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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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  1. September 10, 2012 / 10:22 am

    Absolute genius post! Round of applause!

  2. September 10, 2012 / 11:07 am

    Love the photos! Maybe next time I should go to Rome for my birthday instead of Paris?!

  3. September 10, 2012 / 1:12 pm

    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.

  4. September 10, 2012 / 1:53 pm

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

  5. September 10, 2012 / 2:12 pm

    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. September 10, 2012 / 2:32 pm

    Best. Post. Ever. Anywhere.

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

  7. Elle
    September 10, 2012 / 2:34 pm

    What fun! Thanks for the Monday morning lift.

  8. September 10, 2012 / 2:42 pm

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

  9. September 10, 2012 / 2:48 pm

    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. Anonymous
    September 10, 2012 / 2:57 pm

    Brava Pseu, quel beau look!


  11. September 10, 2012 / 3:10 pm

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

  12. September 10, 2012 / 3:31 pm

    Fabulous post! Brava!

  13. September 10, 2012 / 4:28 pm

    Great pictures. I absolutely love the polka-dots!

  14. September 10, 2012 / 4:50 pm

    Love it! You look great in this Karina.

  15. September 10, 2012 / 5:09 pm

    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

  16. September 10, 2012 / 5:25 pm

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

  17. You May Be Wandering
    September 10, 2012 / 10:45 am

    Wow – I just LOVE this post! What a classic!!

  18. Louise
    September 10, 2012 / 11:32 am

    Cute scooter! Is it yours?

  19. September 10, 2012 / 6:35 pm

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

  20. Pam @ over50feeling40
    September 10, 2012 / 12:19 pm

    Fun pictures…beautiful fit in the dress…fun print…and great style! You rock!

  21. kathy peck
    September 10, 2012 / 2:22 pm

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

  22. September 10, 2012 / 11:02 pm

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

  23. Anonymous
    September 10, 2012 / 11:26 pm

    Awesomely adorable!


  24. September 10, 2012 / 11:40 pm

    Trés charmant!!! The dress is superb and the look … Ah, molto bella!!!

  25. Anonymous
    September 11, 2012 / 12:08 am


    Mama Mia!! Very believable.


  26. mette
    September 10, 2012 / 5:31 pm

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

  27. kaffesoester
    September 10, 2012 / 5:41 pm

    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?

  28. Anonymous
    September 11, 2012 / 1:46 am

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

    Adorable, really!


  29. Secret Squirrel
    September 10, 2012 / 7:30 pm

    So so clever! Well done 🙂 You really captured Rome for me.

  30. September 11, 2012 / 3:32 am

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

  31. September 11, 2012 / 3:38 am

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

  32. September 11, 2012 / 3:58 am

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

  33. Debbi@SheAccessorizesWell
    September 11, 2012 / 12:38 am

    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.

  34. Terri
    September 11, 2012 / 1:31 am

    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?

  35. September 11, 2012 / 8:34 am

    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.

  36. angela
    September 11, 2012 / 2:52 am

    absolutely FABULOUS!

  37. Anonymous
    September 11, 2012 / 12:05 pm

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


  38. Sarah
    September 11, 2012 / 7:38 am

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

  39. September 11, 2012 / 2:55 pm

    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. 😉

  40. September 11, 2012 / 4:03 pm

    How delightful! Can’t stop smiling.

  41. Marcello
    September 11, 2012 / 4:53 pm

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

  42. September 11, 2012 / 6:28 pm

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

  43. josep-maria badia
    September 11, 2012 / 5:07 pm

    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 …

  44. pinkazalea
    September 11, 2012 / 8:31 pm

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

  45. Gretchen
    September 11, 2012 / 10:17 pm

    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.

  46. September 12, 2012 / 10:14 pm

    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:).

  47. Paula
    September 14, 2012 / 8:26 pm

    I would love to see more of this kind!

  48. Amber of Butane Anvil
    September 14, 2012 / 10:55 pm

    Wonderful post! You are fabulous.

  49. September 15, 2012 / 4:43 pm

    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.

  50. Low Couture
    September 16, 2012 / 1:37 pm

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

    x Peter

  51. SE
    September 17, 2012 / 1:10 am

    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!!

  52. September 24, 2012 / 12:33 am

    Congratulations on your notable shout out! Such a beautiful and entertaining post my dear!

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