Parisians at play on a sunny Sunday

Parisians at play on a sunny Sunday

During my brief stay in Paris, I was so lucky to have the opportunity to observe the Parisians at play. Susan of Unefemme and I were able to stroll around the Jardin du Luxemburg on a sunny Sunday and enjoy some of the activities taking place in my favourite park. I always like to stay in the 6th Arrondissement so that I am within walking distance of this majestic open space.

Never one to miss a photo opportunity I always have my camera at the ready. We could not resist taking some photos early in the morning on our way to the park. The light highlighted the magnificent architectural columns.

The second day in Paris was warm so I was able to wear my navy linen handkerchief dress without needing a sweater or jacket. I continued to wear my Paul Green sneakers (similar) (US link) as we did a lot of walking which is, in my opinion, the best way to explore Paris. Wearing comfortable shoes is of paramount importance. In hindsight I might have added a thick soled pair of sandals to my capsule wardrobe; however, I could not fit anything else into my suitcase. I am not sure that I have a suitable pair so that is probably on my list to source, possibly in the sales which are already starting.

For my American readers, there are some great sandals on sale at Nordstrom

My navy linen dress seems to have sold out online which is strange as I saw some in John Lewis last week, however, they do have the same style in a subtle stripe which would be great for holidays.

Parisians at play on a sunny Sunday

Watching children playing with their sailboats was such fun.

Jardin du Luxembourg Paris

Tai Chi in the Jardin du Luxembourg

Strolling through the park Susan and I came across several groups practising Tai Chi. What a lovely way to start a Sunday. They looked so relaxed and peaceful. I have only tried Tai Chi a few times and know that it takes a lot of concentration to get into the flow.

Navy linen dress

Necklaces, scarves and hats are one of my favourite ways to ring the changes to my outfits when I travel. A simple outfit can look so different when you change up your accessories. They don’t take up much room in your suitcase.

Parisians at play on a sunny Sunday

And the band did play while we took some time out to sit at one of the cafes in the park

Navy linen dress. Paris capsule wardrobe

All photos of me taken by Susan of Unefemme.

I still have lots more photographs to process so pop back next week when I will be sharing my final outfit from my capsule wardrobe and also some street style photos plus a summary of trends that I noticed the chic Parisian women were wearing.



  1. 15th June 2018 / 13:39

    Loving your Parisian posts, Josephine. It’s very casual here in Marseillan near Montpellier!

  2. Lynne Savage
    15th June 2018 / 22:48

    Sigh. Paris. A long way from Australia. I am in outback oz travelling by caravan and wearing Planet Shoes walking sandals in blue suede (available online and brilliant), black bamboo lightweight slacks with pockets and blue floral lightweight shortsleeved top. Big floppy canvas hat and crossbody black bag completes me. I can put up with sharing facilities but not feeling I look “stylish” appropriate to the circumstances. Love your blog.

  3. Esta lewis
    6th July 2018 / 08:45

    Have bought the linen dress and love it

    • 6th July 2018 / 15:34

      Hi Esta
      Glad you like it. I am getting a lot of wear out of mine.

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