Have any of you heard of the store Promod? Probably not a lot of you...apparently it doesn't exist in the U.S. (yet!) I was so excited to discover this shop when I was over in Italy this past summer.
To me, the shop reminds me the most of H&M's style aesthetics, with perhaps a more girly approach. There were a lot of dresses and skirts, each featuring lace accents or pastel colors. Apparently it's French-inspired.
I had to go shopping for some dresses in order to enter some of the churches we were required to go to for our class. All the churches have a rule that you can't wear anything that goes above the knees. Because I brought a ton of shorts with me, I needed a longer dress that would let me in the churches but keep me from dying of the heat!
I love this yellow dress and got so many compliments on it! It did seem to run a little big size-wise, but the neon yellow belt helped it retain some shape. In Rome, I paired it up with a small white sweater and sandals to make it fancy enough for all of the churches. Here in the U.S., though, I've been pairing it with my jean jacket, simple sneakers or TOMS and a tote to make it a little less formal.
This was by far my favorite purchase of the trip! I LOVE this lace skirt (and somehow made it into the churches while wearing it, even though it doesn't quite make it to the knees!) The store recommended you wearing it with the red satin shirt pictured, but instead I wore it with layered pink and white Gap tanks. I also wore it with my trusty white sandals, a pearl barrette and a St. Cecilia necklace I bought at the Vatican.
If you love the French design aesthetic and are going to Europe anytime soon, definitely check Promod out! I highly recommend it.