ZARA boyfriend jeans / OFFICE loafers / BALENCIAGA bag
Finally found some time to write about the C&A event in Paris back in november! I just know you guys have been dying to read it. There we go! We travelled to Paris in style: abusing the free wifi on my dearest Thalys, grabbing taxi's to our hotel and finding delicious macaroons upon welcome. (Please do forget about the on-the-go burger menu you've seen on Instagram...) C&A was so kind to book us a room in a hotel I'd like to recommend to all of you: Hotel Basile, au coeur de Paris entre Madeleine et Opéra. I'll translate that for you: it's in the middle of the luxury shopping district.
We quickly changed into a more fancy outfit, Elien managed to tame my hair (imagine us bungling in a small French bathroom: me balancing between the toilet and the lavatory, Elien trying to keep distance between the hot curling iron and her own skin) and we jumped in our private taxi's that brought us to the new C&A store at Boulevard de Madeleine. I've told you already that only a handful of international bloggers were invited to be the very first shoppers in this brand new store. The interior of this massive flagship store received a complete facelift, which created more space, more light and the opportunity of a more pleasant shopping experience. We received a gift card and took our time to carefully select and try on all our favourite pieces.
The next day Elien and I got up bright and relatively early to capture our new purchases in a full outfit! You've seen the pastel coat (earlier this week) (LOVE) and now it's time to show you my second C&A item: the perfect oversized black V-neck cashmere sweater. That thing is unbelievably soft and makes me wish I could pull off entire outfits in cashmere. I'm unbelievably happy with my two choices, since they're both timeless pieces I will wear in many fasjun seasons to come. My question to you is: would you have ever expected my coat and sweater to be C&A? My point exactly! Sometimes it's good to explore and revaluate your opinion on brands you dislike, because it might be totally worth it.