Italy:: Respite at the Colosseum

My sister and I had to feign dehydration and light headedness to take these photos as the¬†Colosseum, which was truly an exceptional structure by the way. We were “advised” to take a break in the much coveted shaded area ūüėČ Our tour was led by a friendly local guide with accent so heavy that I could¬†make out maybe 25% of what he was saying – Emperor Nero loved bloody ostrich fights, senators got to sit right up in the front, famous gladiators were akin to Hollywood stars, and the story about early adopters of Christianity ending up as food for the Colosseum lions is an “unsubstantiated detail” …Don’t be too impressed with this recap. It was a 3-hour tour, and he talked MOST of the time!

On this trip, I brought with me several pieces from the brand “by Smith” in NY. They have a wide selection of closet staples with very high-quality fabrics and affordable price points. I was lucky enough to be gifted some pieces from there, and this top is one of them–very airy/breathable with contrasting white piping detail in front and geometric design in the back. Comfort, one-off details, and quality material: a recipe for a perfect top.

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Top: c/o by Smith

Bottom: Levi’s (love these)

Shoes: Nike

Bag: Céline

Accessories- Sunnies: c/o Westward Leaning, Necklace: Boutique in London, Bracelet: Balenciaga (black version here)

Watch: Apple



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