It’s finally starting to look (and feel) like fall here in Italy. Leaves cover the walking paths of my favorite Florentine park and there is a tinge of chill in the air. Despite the fact that the weather stubbornly refuses to oblige to autumn temperatures, every true Italian is in full out winter wear.

I learned quickly that they don’t dress for the weather, but rather the season. I swear, they have a special Mediterranean gene that allows them to dress like an eskimo in 75 degree weather and not sweat profusely. This I will truly never understand. So this is my compromise: ankle booties, a lightweight scarf and a utility vest (sans sleeves).






Banana Republic T-Shirt // Army Vest via Kohl’s (very similar) // Faux Leather Pants via PacSun (similar) // Karen Walker Sunnies // ALDO Scarf (similar) // Italian Leather Bag (real version) // Ankle Booties via PacSun (similar) // ALDO Watch (similar)  // Stella & Dot Eden Bangle // H&M Bracelet Stack (similar style) // Stella & Dot Nina Bracelet (similar) // Lips: Rebel by MAC // Nails: Trade Winds by Revlon

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  1. That vest is on my wish list! I went hunting for it in-store but couldn’t find it 🙁 Love how you styled it with the belt.

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life (Join the Take One, Pass it On challenge linkup!)

    • Thank you so much! And I know, those army vests (especially in smaller sizes) are hard to find.

      Xo Brenna