ART:: MCA: Murakami Exhibit

If you don’t live in Chicago and missed one of the 3,568 promotions for this Murakami exhibit at the MCA, let me fill you in. The acclaimed Japanese artist known for his anime-inspired art has finally set foot into our Midwestern territory. And he’s just so skilled… The precision, the kaleidoscopic colors, the youthful irreverence, and of course, his infamous collaboration with Kanye. Graduation, anyone? Definitely worth a visit if you haven’t already checked it out. Enough said. xx

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Italy:: The Jetset Diaries Pompeii Ruffle Dress in Tuscany

Bought this dress a while back and never really had an occasion to wear it until Italy. This coyishly feminine, off-the-shoulder floral embroidered dress was perfect against the Tuscan countryside backdrop. Although we did plenty of touristy things in Italy that required lots of walking, we also took some days off to relax. These pictures were taken on one of those ‘off duty’ days when our only excursion would be to the town’s charming café. For the rest of the day, we would just lazy around by the pool and read – although inevitably, I would end up zoning out, staring out into the untouched, natural beauty that is pastoral Italy, full of lush greens, burnt-orange cobblestone buildings, and picturesque hills.


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Italy:: Cooper & Ella Carla Dress in Pisa

A must see, although the Leaning Tower of Pisa was expectedly infested with tourists all attempting to do the classic yet annoying move  – pressing their hands against the structure to seemingly ‘hold it’ from falling over. Every single person, I kid you not! And zero shame for their lack of originality!

Despite the touristic transgression which irked me, I loved the town of Pisa. It was a very friendly and warm town, with the bustling outdoor cafés and pastel colored buildings adding to its extroverted charm — My Carla cherry print dress by Cooper & Ella was perfect for this excursion. Its playful and summery style, along with its vibrant print, matched the personality of this town and made this dress an unforgettable vacation piece that I will always associate with Pisa. It even harmonized with the ubiquitous red umbrellas there. 🙂

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