Famous last words... "my one splurge." A few browser windows or trips to the mall later, you've splurged several times over. But in this case, I was running around Rome on a budget and really only let myself get one "nice" item, and that happened at the Longchamp at the Piazza di Spagna.
It would've been nice to go Gucci or Prada (my sister went Furla), but I'm not a huge fan (gasp!) of either anymore. (Except the occasional occhiali...) In reality, we all know you can get the best bags online or just at our local luxury mall now. These trips, for me, from a shopping standpoint, are all about the street bazaars and anything European so long as I can avoid the VAT. And, of course, you need to find something really special. Once I realized that I would not be able to find this special edition Le Pliage "Cage Aux Oiseaux" at my local Nordstrom, I was in. And it's pink!
Dress: Forever 21 (similar)
Bag: Longchamp (here's the standard medium Le Pliage)
Pumps: The Limited (why not these Merona ones!)