At the Colosseum | Rome, Italy

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I’ve been writing my Rome travel guide lately, which you may have read already: Roma, Italy 2 Day Trip – What to See & Where to Stay in Rome, Italy, and I wanted to post some of the travel outfits I wore over there. I traveled in the summer, so my wardrobe in Italy was all summer dresses and skirts, open-toe flats and wedges, and stuff like that!

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One of my most comfortable outfits was this green and turquoise summer dress look. It was something I just sort of put together with stuff I bought here in India, and mixing n’ matching it with stuff I bought while traveling in Rome. It’s a very summery, easy-to-carry outfit with hardly any makeup – typical summer street style that I love to wear while traveling. Plus it’s so simple it took just a minute to put it together!

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I accessorized a belted tribal print mini-dress in green with turquoise sandals, and a matching faux-leather turquoise hobo bag that I bought from a street vendor in Rome for carrying things like my camera and sunscreen. This beautiful chalcedony necklace I wore with it was bought from a jewelry store, again in Rome. I wore my wavy hair half up for a quick to-go look.

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I was wearing:
Tribal print green dress: Local store, Chandigarh
Turquoise Handbag: Street vendor, Rome, Italy
Chalcedony necklace: KLK Accessori di Moda, Rome, Italy
Turquoise sandals: Aldo
Sunglasses: Ralph Lauren

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Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion. Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That's how it evolved over centuries and that's how it's been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives. Shilpa's work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times. Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book "Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India". Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email contact@shilpaahuja.com

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