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Our Honeymoon: What I Wore in Italy


Thank you all so much for your fun comments on my Rome recap! Before moving on to Lake Como, I thought I’d share a few of my honeymoon outfits. You saw my packing inspiration here and here, and overall, I think it worked out pretty well! I did end up overpacking just a little bit, but we stuck to one stuffed, 50-pound checked bag, shared between the two of us, plus our weekender bags. I didn’t remember to take actual outfit pictures, so here are just a few snaps of what I ended up wearing!

In Rome, I wore a lot of dresses–it was pretty warm out, and since you can’t wear shorts into many churches and religious sites, dresses ended up being my go-to. If we were walking a lot, I paired them with an old pair of Zara flats that I’ve worn into the ground–but they’re nice looking and don’t give me blisters.  If we weren’t going to any religious sites that day, I wore shorts and cute tops with Jacks, Soludos (my current favorite travel shoes, seen here!), or Sperry’s, depending on how much walking we would be doing. One of my favorite things I packed was my Kate Spade lemon purse! I bought it last year during a sample sale after falling in love with the print and saved it just for Italy. I loved the size (especially when I wanted to take my DSLR out and about), the strap, and the fun print that unexpectedly seemed to go with every outfit. It’s not in stock anymore, but you can find the same shape in a similar size here, here, and here.

As you can see, I also ended up wearing a lot of white–since about half my closet is white, this isn’t too surprising, but I do remember specifically wanting to look a little bit bridal :)

What I Wore in Rome | Something PrettyRome outfits | Something PrettyDave and Lisa at St. Peter's | Something PrettyRome outfits 2 | Something Pretty

And here’s a little sneak peek of Lake Como! This was definitely the more casual part of our trip, and I lived in tank tops with cute detailing, shorts, and Jacks or Soludos. I bought the two tops below a few weeks before leaving, and I’ll be wearing them all summer–find them here and here. Both are on sale!

What I Wore Lake Como | Something Pretty

That scenery, y’all…take me back! Lots more of Lake Como coming Thursday :)






  1. Kristina says:

    You looked fabulous! I’m really impressed that you were able to share a suitcase and still had enough clothes to make all these cute outfits happen. Well done ;-)

  2. Dana says:

    I want to borrow your new Zara dress!! So cute!

  3. Jadzia says:

    You look so great! Perfect choices!!

  4. Kate says:

    I love that braid/headband/scarf combo!

  5. Jennifer says:

    Ooh so cute! Love all white for summer!

  6. tiffany says:

    this is so helpful! i’m traveling to italy in a few months, and was also planning on packing several dresses for the same reasons. i know shoulders must be covered when visiting religious sites, but did you have any trouble w/ knees having to be covered as well? my dresses aren’t short but none of them cover the knee and I’m getting a little paranoid. :) your advice/insight is appreciated!

    • Lisa says:

      Hi Tiffany! Most of my dresses were just an inch or two above the knee and were fine–I wouldn’t go much shorter than that, to be on the safe side :) Have so much fun on your trip!!


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