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Roman Holiday

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In terms of fashion and film, what could be more iconic than Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday”? When I was planning on what to wear during the last leg of my trip, all I wanted to do was channel the chic and timeless elegance of Princess Anne as portrayed by Audrey Hepburn in the 60’s. The weather was very hot in Rome, so wearing loose-fitting, A-line skirts as Ms. Hepburn wore was no problem for me. As the iconic Spanish Steps were shut down for restoration, I had to opt to channel Audrey on a nearby staircase…hopefully next time I visit I’ll get to have that full Roman Holiday moment!

Roman-Holiday

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Dress: Asos, sold out, similar/ Sandals: Mango, sold out, similar/ Purse: Shoedazzle/ Jacket: Vintage/ Sunnies: Asos, similar

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Photos by Wendy Jones

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On our last day in Rome, we covered a lot of ground. Our first stop was the Vatican in Vatican City. Do you know that Vatican City is actually the smallest country in the world? Everywhere you look, you will find these guards that look like they’re dressed like Renaissance jesters.

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One thing to definitely keep in mind when visiting the Vatican is that they are VERY strict with their dress code. As I mentioned before in my trip to Venice, some churches are a little more strict than others. Consider the Vatican to be the most strict, since it is the center point of the Catholic church. I can’t tell you how many people we waited in line with that were dressed in shorts and tank tops only to be turned away later when they finally got to the church doors. Do not make this mistake, because they will turn away any man or woman who is not properly covered up. I made sure to carry a small jacket in my purse to cover up when the time came to enter the church. Even a scarf thrown over your shoulders will suffice, just make sure you come prepared.

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The Vatican is an incredibly grand and intricate church, but to be honest, it was not my favorite that I saw throughout my travels. That being said, I couldn’t help but be in awe of how massive this basilica was.

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IMG_2187While in Vatican City, you must check out the Vatican Museum. This is where you will find the Sistene Chapel which is such an incredible work of art in itself. Unfortunately, they don’t allow photos inside the Sistene Chapel, so here are some photos of other ceilings in the Vatican Museum.

One thing I with I would have done was buy tickets to skip the line for the Sistene Chapel while I was at the Vatican. When you exit St. Peter’s Basilica, there is a booth on your right hand side where you can buy these tickets. I made the mistake of not doing that and subsequently waited in line for 2 hours to get into the Vatican Museum. Do yourself a favor and learn from my mistake! Buy those tickets in advance!

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One place that I really looked forward to visiting was the Pantheon. This was once a temple during ancient Rome in 27 BC, destroyed by fire years later, than rebuilt by the emperor Hadrian in 80 AD. The Catholic church commandeered it in later years, but it is still incredible to walk inside this structure…it is definitely the oldest building I have ever been inside!

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After checking out the Pantheon, I highly recommend grabbing some antipasti and an Aperol Spritz or two at a cafe in the piazza. If you have never had an Aperol Spritz, you definitely have to try one while in Rome. They consist of prosecco, Aperol, and soda water, and are so delicious and refreshing. Try having just one! πŸ˜‰

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These are the Spanish Steps I was talking about earlier, made immortal through the film “Roman Holiday.” You can find these in Rome’s most upscale neighborhood where you will find the best designer shopping in the city, along with all kinds of luxury restaurants and hotels. Even though the steps were closed, we managed to accidentally stumble upon a rooftop bar right along side them that gave us a great view of the steps and the streets below.

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When in doubt, order more Aperol Spritz’s!

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This brings my European travel posts to an end. I hope you enjoyed reliving my trip as much as I did, I can’t wait till my next overseas adventure!

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19 Comments

  • Reply Ida Zongo July 25, 2016 at 10:59 am

    What a wonderful post Jessica, I think you nailed the Audrey Hepburn look and I love how you made your own by adding hair accessories and that blazer looks great on you! Plus I didn’t know the Vacatican had such strict rules to enter that’s good to know because I always wanted to visit the sistene chapel!

    • Reply Miss Moore Style July 25, 2016 at 12:09 pm

      Thanks Ida! The sistene Chapel
      Is in the Vatican museum not the Vatican itself, so their rules aren’t all that strict. It’s St. Peter’s that you have to be dressed correct for πŸ™‚

  • Reply haleympettit July 25, 2016 at 11:55 am

    What gorgeous photos! And I’m in love with those red shoes! What a beautiful way to document your holiday. Makes me want to travel to Rome… those Aperol Spritz drinks sound delicious. Thanks for sharing!
    xo, Haley
    http://whateverbrightthings.com

  • Reply Ruxandra July 25, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Rome is so beautiful! also love your dress!

  • Reply Susana Lopes-Snarey July 25, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Beautiful post Jessica! One of my all time favourite movies is ROman Holiday and you did the movie and Audrey Hepburn beautifully. Loved the whole outfit.

  • Reply Candace July 25, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I love the vintage feel of this look. You look so gorgeous!

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com/

  • Reply ee0926 July 26, 2016 at 9:48 am

    Amazing photos!! I love the look you chose. You look beautiful, and I love your hair!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

  • Reply FiveFootNothingShopping July 26, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    What a beautiful dress! I need that dress! I love the orange shoes you have paired it with and that super cute scarf headband!

  • Reply Abby July 26, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Love, love your dress! beautiful navy and great pop of color from your shoes! And these photos of architecture are beyond stunning – wish I could go to Rome someday!

    Abby | Life in the Fash Lane

    • Reply Miss Moore Style July 26, 2016 at 4:38 pm

      You definitely gotta make it there at some point πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

  • Reply Sharon Wu July 26, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    LOVE your dress, babe! xo, sharon

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  • Reply Candice Nikeia July 27, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Wow you look gorgeous! Love the dress and the art work you were surrounded by! Beautiful!

    xoxo, Candice
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  • Reply Soraya August 4, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    ame tu vestido, es maravilloso.

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