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Summertime Blues

May 21, 2017

Okay, this post isn’t actually about having the blues at all. In fact, I am tremendously happy and more relaxed now that I’m out of school. This semester was academically rigorous and emotionally draining and I am just very grateful it is now over.

Summer is my absolute favorite season. I find that picking outfits in the summer is much easier than finding an immense amount of clothes to layer and pair in the winter. Plus, the bright colors are so much more fun to work with.

Memorial Day is right around the corner, which means it’ll soon be socially acceptable to wear white pants again. (Although I don’t entirely follow that rule year around.)  But, wearing white pants always means finding fun shirts to pair it with.

My go-to favorite color has always been blue. Blue and white together is my favorite color combination (add pink and my heart flutters <3 ). I found the cutest blue pieces within the past month that I have listed all below to make the perfect summer outfit.

 

My birthday is the first week of May and, unfortunately, always falls during final exams. But, this year my friends made it really special. They gave me these adorable silver balloons so I could post Taylor Swift’s “22” caption on my Instagram. 🙂 LOL.

I also found this perfect blue and white pin striped dress to wear for the day at (where else?) Zara.

I’ve also got my hair done at the drybar on the morning of my birthday for the past few years as a treat to myself. 🙂

This next look has a top I also found at Zara. It’s so cute and flirty for the summer. I paired it with my white ripped jeans from Abercrombie.

Speaking of fun blue tops & white jeans. I found this top (for under $20) at Forever21, just the other day!! I’m loving off the shoulder tops lately and this is a great statement piece for the summer. (JUST LOOK AT THOSE POM POMS <3 )

If you want to go for a more simple look to wear to the beach, this next look would be perfect. I didn’t link the full outfit at the bottom because it is extremely similar to the outfit I wore in Amalfi on my post here. I got the top at TJ Maxx back in January, and the shorts and headband at Forever21.

I’ve spent all winter missing Italy so much (as I still do) that I haven’t really been appreciating home. But, now that summer is right around the corner I am so grateful that I’m surrounded by ocean all the time.

I’m going to Nantucket next weekend for Figawi Race Weekend and I am struggling to find outfits this year! I usually would just wear a Vineyard Vines hat and Shep Shirt all weekend. But, I’m thinking something different this year! I still want something preppy and comfortable. Any suggestions? Let me know in the comments below!

Outfit Links:

BIRTHDAY OUTFIT: Dress (similar here and here)  // Monogram Necklace // Heels // Number Balloons

OUTFIT 2: Top (similar here) // Jeans (also here)

OUTFIT 3: Top (similar here, here, and here) // Jeans (also here)

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Florence Finds

March 10, 2017

I miss just about everything about living in Florence. But, although my wallet may say otherwise, I have been missing the shopping the most lately.

Anyone who knows me is aware that I have a serious shopping problem. Whether it be after a stressful day, or a long workout, I’m constantly making up excuses to “reward myself” by buying that extra pair of shoes that I just NEED.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Most of these pictures were taken in the Boboli Gardens, at Palazzo Pitti in Florence. The back of the 18th Century coffee house in the gardens made the perfect backsplash for the pictures. At the front of the coffee house you can also find some of the best panoramic views of the city. 10/10 would recommend.

This was taken outside of Santa Croce where I lived. 

Florence has a four-story woman’s Zara in Piazza della Repubblica as well as another store right across the street for men, woman, and children! So, does it come as much of a surprise that the majority of this outfit was purchased there?

I had a pair of black over the knee boots at home that I forgot to pack. But, since I had become an expert at braving the walk of high heels on the cobblestone streets, I knew I had to have this skin-tight pair from Zara for only €40. (My mom wasn’t too pleased by that impulse buy).

The floppy hat was a staple I knew I had to have to match the outfit. This one was purchased at a cute little boutique right outside Palazzo Pitti. (I can’t remember the name 🙁 )

I had been wanting a faux-fur coat for a while during my time abroad. There was a black one from Zara that I had been debating to spend €90 on but couldn’t seem to justify that after finding this one. I purchased this one at a boutique called Ginger right next to Shake Cafe on Via del Corso. The whole store has cheap and fashionable finds. This coat was only €50 and it had a hood, which I loved, as well as the contrast of color between the grey and black. But, the one thing I love the most about this coat is how soft and FLUFFY it is! Everyone is always wanting to come up and hug me when I’m wearing it and I can never complain about getting too many hugs. 🙂

 

 

I have been ITCHING to get back to Europe and travel some more. School and life have been taking its toll on me lately which has been making me look forward to summer and starting work again to save for my next adventure. The only question is; where to next?

 

 

Outfit Link:

Gingham Top // Skater Skirt (similar; mine is a knit one from Zara) // Floppy Hat (similar) // Faux-Fur Coat (similar) // Over-the-Knee Boots // Bag (similar; mine was found at the leather market in Florence)

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