earrings - Topshop / jersey blazer - Anthropologie / black scoopneck tee - UO / belt - vintage, thrifted / wood & brass bangle - vintage, thrifted / striped maxi skirt - H&M / sheer polka-dotted tights - Target / brogues - Primark
I've been dying to debut this awesome skirt on the blog! This is what I wore out last weekend for an unexpected and utterly delightful dinner out with some friends from college (and my first experience with the real-world utility of Twitter). Sartorially, I haven't found much common ground with the Italians during our stay - I love the Roman look, but super-long hair, black-on-black, and sky-high heels aren't generally big players in my personal style these days. However, for a night out in Pigneto ('the Williamsburg of Rome'), I decided to keep my colors in check and let some patterns do the work. I loved the low-key elegance of long earrings and a long skirt, and was mistaken for an actual Italian more times in a few hours than I have the entire trip.
We're on the move once again tomorrow - to an apartment with no internet, quelle horreure! I've got plenty of posts lined up for the next few days, both some outfit posts from our current home (for those who don't follow me on Twitter, we've been in Florence!) and a little photo-tutorial on my Heidi braid cheater method. I'll be back to answering emails and comments at my usual pace (i.e. glacial) on Tuesday, and will posting photos from our next two (faaaabulous) destinations all next week!