oh, italy

People always dream of a faraway land different from where they are. To most, it's New York. But for me who's already here, I dream of Italy. I really don't know why but maybe because of the food (when it comes to Italian foods, who cares about carb???) or maybe a part of it is influenced by Casanova. All I know is ever since I'm a child, I always dreamt of that place. And I hope one morning I'll wake up finding myself there. Until then, the occasional walk at NYC's Little Italy should suffice.

While my friend took this photo, I was inside a store. Of course, I didn't go out empty-handed. I went home hand-cuffed with this sweet thing. 

I bought this for $10, and I think it's really overpriced. But I can't go home thinking "I should have bought it!", so I thought I need to buy it for my sanity's sake. 

"Italy is a dream that keeps returning for the rest of your life." 
--Anna Akhmatova

I'm so blessed that I'm surrounded with real and sweet people here in blogosphere. You have no idea how these awards mean to me. Thank you so much lovely ladies!

Rica passed me three awards. How sweet is that? If you haven't been to her blog, Sassy Rica, you've been missing a lot. It's not just because she's my friend, but that girl got style. Seriously, check her out.

I wanna pass this award to amazing bloggers who always make my day. Your blogs are so inspiring. Thank you so much for drawing a smile on my face with your lovely posts.

I wanna pass this award to these beautiful ladies. These ladies breathe fashion and they fly with style.

I wanna share this award to all of you. All of you inspire me. What a great joy it is to know you. =)
I was lost for words when Nina passed me this award. Coming from my fashion icon  herself (yes, you are Nina!), this really means a lot. Visit Ballerina's Closet Obsession once and then you'll find yourself checking it back everyday. And her sweet personality shows in her perfect panache. Nina owns a closet every woman would kill for. And oh, if you visit her blog, prepare a towel or napkin because I'm sure you'll drool over her shoe, bag, and jewelry collection. If you forget, don't say I didn't tell you.

I wanna pass this award to ten amazing bloggers:


I also thank lovely Marta for passing me this awesome award. This lady is gorgeous beyond words. Take a look at her on her blog, I Love My Wardrobe. When you do, I'm pretty sure you'll be inspired. Her style is epic.

I am tasked to list seven things I love to do, this should be easy...
1. I love to read books. And I read books like there's no tomorrow.
2. I love to watch Disney shows like Wizards of Waverly Place, Suite Life on Deck, etc. (except Hannah Montana)
3. I love to shop alone but it's better to shop with my mom.
4. I love to read blogs and connect with amazing bloggers.
5. I love to eat bananas dipped in a powdered milk.
6. I love to watch Knicks games. But not as much as I love to watch the Yankees.
7. I love to keep my stuff in order. I'm a little OC, I admit.

Now, I wanna pass this award to seven lovely ladies:

Enjoy the rest of the week lovelies!

78 stylish comments:

Leah said...

Congrats on all the awards Betz... you truly deserve them. I find you so sweet and so adorable. I know you'll be reaping more awards.

And why did you buy that handcuff? Hehehe! Just trying to be funny here.

I was hoping to see another of your pic, just to give credence to my earlier comment that you are GLOWING! xoxo

What Would a Nerd Wear said...

congrats on the awards--so awesome!!
(p.s. glad we share a love of italy).

Barbro Andersen said...

Oh, wow, thank you so much for this beautiful award! And congratulations to you for recieving so many! <3

Jen said...

congrats on all your awards!! :D and i have to say that little handcuff bracelet is just fantastic, good thing you bought it!
i remember when i went to italy this past summer i never had any spaghetti! i regret it to this day :(

Coco CHANEL 's CHILD said...

Oh yes Italy !! So great !
I live just close to it, a few kilometers from the " frontiere " !
And venezia !!! ( the one where Madonna sang " Like a virgin "...Remember ? ) is my favourite city !
New York ? Don't know yet and i would looooooove to visit it ! Lucky you ! ^^
Super blog !

