Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Maxi-mizing my Vacation (Part 2)

And finally, part 2! Again, I wore maxi dresses almost exclusively during this trip (except for travelling on the plane) because they're super comfy yet dressy, very on trend, and they saved me worrying about modest dress codes for all the religious attractions we had planned to visit. And so without further ado...

 At St. Peter's Basilica-- Dress: Victoria's Secret, Sandals: Locale, Denim Jacket: Forever21, Bag: Jeanne Lottie

 In Capri-- Dress: Old Navy maxi skirt pulled up, Sandals: Locale, Hat: Aldo, Belt: Jacob, Necklace: from Pompeii bancarelle
 On the Spanish Steps in Rome-- Dress: Club Monaco, Belt: Costa Blanca, Sunglasses: Point Zero
Bonus Plane Outfit-- Tee: Walmart, Wide legged linen pants: Victoria's Secret, Multiwrap cardigan: Jacob, Shoes: Birkenstocks

The trip was amazing, and a lot of fun! My favourite was definitely Capri because of the beautiful scenery and all the nature, but Rome and Pompeii have such rich histories it's amazing to stand there and picture what life would have been like all those years ago. If you ever visit Italy, especially Rome, I suggest visiting the bancarelle, or street shops, where they often just have a little tent. You can find a number of cute accessories and even clothes for very inexpensive prices, and they're (almost always) made in Italy! I might do a post on my haul in the future! : )

Have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Maxi-mizing My Vacation (Part 1)

Last week I went with my family to visit Rome (as well as Pompeii, Naples, and Capri), Italy. It was a lot of fun, and of course fun to pack for! I think I had my outfits planned out months in advance! A number of the attractions we had planned to visit in Rome posed a couple of style concerns however, making this a bit of an atypical vacation for us. Since we would be visiting many churches, we needed to be dressed modestly (no knees or shoulders showing). Luckily, maxi dresses are having their moment right now! And luckily for me, they're my favourite trend of the moment!

Here's how I maxi-mized my trip!

 It was raining the day I wore this, and since the dress was really long, I didn't want it to drag along the ground and get wet/dirty. So, I improvised and tied the sides to shorten it and give it an asymmetrical hemline!

First Outfit: Old Navy Dress, Jeanne Lottie bag, Birkenstocks (Madrid style)
Second Outfit: Old Navy blouse, Tilley skirt, F21 denim jacket, Costa Blanca belt, Toms