Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Roman Holiday

Before bringing out the tights and sweaters, we decided to make the most of the last days of summer and hop off to Rome for a sun-filled, perfectly mild weather weekend. This was our second time in Rome, and like the first, I wouldn't change a single second of it. Long, slow walks through the city, enjoying the fast paced fun near the Trevi fountain and the quiet beauty overlooking the city from the Janiculum. And course, who can forget the infinite possibilities of gelato flavored adventures (honey is a new favorite). 

 This lovely flower stand just outside our hotel near the Spanish Steps gave a lively start to our days

Whimsical little gelato cup near the Colosseum

Finally found the straw hat I'd been wanting all summer. Better late than never! 

 The fruit stands that line the city's busiest areas are busting with color and sure beat vending machines 

I always think the sky in Italy is pink-er than anywhere else I've ever been. I especially love it at sunset

outfit 1: dress and belt: Forever XXI; sandals: Lola Keim; sunglasses: Ray Ban; hat: Rome
outfit 2: blouse: Forever XXI; skirt: Zara

Saturday, September 1, 2012

la reprise

It's always a little difficult to get back into the groove of things after summer holiday. Now that things are finally starting to feel like they're in full swing again, I'm getting more and more excited for fall - planning new adventures, working on interesting projects at work and at home and getting ready for the end of the year. It may only be the first of September, but already I have ideas for my birthday, Thanksgiving and Christmas! 
I hope your reprise or rentrĂ©e are as exciting and that summer holidays have brought you home as refreshed and ready to go as ever ! 
These outfits are from my first days back, when I wasn't quite ready to say au revoir to summer.

outfit one: top: Tommy Hilfiger; skirt: Forever XXI; bag: monoprix; wrist: Michael Kors and Italian jewelry stands; nails: Revlon 'sorbet'
outfit two: dress: Forever XXI; shoes: Nine West; headband: H&M