The Bitter Sweet Paris

Paris outfit

Hi Everyone, 🙂

Sharing an outfit I wore on our second day in Paris. This time around our stay in Paris was a bitter sweet experience. I mean both Sanjeev and I absolutellly love going to Paris. We just enjoy the crazy vibe of the city ,walking on the streets and enjoying our Parisian cafe breaks. This time around we were more or less living in the city than being a tourist there. Really spent a lazy time around with each other and it was just fabulousss!!

We stayed at the Hyatt Madeleine. Highhhlyyy Recommended. We’d go back and stay there any time.

We came across a lot of rude French people this time especially waiters at the cafe and people at the airport. Some got it back from us and some we chose to ignore. Because, at the end of it, you are just tourists and you don’t have to deal with these rudies for more than a few minutes. You can’t let small incidents spoil your day. We did come across a LOT of nice people as well. Just telling you so that you can take care of yourself whenever you go to Paris. Don’t get affected and have fun. I can’t wait to go back myself. 🙂

PS : The whole look is styled by Sanjeev. I just very happily wore it. 🙂

Wide legged pants street style
saint laurent sac de jour blue carven wide legged pants D84A6843 celine white pointy loafers ysl sac de jour

Blouse, Cardi : Zara
Pants : Carven
Shoes : Celine
Bag : Saint Laurent Sac De Jour

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33 Responses to The Bitter Sweet Paris

  1. shweta says:

    hey rati…….. u look gorgeous.. i must say sanjeev ji styled it so perfectly.. ur blouse is so pretty.. i love it.. and those shoes are to die for.. and u said so true that u shouldn’t get affected.. and i think its for everywhere and any point of time in your life. u must enjoy and have fun in life.. you got only one to live no.. 🙂 :).. be happy.. god bless u both.. mmuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuaaaaaaaaahhhhh.. a BIGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG HUGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG..

  2. arti92 says:

    Superr se upperrr wala outfit. The laofers r awesome. U look beautiful alwys 🙂

  3. vinnimeow says:

    You look so content Rati. So relaxed and chic at the same time. Love the black and white with blue bag contrasting and providing a visual treat.
    Although, i want to see you in colorful dress now. Some colorful dress with Europe’s beauty in background just like a Yash Raj Movie Heroine. See if you would like or may be Sanjeev can style you like one. 😉

    Bearrrr Hug to both of you. Love and more love. 🙂

    • Rati says:

      Thanks vinnie.! I do love my black and whites but you’d get to see some color in upcoming outfit! :)) I have done some colors in past few outfits if you go back and see them. :))


  4. Monika says:

    Lovely look Rati…such an going outfit…and the umbrella completely complements the look…thanks to the rains 🙂
    And the rude people…earlier I used to get really upset…but I guess those people really like spreading the negativity around them…so I try avoiding

  5. Rashmi Ajay says:

    OMG !! Rati you are looking so pretty….one of my favorite looks from your European tour. That bag is drool worthy!

  6. parminder says:

    Smart styling…Sanjeev ji done a great job…n u luk gorgeous as always

  7. San says:

    Came back here for more pics :)…your outfit is perfect.. I especially love that blouse!!! and the pics as usual, AWESOME!

  8. Surabhi says:

    Rati.. you look soo pretty and chic. And now I know why you are glowing as well here.. 😉 you are so right. when your man picks up the stuff.. it makes things special and I feel, it shows in the pics.. hihihi. Loved your trip and loved all the piccys and your outfits. Keep travelling. Lotsa love.

  9. Crushing on those pants now! Sometimes even my hubby likes to style my look, hehe! They are adorable! Sanjeev deserves a big pat on his back, you look superr chic and realaxed in this outfit. 🙂

  10. aru says:

    Welcome back guys and I can honestly say I have loved every single post and picture that you guys put up. Your posts have truly been magical every step of the way. Thanks for sharing. You looked amazing and pics of you guys together the highlight for me. Two pics that stand out for me are 1. where you are standing and ‘literally walking inside the clouds’ and 2. The ‘perfect picnic spot’.

