Last Week Living in Florence, Italy

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.

Ciao for now!

xx Bella

Florence, Italy – Study Abroad : Week 7

Some photos from my 7th week spent in Florence!


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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.


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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.

Modern Canadian Tuxedo

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!

xx Bella

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Florence, Italy – Study Abroad : Week 1

Ciao!

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.

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outfit details : top : Free People (similar) | pants : Zara (similar) |  shoes : FILA Disruptor II | backpack : Fjallraven Kanken

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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.

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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!

xx Bella

See you soon, Kansas City

Hi!!!

I have officially left for my big adventure to Florence, Italy for school! (this post was written prior to leaving but I scheduled it so it would post while I was in the air) My last blog post in Kansas City for a few months does mean a lot to me. I love this city with all of my heart and have spent my entire life here. Every single person I have met here has been so kind and so supportive. This city is growing everyday and has so so much to offer. I am thankful to be apart of this community and I most definitely will miss it but I am ready for this new adventure.

This is one of my favorite outfits ever. It’s not one of my most “out-there” outfits but one that does mean a lot to me. I bought this graphic tee that says “creative director” almost 2 years ago from Zara and it didn’t feel right to wear as I didn’t feel I was working in that field yet. 2018 has been so good to me and I have had some insane opportunities that I feel like now the time is right. I love the Kansas City skyline in the background with me in the focus. I kind of took that as this city is always on my mind but I need to focus on me and my dreams now.

Thank you for everything, Kansas City. I’ll see you soon.

xx Bella

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graphic tee : Zara | skirt : Urban Outfitters (similar) | purse : Wild Fable collection via Target | shoes : Fila Disruptor II

photographer : Abby Liudahl