A Long Sunday In Paris

Sunday in Paris - Stella Asteria

Happy Friday everyone! What a nice phrase to say right? I hope you had a great week so far! Today I share with you an outfit from last Sunday here in Paris!

As many of you who follow me on social media already know, I am on a mission to explore every inch of Paris, and to gradually make the transition from a visitor to a local. The truth is that this is something that requires a lot of time and effort for any expat anywhere in the world, but I am more than willing to make it work and so far it goes great.

Last Sunday, we went at the area of Saint Germein de Prรฉs where we met with a couple of friends/colleagues from Mykonos, who had visited Paris for their anniversary. We had a coffee and a sinful amount of delicious desserts at one of the most famous and iconic cafรฉs of Paris, Deux Magots. It was so great meeting our friends and enjoy this beautiful Sunday with them, while jumping from one topic of discussion to another. I love it when friends are visiting.

Later our friends had to catch their flight back to Greece, so Anestis and I decided to go back home on foot and explore a little bit more the city on our way.

We took some photos around Deux Magots and continued to the 1st arrondissement. At some point we found ourselves at Pont des Arts, a beautiful pedestrian bridge which crosses the River Seine. This is where Anestis proposed two years ago and it was the first time we passed by this specific bridge since then. Before we were at the middle of the bridge, we got caught in a downpour! It was a surreal mix of sun, rain, blue skies, a rainbow and a downpour, that would make even the most heartless person in the world feel intensely romantic! I was so excited to be there, under the downpour, with my love, taking photos, laughing and feeling exactly as happy and ecstatic as I felt at this bridge two years ago! Wasnโ€™t it magical or what?

As for my look, I wanted to wear something really warm, casual and comfortable, yet stylish, so thereโ€™s not much to say about the styling today. I pretty much wore the first pieces I saw in my closet that day! ๐Ÿ˜‰ How do you like it?

So what about you? How would you like to spend your Sundays?

Wishing you an amazing weekend ahead!

Love,

Stella

 

I was wearing:

Ermanno Scervino coat (similarย hereย and affordable versionย here)

H&M sweater

H&M striped dress

Zara jeans (similarย here)

Converse All Star sneakers

Ray Ban sunglasses

Photos by: Anestis Iliadis

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  1. 10/02/2017 / 11:50

    H A P P Y F R I D A Y my dear Stella,
    what a beautiful Blogpost and I am so in love with your pictures. Actually you already look like a local for me.
    Such an effortless Style which is typical for me when I think about french Fashion.
    Sounds like a perfect sunday for and so romantic, that Anestis proposed at Pont de Arts.
    Sending you lots of Love,
    Tori | https://abouttori.com/

    • Stella Asteria
      10/02/2017 / 13:30

      Thanks a lot Tori! Happy Friday and have a great start to the weekend!

  2. 10/02/2017 / 13:01

    You know I love you and adore you, Stella, but that photo of Anestis in the sun and rain is just THE BEST! What a magical photo! Is there one of you in the sun and rain too?! I love the image of you with your eyes closed, soaking up the sun and the atmosphere of Paris…. beautiful!

    Your outfit really makes you look French; they love their classic pieces and dark colours, don’t they? I always feel like a bit of a peacock there (which I don’t mind at all!) with all the BCBG navy blazer types. I’m so pleased you had such a lovely Sunday, and I look forward to seeing many more! Enjoy your weekend, special lady. xxx

    • Stella Asteria
      10/02/2017 / 13:30

      Aw thank you so much Lisa, I am so happy to hear that you like our photos, especially the one with Anestis, as I took it hahaha! While we were taking photos of each other at the same time, the lighting was so special with the rain, rainbow, clouds and everything, that from the side of the bride that Anestis was standing, you can see the rain and from the side that I was standing, you can just see me enjoying the sun. It seems like photos were taken at different times! ๐Ÿ™‚
      By the way I would love a French style blazer in my life at this point. You are so right, they love dark colors and even mix black and blue in perfection!
      Thanks so much for your lovely comment my dear Lisa! Have a wonderful Friday and hope to see you soon! xo

    • Stella Asteria
      10/02/2017 / 14:07

      Thanks Melanie!

