Ruffles in Paris

Since moving to Holland 1.5 years ago, I have been able to enjoy an ease of travel between famous cities that would be unthinkable living in the states. From our home in The Netherlands, Paris is a mere 4-5 hour drive away, and it is just as beautiful as I could have imagined. Especially with the holidays nearby, the city is decked with lights and trees, and the shopping districts have outdone themselves with enormous and flashy decorations. It was a dream to explore the neighborhoods, peek at a few boutiques, and grab a glass of wine on a corner to warm up. We were able to see countless memorable structures, and wander through the endless christmas village right on the Champs-Elysées.

Nicole parise wearing a navy layered Zara blouse with Weekday Mom Jeans

As far as I can say, Paris should always be seen at this time of year. The weather cooperated over our long weekend in paradise, and we were able to wander through the city with ease. This outfit, from our first day out, was perfect for the morning and indoors, but later on I slipped into something a bit warmer as the temperature dropped throughout the day. I couldn’t resist wearing my ruffle top from Zara, which must be one of my most favorite purchases this season. It is the perfect balance of sheer and opaque, and reminds me of some of the beautiful Chloé pieces from this past season. It could easily team with something more sophisticated for an evening out, (imagine: black culottes and some heels!) but also wears so well with my light-wash jeans.

I love hearing what you think in the comments, and stay tuned for another outfit post from Paris coming this week!

xx nicole


Top: Zara

Jeans: Weekday

Shoes: SpeedLimit 98

Bag: Steve Madden (Idea here)

Lip: Ofra Liquid Lipstick ‘Pasadena’

Sunglasses: Charming Charlie (Similar)


    • Nicole Parise
      December 5, 2016 / 6:09 pm

      I definitely recommend!

  1. December 5, 2016 / 3:18 pm

    Love the top! Jealous that you can drive four hours to Paris!

    • Nicole Parise
      December 5, 2016 / 6:10 pm

      😛 It is so nice!

  2. December 5, 2016 / 3:30 pm

    Really love the combination and especially the bag – it’s so dreamy!

    • Nicole Parise
      December 5, 2016 / 6:10 pm

      Thanks! It is the perfect shade.

  3. Nicole
    December 5, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    Beautiful top! I would love to see Paris during Christmas time! Sounds so amazing!

    xx Nicole

    • Nicole Parise
      December 5, 2016 / 6:10 pm

      It is absolutely stunning 🙂

  4. December 5, 2016 / 4:20 pm

    Such a cute top! You styled it perfectly!

    • Nicole Parise
      December 5, 2016 / 6:10 pm

      Aw, thank you!

  5. December 5, 2016 / 5:43 pm

    Oh what a fun weekend! So cool that Paris is just a short drive from you! Love these ruffles from Zara, and that pop of pink…fab bag!

    • Nicole Parise
      December 5, 2016 / 6:11 pm

      Thank you, I love them!

  6. December 5, 2016 / 7:56 pm

    I’ve been to Paris in the spring and it was breathtaking. I would love to visit during the holidays. It’s so beautiful!

  7. Sofia
    December 5, 2016 / 9:23 pm

    Gorgeous! Especially with Paris in the backdrop <3

  8. December 5, 2016 / 9:58 pm

    Beautiful outfit and you look really pretty.

  9. December 5, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    Love the ruffled top – Zara is so popular right now, though I’ve never bought anything from them yet!

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

  10. December 6, 2016 / 12:05 am

    nice top! the jeans isnt my style to pair it with but i love how you look in them. I’ve always wanted to do a European tour I can just imagine what Paris looks like now! Happy travels!

  11. December 6, 2016 / 6:52 am

    One of the joys of Europe is the ease at which we can visit the different places, love the ruffle 🙂

  12. December 6, 2016 / 5:39 pm

    The day I will be in Paris I will recreate your outfit, I really love it. The jeans is my favorite stuff 🙂 You have style – A

  13. December 6, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    To be able to drive to Paris! Enjoy every second. Lovely photos. xo

  14. Taislany Gomes
    December 7, 2016 / 10:29 am

    Such a lovely look! Cute top!

    Kisses & Happy Wednesday,

  15. Oyinkan Ogunleye
    December 7, 2016 / 2:38 pm

    I love Paris & ruffles so this post is a win for me. You look great!


  16. jamie
    December 8, 2016 / 3:25 am

    I love this outfit. The top looks amazing on you.

  17. December 12, 2016 / 5:55 pm

    Absolutely love that top! Ruffles in Paris sounds sooo romantic. x

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