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{ Floral Intropia: Light pink sweater, White culottes & Stan Smith sneakers }

By Thursday, May 5, 2016 7

H&M light pink sweater with white culottes, white culottes with Adidas Stan Smith sneakers, how to wear casual outfit with wide leg pants and sneakersWith all of the spring flowers blooming lately, I’ve been inspired to bring the season indoors by going on weekly flower runs. If you’ve ever been to Rome, you’ve probably noticed that there are flower stands all over the city. Some are even mobile, being sold in the backs of utility trucks (where surprisingly, I’ve also found some really nice flowers). Since there aren’t any stands within walking distance of our apartment, we’ll usually hop on the Vespa and cruise around until I find the best blooms. My favorite stand is right next to the museum entrance at Villa Borghese: the flowers are always fresh and there are plenty of varieties to choose from.flower markets in Rome, best flower stand in Rome, light pink sweater with white culottes and Adidas Stan Smith sneakersOne thing to remember when flowering shopping in Rome is that the price is always negotiable! I used to pay whatever the seller first quoted me until I began to realize I wasn’t playing the game correctly. I’ll usually begin by choosing what I’d like and asking how much it will cost. If the price seems high (and it usually is inflated a bit), I’ll ask what combination I can get for the total amount I am willing to spend and stay firm until we come to an agreement. I may not get as many flowers as I originally asked about, but most of the time, the sellers will throw in some extra filler flowers for free anyway when they wrap up your bouquet. My husband says he is proud of me for learning how to haggle, ha!Dior Extase oversized beige sunglasses, Intropia tote bag, light pink sweater with white culottesIn Italy, you have to pay for your plastic bags at the grocery store, and since it’s better for the environment anyway, I’ve gotten in the habit of taking reusable totes with me everywhere. This one was gifted to me by the lovely Intropia team at their boutique in Centro, and is perfect for carrying my bouquets–it even has a coated lining, so it’s no big deal if the inside gets wet.Intropia tote bag, light pink sweater with white culottes and sneakers, casual outfit with wide leg culottes and Stan Smith sneakersAdidas Stan Smith snakeskin print sneakersI’ve nearly worn out my first pair of Stan Smith sneakers, so when I saw this snakeskin print style on our trip to Naples, I had to have them. The exotic texture makes them more of a ‘dressier’ sneaker and the off-white color is perfect for spring and summer. Unfortunately, I could only find them online from Foot Locker and it appears they’re mostly sold out, but they may restock!light pink sweater with white culottes and Adidas Stan Smith sneakers, Louis Vuitton dune leather St. Germain monogram bagDo any of you have fun plans for the weekend? We didn’t get to go out for dinner on our actual anniversary, so we’ll be celebrating this weekend. My husband found a new restaurant for us to try and wants it to be a surprise, so I’ll let you know how it is! Have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for reading!

 

 

 

Linking with Living in Color, Stylin’ in St. LouisHappiness at Mid LifeDoused in Pink, Posh Classy Mom Rachel the Hat

7 Comments
  • Michelle
    May 6, 2016

    I am a terrible hang;er! I can’t even imagine do so in Italian! Props to you. we have to pay for bags in California too, as I am sure you know. I would LOVE to find a lined canvas tote for grocery purposes. My next shopping quest. You look lovely and like spring in the photo. It was dreary here today refreshing to see your colorful photos!

    • Meagan
      May 10, 2016

      I agree, more totes should have a lining in them! I wish I could have linked this tote for you but unfortunately it’s not available online. Hoping it’s nice and sunny where you are now! xo

  • Jill
    May 6, 2016

    Bringing fresh flowers home is the best! I always have reusable bags or a tote with me when I go shopping too and I think more stores should start charging for bags to help minimize the plastic. Love you chic outfit and those sneakers!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

    • Meagan
      May 10, 2016

      If it weren’t expensive, I would replace my fresh flowers every few days, but instead I have to stretch them out as long as possible! Thanks so much for stopping by! xo

  • Melissa
    May 7, 2016

    This time of the year definitely drives me to bring some flowers home while grocery shopping!! Your outfit totally looks refresh and ready for the warmer weather.
    Thank you for linking up with weekend wear, have a great anniversary dinner!
    xo
    Melissa

    • Meagan
      May 10, 2016

      Thank you so much, Melissa! Dinner was amazing! 🙂

  • Happiness at Mid Life
    May 10, 2016

    I wish I could wear culottes but they do not do flatter me at all. Love those sneakers!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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