Wind Blown in Montefalco

Montefalco, Umbria

Dressed like this, today Mr. N and I are going to a wedding! These pictures are taken in June from a small town in Montefalco that happens to be one of our favourite in Umbria. I’m literally obsessed with this floral suede robe that suits the blue dress to the tee and I love the way this outfit moves with the wind. The oversized sleeves and forest green lining are everything and match perfectly with these mixed blues. I also like the long-over-long overlapping as it elongates my posture, especially when wearing heels. In Italy, I used a fair amount of different robes/kimonos in the evenings as they are light and suit almost anything adding a little something extra to the style.

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Strolling down Rue Cler

Paris, France

As the buckles from my ankle boots jingle from every step, my silky turquoise floral robe flaps behind as a gush of wind hits my face as we stroll down the street of Rue Cler. One morning we decided to head here for breakfast as I scouted a little cute cafe (L’ Eclair) for us back from home. The terrace was filled with locals having their morning cigarette, black coffee and jammed toast and along the street workers were setting up their stalls for the market. After sipping on a pot of tea and eating some creamy scrambled eggs, baguette and croissants, for dessert we treated ourselves to some just-baked caramel eclairs that flaked from the crust and melted beautifully in the middle. It was so good, a little salty and creamy in the vanilla fudge and airy and light on the outside. We walked along the morning market visited all the little shops from cheese and delicacy shops to little boutiques. My friend bought a pair of sunglasses and I couldn’t walk past the flower shops. If you are looking for some picnic goodies, I would say come here for a good selection of fresh berries, cheeses, meats, baguette, pastries and wine. We walked past a peonie-filled flower shop and typically I couldn’t resist myself from buying a pink bouquet that not only matched quite nicely with my red lips but made my clich√© Parisan moment just perfect.

 

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Kimono & Red lips

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Rapallo, Italy

Looking back at these photos, I still remember the feeling of that moment. It was a calm beautiful evening, my legs were slightly swore (in a good way) from all the walking Mr. N and I did during the day time.  I had just had a shower and was getting ready for dinner later that evening. It was still warm on our terrace, the sun was slowly setting and the tiles underneath my feet were refreshingly chilly. I had just dashed on some red lips, opened my bun into messy waves and wrapped myself in an embroidered  kimono. Mr. N was already on the terrace opening a bottle of wine and setting up a plate of antipasti for us that had parma ham, ricotta, olives and stuffed pepperoncini. It was so relaxing overlooking the palm trees, the ocean and the hassle of the city as the sun set.

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White lace Kimono

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‘Feminine white kimono on a Friday evening’

Is everyone on board with the kimono craze? Not only is it THE item this summer, but it really is so versatile and a perfect addition to your wardrobe. They come in all shapes, lengths and prints, one for sure will complement your style! I especially love the bohemian prints and lace kimonos. This less dramatic kimono has a romantic feeling to it giving a delicate ethereal quality to any look. It is light weight and feminine making it perfect for the beach or just lounging around the house. You can also dress up the kimono and take it for a stroll in a summer evening with some silk or denim shorts and a loose boho tee. Today, I’m wearing all white otherwise to keep my look streamlined and simple to avoid a costumey over the top look! Have a wonderful weekend!