A Black Dress in Florence

When I was packing for my trip, I didn't want to buy a lot of new things for the trip. I knew if I planned things out well that I had most of the items I needed for the two week trip. Once I had my packing list together I thought I was missing a piece. I wanted a versatile black dress. I pictured it being midi length, maybe a slip dress and appropriate for day and night. 

Once I had the dress in my mind, I knew I had to find it, so I shopped online at Nordstroms. Nordstroms is always my go to when I'm trying to find a specific item. They have such a huge selection at all types of price points. It only took a little bit of searching to find this black dress.

It's the perfect mix of dressy and casual! I paired it with sandals, heels and even tennis shoes!  This dress looked great on its own, with lots of jewelry or a jean jacket on the cooler nights. I love the strappy detail in the back that make it a little different than other slip dresses.

Florence was one of our last stops on our trip and one of my favorite. After arriving late one evening we had dinner outside at Boccadama Santa Croce in the Piazza Santa Croce. It was my favorite meal of the entire trip. The atmosphere in the Piazza was quintessential Italy.

The next day we took a half day tour thru Tuscany and visited three wineries in the Chianti region. This dress was the perfect easy and comfortable look for that day. After our early afternoon in Tuscany we spent the afternoon on a rooftop bar admiring the gorgeous view. Since the dress is so versatile I just freshened up my hair and makeup and was ready for dinner, no need to change!  We had another incredible dinner at Trattoria Giovanni. It was one of our most authentically Tuscan meals! 

The best part of many of these cities is when you just wander around with no real agenda. Around midnight we walked to the El Duomo. We could admire it with out the crowds and had it basically to ourselves! What an experience!

What have been some of your favorite travel experiences? 

Kara Krittenbrink

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