Ciao Bella! Pardon my cliches as that about the only Italian I know, that and Buonasera and Gratze. On one of our more casual days just sort of wandering around Milan and trying to embrace the relaxed nature of the Italian spirit by not strictly planning out our day. My love and I found ourselves ending up at the Milan Duomo! We had no clue that the Duomo was pretty much a straight shot down from the area we were staying in even though we had taken a car there the day before and it seemed a topsy turvy way around but I guess that’s just the way the Italian streets run. In our wanderings we found that Milan is a lot more closely packed and smaller than you would think or than it even looks on a map. Lots of places were easily walkable that looked a lot farther to us on a map. We took in the day with lots (and lots and lots) of food and wine, as one should do when they are in Italy OF COURSE! To truly take in an Italian spirit you must do something like this at least once a day: See a cute, aesthetic or delicious looking cafe and say let’s just stop here for a coffee and a drink. Unless you do this at least once a day you are not living a true european lifestyle. It does not correspond with the American attitude of Go Go Go and let’s Move Move Move, come on HURRY UP. So as you can imagine it is incredibly refreshing to take in the day without cares or requirements that stress the brain to go go go. Although one must be careful with how many delicious Italian pastries you take in as there are far too many incredible looking options, my personal favorites are cannolis (O.M.G my mouth is watering, I want one now wah).
My look today while looking incredibly polished is essentially a t-shirt and mini skirt. I know, please forgive me for downplaying the extra-ness of this look, you all know that is not in my nature. My point here being that an incredibly simple look can always look fashionable, well thought out and of course E X T R A. I don’t need to reiterate my thoughts on gingham in yet another post for you, if you want more of my thoughts on gingham see my previous post here. I clearly have an addiction but, I really don’t want to stop not at least any time soon that is. So in my look today I have made my Gucci t-shirt the centerpiece of the look. This is the amazing quality of the designer t-shirt fad, as we know they are investment pieces based off of their price tags but they also make for simple statement looks that are oh so easy to style and can be both dressed up and dressed down. I believe that the designer t-shirt trend is one of the best things to invest in right now as they are not going anywhere anytime soon. I paired my Gucci t-shirt with this ever so chic gingham print skirt that I picked up at H&M. I must say on a side note that H&M in Europe is actually 10000000000x better than the selection we have here in the U.S. I’ve probably only ever bought maybe two things from H&M in the U.S where as in Europe I had an abundant selection of chic and super affordable. Anyhow, I tucked in my Gucci to my Gingham and complimented the red in the shirt by pairing the look with my favorite red cat eye sunnies. I had picked up a new baker boy hat at a little boutique in Paris that we happened upon and simply couldn’t stop wearing it as you will notice as I continue to post. The structured hat seemed to just perfectly compliment every look and I could not get over it! Last but not least as we were playing tourist today I wore my mini little Louis Vuitton backpack (it seriously never fails me) and black Chanel suede flatforms that are great for walking around in plus the perfect trick because I get to be tall and still not kill my feet with all the walking around.