Italian diaries part uno…

July 26, 2016

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I recently spent some time in beautiful Lake Como, nestled in the foothills of the Alps in northern Italy. Its picturesque and breathtaking scenery served as inspiration to a few of the looks that I wore on this trip. Today’s blog will talk about one of them. Read on…

This wrap dress from Alice + Olivia is comfortable enough to wear while exploring Bellagio, and still dressy enough to wear to a dinner at a lakeside villa. One of my favorite things about this print is that it’s so distinct….and if you’re one who likes to stand out from a crowd, a non-traditional print is the way to do it.

Pairing this look with a neutral shoe assures that my shoe choice doesn’t distract from the beauty of the dress. These Ralph Lauren wedges are effortless to wear and complement the easy breezy vibe that this flowy dress exudes.

I paired the dress with a beautiful vintage clutch. Its versatility and neutral color makes it appropriate for nearly any occasion.  Using accessories to highlight the print (like the turquoise ring and bright pink lip) create the illusion of enhancing colors in my outfit. Doing this also creates a more put-together look.

The white base of this dress is extremely flattering against a summer tan. If you have a fairer complexion, look for dresses and skirts in this same style, but with more saturated colors to brighten things up. Color can enhance your mood and make you feel great if utilized correctly. By wearing clothes with depth and movement, choosing the right colors, and investing in the right accessories, your summer wardrobe can transport you to an exotic vacation any time you want.

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What I wore:

Dress – Alice + Olivia

Shoes – Ralph Lauren

Ring – Alexis Bittar

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1 Comment

  • Reply Annette Carucci July 26, 2016 at 8:46 pm

    You are Beautiful! You look great with every outfit you wear. Beautiful figure like your Mom!

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