Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow…


sammydress white embroidered tunic, deb shops gladiator sandals, mountain lust jewelry antler necklace, nature look turquoise pendant, zeroUV steampunk specs, rome, italy

Ponder that for a few moments.  Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow.  That quote was from Anita Desai. 

Think back to a journey.  

Remember how it felt.  How it looked.  How it smelled.  How it tasted.  

Think about how you changed when this journey ended.  

I try to do this at the end of every journey I take and I've found that it has helped to make me into what I like to think of as a global citizen.  

Italy has a way of getting under my skin… and not just because I stuff myself silly with pasta.  It's something about the waves, the crumbly buildings, the "ciaos" and "grazies" that just shakes my soul.  I have almost nothing that roots me to Italy (no family, no heritage, etc.) but in the 3 trips I've made to Italy in the last 12 months, I've become firmly rooted to the country.  And I love it. 






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15 comments:

  1. I'd like to visit some small Italian city too... sounds great :) Beautiful pictures though, love that white dress :)
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  2. Nice look. I love that sandals. :)
    rinx
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  3. Thanks for following hun! I'm already following you via gfc and bloglovin :-) let's keep in touch!
    Baci,
    Coco
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  4. Wow...deep quote...but so true. The dress and sandals are so pretty...and how appropriate...gladiators in Italy. :)
    Debbie
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  5. Oooh, I am so jealous! I want to travel to Italy too! D':

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  6. amazinnnggg what a beautifull post !!

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  7. Would love to be able to visit Italy, or any place in Europe for that matter.
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  8. Italy my love <3 i've made it my goal 2 visit Italy one day and thoroughly explore all the corners and shops in Milan :P. Photos look absolutely amazing, ur dress really gives me Dolce & Gabbana <3 <3 those gladiator sandals are so beautiful as well <3 <3

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    Lenny

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  9. i believe that too. wherever i have been, a small part of me stayed there and a small part of there stayed within me.
    great pictures by the way :)

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  10. I feel the same way. Every place we've been shapes us in some way, especially if we are open to it. I love every opportunity to go to a variety of places and continue on my " global citizenship" :-) Italy btw is so super cute- love it there and you look so happy/pretty in your pics. XOXO, Elif

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  11. Italy is at the top of my list of places to visit. It looks amazing. xxx
    The Jolly Fashionista

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  12. The gladiator sandals are spot on: perfect leg height, not overpowered by a maze of straps , an easy look!

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