Sunday, November 6, 2011

Italy: Rome, Florence & Venice 2011

I wanted to share with you some moments from my visit to Italy this year. It was my first time and let me tell you, I threw A LOT of euro coins over my shoulder at the Trevi Fountain (see below), in the desperate hope that I would soon return there! 

Rome is very charismatic - while it is so so busy, it also has quite a lot of soul and positive vibe. The entire city is one big museum!! There is something to see wherever you go - its history is embedded in its walls, buildings and streets. And how about the shopping?! Glad you asked. Well, let's just say I dedicated two whole days to THAT cause - safe to say I almost went over my total budgeted allowance for europe-shopping! Well it is one of the fashion-capitals of the world, is it not? =) Check it out... 

Oh and P.S. Of course it is exam time and here I am, blogging! Please pray with me that I pass all my exams! Ta! 

Me & Fontana Di Trevi - possibly the most beautiful thing to see in Rome. I loved it so much that I went back to see it on five occasions! 
Wearing: 'Stefanel' white shorts (This shop/brand is exclusive to Italy I believe and it reminds of Witchery/CountryRoad, except it's about ten times better!), Asos flower-print off the shoulder blouse, Oxford tan wedges. 
This, I snapped by accident whilst sitting there watching the water-fall. Maybe HE was my Romeo?? Sure was adequately dressed! :))

Italian food. Any further comments would probably be unnecessary?! 

The Colloseum: is GRAND!

My two girlfriends walking infront of The Pantheon, by night.

Me & The Pantheon by night. I loved this place! My second fav after the Trevi fountain. It is so amazingly big that you just struggle to comprehend how they managed to build it like that back in the day!? It's also a beautiful place to have dinner as there are gorgeous restaurants surrounding it.
You know it.
Ahead is the Vatican & The Vatican Museum. Just breathtaking art.


Me & The Duomo. Another grandddd building.

Sunset in Firenzeeeee

How amazing are our tans? Ahh that Euro sun! ps. My sandals (on the left) were purchased in Rome. 'Baldinini' was the brand if I remember correctly.

The Duomo is bloody massive!

Best pizza I have ever devoured. Chorizo sausage, Potato & Tomato. 

Best pasta. Ever!

SHOPPING? Did someone say, shopping??

This, lades (& gents?), is a real emerald & diamond ring. Costs thousands of euros. Clearly I had no hope in owning it, but thought I'd try it on anyway. The funny thing is, that no matter how hard I tried to capture the GREEN colour of the stone, it just came out blue each time! Frustrating.

This is THE designer outlet which is half hour outside of Florence. TBH, it was disappointing because the pricing wasn't THAT low, and the stuff was mainly crap. I'd rather put in 2-3 hundred dollars more and just buy something I absolutely love.  

Although these YSL shoes were pretty amazing!!


Gondola ridin'!


Only did a day-trip to Venice, but it was enough I thought. It is a stunning tourist lil city and def. worth the visit. 

So that was a little look into my Italian adventures. I definitely can't wait to go back and perhaps visit more of the south of Italy!

In my next blog-post, I'll share some of my snaps from my visit to the Greek Island of Mykonos!

FP xx

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Cleopatra Statement Necklace

Helloooo my dears!! 

Just a quick outfit post to liven up my bloggers-motivation. I've been back from my magical European holiday for about a month now, so have had a lot of work to catch up on (isn't it always the way!) - I would like to say thank you for continuing to visit my blog and for leaving me your comments and feedback (even despite my somewhat poor effort in regular updates), it truly does make me smile! 

Whilst out and about the shops the other day in my attempt to simply 'check out' what was new and trending, with no intention to spend any money (because hey, I just got back from a 2 month holiday and am consequently a lil shopped-out & broke! I need constant reminder, guys.), I just happened to discover that PeepToeShoes had opened up their first store in Melbourne (Joy!). Had a quick browse around and then I saw ..... this... 

