LEATHER AND LACE

My style is undoubtedly feminine, so much so that sometimes I even have a hard time adding edge to my outfits — at least I did until I purchased this burgundy faux-leather jacket. Mixing leather and lace is the perfect way to add spunk to my frilly dresses, and this surprisingly versatile jacket has already become one of […]

SOLID NEUTRALS

It’s my first week studying at Lorenzo de’ Medici in Florence and so far I’m really happy with my classes and am excited to learn more about Italian fashion and culture. My history of Italian fashion professor described Italian style as “artless elegance,” and I love that concept of dressing chic without looking like you tried. Pairing  neutrals is a […]

WALK THE WALK

Now that I am living in Italy, I’m trying my hardest to talk the talk and walk the walk — easier said than done since I didn’t know any Italian (besides “Ciao!”) before moving here. Kate and I have been brushing up on some key phrases from our Italian pocketbook and have decided to master at least one each day. “Non […]

ITALIAN APARTMENT

My three roommates and I are settling in to our cozy two-bedroom apartment. The decor is cheery, the natural sunlight is abundant and the location is perfect — minutes from the Duomo, around the corner from a local market and within walking distance of the best gelato in Italy. I love that this place already feels like […]