Monday, October 29, 2012

Fun in Florence

Dress: T by Alexander Wang  Shoes: Gap  Purse: Longchamp  Sunglasses: Dior  
Nails: Chanel in Graphite

As I was strolling through the Boboli Gardens in Florence I found myself very happy to be casual and cool in my favorite t-shirt dress and ballet flats. The gardens provided an excellent backdrop for surrounding myself with statuary and escaping the busy city outside. The Italian weather continued to be hot and humid through October and I enjoyed being comfortable as I hiked through the grounds. Since you do so much walking in Florence it is imperative to have comfortable shoes. The cobblestone streets and rocky paths do not agree with heels. During my trip I favored combat boots during the rainy days and flats for the rest. My Longchamp crossbody purse has been my constant companion throughout my travels. Not only is it easy to walk everywhere with, but it's also waterproof. Since it rains a lot in Europe it is great to be able to keep your camera, phone, and wallet dry when unexpected weather hits. When in Florence make sure to wear something you can be out in all day. The last thing you want to do is have to go back to your hotel to change your shoes or grab a jacket. Go for function when dressing for a day out in a big European city and add style with your accessories, like oversized sunglasses or statement jewelry. 

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