Friday, July 20, 2012

Feste e Franci

Black Shirt With Ties- Madewell
Camel Colored High-Waisted Shots- Madewell
Gold Necklace-Vintage

Today I got to meet up in Piazza Duomo with my old friend, Francesca, from 3rd grade!  It's really crazy how two people can still be friends from that long ago even if they now live in different countries.  Francesca and I walked around centro; through Mercato San Lorenzo (market where they sell various thing from jewlery, to leather jackets and purses), to Brandy Melville where I bought the shirt I wore in the previous post, to Kiko (a makeup store), and finally to get some well-deserved gelato.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Up All Night

Crop Top- Brandy and Melville
Neon Yellow ombre' Shorts- GAP
Silver Belt- New York & Company

Still not done blogging about my trip to Italy, but I thought I would blog about something a little bit more recent for a change!  This is the outfit that I wore to the One Direction concert.  It was tons of fun and we even got a glimpse of Niall Horan, the drummer Josh Devine, and Olly Murs outside their tour bus before the concert started. Props to getting to the venue early and to the shrieks of teenage girls that let you know where to go! 


Friday, July 13, 2012

Ciliegie Italiane

Light Blue Striped Dress- Target
Brown Lace Vest- American Threads

Italian summer day spent perfectly: Church in the morning, lunch at 13 Gobbi with old friends, viewing the exhibit "Americani a Firenze" at Strozzi, window shopping, and on our way home, stopping for some delicious on-the-road cherries! (Best thing you can buy with 3 euro...) Ciao,


Monday, July 2, 2012

Black Stripes and Boboli Gardens

Black and White Striped Sweater- Black House White Market

Ciao ragazzi! For all of my outfits I wore on this trip I didn't quite have any sort of 'inspiration'; I had to pre-pick everything I planned to wear as I packed for the trip.  However, weather can very well infuence the final look of any outfit, so that was what I mainly kept in mind as I packed for Italy.  During June, the weather in Italy can fluctuate a lot; one day it will be scorching hot and the next you will be wearing jeans and a sweater.  This day was a happy median between the two extremes-the perfect weather to wear capris and a sweater that you can take off as the day progresses and it gets hotter. 

The first place we went was Villa Bardini.  These are beautiful gardens that used to belong to Florence's very first antique dealer.  In the middle of the gardens we discovered a loggia that had been transformed into a little restaurant, which is where we ended up eating lunch.  The loggia overlooks Florence, giving the spectators an alluring and clear view of the whole city of Florence. 
We proceeded along the gardens to find the little passageway that connects Villa Bardini to the Boboli Gardens.  The gardens there were just as beautiful as the ones in Villa Bardini, however, they were much more crowded as they are a more popular site for both tourists and locals to visit.

Views on the way to the Boboli Gardens
Boboli Gardens

Boboli Gardens (didn't take many pictures...sorry!)

We didn't have a plan for the rest of the day so we walked around Florence looking at the piazze, the shops, and famous archetechture.
Santo Spirito
(Renaissance church...the facade was never finished)
Shoe maker's store...makes custom shoes to this day!

Gucci Showroom

I think I found my future vehicle! :)

As we headed home after our long day of adventures, we drove past Piazzale Michelangelo and spontaniously decided to hop out of the car and look at the undescribable view.  While we were there we found out that the Cinquecento Club was having one of their parties.  All of the club members tricked out cars were on display, and we even got to go inside one of them!
A presto!
View form Piazzale Michelangelo
Pizzale Michelangelo Cinquecento Club