Paris Bound! Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Packing For Paris

You guys!!!! I'm going to PARIS!  Last Christmas, while at breakfast with one of my best friends (who btw shares a birthday with me therefore making her my birthday twin!), suggested that we celebrate our 40th birthday in Paris!  At first i was like, whhhhaaaat?!  But the more i thought about it, the more it made sense.  You only live once...  so why not?!  I quickly ran out and purchased the latest Fodor's Paris edition and began dreaming of this day.  Eventually with the hustle and bustle of everyday life, Paris sort of got shoved in the back burner and was never discussed again.... until last month.  I thought about it a lot. This time of year is so difficult because my girls have their birthday in December so we always plan a big party for them.  In addition to that, we have a ton of birthdays and of course Christmas.  It just gets so expensive... add a trip to Paris to the equation and yikes! However, the more i thought about it the more i felt as though if we didn't do this, i would totally regret it.  After all, we only turn 40 once... and second, our birthday is always gonna fall on an 'inconvenient' time of year. So, just like that... we booked out tickets!  The past month has been incredibly stressful and honestly, i haven't had the time to actually sit and plan much.  Though as soon as Christmas was over, i felt this sense of relief in a way... like i could finally breathe!  It was so nice to actually sit with a blankie and my Fodor's book and finally devote a little time planning this amazing trip.  So here's the thing... we are only going for 5 days and while it's going to be amazing, I'm having some major anxiety about leaving my little girls behind.  I know they'll be in great hands, i just hate flying so every time i travel, i experience a little of this feeling.  I'm working on getting past that.  

Well, we leave tomorrow and i just organized my entire closet in order to make packing a bit of a more pleasurable experience.  Oh who am i kidding, i hate packing!  I'm a little overwhelmed with the wardrobe selection.  We will be doing a ton of walking so i have to make sure my shoe situation is comfortable but not frumpy.  I have a couple of pairs of flat boots and Tieks that are super comfy so they'll work.  Also, it's cold in Paris and since we'll be outdoors, i have to make sure that i pack my favorite winter accessories. I've found a ton of super cute things to wear while I'm there but haven't found one single thing to wear on my actual birthday.  We have dinner reservations at the Eiffel Tower (omg screaming here) and i want to look my best but at this point, I'll figure something out.  Who knows, perhaps I'll find something amazing while in Paris! I'm sure it won't be hard! After all... Paris is the fashion mecca of the world!  I'm excited to make some beauty discoveries as well (I'll be sure to share them with you of course). 

For this post, i thought I'd put together a few things I'm bringing with my for my very long flight besides Xanax, Nyquil and vodka of course! Check out my list:

Frends headphones - can't get any more chic than rose gold Frends!
My new Burgundy Tieks - oh so  comfy!
Bonjour sweater - i mean, can you think of a better option for a Paris arrival?
Orla Kiely luggage - because it's sooooo cute!
Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody bag - perfect for keeping hands free while sight seeing.
Amika dry shampoo - never ever leave home without it!
Cute hair ties - self explanatory!
Daily Concepts super comfy sleep mask - for when the Xanax, Nyquil/Vodka cocktail kick in!
Tatcha Travel Kit - obsessed with Tatcha and this TSA approved kit is everything!
Gorgeous plaid scarf - obsessed with this bargain find!
Christian Dior Diorific Vernis in Sparkling Plum - because it's Parisian perfect!
Book: How To Be Parisian Wherever You Are - oui oui!
Travel Pillow - again for when my anxiety cocktail kicks in!

Hope you will all follow along on this amazing trip with me.  Be sure to follow on instagram, twitter and facebook for loads of pictures!  Can't wait to tell you all about it!  Thank you SO MUCH for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM



  1. Wow awesome! Happy New Year :) Thanks for the giveaway goodies as well!

    1. Thanks Sherry! Happy New Year! Glad you enjoyed your goodies!! xoxoxo