“There is little that can withstand a man
who can conquer himself.”
| Dress: c/o Show Me Your Mumu (sold out-similar) | Cross Body Bag: Target (similar) | Earrings: almost exact | Shoes: old (similar) |
*Yes, my shoes are dirty from so much sight seeing 😉 Also, forgive my red nose, I had a terrible cold that day, but of course I couldn’t miss touring Versailles!
5 MUST HAVE TRAVEL ACCESSORIES IN FRANCE
What accessories I wore daily and why
I’m finally starting to post my Europe trip pictures! Between full time summer school to finish up my degree and working six days a week, it’s been hard for me to have time to sort through the pictures. Today I wanted to post some pictures from one of my favorite places in France…Versailles! The palace is gorgeous and the gardens are absolutely gorgeous (pictures from the gardens in a later post). When I was in Europe this summer, I found there were a few “go to” accessories for me that I would recommend to every traveler, so I thought I would share them with you:
1. Good Walking Flat Shoes: I know we see bloggers, models and celebs walking around Europe with high heels, but that just isn’t plausible if you’re truly sight-seeing. We were out walking around for anywhere from 4 to 8 hours a day and (as you can tell from my shoes above) your shoes get really dirty. I found a couple pairs of flats that I didn’t mind wearing and then trashing for my sight-seeing and saved my heels for quick night outings.
2. Cross Body Bag: This cross body bag was a lifesaver on my trip! There are signs warning you to watch for pickpockets EVERYWHERE, so having a bag that sits on your front hip is a must. This specific one was especially anti-pickpocket friendly because it zips and then has a flap that goes over the top and latches in the front. If you can’t find one like that you can always consider getting a luggage lock for your zippered bag.
3. Stud/Simple Earrings: I loved having some simple studs to wear on this trip. They take up very little room in your suitcase and tie an outfit out perfectly, they also transition beautifully from day to night!
4. Lip Balm: Since you are out all day, it’s easy for your lips to get chapped. So make sure and carry some lip balm or moisturizing lip color with you.
5. Camera: This one is obvious, but a camera is a MUST! There is something on every corner to photograph, so don’t hesitate to take random pictures of the side of a building, a cafe, a historical site, etc. Just make sure you don’t spend your whole trip looking through a lens that you forget to enjoy it in person!
Hope you found these tips helpful, have a great Saturday!