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...)

30 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic over there! And your black&White outfit is so elegant and stylish!

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    1. I loved the place and spent pleasant days there!

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  2. What an enjoyable trip, Dan!!
    And I agree that the shoes make all the difference. But there have been times that I've had to buy new shoes because what I brought didn't work---I didn't consider that a bad thing. But I never heard the end of it, from my hubby...ha ha!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Choosing the right pair of shoes for a holiday seems to be a very hard task for women ... (and very hard for men to be understood !!)

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  3. Of course you manage to look fantastic while I looked "traditional" in my cream skirt with ballerinas and colourful shirt. How do you do it? Lovely outfit with your special bag.
    Orta... I know Orta. I have spent a holiday there with Ron a couple of years ago. A friend of ours rents out his holiday home in Orta. Right on the lake. Pretty town, pretty area.
    Greetje

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    1. It looks like a simple outfit but at a closer sight the skirt shows several cuts in the fabric which probably give a modern look, besides it is very long and that is why it is OK with flat shoes. Sometimes little details make a big difference...

      (Liviana Conti is one of my favourite brands)


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  4. Orta looks stunning! I love to see these places in Italy that are unknown to me. Your outfit is classic and elegant and your sandals are fabulous...I'm wondering if you've customized them yourself? I'm just deciding what to wear to travel to France...the weather is unsettled so I think it will be layers.

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    1. My sandals have some white flowers on a side...probably the reason why I decided to buy them...

      Layers is always the best decision when the weather is unsettled !
      I loved the small city of Orta. I surely will visit it again in the future...

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  5. I'd never heard of Orta, but what a stunning place! Just like Fiona, I'm wondering if perhaps you customized the sandals? Either way, they are looking great, and comfortable too. I definitely think you chose the right outfit for your trip! xxx

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    1. I often customize my stuff, but I didn't in this case...my sandals were born with those flowers on!

      Orta is a small lake next to the more famous and bigger Maggiore lake and Orta is also the name of a nice small city on the shores of the lake...

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  6. Orta looks such a lovely spot for a long weekend break. You , of course look very chic for your travels, great skirt and your sandals look both stylish and comfortable and not forgetting your special bag.

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    1. Orta is a small city nevertheless there are interesting turistic attractions that are worth visiting. I enjoyed my staying and the weather was super!

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  7. Another great location, Dan, you are spoilt for choice in Italy. I'm a loyal fan of black and beige, elegant simplicity. You look lovely and I loved your choice of shoes. Mary x.

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    1. You never go wrong with black and beige, Mary! It's one of the few things I firmly believe In! :-)

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  8. Orta looks lovely - like a great place to relax and recharge. I love your cream-colored skirt and black top. Pretty sandals, too!

    I packed a very successful travel wardrobe last summer for our 3.5-week trip to Germany. But this year, when we went the beach for a week, I did a terrible job packing and was uncomfortable/not happy with what I was wearing most of time. Not good...

    Andrea
    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

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    1. The same happens to me now and then...not good at all!! :-(

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  9. Beautiful, beautiful photos and yes I DO want to know about your sandals!

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    1. Hi Juliet, I have been trying to comment on your blog more than once but I didn't succeded...if you can help, please let me know!

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  10. What a beautiful place Dan! I can only dream of traveling there someday. In the meantime, I enjoy looking at your lovely photos. Your outfit has a simple elegance look. I need those sandals for my outfit, I am wearing a daisy crown, my favourite flower!

    ❤️carmen

    https://fashionableover50.wordpress.com/2017/07/23/a-crown-of-daisies/

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    1. Yes, it is a delightful place...hope you will plan to come to Italy one day!

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  11. What a beautiful place, I've only been to one Italian lake, Como, and it was stunning. Looking beautiful in this lovely city, love your whole outfit - especially your sandals. x Jacqui
    www.mummabstylish.com

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    1. It can sound funny but ... I have never been to Como lake yet!! I should plan a long weekend there...

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  12. I want to be there! It looks so lovely Dan. As do you in this elegant outfit. Love the sandals and as you already know I'm envious of your bag collection xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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    1. Orta is a charming little city with a pretty view over the lake.

      As I am a fan of bags, I have the most complete collection of them ... (almost)every shape and colour!!

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  13. Always fun to go somewhere new! I see you have that lovely bag with you as well. Deciding what to take can be complicated at times, can't it? I love those sandals, I hope they were as comfortable as they look.

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    1. Packing up correctly is essential when you travel lightweight, but quite complicated for me!
      Those sandals were comfortable nevertheless a little problem arised with them...you will know about it next week...

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  14. Thank you for sharing beautiful place, Dan!
    I really love the scenery.
    Your outfit for travel is so chic with gorgeous bag and wonderful shoes!!
    My luggage is always heavy, so I will try like you next time :)

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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    1. I took the habit of packing up lightweight because I preferred having my luggage with me on board a plane.
      Besides, I find it very annoying unpack my luggage when I go back!!

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  15. You look so classy. Love the bag!

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  16. Hello Dan,
    I thought I commented on this last night... but in any event I love the outfit, the white on white and later the the black with white. I adore, crazy love , that bag. Yes, I will stayed tuned about the sandals!
    Gorgeous photos!
    Xx, Elle
    http://www.theellediaries.com/blog/

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