Hello everyone, happy hump day!
And so it begins… the daunting task of packing. Putting all of my material belongings symbolizing an entire semester abroad in one suitcase and flying half way across the world to go home. I can’t help but get these overwhelming waves of nostalgia. Reliving all my favorite moments, the roller coaster of emotions, the panicked what-the-F-do-I-wear moments (due to the severe lack of choices) but I wouldn’t change a single moment of it all.
Maybe it’s the fact that I just went to Florence’s Christmas markets or the mulled wine got to me, but I’m finally in the spirit of the holidays. Up until this point, it had been 70′s and sunny in a country that doesn’t celebrate Thanksgiving or Black Friday. Being a true Midwestern girl, I equate the holidays with snow, colder temperatures, Thanksgiving day and time spent with family… none of those I currently possess. Continue reading
Hello everyone! I Hope you’re powering through your week with ease. If you are, that makes one of us.
I’ll avoid being melodramatic about my finals week for a moment and do a bit of a flashback to last week, when I explored the island of Malta.
Not even a couple of hours after we landed, we found ourselves in “The Silent City,” known as Mdina. It was Malta’s ancient and enclosed capital, bordered by honey-hued stucco walls. The narrow and winding streets seemed to teleport you back in time to when the Arabian’s ruled this strategically placed island.
Hello everyone, Happy Friday!
Today, I’m continuing to sport this windowpane print dress in the final third way. Yes, you can just sport the dress solo, but playing around with layers in original and innovative manners is one of my favorite things to do. Since being abroad, I have been forced to partake in this creativity, but now it has just became a natural inclination. Continue reading
Hello everyone! For those of you who didn’t happen to catch yesterday’s post, I’m showing you how to rock this basic, blouse-style frock three completely different ways. Also, I’m using the same bag and ankle booties (see picture below) in each outfit. I was challenged by extremely strict (read: annoying) luggage allowances, forcing me to experiment with some creative layering.
Hi everybody, happy hump day!
Today I’m speaking about a topic that is near and dear to my fashion-crazed heart. This issue has been emphasized four-fold over these jet-set lifestyle I have been on these last four months. But before your mind pictures me in first class popping bubbly on the way to Paris – think again. I have champagne taste on a college beer-bong budget. What this equates to when studying abroad and traveling in Europe in cheap and at times questionable flights, that give you next to nothing baggage allowance.
Ok, we have all been there. Stressed, panic-stricken and quite possibly jet lagged. The packing protagonist inside of you weighs the alternatives: high maintenance or style-less? Well, with a little creative layering you can have the best of both: fab style and no excess baggage (literally). Continue reading