Nina said...

Betz! I told you this before: You deserve many, many awards for your lovely blog ... am I a self-fulfilling prophet or what?! I always love it when that happens!

You are also too kind to me, dear Betz. I don't think I'm a fashion icon, despite what you say. Dressing up to me is an extended form of my self expression. I think the hubby does not complain because then, he'll have a crazy artist wife running angry and wild all day! Ha, ha, ha!

I'm glad you got that bracelet! It's too unique and fabulous to leave alone in Little Italy. I've never been there before. Please take me when I visit the U.S. again? Oh, when, oh, when!?

Taylor Sterling said...

congrats on the awards! Fun bracelets

jessica whitley said...

I agree with you, Italy sounds so fantastic..
And I adore your handcuffs! ;P

bananas. said...

oh i don't need to by handcuffs. i got a few around the house already. haha.

i would love to go to italy. one day...one day.

Gizelle said...

those handcuff bracelets stand out -- i love it!

and wow, thanks for the award...should post something up soon...i'm still thinking about what to write..hehe.


DIANA DYE said...

Hey darling you totally deserve all of these award you have the most witty and whimsical blog I know!! and I love it it super cute I know you feel super proud!! Keep doing what you do I don’t know what some of us would do without you ( am including my-self what would I do oh NO! I cant picture that in my head it’s impossible!) you leave the most sweet comments thanks darling!!! great post have a brilliant evening!

FashionJazz said...

Wow congrats on all your awards!! Thanks so much for your really sweeet comment on my blog and for introducing me to yours, I luv it and I luv ur style too! Hope u have a lovely day xx

candybox said...

Oh I totally know how you feel. I just buy it and then hope that I did the right thing :)

The bracelet is cute though!


Julie said...

I love Wizards of Waverly Place! :)

I dream of New York City, as it's one of my two favorite places in the whole world. To think of all the shows I could see if I lived there! (And, of course, if I had an unlimited budget. ;))

Oh, and I am so with you. Forget any kind of 'carb' warning when it comes to Italian food. Yum!!!

Little Girl said...

absolutely ingenious bracelet. 'nuff said, seriously.
and congratulations on the awards. (:


B a la Moda said...

You got a bunch of awards! Congrats!! Why did you get the cuffs? I have been in Rome and love it.

B* a la Moda

Anonymous said...

congratulations on your award, Betz! you deserve it! ;)

i love the handcuff bracelet! :)


Diane said...

Thanks so much, I already posted it :D
Have a fun day!


Inspiration in Italy said...

Congrats on all of your well-deserved awards, Love!

You sound just like me before I moved here to Italy. My husband and I used to walk around Little Italy in San Diego all the time, just to surround ourselves with Italian-ness. Little did I know just HOW good the food is here, someday will you join me here?! :)

Oh and I love those handcuffs! Hope you are having a great week, Gorgeous!

NoViTaRisTiaNa said...

woooooa...congrats on the awards...
luv u're blacelet,i envy...lol..

Sher said...

Oh Italy is one of the most beautiful places in the world! I'm fortunate to have visited Rome, Italy and Venice, and boy do I miss all the gelato and paninis sold on the street:)

Congrats too on all these beautiful awards! Just shows how much you are loved! Thank you so much for passing it on, Betz!!

*big hugs*

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

That is a lot of awards sweetie! Congrats, very well deserved! I think I have the same dream as you, I've always wished to go to Italy one day. That would be a dream come true. If that happens to me,I hope no one ever bothers to wake me coz Italy is love. =)

Sherin said...

Congratulations on the awards!
And that bracelet is the CUTEST! I'm the same when I see something I love: I have to buy it, or risk going crazy about it!

Anonymous said...

thanks for droping by my blog :) im linking u bytheway, link me back please :D
those cuffs are RAD

Tysha Lukman's Mannequin

daisychain said...

I'd love to go to Italy. That is the best bracelet ever!

