Before NY and real life gets crazy again in March, I was able to escape to Italy with my husband for a few days. Neither of us had ever been to Milan so we decided that was the perfect place to go and explore. So, having barely unpacked from our trip to Toronto, we were off again less than two days later. Of course, first stop was the Duomo and it completely blew me away. To say I was geeking out the entire trip is an understatement, and I’m sure any Art History major can back me up on this one – there is something completely mind blowing everywhere you look.
As usual, we were on a tight schedule with so much to see in so little time, so we would usually leave early and not get back to the hotel until before dinner to change then it was back out until after food + drinks. This was the perfect opportunity to really break in my Stan Smiths because (other than the fact that I’m in love with them) we were walking around at a brisk pace for the entire day. Milan was also a nice break from the deep freeze back home, so I was able to actually layer with nice pieces to be warm and comfortable rather than hiding in a giant parka. The fur vest was key – while it wasn’t technically that cold, it was damp, and that will chill you to the bone. The classic white button-down is so versatile and something I never travel without and also, my new 3 x 1 jeans were perfectly comfortable and the clean wash pulled the entire outfit together.