Sunday, November 30, 2008


There was a lot to be excited about on Friday:

1. The new Florence H&M opened.
It was incredibly crowded, and frankly I didn't know what to do with myself so I just sort of wandered around in a daze. I did see many powder-pink, light tan, and gray pieces that will be making their way onto my Christmas wishlist.
2. Mama's Bakery!
After H&M, I went on a hunt for this bakery across the Arno (river) in the pouring rain with my friend. It is run by an ex-Wall Street businessman and his Italian wife, and was completely worth the walk. Why? Becaues they sell BAGELS. Real bagels! In Italy! Topped with cream cheese and Nutella! I was in heaven.
3. Euro gelato.
Also across the Arno. Pure, cheap, deliciousness.

On Saturday, we went back to Mama's for more bagels and cheesecake. And then to Tezenis (Italian lingerie store) where they were selling 5 euro bras (whaaat!). I also picked up a pair of hot pink tights that I am very excited to premiere tomorrow.

Today was less exciting (grocery shopping, homework, nap). I can't believe tomorrow is December 1st. Three more weeks until I get to see my new home, spend Christmas with my family, and visit friends in Connecticut.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

No turkey for us

I guess I wouldn't be eating turkey even I was in America since I'm a vegetarian. But still.

Tonight I went out with my roommates to Tijuana, a Mexican restaurant, for "Thanksgiving" dinner. I know what you're thinking: "Mexican Italy?! That shit must be gross." Well, you're not far from the truth. Especially after growing up in Texas, I'm sort of a Mexican food snob. But it gets the job done I suppose.

Top Gap
Vest Zara
Shorts Zara
Tights UO
Heels Nine West

Now we're all off to a bar to watch some good ol' FOOTBALL. How I've missed it.

Loving this song right now.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Pre Game

A large portion of today was spent eating and researching the sleep cycle. This is the first time ever, that I have practically finished an assignment before the hour before it was due. My original motivation was a "Happy Night Before Thanksgiving!" open bar at this club, but that got turned into a classic rock/80's hour with no open bar (sad). But I'm still excited to get drunk off of cheap wine and dance the night away; it's been a while.

Turtleneck Bitten
Dress Joyce Leslie (embarrassed, yes)
Obi Belt Laila Rowe
Tights UO
Boots Goodwill

I hope everyone has a very Happy Thanksgiving!
And that you "gobble till you wobble" (taken from a Hallmark sticker).

Monday, November 24, 2008


I just love walking to a 9 AM class in the pouring, windy rain. It's my absolute fave.

Henley Alternative Apparel
Vest Zara
Scarf H&M
Shorts Zara
Tights Macy's
Boots Goodwill

I got this ring when I was in NYC a few weeks ago at H&M (God, I sound like quite the H&M Freak lately) and I love it.

Time to start my research paper on the stages of sleep, woohoo!

Sunday, November 23, 2008


I still don't understand why Genoa is called Genoa sometimes and Geneva other times. Anyways, I went there with people from my school yesterday. The aquarium was awesome and supposedly the largest in Europe; they had quite the wide selection of jellyfish, my favorite sea animal. We ate a lot of food and drank a lot of cappuccinos/wine (typical) and did a lot of walking...nothing too special.

Biggest disappointment of the day: finding out twenty minutes before we had to all meet for dinner that there was an H&M nearby, and having to rush through it. I did get a nice slouchy hat. Did you know H&M sells makeup now? Whaaaat.

Friday, November 21, 2008


I found this recipe this morning on Smitten Kitchen and thought "hmm, that sounds like a good lunch." So I went to my local overpriced "specialty" store to buy mustard. Since the only mustards they had in stock were French (who knew) I guessed that the dark kind was spicy mustard. It wasn't, instead it was some sort of French cheese mustard that tastes a bit too strong on its own. But on the potatoes, it was delicious. I ate all 5 of the medium sized ones I cooked. Sort of embarrasing.

On a side note, please download this. (If you want to pretend you're at a really trendy/trashy club on tons of drugs)

It's never too early*

Non-Planner datebook - $20
Basil rainboot garden - $14
Bow necklace - $30
Stackable Utensils - $20
Yesterday's News Colored Pencils - $10
Listography - $18
Skull necklace - $17
Mini Robo Vacuum - $20
Lips phone - $22
Illustration by Fashion Designers - $40
Alexander Wang tank top - $132
complexgeometries dress - $150

Part one of many.

*Especially since Thanksgiving isn't celebrated here (obvs) and it's already starting to look like Christmas.


Oh, hey.
I'm back. I think.

Here's a one sentence update about my life: I'm trying to get my shit together, I am in a relationship with gray/black/white, I wish it would snow, I go home to Texas (my new home) in less than a month, the internet in our apartment is not working, I could really use a cappuccino.

Dress F21
Vest Zara
Leggings F21
Boots Goodwill

The vest is actually really cool; I'll have to take a detailed picture of it soon. It's pretty dangerous living a minute away from Zara, I've learned.