The Best View in Paris

The Best View in Paris

Compared to what we did in London, our sightseeing of Paris was mostly about the arts. We opted out of spending a half of the day on getting to the top of the Eiffel Tower and decided to observe the city from the Montparnasse Tower instead. Considered that we only saw a tourist or two while getting on top of the 56 flights high skyscraper, it was one of the most enjoyable touristy locations in Paris.

We also got lucky as the weather was simply perfect. The entire week happened to be gloomy and rainy (we even complained that Paris weather is even worse than London weather!), but the day we scheduled our Montparnasse Tower tour, the skies cleared up and we saw the buildings located a few miles away from our observation point. Compared my impression of this sightseeing tour to the one at the Eiffel Tower my mom told me about, I believe we made a better vacation planning decision. No tourists, no lines, not overselling – and the absolutely fabulous view!

For this adventure, I picked perhaps the most casual look you’ve ever seen me wearing on the blog. I was running out of clean clothes and I didn’t find anything clothes-wise to buy in Paris (except a new pair of Louboutins that I can’t wait to share with you!). Surprisingly, I saw just a few uniquely French stores in Paris – and the rest was all about internationally renowned brands. While it is tempting to pick a few designed items while in Europe (tax return makes such a price difference!) I didn’t find anything that I could wear while in Paris. Hence the jeans (you know that I never-ever wear jeans!) and a striped shirt from Zara.

Talking about Zara, is it just me or you also never heard about Zara Home? I’m stopping by at the NYC store on Fifth Avenue every week but I never knew the brand has a home goods selection. I guess they just didn’t introduce Zara Home to the U.S. market yet because I would be the first one in line to shop there! While in Paris, I never picked up anything for home though as my suitcase was full of French pharmacy beauty products that I hoarded to review on the blog. But I did some damage when it comes to luxury fashion – stay tuned for a roundup on all the goodies I picked while in Paris!

OUTFIT DETAILS: Stripe Shirt // Ripped Jeans // Sonia Rykiel Shoes
Mansur Gavriel Bag // Valley Sunglasses // Escape Watch

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  1. Awesome girl Check out my website


    Posted 11.14.17 Reply
  2. Jessica wrote:

    Katya, you look super adorable. Love this look exploring and enjoying the sights in Paris! xx

    Jessica |

    Posted 10.19.17 Reply
  3. ANGELEBABY wrote:

    love the details in your jeans! paris is such a beautiful city x

    Posted 10.16.17 Reply
  4. Such a gorgeous outfit! I really love the bag and shirt. Gemma x

    Posted 10.16.17 Reply
  5. Beautiful view and I love those jeans! Paris is such a wonderful place!

    Heather xx

    Posted 10.16.17 Reply
  6. This is such a lovely post and loving all your photos – absolutely stunning!!! :)
    Layla xx

    Posted 10.16.17 Reply
  7. Eena wrote:

    Glad to hear you had a great time exploring Paris. This is such a lovely view; thanks for sharing!

    cabin twenty-four

    Posted 10.16.17 Reply
  8. mahryska wrote:

    you are such a cutie and that view is amazing!
    kisses from the sandpit ☀️☀️

    Posted 10.16.17 Reply
  9. C A M I wrote:

    What an amazing view! Those jeans are so chic!

    My Vogue Style |

    Posted 10.15.17 Reply
  10. Mercy wrote:

    That’s a great location to view Paris indeed. Going to observation deck was helpful for me too when I was in NY. Love the jeans, so hip and cool. Zara saved me also when I was running out of clean clothes on my recent holiday. Nice to read your post.

    Posted 10.15.17 Reply
    • Haha it’s not the first time with me shopping instead of doing laundry too! Zara is indeed a perfect match for such occasions! It’s affordable and the quality is great — oftentimes I wear these “no clean clothes” pieces for many years after the trip. So it’s all worth it!

      I’ve been in NYC for almost 10 years and I’ve never been to observation deck there. Perhaps, it makes sense to explore your own city as a tourist every once in a while! Yay to a staycation!

      Posted 10.17.17 Reply
  11. Nancy wrote:

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun exploring through Paris! I always enjoy observing the arts that any city has to offer. I didn’t know there’s such a thing as Zara Home either! Sounds like a place I need to check out XD.

    Posted 10.15.17 Reply
  12. Love the flats! That view is incredible!

    Hope //

    Posted 10.15.17 Reply
  13. Susan Tran wrote:

    What a great idea to go to the Montparnasse Tower instead! Even though I love iconic sites, I think crowds and waiting in huge lines really takes away the magic sometimes. We’ve been looking at flights to Paris recently, and this is good to know!
    Also, I love the shoes you have on! So perfect for site seeing but still so cute!

    Susie |

    Posted 10.15.17 Reply
  14. Yara Mel Rozaay wrote:

    You look beautiful! Love the jeans, sunnies and shirt :)

    Posted 10.15.17 Reply
  15. Wow such a stunning view! Love the detail on these jeans!

    Posted 10.15.17 Reply
  16. Siffat Haider wrote:

    What a beautiful view, and super cute outfit!

    Posted 10.15.17 Reply
  17. Your sunglasses are so amazing, love this look

    Posted 10.15.17 Reply
  18. Dominique wrote:

    That really is a gorgeous view! Looking forward to seeing your new shoes xx

    Posted 10.14.17 Reply
  19. I love the shape of those sunglasses! And what a beautiful day for sightseeing!

    – Michelle –
    MICHELLE X PAN | A surrealist fashion blog

    Posted 10.14.17 Reply
  20. I’ve only been to Paris once but it is such a beautiful city! These photos are amazing x

    Posted 10.14.17 Reply
  21. Elise wrote:

    This is breathtaking! I love those jeans too! So cute!
    Elise |

    Posted 10.14.17 Reply
  22. Ahh so amazing! Cute outfit too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    Posted 10.14.17 Reply
  23. Len Dela Peña Parent wrote:

    You look super cute girl! Love these photos! Great styling!
    Have a wonderful weekend ahead!
    Much love, Len

    Posted 10.13.17 Reply
  24. Lesley Kim wrote:

    LOVE this whole outfit!

    Posted 10.13.17 Reply
  25. Meet Miri wrote:

    I really love Paris but I have never been to this viewing point. I have to check it out next time :)

    Posted 10.13.17 Reply
  26. What a spectacular trip, even if you didn’t find much to buy!!

    Posted 10.13.17 Reply
  27. Jane Fitfabfun wrote:

    Love this casual look! Those jeans are so cool!
    xo, Jane

    Posted 10.13.17 Reply
  28. Great photos and I love your casual look!
    I love the striped shirt and those pink pumps!
    Julia x

    Posted 10.13.17 Reply
  29. Anika May wrote:

    Such an amazing city, I love Paris! Great photos!

    Anika |

    Posted 10.13.17 Reply
  30. Smile51 wrote:

    You are right. I have been to Paris often. Yes you are the best view.

    Posted 10.13.17 Reply
  31. Blaire Bingham wrote:

    Your outfit is absolutely perfect! I love the stripes with the pop of blue in your bag. I can’t imagine a better outfit for exploring Paris.
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

    Posted 10.13.17 Reply
  32. Dressed With Soul wrote:

    Thanks and I love your relaxed look!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    Posted 10.13.17 Reply