Sometimes the stars align and you have the miles, the time, the friends, and the hubby's permission to take an impromptu flash trip to Paris. Here's how it happened: First, I've been diligently charging up my credit cards earning miles to make this happen, oh the sacrifices I make for cheap airfare! Second, the hubby owes Mama some ME TIME after leaving me a single mommy after a slew of business trips and a never-ending bachelor party. Third, the trip is a quick 5 day in-and-out with two of my long-time BFFs to one of my favorite cities in the world...PARIS. We've all done the tourist trap "have-to's": the Louvre (snore), Notre Dame (snore), Montmarte (snore). Sorry history buffs, I appreciate the beauty and history of it all but all those museum admissions are cutting into my shopping budget and those long lines are cutting into my fromage and champagne time. Therefore this trip is all about cruising around looking cute, eating croissant and baguette like it's the new diet, drinking rose all day, and above all PARISIENNE SHOPPING.
So let's be clear, as much as I wish I can run through the Champs Elysee checking off all the below designer goodies, my husband isn't a Shah from Dubai and I really don't want to check in my luggage. This is truly just a wish list. HOWEVER if Chanel has a clearance sale including Boy Bags and ballet flats then sorry hubby, I can't be stopped.
Chanel Boy Bag
I didn't think I was a Boy Bag kinda girl until Kylie Jenner posted this iridescent green, mermaid hue chained beauty. If I find this in Paris all bets are off and sorry to my baby boy, but college will have to wait. (i'm totally kidding....kinda....)
Isabel Marant Boots
Nothing says Paris City Chic like Isabel Marant. City wear is the new couture and Isabel Marant sure charges prices like it. I have yet to see these boots in person, but perhaps this trip I can take a mini-stroll through the boutique then gently put them back on to the shelf in tears.
Hermes Clic Clac
Costume jewelry shouldn't cost as much as this does (over a thousand dollars). Out of principle I should scoff at this bracelet but deep down I just really want one. Don't judge.
Maison Michel Hat
These city hats are a celebrity favorite and if Bey has one then I have to have one. Maison Michel has so many amazing styles that hold their shape, are water proof, and fit like a dream. These hats at their cheapest are $400 but can get upwards to the ticket price of $1200! ARRRGGGHHHH
Chloe Drew Bag
If you haven't been following our blog then you can read about my love story with the Chloe Drew here. Nuff said.
Saint Laurent Jane Sandals
A sexy more expensive version of the Stuart Weitzman Nudist sandal. These stilettos scream get on my feet!
Thierry Mugler Dress
Thierry Mugler has been on my radar for the last year and I'm obsessed. Of course Khloe is donning one of my coveted dresses from his most recent collection, but who knew Nicki Minaj would be rocking something I would EVER want to wear!! For this, the Mugler boutique is definitely getting a visit.
If I were to purchase the above list, for the same price point I could instead purchase a Hybrid Ford Focus or add a bathroom to my in-law unit. Neither things I want, but would probably be more useful and have more longevity. Although, arguably Chanel and Chloe are timeless....The truth is my greed surmounts the above list. I didn't even mention the other Parisienne heavy hitters: Louis Vuitton, Christian Louboutin, Givenchy, Cartier, Lanvin, Celine, etc. Sigh...... I'll keep y'all posted on how the list fairs. Until then, Au Revoir!!!