Just a few weeks ago I made a rather wonderful trip to Rome with my boyfriend Stu. Italy is one of my favourite countries (for more reasons than just my serious love of pizza, pasta and prosecco) so I'd wanted to pay a visit to the romantic capital for yonks...
I had been anticipating blue skies and mild spring temperatures so was slightly devoed to touch-down into torrential rain showers. With sight-seeing out of the window for the meantime, we headed straight to our hotel for check-in.
We stayed at Hotel Baghirova, an ex-cardinal's palace converted into a beautiful boutique guesthouse only minutes walk from the Pantheon and Piazza Navona. The B&B is gorgeous with an eclectic mix of old high ceilings and oil paintings with new contemporary furniture - the perfect spot to chill out after a day trecking miles around the city and well within an affordable price range.
A few hours later, we braved the rain and headed outside to explore the most local sights. Stop one was the Pantheon, the famous ancient temple turned Roman Catholic church. Probably its most impressive feature is its oculus (basic definition: big hole in the roof) which on an average day allows the sun to shine into the temple, we were unfortunately there on the rare occasion that it meant letting buckets of rainwater flood the floor. Still, rain or shine, being the best preserved ancient building in Rome it was definitely worth a visit. With the weather still not on our side we then opted for browsing some Renaissance art in the Galleria Doria Pamphilj, which was a serious beautiful gallery in the style of Versailles' Hall of Mirrors.
WHAT I WORE - DAYTIME
Topshop Jamie Jeans//Topshop Leather Jacket//Topshop Bag//Gap Cashmere Jumper//H&M Boots
WHAT I WORE - EVENING
Topshop Leather Jacket//Topshop Bag//H&M Boots//Glamorous Dress