Venice | Italy

Last month my friends and I went on a day trip to Venice for the second day of Carnival. Each year Carnival has a new theme and this year the theme was, “Creatum: Civitas Ludens” which translates to, “Creativity: City of Sport.” The carnival runs every year for two weeks ending on Fat Tuesday. The highlight of going on day two was watching the water parade and getting to sample free food from the town (given out during the parade) including a bean pasta soup and sandwiches. The parade featured fun floats as well as political ones; this year included a Trump float with a sign reading, “mine is bigger than yours” and a nuclear button in front of a Trump doll.

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THAT’S SO 70’S | CROCHET GRANNY SQUARES

Ciao babes!! Finally adjusting to life in Italy – a little bit. I don’t think I would every fully adjust to every aspect of living in another country, but I’m enjoying the short stay. Today we went to Pitti Immagine in Florence where the theme this season was fashion meets film. The exhibit this weekend was all about yarn including a room full of ways to use yarn with the upcoming S/S 2019 trends. We went from there to Vintage Selection, a room of vendors selling vintage clothes, shoes, bags, sunglasses, etc.

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BOLOGNA | ITALY

I finally arrived in Florence last Thursday for my semester abroad, the best possible start to 2018. I’m so excited to spend the next 6 months traveling through Europe with my friends. We went on our first trip Sunday to Bologna, a little Italian town outside of Florence. We walked around the town, got cappuccino’s and shopped at & Other Stories. To get a little look into what we saw check out the video below!

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COLLAB | CASEAPP

A few weeks ago I was approached to try out the Swedish company, Caseapp and write an honest review of the products. I was given a free phone case as well as laptop skin and both products I received are awesome. I created my own custom iPhone case and chose a pre-made laptop skin. They both turned out to be great products with beautiful prints that are very well made.

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TRENDING | SHEARLING MOTO JACKET

Today my roommate Miranda and I finally had some free time and got to walk through central park, which we have now discovered is the only place in the city where you can breath fresh air. During our walk I wore one of the top trending jackets from this fall season, the shearling moto jacket. Now you may be wondering how to pull off this trend, where to buy a shearling moto jacket, or just wondering what moto means? Fear not because I’m going to break it all down for you step by step below.

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IT’S NOT GOODBYE, IT’S SEE YOU SOON | NEW YORK, NY

Something I’m definitely going to miss…

New York City has been my dream for as long as I can remember, since the first time I read Vogue and knew fashion was what I wanted to do. From sketching outfits in high school to landing an internship with The Row and attending my first fashion week, I can’t believe my dreams are now my reality. But, I must say it’s the people I’ve shared the journey with I’m going to miss the most. Each one is more kind and caring than a lot of friends I’ve made in the past and I’m so thankful for that. Without them, I would have never had half of the adventures I did in NYC – from staying up all night looking at the building lights on our rooftop to shopping the streets of soho and everything in between. Miranda, Melissa, and Tatum, exploring New York together was a dream and I wish we didn’t have to wake up from, but its just a see you soon, never a goodbye.

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DOVER STREET MARKET | NY,NY

This past Thursday we went to Dover Street Market (DSMNY) to see the market curated by Rei Kawakubo, designer of Comme Des Garcons. Upon arrival, a small line had formed to wait for the weekly release of a new Supreme collection that is sold at the market. The market consists of 7 floors of clothing from a range of designers including; Comme Des Garcons, Supreme, Gucci, Loewe, and The Row, to name a few. Each floor is designed differently and each designer designs their own section of the floor where their designs will be displayed.

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70s STYLE | WILD WEST

After completing a class project on the 1930’s, and listening to other classmates talk about the decades of fashion past, I decided to bring this knowledge to The Garment Garden! I have always identified most with the 1970’s hippie style so, first I want to dive into the 70’s and talk about some key trends. The first trend I want to discuss is the influence of the wild west style on the 70’s as well as today.

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