Tee On Top


Happy Monday everyone, I hope you all had a great week.

I most certainly did, I’m still coming down from a Malta high. Fortunately but unfortunately, I’m headed back to Florence to face a brutal two weeks of finals. But there is a light at the end of the intimidating, sleepless black hole of tests in front of me. I am leaving for London, Dublin and then Amsterdam traveling for a week before I leave Europe for the semester, oh how time flies!

As for the outfit, Italy is still pretty warm, taking into consideration that I’m from the Midwest. I love layering more than anything in style, but not to the extent that I’m willing to sweat half to death roughing out fall fashion.

So, in the midst of a “what the heck do I wear” crisis, sprung a creative solution. Rather than use a woolen sweater to style layers, I started with a base of a light chambray shirt. Then, layered a basic, striped T-shirt over (which ended up looking like a bad fashion fad from the early 2000s). But when I proceeded to add my trust leather layer, it looked perfect. Style without the heat-stroke.







Gap T-Shirt (similar) // Delia’s Chambray Shirt // Express (Minus-The) Leather Jacket // Express Jeans // Italian Hat (very similar) // Coccinelle Bag // Italian Loafers (similar style) // Stella & Dot Soiree Studs // Stella & Dot Piper Necklace // Stella & Dot On The Mark Necklace // Fossil Watch // Stella & Dot Renegade Bracelet // H&M Bracelet Set (similar style) // Stella & Dot Moraley Ring Stack (worn solo) // Stella & Dot Stackable Bands (worn solo) // Nails: Trade Winds by Revlon

As always, thank you for reading.


  1. Shannon Wrote:

    Love this look! The striped shirt over the chambray looks perfect with the leather jacket! Those loafers are to die for!

    <3 Shannon

  2. Nancy Wrote:

    Great advise! Love reading ur blog! Good luck with your upcoming finals!

    • I’m glad you found it helpful! Thank you so much, I’m going to need it.

      Xo Brenna

  3. Marta Wrote:

    Could you tell me the series number of your Fossil watch?

    • Brenna Wrote:

      Mine’s an older model, but the link is to one very similar!


  4. Elizabeth Lee Wrote:

    great casual outfit. you make traveling look so chic!
    love, liz

    • Brenna Wrote:

      Thank you so much! I’ve always thought – why can’t traveling be cozy and chic?