Weekend in Paris

SO. Last weekend we went to Paris for PJ's birthday. We're both fortunate enough to live in a place that gets us there in 1 hour by train, and extremely lucky to not have this be our first trip to Paris. 

But I think I've really taken for granted the times I've been before, and I really appreciated how lucky I am to be able to visit such a beautiful city (and eat such. incredible. food). 

Thank the stars for booking websites because we stayed in the cutest area, right next to Les Folies de Bergere, just a 10 minute walk from both the Opera and Galeries Lafayette (which we obviously took advantage of...)

My favourite part of the weekend, beside spending some quality time with PJ and the amazing views, was the little games we played. Like finding the best little cafe for lunch (even when I thought I was going ot implode from lack of foodthank goodness Peej thinks my grumbling is 'cute').

Or our new favourite €10 challenge: we went to the top floor of Galeries Lafayette and tried to find the funniest/goofiest/most us thing for under the set amount. We came up with coasters, a magnet with the little prince and sheep, a fuzzy cat pen, and I had to get PJ a Godzilla card (monsters are a weird obsession of mine...)

But past all the oven-baked camembert, red wide and (crazy-good) Italian pizzas and cheesecake, we just explored. PJ took me all over the Marais, his favourite area, and I made him take a ride on les Bateaux Mouches, which he'd never done! Instead of fretting over what we had to do, we just did what we wanted. Which thankfully involved popping into Sephora and doing as much as possible to find some kicks for Peej.

I hope you enjoy my snaps as much as I enjoyed my trip!

Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary, Chipotle Paris
Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary, hidden garden in Paris
Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary, Square George Cain Paris
Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary, Paris Cafe
Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary, les voltigeuses Paris
Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary, wonder gold pendant chain

THIS is my new favourite necklace. I love it so much and have been wearing it everyday since I got it - it reminds me of my favourite phrase: "Wander & Wonder"

Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary, Paris street art
Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary, lovers kiss, champagne cocktail
Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary, Galeries Lafayette
Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary, paris street art
Dinosaur at the Bateaux Mouches, Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary
Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary, les bateaux mouches paris
Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary, Eiffel tower on La Seine
Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary
Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary, bridge sculptures paris
Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary, architecture in Paris
Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary, Les Jardins du Pont Neuf
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Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary
Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary, la tour eiffel
Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary, Paris architecture
Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary, la grand palais paris
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Suz & the Sun travel, Paris photo diary, sungalsses reflection
This weekend was so much fun and we had such an amazing time going vintage shopping, looking for new places and visiting museums!

We ended up seeing the techno parade, which was amazing, and realised that my boyfriend has a better eye for vintage designer duds than I do. Outside of a cafe, he pointed to a shop window and pointed out the most amazing vintage LV travel trunks and I went in and really almost bought some green suede peep-toe Louboutins, but I had to control myself since they were wayyyyyy out of my budget. But I digress...

I can't wait to the next time we go back. I will officially save up for at least one vintage buy. Bahhhh!

If you have any tips for places to visit, let me know <3

xox,
Suz

Forever 21 // Autumn Picks

So I think we're all pretty aware that Forever 21 has some pretty big plans for their future and is really stepping it up in terms of style geared towards...well...people my age, aka the millenials of the world.

And recently, a lot of *ahem* high rollers have been seen wearing those very same shirts we can shop!

But I've gotta say, I've loved the brand since I first started buying chains upon chains of cheap jewels there back in my teens. Most of my most beloved, bright pieces come from the fast fashion giant, and I am in no way ashamed of my love for them, and it just makes me really excited that they're going to get the recognition they deserve for being a company that can churn out affordable, great pieces ( as long as you take care of them), and has awesome brand partnerships.

(And, I can only hope that these positives will also turn into more high quality pieces, use better metals in jewelry and safer working conditions in factories across the world.)

Today I'm showing you some of my recent favourite pieces for fall that I can't wait to get my hands on :D

They're a little more subdued and a touch more 'professional', if you will, than what I usually wear, but I. Love. It. 


 


I'm in this crazy "must-get-work-clothes" mindset even though my office is ultra casual (I'm mostly in jeans, occasionally with my dog in my lap), and I'm really digging the preppy/varsity/laid back but boss-lady vibes a lot of the pieces are giving me.

I'm especially impressed with the contemporary line, and that high-neck crochet dress has me catching my breath, and with those silver jewels and a big floppy hat?

Send me to boho heaven! I could die happy. Though not before wearing those clothes. 

Here's to the beginning of autumn and a whole new way to wear our clothes!

xox,
Suz


Clouds In My Coffee // Belgium

This first month of working has actually physically drained me. Like, to my core. I know I should be used to getting up early and working for a whole day. I mean, i DID write a 60 page thesis that only ended in May. 

But here I am on a Saturday afternoon, sick in part from germs in my office and utter exhaustion. But I wanted to tell you guys about this amazing coffee shop just a few minutes biking away from me.

Introducing Clouds In My Coffee! It's actually outside of Gent city centre in Sint Amandsberg, quite close to Dampoort station, and has been gaining in popularity, and for absolutely great reasons. 

Clouds in my coffee, Belgium, Gent Coffee Shops
Clouds in my coffee, Belgium, Gent Coffee Shops, ghent travel
Clouds in my coffee, Belgium, Gent Coffee Shops, ghent travel
Clouds in my coffee, Belgium, Gent Coffee Shops, ghent travel
Clouds in my coffee, Belgium, Gent Coffee Shops, ghent travel, Suz & the Sun travel
Clouds in my coffee, Belgium, Gent Coffee Shops, ghent travel, Suz & the Sun travel

We grabbed the "I love you a latte" plates (with champagne, obvs) and I couldn't event finish the mad amounts of food that we got, but it tasted SO damn good, and I've been recommending it ever since. 

We actually couldn't get over the decor, the location and the food - we even met up with some people that PJ had known in South Africa, which seems to keep happening to us (fate? destiny? I think so.).

Once I get over myself and my sickness, I plan on doing way more of checking out these places and finally getting to know this city that I now OFFICIALLY live in!

I have some really exciting things coming up and some fun stuff that I've done since I've last written, and I intend on sharing those with you as soon as I get this pounding out of my head. 

Enjoy your weekend!

xox,
Suz