Parisian Inspired Accessories & A Guide to Paris’ Saint Germain

February 25, 2020

Parisian Inspired Outfit I wit & whimsy

Whenever I am in Paris I have a specific aesthetic and formulaic way of dressing while there. I look for simple and chic pieces that can be worn multiple ways and truly every day I get excited to get dressed.

Sarah Flint Silk Scarf I wit & whimsy

Sarah Flint Natalie Bow Flat in Nude I wit & whimsy

Meghan Donovan in Paris I wit & whimsy

And when it comes to accessories for these looks I want them to be impactful, comfortable and timeless. Enter Sarah Flint’s shoes and new scarves. I was so excited when Sarah’s team shared that they’d be releasing two of my favorite pairs in a new perfectly Sand Calf neutral color. The Sarah Flint Natalie Bow Flat is truly the perfect Parisian shoe – it’s simple yet stylish and oh so comfortable as is the mark of Sarah Flint shoes. I get asked about what shoes to bring to Paris often and what I love the most about the Natalie is that it goes with any outfit. It’s casual enough for jeans but thanks to the delicate style and darling bow detail you can wear these with dresses and skirts for outfits that are dressier. This new calf color goes with any outfit you’d be packing for a trip making it ideal to pop into your suitcase for any of your next trips. Fun anecdote about this shoe? When it launched it sold out in 24 hours…and then sold out again two more times! Meghan Markle has been seen in the shoe and at one point it had a waitlist of 25,000!

Sarah Flint Natalie Bow Flat in Nude I wit & whimsy

Sarah Flint Silk Scarf I wit & whimsy

I also adorned my looks with one of Sarah’s new silk scarves that can be worn a multitude of ways to add a pop of personality to any look. The silk scarves will launch in two colors on March 8th and I loved getting to have an advanced sample to style while in Paris.

Sarah Flint Natalie Bow Flat in Nude I wit & whimsy

Sarah Flint Natalie Bow Flat in Nude I wit & whimsy

Sarah Flint Natalie Bow Flat in Nude I wit & whimsy

As a part of showcasing these new pieces I wore in Paris the other week, I wanted to share a mini-guide to one of Paris’ most popular and famous neighborhoods: Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

Le Hibou: This chic café is a great spot to be among locals for a late lunch or afternoon aperitif.

Claus: Paris has several locations of this casual eatery beloved for its breakfast and lunch. On weekends you can get a multi-course brunch.

Prescription Cocktail Club: This spot is a fun time to go and be surprised and delighted by what the bartenders mix up for you. Perfect for drinks with your girlfriends.

Le Bonaparte: Not only is this one of the most photogenic cafés in Paris, it is a favorite for breakfast in Saint Germain.

Café de Flore: This institution is famed for its historical roots and floral facade but it also remains as popular today for its home on Boulevard Saint Germain. Go for the people watching and breakfast but don’t expect much of the service. The hot chocolate is also a personal favorite.

Pierre Hermé: Don’t miss the ispahan croissant (forever grateful to my friend Briony who introduced me to this sweet!) or the delicious macarons from one of France’s most famous pastry chefs.

À La Mère de la Famille: An age old chocolate shop serving up beautifully packaged sweets that make for perfect gifts or souvenirs.

Pierre Marcolini: I absolutely love this chocolatier. You can’t go wrong with any of their beautiful creations but I am partial to the milk chocolate praline creations.

Hôtel Récamier: A favorite Left Bank hotel that’s tucked off the beautiful Saint Suplice square.

Luxembourg Gardens: You can’t go to Paris without visiting these famed gardens that capture light and the Parisian Park culture so well.

Buly 1803: Visiting this shop feels like stepping back in time. Try the variety of potions and lotions and bring back a souvenir you’ll use regularly.

Ladurée: If their macarons or hot chocolate are on your Paris to do list, I recommend the Saint Germain location.

Astier de Villate: A store full of porcelain and glasswares that’s fun to browse.

Les Deux Magots: The perfect Parisian café for an afternoon drink to rest your feet.

Citypharma: A mecca of discounted French beauty products.

The River Seine: Saint Germain sits on the Left Bank of the Seine and it is lovely to walk along when the weather allows. Be sure to browse the booksellers when their stalls are open.

Have you been to Saint Germain? Would love to hear if you have a favorite spot!

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As part of today’s post, I’m excited to offer you an exclusive code for $50 off your first purchase of shoes on SarahFlint.com. Use code SARAHFLINT-MEGHAN (in all caps) at check out and let me know which style you choose!

Shop the Post:

Look One: Sarah Flint Natalie Bow Flat + Silk Scarf // Stories Sweater (Size L) // Agolde Jeans (Size 28) // Box Bag // Everlane Coat (size 4)

Look Two: Sarah Flint Natalie Flats + Silk Scarf // One Third Jacket (Size L) // Everlane Sweater (Size M) // Agolde Toni Jeans (Size 27)

This post is in collaboration with Sarah Flint. Thank you so much for supporting the brands I love to work with! You can see our last collaboration here.

[Carter Fish Photography]

10 comments on “Parisian Inspired Accessories & A Guide to Paris’ Saint Germain”

  1. I just love how “Paris” this outfit is, Meghan!! I have had my eye on Sarah Flint shoes for a while now, and those flats might just be it!! I know the comfort legacy they come with, but was/is it difficult to break them in around the heel? I can sometimes look at backs of shoes, and get blisters, ahaha! Hope you have a better end to your week! 🙂

    xx Libby
    https://premedwearspearls.blogspot.com/

    1. For me they’ve had a bit of wearing in but that’s because of the quality of the leather and shape- it’s always worth it in my opinion and you can always insert those cushion gels too! Of course every foot is different!

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