  3. 10/02/2017 / 15:40

    My dear Stella!
    Wonderful blogpost and as always I’m so in love with your look and shots!
    From all I know about you by now I’m pretty sure you are going to be great exploring the city and you are going to be just like a local pretty soon because everything you do you do with all your heart! Looking forward to explorer more and more with you with every new post on your blog!
    Bisous bisous, ma chรจre amie! โค
    Katharina

    • Stella Asteria
      10/02/2017 / 15:49

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment and inspiration my dear Katharina! Bisous bisous et bon Vendredi! <3

  4. Jo
    10/02/2017 / 17:34

    Well, my Dear. I have just enough time to wish you a lovely weekend. I have, and am, soo busy trying to delegate some of my workload. Having been a bit under the weather, catching up on things seems impossible. But I shall get there.
    Lovely photos. You look gorgeous even when wet.
    Hugs, Jo

    • Stella Asteria
      10/02/2017 / 18:24

      I am totally getting you my dear Jo! Same mood, mode and weather today here! I really need to work at some point but today it’s snowing and I can’t leave my bench window and view! Thank you for your beautiful comment. This bridge is really a happy place for me and I didn’t even mind being there all wet! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a great start to the weekend and hope you don’t get overwhelmed by your to-do list. Just take one thing by the time! xo

  5. 10/02/2017 / 17:40

    Great photos and I absolutely love your outfit! I would love to spend a Sunday in Paris, maybe I should arrange to go there for a weekend soon, it should not be difficult as I live in London so it’s just around the corner! ๐Ÿ™‚

    http://www.gloryofthesnow.com

    • Stella Asteria
      10/02/2017 / 18:25

      Oh yes you should Magda! You are only a train ride away! ๐Ÿ™‚ And weekends in Paris are so beautiful. Like all days actually. ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope to see you here soon! Have a great weekend!

  6. 10/02/2017 / 20:50

    Fab mission Stella , discover this beautiful city and show us some “secret” corner of it ! Like you warm and stylish layering and all splendid shots โค๏ธ๏ธโค๏ธ๏ธโค๏ธ๏ธ
    Messy hair ? Who cares xo xo you look stunning !
    In grosso bacio

    • Stella Asteria
      12/02/2017 / 20:38

      Thanks a lot my darling! Hope you are having a lovely Sunday evening! Today we explored the Canal Saint Martin! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Stella Asteria
      12/02/2017 / 20:36

      Aw thank you so much ma Stella! Bonne semaine! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 11/02/2017 / 01:02

    Your photos are so lovely! I would love to live in Paris. Enjoy your weekend!

    XO Kylen | Kylen Every Wear

    • Stella Asteria
      12/02/2017 / 20:36

      Thank you Kyle, you too! x

    • Stella Asteria
      12/02/2017 / 20:35

      Thank you!

  8. 12/02/2017 / 16:16

    Wonderful shots!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

    • Stella Asteria
      12/02/2017 / 20:35

      Thanks Gil!

  9. Jo
    12/02/2017 / 20:39

    Oh, Stella. It’s good that you missed the excitement (if you can call it that). An unexploded bomb discovered in Thessaloniki, no less.
    I once read that only one third of munitions actually exploded. And they are being found, still, here are in the UK. It’s all rather scary. I had my fill of bombs in London.
    I long for warmer days. It was soo cold here yesterday that I bought myself a lovely Fedora hat.
    Keep warm and dry.
    Ever, Jo

    • Stella Asteria
      12/02/2017 / 21:14

      I feel you my dear Jo! Here it was freezing cold yesterday, today too but a bit better! I had forgotten all about hats, gloves, and winter accessories back in Greece, and I think I need to stock up asap! As for the unexploded bomb in Thessaloniki… For a municipality that has managed to have their salt snow removers frozen from cold, it is really impressive that they were able to disable a bomb! Yes I have read that too about only 1/3 had exploded, scary right?
      Wishing you a great start to the week!
      xo

    • Stella Asteria
      13/02/2017 / 16:52

      Oh yes it does! I remember your post about Montmartre, still have to go to that vineyard ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 13/02/2017 / 08:47

    Very nice post Stella dear! It seems as if you really do love living in your new home, Paris! I have to say it is a lovely place and always enjoying visiting! Your outfit is trรจs chic! have a lovely week ahead!
    xo Yvonne
    http://www.aproposh.com

    • Stella Asteria
      13/02/2017 / 16:54

      Thank you so much my dear Yvonne! Yes I really love living in Paris, and I feel really grateful for being here. Have a great start to the week! ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. 13/02/2017 / 16:42

    Happy Monday Stella! Glad to hear you can call Paris home now ๐Ÿ™‚ Your pictures really make me miss this city! Would love to join you for a nice cup of coffee when I visit Paris ๐Ÿ™‚ Love your outfit btw! So Parisian ๐Ÿ™‚ The oversized coat is to die for!

    xo, Vivian

    http://www.viviantse.net

    • Stella Asteria
      15/02/2017 / 13:41

      So glad you like it my dear! I would love to meet you for coffee here in Paris and show you around my favourite places! Hope you come one day soon! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy hump day hun! xo

