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stowe away

last month, dana and i decided we needed a heavy dose of fall foliage so we packed up the car and made the five and a half hour drive to the land of foliage: vermont! while i am no stranger to vermont, as i’ve been a few times and most recently to woodstock with andrea last winter, this was my first time to stowe. dana and i had the honor of staying at field guide for a night, which was one of the cutest hotels in the area!

sweater: miu miu (currently 50% off!)
skirt: dvf
boots: etro
rings: alex and ani, gorjana, chloe
earrings: simone rocha
bag: mansur gavriel
sunglasses: illesteva

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philly // the city of brotherly love and great food

happy monday everyone! i’m so excited to finally be sharing all of the details of amanda’s and my quick trip to philadelphia! it had been about 13 years years since i last visited this once capital of the united states and i was so excited to be heading back as an adult! amanda and i made the easy two hour drive down to philly the thursday evening before labor day weekend and we were honored to partner with the ritz carlton while in town.

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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! around 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.....

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

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a roman holiday

after an absurd amount of procrastination, my favorite post from my tour of italy is here! of all of the 5:30am shoots, our morning at the colosseum will not compare to any other one. upon arrival, everything was going according to plan: our inspo photos in hand and my camera ready to go. ashley and i, of course, had to get the stereotypical blogger shot on the ledge and we continued taking photos around that area, but the magic didn't officially set in until we went down and around the historic roman landmark.

dress: caroline constas
bag: tara zadeh
shoes: loeffler randall
earrings: vintage chanel
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: dolce & gabbana

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line it up

as evident from my last post, light linen dresses are my go-to pieces for this season. and when i was packing for my trip to rome, i realized i needed a one more dress that i could just throw on without thinking! i thankfully found this dress that is under $100 that was so comfy i nearly bought it in the other color too! i threw on my favorite prada hat and i was ready to eat all of the pasta my stomach could allow!

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check mate

many times after ashley and i had our early morning shoots, we would head back to the hotel, stuff our faces with breakfast, change, and then go out for more photos...all before 8am. did i mention we were pro travelers? haha! but this morning we had intended on just shooting in piazza navona (seen in the last picture) but we kept getting distracted by the cutest little streets on the way and surrounding the piazza. and while it may always be nice to have some sort of plan while traveling, my favorite moments are the ones we improvise!

dress: zara (similar here and here)
belt: gucci
bag: saint laurent
shoes: gianvito rossi
bracelets: cartier
earrings: vintage chanel
hat: prada (similar here and here)
sunglasses: gucci

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roses in rome

with a sharp contrast to the last post on prêt-à-provost where ashley and i leisurely went to the spanish steps during the middle of the day and there were swarms of people everywhere, this 5:30am call time gave us all the time to truly enjoy this tourist hotspot all to ourselves! well that was until the three guys who were still out from the night before left from the top of the steps...

dress: dolce & gabbana
bag: kate spade
shoes: christian louboutin (last seen here, similar here)
hat: gucci
earrings: vintage chanel
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: dolce & gabbana

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rome-ing around

whenever i go to a city, especially as a blogger, it's inevitable that i have to hit up the big ticket stops (like here and here) but there is nothing i love more than just exploring some of the main touristy areas at our own leisure. ashley and i started off our morning around the ruins around palatine hill and while we may have gotten there relatively early at 9am, compared to our other early morning wake up calls, this was a welcomed change!

dress: fendi (love the red here and budget friendly version here and here)
shoes: fendi (love the black version too)
hat: prada (similar here and here)
bag: serpui marie (similar here)
earrings: tory burch (old)
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: gucci

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all in a day's work

visiting the amalfi coast was everything i wanted it to be and then some. so on our last day in paradise, ashley and i wanted to do a day trip to visit every remaining inch of the coast. ashley had arranged a car to pick us up from our hotel in sorrento at the crack of dawn to begin our drive along the famous "blue ribbon" road. earlier in the trip, during our stay in positano, the wind was so strong that the picturesque umbrellas on the beach had to stay closed...so as we were driving past positano, i may or may not have had the car pull over so we could hike down to get "the shot." but hey, do it for the instagram right!? after we got the shot and hiked back up the 10,000 steps (ashley really loved me at this point) we continued up the road and stopped at the most famous fruit stand where we discovered our driver and the fruit stand owner were great friends haha!

