My BFF has come up with yet another idea for me. It was her idea that I start a shopping tour business in Florence ten years ago! Her latest idea for me is to post an outfit a week featuring fashion, jewelry and shoes from Florence. So here goes!
These pants are not from Florence, but are available from Spanx.com. The Perfect Pant High Rise Flare are deep navy and nice thick fabric that holds you in! They run extra long, however, so bear that in mind if you order them. I am 5’5″ and bought a petit. The price is $168.00.
I was planning to wear my platform high heel booties from Goccia, but changed my mind and wore my newest booties. They are also from Goccia and much better in the rainy Seattle weather. The current trend of combat boots is too much for me, but these booties have a nod in that direction without looking too chunky. They have a lightweight sole and made of buffalo leather. Price is 220 euro. Email Goccia at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to order some.
The handbag is Max Mara that I have had for years. I love the handles, and have seen similar styles in Florence.
I really like this cashmere turtleneck sweater from Falconeri. They even have a store in NYC now, so ordering from them is easy. Great sales are going on with up to 70% off. falconeri.com
The silk scarf is from Ravinale. They have an online store now too with lots of scarves to choose from in silk, cashmere and blends. Their website is massimoravinale.com. If you order over 150 euro, the shipping is free.
This jacket from Sandro is on the dressy side, and I hardly ever get dressed up these days. Pairing it with casual pants or jeans gives it a new look. I bought it from the Rinascente department store in Florence last year. They are having a big sale now with a good selection of Italian designer blazers. https://www.rinascente.it/en/list/donna
I chose to top off my outfit with Van Cleef Alhambra earrings in mother of pearl, and my Fope Flex’It bracelets. My earrings are from the goldsmith, and cost a fraction of the Van Cleef price! They sell for about 450 euro.
The Fope jewelry is about 20-30% less in Florence. Prices start at around 1,800 and go up from there depending upon the thickness of the bracelet and the configuration of the diamonds. Fope.com has the complete collection, but we can get a better price at the jewelry showroom. These are rose gold, but available in yellow and white gold also.
Happy New Year from Chia and me!