Viva Roma.

Dress: Madewell  |  Leather jacket: Anine Bing (other here, here + here) |  Sneakers: Isabel Marant  |  Coat: Zara (similar here + here) |  Beanie: Asos
I made it a point to make sure to visit Rome before we left Italy so we booked a couple of extra days to make that happen. Since my birthday landed while we were in Italy, my love and I decided to spend my birthday in beautiful Rome. It was the most amazing birthday in such a historic and mind-blowing city! We visited the astonishing Colosseum and attended mass at the Vatican! So surreal!

My twirling around is a happy expression of just how excited and fortunate I was to be celebrating my birthday in front of the Colosseum… and in Rome, period.

My trusty leather jacket came along this journey with me and couldn’t have asked for a cooler outfit to shoot in for my birthday! Speaking of cool outfits, make sure to pick your favorite “cool” outfit from Cotton’s Road to the Runway submissions!

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Wrapping up my Italy photos this weekend, so comeback to check those out!

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  1. ewelook Comment #1

    beautiful dress :)

  2. Jolie Jouel Comment #2

    You have the best hair! It’s always perfect :) Also, loving the twirls! ~ ashleigh

  3. Raspberry and Rouge Comment #3

    Absolutely LOVE these shots! Xx

  4. Leila Comment #4

    you look amazing, such a blessing to celebrate over there. great post.

  5. Damira Daca Ibranović Comment #5

    second photo is fabulous!

  6. ambika Comment #6
  7. Juliette Laura Comment #7

    Gorgeous photos! Love that dress!

    Juliette Laura

  8. Jodie Melissa Comment #8

    your dress is so gorgeous!

  9. Carol Comment #9

    beeeeeeeeeautiful, totally love leopard print with red colour together ♥

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  11. Jennifer Comment #11

    Love that first photo!

    xo Jennifer

  12. garishismymiddlename Comment #12

    loving the juxtaposition of girly and edgy here!

  13. JenBlondet Comment #13

    You make a girl wanna wear dresses and sneakers too because you look so adorable! Love it so much :)

  14. Constanze Comment #14

    Rome is an awesome city, love it! ♥

  15. Maria Inês Ribeiro Comment #15
  16. GlamorousGirl Comment #16

    love the dress and the color! ahh,rome….

  17. Stephanie Lam Comment #17

    I love these photos with the Coloseum in the background!! The color of the dress is so pretty!!


  18. Rachelle Comment #18

    you look so pretty, amazing pictures


  19. MAR MESA Comment #19

    Love your dress, fits you very well!


  20. Maja inwithdnew Comment #20

    Jules, you’re perfection. Your babe did an amazing job with these photos! I can’t say enough good words about them!

  21. Carrie Comment #21

    So amazing! You look gorgeous!
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  23. Kam ila Comment #23

    AWESOME!! ;**



  24. Charlotte Comment #24
  25. Heather Comment #25

    what a beautiful backdrop for this amazing oufit!

  26. Karolina Comment #26

    I love the shape of your dress in the second pic!

  27. Laura Alksne Comment #27

    you look so effortlessly and comfortably cool and chic :)

  28. La Petite Olga Comment #28

    The dress and Isabel Marants look so great together!

    xx Olga
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  29. Sylwia Comment #29

    wow! Fabulous outfit!

  30. Marta Comment #30

    Amazing outfit! Love your look!!!

  31. Coline Chavaroche Comment #31

    Fantastic dress!

    Coline !

  32. Scatter Girl Comment #32

    I just love madewell and you look fantastic! these shots are making me miss my trip to rome. xx

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  33. oksanaarmee4ka Comment #33

    Beautiful pictures!

  34. Laura Comment #34

    You look amazing! This dress is beautiful


  35. I Showed Up in Boots Comment #35

    Amazing photos. I love how you added street style to your elegant red dress with sneakers, a beanie and a leather jacket.

  36. ADRIANA♥ANDREA Comment #36


    Lovely pics!!!!


