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Shopping for leather in Florence: our tips and tricks

Shopping for leather in Florence: our tips and tricks

If there’s one question we get a lot, it’s how to shop for leather in Florence. We have been to Florence enough to know that it’s not always easy! Leather shops are a dime a dozen in this town, and if you aren’t careful, you can return home with a piece that will likely fall apart in no time. But good news — we’ve done the research so you don’t have to! We’re going to run through the top tips and tricks we’ve found for purchasing some leather to love while in Florence, Italy!

What I packed for a late-summer trip to the beach

What I packed for a late-summer trip to the beach

This weekend we made a last minute trip to the beach with my brother-in-law and his girlfriend. Avalon, New Jersey was our destination, which is where my BIL's girlfriend's family has a house. Looking forward to the weekend was a great incentive to power through the workweek!

With temperatures on the Jersey Shore topping out at a cool 70 degrees, and evening temps dipping into the 50s, I knew that packing for this trip would take a slightly different strategy than your typical mid-summer scorcher.

Best Travel Looks from the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Best Travel Looks from the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

With travel plans always on the horizon, I've been taking a good look at what the Nordstrom Anniversary sale has to offer. 

If you aren't familiar, this is THE sale of the season where Nordstrom unveils thousands of new items at drastic discounts. The sale opened to the public today (Friday, July 21st). All the fun ends on August 6th, and the most popular items are likely to sell out, so act fast!

I've narrowed down the thousands of items on sale and bring you a carefully curated list of ideal travel outfits that I can't wait to get my hands on.

I've applied the travel lens when assessing the following looks, keeping in mind comfort, packability, care, and cost.

What I Wore: On A Chilly Day in Italy

What I Wore: On A Chilly Day in Italy

Our trip to Italy was nearly perfect...my one wish? That the weather could have been a tiny bit warmer. Sigh. But that didn't stop us from wandering around and getting our fill of la dolce vita!

I bundled up and put together an outfit of layers that kept me toasty. I felt warm, comfortable, and stylish enough so I don't think I stuck out like a complete American :)