brass whistle necklace - vintage via etsy / sunglasses - H&M / purse - Athens tourist shop / red print button-down - vintage, thrifted / wrap watch - La Mer / jacket - Zara / wide leg jeans - Banana Republic / brogues - Primark
I love the idea of wearing this shirt tucked in, but in the past the reality of its fit has never quite lived up to my expectations. However, on our first day in Florence, the weather (sunny but breezy), clean laundry (very limited), and churches (oh, the churches!) conspired to get me to give it another shot. I like this version of the tuck-in much more than previous, skinny-pants iterations, but I think the proportions could still work a bit better if these jeans came closer to my natural waist (which is unfortunately about 2" south of my bra - high-waisted indeed!).
Our first day in Firenze was absolutely packed - we got up super early in hopes of beating the crowds to the Uffizi Gallery, only to find ourselves at the back of the two hour line that had already formed ten minutes after the museum opened. Rather than wait it out for free tickets, we coughed up the fee (only 8 euros) to make a reservation later that day and headed straight to the Duomo. Many, many, many steps later, we were at the top, with a fantastic view of the city. Even better was the way down, when we were able to take a catwalk around the inside of the dome and stand inches away from Michelangelo's fantastic fresco of Heaven and Hell. Then, after a few hours at the Uffizi (or as Chris joked, 'visiting the Ninja Turtles,') we headed to the Palace Gardens to stretch out in the grass and give our feet a break.