| CHIC Edit | The Boater Hat

24 April, 2015

Over the years I have developed a severe obsession with hats, I've liked them since I was a kid but more so now than ever. This Spring and summer though, the obsession has become real, particularly with one style of hat that has been sweeping the fashion world, and although I am not too big on following the latest trend or having what all the fashion girls have, this is one I just can't deprive myself of, it just looks so damn good. I already bought one similar to the Lack of Color one in this CHIC Edit and I can't wait to get it in the mail. No joke, I want all of these hats on this list, yes I am crazy enough to want to have a million hats (I can sense my husband somewhere rolling his eyes at me), he always thinks I want anything and everything, he is wrong not anything but everything I want, yes I want! 

I mean my birthday is coming in two weeks (hint hint).

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Poncho Life

23 April, 2015

Hey there, it's been a while since I post any outfit looks, I have been on such a slump these days, it's so hard to get your booty out of it. Slowly I will be getting back in the rhythm of things, it's been a pretty busy start of the year, with many traveling adventures that although I am not complaining one bit, it starts to take a toll on you, it slows you down on the everyday life. Luckily though, the weather in Frankfurt has been so nice that I really shouldn't feel all dull, it has been sunny, affording you to go out of the house with just a cozy poncho and light knits, which is about my favorite type of dressing. 

On another note, my birthday is just a few weeks away and I just found out I am not turning 33, but 32 (LOL), yes I thought I was turning 33, after 30 I swear I can't keep track of my age, it's the weirdest thing ever. Do any of you 30 and fabulous ladies go through the same thing? please tell me I am not alone? 

| WEARING | Zara Men's Straw Hat, Zara Basics Top, Ray Ban Round Sunnies, Primark Poncho, H&M Embroidered Shorts, Leather Shoulder Bag via Florence (Italy) Leather Market, Renvy Mott Over the Knee Boots via Gilt

Part II | CHIC Travels | Girls Trip to Italy ~ Venice

22 April, 2015

The Ponte di Rialto (Rialto Bridge) is the oldest bridge in Venice, and divided the districts of San Marco and San Polo.

Beautiful doors set against the Ponte di Rialto.

My deep fascination for Gondola's was hardly even documented, I could have taken a million of these shots but I only took a few hundreds (hehe). They are just way to beautiful in details and look so beautiful on pictures that it becomes hard not to want to snap several of them when you run into them.

 | LEFT x BOTTOM RIGHT | Basilica Cattedrale Patriarcale di San Marco (St. Mark's Basilica) at sunset is as magical as it is in the light of the glistening sun.  | TOP RIGHT x BELOW | Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square) during the last hustle and bustle hours of the evening. 

I love this moment I captured, as a nun walks into this building. It has such a dramatic look and almost gives off this sense of mysticism. 

Here I go again with my gondola obsession, this is one of my favorite shots I took in Venice, gondolas at night facing the Laguna Veneta (Venetian Lagoon). More romantic of a scene than this, I don't think I can find.

Built in 1600, Ponte dei Sospiri (Bridge of Sighs) passes over the Rio di Palazzo and connects the Prigioni Nuove (New Prison) to the interrogation rooms in the Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace). This bridge was the last view that convicts got to see of Venice before their improvement. 

The bridge's name was given by Lord Byron (an English poet) in the 19th century, suggesting that prisoners would sigh at their final view of Venice through the windows as they were taken to their cells. There is also a local legend that says that if lovers would kiss in a gondola at sunset under the Ponte dei Sospiri while the bells of Campanile di San Marco (St. Mark's Campanile) would chime, they would be granted eternal love and bliss. This legend served as part of the plot line for the movie Little Romance.

Hope you enjoyed part II of a Girls Trip to Italy ~ Venice, incase you missed part I, see it HERE.