Paris – New Years Eve 2009-2010

Happy new year, darlings!

I hope all of you had a fantastic NYE and saw in the new decade in style. I had an absolutely amazing New Year’s Eve in Paris, it was absolutely unforgettable! It was snowing, not really heavily, but how special is that?! The road trip was epic, over 500 miles in 2 days, but way worth it. This is the furthest I’ve roadtripped so I wasn’t sure what to wear but I knew comfort was paramount! I wore something similar to what I would wear on a flight, a comfy dress and leggings with thick socks. It’s an unbeatable travel combination!

Dress – Blue Inc

We decided to head to the Champs Elysees for midnight, it was like a massive street party the atmosphere was crazy! It’s by far the chicest way to see in the new year, and I thought it was very appropriate to be wearing new clothes from head to toe. It was so unbelievably cold though. I did wear a coat, but could have done with scarf, gloves and thermals!

Top – Topshop, Belt – Primark, Skirt – River Island, Boots – New Look

The next day, we took in the sites of Paris. For me, that meant heading to Chanel on Rue Cambon and then onto Colette while keeping an eye out for Karl Lagerfeld’s yellow Hummer!! I didn’t spot him, but there’s always next time 😉 After seeing Coco Before Chanel, I’ve been a bit obsessed by Chanel and I’ve been dying to see the Rue Cambon store. Unfortunately all the shops were closed but I took loads of pictures of the gorgeous window display.

Cape – ASOS



While we were in Paris, it was snowing very lightly. However, on the way to Calais, the snow started coming down pretty hard. So hard that we were in standstill traffic for what seemed like forever…well long enough to create a, well it’s not quite a snowman but that’s what I’ll call it!I That was the perfect end to my mini adventure, I hadn’t played in the snow for years!

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. Winnie
    January 2, 2010 / 11:35 pm

    Haha Reena, your NYE looks like it was awesome and completely memorable. Loving the Chanel pics! That red bag is a bit gorgeous!Loving the giant snowball!!! It looks like a bale of hay (cept made of snow of course!)

  2. Meg
    January 3, 2010 / 2:01 am

    It looks like you had so much fun! Too bad the Chanel store was closed. And I love your giant snowball!

  3. Kelly
    January 3, 2010 / 3:02 am

    I love the NYE outfit, looks gorgeous! Glad you had a great trip to Paris 🙂

  4. SR@MyStyle
    January 3, 2010 / 5:14 pm

    Hi there-what a totally fabulous New year, lucky you and you look just lovely!! Wishing you a Happy New Year too my dear!!

  5. yiqin;
    January 3, 2010 / 6:26 pm

    So fun to play wit snow!!

  6. Dream Sequins
    January 4, 2010 / 1:16 am

    You look absolutely gorgeous and you travel in style 🙂 Happy New Year to you! May 2010 bring you love, success, happiness and MANY new adventures!!

  7. daisychain
    January 4, 2010 / 9:43 am

    Happy new year sweetheart x

  8. Juliet
    January 4, 2010 / 10:00 am

    Happy New Year!juliet xxx

  9. Sheena
    January 4, 2010 / 8:26 pm

    Happy 2010! Sounds like you had a perfect NYE. What a way to ring in the New Year! Great pictures!

  10. Annie Spandex
    January 5, 2010 / 7:04 am

    That's so freaking killer! It's my dream to celebrate the new year in Paris. Also, you look great 🙂

  11. Join the Gossip
    January 6, 2010 / 11:52 pm

    How fun! Def a memorable night! Glad you had fun =)Love your NYE outfit!Happy 2010

  12. Glendy
    January 8, 2010 / 12:26 am

    Love love the pics, what an amazing trip, the snow ball is so funny lol, btw I also love your style, what a great outfit 🙂

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