Parisian Scarf

Eiffel Tower 2

Everyone has that one treasured item in their wardrobe.  Maybe you have several like I do, but I have one that is truly special.  When I was sixteen, I traveled to France as part of my high school’s trip for students in the advanced French class.  I come from a small town so traveling to France was my dream come true!  We visited most of the country during our excursion from Normandy to the Loire Valley, but what really made an impression on me was Paris. It is a beautiful city that everyone should visit at least once.

Eiffel Tower

Paris was truly magical: the dining, the sightseeing, and the shopping!  Where I purchased my beautiful treasured scarf is probably at the most famed shopping plaza in all of Europe: Galeries Lafayette.  These photos of the Galeries Lafayette were taken by me (in fact, all of these photos were taken by me) and I could not have been more astonished at how beautiful the Galeries were!  It is one of the most gorgeous places that I had ever seen!

Galeries Lafayette 2

Galeries Lafayette Dome

What did I buy?  Well, I was a kid on a trip to Europe so I didn’t have unlimited funds, but I did purchase the following: two bottles of perfume – Chanel No. 5 and Lancome’s Tresor and the incredibly beautiful nautical themed French silk scarf from a small boutique in the Galeries Lafayette.  The perfume has long since been used, but my beautiful silk scarf still remains.  I wear it on special occasions and it’s always a conversation piece.  Mostly, the topic is that I picked it out and bought it when I was sixteen!  But, of course, the conversation always comes back to Paris and my time there.  I feel very fortunate to have had that trip and look forward to many trips to Paris in my future!  For me, Paris is the center of the universe!

Paris Scarf


  1. I clicked on this post because I saw the featured image and was like, “Wow I love that scarf!” and now that I read the story I love it even more! 🙂

    I actually have a very similar scarf and story from my first trip to Milan about half a year ago. It was a work trip that I left for 2 days after my wedding, which was hard, but I grew so much as a person during those two months! I bought my scarf from a vendor at one of the little street markets. It’s blush and camel colored but had as similar overall aesthetic as yours! And It definitely has the same significance to me as what you’re describing.

    Xx Maya from Maya Unmarketed

  2. The scarf is gorgeous and you had great taste at 16. I love Paris too and always find little gift items to bring home when I visit… 🙂

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