while visiting tuscany, matt and i went on a shopping excursion to The Mall with some of his family. this was my first time visiting an italian outlet center, so i wasn't sure what to expect. i was pleasantly surprised, and the location ended up inspiring a spontaneous photoshoot. it's located outside of florence among gorgeous tuscan countryside as you'll see in some of the pictures. we happened to go on a day when the sky was filled with these brilliant clouds and i was completely overcome with the overall beauty of the area. and the shopping was beyond incredible! basically, you can find high end designer goods at real-world prices. meaning, the alexander mcqueen shoes i bought at the mall were more affordable than the last pair of shoes i bought down the street from my house. so. exciting. even matt had fun shopping here and he's not into shopping. at all. oh! and since i adore food, especially italian cuisine i feel compelled to mention that we had this amazing three course lunch in the restaurant, complete with some fine italian prosecco. it was a lovely day and not at all what i was expecting when i heard "outlets." so when you plan yourself an italian shopping sabbatical, i highly recommend you check out The Mall.
no name dress, necklace by ethic, wedges by key té, alexander mcqueen bracelet, no name purse from venice.