    For a lot of us, we are looking to make plans (second time for me ..showing off here :)) again to Europe. If not 2015, then 2016 most definitely.

  11. aru says:

    and just to add – you will come across these characters everywhere. You can choose to either get affected or choose to ignore them and not give them obvious attention they are seeking. Glad you guys opted for option 1. 🙂

    • Rati says:

      awww thanks a ton aruna. 🙂 yes always look forward to your travel pics as well. 🙂 haha!! i am sure. and i feel really glad that we get to share our experiences here. It helps others and we learn from each other. :))

      i agree. we mostly ignored them but being rude to people is so uncool.

      But met a lot of good people as well. Met a girl at YSL who said ‘ I love Ranbir, Ranveer and Shahrukh Khan. I watch Indian movies every evening and I cry.’ haha! too cute 🙂

      • aru says:

        Awwww. Those are exactly the kind of cute memories one make on trips like these. And I totally love Ranbir and Ranveer too. SRK is looking weird could be due to ‘stuff’ done to his face. Charm is intact however.

        (And pleasure…I travel in Feb again to Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia.. Will try and write once I am done)

  12. TA says:

    Lovely you look! Nicely styled and clicked by Sanjeevji 🙂

  13. Somya says:

    you guys are just way beyond cute. You lookkk gorgeousssssss:))

  14. coralcrue says:

    You look like a pari in these pics. So divine and confident. I really love these pics of yours. Sorry to hear about the treatment you had to meet with at the cafes and airport. will keep it in mind. really need to develop thick skin with such people 🙁 Sad, though. I think as Indians we are very welcoming and warm towards tourists especially.

    • Rati says:

      we are very welcoming coralcure. You wouldn’t believe, we took a train from Switzerland to Paris. there was a pin drop silence in a train packed with people. It was quite an experience for us. The only few people who were talking was us and an old couple. And that old couple was so full of joy, you could really learn a thing or two from them. 🙂 May be that’s how French are.. reserved and in their own. I don’t know. 🙂

      Thank you. 🙂

  15. You look great. Do you know that Priyanka Chopra has worn the same blouse from Zara for her NDTV show? I posted it on my blog few days back.
    You wore it first. So she copied you.:)
    I want to post the link where she has worn it but I know you do not like links. So I won’t post. And yes, your styling is better.

  16. Melange says:

    As an Indian-French person living in Paris, I hear many tourists complaining about rude Parisians. It is such a common complaint, it is a Parisian stereotype. I would advise you not to take it too personally. Sorry if my city has hurt your feelings!
    However, I’d like to give a little piece of advise for tourists who come to Paris (or anywhere in France really) for the benefit of your readers. Parisians know that tourism brings money to the economy but they are also really tired of all the tourists. I work close to the Eiffel tower where most of the tourists congregate and I have wanted to cry in frustration many times due to the crowds that prevent me from getting to work on time!!
    Here are a few tips to keep in mind:
    1. Learn basic French phrases and do not assume that people will speak English.
    2. Always say Bonjour, Merci, Au Revoir etc. to salespeople, waiters, shop-keepers and anyone else who serves you.
    3. Don’t start a conversation in English without asking if they speak English and always start with Bonjour. No jumping directly to “Excuse me, where is the Louvre museum?”
    4. Don’t try to talk to people on the metro. French (and generally European) culture is different from Indian and American culture. You mentioned the quiet train – it is completely normal to me. I would find it very odd if strangers spoke to me on the train. People value their personal space and time on public transport and they prefer to read or think rather than speak to strangers.
    Lastly, Paris is a regular city in spite of all the hype in fashion magazines and movies. Please don’t let a few experiences spoil your holiday.Here’s hoping you’ll have a better one the next time! 🙂

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