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An Italian Affair

October 22, 2017

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M Missoni dress
Lacoste coat from Spring
AGL shoes
Zero UV sunglasses
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Knit metallics are kind of my thing this season. And no one does them better than the Italian do. M Missoni in particular. This little knit dress is as sweet as gelato; as sexy as what being in Italy feels like. Being in Milan inspired me to up my glam factor on the daily. Even in just the littlest way, like with a pair of bright white sunglasses. Fitting in? Why there is no such thing in Milan! The motto is standing out. I saw that in the way that the people of this city dressed, walked, gestured and spoke. Business men in suits had peeks of bare ankle. A colorful piece of fabric sticking out of their pockets. The women in sunglasses extra oversized. Drenched in rings and earrings and necklaces. There was always something extra there. Even the sky was bluer than I have ever seen. Just look at these photos. Nothing more blue. Milan was full of that extra glimmer that I promised myself that I would take home with me. To infuse into my everyday. So much of me is looking forward to hopefully spending next summer in Italy, road tripping along the coast. Getting bronzed and sun kissed. Leaving a little bit of my own glimmer and glam behind along every route and with every bite of pasta. Without the care of lipstick being on my teeth or tomato sauce on my shirt. I indeed had a bit of a love affair with this city and I see it extending far beyond it. I am by no means Italian, but the Italian way of life sure does mean something to me 🙂 

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Friday, I’m in Love

October 13, 2017

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& Other Stories blouse
AG jeans
Vintage belt
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Friday, I’m in love with . . . 

My family.

My boyfriend.

California.

New York City.

The color red.

Anything that grows out of the ground. 

Songs by Catpower.

The lure of travel and exploration.

Vietnamese pho.

Colorful tiles.

Autumn.

Sleeping.

Green tea.

Writing.

The idea of being a better person. 

Piano Ballads.

Brazilian music even though I don’t understand the words. 

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The First Day in Milan

October 11, 2017

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Mango trench and earrings
Madiyah al Sharqi top
7 For All Mankind jeans
AGL shoes
Ming Ray bag
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There are so many reasons why I love Milan. I will be taking you on a tour of Milan from my trip there last month in the next few days. My first taste of Italy was Florence last year, so I had a high standard of what an Italian city should be like. Milan did not let me down. But, of course, there was pasta and lots of it. So no complaining either way. For now, here is a quick peek at my first day in this vibrant city. 

 

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Tones of the Seventies

October 6, 2017

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Coach leather jacket
M Missoni pants
Isabel Marant Etoile bag
Frye mules
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I wasn’t lying when I told you I got too caught up on That 70’s Show in the past. This Coach leather jacket was the foundation of this look, and if it was transformed into a song . . . it would be MY song of the season. A folksy, autumnal song of the blues. How nice does that sound? The subways still feel warm and humid; full of hot heat leftover from summer that gets my grumpy and tired. And then all of a sudden, I step outside and feel that cold rush. It’s a little surprise that never gets old. This season has already started on an awfully good foot. A trip to Milan. My birthday. A trip to the Catskills. It feels almost funny to have my feet on NYC soil because I get so used to being elsewhere. Yesterday, for example, I really wished I was still upstate in the Catskills sleeping in our forest bed. But really, at the end of the day, I feel oh so lucky to be able to come back home to my quiet little side of the mostly busy Dumbo neighborhood, and just melt into the simple furnishings of my home. Knowing that the rest of the city is as buzzing as can be, and that I have total and complete control over how I decide to spend my days. It’s a comforting feeling. Home is a comforting feeling. And it always has me. And I always have it. But in the fall, it especially feels like we were meant to have each other. 

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