An evening stroll by the Seine

An evening stroll by the Seine

What could be more wonderful than an evening stroll along the Seine on a sunny summer evening?

Another day in Paris and another outfit from my capsule travel wardrobe. I was really pleased with the limited collection of items I had packed in my small case. The combination of navy and white with a touch of colour worked really well.

Above I am wearing my navy button through shirt dress by Hopefashionuk over my M&S white tee shirt. and a pair of boyfriend cotton trousers from WinsserLondon. I have had them for a couple of years, they are very comfortable and wash well. Available here.

An evening stroll by the Seine

The majesty of Paris in the early evening with the light reflecting on the water.

White trousers and tee shirt with navy shirtdress

Not sure who owned the bicycle I saw several in the streets of Paris. Maybe it is pick-up and ride.

An evening stroll by the Seine

There is nothing that compares with the majesty of the Parisian architecture.

White trousers and tee shirt with navy shirtdress

My pink bag just added a touch of colour. My silver pumps from M&S silver flats (US link) were generally comfortable although probably not ideal for walking on cobbled streets.

An evening stroll by the Seine

I love strolling along the banks of the Seine, there are some wonderful old book stalls and vintage posters to browse along the way.

White trousers and tee shirt with navy shirtdress

Photo by Susan of Unefemme



  1. Leslie O
    18th June 2018 / 16:56

    I really like this outfit. Wearing a shirt dress like this is such a great idea. The purse and necklace go so well with this!

  2. Carolyn Gutz
    18th June 2018 / 17:35

    Traveling to Paris in September and I am following your blog about wardrobe and accessories. I do plan neutrals, but I see you have a bright/contrasting cross body purse. I travel with a Travelon black, but I want to minimize my purse to allow for my compact camera and not much else. Any suggestions on color, brand………….and what do the Parisian women usually tote?

    • 19th June 2018 / 08:57

      Hi Carolyn
      Interesting question. What I do is take a satchel style bag with me which I use when I want to carry my camera around with me. You will see it in my blog next week when I post a photo of Susan and me at the Cafe Flore, people watching. I have the bag at my feet. I also managed to take a photo of a Parisian woman wearing a satchel. The Cambridge Satchel Company have a good smart collection.

  3. Mary
    18th June 2018 / 17:40

    Agree with above comment. Like your outfit very much.

  4. Brenda Chell
    18th June 2018 / 18:03

    You look super cool Josephine, loooooove the necklace.

    • 19th June 2018 / 08:52

      Hi Brenda
      The necklace I am wearing is from St. Tropez Market. When I am down there next week I am going to be looking into the possibility of bringing a small supply of necklaces back with me and selling them on the blog. So watch this space.

  5. Pat Hawthorne
    18th June 2018 / 22:01

    This is a great outfit!

  6. Pat Hawthorne
    19th June 2018 / 01:13

    Love the outfit. It seems perfect for sightseeing. The photos are wonderful!

    • 19th June 2018 / 08:48

      Thank you so much Pat. I learnt a lot about photography experimenting with Susan and our cameras.

  7. Wendy
    19th June 2018 / 07:30

    Lovely outfit, really suits you.

  8. 19th June 2018 / 09:02

    Thank you for all your comments I really appreciate them. I agree this combination is proving to be very useful and is an easy one to create.

  9. Lizzie
    20th June 2018 / 21:42

    What colours would you recommend for someone with warm colouring? Love the ideas you have for a capsule wardrobe!

  10. 21st June 2018 / 11:59

    That light-weight shirt dress functions so well as a summer trench. I’m headed for Venice and the very warm Adriatic next weekend and have taken note of this garment. Thanks. You look lovely, Josephine. Glad you and Susan got to visit in Paris again. Your photographs are just beautiful!

  11. Linda
    26th June 2018 / 07:48

    Navy and white looks awesome! Love the way you team dark blue coat worn over white separates.

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