Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Day 220: Full Time Fabulouso

Today I have created a look round the theme of inspiration as part of Full Time Fabulous. This month the theme is open as long as it is a visual representation of what inspires. There is so much that does inspire me, that rather than describe everything from family, friends, celebrities, women in the street, magazines, books, film, art, music, architecture, nature, weather, landscapes, the sea, travel and other bloggers.... need I go on, I decided to focus on one thing.

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.


    1. Well, if you hadn't sourced the items in today's ensemble I would have said that you looked Italian.

    2. This was a gorgeous post! So much inspiration. Ever since I was very little I adored Italy, though I've never had the chance to visit. I especially love the colors in Tuscany, so rustic and earthy and warm!

    3. I'm sure Italy is a wonderful place as I've always heard such fascinating things about it. In fact, two men from Italy came into my store the other day and they were just the sweetest! I love the outfit you put together and especially like the Oscar de la Renta scarf!