What I’m Really Wearing – Spring Break in Italy

I should’ve been Italian.

Our family just got back from a magical spring break trip to Italy.  It was our first time there and we fell hard. We can’t wait to go back and explore more of this captivating country.

Everything about Italy was right up my alley, but let’s start with the food.  I ate more pizza, pasta, gelato and tiramisu and drank more cappuccinos and wine than should be humanly possible.  We also walked over 85,000 steps and 40 miles last week.  So there you have it, that’s how Italians eat all of this sinfully delicious food yet still somehow maintain their figures and health.

But my absolute favorite things were the history and art because I sort of geek out on both.  Rome is a city built up of many layers from ancient times through the Renaissance to present day.  It’s slightly gritty but breathtakingly beautiful and the people are warm and helpful.

We stayed in Rome but also visited the Amalfi coast and Pompeii which were equally as beautiful and fascinating.  I planned to do a packing list post but in all honesty, it ended up being a lot colder and rainier than I had hoped or packed for.  Long story short, I only wore a few of the outfits that I packed and layered up as much as possible.

One of my favorite outfits from the week was this neutral number. Wearing a hat was a great way to disguise my humidified hair due to days of intermittent rain showers.  The people of Rome dress almost exclusively in black so while I stuck out like a sore (American) thumb, it felt great to wear light colors on dreary gray days.







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