What I Wore: Outfits in Rome

You can read about my whole trip here, on the Mommy Blog.

When I was packing for the trip, the weather forecast said that most days were going to be in the mid to lower 60s. I was ecstatic. That is jeans and t-shirt weather here, and I was ready for some warmer weather. As such, I only brought some sweaters and a hoodie. I didn’t even bring a winter coat. (The day we left was warmer than usual, and we weren’t going to be spending much time outside before we got to JFK airport, so I didn’t need one.)

Turns out…mid to lower 60s doesn’t mean the same thing in Rome as it does here. Sure, it might have been that temperature when I was in direct sunlight, but if I was in the shade, I swear to God it was 40 degrees. I was cold. I planned on being all cute and stuff, but ended up wearing the two warmest sweaters I brought over my tees and cardigans. I had outfits that included a skirt and tights that were aborted in favor of jeans and knee socks under them. I bought a scarf for 3 euros and that thing saved my life. I’m not kidding.

Also, kind of an interesting note: Italian people generally wear winter colors. Lots and lots of black and grey. I love me some color, so I felt like I kind of stuck out.  Speaking of dressing differently than the locals, my tights all tend to be blues/browns/greys, but the only color tight I saw ladies wearing (and I saw an oddly large number of people wearing this color) was purple. Yeah, purple. No joke, only colored tights I saw besides black; which kind of doesn’t count. Weird, right? Anyway, onto the pictures!

I’m sad that this day’s outfit photos came out blurry. This was the best one.

  • Sweater: Ralph Lauren, thrifted
  • Polo shirt-tank top & purse: thrifted
  • Jeans: Target
  • Shoes: Airwalks that look like Converse

It was actually warmish on day two, so I got to wear one of the dress outfits I’d packed, yay!

  • Sweater jacket: gifted from my mom
  • Denim dress: thirfted
  • Cardigan & sweater tights: Target
  • Cowboy Boots: Walmart
  • Purse: thrifted

The day I bought my scarf. It was too cold to not wear my hoodie & scarf outside. On the plus side, I got some practice with different ways to tie a scarf!

  • Sweater hoodie & purse: thrifted
  • Scarf: bought from a street vendor in Rome
  • Jeans: Target
  • Shoes: actual Converse
  • Lacy top: thrifted
  • Tank top/cami: Old Navy
  • Cardigan: F21, thrifted

Update: lololololol I just realized that I have on this outfit in one of the rotating photos on the left column of the blog. If you see me standing in front of a crib, that’s this outfit.

We went to St. Peter’s Bascillica (spelling?) and the Vatican. Amazing stuff. Sistine Chaaaapeeeel!!!

  • Sweater jacket: gifted from my mom
  • Scarf: bought from a street vendor in Rome
  • Jeans: Target
  • Shoes: actual Converse
  • Stripped sweater: thrifted Old Navy (you can see a little in the 2nd pic)
  • Purse: thrifted

Day five was all about shopping and food, so not too many pictures taken. I’m sad that you can’t really see my outfit. It was cute! This was also the day that I realized my hair straightener didn’t fit into my outlet converter thingy. D:

  • Denim jacket: TJMaxx or Ross back in college
  • Scarf: bought from a street vendor in Rome
  • Black tee: Sears
  • Pants: thrifted
  • Shoes: Converse

We went on a day trip to the old port town for Rome. It was awesome and I recommend going to Ostia Antica if you’re in the area. We got to climb on ruins!!! Don’t listen to audio guide suggestions saying that this place takes 2 hours or so. We could have spent all day there.

  • Sweater hoodie & purse: thrifted
  • Scarf: bought from a street vendor in Rome
  • Jeans: Target
  • Shoes: Converse
  • Not pictured: Long sleeved white tee from Walmart & brown polka dotted button down from Ross.

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There was a day 7 and a day 8, but day 7 was filled with attractions/sights that didn’t let you take pictures during them and day 8 was all travel. I mean alllll travel. 23 hours of travel. Brutal.

PS: This is what John wore during the trip. Boys have it so easy.



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