Saturday, December 29, 2012

Travel in Style: Rome to Cinque Terre

I am proud of myself that I left Rome after four days and only managed to buy one thing = a 7 euro wool head scarf.  I bought it out of necessity since I realized that I somehow dropped my knit beanie somewhere between the Spanish Steps and the Colosseum. Even though we spent a couple hours browsing shops near the Spanish Steps I resisted temptation. There was really nothing I wanted and I really like how I can independently carry my small suitcase up long flights of stairs without having to bat my eyelashes at my husband. I am also still at odds with leather. Italian leather is world-renowed but there is something perplexing (at least to me) about walking into a small shop and it smelling like a tannery. 

Rome Style Style

Rome Outfit Day #2:
 Outfit Details:  Sweater $50 Narcisso Rodriguez for Kohls, Zara sweater dress $20, maroon tights $7 @ Forever 21, Aerosole Boots, & Top Shop studded bag $75.

Express train from Rome to Cinque Terre
 Train Outfit Details: Laundry Jacket $35 @, Uniqlo wool sweater, Uniqlo skinny jeans, sunglasses from a cart in the mall $10, $5 cashmere mix scarf from the Alameda flea market, and 7 euro  head scarf from a small shop in Rome.

La Dolce Vita @ Riomaggiore

Manarola -one of the most photogenic villages in Italy.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

PETA Would Have a Field Day in Rome, Italy

Stylish Ladies in Fur

For the holidays I've returned to one of my favorite cities in the world -Rome, Italy! My workaholic husband desperately needed a vacation (this is the excuse I used) so I used some of my American Airline miles and got us two plane tickets to Italy. Italy is actually a great place to travel to in December especially for travelers on a budget. Winter is considered low season so hotels are more affordable, there is less tourists, the Euro is lower than it has been in previous years, and more availability everywhere. The last time I was here I was in college -which was over 12 years ago. My husband has never been and since we met I have told him about how amazing the people, the culture, fashion, and FOOD are in Italy so it has been fabulous showing him some of my favorite places. I'll be blogging about Italy for the next two weeks so check back as I travel through this vibrant country. Happy Holidays everyone!

Christmas Market on Christmas Night

Trevi Fountain

Colosseum (a potential X-mas card for next year)

Rome Day 2: Outfit Details

1.) Laundry Jacket $35 @
2.) Zara Dress (borrowed from a friend)
3.) Kate Spade Purse $165 (purchased on sale from
4.) Aerosoles slouchy leather boots $85
5.) Uniqlo Heat Tech leggings $12
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