Visibly In Character

Wearing one of my Karina Dresses always makes me feel like an Italian movie star circa 1960, so I decided to channel my inner Sophia Loren and take an imaginary scooter ride through the streets of Roma.

Now where was that gelateria???
Eh Signore, I saw that parking space first!!
Marcello, is that you?
Dress: Karina Dresses “Megan”
Earrings and bracelet: Stella & Dot, here and here.
Scarf: Echo (old). 
Disclosure: dress provided by Karina Dresses.
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56 Responses

  1. Tabitha
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    Absolute genius post! Round of applause!

  2. Over 60 and Over Here
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    Love the photos! Maybe next time I should go to Rome for my birthday instead of Paris?!

  3. Patti @ NotDeadYet Style
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    Fabulous, Une Femme! If you see Marcello, tell him Buon giorno! for me. I love your Karina dress and the wonderful scarf at the neck. Molto Italiana! Thanks for linking up and sharing your Roman holiday with Visible Monday.

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    What a fun & fabulous post!
    There’s a movie star quality about this outfit & photos! The bike & the scenery is awesome, too!

  5. Corrine
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    Bello, assolutamente bello. Il vestito e voi in. E quel motorino, stupente. Posta brillante!

    Just had to add a little Italian flair. courtesy of

  6. LPC
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    Best. Post. Ever. Anywhere.

    Love the scooter, the sunglasses, and the polka dots. The thing is, I find this very you.

  7. Elle
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    What fun! Thanks for the Monday morning lift.

  8. Jane W.
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    You look beautiful! So nice to see you “out and about.”

  9. materfamilias
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    You! are just Way! Too! Fabulous! How clever. and how gorgeous you look in such an easy, brilliant, punchy, yet classic outfit. You’ve nailed it!

  10. hostess of the humble bungalow
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    Love these images of you in that fabulous dress and red shoes and that Scooter is brilliant!

  11. Anonymous
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    Brava Pseu, quel beau look!


  12. Susan
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    I think you had so much fun doing this and looking darn cute at the same time!

  13. Margy
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    Fabulous post! Brava!

  14. Rosemary
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    Great pictures. I absolutely love the polka-dots!

  15. Susan G
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    Love it! You look great in this Karina.

  16. Bella Q
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    I love this! You look classic and chic in your polka dress- and really you could go anywhere- I vouch for the comfort of the dress! Love the concept of you on Roman Holiday- how fun are you? (Answer: fun). xo. -Bella Q

  17. Lorrie Orr
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    Favoloso! Looks like you had a lot of fun with this photo shoot! And you look really great.

  18. You May Be Wandering
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    Wow – I just LOVE this post! What a classic!!

  19. Louise
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    Cute scooter! Is it yours?

  20. J.W.
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    Brava…brava…brava…thank you so much for making me smile! I miss Italy.

  21. Pam @ over50feeling40
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    Fun pictures…beautiful fit in the dress…fun print…and great style! You rock!

  22. kathy peck
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    Such a cute post – very funny. Is that your scooter?

  23. vintagefrenchchic
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    Oh my goodness! You are a hoot…I absolutely adore this. You are the epitome of Euro Chic. Such a fun post!

  24. Anonymous
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    Awesomely adorable!


  25. Didi Iashin
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    Trés charmant!!! The dress is superb and the look … Ah, molto bella!!!

  26. Anonymous
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    Mama Mia!! Very believable.


  27. mette
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    What if you´d make this into a video. Very authentic : ).

  28. kaffesoester
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    This is such a charming post – and you’re so beautiful in the Karina dress! I love the red shoes with it! Rome should be very nice this time of year, right?

  29. Anonymous
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    Hey, I thought you said you were camera shy?! ;o)

    Adorable, really!


  30. Secret Squirrel
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    So so clever! Well done :-) You really captured Rome for me.

  31. BigLittleWolf
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    What fun! LOVE the dress, LOVE the red shoes, LOVE seeing you very dolce vita on a scooter!

  32. Une Femme
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    Mille grazie, everyone! The scooter belongs to le monsieur I sometimes ride on the back, but haven’t learned to drive it….yet.

  33. Audi
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    Bellissima! The dress is fabulous and I love your recreation of a little jaunt through Roma.

  34. Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell
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    You look so very chic. I admire how you can so easily accomplish looking so good. Love the dress and the scarf. Your photos tell a wonderful story and I really appreciate you sharing your story with us.

  35. Terri
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    What a wonderful, wonderful post. You look marvelous and evoke the mood so well. The Karina dress is gorgeous on you. And do you actually drive a Vespa?

  36. Melanie
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    Okay, I’m still laughing with delight at this post! The scooter is the perfect accessory for that fabulous attitude and Karina dress. I want to see the men crashing their scooters into vegetable stands from gawping at you as they drive by.

  37. angela
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    absolutely FABULOUS!

  38. Anonymous
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    and the sunglasses? I love the sunglasses. They add the perfect finishing touch.


  39. Sarah
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    That is such a fun post! You look amazing and I love the spotty dress – congratulations… X

  40. Vix
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    Hi Pseu —

    Great photos — don’t you look like a woman with flair! As always, you tie a mean scarf. Since you don’t drive the scooter, I’ll await the action shots of you in a helmet on the back. 😉

  41. Marsha
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    How delightful! Can’t stop smiling.

  42. Marcello
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    The little red shoe dangling makes me yearn for una cosina veloce.

  43. Veshoevius
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    Haha! Great dress and great post! What a trip – I do love Rome.

  44. Aunt Snow
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    You look fantastic!!

  45. josep-maria badia
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    A very nice outfit, the dress is gorgeous. A good example of elegance Sophia Loren. The polka dot dress is wonderful. A very nice post. How beautiful is Rome …

  46. pinkazalea
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    This was so fun to read. You look adorable and I love your haircut. The whole thing works. Thanks for the post.

  47. Gretchen
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    This post, and your Bad Boys of fashion, brings me to your blog to delight in your wit…the more we get to see of your humor, the happier I am! This dress is spectacular on you…it has as much personality as verve as you do.

  48. Lisa
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    I want you to know I’ve been thinking about this post all week, still, and wishing I had a movie look I could emulate in a post:).

  49. Odyssey Home
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    Totally chic! I love it!

  50. Paula
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    I would love to see more of this kind!

  51. Amber of Butane Anvil
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    Wonderful post! You are fabulous.

  52. That's Not My Age
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    Love this post!

  53. Duchesse
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    Bellissimo! You would turn Marcello’s head for sure! And you give heart to all women looking for a lift from the tried and true.

  54. Low Couture
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    Work! Love how the red patent leather flats are working here. Altogether, great look! *Joined.

    x Peter

  55. SE
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    I haven’t posted here in forever, but I have to tell you… what a FAB dress and how FABulous it looks on you! Love the Roma attitude. Sophia rules!!

  56. Tamera Beardsley
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    Congratulations on your notable shout out! Such a beautiful and entertaining post my dear!

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