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Monday, August 23, 2010

Let Me Eat Cake: A Day Trip To Versailles

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Getting to Versailles was a bit of a journey involving three different trains (why is the most convenient route oh-so-inconveniently closed?) and epic qeues, but the Sun King's Chateau was worth every obstacle. From the moment you pass the gilded gates your eyes are treated to a visual feast that doesn't let up for a second. It was bright, warm day and sunshine streamed through the palace windows highlighting every inch of velvet wallpapper, naked cupids, and crystal chandeliers. It's hard to not admire the extravagance, although the means used in this creation were deplorable...Fortunately, the only excess I indulged while there was the number of pictures I took (200+).
the clothes horse, paris, france, versailles, sun king palace, chateau, personal style, fashion, decadence, revolution, vintage dress, t-strap flats, green dress, polka dot dress, cheap monday sunglasses
the clothes horse, paris, france, versailles, sun king palace, chateau, personal style, fashion, decadence, revolution, vintage dress, t-strap flats, green dress, polka dot dress, cheap monday sunglasses
the clothes horse, paris, france, versailles, sun king palace, chateau, personal style, fashion, decadence, revolution, vintage dress, t-strap flats, green dress, polka dot dress, cheap monday sunglasses
the clothes horse, paris, france, versailles, sun king palace, chateau, personal style, fashion, decadence, revolution, vintage dress, t-strap flats, green dress, polka dot dress, cheap monday sunglasses
the clothes horse, paris, france, versailles, sun king palace, chateau, personal style, fashion, decadence, revolution, vintage dress, t-strap flats, green dress, polka dot dress, cheap monday sunglasses
the clothes horse, paris, france, versailles, sun king palace, chateau, personal style, fashion, decadence, revolution, vintage dress, t-strap flats, green dress, polka dot dress, cheap monday sunglasses
the clothes horse, paris, france, versailles, sun king palace, chateau, personal style, fashion, decadence, revolution, vintage dress, t-strap flats, green dress, polka dot dress, cheap monday sunglasses
the clothes horse, paris, france, versailles, sun king palace, chateau, personal style, fashion, decadence, revolution, vintage dress, t-strap flats, green dress, polka dot dress, cheap monday sunglasses
the clothes horse, paris, france, versailles, sun king palace, chateau, personal style, fashion, decadence, revolution, vintage dress, t-strap flats, green dress, polka dot dress, cheap monday sunglasses
the clothes horse, paris, france, versailles, sun king palace, chateau, personal style, fashion, decadence, revolution, vintage dress, t-strap flats, green dress, polka dot dress, cheap monday sunglasses
the clothes horse, paris, france, versailles, sun king palace, chateau, personal style, fashion, decadence, revolution, vintage dress, t-strap flats, green dress, polka dot dress, cheap monday sunglasses
the clothes horse, paris, france, versailles, sun king palace, chateau, personal style, fashion, decadence, revolution, vintage dress, t-strap flats, green dress, polka dot dress, cheap monday sunglasses
the clothes horse, paris, france, versailles, sun king palace, chateau, personal style, fashion, decadence, revolution, vintage dress, t-strap flats, green dress, polka dot dress, cheap monday sunglasses
the clothes horse, paris, france, versailles, sun king palace, chateau, personal style, fashion, decadence, revolution, vintage dress, t-strap flats, green dress, polka dot dress, cheap monday sunglasses
the clothes horse, paris, france, versailles, sun king palace, chateau, personal style, fashion, decadence, revolution, vintage dress, t-strap flats, green dress, polka dot dress, cheap monday sunglasses
the clothes horse, paris, france, versailles, sun king palace, chateau, personal style, fashion, decadence, revolution, vintage dress, t-strap flats, green dress, polka dot dress, cheap monday sunglasses
the clothes horse, paris, france, versailles, sun king palace, chateau, personal style, fashion, decadence, revolution, vintage dress, t-strap flats, green dress, polka dot dress, cheap monday sunglasses
the clothes horse, paris, france, versailles, sun king palace, chateau, personal style, fashion, decadence, revolution, vintage dress, t-strap flats, green dress, polka dot dress, cheap monday sunglasses
Outfit details:
Cheap Monday sunglasses
vintage dress
UO belt & flats
Deux Lux purse
*pictures of me, courtesy of my sister

50 comments:

Meghan said...

Everything there is quite amazing! I love your shoes.

eatsleepwear said...

OOOOOO I love this vintage frock. I feel like you blend right into the parisian lifestyle!!

I freakin love all these photos! So amazing to be in Franceeee :))))

xo, Kim www.eatsleepwear.com

à la Modest said...

The first photo is fun! Love how that turned out with the angle! Cute outfit, as always :) That is a lot of photos, but I'm sure it was worth it!

Heather said...

Love your outfit! Great pictures too.
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Polina said...

gorgeous photos!

Rosie said...

Beautiful! Wish I got to see the inside, we went on a monday when Versailles was closed :(

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Cute dress and that place looks amazing! Daisy Dayz Home

Catherine - The Girl In The Paper Dress said...

It looks beautiful. I want to go te versailles so badly because I am obssessed with european history. Imagine all of the grandure that occured not to mention the Treaty of Versailles, which in turn caused the modern world to be what it is! Ohhh! Getting caught up in history. By the way, I love the dress!

Celeste said...

i went to versailles while i was in paris as well- it's huge and so gorgeous! glad you had a good time :)

Fatiha Faulzi said...

I love how adorable you look in the first picture!

