After almost four months living in one of the most beautiful places in the world, my time eventually had to come to a close. I saw some of the most amazing things and traveled to the most beautiful cities. Here, I learned a lot, not only in school, but about myself. I ended up spending a good amount of time by myself and kind of figured out what I wanted to do with my life when I got home. I had a great time and will definitely be back very soon.
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.
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.
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.
The neon trend is finally taking off and I am here for it. I love adding a pop of neon color to my neutral wardrobe to take my outfit to the next level. I paired this neon yellow cropped sweatshirt from Zara with my Off White Industrial belt worn as a seatbelt for a more streetwear look.
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!
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.
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
One of my absolute favorite things to do is to create a denim Canadian tuxedo. All you need is a good denim jacket and blue jeans. However, I did not bring any of my denim jackets to Italy with me and I have so many at home, buying another one sounded kind of ridiculous. I did stumble upon this fringe crop top while out shopping in Florence and had the idea! It came with the white tee underneath and I paired it with jeans and wow- a modern, Canadian tux!
After going to Milan for Fashion Week (see my recap here) I was so inspired by the street style I wanted to up my own. I impulsively bought an Off White industrial belt and never looked back. This is by far the best thing I have purchased in a long time. It makes a lot of my outfits more put together and gives them an edgier, more streetwear feel. I have been intrigued with this brand for a while now and am happy with my purchase. Would definitely recommend.
I styled this look two different ways; one with the blazer under the belt, and the other with the belt under the blazer. I have the matching pink pants to this blazer to form a full co-ord suit but wanted to make it a bit more funky so I added the red leopard pants instead. I threw on my favorite, all black, Fila Disruptor II’s and was ready to go.