3.28.2014

EDUCATIONAL VALUE / Bologna stroll in comfy college outfit at the oldest university

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TGIF!  On the way to Florence from Venice we took a day trip to Bologna to explore the city with the city with the world's oldest (continuously operating) university.  We logged another 10 miles exploring this college city and spent a good amount of the time looking up and admiring the porticos.  In my opinion one of the best ways to see a city is to get a bird's eye view of the city and that means climbing up to a high point.  In Bologna I believe the highest point would be the top of the Torre Asinelli and if you can stomach the windy wooden stairs that look like any amount of weight may crack them, it is definitely worth it to climb up.  Afterwards you can reward yourself with spaghetti bolognese.
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cropped leather jacket
college comfy outfit
Joie leather jacket (last worn here; similar options here, here, and here) / James Perse T-shirt /
Seven for all Mankind skinnies (old but similar) / scarf from local shop in Afghanistan /
Nike Rosche Run sneakers / Celine black nano

I hope you enjoy your weekend!  If you are interested I have included a few pictures of some of the sights around Bologna.  One of the attractions (if you can call it that) that I was most excited to see was the Teatro Anatomical, it won't be hard to spot that amongst the pictures :)  Thank you for letting me share!

3.25.2014

LOST IN VENICE / Red silk, black skinnies and Louis Vuitton Favorite PM

burberry marystow trench
Buongiorno!  21+ miles of walking later my sister and I have finished exploring Venice and it is quite literally one of the most picturesque cities we have ever seen.  It has been said time and time again by travelers, guides, and experts that one should get lost in Venice to truly experience the city and that is exactly what we did; I wish we had an app (at that time, I have since downloaded one) that traced our path because I would love to know where we walked.

This outfit post is different as my sister captured the outfit throughout the entire day in Venice starting from morning to night.  In the afternoon and towards the evening it started to rain but a little rain didn't stop us.  Armed with an umbrella and my weatherproof trench we explored away.  The trench also kept me warm when temperatures dropped at night.

3.21.2014

VERONA STROLLING / Silk dress with Nike running shoes to explore

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My sister and I made it safely to Italy!  Currently we are at the third city stop, Venice, of our Italy vacation (if the few hours in Milan counts) but before we got here we spent a little over a day exploring Verona.  Learning from my last vacation in Italy (previous entries 1, 2, 3, 4) I opted for comfort and went with a pair of running shoes for the 10+ miles of walking we did!  I must say that it feels great to actually feel my feet at the end of the day.  However that is more than I can say about my knees because lugging around an almost 40lb luggage up stairs for our room and onto the train resulted in more than enough bruises which you will see in later pictures I am sure.  Ouch.
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DKNY jean jacket (old; similar options here, here, and here) / Amanda Uprichard Halley dress (diff silhouette) / 
Talbots necklace / BCBG zipper peplum belt (alternative options here, here, and here)
Celine nano luggage bag / Nike Roshe Run

Pain aside we really enjoyed everything that the quaint city of Verona has to offer, from the unique attractions and sights to the charming allure of the people.  If you are interested, I would love to share some pictures we took during our time in Verona =)  I will leave those under the cut since there are a lot of pictures.  Also if you have any suggestions for Venice, Bologna, Florence, and Rome, I am ready to take them!

3.17.2014

THE FRENCH LAUNDRY / The food pictures and the dining experience

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Dining at The French Laundry is one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that you spend months looking forward to, hours experiencing, and remembering forever.  I posted the outfit I wore for dinner at the restaurant in the last entry and wanted to share the food pictures and our experience in this entry.

3.12.2014

ROSES ON CANVAS / Ted Baker floral flare dress and patent pink accessories

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It's hump day! Happy Wednesday!  You know those stories you hear (or what you see in movies and on TV shows) about a kid receiving a costume of their favorite superhero or princess and wanting to wear the costume every.single.day for weeks if not months?  I never had that experience growing up as my family was not big on costumes and celebrating Halloween.  I remember walking through the annual Halloween parade in elementary school as Snow White for three years straight, each year the costume getting shorter and shorter because I outgrew it and of course I was never even close to winning the best costume in that parade, haha.  However, almost two decades later, I think I am now that kid and this outfit is that costume.

3.08.2014

WHITE TRADITIONS / Bright white, hot pink and emerald Proenza Schouler PS1

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This time last year I was in Napa with Shane and it's back to Napa again this weekend.  And since I am all about traditions this year I am keeping true by wearing the same silk blouse I wore last year and basically the same formula: Top + skinny jeans + bright shoes w/ complementary colored purse = outfit.  It'll be tradition to wear this blouse every year around this year, haha.  When Shane and I are in Napa we usually make it a point to stop by V. Sattui Winery to pick up some deli meat, bread, cheese, and of course wine and and have a picnic on their grounds.  However this time we may change it up as I've been wanting to check out Castello di Amoroso.  What are some of your favorite wineries in Napa?  We're always up to try new places so would love to hear suggestions, stories, good times and bad if you don't mind sharing :)
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