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I thought I would do a Q&A so you guys can learn some FASCINATING stuff about me :) It's also nice to put a personality to a blog so that too. :) Learn about how I got a job as a model agent, how I get inspired, advice on blogging, etc!

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And here's a link to my very first vlog. (birthday trip to Punta Cana and NYC)



True story. I walked into work one day and my coworker told me about a deal on TravelZoo for a trip to Italy for $500 including hotel and flight and I booked my trip that night. It's the first time I ever heard about this website and I was so impressed. My boyfriend and I went and we flew Emirates there from NYC (this deal was flying from NY, the plus is is that my BF's family lives there so we didn't have to get a hotel for the night before.) We flew into Milan and stayed in Montecatini for the majority of the trip (that's where our hotel was with the deal) which was about a 45 minute train ride to Florence. This was my first time back in Florence after living there for 4 months in 2012, so exciting. The deal was to go anytime from January to March and we picked January because it worked with our schedules. (in hindsight I wish we did March because January is low season and my favorite gelaterias in Florence were closed and many other restaurants.) We ended up going during our 2 year anniversary so we did a winery on that day which I linked below. I would definitely go back in the summer to Montecatini because it was such a cute town and would be more busy in the warmer months, obviously. Below are some of the places we went. I'll eventually do a fashion post of what I wore there but wanted to show how awesome of a deal... it's possible to travel for cheap!

Places to go:

Piazza Michaelangelo Peak for a view (Florence)

Acqua al Due restaurant (Florence)

Pino's paninis cafe (Florence)

Rinoscente roof for coffee and apps (Florence)

Trattoria Anita for dinner  (Florence)

La carraia for gelato (Florence) (which was closed in January :( )

Wine tour in Tuscany

Where we stayed:

Montecatini hotel: Hotel Minerva Palace (was included in deal)

Bed and Breakfast in Florence for 1 night: Pontevecchio Relais  (we decided to spend one night in Florence instead of taking the train home at 10 PM- I had to visit my old favorite night clubs like 21, Twice (which has since changed their name), Red Garter and Kakuya for a dragoon.

Duomo in Florence  ^

 At the Wine tour in Tuscany ^

 Piazza Michaelangelo ^

Bed and Breakfast in Florence- Pontevecchio Relais ^

Rinoscente roof for coffee and apps (Florence)

 Montecatini ^

COST EFFECTIVE FAUX FUR COATS



I knew I wanted to do outfit posts on my blog but I also knew that I needed to stay true to who and what I really dress like instead of "dressing up for the camera/blog." Personal style evolves but my style will always have a similar common ground which is effortless. Enjoy and let me know your feedback in the comments. :)

80's comeback with these shoes right? My style is usually pretty tamed with maybe one standout piece... today being the shoes. Being short (5'0) typically I don't wear shoes that end at the low calf because it makes me look shorter. I took the risk with these because they just called my name! Cute, classic, and simple look is my go to.

Wearing: Dress | Jacket | Shoes | Sunglasses

Photography by Stephen Cheong Leen


ABOUT

Hi, I'm Ela! I started this blog to share all my knowledge of fashion, home decor, travel and more. I previously worked as a men's model agent (see that post here) and now I work in advertising. Majoring in Fashion Business, I've always had a love towards fashion and love sharing about it. I get so excited getting pieces for a steal (my Polish background does that to me,) I love to travel anywhere and everywhere, and I love interior decor and turning something old into something beautiful and new.

 

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