Whilst I am a proud Scot, in looking round my home there is no denying the influence of another country and that is Italy. I have spent a fair bit of time in Italy and in particular Florence and I love everything about it, the culture, the food, the people, the style, the fashion the weather, the scenery.....
Today I have created a look influenced by Italian style and here is how it is represented throughout my home.
Water colours of Florence
Photograph of the Ponte Vecchio and The Three Graces
Details of Boticelli's Birth of Venus
Florentine skyline and my doorbell
Olives, pasta and olive oil Florentine images
Paul Gauguin reproduction in oils by an Italian artist, commissioned, purchased and framed in Italy, on one of my trips, and shipped back to Scotland.
- Black cami: Tu @Sainsbury
- Yellow top: Gap
- Black cardi: Marks and Spencer
- Black skinnies: Marks and Spencer
- Wedges: Clarks
- Scarf: Oscar de la Renta
- Oversize sunnies: Marks and Spencer
I have made every effort to try to create the look but I wish I naturally had the effortless chic that Italian women posses. I normally refer to this top as mustard but for today's purposes it is ochre or Tuscan yellow. Whilst the silk scarf is Oscar de la Renta (who is originally from the Dominican Republic, don't you know) the pattern is most definitely reminiscent of Italian designer style. And the sunglasses need no explanation.