Have you ever heard someone say that Paris is the “city of romance?” While lovey-dovey romance wasn’t in the air for me, I did enjoy the beautiful scenery of Paris and the romantic French language all around me as I toured the city. One thing I noticed during my travels is that I really dress to fit my destination. When I was in Thailand, I wore bright colors and tropical prints; for Paris I made sure I packed outfits that were “Parisian chic,” outfits that would fit the overall atmosphere of this city of romance.

パリは「愛の街」という表現を聞いたことはありますか?一人旅をしていても、東京では見れないようなロマンティックな街並をぶらりと散歩したり、ショップの店員さんやメトロのアナウンスなどで美しく響くフランス語を聞いているだけで、「ロマンス」を味わうことができました。最近旅をして思ったのが、旅先に合わせた洋服を準備してること。タイへ行った時はトロピカルプリントや夏らしい明るい色合いの服を多く持っていきました。そしてパリへ、なるべく街の風景に合うようなパリジェンヌ・シックをイメージした洋服を選びました。どれだけその街に馴染めるか、身に付ける洋服で変わるし、旅行中の気分もワンランク上がる気がします。

I found this black floral set up while randomly shopping on Asos, and I thought it would make a perfect outfit(s) for my Paris trip. I say it plurally because with set ups, you can style the top or the bottom with other items, hence creating more outfits. I only wear florals if it’s against black, and with the oriental motif of the crane in this one, I knew I had to have it. Of course a chic outfit like this would look best with heels, but unfortunately it just wasn’t possible with all the walking I was doing every single day in Paris. Thank goodness for my metallic ballet flats from Charles & Keith.

黒い花柄模様のセットアップはAsosで見つけた瞬間、「パリにぴったり!」と思い、すぐに購入ボタンをポチっと押してしまいました。セットアップの魅力的なところは、別々で着て更にコーディネートを組むことができることです。あと、黒に花柄というのが凄く好きだし、鶴の和なモチーフもツボでした。本当はヒールと合わせたかったのですが、一日中歩きっ放しの中流石に無理でした。Charles & Keithのメタリックフラットシューズ持っていって良かった!

Traveling to different countries is a great way to experiment with your personal style, as I myself have learned through my recent trips. Stepping out of your comfort zone sometimes is the best confidence booster. I felt so comfortable wearing this elegant set up in the streets of Paris, and I felt very “Parisienne,” which definitely made the experience even more enjoyable.

海外へ行くことによって、個人スタイルの幅も広くなことを最近感じました。自分のコンフォート・ゾーンから一歩踏み出すためにも良い機会なのでは、と思います。洋服のチョイスで少しでも「パリジェンヌ」に近づくことによって、パリをもっと楽しめることができた気がします。

Asos top & skirt (in blue), Metrocity bag (similar here), SLY earrings, zeroUV sunglasses, Charles & Keith flats

All photos by Joachim Plump 

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It’s like you stepped out of Vogue! Both you and your friend look gorgeous and the silk fabric is stunning : )

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You sure do look incredible in these dark florals, friend! I love the Parisian chic + Samantha vibe 🙂

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Dear Samantha,
I really love how you dress to enhance the mood and atmosphere of the place you are visiting. This magnificent floral against black with the fabulous crane is perfect and I love the fact it’s 2 pieces, giving you multiple options for styling. Paris is definitely a romantic place to be and you couldn’t possibly be more beautiful! The chic ballet flats are amazing!

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You literally always look like you stepped right out of a magazine! You must have turned so many heads with that outfit. You killed it, as always!

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That dress is everything!!! It really looks super good on you. I haven’t been to Paris in years and I have to get back there. When I go I won’t look for romance though…only fashion! Lol.

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とっても素敵な柄のお洋服ですね!
パリと和柄、私もいつか挑戦してみたいです。
この前の、まりこさんからのコメント、(インテリアの記事の)すごく嬉しかったです♡

akiko

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That dress looks fabulous on you. You always know how to style everything. Great look.

Xxgracie

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All I want in life is to be your friend!! I swear you have the best, unique style and I would love to just hang out with you and take photos 🙂 I feel like an encounter with you would really spark new creativity in me!

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I am seriously obsessed with your style babe! The print on that dress is to die for and the fabric looks really cooling and comfortable. xo, sharon

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What a gorgeous floral two piece! I love that it is separate so you can wear them together or individually. I totally get dressing for the country you are in and I am going to Paris this Fall and need to start thinking of outfit options soon. You look amazing in this two piece and I love that you wore them with flats because it is so practically when being a tourist. Beautiful photos Samantha! xoxo, Christine
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I saw that set on ASOS and didn’t even bother getting it since I knew I couldn’t pull it off. You, on the other hand, pulled it off nicely and it was the perfect choice for Paris. Those metallic flats are bomb too 🙂

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When I saw your first picture in the blog I say WOW she does look totally incredible. I love this floral set on you and for Paris! great choice, Samantha. As always you look so beautiful and stylish! Amazing photography!

Happy Weekend! xx. Gina

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When you talk about Paris and romance …and see your dress with roses, remind me at the YSL Paris perfume that smells like a rose . It just came to my mind to see you with your dress and roses, coincidence. Do not you think that? A real inspiration…
Xx
Eva
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I can’t wait to be back next month for fashion week. I love Paris, it’s so beautiful. You look amazing love.

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You’ve definitely brought the beauty of Eastern Asia with this two piece set – which I didn’t realise was a two piece until you stated! The sheen of the fabric, and the slits make a cool twist on traditional attire xx

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Love that shot in front of the blue door! Looks like the perfect dress on you for your Parisian moment! Paris is my favourite, take me back!!
xx Jenelle
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This outfit looks so Parisian chic and unique! I like that it is a set with top and bottom and can be styled separately. The slit makes it look sexy but in a subtle and tasteful way and I love that photo of you in front of the blue door!!

~ xo Sheree
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Indeed, this dress looks a little bit oriental, because of the silk material and print – and it is gorgeous, especially on you. I like to shop at ASOS, because I always can find some good pieces there.
Paris is so romantic and you dress was so on point there!

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You look so stunning in that set! Such a great purchase from Asos! I can totally see it being worn and mixed and matched in many different ways. You certainly looked like a stylish Parisienne!

xo, Jo
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Haha, I was actually laughing as you don’t even wanna know how I adapted my style for NYC… Oh well, that’s another story. No romantic activities for me in Paris either, but I do soak up the romance in the air and I love how you even incorporate your ever so immaculate style and truly outshine whatever a so called Parisienne is supposed to look like by wearing that beautiful floral dress! You’re a fashion chameleon and as I’ve said so many times before, I truly admire your style!
Thomas xx

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OMG!! Dropping my jaw for this floral dress!! It’s so stunning!!! Definitely a great statement dress to have for this summer. I could totally go to fashion shows with that dress!! Are you going to fashion shows in Paris? could totally recycle it =P

xx, Jessie
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You look so Parisian chic Sam! That’s why I love two piece sets. The whole mix and match thing really works wonders. I do like wearing two pieces together for the most part, but I like the option of splitting them up and wearing them separately. The black florals are soo pretty and perfect for a stroll in Paris!

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