Tuesday, June 18, 2013

New Day, New Blog

Dear fellow bloggers and readers, 

I have come to the decision to reinvent my blog.  No longer will it be limited to fashion, but I am extending my blog to discussions on music, upcoming events, and things to do in Georgia (or elsewhere I travel) to encompass my other interests,and to appeal to a broader audience.

Where to Go:

The Indian Seats Trail:

To start off the rebirth of my blog, I will be discussing my recent hike in Cumming, Georgia.  Last week my friend and I decided to take advantage of the beautiful day, and drove off to the Indian Seats Trail located up the Sawnee Mountain. The trail leads to a beautiful view overlooking Cumming, and if you look in the distance you can make out the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains.



The Indian Seats Trail is named after the two depressions in the granite at the top of the mountain (they seem much bigger in picture than they truly are). I would strongly recommend hiking the Indian Seats Trail if you're looking for a pretty hike that isn't too long; this one is about 4 miles total.  


Music- up and Coming:

The Neighborhood: 

This is one of my new favorite bands; their sound is so unique and their lyrics are catchy without being Pop.  I am so disappointed that I could not go to their concert yesterday, but I heard it was amazing! I found out about the concert about 3 or 4 days before the event, and the tickets were only $12 online and $15 at the door, so I decided to wait and get them at the door.  A few days after a friend told me that the ticket price had increased to over $90....no way I was going to spend that much on a band I had just recently discovered, regardless how good they are.  The 1975, another band I recently discovered, opened for The Neighbourhood.  

The starter songs, as I like to call them (songs that get you started to see if you like the band or not, usually their most popular songs), for The Neighbourhood is Sweather Weather and for The 1975 it's Chocolate. Hope you enjoy them! :) 

Ciao, 

Bianca



Thursday, June 13, 2013

Sunny Day and Star Provisions


Madewell Shorts
Forever 21 Tank
J. Crew Necklace

Sometimes when my family feels as if we are "stuck in the suburbs", we take advantage of mom's downtown work errands and turn them into a family outing.  Sure, sitting in a fabric store for hours on end isn't my ideal family outing either, but the proceeding delicious lunch at Star Provisions afterwards surely hits the spot.  If you ever get the chance to grab a bite to eat there, I highly recommend taking home one of their irresistible assortments of desserts!

Baci,

Bianca

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Itchin' On A Photograph

Cream and Black Heart Print Top- Forever 21
Light Blue Bandage Skirt- Forever 21

Hey guys!  I actually just realized that both of these items were purchased at Forever 21, so I'm going to talk about that store today.  In my opinion, Forever 21 is either a big hit....or a huge miss.  One week you will go in there and they will have adorable, for the most part good quality items, but the next everything will be in the wrong sizes, in the wrong places, and in the wrong style.  Mostly, it depends day and what time of day you go in and if they just received a big shipment. For instance, if you go in there mid-day on a Saturday, I guarantee you that it will not be a quick trip.  Oh, one last thing: I was really exited when I got this skirt because it is one of those things that literally goes with half of my closet.  I'm telling y'all, those solid colored pencil style miniskirts have endless options! 
Ciao,

Bianca


Monday, September 10, 2012

School Threads

Cream Scalloped Shirt- American Threads (my favorite store ever)
Camel Colored Shorts- Madewell

Hey everyone I hope you are all having a wonderful time back at school and work!  This was the outfit I wore on the first day of school; I absolutely love the neutral colors for summer because they look fabulous with just about everyone's lightened hair and tan skin. Although they cannot be seen in the picture, (sorry for the awful iPhone-quality picture by the way, we were all rushing....I still seemed to miss the bus though) I also wore some silver and copper colored Stella and Dot chandelier earrings to add a touch of bling, but still stick to the neutral-toned ensemble.  Ciao!

Bianca

Sunday, August 19, 2012

TREND REPORT and WINDOW DISPLAYS

Since Italy is home of one of the fashion capitals of the world, simply walking around in centro and looking at the shop's window displays will get you a pretty good idea of what the upcoming trends will be.  It is a pure form of torture and makes you wish you were a millionaire, but it's still so fun to see all of the clothes! Ciao y'all,

Bianca

TREND 1: not-so-simple tweed jackets



Fendi

Patrizia Pepe


Massimo Dutti

TREND 2: collar neclaces



TREND 3: beaded dresses and purses




all from Baguette 


Blumarine

Blumarine
TREND 4: neon (although the trend is fading)






Luisa Via Roma (have the craziest, coolest, most creative window displays ever! And they change them almost every couple weeks)
Neon Shoes

Nao neon tennis shoes and cleats


OTHER BEAUTIFUL THINGS:

Roberto Cavalli shoes


Missoni store


Shoes from the Gucci Museo

Patrizia Pepe Purse


Versace dress






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Friday, August 10, 2012

Venice - The City of Water

In the middle of our two week trip to Italy my family and I got to go to Venice for my dad's birthday!  I had never been, and it was quite an experience.  It was so strange not seeing any any mode of transportation other than boats and gondolas...literally!  People didn't even bike anywhere because of all of the bridges- it's allll walkin.  Hope you all get to go there one day!
A presto,

Bianca



Venice- Day 1


Pink Linen Shirt- The Gap
Black Shorts- BANANA REPUBLIC
Blue Boat Shoes- Sperry
Sunglasses- Michael Kors
Bag- Italian Mercato

Stopped for a bite at a local bar!






Venice- Day 2


Dad's birthday celebration, aperitivi at Harry's Bar


Red Strapless Top- Local Boutique
Leather Jacket- Italian Mercato
Sperry's (definitely my go-to tourist shoe...good for walking and simultaneously looking cute!)

Virgin Bellini (yumm!)



Push down the tongue to ring the doorbell!

Surprised Dad with seeing one of his cousins! (and many more awaiting at the pizzeria)




Venice- Day 3...last day :(

                   Piazza San Marco

Black and White Dress- Brandy Melville in Italy
Leather Jacket- Italian Mercato
Black Flower Sandals- Dillards
Red Clutch- Vintage








                    Palazzo Ducale