Packing for two nights in Paris

Packing for two nights in Paris

By the time you read this post I will be enjoying myself in Paris. I will have taken the TGV up to Paris from Grimaud, where I am currently spending two weeks, to meet up with Susan of UneFemme. 

What to pack for my two night stay was a dilemma as the weather is being very mercurial. It has been warm and sunny the past few days in Provence. I found I had to dig out my lighter summer clothes. Paris is a bit cooler with rain predicted. I travelled in my green parka (from J.Crew last year) similar above or see my post on Parkas.  I wore it with my stripe MeandEm trousers, one of their extremely useful layering tops and a fine cream sweater. My grey backpack will be useful for holding all my essentials plus my camera when I am out exploring during the day.

DETAILS OF ABOVE: Check scarf  // Green parka  // cream  shirt // stripe trousers  // grey backpack // lace-up shoes // cream sweater.

Packing for two nights in Paris

For dining out in the evening I thought I would keep things simple. I packed a pair of wide leg velvet trousers (mine are from MarksandSpencer last year). Velvet continues to be popular this year so there are plenty  of similar styles to choose from. I will be wearing my sliver metallic ankle boots and my polka dot finery blouse. A pink clutch just adds a bit of colour.

DETAILS OF ABOVE: Silver hoop earrings // pink clutch bag // Finery spot blouse  // metallic boots // navy velvet wide trousers.

I reckon that all these items can be interchanged depending on the activity and the temperature. Both pairs of shoes are definitely very comfortable for all day walking.

I will be posting the photos I took in Paris shortly plus a summary of the street styles I observed.

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There is still time to win a WoolOvers knit (entry form at bottom of post). Giveaway closes Wednesday 25th.


  1. littleblackdomicile
    23rd October 2017 / 14:10

    Two nights in the City of Lights is just about perfect. How chic you will look!

  2. Sue
    23rd October 2017 / 14:21

    I love your choices especially the Finery spot blouse. I have been fancying the blouse but I’m not sure what to wear underneath it as the back looks transparent. Do you find it ok to wear without a cami underneath Josephine?

    • 23rd October 2017 / 16:13

      I normally wear a nude camisole anyway but think it would be fine without. It is not that transparent

  3. Mary
    23rd October 2017 / 14:36

    Look forward to seeing your photos. Packing for a holiday has become so much easier for me now that I have been learning from you!

  4. Jane Dunning
    23rd October 2017 / 14:45

    I particularly like the parka and the silver boots – it’s so important to be comfortable and cosy for all that walking around in Paris, with a chic edge.
    I haven’t been to Paris for ages so this is making me want to book a trip! Glad you’ve been having good weather in Grimaud – I have to wait until January for my next Provencal fix!

  5. Judy
    23rd October 2017 / 17:13

    Very chic, Josephine! I love, LOVE those silver boots!

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