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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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Lifestyle

Dorm Room Decor

January 31, 2017

Welcome to my first blog post! 🙂

I’m so excited to share my dorm room with you since I LIVE for decorating. I still have a few minor decorations to add but I just could not wait to share!

The inspiration for this semester was a whole lot of white with touches of gold and rose pink. Finding my ruched duvet on PBteen really tied the look together perfectly!

I love the company Desenio for any kind of prints. I found these ones on there and couldn’t love the combination more!

I have a serious problem with spending a mass amount of my money on throw pillow that I have no where to put. So, of course I squealed in delight when I found WillaSkyeHome on Etsy. Both the dalmatian-print pillow and the rose pink one behind it are from her shop.

^^ My little European-inspired book stack since I’m missing my home away from home.

I found this canvas extremely cheap at Michaels. So, I bought it with no idea what I was going to paint on it. It seemed only fitting to paint a world map after my recent travels. The beauty of painting it all myself is being able to match the colors perfectly to the rest of my room. I wanted to paint it larger than normal to add emphasis to Italy and Cape Cod (pic below), which is also why Hawaii and the majority of Asia aren’t there (whoops!).

I’m finally living with some of my really close friends in a suite this year after having been forced to live in a freshman dorm my first two years of college. Although it doesn’t compare to my view or apartment in Florence (posts to come), the extra space is wonderful and I’m looking forward to a great semester!

BEDDING: PBteen Duvet & sham // Faux-Fur Throw (similar// Headboard–homemade! (tutorial from THIS blogger!) // Gold Sun Mirror // Blush Pink Pillow (18×18// Dalmatian-Print Pillow (12×18// Velvet Monogram Pillow (12×12)

ROOM DECOR: Desenio ‘breathe’ Print // Desenio Abstract Water print // Desenio Abstract Paint Print // Desenio ‘keep life simple’ Print // Gold Candle // Desk lamp & Vase with Roses (Home Goods! not available online) //

BOOK STACK: Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling’ Book  // ‘Stealing Rembrandts’ Book ( this and the Michelangelo book are great reads for any art history lover!) // ‘Little Book of Prada’ // ‘Versailles’ Table Book // ‘La Dolce Vita’ Table Book

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