The Paris Factor. Or How Carven Stole My Heart.

The answer is, yes, I do have a 2 foot-tall wire Eiffel Tower in my bedroom.  Paris is the first place I ever went to visit outside of the United States and I have been charmed ever since.  Don't judge me when I say I have actually lost count of the number of times I have been to the City of Lights/Love/Wine & Cheese.  (It helps that I lived in London for 7 years and could literally get on a train and be there in 2 hours.)  Generally, despite previous admission of Eiffel Tower replica, I like to make sure my adoration of Paris is slightly more understated.  If you're going to be obsessed with something, try to stay classy.  That's my rule of thumb.

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So when I came across Carven's somewhat recent collection featuring, what I would deem, understated maps of Paris, I fell immediately in love.  I have spent a potentially excessive amount of time in the last 24 hours staring at items from this collection trying to justify the expenditure on an item from the collection (going between the dress and the wedges).  I can't justify them right now, but you can bet your bottom dollar I have set-up a sale alert on these bad boys.

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What would you choose?  Has this collection won your heart, fellow Francophiles?

Check out the entire collection on Net-A-Porter here.

(All images c/o Pinterest)