Sunday, September 22, 2013

Little Italy





After being sick all week (not usual for me- didn't quite know how to handle that...) I finally got out of the house last night and attended the street festival in Little Italy with Ryan. It was hella crowded, and quite the event. Several blocks were filled with food vendors and decorative lights and arches, and lots of restaurants extended tents to seating right out over the sidewalk and onto the street. It was fun to stroll around and take in all the smells and surrounding neighborhood scenery. Ryan got an italian sausage sandwich and I ended up trying a 'rice ball' which was like a ball of risotto stuffed with ragu meat sauce all deep fried. Very American Italian, but I think that's more what Little Italy caters to anyway, and it was new to me and pretty good.


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I really love hoods incorporated into outfits, so I decided to experiment a bit by layering this very thin lightweight vest from Sheinside over my trusty h&m hoodie. I decided it definitely looked better buttoned up as opposed to left open, and I tied it at my waist and skirt line to make it a little more form-fitting, although, I do love the more A-line, loose look as well. I somehow have a shortage of just above the knee A-line high waited skirts, which seems weird, but as I was going through my closet I realized I really only own three and use more colours to work with. They work so well with flats and hoodies/jackets, which is always what I crave when Autumn hits.

outfit: hoodie: h&m
vest: Sheinside
skirt: pib's xchange
shoes: thrifted


  1. Sounds/looks like what you had was an arancini, which are actually a very old Italian dish!

  2. I love your hair color and cut. It looks so good on you!

  3. love this look

    visit mine whenever you had a chance :D

    stay fab,
    Miss Aa

  4. Oh man, I wish we had a Little Italy. I would love to try ALL that food. The photos are gorgeous, as usual.
    xx Abby | a geek tragedy

  5. I'm glad you're feeling better! Being sick is really no fun.

    I love how you've layered in this outfit. The hooded vest is just so cute tied up like that. The color of your skirt is wonderful too!

  6. Wonderful pics! Love the skirt esp the color :) I have yet to really check out Little Italy myself!

  7. Aw, we were sick all week too. Glad you're up and about.

    One of my college friends always wore a hoodie under his corduroy blazer and I loved his style. Love how you've layered a hoodie here. :-)

  8. What a fun event.

    I'm fighting an awful cold too. Glad you are feeling better!

  9. Visiting Little Italy is always such a fun experience, I love the crowds and the beautiful lights! And your skirt is perfect.

    Xo, Hannah

  10. The photo of your where you're amongst the crowd is really nice. In any crowd-situation, I panic and walk straight through without stopping just to find a quiet spot where I can stop my flapping! x

  11. I couldnt do it..too many folks though I have walked through it several times to get froyo or burgers haha! Im from chicago I GREW UP IN LIL ITALY at this pont im just like SHRUUUUGS

    but hey city photos! je l'amie!