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Packing for Rome


After moving nine (going on ten!) times, years of travelling, and a semester abroad, I kind of consider myself an expert packer. It can definitely be hard to pack efficiently and succinctly, while still having plenty of outfit options! So, in the spirit of packing up my apartment, I thought I would do a week of posts about packing for one of the most fun vacations a girl will ever take–her honeymoon! Every day this week, I’ll post a different location (all favorites from past travels) and a few things I would pack if I happened to honeymoon there someday. First up…

{Rome, Italy}

Packing List: vintage-inspired tops, embellished tanks, flowy shorts, shirtdresses, an LBD, a wide belt, a leather jacket, dark wash denim leggings/jeans, gladiator sandals, shoes with thick heels/wedges, a practical tote, brightly colored accessories

Travel: Stay comfortable and cute on the flight to Italy with a girly leather jacket from New York & Company, J Brand denim leggings, and your bulkiest shoes (so as not to take up valuable luggage space!)–in this case, Aldo high heel clogs.

Day: For sightseeing in Rome, embrace a vintage look with this Forever21 Lace Top (with 3/4 sleeves, appropriate for visiting religious sites). Stay comfortable even after a plate of spaghetti in drawstring Joie Eternity shorts, and keep your heels out of the cobblestones with Kelsi Dagger wedges. Carry all your necessities in a pretty Foley & Corinna foldover tote, shade your eyes with punchy Ray Ban wayfarers, and paint your nails in none other than Essie‘s Pepperoni!

Night: Keep things chic and a little sexy with black, accented by gold hardware and a touch of leopard, like with this Brigitte Bailey dress, Anthropologie necklace, J. Crew clutch, and Bamboo heels.

In a fascinating, beautiful, and always fun city like Rome, I think these outfits would be both pretty and practical! Any favorites? Stop by all week to see a different honeymoon destination every day!








  1. The Blonde says:

    What a great idea for a post! I need to bookmark this page in case I ever get to take my dream vacay to Italy… you really have some great tips!


  2. Dana says:

    those black and cheetah shoes are amazing. must have!
    im excited for this week of posts! good idea!

  3. Angie says:

    Special request for Jamaica? ;-) This post makes me want to go back to Rome again…

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