OOTD:Rome Fountains

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Good morning and happy LONG weekend! Do you need the weekend as much as I do? Having an extra day off is huge for me. I just started a new school year and a new position and while I have a great feeling about my work currently, I came home yesterday too tired to function. Throwing back to my Italy trip that I promised to share with you (I have a couple more posts coming too!) this was taken on the day I arrived in Rome.

I roadtripped to Rome from Florence, the drive was short- only about 3 and a half hours and filled with beautiful scenery. Funny talking to Europeans about the difference in what is considered a long drive. One evening in Florence I had a great conversation with my waiter and he explained that his family lives about thirty minutes away and he only sees them once or twice a year. Apparently that is quite normal. I explained that my family lives over three hours away and to drive down for a day visit is quite common for me to do. Mind you, while driving on the QEII is a headache, I think driving in metropolitan cities in Europe is something I would just never want to deal with. With all due respect to my European readers. Though, I think investing in a pink vespa would help greatly.

Anyway, getting back to the post, upon arrival in Rome, I immediately unpacked my suitcase and went exploring in the Eternal City. My mom and dad took me to their favourite square in the city and we ended up having lunch and of course, another round of gelato. So, here is me, burning my ass because the metal around the fountain was very hot (It was like 40C there every day. So hot this snow angel thought she might melt) but I grinned through the picture uncomfortably any way.

What am I wearing? One of my favourite dresses! The most perfect t-shirt dress by Wilfred, some Steve Madden sandals that I allowed to be completely destroyed and tossed after the trip (oops), my trusty Gucci disco, a fav pair of Tom Ford sunnies, and the straightest most put together hair-do I had the entire trip.

Wishing each of you a wonderful, relaxing long weekend. I already feel unwound and recharged. Maybe it is simply because I had a coffee and didn’t wake up at five a.m.

Cheers!

 

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Cheers to a great weekend! You deserve it!

4 Things: Marc By Marc Jacobs

We all have heard by now that Marc By Marc Jacobs will be folded into the Marc Jacobs line. The announcement was made a couple weeks ago and the news is both very exciting for Mr. Jacobs and the fashion world, yet very sad for many of us who simply adore the MbMJ line. I have become a huge fan of Marc Jacobs (the person) and all his work over the years, admiring what he has done not only in regards to his own lines, but also his work for Louis Vuitton and beyond.

So, in celebration of the good things to come by Mr. Jacobs, I have selected my four current favourite items available (that are not mouse flats because it is so obvious that I love those little shoes).

Marc Jacobs glasses phone case

This ridiculously amazing iphone 5 case. Because everyone needs a case that looks like a sweet visor when they hold their phone up to their face. I have a Marc by Marc Jacobs iphone case (along with everyone else, right?) that I picked up years ago when my phone was still new. I still use it and still totally love it. In fact, I think I will switch cases after I am done typing up this post.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Dog Slipper

Ok, they aren’t mouse flats but they are cute puppy slippers. My mom actually has this pair of Marc by Marc Jacobs slippers and they are really quite amazing. My favourite part? The little hearts in the puppy’s eyes. This design is also available in black and silver instead of white, and also made as a regular flat (same smoking slipper shape) without the quilted lining.

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I haven’t worn a backpack probably since the sixth grade. Come the time I was in junior high, places like the Gap and Esprit were making those “cool” messenger style bags with the stupidly thick material like a drink cooler that were popular for some reason in the late 90’s/early 00’s. Anyway, if I were ever to get a backpack (and maybe I should just invest? But really. Why?) I would without a doubt go for this one from MbMJ. Simple, sleek and the right amount of hardware make it just right.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Don't Panic Shoe

And finally, do you know the number of times I have added these sneakers into my shopping cart online? It is ridiculous. My first reaction when I heard the mere rumour that Marc Jacobs was folding his lines into each other was to freak out and look for these shoes online. Then I thought to myself, “You’re panicking”. Was I? I don’t know but I ended up pulling it together. I still have time to make these happen if they continue to haunt me.

What do you think of the news from Marc Jacobs? Do you have a favourite product from the Marc by Marc Jacobs line that you will miss the most?

Words of Wisdom: 6

Happy Sunday to all my readers! I know everyone is busy with the hustle of the holiday season and trying to stay warm with the current temperatures dropping to just past frigid, but I thought this would be perfect to share today as Black Friday/Cyber Monday/every shopping day till Christmas occurs.

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