sunglasses - thrifted / tote - forever 21 / button-down - custom-made / wood & brass bangle - vintage, thrifted / ankle-zip leggings - Style&Co., mommed / brogues - Primark
Apologies from a very bad blogger - we moved to a new apartment this weekend, and while the move itself wasn't too bad (pack bags, get on metro, transfer, transfer, transfer, get off metro, fifth floor walk-up with spiral stair, ugh), our new place has a kitchen. Like, not just a sink, hotplate, old steak knife and one frying pan with the non-stick surface scratched to hell, an honest-to-God kitchen. For the first time in months, I have good knives (plural!), and loads of pots and pans and spices, and a real oven. As a result, I have spent the last few days cooking everything in sight (mustard roasted potatoes! hash browns and fried eggs! salade lyonnaise! quiche lorraine! gusburgers for the mister! I'm carmelizing a mountain of leeks right now!), beating the heat in our hammock with a cool glass of white, and not so much blogging. So, yeah..... sorry about that.
Fortunately, I am slowly but surely creeping up towards posting pictures a bit more 'in the present,' and should soon be sharing our current idyll with you all. We took these photos on our last 'real' day in Venice (I don't count days spent at airports). We didn't stay on one of the islands during our stay, but across the lagoon in Mestre, so while it wasn't a long bus ride to Venice, every visit felt like a bit of a day-trip. We joked a lot about getting ready to 'go to Disneyland,' but in many ways, those visits felt more like quick trips to the beach. The abundance of water, sunshine, tourists, and gelato shops give the city a very beachy vibe, one that calls for simple, easy dressing and a lovely packed lunch - hence the tote bag in all my Venice photos! I don't wear this button-down all that often, in part because the length awkwardly wound up somewhere in-between 'top' and 'dress,' but paired with leggings it made for an easy warm-weather look. While our budget didn't really allow any boat-rides during our visit, these lovely wooden motorboats definitely reignited my love for little boats - I've love to have a small boat someday to toodle around in and have picnics on the water!