happy (heart eyes) halloween

If you follow me on Instagram, y'all know I love me an emoji which is why I had to, just had to, be an emoji for Halloween! A huge thanks to my pops for making this awesome costume (just some cardboard & creativity) & a huge Happy Halloween to all my readers!

Be safe (& spooky).. muah, ha-ha.

a wedding in reims

Wearing: c/o NIC + ZOE Rosette Dress | Forever 21 Wool Hat & Duster Coat (not shown) | BR Saddle Bag | c/o Skecher Native Booties

I can't even. Reims, a small city in the champagne region of France, was my favorite leg of the trip. Paris is beautiful, but Reims is gorgeous. Reims, pronounced Rahms (& with our accents, was mistaken for Rome.. awkward), lacked the hustle bustle that large cities do, had streets lined with cobblestones & farmers markets, & never ending champs - a-yo! We sneaked to Reims for a wedding, which was held at the Pommery Champagne house, where I ate the best damn truffle cheese of my life & drank probably 4 bottles of champs alone. Hey, someone's gotta dance!

But all in all, my favorite site in Reims was the Cathedral de Reims smack in the middle of downtown. It's a replica of Notre-Dame, but for some reason.. so much prettier & intimate than Paris' Notre-Dame. The back of the cathedral lended the perfect backdrop to this gorgeous hand-painted NIC + ZOE LBD, which I paired with my (no surprise here) trusty black booties, wool hat, & saddle bag. I made a point to dress the part while in France, but wanted to stay comfortable since we must have logged 10+ miles each day. After I have been downing champs & eating macaroons for seven days straight, I'd probably be better off walking home from France.

Check out my first Parisian post here & shop my look below!

a girl in paris

If it's not obvious, I spent the last two weeks vacationing in Par-ee! I was lucky enough to tag along as a friend's date to a wedding in the champagne valley & we made a trip out of it, complete with a visit to Paris & Reims & everything in between. For our first few nights in Paris, a group of us stayed at Hotel Brighton with one of the prettiest views of the Tuileries Gardens, with the Eiffel Tower at one end & the Louvre at the other.

Since I was so proud of myself for packing like a true Parisian (a lot of white, black, & neutrals), I had to snap a few pics in front of the gorgeous tree lined paths in the Tuileries. Taking full advantage of my favorite fall trend, I paired this Boden sweater with a few Paris necessities, like this $12 jersey knit pencil skirtthis wide brimmed wool hat, & these black suede booties. That day was one of my favorite days through out the trip - it started with champagneended with a sunset cruise along the Seine, & included a few necessary tourist traps along the way.

To see all the pics I shared along my adventures, search for the hash tag #allietravels on Instagram or click here. Keep an eye out for a few more posts from France & while you're at it, shop my look below!

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