CLOSE TO ROME

Rome won me over instantly – beautiful streets filled with the cutest restaurants, houses and photogenic moments. It left me feeling completely inspired and refreshed. They also have the best hot chocolate ever…

WHEN IN ROME

If you follow me via social media, you will have probably already seen the (tonnes) of Rome photos – it was just the most stunning city, with little gems hidden down every street. Obviously, it would be crazy not to shoot some blog photos.. and I like to think some part of me is sane! Wondering the streets with a delicious hot chocolate we came across plenty of houses I could have moved into there and then, and of course the occasional pastel coloured bicycle, perfect for instagram.

The one tip I had from everyone when I told them I was visiting Rome was to “be comfortable!”, so I listened! It was actually pretty warm but I made sure to layer up for the evenings. I’ve been loving these ASOS Ridley jeans recently too, they’re just the right amount of skinny and the perfect ‘high waisted’ height – I took 2 pairs with me and wore them the entire trip. I opted for a backpack which I found so much easier and secure when walking around.

Now, being a blogger means you have to carry around a lifetime supply of equipment and batteries.. which isn’t ideal if you want to keep your back bones feeling good. Although, my problems seem to have all been answered thanks to HP. Whilst in Rome I got to test out the brand new HP Spectre Laptop, which boasts a 12.5 hour battery life (heavenly) and ultra-slim design. During this day I was constantly checking my emails, updating my social media channels and when my phone battery ran out on me I was even using it to edit my photos – so it had a pretty good testing. Let me tell you, it was just perfect. The battery lasted an entire day. I also love the fact it is super light-weight and slim enough to fit into my fancy fashion-backpack. Also, if you’re on the move and a laptop seems slightly inconvenient, this little gem has a 360 screen – so it can be flipped all the way round to sit flat – I found this super handy on the metro! More info here.

I’M WEARING:  TOP  |  JEANS  |  CARDIGAN  |  JACKET  |  BOOTS

Photography – chris@alotofbradshaw.com

I am always trying to find new inspiration and ideas however sometimes this can be easier said than done. I found that Rome filled me with passion and inspiration to keep reinventing new photography and my personal style. I feel refreshed to work hard and ready to make changes. Isn’t it funny how a bit of travel can reset your mind and inspire your soul?

If you’re struggling for new ideas, new content or just simply need a little bit of inspiration – take a walk and refresh those mind cogs. Do something that’s different in your daily routine.  Without sounding old, we are so lucky that we can grab our laptops and work wherever we like, so make use of this! Go sit in a coffee shop with a skinny latte and catch up on emails, edit your blog photos, watch YouTube videos (mine perhaps? ha!) It doesn’t have to be in Rome obviously, but that would of course help! If you’ve wanted to visit a different place, save up and go book those tickets.

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21 Comments

  1. Jules
    17th February 2016 / 8:04 pm

    Stunning photos and you look beautiful xxx

    • 23rd February 2016 / 9:01 pm

      Thank you so much Jules! x

    • 23rd February 2016 / 9:01 pm

      Aw thank you! I loved Rome, it’s so pretty! x

    • 23rd February 2016 / 9:02 pm

      Thank you Lauren! Definitely visit if you ever get the chance, it’s wonderful 🙂

    • 23rd February 2016 / 9:02 pm

      Thank you so much, definitely try to visit Rome if you can one day 🙂 x

    • 23rd February 2016 / 9:03 pm

      Thanks Morgan! Rome was amazing 🙂

  2. 22nd February 2016 / 2:34 pm

    Ahhh, take me back to Rome – this is where James proposed to me. Also I have been testing out the HP Spectre too and I love the touch screen capabilities! Hope you had an amazing trip lovely xx

    • 23rd February 2016 / 9:04 pm

      Aw wow Charlotte, how lovely! It’s such a romantic city 🙂 YES! I love that it’s also a tablet, super cool!

    • 23rd February 2016 / 9:04 pm

      Thank you so much! And yes Rome is just so wonderful, I want to go back already! x

  3. Lou Francesca
    24th February 2016 / 8:34 pm

    Your photos are beautiful! Sounds like you had an amazing time XX

    The Fashion Road

  4. 8th March 2016 / 6:35 pm

    Love this! what a beautiful city! and I totally almost bought a laptop like that! unfortunately, I was too mentally bothered by the keys being visible from the back if I’m using it in tablet mode. does that ever bother you at all?

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

  5. Ron
    28th October 2017 / 3:30 pm

    “Rome, thou art a whole world, it is true, and yet without love this
    World would not be the world, Rome would cease to be Rome…”

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