    • Stella Asteria
      15/02/2017 / 13:34

      Can you believe I did;t notice him? You are so right, very cute! So glad you like it my dear! Happy hump day xx

  12. 13/02/2017 / 21:00

    I love a good romantic Paris story, I hope you’re very happy there, Paris is huge so have fun taking your time to get to know the nooks and crannies, as a person who moves around a lot, I know it can take a while to transition from visitor to local ๐Ÿ™‚

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog
    My Instagram | Instagram

    • Stella Asteria
      15/02/2017 / 13:35

      OH yes it does especially with a big city like Paris and a huge change from Greece to France. It’s like a different world. But much much better and more beautiful so I am willing to spend a lot of time adjusting ๐Ÿ™‚ So glad you like my post hun! Thanks for stopping by! xo

  13. 14/02/2017 / 06:43

    Absolutely love this chic and relaxed look Stella! Nothing better than exploring Paris and taking in the beautiful sceneries! And how romantic to be back at the bridge that Anestis proposed! Sounds like a weekend well spent hun! xo~ Lena
    http://www.thewanderliste.com

    • Stella Asteria
      15/02/2017 / 13:33

      It was an amazing one my dear Lena! Thanks for asking ๐Ÿ™‚ And have a great rest of the week! xo

  14. Jo
    14/02/2017 / 10:09

    Wishing you a lovely St Valentine’s Day,, my dear Stella. And what a perfect City in which to spend the day.
    Love and hugs, Jo xxx

    • Stella Asteria
      15/02/2017 / 13:30

      Thank you so much my dear Jo! I had an amazing day (also 4 years anniversary today but we celebrate from yesterday morning)! How was your day? xo

    • Stella Asteria
      15/02/2017 / 13:30

      Thank you Merel! xo

  15. 15/02/2017 / 06:07

    Sounds like the perfect Sunday and you look so gorgeous! Love your casual attire and your smile is contagious!! Hope you had the best Valentine’s Day! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

    • Stella Asteria
      15/02/2017 / 13:30

      I had a wonderful day Susanne, thank you so much for asking! Glad you like my look! ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes Sundays in Paris are wonderful, but pretty much any other day is! Happy hump day hun! x

  16. 15/02/2017 / 06:55

    Sounds like a romantic and cozy way to spend a sunday in style…you both look great!

    • Stella Asteria
      15/02/2017 / 13:29

      Yes it was! Thank you dear Scarlett! x

  17. 15/02/2017 / 10:00

    That sounds like an amazing Sunday! I usually shoot all my blog looks on Sunday’s!
    Love this casual chic look and your coat!
    Gorgeous as always!
    xo.
    Taylor
    http://www.itswhatsin.com

    • Stella Asteria
      15/02/2017 / 13:28

      Ah most of us bloggers spend Sundays like you babe! But lately I have started committing other days for that purpose. I always found something magical about spending Sundays relaxed, at least half of the day!
      Glad you like my look ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  18. 15/02/2017 / 22:28

    First of all, loving your comfy chilling Sunday outfit- a maxi coat, trainers, statement bag and you’re good to go! I live in Berlin and on Sunday’s I looove to have brunch and catch up with my girlfriends, I need to get more cultural and perhaps pop into a gallery…I used to also love renting movies on Sundays coz I’m old skool and don’t netflix and anything…have a good evening hon ( :

    • Stella Asteria
      16/02/2017 / 00:22

      Aw thank you Biki, so glad you like my look! Sundays are for casual and comfiness right? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Brunch with girlfriends sounds ideal! And taking some inspiration at a gallery also, I do a lot of window shopping in galleries here in Paris! We are probably among the last people on earth renting movies haha! I just created an account on Netflix for ‘Friends’ and other classics, but my favourite movies will always be in my dvdv collection.
      Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of week my dear! x

  19. 16/02/2017 / 00:01

    Stella what a wonderful Sunday !
    I love these pictures, you look so happy and that shade of red on your lips is perfect.
    Cheers for Sundays and to your new life in Paris .

    • Stella Asteria
      16/02/2017 / 00:19

      Thank you so much my dear Lorena! Wishing you a great rest of the week! xo

  20. 16/02/2017 / 01:45

    The fact that you guys got to explore a part of Paris where you were proposed to is so amazing. To see it now a few years later is so nice! I love that you guys go to capture photos now (two years later) and to share time together as a growing couple in a totally new space. By the way, your photos came out so nicely. Especially the rain shot!!!! I hope you guys get to take as much time as possible getting to know all the big and small parts of Paris. I know in no time you guys will drop the title of tourist and stamp local on yourselves oh-so fast!!!

