Simple in Stripes

Welcome back!

I’m coming to you live from France… finally.

After a 7 hour plane ride, 2 hour wait in the train station, and a 4 hour delayed train ride, I made it to Angers!

I happily welcomed bright sun-rays shining through the windows on my first morning here, ready to eat an authentic French croissant and explore the charming town that is Angers.

But what to wear?!

It was my first day in France so I opted for something almost embarrassingly French, just to play it safe:

a B&W striped turtleneck crop

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high waisted light wash jeans

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the classic oversized mens-style black blazer (shoulder pads and all)

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and all black accessories.

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Voila ! The finished look…

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I was expecting to take cute photos of this outfit give an idea of how stereotypically French I look, but when you’re wandering around a town alone there’s not much opportunity for photos. Thus, the result is a shameless selfie in the mirror of Galaries Lafayette — WHICH WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT.  Just take a glance at this beauty of a mall; it’s no Macy’s, that’s for sure.

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The best part about today was living like a true French person. By the rate of speech and complexity of language people were using with me on the street, I think everyone else believed I was, too. I bought my first baguette (the best one I’ve ever had in my life) for just one euro and munched on it as I walked the charming streets of Angers. Here’s a few snapshots from my day:

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I’m ecstatic to eat some more delicious food so a post on Cuisine will definitely be coming shortly! Thanks for reading!

ciao,

#AVECANDI

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