Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Steet style


Today is the 15th of August which is a national holiday here.
I  celebrate it with a different post about street style on holiday.
Most of the ladies I took photos of are over 40 years old


This one is wearing a lace dress and has a scarf in her hair.
She is back from the supermarket, but doesn't  give up being stylish! 


( she is also on high, golden-coloured sandals )


A young lady with a gorgeous dress


Nice blue  dress with a big neckline  for a walk with husband


Mini dress for the beach


Elegant  neutral colour for cocktail time


I always like when ladies dress up! 


Who is my favourite? The lady above, very elegant while  chatting on the net!

Have a wonderful day ...

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

The most modern of my skirts


Hello darlings!  I am wearing today the most modern of my skirts


Away from the heat of the city I went to Liguria region. I took photos at a seaside resort called Bordighera.
Staying by the see is always a relief when it's too hot !


Here it is my super modern skirt . As you see it has a very loose waist closed by a rope
( please note my necklace. Greetje bought it for me in one of her visit to Turin. 
It's very summery and soooo chic! )

Iceberg 

A medium sized bag which I can carry on my shoulder and having my hands free

Apepazza


I found a happy medium between high heels and flat shoes 
Which is at the moment my style...


The top is knitted and comfortable. It is not visible in photos,  but it has a very accurate manifacture that looks like a lace. I couldn't resist to have it ( Falconeri )  even if iI I am not a fan of sleveeless top.
I decided to buy it after thinking for a while . 
At the end I am satisfied with the purchase. 


Bordighera is where I bought my skirt a couple of weeks ago
( nice shops here, with clothes a bit different from those I usually buy )


Summer is a good time for experimenting something different.
Not bad going out of comfort zone when you are on holiday, right?

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

St. Giulio


This post refers to the second day in Orta ( small city on Orta lake  )
 I was wearing a different t-shirt .


Even if my platform shoes were very comfortable , I had to buy a pair of flat sandals to be able to safely walk on pebblestones! 
( is what happens when you decide for a very lightweight luggage!!)


Then I was ready for a visit to the tiny island of San Giulio


A world of silence, where there is a monastery , a small restaurant  and


many narrow halleys where you could  see  the   shining water of the lake in the distance.


I was caught by the silent beauty of the island


where many indications invited visitors to be silent in respect of the place 
and the meditation that there took place .


The same day my husband helped a swallow


And finally we had dinner in the open air, at a typical little restaurant with tablecloths of different colours.

It has been  a very  special day. 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Orta


Where to spend a long summer weekend for a change? 


I decided to visit Orta lake 
( North West of Italy, less than a couple of hours by car from where I live )


I had never been there...


...and so I booked a room


In the lovely city of Orta ( of course! )


Then I had to choose what to wear there.
( difficult task when you don't want to carry a heavy  luggage! )


Mistaking the outfit  means feeling uncomfortable for the whole staying 
and having no alternative.


The most important part of the luggage (for a lady) regards the shoes...
Because the wrong choice can ruin the journey! 


At home I had  thought that a pair of platform sandals would have gone OK: not too high, very soft leather, 
nice with my long, cream-coloured skirt ( Liviana Conti  )


The place was charming!

( stay tuned if you want to know about my sandals...)

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

The choice


In a hot afternoon at home I enriched a pair of earrings I had, adding a small bell.


Now I can wear them either with or without it. 
Big choice! 
:-)


With this puzzle in mind, I was enjoying the ( very ) quiet living  in Airole, the village where my second home is.
 Even if when I am there I miss my beloved city of Turin, love wasting time and leave my mind go free


( please note my end-of-the-season purchase : the knitted skirt has a peculiar net print )


 In the village, the time goes by slowly and big news are not frequent, but this year  there is something different.
look at my back: you can see a cafe', don't you? 


It's in the main square of the village:  there I have a  nice view over the church, 
there is fresh wind coming from the halley and the owner is a very friendly person. 
Always ready to give a helping hand.
So far so good...


But in the same  ( tiny ) square they recently opened a second cafe': nice view over the fountain,  more comfortable chairs, very friendly owner here too.


You know, in a very small place all  commercial activities need to be supported 
Hence...



...Morning coffee here, afternoon cappuccino there,
luckily both cafes have a wifi connection!

P.s.
To be honest I have to precise that neither here nor there it works properly  !!!
( OK...I am on holidays )

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

My coffa bag


 I probably have already told you about my Sicilian origins.
As a consequence, sooner or later it had to happen that I desired a coffa.
I chose my favourite one on the Internet and very quickly got it at home! 


Do you know what a coffa is? 
Well, in origin it  was a natural fiber bag hand-knitted and made from palm leaves


In past times they used coffa bags on the traditional Sicilian cart to carry hay for the mule  
( offspring of a donkey and a horse )
 

Nowadays it is a luxury item richly decorated and embroidered .


One of the most famous brands is Tizzini, which makes gorgeous masterpieces 
with great care of every single detail ( and extraordinarily high prices!  )
 

Also duo Dolce & Gabbana paid  tribute to   Sicilian origins with a set of beautiful straw coffa bags


My coffa is made by an artisan of Catania and is covered with blue velvet both inside and out.
The artisan sewed three Caltagirone ceramics on the front part.
The bigger one reproduces the face of a Saracen man. 
( the Saracen pirates sacked  Sicilian cities )


Isn't it a beauty??? And it perfectly matches to the village where I spend my sunny afternoon...



No photos of me today, but I can tell you that I am feeling  a real ... Sicilian lady!!
:-)