Style Artisan said...

You go, girl! Wow. That's a lot of awards but you completely deserve them.

I'll join you in Italy. I would eat my way across that country. Italian food is my absolute favorite!!

Children of the 90s said...

Those handcuffs are great...I always get the same way about regretting not buying something. Congrats on all the awards!

The Trendy Fashionista said...

Congratulations on the awards! You really deserve them :)

-The Trendy Fashionista

Pop Champagne said...

the cuff bracelet is really nice! my friend has a cuff necklace like that and I really really want it, I've been looking everywhere for one!

Kristin said...

I too long to visit Italy! Congrats on your awards!!

Mimi said...

Very cool handcuffs. I dream of going to Italy as well. Maybe because of the food and guys with accents. ;) Hope you get there someday as well!!

Zarna said...

thanks for the award :)))

love that handcuff bracelet - SUPER FABULOUS


Rebecca Rose said...

OMG I'm really getting excited about visiting NYC someday. Im just waiting for my Aunt to invite me there para libre na accomodation haha.... Anyway
I cannot wait to visit Little Italy and Chinatown too. ;-)

Congrats on your awards. U deserved it.


That Chelsea Girl™ said...

What an awesome bracelet.
Congrats on all the awards!

C. said...

Congratualtions on all the awards!! so exciting :)


Leah said...

Betzie... wala ako iba dala na boots except mga suede kasi magaan. Isip ko bumili ng rain boots kaso next week, sunny na naman daw so di ko na magagamit ulit. Bahala na kung masira na 'to, baka kailangan na palitan. Hehehe!

PS... I'm still waiting for your pics. Gusto ko makita ang glow mo. Hmmmmmmm...

mom & son said...

congrats on the awards, betzy!
oh i always wish i live somewhere in europe.
hehe... it's doesn't matter italy, paris etc bsta europe.

betzy, i love the handcuff bracelet.

Viva La Fashion said...

congrats on all your awards. :)

OceanDreams said...

Congrats on all of your awards! Thanks so much for the visit to my blog, I absolutely adore Italy!

Rosa said...

congratulations in your award :) I wish I was in Italy so romantic

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Aww, congrats on getting these awards -- totally deserved! And thanks for nominating us too.
P.S. I totally watch Wizards of Waverly Place too!

- JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

megara said...

go to italy. you will love it. but nyc little italy? i've never been. I want to go!


The Style Rider said...

Congrats! Yes yes I wish I lived in New York. But I went to Paris and that is my dream place too. But then again, who could say no to the beautiful Italy?

check out my blog!

MizzJ said...

Hehe kinky bracelet lady ;) Wow you are so beloved in the blog world and all these awards are well deserved! You really must get to Italy one day; it is so beautiful and the food is TDF. Thanks so much for passing this award onto me!

Inspiration in Italy said...

PS. I also have passed along an award to you! You can find it in my recent post ;)


Rica said...

Awwwww thank you for putting my name here in you blog, you really deserve to receive all of these awards. oh by the way, hows your driving?? i hope everything is fine and just remember, keep practicing, ok? i'm not really a big fan of italy, maybe i would better go to new york than going there, i hate pasta. lol i also love to watch disney except hannah montana. i think its too overrated.

tell me about the driving exam!

sassy rica ^_^

Denise said...

oh thank you so so much.

You are so sweet.

oh btw that bracelet is so naughty. hihihi.

I am Denise Katipunera

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

What a lovelt bracelet!!!! Congrats on the great find :)

toxic disco boy said...

i dream of tokyo... haha. and wow i love love love the bracelet. i want one too!!!

Rachel said...

Congrats on all the awards! They are well-deserved!

*~SL said...

I dream of Italy also it's so great there is always more sunshine

janettaylor said...

Cognrats! U totally deserve these.

Please don't forget to enter the newer giveaway♥


the girl in stiletto said...

so many lovely awards!! congrats :D i've been to italy a few years ago - it's such an amazing place. the history, the art, the food. ESP THE FOOD.

oh and also the men.

