As I write this from my gloomy Edinburgh hotel room (I’m up here for work for a few days), I can’t believe that it was only a few weekends ago that I relaxed with friends in the magical Italian region of Tuscany. I can still taste the local Tuscan Bean bread soup (my fave), the rich Pici pasta (that we hand made ourselves at cooking school) and the deliciously smooth taste of Chianti wine. Tuscany has always been on my radar as a must see in Europe and the natural beauty and kind hospitality exceeded all my expectations. Memories of soaking up the bursts of sunshine through the picturesque rolling hills of untouched vineyards and olive trees are providing a temporary escape from this very busy day/week/month…
Every year I treat myself to a new Summer dress that allows me to look forward to travelling under the hot European sun. You might remember last year’s one here from my time in Bologna. This year, I wanted a dress that was more flow-y (read: more room for over indulging), still breathable and one with a casual vibe which could still be dressed up. For me, white sun dresses signify long happy Summer days so when I came across this dress by Second Female (a Cophenhagen designer) in Anthropoloigie, I was instantly drawn to the white ombre, slightly hippie tie-dye look. I’m always wary of dresses getting dirty so the darker bottom of the dress was perfect.
Dresses like these can sometimes look like a sack on so a little trick is to try it on with a belt (this can sometimes be a cheaper alternative than shortening a dress) to create a waistline and add a bit of colour/personality. Come the chillier evenings, a fitted leather jacket and ankle boots will instantly provide you with a more edgy look.
- (on sale now!)
- Old Kurt Geiger flat sandals (similar )
- Old Dune belt (similar )
- Borrowed Day Birger et Mikkelsen Leather jacket (new season )
Photos by and Me
I have so many more images of Tuscany to share with you so look out for Pt. 2 of my Tuscan sun post coming soon … xoxo