris for me last week. It's my own version of a princess dress.. I layered a sheer chiffon shirt underneath because a jacket just ruins the appearance of the embellishments, and I wanted to take advantage of the beautiful fall weather we've been having lately.

It obviously would be quite lovely with a nice heel as well, but cobblestones are just not mindful of a stiletto. I'm looking at you, early Paris road constructors... But at least I feel like I'm living in a fairytale. 

(If you would like to view the rest of the photos, check out Rodriguez Photography on Facebook HERE :)

Dress: Karta 
Chiffon Top: American Apparel
Hat: H&M
Boots: Frye


Bisous
XO

Olivia


28 comments:

  1. love it.. the dress is really gorgeous, and the scenery is a PLUS ! Love paris in the fall xoxo

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  2. you look so beautiful *.*

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  3. The sheer top is amazing! :)

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  4. What stunning photos, you look absolutely beautiful. I love your tights and dress, and your hair is gorgeous xo

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  5. What a stunning outfit!! Your hair blows me away as always.

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    1. aw thank you!!! I'm thinking of growing it out perhaps :P

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  6. The sheer blouse underneat is genius,your hair gives a lovely constrast to your outfit. Love

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  7. Beautiful photos! Lovely dress as well.
    xoxo Jessica

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  8. you are just genius, this dress looks so cool! and actually I don't mind you not wearing heels because it's understandable this way is more comfy :) You look gorgeous, as always!

    xoxo

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    1. aw thank you, I'm glad you like the boots.. I was having second thoughts! XO

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  9. So beautiful! I can't get enough of it !

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  10. These photos are just beautiful! You really are living in a fairytale!

    Xo, Hannah

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    1. I am indeed, I'm quite lucky :) ! Hope you get a chance to do the same!

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  11. So lovely! Totally thought you were floating on the water in the fourth photo - Ha!

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    1. haha!!!! I took a second look and it does look like that :P !

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  12. OLIVIA!!! do you still use xavier email?
    i think about you everyday!!! never think you're not in my thoughts.
    i cannot wait to graduate and walk with you (:

    love love love,
    pickle!!! CARLA

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  13. LOVE your dress! The embellishments are gorgeous! : )

    XOXO

    EK

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