4.26.2014

RE-WORKED / Floral Peter Pilotto for Target peplum and white fit-and-flare dress

red white black color outfit trend idea spring summer
With warmer weather quickly approaching it was only appropriate to break out the open-toe sandals and bright white dress.  I wore this dress a couple months ago but it was practically hidden underneath the trench.  And now it is back out again but this time halfway hidden with the tank.  Oops!  I promise there is nothing wrong with the dress, I just haven't found an occasion to wear an all-white dress on its own.
wearing top over dress skirt idea fashion

4.21.2014

SANDWICHED WITH MILAN SIGHTS / Casual outfit with a denim jacket and draped scarf

denim jean jacket casual outfit
Hi! This is the last of the outfits from our Italy vacation (finally right?  I got a whole month of blog posts out of this vacay!) which means we were in the final leg of our trip.  We started and ended our Italy travels with Milan since we were flying into/out of Malpensa Airport.  Unfortunately for us we only had about half a day in Milan on the days we were there so didn't get to see much of the city aside from the main attractions.  And equally worse, we didn't get to try panzerottis!!

4.10.2014

SIGHTS IN ROME / Polka dots, hot pink, and Celine Nano while "Rome"-ing

dress and sneakers athletic running shoes
As we headed towards the center of Italy to Rome the weather warmed up and I was able to wear dresses/skirts without tights!  As warm as it was there was still winds so for security I would put on a pair of Nike Pro Compression shorts underneath; I do not have the ego nor the body that the Romans did to put all of me on display when a gust of wind blows up my dress, haha.
hot pink bright summer spring dress
equipment signature shirt blouse silk
shirt over dress outfit idea trend spring summer
Talbots flower necklace (exact style except in blue or similar alternatives here and here) / 

Aside from the blog pictures on Roman streets, in front of St. Peter's Basilica, and in Ostia Antica (if that counts), I never got a chance to post any pictures of Rome from my first trip.  I thought for this entry I would share some of the main sites in Rome.  You know the sites that you read about in history books, the ones that are brought up in conversation, that one scene from a movie, those bucket list places that you just have to see in person, etc..  I most likely missed a couple sites but see if you can identify these landmarks.  If there's any questions or anything, I am always happy to help.

4.06.2014

FIRENZE CLIMBIN' / Ballet flats and metallic threads casualwear in Florence

metallic sweater cropped leather jacket jeans
light denim jeans outfit
joie sweater silver top blouse
proenza schouler ps1 medium midnight navy
casual denim flat shoe outfit
Joie cropped leather jacket (last worn here; similar options herehere, and here) / 
Joie Kyleen sweater (almost 70% off here! more sizes here) / 7FAM denim / 
Cole Haan Air Monica flats (select colors+sizes on sale here and more options here on sale) / 
Proenza Schouler PS1 medium in midnight (cheapest here and tax-free to US)


We spent the second day truly taking in the beautiful city of Florence by climbing up Giotto's Bell Tower, Brunelleschi's Dome (the cupola of II Duomo di Firenze), and hiking up to Piazzale Michaelangelo to catch panoramic views of Firenze throughout the day.  That is a whole lot of steps in 12 hours!  It was all worth it though because we were able to capture shots that I've only dreamed of.  And if I may I would like to share some of those captures with you.
Florence church plaza panoramic view

4.02.2014

FLORENCE'S FACADES / Bright cashmere and polka dots against painting-like facades

sneaker with tights skirt outfit
Happy Thursday!  Who says sneakers can't be fashionable (while still screaming total tourist)?  If I thought sneakers with a dress was way out of my comfort zone, I went to the moon wearing it with a skirt AND tights.  I'm not going to lie, I thought it looked a bit strange but I took some fashion advice from my sister who preferred it over the black flats.  I did pack this sweater knowing I would wear it with the sneakers because of the complementary color pairing (and I sure do love this color pairing - an outfit from the early start of the blog and one that is more recent) between the bright green of the sweater and pink lining of the shoes but in my head I pictured it with jeans.  Fashion is all about risks though and I must say I like the sneakers with the quirky polka dot and the bright sweater!
bright cashmere sweater outfit idea
neon trend spring top
polka dot skirt picture outfit
warm winter layering florence outfit
Equipment Sloane sweater (old color but sweaters in similar color here, here, and here) / 
French Connection skirt (old but similar alternatives here under $12 and here) / Falke ribbed tights (on sale!) / 
Proenza Schouler medium PS1 in midnight (cheapest here and tax-free to US) / Gucci belt / Nike Roshe Run sneakers

I wanted to share some pictures from Florence.  This set of pictures is of the churches, the riverfront and Ponte Vecchio, and a shot of deli meat :)  Enjoy and take care!