Cleopatra statement necklace. Isn't it divine? Aw I promise it was (going to be) the only purchase for the day. Then I walked into another shop... 

...and tried on these gorgeous LOVER shorts in camel. I don't need to get into my love for neutrals here again, yeah? What's a girl to do? I was suddenly inundated with images in my head of a brilliant outfit. I had to complete it.

Wearing: PeepToeShoes cleopatra statement necklace ($179.95, pricey lil bugger!), Witchery silk wrap top, LOVER camel shorts, PeepToeShoes Miss Eiffel Tower shoes in Mushroom.

Oh and the tan is courtesy of the European sun. Quick-fading unfortunately! *sad face*

What do you guys think? I'm getting much more into necklaces as a result of this. I have since purchased another cute lil piece from Tilkah; it's gold with light pink pearls. Never was much of a necklace fan, but I'm starting to like them!

Soon I hope to show you some snaps from my travels to Greece, Italy, Serbia & Montenegro, as well as some of the brilliant purchases (Rome has amazing shopping *le sigh*).

How has the 'winter' treated you'all over the last two months?

FP xx

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Coffee coloured...

You've heard me rave on about how much I dig neutrals, right.. well, below is more evidence of it. This was an outfit I wore out to a Sunday brunch - surprisingly, Melbourne has been kind to us weather-wise and we've had many warm-ish, sunny days! Hoorah! :)

Wearing CountryRoad wrap-top, Asos mocha-coloured singlet underneath, Kookai bodycon skirt, Asos leopard-print belt, Chanel Particuliere nail-colour.

I also added this gorgeous leopard-print pashmina scarf! One would think I really like leopard-print.. hmm I might? .. The ring is also one I wear everyday, It's 18k White-gold with a beautiful lil baby-blue opal surrounded by diamonds. It's my fav! Purchased it whilst holidaying in Montenegro. This particular jewellery store is one I make sure to go to every single time I visit Montenegro. Most things are hand-made and the jeweller is a lovely older man who really appreciates unique pieces. He also remembers me every time I walk in! haha

Leopard-print Pashmina scarf and also Michael Kors watch.

I do look forward to embracing a bit of block colour in my wardrobe when I go overseas in a month or so! I hear Zara's EU spring/summer range is to die for!! Ahhh.. yess pleasee! :))

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Airport Chic

Less than two months till I jet off to Europe. People, two months?! As well as having wayyy too much to do before I go, I'm starting to wonder about all the little bits and pieces that one wonders about when planning a holiday. 

Today it's, 'what the hell do I wear on the plane'? ... It's especially tough when you go from winter to summer - want to combine comfort with style - oh and, did I mention I'm on a budget? Ugh. ... Ahh but here's some inspiration! Terry Richardson for MANGO - Spring 2011... 

I own a white blazer... hmm there's an idea! Now just to get a nice pair of (comfy) red or electric blue pants?

Loving this yellow blazer!

This screams comfort!!

Have you guys got any ideas? Hit me up! :)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Leopard belts & Camel coats

The hype over neutral colours this season has me very, very excited! I am a huge lover of tan/beige/camel/coffee colours ... as well as whites and blacks .. In fact, lately, my wardrobe mainly consists of garments in these neutrals. That's not to say I don't like splashes of colour, because I do, very much indeed! 

On the weekend I met up with my fellow blogger friend SheWoreItWell for brunch, and I met her new lil (absolutely gorgeous and serious attention grabbing) puppy, Monty. This lil fella is the cutest lil fluff-ball I've ever seen! If anything will change my single status, it has to be someone like Monty, because there was not one person who walked by that didn't stop to say 'hello' to Monty! Cute lil bugger! I'm getting myself 'a Monty', no joke. I'll post pictures in another post to follow, but for now I just wanted to show you my outfit...

Asos leopard print belt.

ForeverNew camel crepe wool coat.

Witchery bag. YSL lipstick & Lee jeggings.

Taaa daaa... ! :)


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