In all honesty I did think I had said farewell to bare leg weather for yet another year, which as I have stated many a time before, is one of my least favourite times of year.
Little did I know however, a whirlwind two day trip to Paris earlier this month gave me that final injection of sun on my bones and chance to whip out something a tad more summery in the form of my new favourite leopard mini dress.
I bought this dress towards the end of the summer season in August/September time but sadly didn’t have an opportunity to wear it. In my head I was thinking it would be an autumn/winter piece paired with tights and a big cardigan until it would be warm enough next year to wear it as I had hoped.
But when I checked the weather for mine and Luke’s two day trip to Paris at the start of October I saw that the temperature was going to hit highs of 25 degrees C! (What in the what now?!). Naturally I thought it was the perfect opportunity to don a mini dress bare legged one last time in 2018 (during the daytime anyway!), and also the perfect opportunity to debut my little leopard print number.
I had been on the hunt for the perfect leopard print dress this season and this sassy number from New Look was just what I wanted. Admittedly I did order a couple before I found my perfect one. Two size options to start off with, then a petite version to make it just that little bit shorter. The ‘regular’ version sat just above my knees in what I thought to be a bit of an awkward length so the petite version ended up being just the right ‘flippy mini dress’ length.
Paired with my trusty high top cons and my red Topshop bucket bag, it was the perfect outfit to explore the beautiful city of Paris. Especially on such a glorious couple of days. I honestly couldn’t believe how gorgeous the weather was for the start of October! Not too hot to be pounding the pavements and seeing the sights, yet warm enough to stroll in the sun without a heavy coat. Absolute perfection.
dress – NEW LOOK | bag – TOPSHOP | shoes – CONVERSE
Have you ever been to Paris at this time of the year?