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Happy happy Saturday!

I can’t believe I’ve been here in Italy for almost 2 weeks already! We’ve had tons of leadership training and orientation sessions so I’m anxious to fall into a schedule and have things settle down a bit.  It’s getting a little chillier everyday and I love being able to watch all the trees starting to change color!

I’m in the base of the Alps in Northern Italy (a little north of Venice!) so that chilly mountain air is quickly approaching! Although I’m sad I won’t be there for some of my favorite fall traditions (carving pumpkins, handing out candy, and eating way too many of those candy corn pumpkins) I guess gallivanting around Europe doesn’t suck either :)

This is our first free weekend here and we’re staying close and spending the weekend in Venice! Be sure to be following me to see pics (or follow me on snapchat: shannon.hessen)! Although I was just there in May, the views down the canals and gondola drivers everywhere never get old. I’m excited to get away from campus and do a bit of exploring!

Because how could this picture not make you happy?

Links to love:

These shoes are an absolute must. 

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  1. This picture literally melts my heart <3


  2. That picture is precious and I'm in love with those shoes!
    XO Alyson | mylifeasalyson.blogspot.com