OMG I'm going to be at the Ritz in Paris! What to wear, what to bring? Help!!

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Dear ladies, for our anniversary we're going to the Ritz in Paris in December, I'm so excited :nuts: :nuts: :yahoo:

We're in our 30s... not long ago I was a grad student... now what on earth do I wear and which bags do I bring? I just don't know!! :shame:

At least I have a growing LV collection and could bring an LV with me... damier speedy, alize (see pic) for luggage...:confused1:

But what (not) to wear? We will probably have dinner there, and a brunch... and we will walk around Paris of course... Please help me with this. :shrugs:

Thank you! :love: :heart:
 

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Minnie

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Well I would go with a few staple pieces!
A little black dress.
Black pants.
Cashmere sweaters.
Bring pashminas or shawls with you perhaps to layer on, if you won't be sure of the weather.
A nice pair of boots.
A pair of dressy shoes.
Button down collared shirt ( I think you can never go wrong with these!!)
Your best coat!
 

south-of-france

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Thank you Minnie! We're going for a long weekend (3 days). I have already bought a cute, longish skirt with a black/brown slightly shimmery changeant fabric and a coppery-brown velvet belt (to be tied in a small bow), but I don't know what to wear with it. I don't have shimmery-fabric tops, perhaps a nice cardigan or a silk blouse? Oh man, I'm so used to my office suits and weekend abercrombie or gap sweaters...
 

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Well I would go with a few staple pieces!
A little black dress.
Black pants.
Cashmere sweaters.
Bring pashminas or shawls with you perhaps to layer on, if you won't be sure of the weather.
A nice pair of boots.
A pair of dressy shoes.
Button down collared shirt ( I think you can never go wrong with these!!)
Your best coat!
that list is perfect!!
and have fun at the ritz! it seems amazing!
 

seahorseinstripes

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Well I would go with a few staple pieces!
A little black dress.
Black pants.
Cashmere sweaters.
Bring pashminas or shawls with you perhaps to layer on, if you won't be sure of the weather.
A nice pair of boots.
A pair of dressy shoes.
Button down collared shirt ( I think you can never go wrong with these!!)
Your best coat!
agree with minnie...
also maybe to add :
black comfy flat shoes for walking around
nice sandal
few black tops
nice day dresses. maybe some wrap dresses from DVF
 

Minnie

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Thank you Minnie! We're going for a long weekend (3 days). I have already bought a cute, longish skirt with a black/brown slightly shimmery changeant fabric and a coppery-brown velvet belt (to be tied in a small bow), but I don't know what to wear with it. I don't have shimmery-fabric tops, perhaps a nice cardigan or a silk blouse? Oh man, I'm so used to my office suits and weekend abercrombie or gap sweaters...
With a black brown slighty shimmery fabric skirt I would say skip the shimmery top and go wth a beautiful silk or chiffon blouse and the velvet belt sounds like the PERFECT touch!!!
 
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Wow, that sounds very exciting!! :smile: Congratulations! Everything suggested here sounds good.. now would be a great time to bring out some of your best jewellery and watches too!
 

jillybean307

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You can literally wear whatever you want in Paris. There are so many different styles in that city, anything goes. So long as you aren't wearing sweatpants and a I:heart: USA t-shirt, you'll be fine.


It was pretty cold when we were there a few weeks ago, definitely don't forget gloves, a scarf & a nice warm jacket-especially since you'll probably walking a lot. Definitely bring flats for walking. Paris is a fun place to wander around, but some of the streets are uneven or cobblestone-definitely not heel friendly!

Word of caution-if you bring more than one designer purse, you'll want to bring along proof that you bought them in the USA. Customs can be a PITA with stuff like that.

Have a fabulous time!
 

south-of-france

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Thank you jillybean. I'm actually from Switzerland LOL :graucho:so no sweatpants and I :heart: USA shirt... I have been to Paris many times, we just never stayed at the Ritz before (I'm still like :nuts:). ?ve been doing the black thing since high school so no problems there... I might stock up on a cashmere sweater... Thank you again! :love: