Observe Those Around You.
SomeoneLikeYou Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Striped Chambray Dress: c/o OASAP.
White Collared Shirt: Forever21.
Nude Flats: H&M.
Lipstick in MAC's Please Me.
Photos by Haley (@hchatlin on insta!)
Hello everyone! x
I really miss taking outfit photos on a daily basis, so I'm always so happy when my friend Haley and I have time to snap some :) It's been really interesting to me to study the way people dress from different countries during my stay here. The first few weeks (and still a lot of times) I was baffled about how Italians knew I was American even before I opened my mouth. It's in the way I walk, act, and dress they can tell, which is so bizarre to me because I don't feel like I dress any sort of "typical" American way or could notice the "American" way I walk. But it is so true though after I stopped to take a closer look at everyone around me. I can spot other Americans from a mile away just by the way they dress and I'm sure they can spot me, too. I don't know how, because I feel like there are just so many different styles out there, and just because you're from a certain country doesn't mean you're limited to that one style. It would be one thing if I was wearing yoga pants, flip flops, and my hair wet; then I would assume people would know I was American. But even in an outfit such as this-- a simple dress-- when I walk up to a shop they will immediately speak English to me because they know before I open my mouth where I come from.
It's just been a cool experience though I've enjoyed getting to study trends and styles of people from other countries since people from around the world visit Florence. Not something I would have ever gotten to do in little ole Ohio! x
With much love, Lauren.