Some photos from the Salvatore Ferragamo Museum we visited as a class.
Florence, Italy – Study Abroad : Week 7
Some photos from my 7th week spent in Florence!
The Bargello Museum in Florence is such an underrated museum. There are some really important works of art in there and everything else is extremely beautiful. This museum doesn’t take long at all to go through and is definitely worth seeing if you’re ever in this city.
Vivoli is said to be some of the best gelato in Florence. I’ve learned that the less attractive and decorated the gelato looks, the better it tastes. That is so so true; so if you’re ever in Florence, or anywhere in Italy, stick to the less touristy, less pretty gelato places for a more authentic taste.
Florence, Italy – Study Abroad : Week 6
Here are some random photos from my sixth week living in Florence, Italy!
On the second Sunday of each month, there is an outside market in Santo Spirito. Vendors are selling everything from food, to home goods, to vintage designer items. I picked up a vintage Fendi tote bag for an amazing price here.
OOTD : 10/14/18
Mixing prints and patterns is one of my favorite looks but sometimes I find it so difficult to accomplish correctly. This dress, luckily came with it done for me! I love the mix of stripes, polka dots, and florals. It is very feminine so I added some chunky white Fila Disruptors to add something different.
dress : Giulia Rocchi | shoes : Fila Disruptor II
OOTD : 10/9/18
This outfit is one of my go-to looks for a warmer day in Firenze. The dress keeps me cool and the jacket is lightweight enough for me to not overheat in and plus- the sneakers are cute and comfortable for all of the walking that I will have to do!
jacket : Amuse Society (similar) | dress : Motel (similar) | shoes : Fila Disruptor II
First Sunday of the Month : Florence Italy – Free things to do + OOTD
Hello and cheers to the weekend! I wanted to share a little fun fact about the city of Florence, Italy today that I didn’t know until I came here. If you are ever in Firenze on the first Sunday of the month, a ton of the museums are free! It’s definitely worth hitting a couple if you can because overall, you do save a bit of cash!
It is impossible to do every single free museum in a day so do your research and pick out your favorites. On my free museum Sunday, we went to Accademia, Palazzo Pitti, and the Boboli Gardens. This total took about 5 hours to conquer.
I didn’t rush through only because I knew I will have another first Sunday in Florence again before I have to return to the states. My next visit I think will cover the Uffizi, Bargello, and the Medici Chapel.
Below are my photos of my outfit I wore along with some photos I took throughout the day at the museums I stopped off at.
outfit details : top : Zuiki (similar) | pants : Zara (similar) | shoes : Fila Disruptor II
Galleria dell’Accademia : this is the museum where Michelangelo’s famous Statue of David lives. It is definitely a must see while you are in Florence.
Palazzo Pitti : this is where the ruling families of Florence lived, post- Medici, and was basically used for many different things afterwards. This museum is absolutely stunning, there isn’t a dull part.
Bobble Gardens : the Boboli Garden is a huge, beautiful outdoor park connected to the Pitti Palace. There are many sculptures and fountains and the views are stunning.
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FULL LIST OF FREE MUSEUMS ON THE FIRST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
Gli Uffizi, Galleria dell’Accademia, Palazzo Pitti (Galleria Palatina, Galleria d’Arte Moderna, Tesoro dei Granduchi and Museo della Moda e del Costume), Giardino di Boboli, Museo delle Porcellane and Giardino Bardini, Museo del Bargello, Cappelle Medicee, Museo Archeologico, Palazzo Davanzati, Cenacolo di Andrea del Sarto, Museo Casa Martelli, Villa Bardini, Salvatore Ferragamo
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.
outfit details : shirt : Levi’s | pants : Florenzia (similar) | belt : Vintage (similar)
outfit details : top : Amuse Society (similar) | skirt : Florenzia (similar) | shoes : Converse x Comme Des Garcons PLAY
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!
top : Target (similar)| pants : Aqua via Bloomingdales (similar)| shoes : IKRush
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!
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.
Florence, Italy – Study Abroad : Week 1
I have made it to Florence and have already been here for a week already which is crazy! I have decided to make weekly posts including my photos from that time, outfit photos, stories, and just thoughts in general. I think that this is going to be the best way for me to blog and also enjoy this slow European lifestyle at the same time.
outfit details : top : Free People (similar) | pants : Zara (similar) | shoes : FILA Disruptor II | backpack : Fjallraven Kanken
We had our school orientation for Accademia Italiana where we went over the basics, got our schedules, and toured the absolutely gorgeous school! It looks like I will be having class in an actual art museum; it’s truly insane.
A group of new friends and I decided to go out and discover the Florence bar and club scene and it was really fun to experience nightlife in a new country. We all walked home together around 3:00 A.M. and crossed the Ponte Vecchio and not a soul was there. It was so beautiful and calm and it hit me that this place will be my home for the next four months.
I figured I would throw in some photos of where I am living! I got so lucky with my living situation. I am rooming with 4 other girls who are all great and the building itself it gorgeous. The color scheme is black, white, and red and super modern; my favorite.
outfit details : top : Etiquette Boutique KC (similar) | skirt : Etiquette Boutique KC (similar) | shoes : FILA Disruptor II
On Saturday we tooled around the city, shopping, eating, and leading our own walking tour.
Being completely honest, it has been pretty difficult to adjust to this new lifestyle. My photos do look like I am having a blast but at times it can be lonely and that’s just the reality of moving to a new country alone and life in general. I have a feeling that once I get busy with school and find my way around town like a local, things will get better and I can’t wait to share next week’s adventure in photos!