the last days of spring. Cool nights, daytime highs from 19C right up to 29C
Expected activities: walking n' talking, tonnes of window shopping and a smattering of real shopping, tea-ing, consuming pre-dinner sparkling, and tapas-ing. One visit to the theatre; A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum
Colour scheme: calm and peaceful coffee and cream, with rich 'n spicy sunset hues. Accents of black, and just one cool splash of the palest blue
What I packed: (click on each garment name to link to its original construction post)
(left to right; top to bottom)
Guy Laroche bronze silk dupion evening dress with champagne satin petticoat worn underneath(not seen)
pale gold handbag
black thongs/sandals, Misano
black flats, Enrico Antinorihigh-heeled, black suede wedges, Misano
Not pictured, but I also took assorted underwear, pyjamas and my red Havaianas to wear when going to the sauna and spa.
Well I packed in a hurry and forgot my wide black emu-leather belt (pictured belting the pale blue tunic top here), which was to be an essential visual component of the two outfits with the black shirt and the pale blue top, doh!!... That was pretty darn annoying... so I felt I looked less pulled together on each of those days than I wanted. Mum and Cassie assured me the outfits looked OK sans belt, but y'know when you have this image in your mind of exactly how you want to look and then it it is not to be, because of the absence of one flipping thing?? Apart from that...! Overall I was pretty pleased with the selection, it was both comfortable and workable; and I loved loved loved my colour scheme. It's very pleasing when your makes mix and match and turn out to complement each other in just the way you hoped.
I was particularly thrilled to be recognised by another lady while shopping in Tessuti's; thank you Yvonne for those lovely compliments about my "precision" in sewing; your kind words totally made my day :)
The outfits I chose for each of the five days are pictured below, and my pale gold bag co-ordinated with all my outfits for both the daytime and the evening.
Below at left, I wore my Guy Laroche dress every evening out to dinner; and at right, every night we baked in the sauna and tumbled into the pool... bliss!