Traveling is a wonderful thing because it allows you to explore the world and see things that you might never see where you currently live. There is a whole world out there and I believe that if you ever have the chance to explore it, you should. I have been fortunate to have travelled in the past and luckily, I have been doing some traveling this year which is why I felt that it would be nice to reminisce about my family vacation to Italy a few years ago.
This vacation was my second time in Italy and the whole trip was wonderful! I visited for 8 days with my family and we really made the most of our time by visiting a different part of Italy each day. In this outfit, we spent the day visiting a small town called Tivoli which is home to a stunning 16th century property called Villa d’Este which is known for its fountains, grottoes and Renaissance gardens.
Since we were going to a beautiful destination, I decided to wear a beautifully printed dress. This dress screams summertime fun. I love the bright and colourful tropical prints, like hibiscus and monstera leaves. The t-shirt style of the top half of the dress is also a favourite of mine because it is comfortable and flattering on my broad shoulders. The bottom half of the dress has a nice layered criss cross effect that makes it flattering on my thighs.
The day that I wore this dress it was about 38 degrees with 100% humidity! It was a steamy day so this mini dress was a smart choice. Whenever I travel, I think of my experience as a fun, adventure so I love to pack outfits that help me live out that fantasy. The print on this dress reminds of something that one would wear on an exotic and luxurious vacation in Europe.
To accessorize this look I wore my straw fedora which is my favourite style of hat to wear in the summertime because they add a hip edge to your overall look. Fedoras are cool, edgy and, stylish. I always wear hats in the summer because they are one of the most fashionable ways to protect my face from the harmful rays of the sun. I love myself some Vitamin D but too much direct sunlight is no good.
My black quilted chain link purse was actually purchased during this same vacation at an Italian leather store. Whenever I travel to different places, I love to purchase things that are unique to the country that I am visiting so when in Rome, I buy leather! For my jewellery, I decided to wear my pink statement necklace because it blends with the colour of the hibiscus prints but provides a contrast with the monstera leaf print on this dress.
Thank you so much for reading and have a lovely day!