Paris Shop Windows, Sights And Sounds | une femme d'un certain âge

Window Shopping In Paris

Jewelry shop window display in Paris. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Paris shop windows are always such a delight! So much thought and creativity goes into these window displays.

Paris window display: children's clothing. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Above, a children’s clothing store.

This will be a short post, as I allowed myself some extra sleep this morning, and am off to meet up with Greetje (No Fear Of Fashion) who will be arriving shortly. I’m sure we’ll get up to some shenanigans, including many coffee breaks!

Yesterday I enjoyed a lovely lunch with Tish. We caught up with all of our personal and family news, and of course the conversation turned to style. We had an interesting discussion on the concept of “classic” style, and our different interpretations of it. I’m going to ruminate on this a bit, and work on a future post.

Spent the rest of the afternoon trying to keep moving to help myself adjust to the time zone. Mostly stuck to window shopping (lèche-vitrine) but hope to do a bit of the real thing. I’m keeping an eye out for a cardigan coat with some interesting color/texture. And scarves, bien sûr. I’ll be sure to capture more of these fabulous shop windows to share too.

I’ll leave you with this, a little moment of Paris bliss. (Turn on the sound for full effect.)

6 bells and all’s well. Tap to hear the bells. #paris #enterrasse #wineoclock #paristravel #travelblogger #unefemmeduncertainage #joiedevivre

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  1. October 20, 2017 / 3:50 am

    Wonderful updates. Can’t wait for more!
    BTW, not sure whether you want/need a haircut, but I used to go all the time in Paris. I just trusted them, and was never disappointed.

  2. Christie
    October 20, 2017 / 6:05 am

    Just got back from a month in Italy and I followed your travel suggestions for a 12 piece wardrobe with some modifications. It was spot on and I wanted to thank you for your dressing suggestions. I have just retired and am looking to reinvent my style. I adored the fashions in the major cities and I feel you do the best by bringing the European influence into your dressing choices and are a true inspiration. Merci for all that you do.

  3. October 20, 2017 / 6:26 am

    Really enjoying these posts, Sue. I have a couple of solo days in Paris early in the new year, and beginning to plan and daydream how I’ll spend them. Watching you move through the city on your own is a nice way to visualize the potential! Walking, people-watching, admiring the shop windows. . . . ah. . . .

  4. Susan D.
    October 20, 2017 / 7:33 am

    Love the video! I would love it if you did one of those everyday on your trip! Have a wonderful time!

  5. PAM
    October 20, 2017 / 11:46 am

    Loved hearing the sounds!!

  6. Ann
    October 20, 2017 / 12:37 pm

    What I miss most about Europe…the bells. Love it

  7. October 20, 2017 / 1:15 pm

    Ahh so nice to be here with you. Having fun and indeed lots of coffee (for me).

  8. October 20, 2017 / 2:34 pm

    Merci for the moment in Paris complete with sound! It’s on my bucket list!

  9. Francoise
    October 21, 2017 / 1:29 pm

    love hearing the sounds as well. Still think about the video with birdsong from Lake Como!

  10. Kate Quinn
    October 22, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    In Paris -day 5 our first time and loving it! Even the stormy skies today didn’t dim our excitement. Thanks for your terrific posts and tips! Enjoy Paris!

  11. October 23, 2017 / 11:36 am

    Paris and its sounds and sights. Thank you so much for that soundscape. Beautiful!

    BTW, I just returned from my 50th college reunion and channeled your version of dressing/packing. I did my best to eschew any approach that reeked of Trying Too Hard. As a result, I was sooo pleased with how I felt in my most authentic version of me. I learned some things about what works for me, and it’s a lot less dressy than I used to think was “classic.” My current version of classic can be 501s, a white shirt, and flats. Or a graphic teeshirt, black jeans, an unfussy black blazer, and 2-inch heeled boots.

    Thank you for unapologetically dressing like you wish. You’ve helped me find the courage to do so at an event that could have been pretty “judgey.”

    Needless to say, I really look forward to your essay on the new American classics.

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