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Becca Jane said...

everything is so amazingly beautiful! lovely shots - and you are looking quite pretty yourself!

Emma said...

I'm so jealous you got to go to Versaille! I went there when I was 9 and loved it, but I'd love to go back now that I have more of an appreciation for it. Hope you had fun! Isn't it just gorgeous!

Lulu and the Locket said...

cutsie dress and belt, love! Ahh Versailles such unadulterated opulence! x

Mother of Style said...

I love Versailles! It's such a beautiful place. I hope you have more photos to post of this portion of your travels :)

tess said...

Versailles was my favorite part of my visit to Paris, did you two hike all the way out to Le Petit Trianon? That was so beautiful when I went

Elli said...

I love the photos :]

My Republic of Fashion said...

Oh, I love Versailles so much. The gardens are just amazing! Fantastic dress. :)SarahD

Crescent Seward said...

You looked super cute in the belted dress and flats, perfect for a tourist, but more importantly, how crazy over the top is Versailles!?

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ewe said...

great dress and i love your t-bars

Tiffany said...

My husband proposed to me in the Hall of Mirrors at Versailles last summer! Such a decadent palace, and the surrounding town is as quaint as they come. I'm reliving my European vacation through your eyes, so keep snapping those pictures! (I love the clothes you've packed for this trip!)

Grace said...

Wow what a fabulous place!!

Jennifer Dawn said...

Wow, your pictures are beautiful! I'd love to go there one day.

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throughrosetintedlenses said...

Looks amazing!
And you look so cute in the first photo!

Kathryn XxX

bubbs said...

Fabulous photos! If you have some time in Paris and plan on going back...you should rent a bicycle to ride around the gardens and also explore the little town of Versaille. My sweetey and I did this and LOVED it. I hope you're enjoying my favourite city!

Bubbs
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Laura xo said...

Versailles is beautiful ♥
Absolutely stunning photos! xo

vintagewithatwist said...

all of your gorgeous photos make me want to go back to Europe very soon!
lovely dress!

Winnie said...

I never went to Versailles when I visited Paris, it was always on my to-do list and it still is! Looks really wonderful! Great photos!

purelovefashion said...

Sme beautiful photos here.

Love the dress, shoes and bag; hair looks amazing too.

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Mel said...

Note to self: If I ever go to France I HAVE TO VISIT VERSAILLES! Oh my gosh, your pictures are all so gorgeous! Versailles looks amazingly beautiful!

Maria at Bachman's Sparrow said...

Oh my! I bet it was heaven being there! Lovely pictures :)

xoxo Maria

chellbellz.com said...

i can't wait to travel

reckless daughter said...

Versailles is such a magical place, how can you be blamed for taking so many photos! Also, I LOVE that painting of the Princesses coronation -I think that is part of it featured above - it's incredible.

Diana, Songs and Fairy Tales said...

Versailles is just magical. I was there a few year ago and enjoyed every second of the trip. And your photos are stunning..how do you do it? You're so talented!

Love, Diana
Songs and Fairy Tales

Eda ♥ said...

Wonderful images and you look fabulous darling!

*following your blog flower*

Eda x

Style and coffee said...

Great pics!
The first one is really funny!

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Amber Blue Bird said...

Lovely photos and cute shoes. They must be comfortable.

lisa said...

Versailles is wonderful! My favourite part of it was Marie Antoinette's tiny village. You look like you had a wonderful time there and your outfit is fantastic, as always. :-)

Rocío said...

great pictures!!!!!!!

xxx

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meowsk said...

So beautiful! I am loving these vacay posts - especially since I skipped France and Italy in favor of Austria last time I was over there. Nice to see it through such inspiring eyes.

Flor said...

Beautiful pictures and outfit! versalles is such an amazing place, the moment you enter is like you're being transported to another era.

libys11 said...

beautiful as always!!! your pictures never fail to amaze me!! i love this outfit of yours too.. it makes your hair really stand out! :D

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Malicious Mallory said...

Lovely! As always, you look spectacular, I love your ring, and I'm insanely jealous of your European travels. :)

Britty said...

beautiful pictures!!! i really your dress

Stephanie said...

Your vacation post makes me want to pack up and go somewhere for a few weeks.

Mani said...

Your outfit's so cute :) I wish I could go to France now!

QuiteQuaint said...

I'm not surprised you took so many photos, it looks like such a beautiful place, I'd love to visit. I like the fist picture from behind the tree!! x

Pansy said...

*SWOONS*

That's all I can say. I want to go so badly!

JazzyG. said...

This outfit is pure cuteness!

Lauren! said...

Ahh that is so great that you are in France. I can tell you are totally loving it. I haven't looked through all your pics yet, but I must recommend Fontainebleau if you can get there. It's only an hour outside of Paris, and I actually enjoyed it more than Versailles--the architecture, interiors, and furnishings offer much more variety over a longer period of time with multiple Napoleons! Don't get me wrong, Versailles is great, but I think you would enjoy Fontainebleau as well. Have a great rest of your trip! We leave for Paris in 3 weeks, crazy enough!

Mae Lu said...

Versailles should be said, "Vair-[sigh]"... a literal sigh, for all the grandeur, gilt, glitz and shine.

Imagine living in a home with acres and acres of immaculately tended gardens, halls of painted mural ceilings, rooms and rooms of just chandeliers and blue brocade fabric walls... It is a dream.

Then you wake up to incredible maintenance bills as well as through the stratosphere electric bills.

But still, a girl can dream.

XX.
Mae Lu, thereafterish.

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