Quick Christening Outfit!

Sunday, 19 April 2015

One evening I was coming home from town on the bus with my boyfriend when he casually let me know I was invited to his niece's christening. Don't get me wrong, I was thrilled to be invited but the fact that he only gave me 4 days notice wasn't the best!

It took my mom and I two days until we finally found a dress that didn't make me look like either a granny or a stuffed sausage. I wanted a simple, timeless dress that wasn't too showy for church but then again wasn't completely nun-like and I finally happened upon one in Karen Millen. I'd never shopped there before but they actually had two dresses that I liked which was certainly saying something because we'd looked in about 15 places plus two department stores without finding a single thing!

Since I usually don't wear any make-up and left what little I had back at uni I also had to borrow some from my friend. (No joke I now have a little Tupperware container of foundation) 

But I think I managed to scrub up well in the end.

Dress: Karen Millen
Bag and Shoes- River Island
Bracelets- Alex and Ani

Sorry for the terrible photo quality, these were quickly snapped by my mom on her phone and also the only photos taken.

Anyways I'd better get back to packing since I'm leaving to go back to uni this evening.

Thanks for reading,
Ciara xx

Musée D'Orsay and the River Seine |Exploring Paris 4

Saturday, 11 April 2015

Last Paris blog for you today! So sad that I don't have an excuse to keep looking back through my photos reliving the holiday...

On our last day we had planned to go to the Catacombs, the resting place of some six million people, yes very morbid but it matched the tone of our last day. However when we arrived bright and early the line was already stretched halfway around the park behind the entrance and after and hour of waiting we decided we were not going to waste another second. Off we trotted to the Musée D'Orsay.

After you're welcomed by this breathtaking room (we literally gasped as we walking in) you can take your time looking at Monet, Manet, Degas, Renoir, Van Gogh and pretty much any impressionist you can imagine! 

After soaking up all of that culture we went for a stroll in the sun along the river Seine and sat down by Pont Neuf.

A perfect ending to a brilliant holiday! If anyone is thinking about going to Paris I'd highly recommend it! Even better if you can get to see Paris on a sunny day, it makes all the difference ;)

Thanks for reading,
Ciara xx

Palace of Versailles & Le Tour Eiffel |Exploring Paris 3

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

So as my Paris trip blogs continue, today I'm bring you along to the Palace of Versailles and Eiffel Tower.

We managed to haul our over walked legs out of bed early that morning and fuel our bodies with a pain au chocolat from a local bakery and some fruit. Eating on the go we made our way to Gare du Nord and hopped on an RER C train to the palace.

When we arrived it was only a short walk, one might call it a warm up for the amount of walking there is to do around the gardens, and found the grand palace entrance. Once again we took advantage of the free admittance for all EU residents under 25 and walked straight in!

Missing something very key for imitating this statue!

The palace is a massive place of gold, grandeur and luxury.

After being blown away by the brilliance that was the palace we went back into central Paris, stopped off at the hotel, had a bite to eat and then used our Metro skills to visit the lit up Eiffel Tower! Walking around the glowing structure whilst munching on nutella crepes was just a perfect ending to the day.

Day 3 over and done in Paris! So sad that there's only one more day left but I must say it's a good one.

Thanks for reading,
Ciara xx