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orange you glad i didn't say lemon?

when in the amalfi coast, it is mandatory that lemons are incorporated in some way. thankfully ashley found a garden of lemons in sorrento and i got a little excited. obviously i had the perfect dress that had not only lemons on it but oranges! ...lemons citrus cousin haha! located in the back of a limoncello shop just down the street from our hotel, it was the perfect hidden gem!

dress: anthropologie
shoes: loeffler randall
bag: tara zadeh
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: dolce & gabbana

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you, me, capri

during the planning process of this trip, ashley and i knew a pitstop in capri was a must! after spending our last morning in positano exploring and eating gelato, we took the last ferry of the day over to capri to spend the night. we arrived just in time for golden our so we were able to get a few pictures in our completely ridiculous dolce and gabbana inspired looks! but you know what they say, when in capri, look like a dolce and gabbana ad threw up on you...don't forget to check out ashley in her coordinating outfit!

dress: from a tacky tourist trap in postiano
shoes: ivanka trump (last seen here and similar here)
bag: tory burch
scarf: stolen from ashley
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: celine

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ciao positano!

after my initial evening in positano and i recovered from my journey by sleeping for 12 hours, ashley and i were ready to hit the ground running! we fueled up for the day with an expansive breakfast spread at our hotel. we got one of everything and i didn't feel sorry about it!

dress: lela rose
shoes: chanel (similar here and here)
bag: tory burch (old, similar here)
earrings: tory burch (sold out)
bracelets: cartier
sunglasses: linda farrow

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planes, and trains, and cars, oh my!

coming off of one of the longest travel days i've ever had in my life, arriving in positano was like arriving to the promise land...i had finally made it! but getting there was no easy feat. after my short 18-hours in mexico city, i hopped on a plane and headed to atlanta. after going through customs, i got on another international flight and this time to rome. from the rome airport, i had to take a train to the rome train station where i had to transfer to another train to get to the naples train station. when i arrived to the naples train station, i had a car pick me up and make the windy one and a half hour journey to the stunning positano to meet up with ashley! all in all it was a 24 hour travel day...i was exhausted! but there was no time to waste because ashley and i had a very tight schedule to keep.

top: msgm
skirt: dolce & gabbana (old, last seen here and similar here)
shoes: chanel (similar here and here)
bracelets: cartier
bag: tory burch
sunglasses: givenchy

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18 hours in mexico city

hot off the heels from my family wedding in puerto vallarta, my parents and i took a quick trip to mexico city. my parents had time to stay the entire weekend but my time was limited to a mere 18 hours because i had to hop on a plane first thing in morning for my next adventure. needless to say the moment we landed in mexico city, it was crunch time!

dress: zara (similar here and here)
shoes: gianvito rossi
bag: anthropologie
bracelets: cartier
earrings: katerina markiyianni
sunglasses: gucci 

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seattle and the unpredictable weather

when dana and i decided to head to the west coast for the skagit valley tulip festival, we didn't really have anything else on our agenda except we knew we wanted to stop at the pike place market. i know, stereotypical but hey, we couldn't help it! as i mentioned here, dana and i had taken the 6am flight from new york to seattle to maximize our first day. we also wanted to feel out what this whole crazy seattle weather situation was going to be like because the forecast predicted rain every single day. but tim gunn would have been proud because we definitely made it work. we became mini al roker's because we would obsess over the hourly breakdown of the weather and constantly checked the radar for updates. any time there was a patch of good weather coming up, we ran to the location!

coat: sara battaglia
top: kate spade
pants: j.crew
shoes: kitten heels - zara (similar here and here), flats - chanel
bag: mark cross (budget friendly version here)
sunglasses: celine

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colors of the wind

to give a little back story on this post, a few years ago, i saw the stunning rach parcell visit the dreamiest of tulip fields. as much as i would have loved to hop on a plane and jet off to washington state, back then, i would never have been able to justify flying to the other side of the country to visit a field of flowers. but now? it's a whole different story. thankfully i was able to persuade dana to come along with me just a few weeks before the skagit valley tulip festival began and what seemed like only days later, we were on our way to seattle! we arrived to the rainy city tired after our 6am flight but this meant we had the whole day to explore downtown. we dropped our bags off at our hotel and headed to the typical seattle hotspots (but more on that later).

top: tome
skirt: brock collection
boots: hunter
umbrella: hunter
necklace: kate spade
earrings: tuckernuck (sold out, similar here)
bag: zara (old, similar here)
sunglasses: gucci 

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pick a flower any flower

happy friday! i'm so happy you guys loved my instagrammer's guide to nashville a few days ago but there was very one important location that i felt deserved it's own post: amelia's flower truck of course! this charming flower store on wheels has everything an instagram obsessed girl could ask for. and because the location changes, ashley and i literally had to track it down...and by that i mean look on their website to see where it was that day haha.

top: j.crew
dress: asos
shoes: chanel (similar here)
bag: tory burch
beret: kangol
sunglasses: dolce & gabbana

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