Wednesday, August 7, 2013

everyday vita: exploring florence

we're not in d.c. anymore...
Sights:
  • Since we're in Florence, we had to take a nighttime trip to the Duomo.  The architecture is out-of this world amazing. This is coming from a girl who would hit the "snooze" button at the Washington Monument and once fell asleep at the Tidal Basin (D.C, I love you, but you've got nothin' on Italy). I spent a solid twenty minutes just looking up at the intricate columns from the street (until I almost got run over by some angry Vespas and impatient taxi drivers). 
knocking on the door at the Duomo
  • ponte vecchio
  • I've been getting a bunch of e-mails recently asking me to do fashion posts on Cannella Vita.  I think this is really funny since I'm on a predictable rotation of leggings and chunky sweaters for the majority of the year.  But here's a little outfit of the day, I'm wearing the St. Tropez dropwaist dress from Free People, my Ray Ban "High Street" sunnies, and my favorite white Superga sneakers. 
awkwardly dipping my toes into the world of fashion blogging
Bites:
  • All of you espresso purists are probably going to hate me now -- but I ventured into the world of iced cappuccinos today... and I liked it.  Milky, caffeine-y and just a teeny bit sweet from the cocoa powder.  Best of all, it was cool and refreshing (the thought of drinking a real cappuccino in this weather makes me cringe). 
i have a thing for tall, skinny windows
  • After dinner, mom and I shared a big plate of traditional little Italian cookies. Aren't they adorable?  We didn't know what any of them were so we just pointed to some of the pretty ones in the big glass case and dug in (the surprise is half the fun, am I right?).  Needless to say, I don't think there were any bad choices.
the green pistachio ones were my favorite
  • As every good day should end, today ended with a trip to my favorite gelateria (I've gotta pick a favorite for every city I visit).  Coconut, hazelnut, and of course, coffee.  

There's nothing quite like dropping into bed with a massive sugar rush. I'm into it.

With love,
Erica

16 comments:

  1. So gorgeous! I love your hair and outfit too, and of course gelaaaato

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm still getting used to blogging about outfits, but blogging about gelato is my forte ;) hehe

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  2. YES! I love the fashion posts! Keep em coming :) That dress is so cute. And those cookies. Nom. Will you tell us where you ate?? Or do a round up of the highlights of your Italian eating adventures? :)

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    1. Haha I will try to keep them coming! We ate at a little pastry place called Scuderi -- super yums! I will do an Italian round up when I get home! Great idea!

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  3. Hooray for the outfit of the days! I love the style Freepeople leans towards, but unfortunately it's so hard to find in the UK! Ahh, Florence is so beautiful!
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    1. Haha I am glad you like them! I am trying my best with them (I read a lot of fashion blogs, but never thought I would attempt "fashion blogging" myself). Doesn't free people have an online store? It's one of my absolute favorites! I miss Florence already!

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    2. It does, but the sizing is an issue! As well as the delivery and returns policy! Which fashion blogs do you read? haha
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    3. I absolutely love The Blonde Salad by Chiara Ferragni, Cupcakes and Cashmere, Bip Ling, and The Londoner!

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    4. I love http://garypeppergirl.com (amazing taste), myuniyears, gingerbreadjourney & paris in four months! Check them out and let me know whether you like them!
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    5. I'm about to go check all of those out! Thanks for the new reading material!

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  4. Such a pretty dress! I'll look forward to more fashion-related posts! Did you buy any clothes in Italy btw? I'd love to hear about it if you did!

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    1. Thank you! I mostly bought cookbooks and ingredients, but I did buy a few clothing items in Italy. My boyfriend got me a pair of white supergas (which are these super popular sneakers that they have in Italy), and I got a dress in Sorrento (which you can see in my next post)!

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    2. I just read your next post and saw the dress! Looks very classy :) O! I've always wanted to get a pair of Supergas too! I was debating between Keds and Supergas for my daily shoes but I changed my mind and now I'm actually hunting for a good pair of ankle boots haha

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    3. Thank you so much! I am obsessed with that dress (I love anything mod with black and white in it). If you're going to go with sneakers, definitely get Supergas! They are much more durable than Keds (they've made it all the way from Rome, to Courmayeur, to everywhere inbetween with only a few scuffs) -- plus not that many people have them in the US, so you'll be a total trendsetter!

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  5. I love that dress, you look stunning! I would definitely be interested to see some fashion posts alongside your others :)

    http://jesuis-hannah.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Hannah! I will try to do some more fashion posts when I get home! I'm kind of getting the hang of them now!

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