Troy Sivan's Youth: A Sensible Way of Saying Forever

I find the word forever suspicious. Whenever someone says it, I ask/think, 'So you can tell the future?' It's not that I'm an asshole, it's just I don't trust people who are unaware of how they speak, hyperbolically or otherwise.

I want that Balmain X H&M Blazer But...

I've been fixated with this Balmain X H&M blazer ever since Kendall wore it to the Billboards Awards earlier this year and Olivier Rousteing announced the collaboration. 'I want it, I'm getting it!' was my immediate reaction. I have established that my style is best described in three words: easy but considered and indulgent. This blazer is the indulgent part. I will pair it with a white t-shirt and black pants and fool everyone to think there was more effort put in this look. Pieces like this do all the work for you.

Fast forward to a few months later I learned it is retailing for about $450-$600 unconfirmed. I balked hearing this although with all of that embellishment, it wasn't exactly unexpected. But this is the conundrum it presents. It's a special piece: where and when else am I going to get a piece with this design and (presumably) quality? Never. But, where and when am I going to wear it? Rarely but beautifully.

Rome Diary Day 3

Check out day 1 and day 2 yo.

On our third day we decided to visit the Trevi fountain. It's considered the most beautiful fountain in the world and people throw coins in it to make wishes. What we didn't know is that Fendi commissioned it to be restored - for 2M - and wasn't reopening until October 2015, in case you were planning to go. It is tradition to throw a coin over your shoulder in the fountain and make a wish. There was a minuscule portion of the fountain to throw your coins in.

I wished for the fountain to be open, just kidding.

My friend was supposed to meet her friend in the area so we stayed for a bit. We went to United Colors of Benetton which was surprisingly underwhelming and looked at Birkenstocks because comfort becomes paramount after walking 40 000 steps a day. Unfortunately said friend didn't show up so we continued on.

We decided to check out some shops. In particular COS and &Other Stories - stores I love and don't have in Canada *yet*. Their appeal is their play on proportion and textiles on basics. I didn't get anything unfortunately.

We also went into a small mall. It's amazing because even their malls have incredible architecture as if it's of historical significance.

And maybe they are, I'm not sure.

Afterwards we made our way to the Pantheon. It is one of the oldest buildings in the world at 1 889 years old (126AD). How it managed to do so, is astonishing. Inside, the Pantheon is a dome and has a single light source from a circular hole in the ceiling called the oculus. I was curious if it could tell time like a sundial.

Afterwards we went to Sant'Eustachio, an infamous cafe. It's one of the oldest (as you may have noticed, Rome is rich in legacy) and considered one of the best in Rome. We got some pastries but what's really woah, were their drinks. We had the cappuccino. The body was rich and creamy. The flavour was not bitter; it was smooth. Although it was a small portion, it took a while to drink it. Also it wasn't that expensive considering the quality, it was 1.5 euros if I remember correctly.

What's unique is that people don't sit down  on the tables outside since there's a mandatory service charge. Instead they hang out in the cafe after getting their drinks and chat away creating a crowd.

After finishing our drinks we headed to Castel Sant'Angelo. It was originally built as a mausoleum for the Roman Emperor Hadrian and his family. Then, it was used as a fortress and castle by the popes in the 14th century. Today, it is a museum.