Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Viva Italia

Around this time 5 years ago, I left for Italy to study abroad for a semester.  I lived in the city of Perugia, and it was probably the best experience of my life! I loved everything about Italy {especially the FOOD} and still miss it to this day.  Other than the pizza, I adored the fashion and Italians' appreciation of beautifully made clothes, handbags, and shoes.  I bought quite a few pieces while I was there, and often seek out Italian-made goods here in the U.S.  Here are some of my favorite Italian pieces that will help me get through my year of no shopping: 

gold Italian bracelet my Mom passed down to me + gourmet Italian salt I picked up from Eataly & TJ Maxx

Italian leather shoes I purchased in Florence, Italian-made Latitude Femme heels I purchased at TJ Maxx, + whole wheat spaghetti with homemade marinara sauce {recipe here; bowl from TJ Maxx}

Italian-made sweater by Sisley

Furla bag I purchased in Perugia

Perugia, Italia - my home away from home

Enjoy your week and weekend, I will be in North Carolina all weekend so next post won't be until Monday!


1 comment:

  1. Whenever i tell myself not to shop for clothes anymore i start buyin (and eating) a tonn of food :) the pasta looks delish!!