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{ Casual in Montecassino: V-neck tee, Distressed denim & Adidas sneakers }

By Monday, August 15, 2016 8

Madewell v-neck tee, AG Jeans stilt cigarette 17 year riot, Adidas 'Superstar' white sneakers, casual outfit with ripped jeans and teeHappy Monday, and Buon Ferragosto to those of you in Italy! Today is the official start of the summer holiday season and Rome is absolutely dead right now since most locals have fled the city for vacation. It was also nice for my husband and I since we both got today off from work! We took advantage of the long weekend with a day trip to Montecassino on Saturday, an area about an hour south of Rome which is famous for its architecture, art collection, and as a site of one of World War II’s most brutal battles. My husband is a huge history buff, so it’s been on his bucket list ever since we moved here. I added a bunch of photos from our tour of the Monks’ Abbey of Montecassino at the end of this post, but first I’ll share a little bit about the casual outfit I wore.  Brahmin 'Delaney' tote smoke wilmington, casual outfit with tee, ripped jeans and Adidas white Superstar sneakersI always make sure to dress comfortably whenever I know we’ll be walking a lot, so a tee with jeans and sneakers is my typical go-to outfit. I may have said it before, but this tee is my absolute favorite—I have it in four colors and it is hands-down the best for quality and price (less than $20!) I sized up for a roomier fit.Brahmin 'Delaney' tote smoke wilmington, AG Jeans Stilt cigarette 17 year riot, Adidas 'Superstar' white sneakersBrahmin 'Delaney' tote smoke wilmington gray suede, AG Jeans 'Stilt cigarette' 17 year riot, ripped jeans with Adidas white sneakers outfitFair warning: you’ll also be seeing a lot of this new beauty from Brahmin—when I was putting this post together, I noticed the majority of my photos focused on the bag, but I just can’t get enough of it (sorry not sorry, right?) The suede material is so buttery soft that I find myself petting it sometimes, ha!casual outfit with tee shirt, distressed jeans and Adidas Superstar sneakers, Brahmin 'Delaney' tote smoke wilmington suedeBrahmin 'Delaney' tote smoke wilmington gray suede, Adidas 'Superstar' white sneakers, gray suede handbag

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Abbey of Montecassino, Italy, monks abbey in MontecassinoThe Abbey of Montecassino has been destroyed several times throughout its existence of over 1,500 years, but has been completely restored since its most recent destruction during the Allied Italian Campaign of World War II. It’s hard to believe the video and pictures of smoldering rubble we saw in the war museum were of the same place pictured in the beautiful photos below.Abbey of Montecassino, Italy, day trips from Rome Italy, travel bloggerSitting high atop a hill, the view from the abbey is absolutely breathtaking. The monks who live there make many different products, from body lotion to olive oil, wine, and Trappist beer (my husband’s favorite).gardens in Montecassino Italy, abbazia di MontecassinoMontecassino Italy, abbey of Montecassino Italy, American travel blogger living in RomeAbbazia di Montecassino, doves in abbey of Montecassino, ItalyI’m not sure if they were released on the grounds, but we saw dozens white doves flying around the property. abbey of Montecassino, abbazia di Montecassino, painting on ceiling in church ItalyThe inside of the church was incredible; I’ve seen many impressive churches since moving to Italy, but I think this may be the most beautiful. I always wonder how long it takes to create all of the artwork and sculpture—I just can’t wrap my mind around how intricate all of it is!mosiac artwork Abbey of Montecassino, ItalyIt’s probably difficult to see, but this room was entirely covered with mosaic tiles. There was a section where you could leave a small offering for your own candle to light for prayer, which we did before leaving.Abbey in Montecassino Italy, churches of Italy photography, Abbazia di Montecassino artworkIf you come to Rome and are really interested in World War II and/or church architecture, I highly recommend making the short trip here.




Linking with More Pieces of Me, Sincerely Jenna Marie, Pink Sole Still Being Molly

  • Darcy
    August 15, 2016

    Such a cute, casual look!

  • Amy
    August 15, 2016

    Okay those jeans fit you so well! I think it can be hard to find the right boyfriend fit. Loving the tee and sneakers too. My ideal casual outfit. Looks like you h ad fun exploring!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Shannon
    August 15, 2016

    Obsessed with this casual chic look! Youre convincing me I need some white Adidas! And how gorgeous is that church! Stunning!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Milex
    August 15, 2016

  • Sheree
    August 15, 2016

    Madewell makes my favorite tees!! Simple casual styles are sometimes the best. Beautiful travelogue photos.

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

  • Shauna
    August 15, 2016

    Looks like a great day for exploring! And you seriously have the best casual looks. And for the final time – pleeeeeease send me all of your amazing bags!! XO



  • Michelle
    August 15, 2016

    Effortless beauty! Here in Silicon Valley we are so messed up. The height of the best time of the year and school is starting again. Insane!

  • Kelsey
    August 16, 2016

    loving your lipstick color! super cool style!