Black Magic.

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Checked Smock Dress: H&M.
Necklace: Thrifted.
Wide Brimmed Hat: c/o OASAP.
Riding Boots: Old Navy.
Cat Bag: Leather market in Florence. 
Lipstick in MAC's Rebel.

Hello everyone!

Here's a little 'October' inspired outfit-- even though it still feels like August here in Italy -__-  Probably one of the biggest bummers about living here besides missing my family is missing fall. The midwest does fall like no other, and here in Italy, fall is just sort of non-existent. It's still 80 degrees every day, the leaves haven't changed, there isn't anything seasonally flavored, and just the essence of the feeling isn't here. It is sad, because most of my favorite memories from childhood up until even now are from fall, and it's a season I cherish when it rolls around every year...to miss it and just go straight into Christmas/snow when I get back will be kind of sad and definitely jarring, but I really am lucky is so many other areas so I cannot complain too much.

I was so stoked to get this cat bag in the leather market yesterday for only 11 euros!! Most of the stands sells the same bags (which are adorable nonetheless), but this was the first time I saw a cat bag. Snatched it up in a hot minute and took it out for a spin today! It doesn't hold much, but me being a dummy only brought one purse with me-- a huge, satchel-- so when I want to just take the essentials with me going out this is the perfect bag.

I am leaving tomorrow evening for Prague for the weekend-- will miss you all! Love you :)

With much love, Lauren.
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11 lovely little notes:

Kezzie said...

Ahhhh, the leather markets of Florence!! I spent my whole time searching for a small green leather satchel but never found what I wanted for the right price! I found a fake-leather one when I was back in England but it wouldve been nice to have the smell!
The dress is cute as is the bag!x

Elizabeth said...

This entire outfit is so cute! Love your bag too, cats are pretty great ;)

I'm sorry you're missing fall, it is definitely my favorite season as well, and i know how much i would be bummed if i didn't have it either.

Hope you have a wonderful time in Prague!

With Love, Elizabeth
http://whimsicalthoughtss.blogspot.com/

Hannah Barta said...

I love your boots! And I know a little bit of how you feel. Where I live in Washington State it has been soooo warm. It got up to 88 degrees on Monday and was 90 degrees across the Columbia in Oregon. Seriously :P

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Kryn said...

What a cute outfit!!! Can't wait to hear about your next travel adventures.

Space Oddity said...

Don't worry Lauren, I'm sure you'll enjoy a very nice autumn here in Prague!:) (the weather is supposed to be very nice, too!) Hope you have a great time <3

Also, that oufit is really cute, the cat bag is such a nice touch and I'm in love with the hat!

Miss Twiggy said...

adorable outfit...
xx
http://littlemisstwiggy.blogspot.com/2014/10/denim.html

Miche said...

That cat bag is beyond adorable! Love this whole outfit. Have fun in Prague (and know that I'm super jealous!)

Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

Jamie Rose D. said...

It sounds like fall in Georgia over there! I feel your pain ever single year. There just isn't enough transitional weather. I still hope you can deal with the slight lack of fall though! At least you look adorable. I love your hat and the mix of brown and black in this outfit.

Jamie | PetitePanoply.com

Rebecca said...

Love this outfit - especially the hat! I also think I may need to invest in a smock dress in the not-too-distant future! :D

-Rebecca
Idealism never goes out of fashion

Jeannee Waseck said...

LOVE THAT BAG!!!

The year I lived in Georgia, when there was no four seasons, was very disorienting - and not only to me, but especially to one of my dogs! In one aspect it is was nice to never have a big hard cold winter ... but in another there was no fall cooling-off, no spring waking-up - the weather just felt like a Groundhog Day ;)

Heather Gwinn said...

Adorable outfit! I just ordered a dress similar to this one. Fantastic bag ♥

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