It’s hard not to develop a penchant for classic style when you live in a place known as the Eternal City. Since moving to Rome over a year and a half ago, I’ve started to treat my wardrobe the same way by investing in timeless pieces I’ll treasure forever. Of course I still like to buy trendier items occasionally, but now I consider how often I’ll use something before purchasing.
I value accessories above anything else because they can take every basic outfit and turn it into something sophisticated. My tank and shorts combo was instantly elevated just by adding a silk scarf, ladylike bag, and classic heels.
I had my eye on this scarf for months and recently purchased it from the Dolce & Gabbana boutique here in Rome. The print is called ‘Postcards from Italy’ and I wanted to have it as a reminder of our time in this beautiful country. My goal is to eventually visit all five cities, but so far I have only been in Rome and Naples—crazy, I know! Everyday life has its way of taking over when you actually live somewhere as opposed to just visiting as a tourist. My husband and I are going to do our best to check the other three cities off our list, though! You may remember this photo from Instagram, but I thought I would explain what I did to get my beloved heels refurbished with rubber in Louboutin print since many people asked. I took mine to our local boutique and was told the shoes would be sent to Paris for the work and would take 6-8 weeks for completion. I got mine back in just over six weeks, which seemed like a long wait, but definitely worth it in the end. As much as I love the signature red bottom on Louboutin shoes, the lacquer is short-lived, and rubber will definitely hold up much longer (not to mention it helps cushion your feet). I also had metal tips added to protect the pointy toe. Unfortunately, I don’t believe this process is offered in the U.S.—probably because it would take too long to ship back and forth. I have seen cobblers who can resole Louboutins with other forms of matching rubber, though.Not a bad view of the Roman Forum from our photo location, huh? Sometimes I still have to pinch myself that I’m fortunate enough to call this place ‘home’ for now. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for reading!
- Camisole (Topshop–only $30 and comes in a ton of colors!)
- Scarf (Dolce & Gabbana–now on sale; another budget-friendly style)
- Sunglasses (Dior)
- Shorts (J. Crew–old; similar pair)
- Pumps (Christian Louboutin; similar and another less expensive option)
- Bag (Saint Laurent–sold out; other colors here)
- Lip (Clinique ‘Fireball Pop’)
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