Let me please be fully candid with you: I absolutely adore Furla and am shameless about the number of bags I own from the brand. When I lived in Italy during the early 2000s I had first noticed the brand’s bags and like many things Italian, the beauty was in it’s streamlined, austere simplicity in design. Since then, I’ve gone on to amass a sizeable collection and have enjoyed watching the brand expand its design offerings, moving from monochromatic minimalism to a well-edited range of printed options.
July 10, 2017
With summer now in full swing, it’s the perfect time to try out those daring, whimsical pieces that are much more difficult to put to use during the colder months of the year. Luckily, this season, some of the most popular brands are leaning more toward statement-making items rather than minimalism. One trend in particular that is hard to miss is animal-themed prints. This lighthearted look is perfect to be paired with classic pieces and basics, or even another print to heighten the trend. Check out Zara’s Printed Top with Bow Sleeves, complete with strategically-placed bird detailing, making it easy to pair with the denim already in your closet. Similarly, Reformation’s Sparrow Dress is great for more formal occasions, while still maintaining a sense of amusement. For accessories, the Furla Metropolis Mini Cross Body Bag and the Alexander McQueen Printed Silk Scarf are finished with leopard and butterfly detailing in a apt vibrantly-hued color palette. Try pairing these with a neutral-shaded sundress or denim for everyday versatility.
Click through the slideshow above to see our other top picks for animal themed prints this 2017 summer season.
August 22, 2016
I can’t control the weather, but can most certainly preside over my attitude and general outlook on it, and of course, life in general. I wore this look for 10 straight hours, and by the time I got home, the overcast skies lent a cloudy halo over my photoshoot plans, but the show must go on! If I could determine the weather, and pick the perfect day, it would be sunny skies, 80 degrees, and no humidity, every single day. But then again, would I truly appreciate it, if every day was as I wanted it to be? Weather aside, we can’t always get what we want, but that’s not an excuse to not work hard and persevere regardless.
Sometimes it exhausts more energy to push yourself to do what lies ahead, than the actual task itself would take up. I’m trying to be better about getting right to the task at hand, with minimal procrastinating in the process, even if it means venturing out to take some photos when rain is eminent.
My new mantra is to cut back on the amount of activities and tasks that I fling at myself at 90 miles an hour, in order to focus better, prioritize, bury my head and get to work. I’m also going to be better at saying no to anything that doesn’t feel like a good fit for me, and that is both literally and figuratively. Thinking about this and looking at my clothing in this look makes me realize that with the exception of the bag, everything that I’m wearing has survived for years through countless purges and re-organizing of my belongings. Maybe it’s a sign that, without knowing it, I’ve been on this path along, right? Or simply put, maybe I just know what I like, and will wear, and stick to it!
In This Look:
Shoes of Prey (c/o)
Furla Candy Satchel (see similar here)
Straw Hat (gift)
Avon infinity Ring (c/o)
Sorrelli Riveting Romance Cuffs & Necklaces (c/o)