when in rome

when in rome...one must always rent a cute vespa, wear a matching vespa dress, and ride around the colosseum like the tourist you are! about two months before i left for rome, i stumbled upon this obnoxiously adorable vespa-printed dress and immediately sent it to ashley...as i was so impressed with my find! she then quickly informed me that she, too, had purchased the dress haha! so it was fate that we wore them together for this day! we did though get a few looks when we walked into the vespa rental place.....

before we arrived to the vespa rental shop, i was seemingly confident in my decision to drive the vespa as i had driven the atv in mykonos...however my confidence slowly dwindled down the closer to the afternoon of our shoot. gulp! but because vespa riding in rome is only for very experienced drivers, i had to put on a brave face and be cool at the rental shop. ashley, though, will be the first to say i was most definitely not being cool.

once i got going on the vespa though i fell in love and i literally never wanted to get off! i was having the time of my life and i felt like a local! ashley decided to walk around the corner (the smart decision on her part) to our shooting location and i pulled up in style. while we definitely caused a scene this was probably my favorite activity of the trip! but just as a word to the wise, those who have never ridden a vespa before, please do not ride one in rome! the only reason ashley and i did was for the photo and it was right around the corner from the shop so we knew we weren't going to be going far.

well i'm sad to announce that this is my last post from rome! part of me feels like i kept procrastinating posting these because i didn't want the trip to end! oh well, now on to the next adventure!

ciao italy!

dress: boden
shoes: chanel (similar here and here)
bag: mansur gavriel
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: illesteva (similar here)