  37. Sweetmona Comment #37
  38. Dominika Czajkowska Comment #38

    you’re so pretty! ♥

  39. April Comment #39

    These photos are amazing. Still haven’t been to Italy, but it’s at the top of my list. Sounds like the perfect birthday. Great dress for the occasion!


  40. Liz Lauren Comment #40

    such a cool look!! omg I love the shoes with the dress!!


    That red dress seems fun! Beautiful color too.

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  42. Kiwi Fashion Blog Comment #42

    Whoa Jules this red dress is red hot on you! What a beautiful scenary!!

  43. Mary Claire Cook Comment #43

    I am so jealous of your trip to Italy, I have been dreaming of going for months & hope to get the opportunity someday! I love how effortlessly chic your outfits are. gorgeous!

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  45. Laura Dittrich Comment #45

    Wow, you look gorgeous! Love that jacket x

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  46. little.mermaid Comment #46

    amazing <3

  47. karolafunfashion Comment #47

    Great outfit! This dress looks great with the leather jacket
    xo :)

  48. Anna Elisabeth Comment #48

    Ah, to be back in Rome… I love your blog and I love the photos, thank you! :)

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  49. Flapjack Melody Comment #49

    Gorgeous photos, looks like you had a blast..!



  50. Alazne Doforno Comment #50

    so lovely!!!

    i love roma and the dress is wonderful!!

  51. Iga. Comment #51

    I love your outfit :)

  52. Jenny Comment #52

    The Colosseum is such a fantastic backdrop to your look! What a terrific spot you found to take these pictures. So wonderful you were able to celebrate your birthday there! Hope you had a blast!


  53. Vasilieva Comment #53

    adore that red dress, the colour is stunning

  54. Carla Tomas Comment #54

    Its beautful! I have always wanted to go! Love your color choices too! Lovely LOOK!
    xoxo Carla

  55. Berty Morales Comment #55

    Beautiful post, and you look stunning! Love your dress and the coat, and wedges are just fab!

  56. Huyen Comment #56

    beautiful dress and jacket,hope you had a great one! xx

  57. Anonymous Comment #57

    You look kinda homeless hunchback in the last photo.

  58. Victoria Comment #58

    How amazing is it that you got to celebrate your birthday in ROME!?! I love that dress & the twirling :)

  59. Monroe Steele Comment #59

    This post is amazing!

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  60. Mina H Comment #60

    I hope you had fun in Roma! and had a lot of tiramisu! <3

  61. Sarah Mira Park Comment #61

    I love the mix of feminine and edgy pieces! The bright red dress is perfect with the leather elements!

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  62. Rhoda Wong Comment #62

    that color is just amazing!

  63. Cory Scott Comment #63

    You look stunning!


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  64. Rhymes With Fashion Comment #64

    Beautiful look! I too attended mass in the Vatican once, it truly is an immensely moving experience.

  65. Milex Comment #65

    so talented!

  66. Amber Comment #66

    Gosh, you are just so cool.

  67. Chantelle Comment #67

    wow this is an amaziiiiing look. the red dress is phenomenal!

  68. Monica Comment #68

    I wish I could spend a birthday in Rome – it’s now on my bucket list! The photos of you in front on the Colosseum are beautiful. It’s such a gorgeous background, it almost looks too good to be true.


  69. kirin Comment #69

    I just love the vivid colors and prints you chose to wear against the ancient and beautiful backdrop. So lovely! Hope you had an amazing birthday, what a great way to spend it!

  70. Eight Days a Week Comment #70

    The dress is great! I love its colour!

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    You look pretty!Magda.

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    amazing dress! LOVE IT.

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  75. Enmivestidor Comment #75

    Me encanta el look para recorrerte la ciudad de Roma, deseando estoy de ir a conocerla.


  76. Marina y Brais Comment #76

    Lovely Rome

  77. From Boho to Chiic Comment #77

    Wow! Great! Love this dress ♥♥

  78. Bonnie,Clyde and Marni..... Comment #78

    Love the pics!! You look amazing!!

