Jumat, 13 Desember 2013

TRAVEL // Florence, Italy

Some of you may remember that during the summer, I spent almost two weeks visiting a few places in Europe. On my last day in Italy, I had the privilege to visit one of the most stunning places I had ever seen- Florence.
This city, the capital and heart of Tuscany, is considered to be the birthplace of the Renaissance. Respectively to that, everything about this city feels exciting. The overwhelming amount of tourists from all over the world, the food, the view, the architecture. I was in a complete 'awe' state as I strut around the streets taking an endless amount of photos and trying to comprehend the tremendous amount of history that this city holds.  

Unfortunately, a single day in Florence is just not enough. I didn't have the time to see the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, or the Galleria degli Uffizi, but I managed to see some of the most breath-taking buildings, breath next some very very very luxurious boutiques and eat the most delicious ice cream I had ever tasted. I'm positive that this will not be my last time I set foot in Florence. Until then, I'll be daydreaming in class about extremely tasty pizza and a homework-free life.


Senin, 09 Desember 2013

Wishlist 002.

I feel as though the last time I've done a wishlist was ages, and ages ago. To me, wishlists are the settle way for a fashion blogger to say "I'm really busy and shooting an outfit post right now is about as possible as not eating chocolate for a week therefore I shall put together a collage of things I've been drooling over for the past month". On that note, I'd like to introduce you to the pieces, and more particularly- the style I've been lusting for.

Wishlist 002.

1. Floppy Hat.
This is on my wishlist thanks to all the bloggers that practically made me put it there. A floppy hat is the best thing about a beach attire during the summer. This is exactly why a woolen floppy hat is the best thing about a winter attire. It's the perfect shot of elegance to any outfit. 

2. Oversized Cardigan.
In case I haven't mentioned it before- I am one lazy bum. I can''t really bother myself to put on something fancier than the most basic t-shirt, jeans and boots on a regular basis. An over-sized cardigan, just like this one from H&M, is kind of perfect for people like me. It instantly makes you look like you actually might have put the effort in the morning to do something other than eating- when you actually haven't.

3. Minimalistic Satin Tank-Top.
After seeing Rumi Neely in a similar tank top- I felt like I need this in my closet. A satin tank-top would be a perfect basic piece to have in the closet- putting together an simple outfit with great accessories wouldn't be hard. And the best thing about it is the illusion it creates: it's a basic black tank top, but you would still look like a million bucks.

4. iPhone Cover.

I have gone through so many covers by now, I just stopped counting after the 6th. They've all been the cheap knock-offs you can buy at any kiosk. This Diane Von Furtsenberg giraffe patterned case is just kind of... well: perfect. However, I can't really bring myself to order a 40$ phone case, considering non of the other phone cases had a life expency of more than a month.

5. Loafers.
Looking at this collage, I've started realizing that my style may be becoming a bit more, mature, I guess. I've been craving some classic pieces in my wardrobe lately, and I believe that loafers are under that label. To me, a classic piece is usually leaning towards the androgynous type of clothing. Probably the kind that makes me look like a 14 year old boy most of the time- but I really couldn't care less. These Zara loafers are so simple, and that's what makes them so stunning.

6. Goodbye To Berlin by Christopher Isherwood.
If you follow me on twitter, you might have noticed that I've started visiting the theater quiet often recently. Getting all dolled-up, reading about the play on the train, and the excitement in waiting for the curtains to be pulled back- theater has become a way for me to escape my oh-so-eventful life. During the summer, I managed to get tickets to see one of the most talked-about musicals of the year- Cabaret. It was one of the most breath-taking performances I had ever seen in my life. The songs, the dances, and the early 30's vibe made me completely fall head over heels in love with the period of cabarets in Germany. Of course, I went on to see the 1972 film with Liza Minnelli, and watch the musical- again. Later, I had found out that the movie is actually based on a book- and I've been trying to get my hands on it ever since (well, it's been about 3 weeks to be exact).

7. Menswear-inspired Oversized Coat.
Again, just like the loafers, this is a classic piece. This could be the first year when I actually looked for this style of coat (I usually just went for trenches and leather jackets- original, I know), but I've been seeing a lot of them lately- Zara, Mango, Gap and other highstreet stores where you could find a great deal on a long-lasting, classic piece. When I get my hands on a similar one, trust me- you won't hear the end of it.

Hope you enjoyed this post! I promise to try to get myself off of the couch this weekend and actually shoot an outfit post.