Monday, August 13, 2012

Summer escape: Rome

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I know I told you in my very first "Summer escape" post that there was no "vaction" inscription on my agenda this summer. Well, things change, and after a lot of personal drama, I earned the right to escape all the problems, and, for the first time in my life, visit Rome and Florence. I'm leaving at the beginning of September, and I'm already super excited. I'm looking forward to visiting all the beautiful monuments, eating my way through a ton of pasta, pizza and other Italian delicacies, stocking on the best olive oil and being inspired by the fabulous Italian fashion and style. Doesn't that sound heavenly?

I've already spent days researching my trip, making my list of places to visit and of course, planning my wardrobe. They say that Milan is the Italian fashion capital, but I'm convinced that Rome can give it a run for its money any time it wants. I can't way to see all the Romans strutting around in their stylish, well-tailored and perfectly designed outfits. Below is my idea of perfect Roman wardrobe: lightweight dresses, glamorous sunnies, quality leather totes and shoes and a little bit of sparkle provided by the accessories.

Have you ever visited Rome or Florence? If so, don't hesitate to share your favorite spots, things to see, restaurants to try, anything, really. I'm already looking forward to reading your tips!

Day


7. Guess Moonbeam Mother of Pearl buckle, $221.39

Night


3. Forever 21 Chiffon rosette chain necklace, $12.80
5. Guess Pixie dust bucke watch, $253.75

Something extra


4. Nikon Coolpix S6300, $

18 comments:

  1. Oh really?You deserve it,have so much fun!xx

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  2. OOOh can I come with you I am so jealous!

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  3. oh my goodness, it would be a dream to visit Rome. Fabulous post, love. I hope you had an amazing weekend. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest outfit. xo

    www.fashboulevard.blogspot.com

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  4. OH my gosh you will love Rome! One of my favorite cities!

    Amy

    Leopard and Lillies

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  5. Rome is one of my favourite cities - very stylish and easy to walk around. At every turn there is yet another amazing sight. I loved having a cappuccino in Caffè Greco in Via Condotti.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. hope you can go to Rome soon dear, it is such a great city and sooo good for shopping!:) kisses!

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  7. Love your 'night' picks. I would love to go to Rome! The priest at our church is taking a group in September, actually! I won't be able to go because it's for 2 weeks and my husband and I can't be gone that long...

    Amy


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

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  8. Ivana, I am SO excited for you!!! I can't wait for you to go and come back to tell us all about it. You will come back won't you? HAHAHAHA I've never been, but it's definitely a dream. So glad you're going. LOVE these inspirations! So lovely!
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  9. Please take me with you. I'm small and could probably just sit on your lap in the plane ;) Just kidding. I cant wait to see hear all about your adventure.

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  10. I've been to Rome and I will visit Florence in October. Please share your impressions; I want to know your advice! xo

    LUXESSED

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  11. So jealous! You are going to have a great time and I'm sure you are super excited! Sounds like you really need this trip! Take lots of pictures! xoxo

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  12. Sounds incredible! That Topshop peplum jacket is so chic.


    howtowindowshop.blogspot.com

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  13. I LOVE Rome! It's one of my favorite places. Your outfits will be perfect! Must see places: the colosseum, the Sistine Chapel, St. Peters Basilica (take the time to go up to the top-the view is totally worth it), boca della veritas (of Roman Holiday fame). So much more, but those were my favorites :). For food: definitely ask your concierge for recommendations, they'll steer you clear of the tourist traps. My favorites were: Le Tavernelle, Tre Pupazzi, Petrucci, and Vecchia Roma. Enjoy, you lucky girl!!

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  14. How about …

    -- Wine tasting at Vino Roma, Via In Selci 84/G (http://www.vinoroma.com)
    -- Fabulous food in a terrific Roman dive bar in the heart of the Monti district -- Ai tre Scalini, Via Panisperna 251‬
    -- Another favorite restaurant, Palatium - Enoteca Regionale del Lazio, Via Frattina 94‬ (near us at the Spanish Steps)
    -- Interesting multimedia museum in a Roman government building – where they found ancient Roman villas literally in the basement! (http://www.palazzovalentini.it)
    -- For tours, we recommend the wonderful people at Context: Rome (http://www.contexttravel.com/city/rome)
    -- For all things gelato, Katie Parla is your go-to guide: http://www.parlafood.com/in-rome-small-artisanal-gelato-chains-thrive/
    -- For your shopping pleasure: Via Condotti has it all – make sure to check out the very cool video staircase at Louis Vuitton!

    Check out our facebook page for updates on what’s on in Rome -- https://www.facebook.com/SpanishStepsApartment

    Have a great time in the Eternal City!

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  15. I am so incredibly jealous of you right now! It's my dream to go to Italy. Florence and Rom are on the two of the many places I want to visit. You have to keep us updated through your vacation so I can experience it through you!
    xadayinthelifex.blogspot.com

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  16. If you need someone to carry your luggage, I could make myself available!! I'm sorry that you've had some personal drama and I wish you all the best! It sounds like you deserve this time away and I can't wait to read about your trip and see your amazing pictures! Hugs dear!!

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  17. Rome and Venice? I AM SO JEALOUS! I've only been to Rome, but it was absolutely incredible. I think my favorite part was the food :) Ohhh man, did I eat well over there! :)

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