  79. Ana Comment #79

    Love that dress and your “dance”pictures – beautiful!!

  80. Coffe Break Comment #80

    You was in my city! :)
    Rome is magic!

    kisses from rome,


  81. Kinga Comment #81

    beautiful photos and outfits !

  82. Laura T. Comment #82

    you look amazingly beautiful and I love every detail of your outfit!! makes me think about if I should start to like Sneaker wedges 😀
    plus: belated happy birthday or as we say it in germany: herzlichen glueckwunsch nachtraeglich! :)


  83. Shelly Comment #83

    I love how you mix clothes, colors, and printed! Sometimes It’s unbelievable! You are very stylish Jules!


  84. Morgane le Fay Comment #84

    Wow I love your coat and the red dress looks awesome!

  85. Camilla Comment #85

    that dress is just gorgeous, the color is so vibrant!

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  86. Unknownsisters Comment #86

    Lovely look and pics!!
    Love sneakers!!!

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  88. Emma C-M Comment #88

    wonderful dress and yes roma is amazing. I only visited in the summer months and it was sweltering so would love to visit in winter. gorgeous. xx

  89. Le Stylo Noir Comment #89

    You look lovely! The dress is beautiful!

  90. Evi Comment #90

    So in love with your dress! Great idea to combine it with Isabel Marant sneakers!

    Evi xoxo

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  91. Anonymous Comment #91

    1st pic. what’s wrong with your leg?? 😀 hehe.nice

  92. Ifigenia Comment #92

    What a beautiful dress .. and girl !! You look stunning !

  93. Buket pukFashion Comment #93

    Love te dress shoe combination. I’ve the same shoe, I’ll try as well:)


  94. Gabriela Diez Comment #94

    Tengo una foto del coliseo iguaalitaa a la tuya! Roma es lo maximo ♡♥♡♥♡

  95. Romantic Tea - by M. Comment #95

    Nice outfit ! This city is amazing ♥

  96. Claudia Negrete Comment #96

    So cutes!!! The dress are amazing!

  97. Malin Comment #97

    Love it!!;)

  98. Between Heels Comment #98

    You look so pretty!! I love this sneackers!

  99. Sarah Comment #99

    Gorgeous outfit love it! What an amazing bday xx

  100. Diana Comment #100

    Lovely look hun, love your leopard coat!

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    Gorgeous! I love your outfit. Jealous of your Isabel Marant’s!

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  104. B. Comment #104

    What an amazing way to spend your bday, Jules!! So awesome! This is definitely on my travel bucket list;) Beautiful pics, as always!

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    Wonderful shots and outfit! Congrats!

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  108. Joy Oelen Comment #108

    wow amazing! love the city!

  109. Rus Tricoy Comment #109

    Wow I LOVE that coat, and also the dress! You look so beautiful in these photos!

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    You look more than amazing!

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    Love that look (a)
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  113. thankfifi Comment #113

    happy birthday jules

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  114. Camille Comment #114

    Amazing outfit !
    I love this red dress, it’s gorgeous :)

  115. Kate Comment #115

    Aw, happy belated birthday, Jules! This dress is the perfect whirly, twirly birthday dress! Just so pretty!

  116. Lubna Comment #116

    Stunning outfit! Love the leather jacket :)


  117. mustardandmint Comment #117

    Happy Birthday! :)
    You look so merry in the happy red it made me smile!!


  118. fleurderio Comment #118

    You’re so beautiful! This pics are great =)

  119. Babble Comment #119

    LOVE these shots. You look gorgeous :)

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    gorgeous outfit :) and an amazing backdrop! lol

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  124. Lova Comment #124

    Lovely pics! you look amazing!

  125. Anna Black Comment #125

    Happy birthday Jules! And viva Roma indeed, it looks magical I’m dying to visit

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    Such pretty pictures! :)

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    hope you had a very awesome birthday !
    i loved the combination of thedress with the sneakers super super cute !
    hopefully one day soon ill be able to go to Rome an spend some days there

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