Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Fashion week

A vicious reminder that my ass is broke.

15 comments:

Simone said...

LMAO..amen sister..but then it can also be an incentive to get creative with what you already own.

Bella said...

Hi.

I love your blog and was wondering if you could maybe give me some advice about coming to Rome on my own. It's for a short break but have no idea where is good to stay, if I will be okay on my own etc.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

simone - I am so sick of my winter clothes. I will try to get creative with my spring clothes seeing how I won't be able to buy any new ones.

bella - grazie. Before my move I rented an apartment for three weeks. I found expatsinitaly.com and tripadvisor.com very helpful.

Regarding where to stay, buy a few guide books (I like Eyewitness and Time Out) and read up on the different areas.

The Historic Center is more expensive, crowded and touristy. Staying right outside the Center might be a great way to go...depends on what your interests are.

I know plenty of women of different ages and races who have moved to Rome on their own. They're fine. Learn the language and use the same common sense you would in any large city. There are a ton of expat groups for networking. I haven't joined one but know there are some that organize Happy Hours, day trips etc.

Good luck!

milanese masala said...

I always mean to visit your blog and comment but now at work most sites are blocked so can only do it in the evenings, if I can find the time.
Don't feel too bad about fashion week. Except for Clive Owen, most of the people who buy those clothes look AWFUL in them!! And they're probably in debt too. So they're poor and ridiculous ;) After I moved to a new house I threw out a ton of clothes I didn't wear anymore. I realized I only wore 20% of the clothes in my wardrobe. So now, I'm much more careful when I go shopping. I didn't even buy anything for myself during the sales in January which is a miracle for me!

Redbonegirl97 said...

lol

Simone said...

Raga I totally relate - I have already started to put away the really heavy woolies and pulled out the cottons - I stare at them daily hoping my mind will will the warm breezes - Email me for the "commando" shopping plan that ensures you're styling! LOL :)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

milanese - moving overseas forced me to be ruthless. I had a longer reply but now I'm just going to write a post instead.

redbonegirl97 - thanks for stopping by my blog.

simone - sadly I can't do the big closet switch yet. We are scheduled to get another full week of rain. At least it's not as bad as some other areas of Europe. I hope next week is the last of it. On the bright side, the flowers will bloom well.

gibber said...

I just gave away 6 huge bags of clothes. it's almost refreshing to see so much space in my closet. on the down side, i have no closthes.

clive owen would look good in a potato sack.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

gibber - I know what you mean. I had very few winter clothes to begin with after living in L.A. for 10 years.

I agree with your very important POV regarding Mr. Owen.

Cherrye at My Bella Vita said...

That is hilarious. (And all very true re: my man Clive!) ;-)

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

Cherrye - ahem...your man? hmmmm

Kim B. said...

Now girls!! Surely there's plenty of Mr. Owen to share for everyone!

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

kim b - ha! I'm not sure about that.

Felicia S. said...

Lady, forget fashion week.
You'd best put on your favorite lipstick, get your brows in check and stroll out of the house with your prettiest white blouse and black slacks. Oh, and never ever forget to spritz on your favorite scent. Heads will turn and roll, oh yes, they will turn and roll! Trust.

nyc/caribbean ragazza said...

felicia s. - I think I'm going to treat myself to a new lipstick!