Today's Everyday Fashion: Postcards from Rome

Check out the Vatican in the background

Yesterday I promised to give you an explanation of why I love Rome and here's why: it's absolutely gorgeous!! I felt like I had been transported to a whole new world when I was in Rome. The sites, the history and the architecture completely blew my mind. Where else can you walk down the street, and stumble upon columns randomly on the side of the road that have been there for thousands of years? It was... amazing. I also found Rome to be hot, frustrating, confusing, dirty, and chaotic. We experienced tons of train delays, gobs of goo (literally stuck my hand in them over and over again), rude people (no one spoke English, and even our hotel was rude to us) and confusing maps, but it was so worth every minute. We only spent 2.5 days there, but I wish I planned a whole week in Rome! If you ever get a chance to check out this city, please do! :-)

What I wore: I had planned a trench coat to go with my new polka dot dress from Zara, but it was at least 95 degrees, so I nixed the coat. Even still, I spent all day with sweat dripping down my back while we ran from one sightseeing spot to the next. Lesson learned: definitely bring a breezy sundress and sandals if you visit Rome in September! It's hot.

Dress: Zara, $30 (fairly recent)
Belt: Gap, $15
Necklace: My Stella & Dot website
Shoes: White Mountain c/o Ross, $25
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Banana Republic and Stella & Dot
Purse: c/o It's in the Bag, $79

The outfit I planned

My favorite thing ever: St. Peter's Basilica

A typical street in Italy

Hanging out in doorways

At the Pantheon: can you spot me?

Trevi: my favorite fountain