    • Stella Asteria
      16/02/2017 / 19:46

      Aw thank you my dear Danielle, we hope so too! ๐Ÿ™‚ I am really glad you like my post! Wishing you a happy almost Friday! xo

  21. 16/02/2017 / 05:40

    You are living my dream Stella haha, would be nice to spend Sundays in Paris too. I like your candid shots under the rain, look wonderful.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • Stella Asteria
      16/02/2017 / 19:47

      So glad you like them Mercy! I wish you from my heart to live your dream too one day soon! x

    • Stella Asteria
      16/02/2017 / 19:47

      Thank you Jeanne!

  22. Jo
    16/02/2017 / 13:34

    How odd was that? It looked like someone had hacked over your latest blog. A lot of angst and CAPITAL letters. Not at all like you; more like D TRUMP. It seems to have dissapeared now. How scary Wishing you a lovely day.
    Kisses, Jo

    • Stella Asteria
      16/02/2017 / 19:45

      Hello my dear Jo! Yes it was hacked but thankfully my friend Tatjana saw it and I changed it back to normal immediately. Apparently some people have a lot of free time in their hands… Have a great day my dear! xo

  23. 16/02/2017 / 21:38

    Loving all these photos, Stella! They are gorgeous! I really like hearing about your French adventures and new discoveries! It’s all so romantic! I really do hope I can visit you there one day!
    http://www.streetmadonna.com

    • Stella Asteria
      17/02/2017 / 09:59

      I hope so too my dear! Happy Friday! xo

  24. 16/02/2017 / 21:55

    You are dressed perfectly for a wonderful day in the city!! I love your jeans so much girl!! Looks like you are truly enjoying living in Paris <3

    http://www.stylebymemory.com

    • Stella Asteria
      17/02/2017 / 10:01

      Thank you Joti, I am glad you think it’s a perfect look for a day in Paris! I really do enjoy living here! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy Friday!

    • Stella Asteria
      17/02/2017 / 10:02

      Thanks!

    • Stella Asteria
      17/02/2017 / 11:24

      Thank you!

    • Stella Asteria
      18/02/2017 / 12:35

      Thank you Anaivilo, so glad you like them hun! x

    • Stella Asteria
      18/02/2017 / 18:53

      Thank you babe! Have a nice weekend! xo

  25. 20/02/2017 / 07:20

    Sounds like you hit the ground running. There are so many amazing places to explore in Paris I bet, and France beyond. I wish I could move to Paris, but I suppose I’ll just live vicariously through you now. What is it about just the sound of Paris that makes people excited and longing to visit? Sounds like Paris has a special place in your heart with all the history you share with your partner. Love your cozy casual look! That navy coat is so chic, especially with a big comfy scarf. Keep wandering and sharing with us!

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

    • Stella Asteria
      20/02/2017 / 15:02

      I promise I will my dear Yasmin! Yes it’s true, people when they just hear the word “Paris” pop hearts out of their eyes! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great week!

  26. 20/02/2017 / 09:44

    I love this look. When it’s cold, it’s not easy to always look good and you wear the long coat and sneakers so well!
    It’s so cute that it rained and you look so happy. I mean, how amazing is fate that you return to the spot that you got engaged and you happily wander around through the rain together? It’s special. Iadore the fact that you included a picture of Anestis at the end. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sometime’s it’s just wonderful to splurge on sweets. I mean, the day seemed pretty special, so why not finish off with all the things you love, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

    • Stella Asteria
      20/02/2017 / 14:56

      Exactly my darling! It was a really magical Sunday! Wishing you a great week full of blessings! (and sweets hehe) xoxo

  27. 21/02/2017 / 08:07

    I seriously love that you styled that stunningly chic oversized coat with such a casual ensemble. I love the juxtaposition between dressy and casual and you have accomplished this perfectly by pairing that coat with the distressed denim and sneakers! I’d love to recreate a similar look <3

    xoxo
    Rina Samantha
    http://www.andshedressed.com

    • Stella Asteria
      21/02/2017 / 22:37

      I would love to see a similar look from you my dear! Can;t wait to check your sporty chic today’s post as well! Hope you are having a great week so far and thanks for your beautiful comments! xo

    • Stella Asteria
      24/02/2017 / 13:07

      Thanks babe!

  28. 09/03/2017 / 23:38

    This is the perfect casual and comfy look for exploring Paris, because it’s still cool and hip! You look so awesome!

    • Stella Asteria
      11/03/2017 / 14:14

      Thank you Kasi!

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