when in rome.

when in rome.

top: everlane c/o // jacket: forever 21 // jeans: paige denim // shoes: converse // scarf: from italy (almost identical) // belt: target // bracelet: michael kors // watch: nordstrom, old (splurge/save) // necklaces: j.crew factory, old (similar) + kate spade // earrings: kate spade // nails: essie “mint candy apple” // lips: bare minerals “charisma”

after a few days in florence we hopped on an early morning train and headed down to rome.  as i have mentioned before, i did not love rome the last time i visited due to some extreme weather conditions, but i am very happy to say that this visit was so much better! 🙂
due to a connection of my father-in-law, we got the most amazing tour of st. peter’s basilica which was by far one of my favorite stops of the trip.  that was one thing i loved the last time i visited and with his tour and knowledge i now love it a thousand times more.  
another thing i loved was rome at night.  the city just absolutely comes alive!  the piazzas fill up with local teenagers, the alleyways are all lit up with a glow, and musicians around every corner offer the perfect soundtrack. 
after a full day in rome we took a day trip to a place called montecassino to visit the abbey founded by saint benedict where he started his religious order.  since our college is “benedictine college” it was a very special stop for us.  i had pretty low expectations, i mean monks made the place so how pretty can it be?  those were my thoughts until we arrived.  it is situated at the very top of a mountain overlooking all of cassino and the grounds are incredible!  not only that but the church is one of the prettiest i have ever seen and is covered in so many beautiful paintings and mosaics (my favorite)!  plus the weather was absolutely incredible which definitely made me one happy camper 🙂

this outfit was perfect for a day of walking around: a favorite pair of jeans, some sneaks, a leather jacket  and scarf to fit in and keep warm, and literally the world’s softest t-shirt.  if you have not already heard of everlane, do yourself a favor and check them out.  their t-shirts are a fabulous price point and really great quality!


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