Starting with my fave---floral full skirts:
This was most common in Rome. Full floral skirts were paired with fitted tanks and tees and flat sandals for the cutest, most adorable casual look. Once I arrived in Greece, I was on the hunt and found my skirt of choice at the H&M (I know, not so original, but I wasn't too keen on the boutique prices). It's a black floral print with hints of pink, white and yellow. It has a high waist and I must say I am in love! I think this may be something I can make to---skirt seem to be the most simple to sew (for me at least) Here is a poorly colored pic of the one I purchased--
Some options I think this is perfect for summertime.
Everywhere! On the crown, as a headband, french, to the side, half up braid, even more. I know the braid is big here but I had to mention it because it was so prevalent overseas. I know I did this blog post about braids but I may do another to show all of the different ways I saw. Let me know if you are interested...
Gladiator sandals---but even better:
I know some of you are cringing---gladiators, really Meredith, we have those--but let me tell you. I saw this style tons and I love them. I am and always have been a gladiator sandal fan so it's not really a surprise that I love this style also. I am planning to purchase some of these asap. There were a few pairs in Athens that I could have purchased but they were pretty pricey plus the exchange rate added more and I figured I'd find some for sure in the US (and I was right). Maybe these are everywhere in the US, I just have not seen too much where I am but I love them!!!
These are all by ZiGiny
These are both Report:
I know they are quirky and probably don't appeal to everyone but count me in!!
Keds (or the like):
Overall the 80's were in full swing in Europe---Ray Ban Wayfarers, Shirts tied in a side knot, side ponytails, and Keds! I was really surprise how many people were wearing Keds like shoes. I didn't necessarily see the Keds brand but I didn't know how else to explain these.
Well kids---I think that is all I have to add. I am going to start through pics from the trip and putting a blog together so hopefully pics soon. Today is my bday and since we have been living like rock stars for a bit and plus I seemed to have picked up a cold virus as a souvenir, the hubs is making me homemade potato soup for dinner. xoxo Mere