Florence, Italy – Study Abroad : Week 2

Hello hello! I have been meaning to post this for a while now I’ve just been so busy keeping up with classes and enjoying Europe I didn’t want to get too caught up on the internet!

My second official week in Florence, Italy meant starting school! I am attending Accademia Italiana and studying fashion communications. My classes are absolutely amazing and all of my professors are industry professionals. I am taking window display and design, fashion photography, history of 20th century fashion, art history, and of course, Italian! The campus is gorgeous and I love going to school with not just study abroad students, but people from all around the world.

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outfit details : shirt : Levi’s | pants : Florenzia (similar) | belt : Vintage (similar)


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outfit details : top : Amuse Society (similar) | skirt : Florenzia (similar) | shoes : Converse x Comme Des Garcons PLAY 


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The green car in the background is from the shooting of Michael Bay’s new movie 6 Underground with Ryan Reynolds and Dave Franco. They’re shooting here in Florence and it has been so cool to watch them film the car chase scenes in real life!


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top : Target (similar)| pants : Aqua via Bloomingdales (similar)| shoes : IKRush


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Vintage shopping – wearing a vintage Just Cavalli fur floor length coat. (no, I did not purchase unfortunately)

I don’t have classes on Friday which is so so nice! My school does this because there are so many study abroad students who want to use the weekends to travel. I spent my Friday exploring the city! I really just tooled around by myself to get familiar with how the city works. I also briefly popped in to the Gucci Gardens and had a great solo lunch!


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These are the two bags I purchased at the leather market! They are genuine and beautiful and the best part, were very inexpensive!

A lot of the pieces that are sold in this market are similar to high end designer goods.

It’s hard being a college student with minimal funds for designer items but buying similar things for a lot cheaper is definitely hopeful and exciting.

Pink Paisley Pants

Statement pants have been an obsession of mine probably since I bought my first pair of floral culottes from Zara around three years ago. A friend of mine was doing a closet clean out and I honestly could not understand why anyone would want to rid of these paisley kick-flare leg pants but I swiped them up in a heartbeat.

These funky pants can definitely be worn in a business setting with the paired blazer but, for keeping my style true to myself, I wanted to make them into a “professional going out piece.” I styled a super cropped top from Forever 21 revealing my waist and threw a white blazer over it to keep the look chic, and semi-appropriate.

I had a lot of fun shooting this look and want to wear it in real life once it’s not scorching hot in Kansas City. Great transition look from dinner to night on the town.

xx Bella

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pants : similar | blazer : Nordstrom | top : Forever 21 (similar) | boots : Rebecca Minkoff (similar)

Comfy Culottes

Hey guys! So I know I have been slightly MIA on the actual blog but I have been so busy trying to work as much as I can before I head back to school next month. For some reason I haven’t been as inspired as usual and I want to make sure each post is quality and not just quantity. I should be posting more often very soon as I have some exciting things lined up. I am also in the progress of bettering one of my social media channels so keep following along!

This outfit is one that I wear so often because it is just the right amount of chic in a casual everyday look. These culottes are so loud and fun, keeping my look fashion forward. Culottes are seriously like a staple piece for me. I love the way they fit on my body and how easy they are to style! My simple tee brings the look back to normal making it perfect for almost any situation.

Again, please keep following me for more exciting things to come, I am working so hard to put out good quality work for you all. Thank you for all the support and thanks to Sara Clance for these bomb photos!

xx Bella

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tee : Marc Jacobs (similar) | pants : Zara (similar) | shoes : Steve Madden “Jaylen” (similar) | sunglasses : Nordstrom


photographer – Sara Clance (Facebook)