Monday, August 27, 2012

"Whenever I feel shitty, I go to Prada."

That was the line of the day by my Italian friend, Giulia, as she drove us to the nearest Prada store. Prada is her favorite brand (she has 20 Prada bags, ladies) and she told us it only takes one visit to fall in love. And she was absolutely right. We walked into this humongous all glass store and were completely in awe. It looked exactly how I imagined it would and once it registered in our heads that we were actually in a Prada store in Italy, we scoured the place like little kids let loose in a candy store. I thought the bags were enough to fawn over, but I may or may not have died inside once my eyes hit the shoe area. And the best part is that everything in the store wasn't as ridiculously overpriced as it would be in America. You're getting everything straight from the source, so it's not as bad. I started off simple and went with a cream colored leather cardholder and that was enough to make me want to come back later on in the semester! If you follow me on instagram (zaharaplease), I already posted pictures, but I'll be sure to get some up on here after class tomorrow! In other news:

  • My roommates, Maddie and Olivia, and I just booked our hotel for our weekend trip to Rome from September 6th to the 9th ahhhhh! We're getting our train tickets tomorrow and then buying our tickets to see the Vatican Museum, St. Peter's Basilica, Sistine Chapel, Colosseum, etc. I've read about all these historic sites my entire life and in about two weeks I'll get to see them in real life, just the idea of it is giving me the chills. 
  • We're going to start planning for the Amalfi coast and Barcelona in the next couple of days.
  • My classes finally start tomorrow.
  • I found out Giulia knows Chiara Ferragni; I saw the martini leather bag at Prada and went, "Chiara has that one. Do you know who she is?" and she said she's been to her house. Giulia studies in Milan and has a best friend who is a fashion major (who got her tickets to see the upcoming Prada fashion show (oh my god??)), so I shouldn't be surprised, but what are the odds?!
  • There's a parade going on outside my apartment for the joust festival at the end of the week.
  • I've had gelato almost every single day since I've been here. 
In conclusion, I guess you could say I've fallen completely in love with this place. 


blessing said...

so glad that Italy is getting better for you! love love love and adore you! keep having the greatest time ever :)

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