Words cannot even express how utterly obsessed with this dress I am. I swear Julia created the Jennifer dress just for me! This dreamy wrap dress totally makes me feel like a princess, which is exactly why I chose to wear it to my rehearsal dinner.
The wrap style of the Jennifer dress gives the most flattering silhouette. Balloon sleeves are also my absolute favorite thing to wear at the moment. They make a look so billowy & whimsical & I just love it.
The real reason this dress is so special though is because of the material it’s made of. It consists of the most dreamy, buttery silk I’ve ever felt. This makes it amazing to touch & even more amazing to wear!
One last reason why I’m obsessed with this dress is how it moves. It’s like a literal piece of art the way it flutters in the wind. This dress gets a gold star for twirl factor, that’s for sure.
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I paired this dream of a dress with one of my favorite pairs of statement earrings. If you don’t already know by now, I have a thing for statement earrings & particularly floral ones. These tiered floral earrings are some of my favorites at the moment & are actually on sale for under $10!
As far as shoes, so many different kinds would look lovely with this dress. I chose to let the dress shine & paired it with my go-to nude heels. I love a good block heel because they are so easy to walk in. Sadly, the exact ones I am wearing are sold out but this pair looks almost identical & is only $40.
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D O N ’ T F O R G E T T O C H E C K O U T M Y S H O P P A G E !
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First of all, I’m back & I’m a married lady now! Whoohoo! I have so many wonderful things to say & discuss about the wedding & the planning, etc, but before I get into all of that, let’s talk about our honeymoon! #OurItalianAdventure started in Napoli with a quick visit to Capri, then we finished up in Positano.
L e t ‘ s S t a r t I n N a p o l i !
This city holds such a dear place in my heart. The incredible architecture along with meeting some of the warmest people I know, makes this place hard to forget.
We stayed in the perfect location in the sweetest little Airbnb on the forth & top floor of a graffiti covered building. (But that was normal…I’ve never seen so much graffiti my life!) Booking a place early was key for us to find the right place for the right amount of money. We booked our place about 6 months in advance & spent time reading reviews & looking things up on maps to make sure where we were staying would be in a good location, but just outside of tourist central. It was just dreamy.
The colors. Everywhere you look, you see a different color. This city has so much texture (Ben says that he loves the architexture.), so much life, & so much amazing food.
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Oh, I’ve decided our home needs like 20x the amount of plants! Why is something like this so normal in Napoli, but so new in the States? We need to make things like this our new normal. Who’s with me?!
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On our first full day in Italy, we actually took a ferry to Capri! I have a whole post on that day coming soon.
L e t ‘ s E a t
But on our first full day in Napoli, we had a traditional cooking class. It was such an amazing experience! We met with our instructors, Lucia & Francesca, who took us to their home where we made bruschetta with fresh mozzarella (Did you know that fresh mozzarella sits at room temperature in a milky water? I didn’t! This stuff was FRESH!), gnocchi in a homemade tomato sauce, & ravioli. Each dish was prepared separately & served with a local wine. We noticed that each plate prepared had very few ingredients. They kept things simple, but used the freshest ingredients. It was delicious, & the post-pasta coma was REAL.
This was one of our very favorite parts of our trip because not only did we make incredible food with recipes we now get to take home & make forever, but we got to spend the afternoon with real Naples natives who spoke English & learned so much about the city & it’s culture. We had such a good experience, that now we want to start taking cooking classes everywhere we visit! Such a fun way to learn. If you are interested in taking the same class we did (highly recommend you do if you find yourself in Napoli!), you can find all of the info here.
(FYI – We got to our cooking class by taxi, but Lucia encouraged us to take the train back which was so easy & very inexpensive. We walked almost everywhere, but we never took a taxi in the city for the rest of our trip.)
We spent the rest of the afternoon sipping on cappuccinos at our favorite coffee shop, House Café, & walking around our little neighborhood. One of our particular favorites was walking through the street markets where you could find everything from pajamas & baby clothes to the fresh fish of the day. It was a little bit like sensory overload, but an incredible sight to see.
We spent our last evening in Napoli at the amazing Castel Sant’Elmo. This fortress sits on top of a hill that overlooks all of Napoli. The view was absolutely breathtaking. Seeing the city we had been exploring for the past few days from that vantage point was just the icing on the cake. We loved seeing all of the wonderful colors & buildings & homes from up there along with the best view of the coast. What a sight!
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This was our last morning in Napoli, so naturally, we went back to House Café for our final cappuccino there & to say goodbye to the owner & workers there with whom we had become friends. We then decided that we could not leave without getting some gelato, which wasn’t too hard to find! I got fresh lemon & strawberry & it was divine.