The Trevi Fountain + the Spanish Steps


Day 1 in Rome was perfect! 

The first thing we did- after a 2 hour nap obviously- was go to the Trevi Fountain. The white marble looks amazing with the light blue water. The whole thing is massive, but so intricate. It was super crowded, but for good reason. 💦 

Then, we realized we didn’t have any coins at all! So we scoured the cobblestone streets until we found a little coin wedged between two stones. So glad I was able to make my wish and throw my coin. ✨ We hung around there for a while until we got hungry. We wandered down back roads until we found an adorable little pizzeria. 🍕 The first meal of our trip did not disappoint. But, it’s Italy, soooo… 😋

We then went to find the Spanish Steps to watch the sunset! The view at the top was worth every stair…and even worth me almost eating it on the walk up. 😅 The sky was pink & yellow & the view of Rome was stunning. We just sat there taking it all in. 

Finally, we got some delicious gelato & walked Barack to our adorable hotel. I am loving this so far. 

Also, this fun, yellow dress is from Banana Republic. I checked, but I don’t think the have it anymore, but I created a little collage of some other cute yellow summer dresses, all under $50. I’m not sure if I can attach the link through mobile though…. sooo we will see! 

It didn’t let me. :/ But here is my favorite one: YELLOW DRESS. I also think it’s stunning in white. 😍 

Ciao,

Alyse

Derby Day 2017


Hope everyone had a great Derby Day this year! Nick & I were thinking about going to Louisville. 🐴 Then we found out it was supposed to be raining, coupled with some other things- including trying to save money, etc. sooo we decided to stay in Dallas. Of course, we still got dressed up.

My friend, Nicole and I went to Neiman Marcus to try on fascinators. We found an adorable pink one! It was only a few hundred dollars. 😅 but it was very cute.

I definitely wanted Always Dreaming to win because it is the cutest name obviously. Turns out, I should have actually put my money on Always Dreaming! Anyways, we had fun getting all dressed up even if we didn’t go. 🙂 Here’s a link to the seersucker blazer that Nick got. Adorable & affordable!

XOXO,

Alyse

Honeymoon

     

Our honeymoon was such a dream.

I wanted a surprise (with stipulations aka somewhere tropical) for the honeymoon, so Nick planned it all and surprised me! TBH when he told me we were going to the British Virgin Islands, I had no idea that place existed, but it ended up being a dream. We mainly stayed on Tortola, at the Surf Song Resort on Beef Island. We were in paradise! The water was warm and blue, the sand was white and soft, and the weather was wonderful. We stayed in the Treehouse room, which was our own little place (pictured above) surrounded by trees and windows, so you felt like you were in the middle of the jungle, but you were actually in a comfy room.

Things we did at the British Virgin Islands-

  • Day Sail to go snorkeling.
  • Play with Dolphins.
  • Massages.
  • A day trip Virgin Gorda, where we did a fun hike along the water.
  • Swam in the ocean.
  • Explored Tortola.
  • Took our own little sailboat out.

We also watched a lot of March Madness & Spongebob… so there is that. Haha. But seriously, our honeymoon was so much fun. We had a chef that cooked each of our meals, and I looked forward to that everyday! Mostly, I just had fun not planning or caring about anything else in the world except being with my husband. I loved everything about our honeymoon.

And NOW…. we are planning a little one year anniversary trip this weekend. Any guesses where we are headed?

Stay tuned!

XOXO,

Alyse