Today’s post brings us to Florence, Italy in the Chianti wine region of Tuscany. Looking through these pictures is giving me MAJOR withdrawals (from the atmosphere and the wine). The scenery is absolutely beautiful throughout this area, with the rolling hills full of vineyards and olive trees! When I saw this baby doll dress, the first thing I thought was ITALY!! It just screamed “wine tasting in Tuscany” to me, and I was right that it fit perfectly with my surroundings. Not only is it a precious little dress, but it’s also breezy and comfortable. Totally suitable for vineyard visiting anywhere! You could easily put on a cute pair of wedges and some fun bangles to dress this up for dinner. However, for a day of wine tasting I chose to wear my brand new gladiator sandals. I LOVE this look!! My husband, Todd, on the other hand cannot stand it. I had been dying for the Stuart Weitzman version of these for months, but could never justify the $400 splurge to him.┬áInstead, I did what I do with a lot of trendy items, and found a pair from MIA for $80. Despite Todd’s skepticism, every time I wear them, I get a ton of compliments! Which I love, especially in front of him! I was able to wear these shoes all day walking around vineyards and downtown Florence and was perfectly comfortable the entire time. Since the weather was a bit chilly in the morning, I did wear a simple knit sweater over my dress. I bought this sweater specifically for this trip and it has been a blessing on the trip and since I’ve gotten home. It goes with practically everything and is the perfect sweater to have on hand in case you get cold. Great, inexpensive, keep in your car kind of item. I wish writing this post could somehow magically take me back to Italy, but at least I’ve been able to reminisce a bit and share some tips with you. If you’ve never been, you must put it to the top of your list.┬áIt is a truly magical place!

Dress- Express (similar here) / Sweater- Target / Shoes- MIA / Sunglasses- Ray Ban