Aix-en-Provence


One of our favorite stops in France was a three day stay in the city of Aix-en-Provence. Coming from Annecy (read our posts here and here) where the temperatures were a little milder than expected, we were relieved to see that Provence had the proper summer weather. Our days were spent wandering aimlessly around town and stopping every so often to eat some of the best French pastries we've ever had (shout out to Weibel for being our go-to breakfast spot). We sat outside of cafes for hours and stuffed ourselves full with quiches, croissants, and fruit tarts, while catching each other up on our travels during the weeks we were apart. Since we usually get up early start to the day, we were able to catch the daily morning market and stock up on fresh fruit (strawberries and nectarines in particular) and sample some of the best local, homemade jam and honey. Provence was one of our favorite towns we visited in the south of France since it seemed to be less of a tourist destination, and therefore gave us a better idea of how everyday life is for the locals.

Unlike Annecy, where the town is painted with the colors of the rainbow, the buildings of Aix-en-Provence are pretty muted, with the majority of the town painted a soft, golden yellow with rustic blue accents. We were inspired by the natural colors of this city and selected outfits that were similar to the vibe of this quaint city. Playing with different prints, Mel sported an off the shoulder striped poplin top with floral printed bottoms and completed her look with white strappy sandals and a delicate bar necklace. Jess chose earthy tones for her outfit by pairing a ruffle sleeved, salmon top with a forest green skater skirt. She wanted to keep her look fresh and clean by skipping out on the heavy accessories and instead focused on her hair by tying it up in a low chignon with a side french braid.

Outfit Details Jess: Top - Zara (similar), Skirt - Zara (sold out) (similar), Sandals - DSW

Mel: Top - Zara, Bottoms - Zara, Sandals - Steve Madden

#Travel #France #Provence

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