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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!
ciao,
x

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    134 Comments

  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

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  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!

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  7. Juliette Laura Comment #7

    Gorgeous photos! Love that dress!

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  8. Jodie Melissa Comment #8

    your dress is so gorgeous!
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  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!

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  12. garishismymiddlename Comment #12

    loving the juxtaposition of girly and edgy here!

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  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! ♥
    xx

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  16. GlamorousGirl Comment #16

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

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  17. Stephanie Lam Comment #17

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

    -Stephanie
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  18. Rachelle Comment #18

    you look so pretty, amazing pictures

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  19. MAR MESA Comment #19

    Love your dress, fits you very well!
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  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!

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  21. Carrie Comment #21

    So amazing! You look gorgeous!
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  24. Charlotte Comment #24
  25. Heather Comment #25

    what a beautiful backdrop for this amazing oufit!

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  26. Karolina Comment #26

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

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  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!!!
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  31. Coline Chavaroche Comment #31

    Fantastic dress!

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    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

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  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.

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  36. ADRIANA♥ANDREA Comment #36

    WAW

    Lovely pics!!!!

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  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!

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  40. Liz Lauren Comment #40

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

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    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..!

    FJM

    x

  50. Alazne Doforno Comment #50

    so lovely!!!

    i love roma and the dress is wonderful!!

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  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!

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  53. Vasilieva Comment #53

    adore that red dress, the colour is stunning

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  54. Carla Tomas Comment #54

    Its beautful! I have always wanted to go! Love your color choices too! Lovely LOOK!
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  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 http://impressthepress.blogspot.com

  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!

    xx
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  60. Mina H Comment #60

    I hope you had fun in Roma! and had a lot of tiramisu! <3
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  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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    that color is just amazing!

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  63. Cory Scott Comment #63

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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.
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  65. Milex Comment #65

    so talented!

  66. Amber Comment #66

    Gosh, you are just so cool.

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  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.

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  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!
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    You look pretty!Magda.

  73. MarieAntoinette Comment #73

    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.

    besos

  76. Marina y Brais Comment #76

    Lovely Rome
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  77. From Boho to Chiic Comment #77

    Wow! Great! Love this dress ♥♥

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

    Love the pics!! You look amazing!!
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  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,

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  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 :D
    plus: belated happy birthday or as we say it in germany: herzlichen glueckwunsch nachtraeglich! :)

    Laura
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  83. Shelly Comment #83

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

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  84. Morgane le Fay Comment #84

    Wow I love your coat and the red dress looks awesome!
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  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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  87. Markéta Havrlantová Comment #87

    beuatiful:))

  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!
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  90. Evi Comment #90

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

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  91. Anonymous Comment #91

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

  92. Ifigenia Comment #92

    What a beautiful dress .. and girl !! You look stunning !
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  93. Buket pukFashion Comment #93

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

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  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!

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  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

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  100. Diana Comment #100

    Lovely look hun, love your leopard coat!

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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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  106. Carola L Comment #106

    Wonderful shots and outfit! Congrats!

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  108. Joy Oelen Comment #108

    wow amazing! love the city!

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    Wow I LOVE that coat, and also the dress! You look so beautiful in these photos!
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  110. Teodora Koleva Comment #110

    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 :)
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  115. Kate Comment #115

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

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    Stunning outfit! Love the leather jacket :)

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  117. mustardandmint Comment #117

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

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  119. Babble Comment #119

    LOVE these shots. You look gorgeous :)

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    You look just amazing!!!!Great pics!

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    gorgeous outfit :) and an amazing backdrop! lol

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    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 !
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