Lace + Bow // Our Paris Apartment Rental (airbnb) Review

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Ann Taylor pants c/o xxsp, H&M; camisole (lots of similar ones) xs, Manolo Blahnik BB pumps sz 35, Celine box bag

I wrote about our overall apartment rental experience in a recent post, and wanted to share a few more thoughts on our Paris rental along with some photos! As mentioned earlier, we’ve rented two Airbnb units in Paris over recent years (you can see just a snippet of the first one in this post) and both of the actual apartments turned out to be quite similar. Both units were in classic Haussmann-style buildings, with floor-to-ceiling windows, hardwood floors, big ornate mirrors over fireplaces, and wall /ceiling moulding details that felt quintessentially Parisian. They photographed beautifully, but I do want to note both units were also old, with little cracks here and there and creaky floors.

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The apartment we stayed at this month did have a renovated bathroom with spacious shower (you need to bring or purchase your own toiletries), and a fairly new kitchen. It was family-friendly and could sleep up to 6, plus there was a playpen along with several strollers stored away in the closets. One benefit I forgot to mention in my initial post about apartment rentals is significant potential savings, especially if you’re traveling in a group that exceeds the capacity for a hotel room. The location of this one was also very convenient in the vibrant Le Marais neighborhood, steps from a subway, grocery stores, and restaurants galore (plus, it was on a very well-known street so no confusion by taxis or Uber drivers)! If anyone is interested, the listing is here, and here is a signup link (referral) with a $40 discount.

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I love the juxtaposition of a delicate lace cami against flowy, fuller-coverage trousers or a pair of skinny jeans. I didn’t have a blazer with me, but a simple cropped one would have been the perfect way to top off this ensemble with either jeans or pants. Of course this is not a look suitable for work, but it’s an unexpectedly chic look for dinner out or date night!
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It’s no secret that one of my favorite pant silhouettes is the high-waisted, wide-leg cut which can do visual wonders on even shorter legs. The pair I’m wearing here is in a lighter weight flowy material, with a slightly cropped length and a bow sash belt – my favorite feature! I’m wearing an xxs petite without any alterations.

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  1. Thanks for sharing the review of your rental! I love staying in VRBOs when I travel, and this one looks great!

    Style by Joules

    Posted 1.4.17 Reply
  2. Sharan wrote:

    Love this outfit! You style everything so beautifully.


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  3. Anna wrote:

    The camisole looks so pretty on you! Love the lace details! And the apartment is a dream!

    Posted 12.30.16 Reply
  4. Love the neutral palette and stunning setting!

    Jen | affecionada

    Posted 12.30.16 Reply
  5. Stunning combination, love the silhouette!

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  7. MizEats wrote:

    Oh so chic and classy – these words describe not only the outfit but Jean as well!

    Posted 12.30.16 Reply
  8. Such a classy look! Love it!

    Posted 12.30.16 Reply
  9. Love this look, so elegant!

    Posted 12.30.16 Reply
  10. Annabelle wrote:

    Looove this outfit! Looks fabulous!

    x Annabelle

    Posted 12.30.16 Reply
  11. anita b. wrote:

    Sophisticated look!!! I am going to aim for this look next time thanks for the inspiration Jean @imnotarunner

    Posted 12.30.16 Reply
  12. Love the lace details! Happy New Year!

    Posted 12.30.16 Reply
  13. Those pants are amazing!

    Liz @

    Posted 12.30.16 Reply
  14. Such a beautiful apartment and great outfit! Rose pants are incredible

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  16. Tynka. wrote:

    perfect <3

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  17. You look beautiful! X

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  19. Anonymous wrote:

    Hi Jean, can you share how to do such pretty pony tail? how do you make your hair on the head look so full, add height and shaped so nicely all the around the head ?

    Posted 12.30.16 Reply
  20. Gosh you always look incredible. I love everything about this outfit.
    The Pale Tails
    – Beckie x

    Posted 12.30.16 Reply
  21. Jaime wrote:

    That cami and pants combo is absolutely gorgeous!! I'm obsessed!

    ♡ Jaime

    Posted 12.30.16 Reply
  22. Erg, please stop being so perfect! I love the neutral palette of the photos.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 12.29.16 Reply
  23. This look is sooo pretty! And that apartment is dreamy as heck.

    Posted 12.29.16 Reply

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