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.
Plaid Purple Midi Skirt
I purchased this skirt from a fellow student at school and am absolutely in love with it. It’s a wool blend so a bit too hot for summer but I wanted to make a summery outfit with it before I transition it into fall and winter. I pulled out the white tones from the plaid and paired it with all white counterparts. The white crop top and boots make it perfect for summer and give it a 60s vibe. Paired with a white Sandro jacket, this has become one of my favorite outfits yet.
I am really looking forward to wearing this statement skirt this fall and winter with all black pieces and tights.
I shot these photos with designer and fashion & lifestyle blogger, and friend, Audrey Lockwood. Check out her site here.
photographer : Audrey Lockwood
skirt : similar | boots : Target | top : Etiquette (similar) | jacket : Sandro (similar) | sunglasses : Sunglass LA
Feminine Rocker Tee
Happy Weekend! This type of outfit is a go to for me, especially this summer (it’s been grossly hot). I love pairing a feminine skirt with a graphic, or rocker tee to make the perfect outfit to go from day to night. I wear graphic tees like it’s my religion and I love pairing them with unexpected pieces. Also lately, red has been a favorite color pop of mine. I feel like it can make you stand out in the best way possible.
I got to shoot this look with fellow fashion and lifestyle blogger, Abby Liudahl. She is such a sweetheart and so talented, I can’t wait to collaborate with her again soon!
photographer : Abby Liudahl
tee : Forever 21 | skirt : Etiquette Boutique (similar) | boots : Via Spiga (similar) | earrings : Nasty Gal | sunglasses : Sunglass LA
In the Garden
Happy Saturday! I am obsessed with these photos shot by photographer and fellow fashion blogger Abby Liudahl! I have a whole folder of drafted blog posts and this was the last in line but definitely one of my favorites so I sped up the process and posted it today!
This outfit is simple yet whimsical and can be worn all day long. It’s extremely comfortable and put together with a bohemian flare. The white blouse makes it sophisticated while the snakeskin heels and vintage gold coin earrings keep it fun and youthful.
Hope you enjoy these photos!
photographer : Abby Liudahl
blouse : Forever 21 (similar) | skirt : Etiquette Boutique (similar) | shoes : similar | earrings : Vintage (similar)
OOTN : 6/17/18
This night, we spent Father’s Day going to see The King & I at Starlight Theater in Kansas City, Missouri. This venue is an outside stage so it was pretty hot but cooled off a little bit into the show (thank goodness). It was an outstanding performance and this is what I wore!
blouse : Forever 21 (similar) | skirt : Forever 21 | shoes : Target (similar)
OOTD : 5/28/18
OOTD : 4/3/18
OOTN : 2/22/18
Florence, Italy 12/31/17 – 1/1/18
Firenzi!! Florence was our next stop on our Europe trip! Florence is one of my favorite cities ever and it was so good to be back! It was insanely crowded but that didn’t take away from the amazing atmosphere here.
jacket : Marshalls (similar) | pants : thrifted (similar) | shoes : Steve Madden (similar)
Florence has some of the best shopping in the world. Of course there are the high end designers but the best stores are the random small ones throughout the smaller streets. Clothes and things are inexpensive and so unique. Soon to be huge fashion trends hit these stores early.
Happy New Year’s Eve! I wore this velvet, glittery jumpsuit from Zara on Christmas but specifically bought it for New Years so here it is again. This is easily one of the best jumpsuits I’ve ever purchased!
jumpsuit : Zara (similar) | shoes : H&M (similar)
Our New Years Eve celebrations consisted of going to an amazing Italian (of course) dinner followed by watching fireworks above the Ponte Vecchio. Florence is wild on this night, people just love blowing up fireworks. This city is so alive!
First day of the new year and we woke up to rain and that for some reason, was such a peaceful way to start off 2018. Below I am wearing a coat that my uncle got for me here in Florence! It is my new favorite thing I own because it is so different from anything I’ve seen. This store has some of the most unique pieces and it’s definitely one I’ll head back to again!
coat : Dixie | jeans : Lee Jeans | hat : Target | shoes : Steve Madden (similar)
Today we walked around the city a bit but it was raining so not as much walking as the previous day. We had a private tour of Palazzo Medici which was actually really interesting. I usually prefer self guiding myself through a museum but or tour guide pointed things out that I would have never learned on my own. The palace was gorgeous. It’s so crazy that it still looks the way it does even with how old it is.
I have wanted to study abroad for my whole life and 2018 is the year I believe I will do it. I was torn between attending a school in Milan or a school in Florence. After visiting both cities back to back I thin that studying abroad in Florence is my best bet so we went by the school! It was closed because of the holiday but it made me really happy. There are so many good things coming in 2018!
We finished off Florence by going to my family’s apartment they were staying at and my aunt cooked us all dinner. I’m really glad I got to see all of them, especially here in Europe!