Inspired by September

greve-september September has always been one of my favorite months to be in Italy. Although it's a little warm at the moment, you can usually count on September to start cooling down to wonderful temperatures that allow you to wear pants, light sweaters and (gasp!) closed-toe shoes. The crowds start to thin out and things get a little more comfortable and quiet.

We spent Saturday in Greve and had a great time (even with a subpar lunch and oh-so-reliable-bus-transportation). The Chianti Festival in Greve is so well done. I find that wine festivals here in Florence can be hit or miss, and often really expensive. In Greve, it was a good ol' fashioned 10euro for 10 tastings type of gig. Amazing. I actually discovered a rosé produced by Castello di Verrazzano that I really liked. I'm not typically a rosé type of gal, but it was so good we actually bought a bottle. It's light and summery -- perfect for a cool September night.

When mid-September starts sneaking up I usually start going through my closet and reorganizing for fall. I can't wait to bust out these three pieces. How about you?


Sweater and Jacket from J. Crew (mine is from Old Navy...I've had it for almost 10 years!) and the boots are from Piperlime. I got my at a great shop in Florence called Rive Gauche.