First thing I do upon entering Venice is to drop my jaw on the marble walkway, because it is beautiful. Second thing I do is find some shade, because in June, it is hot. And humid. And who knew mosquitoes had such an affinity for salt water?
Third thing – I look at what the Italian women are wearing. Allow me to illustrate.
Although a lot of girls are wearing short shorts in bright colors with cleavage-bearing tank tops, even more of them are wearing high-low skirts, maxi skirts, skirts with pickups, skirts with ruffles, skirts with ruffled pickups – basically, skirts that move, bounce and flit. Strapless tube maxi dresses are also everywhere – mainly because their length comes in handy for entering churches, though you have to cover your shoulders with a light shawl (it’s Venezia, so I bought a lace one). And whoever said gladiator sandals were out… well, no one in Venezia got the memo. I’m seeing more fairly sensible flat footwear here than I thought I would, much to my relief. But while the heels are low, the shoes are all gloriously glitzy.
Since it’s 85 degrees with high humidity outside, every street cart is selling hats like the one above. Made of paper straight from China for 10 euros.
I cannot get enough of the fashion here. In fact, I’m going to take a cold shower (after having gotten lost in Venezia, Rogue husband and I are hot messes), and try on some of the dresses I bought. It’s Summer Dress heaven, and summer dresses are my favorite things.
Rogue Honeymoon Tip – definitely bring cute clothes with you on your honeymoon, but leave enough room in the suitcase to buy MORE CUTE CLOTHES. And then thank your very patient husband for spending a teensy bit of vacation time standing outside dressing rooms. And buy him a gelato.