*sheepish grin*

the girl in stiletto said...

oh i forgot to say: thank you for dropping by :)

Cheryl said...

Congratulations on your multiple awards, Betz! You deserved all of them.:)

Just keep on dreaming about the places that you're going to visit soon,I know one day maka-anha ka didto and you'll be surprised na lang. hihi! :)

Have a lovely weekend! :)

Cheryl said...

PS: Love the hand cuff bracelet. That's so funky! ;)

adin_22 said...

It's been years since my last visit to Little Italy....cool bracelet u got...

and thanks for dropping by my blog....I'm a follower now..:D

ohyouknowwhoiam ;) said...

Handcuff bracelet man!!! i need one lol i shouldah just got it for myself haha jk but it looks soo nice on you! miss & love you by! mwah!

Elaine said...

Oh, Italy.... I would love to go too!!! And congratulations on all your blog awards!! You totally deserve it!


Hannah @ LONDON--ROSE ♥ said...

wowwww congrats on getting so many awards!
love the bracelet, so cute :)

♥ Hannah



Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

NYC is definitely the dream city for me! The one that makes my life sparkle!

But I can imagine why you'd get tired of it/ have a new dream place. Italy's not that bad either, ;). (Italy IS AMAZING. Maybe I'll live there after NYC! Hahaha).

Thanks so much for stopping by! Thanks for the award!

The Urban Fashion Gal said...

LOVE the bracelet!
Im following :)

DaMnViXeN said...

Those are baby handcuffs!! lols i love it.. you were right in getting it @ whatever price..

<a href="http://www.damnvixen.blogspot.com>The ViXeN's LaiR</a>

Vinda Sonata said...

hi betz, sorry for not being able to catch up with you lately :) been quite busy with college tasks.

congratulations on all of the award. they're all rightly deserved!
oh and, italy is my dream country too. i've always wanted to see venice.

thank you for sharing the pictures with me! :)

Velire said...

congratulations on the awards, you do deserve them :)

Yes I do dream of New York and Italy too. :D Actually the whole idea of visiting Europe is well, a dream indeed. :)

I think the cuffs look adorable and unique. :)

Anonymous said...

congrats dear, I am just new in this blog thinggy but I am so happy for you.

love the cuffs.


AudreyAllure said...

thank you for passing that award :) congrats on yours <3

Anonymous said...

Congrats! you deserve it!

enter to win my jewelry giveaway!


Diya said...

LOVE that bracelet...i'm kinda addicted to silver chain jewelry myself.

I've recently started a fashion blog and would LOVE it if you checked it out/exchanged links with me. :)


Fashion Court said...

one of my favorite places in little italy is vincents! i absolutely love the bracelet, especially since i'm italian :P

Jeje said...

Awesome bracelet! I also want that :P


The Haute-Shopper said...

Congrats on the awards! Italy is beautiful although I never considered it my dream country, but Tuscany would be one of the places I'd love to retire to eventually. Great bracelet by the way!

F i K a said...

Goosh!!! the little handcuff bracelet is just awesome!! I looooove it to the max!! I hope I can find that kind of bracelet in my country!!

and the award!! woooow..you got soo many of them..congratulations!! you do really deserved it dear :) :)

monica w said...

i adore that handcuff bracelet!

it's SO cheeky

Pop Champagne said...
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Graham I. Haynes said...

Better be careful what naughty people you attract with that handcuff bracelet! (or maybe that's what you want... haha)

*~kAy~* said...

That handcuff bracelet is so unique! Something I've never seen before :)

Congratz on all your blog awards! <3

(I had followed you but I don't seem to be showing up on your list... ) :(

kristendarling said...

Italy is beautiful! You will love it. If you ever get a chance to go check out positano and Capri and Rome of course. I plan on geting married on the Isle of Capri. Its indescribably beautiful:)