When in Rome

After a few days in Florence, we took a (very long) train ride to Rome. We really only had one full day in Rome and I was determined to make the most of it. We started at the Colosseum which is amazing. The fact that it has been around for so long and there’s so much history with it baffles me. It was (again) insanely hot so I wanted something flowy to be able to be comfortable. After the Colosseum we went to the Forum, which again was amazing. We had a quick lunch and then it was off to the Trevi Fountain, WHICH WAS CLOSED, for construction, but still. After way to much gelato and a short rain, we arrived at the Spanish Steps. We were able to see all the main sights during the day and then we also did a night tour to see the city in a different light. It was like another world and it was magical. All in all, it was an amazing trip and I enjoyed every moment of it!


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Top: Zara, Skirt: Show Me Your Mumu (Old, Similar Here), Shoes: Converse. Necklace: Kendra Scott, Purse: Gucci, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

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Art in Florence

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From London, we took a quick plane ride to Florence. Our first and only real day in Florence we spent sightseeing again. It was insanely HOT, which made walking around a little unbearable, but I was determined to see everything in a day. We started by looking at the Duomo, which I had studied in art history (nerd alert) and it is incredible. It’s so massive and beautiful, words or pictures cannot do it justice. We then went to a food market where you can literally buy any type of meat, cheese, wine, etc. It’s a massive building, but it smells amazing and some of the pasta looked incredible. From the market we finally got to go to the Uffizi Gallery, which was by far my favorite part of Florence (nerd alert x2). I played “tour guide” for my parents showing them some of the paintings I had learned about and was amazed that I actually remembered that much.. While we were there, we even ran into my good friend from Kansas who was studying abroad and had a few meals with her, which was nice to catch up and see her! Anyways, for as hot as Florence was, it is an amazing place and I highly recommend it.

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Ponte Vecchio

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Romper: Alice & Olivia, Purse: Longchamp, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Shoes: Tory Burch (Old, Similar Here), Necklace: Chelsea Market

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We’ll Never Be Royals

London Day 3:

Day 3 was all about sightseeing. We started bright and early at the Changing of the Guard. It was insanely crowded and we ended up leaving a little bit early since it was so hard to see anything (and people are rude). We then went to the Royal Muse to look at all the Queen’s Carriages. Of course, I had to ask which one Kate and Will rode in, but they didn’t have it. However, they did have the one Harry and Pippa rode in, so that sufficed (pictured below). From there we went to Selfridges to shop and get some nosh (there’s my British Slang). They had the coolest roof-top terrace for lunch and it was quite delicious. From lunch, dad and I said our goodbyes to mom as she had a business call, so we went where anyone else in London would… Parliament. We also explored the London Eye, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and then had a lovely (and HOT) walk back towards Buckingham Palace and eventually to our hotel. We ended this fun day at Tom’s Kitchen, where mom and I had once read Kate and Will ate, so obviously we had to too. They have some of the best fish & chips, I highly recommend it!

 

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London Calling

For as long as I can remember, I have obsessed with all things British. (Honestly, obsessed may be a bit of an understatement…) Anyways for our family vacation this year we decided to go to London, Florence and finish in Rome since those are the places I’m considering studying abroad. We did some pretty cool things at each place and will be sharing pictures from each day soon! Hope you enjoy!

 

London Day 1:

We landed in London in the late afternoon and went straight to Harrods after a quick freshen-up at the hotel. After just completing a huge project on Harrods for school I was really excited to dive right into the massive (330 departments) store!

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Shirt: Madewell, Sunglasses: Ray-Ban, Necklace: Jennifer Zeuner

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More to come following all of my European adventures!

Meatpacking Madness

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Sweater: Topshop (Old, Similar Here and Here), Jeans: 7 for All Mankind (Old, Similar Here), Shoes: LC Lauren Conrad (Old, Similar Here, Here, and Here), Jacket: Barbour, Purse: Kate Spade (Old, Similar Here and Here), Monogram Necklace: Jennifer Zeuner, Earrings: Banana Republic, Watch: Michael Kors, Sunglasses: Ray Ban

This past Sunday it was so nice out, that Jenny and I decided to go to brunch in the Meatpacking District. Apparently we weren’t the only ones who thought this, as it seemed all of Chelsea was crammed into Pastis Sunday mid-morning. Luckily, we got there just in time to snag the last 2 person table. Since it was so nice out, we decided to take a stroll down the High Line after to spend some time outside. I love this crown sweater, I bought it in London (how perfect!)… it just warm enough, but not too warm. And since I was in such a “springy” mood, I decided to break out my lace printed jeans. They’re so cute and comfy and I just absolutely love them. The southern girl in me desperately wanted to break out my sundress, but I decided against it and I ended up loving how this outfit turned out. It’s such a comfy, cozy outfit, but ultimately looks cute all together!

Windy City

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Tank: Nordstrom, Sweater: Forever 21 (Other Color Here), Jacket: Barbour, Leggings: J. Crew, Earrings: Anthropologie (Similar Here), Shoes: Miu Miu (Old, Similar Here), Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Monogram Necklace: Jennifer Zeuner, Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Today was such a beautiful and spring-like day, I had to go out. I wanted to wear more spring-y colors, and lightweight fabrics since it was so nice, but my goodness it was windy {as seen by all my fabulous hair-do’s in the photos 🙂 } My friend Jenny, of the American Trender, and I spent the day on the HighLine walking around and just soaking up the sun! It was a great day, and apparently all of Manhattan thought so too — everyone has spring fever and was showing it! My Barbour jacket as recently become such a staple in my wardrobe (thanks Mimi & Poppy!). It keeps me warm enough, but not too warm, it has plenty of pockets, and I feel quite Kate Middleton-going hunting-but in a chic way. Anyways, we both enjoyed the beautiful weather outside while we have it!

Spotted at the Met

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Shirt: J. Crew, Pants: J. Crew, Jacket: Barbour, Purse: Kate Spade, Shoes: Vince Camuto, Monogram Necklace: Jennifer Zeuner, Horn Necklace: Lena Larose (old, Similar Here), Sunglasses: Ray Ban 

Since it was so nice outside in New York over the weekend, I spent my day outside, but also at the Met. I wanted to be comfy, but still look cute and warm, but without all the heaviness of a huge jacket. This Barbour one keeps me warm, but not too warm, just perfect! It’s a pretty simple outfit, but my accessories added a little something extra to it. I definitely had my Gossip Girl Moment, while we were there!