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direction SHINI PARK photo assistance SIMON SCHMIDT location FLORENCE ITALY
Jacket, Dress, Bag – Coach SS16.

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Had I known micro-trips is to be the running theme of January, I’d have at least nabbed some tiny stocking-filler toothbrush & toothpaste sets and kept some advent calendar chocolate aside over the holidays. The thing about these overnight stints is that it puts you in somewhat of grey area of ‘purposelessness’, because you decide it is too short of a trip to take your usual ‘purposefulness’ kit which helps you be productive, if not be entertained. So you end up sitting in that window-seat like a potato, thinking of potato things.

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One thing I did notice: shorter the trips, smaller the carry-on handbag. Passports come out their elaborate, monogrammed, multi-pocketed travel wallets and into a coat pocket; same with ticket stubs and any other paperly goods – dog-eared and unidentifiable by the tenth time Ryanair checks that you are indeed you. Cue the Saddle Bag, key player for Coach Spring16 collection and a nod to the classic design from the archives, just in time for the brand’s 75th anniversary. The smaller size (Saddle 23 – £325) got me through a 22h stint in Florence just last week: big enough to scrunch in a silk blouse I scored at a vintage shop off the beaten track, and perfectly concise enough to enjoy a brief-but-glorious moment in the Italian sun.

In collaboration with Coach as the season’s digital ambassador.

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Blazer – Acne. Trousers – Rodebjer. Bag – Coach Saddlebag.
…big enough to scrunch in a silk blouse scored at a vintage shop owned by a small Italian lady…

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All items Coach. Scarf – Acne ‘Canada’.

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  1. So cute. I love the dinosaur sweater. It looks cozy & cute. :]

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  2. Leather skirt is so cool!

  3. LOve mini leather skirts…and looks great combined with those booties!

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  4. Beautiful photos, the outfits are gorgeous as well :) Hope you enjoyed your trip!

    Hayley xx
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  5. Oh my gosh. Love navy and brown together, but that T-rex sweater really takes the cake!

  6. Oh my goodness! I love these pictures! I have no idea you visited my beautiful florence!! I hope you enjoyed this magical city!
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  7. Loving the sweater/leather skirt look. So jelly you get to travel a lot haha.
    Again, amazing photos and art direction as always.

    xxx Emily
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  8. Love your outfit and the stylish handbag you are carrying! Florence looks absolutely magical.

    Avanti
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  9. Lovely pictures! I am a big fan of short stints as they offer mini recharge trips through out the year when you are too busy to go on long trips.

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  10. the bag is perfect
    gorgeous looks
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  11. Nice photos, love the black & brown boots!

    L.A

  12. Oh my god the lightning in these pictures is perfect x

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  13. La Bijoux Bella | by mia

    Simply fabulous … And exquisitely beautiful in all art direction! :)

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  14. nice pics!

    xx
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  15. I love saddle bags as they’re super versatile. Gorgeous inspiration and hope you enjoyed yourself at Pitti! x

  16. Absolutely looove the dino jumper T_T and you look stunning as er usual! love love love.

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  17. I’m not sure about that dinosaur top but the skirt is gorgeous.

  18. I also favour the dino jumper, reminds me of a dino tee I wore with a grey leather skirt ages ago. Although my tee was from Sainsburys boys dept. ;-)
    Oh dear Florence I heart you….

  19. Nice pictures. Blue navy and brown leather skirt are perfect match.

  20. Great photos & looks :)

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  22. Your blog is alwaysssssssssss soo inspiring, gorgeous photos. And yes, the shorter the trip, the less things you’ll have to carry which will all make your trip low-maintenance.

  23. We love your blazer! And we love Florence too :)
    Amazing location for your photo shoot!

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  24. aww these photos make me want t jump on a plane back to Italy, gorgeous. love that little bag, so pretty and perfectly sized
    Lauren
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  25. Silk blouse and small italian lady. She must be real stylish. x

    I’ve done the potato act before, things were real haha!

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  26. You look so nice! Love the light skirt <3

    xx
    Vanessa
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  27. Love every shot!

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  28. Amazing photos, love your white floating skirt <3

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  29. Saddle bags are stylish, lovely photos. That sweater is beautiful, love the skirt pairing!
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    Those photos are stunning! This is an awesome post!

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  33. This looks beyond amazing! I want one of those Coach saddle bags. Great pics !