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9.4.16

Another Spontaneous Weekend in Summer... Oh wait, it's Spring! // Photo Diary

Hey there,

Remember when my boyfriend and I decided to play spontaneous people and ended at the beach last Saturday? Well it's becoming an habit for us because on the next day we took the car and drove to the Kings and Queens place! This time, things got real because it was not planned at all. We both woke up late on Sunday morning, but when we looked at the sun shining outside, we got dressed and hit the road with music blasting out of the car and me singing out loud, yet again. Oh right, I forgot to tell you where we went, well we decided to visit the amazing gardens of Versailles. Back in September, we visited the castle with my family, it's quite a must see here in Paris, and you won't find a kid there that didn't visit Versailles with its school.




This time we found our way to the gardens under a sunny and hot weather similar to a lovely day in June. Our spontaneity got us to Versailles late, unfortunately, but luckily we skipped the queue because at that time of the day, aka 3:00 pm, all the tourists are already in the castle and not outside waiting to get in. We still had to queue to get 2 tickets for the garden because foolishly we thought we could just walk around the gardens for free, like we did in the castle, but no... €7 for a long walk through a fairy garden with not that much crowd.




The gardens are amazing but I'm just gonna be honest €14 for 2 is a little bit expensive, especially when you don't have that much time to enjoy the whole tour of the garden. If you have the whole day, great, enjoy walking around because it will literally take you 5 hours to walk around this beautiful place. But, if like us, you only have 2 hours because you woke up late and you don't want to spend the night there, well you just take your €7 tickets and get the most of it.





Originally, when I thought foolishly that the entrance to the gardens was going to be free, I thought we would just walk through the garden, enjoy the view, and then get to the Trianon, Small Trianon and the Queen's domain. BUT, when you pay for something you just want to "make profits out of it", like I'm not going to pay €14 just to cross a garden to get to some other places where the entrance is free. So we enjoyed our little walk through high trees, majestic fountains and ancient sculptures, to the sound of classical music, feeling like we were in the 17th Century.






It was a good walk, an amazing walk actually when you have this view. There was not that many people, which was weird since it was Sunday and the first good sunny day we got since the beginning of Spring. However, it was already 5:00 pm, clouds were coming our way, and we didn't want to leave too late, so we made our way toward the Trianon, the small Trianon, and the domain, originally what I came here for. The gardens are cool but the small Trianon's garden is amazing as well! Literally, it feels like walking into a different time, a different space, and it's just mind-blowing, the architecture, the ceilings, the art... everything.






And it was only the Trianon! When we got out of this prink treasure of architecture, I mean, just look at it? Isn't it pretty? Anyway, so we walked, and walked, and walked, to realize that we didn't feel like going to the Small Trianon, and would rather walk to the Queen's domain, with the farm, the flowers etc. Well, our spontaneity didn't plan what was coming for us. In fact, we quickly found out that you cannot go directly to the Queen's domain, you have to get in the small Trianon, pass the garden of the Trianon and then find your way toward the domain, aka you still have at least a 1 hour walk to go see the cute farm animals.




When it comes to this place, trust me, I'm like a child. I wanted to see that place, really really bad, because it is literally majestic and amazing, and it feels like a Disney movie in real life, only better. But sometimes the grown up inside of you takes the lead. And you realized that no matter how excited the child inside of you is, your feet and your headache tell you that you don't really want to walk that long in those shoes. Because it feels like your toes are already coming out of your boots! So when we realized on the map the distance between where we were, and where we wanted to go, we decided to pass on this one and just come back on another day. So we made our way back to the train station, tired and dying under grey clouds and that was the end of our #SundayFunday. 




It was an amazing day, and I got a few things out of it. First, always trust the spontaneous person inside of you, because a little spontaneity never hurt anybody. Second, this Zara shirt is definitely one of my Spring must have even though it looks like the cutest pyjama shirt ever; and last but not least, those shoes were definitely not made for walking but they are adorable. The details of this outfit are just below by the way.

I hope you liked this post. I'll see you soon, but until next time, you can follow me on Instagram, because I'm really active up there, and you can also follow me on Blog Lovin so you'll know exactly when I post something. 

Love,

Elsa. 

Hat: Urban Outfitters 
Pink Trench Coat: Paul and Joe, previous collection
Polka dots Shirt: Zara
Black "leather" Joni Jeans: Topshop 
Low boots: Mark and Spencer
Bag: Redherring from Debenhams
Sunglasses: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Lipstick: Ruby Woo from Mac

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