Romantic Pink Blouse + Pink Peonies [Again] In Rome

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Hey there, friends!

Victoria and I did a lot of meandering while we were on our trip back in late April / early May. We shot practical travel outfits that I wore while meandering [see here and here], but we also took advantage of quiet mornings to shoot some other cute outfits [like the outfit in today’s post and this one] that you probably wouldn’t want to wear while exploring a new place. Some of these backdrops are just so beautiful [and certainly nonexistent where I live and typically shoot] so I wanted to be sure to capture a mix of both types of content – the realistic and the aspirational.


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In Rome, I love the grandeur of Piazza Venezia and knew I wanted to shoot one of the not-so-realistic-for-travel outfits there. We knew that, like the Trevi Fountain, we needed to get out there early in the morning to avoid crowds. However, the morning we went out there, we saw this huge ceremony going on right in front of it. Low and behold … it was an Italian holiday, hah! Piazza Venezia is, essentially, the center of Rome, which is the capital of Italy, so it was closed to the public during the ceremony for about an hour. The ceremony was really cool to watch, though … to see another country celebrate and honors its history. Victoria had gone up to the top of the Piazza another morning, while I was getting ready, and I can’t wait to share those photos with you in the Rome Travel Diary because they’re BEAUTIFUL.

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After we finished watching a good bit of the ceremony, we decided to venture over to the side of it to snap these photos before it got really busy out. Sure enough, after we finished, we walked down the stairs and there were two big tour groups of children and teenagers coming up so we, literally, finished just in time. So, I promise, the Rome you see in my photos IS the same Rome that is crazy busy every single day. I’m sure those of you who have been to Rome or Florence are like WHERE ARE ALL THE PEOPLE IN YOUR PHOTOS. Hahah! I promise – there were tons of people when we were there … we just shot really early or we were able to find spots where the people weren’t in the line of the camera.

Anyway … this pink top is surprisingly still in stock, less than $100 [this one is a bit of a splurge] and is actually available in more colors than it was when I first purchased it back in the beginning of April. I’m wearing a little strapless bralette underneath because it is a bit sheer, as you can see in some of the photos. My exact Tory Burch bag is a little hard to find .. but I found it HERE for you. I’m really loving her new stuff. I’ve pulled a few favorites here:

I hope y’all have had a great week so far! My assistant, Justine, is working for me full-time now and I couldn’t be more excited! We spent the last couple of days talking through different processes and upcoming projects. I think it’s going to help me out immensely to have her around more consistently throughout the workday and have more of a set structure throughout the week. I hope to be able to share more tips on productivity and app’s that help us get stuff done on the back-end. Let me know if that is something that interests you. I’ve also been working on a potential post about how I edit my Instagram photos, so let me know if that’s something that would be of interest to you guys, as well! Alright, well, I’m off to tackle the day. Justine’s dog, Woogie, and Chips are going to their puppy play place today. Chips doesn’t usually do well without Fish there with him but Woogie and Chips have SO MUCH fun together and they have the same energy level so fingers crossed he does okay. I want to be able to have one day a week where it’s just Fish and I so Fish still feels like he gets solid one-on-one time with me. 🙂

Make it a great day, y’all! Thanks for stopping by! xo.


Editor's Notes

• My cold shoulder top & white skinnies are both on sale right now!

• April 25th is Liberation Day in Italy, which is the national holiday the country was celebrating when we shot this outfit at Piazza Venezia.

• If you’re staying at a rental flat in Rome, pick up a bunch of flowers from Campo de’ Fiore as a thank you for their hospitality!

• These wedges are a little impractical for a city full of cobblestones like Rome, but if you’re looking to add them to your wardrobe for more appropriate occasions, take a look at these instead! They are the newest version of the ones I’m wearing and are currently in stock!



  1. Kelly R wrote:

    How awesome that you were able to get these gorgeous shots before the crowds arrived! LOVE that pretty pink blouse!!

    Rosy Outlook

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  2. Michael @ Mile in My Glasses wrote:

    Such a wonderful shade of pink! I love them! And your photos are beautiful!

    I hope you have a great Thursday,

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  3. La Bijoux Bella | by mia wrote:

    Such a wonderful way to feel the love ❤️ in the air … looking fabulous and innocently romantic in pretty pink! 🙂

    ????LA BIJOUX BELLA ????| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

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  4. Allie wrote:

    YES YES YES on Instagram edits! Your posts are always perfect 🙂

    xo, Allie

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  5. April wrote:

    I would love more info on the back end production side, as well as Instagram. I love Rome. We went to Italy for our 10-year anniversary, and it was a dream. I could live there. Thanks for taking me back. Also, *those sandals*. I love them.

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  6. Lu wrote:

    I love your outfit 🙂 you look beautiful 🙂

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  7. Lisa wrote:

    Those shoes and that top are killing me! So pretty!

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  8. Savannah wrote:

    These pictures are beautiful! I would love to see a Rome travel guide soon! What did you use to plan your trips when you first went? I am going for the first time later this year and have no clue how to start planning our activities.

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  9. NataliNataliNataNaNNatali wrote:

    You’re looking so glamorous and feminine in this outfit! Beautiful top and fantastic sunnies!

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  10. Kritsida wrote:

    You can never go wrong with pink and peonies are absolutely gorgeous! Love your pics!
    x. kritsida

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  11. First, this top is so pretty! I love the soft and flowy feel of it and that shade of pink is my fave! Yes, I would love to know more about the background stuff you do and yes also on how you edit your photos. I definitelhy struggle in that area. Thanks so much!

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  12. Caitlin wrote:

    Absolutely obsessed with your top- oh my goodness! I’ve been loving blush pink lately, and I’ve wanted your shoes for months now. Love!

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  13. nicholle wrote:

    I would love to see an instagram edit post!

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  14. Carolyn H. wrote:

    These photos are beautiful and I love this entire look! Yes to Instagram editing! Have a great weekend!

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