Rome Day Two: Pax Romana

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My last few days in Europe were a bit of a blur and fashion week certainly offered me no down time to process or even complete my Italy posts…so, here a week or so late is another post from Rome, Italy, or rather the Vatican.
We began our tour of the Vatican at St. Peter’s Basilica, which was completely stunning. The attention to detail in the floor, walls, and ceilings is breath taking; it is hardly surprising that the building was over a century in the making. The Basilica also hosts Michelangelo’s Pieta.
Afterward it was on to the maze of Vatican museums that eventually led to the Sistine Chapel. The crowds were at times as overwhelming as your surroundings, but reaching the Chapel near the end (you must still walk through several gift shops to exit) was worth the effort. We managed to snag a seat along the wall and spend several minutes staring at the busy ceiling. For me it was one of those moments when I just felt very lucky…I mean, there was significant planning, saving, budgeting, and hardwork that went into making the trip possible, but still I feel lucky.
the clothes horse, rome, italy, roma, sistine chapel, pieta, vatican, polka dot, vintage, dress, black flats, red head
the clothes horse, rome, italy, roma, sistine chapel, pieta, vatican, polka dot, vintage, dress, black flats, red head
the clothes horse, rome, italy, roma, sistine chapel, pieta, vatican, polka dot, vintage, dress, black flats, red head
the clothes horse, rome, italy, roma, sistine chapel, pieta, vatican, polka dot, vintage, dress, black flats, red head
the clothes horse, rome, italy, roma, sistine chapel, pieta, vatican, polka dot, vintage, dress, black flats, red head
the clothes horse, rome, italy, roma, sistine chapel, pieta, vatican, polka dot, vintage, dress, black flats, red head
the clothes horse, rome, italy, roma, sistine chapel, pieta, vatican, polka dot, vintage, dress, black flats, red head
the clothes horse, rome, italy, roma, sistine chapel, pieta, vatican, polka dot, vintage, dress, black flats, red head
the clothes horse, rome, italy, roma, sistine chapel, pieta, vatican, polka dot, vintage, dress, black flats, red head
the clothes horse, rome, italy, roma, sistine chapel, pieta, vatican, polka dot, vintage, dress, black flats, red head
the clothes horse, rome, italy, roma, sistine chapel, pieta, vatican, polka dot, vintage, dress, black flats, red head
the clothes horse, rome, italy, roma, sistine chapel, pieta, vatican, polka dot, vintage, dress, black flats, red head
the clothes horse, rome, italy, roma, sistine chapel, pieta, vatican, polka dot, vintage, dress, black flats, red head
the clothes horse, rome, italy, roma, sistine chapel, pieta, vatican, polka dot, vintage, dress, black flats, red head
Outfit details:
vintage dress
UO flats
Deux Lux purse
Cheap Monday sunglasses
*pictures of me by my sister

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21 comments:

  1. I love the picture of the Swiss Guard! The composition is great!

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  2. Great pictures. In always love that dress. :)SarahD

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  3. rebecca! I am in love with your vintage dress!
    where did you manage to get it? omg so pretty!

    xx

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  4. Michelangelo’s Pieta is one of my favorite sculptures I saw when I was abroad. I couldn't stop staring at it. It just felt so real, if that makes sense. And of course the Sistine Chapel will forever be burned in my memory. I'm lucy enough to have been there twice and it didn't fail to take my breath away both times.

    Glad you had such an amazing trip!
    www.morganandlua.blogspot.com

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  5. I love how your photos capture little moments frozen in time, like the guard or the sunlight streaming through the stained glass window.

    I'm so glad you had such a great time!

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  6. I love the idea of layering a sheer blouse under dresses. looks so cute and un-heavy (you know what I mean :P). very pretty :) xxx

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  7. I love the picture of the guard! They're my favorite- such an outfit. hehe

    xx
    michal

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  8. I love that your photos aren't typical tourist photos... it's a nice portrait and well composed shots of the scenery without being overtly touristy. Of course, that's because you've got skills.

    XX.
    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

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  9. Beautiful, breathtaking photos!! Although you didn't have a lot of downtime, I hope you still had a lot of fun :)

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  10. Gorgeous.... It's incredible how much detail there is in one chapel.

    xo
    nancy


    palomavintage.etsy.com

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  11. omg i am beyond jealous, i have always wanted to see the vatican! the architecture is absolutely breathtaking! your outfit is really cute too :)

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  12. Nice pussy-bow neckline and t-bar shoes.

    Looks like a beautiful place.


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  13. That's one fantastic trip! I can't imagine seeing things like Pieta and Laocoon in person. AMAZING! Love all your pictures too.

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  14. Wow. I would feel lucky to be standing in your shoes, too! These pictures are so beautiful, though I'm sure they can't begin to express the chapel's magnitude as much as seeing it in person... but thank you for sharing these!

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  15. So wonderful... cannot wait until I go myself!

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  16. what an amazing place. i really like your hair color!

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  17. love your blog!I am now a follower


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  18. your photos are absolutely beautiful. i hope to see the sistine chapel someday!

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  19. i love the clothing sign. i guess midriffs are okay!

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  20. The photos are amazing.

    xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

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  21. Ahh yes, the Vatican was a memorable trip for me, too. Everything was just breathtaking. Your photos are so much better than the ones I took though so I'm feeling incredibly envious right now. Haha

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