Guest Post: Jenna Shaffer In Italy October 13 2013, 0 Comments

We are so excited to share this guest post from our good friend, co-worker, and fashionista, Jenna Shaffer


Day 1- Wanderlust
Well, after being up for 24 long hours due to traveling I still had some time to kill once i reached my hotel and before I had to go to sleep. Naturally, my first question was, "is there any internet?" My second was, "where do the locals go?" I couldn't wait to get my first taste of true Italian life.

The man at the front desk gave me the quick rundown of where I needed to go so I dropped my bags off in my room, and hit the town. My outfit was perfect for the flight as well as an evening stroll: boots skinny jeans by Genetic Denim, a simple white tank, my racerback bralette and my Rising Tides Hooded Cardigan.

This fountain in a small plaza a few blocks from my hotel was the first place I went and saw the locals drinking, playing cards, reading etc. THIS is where i saw the true fashion of Italy. Its not much different from what we have in California from a ladies perspective. The same colors and styles are trending such as the ankle boot and the rust red color. As for the men, I've never seen such finely dressed men, not even in San Francisco. These men dress just as good if not better than the women!

I was so inspired, regardless of exhaustion. Everything from the cobblestone paths to the windows to the fashion. All of it just got my creative brain flowing. Everything here is so fresh yet so old. Fresh cut flowers are in all the windows and on the dinner tables.

The attention Italians put into detail is fascinating and astonishing. You see it everywhere from their buldings to their food but most importantly their fashion. Needless to say I was excited to see what fashion I would see the next day. Exhausted beyond belief I finished my glass of wine and headed home, to rest up for what the next day would have in store.

Jenna Shaffer