Wednesday, 3 August 2016


The sight of the sun setting over the Tyrrhenian Sea in Tropea is so beautiful, particularly when clear enough to spot Stromboli on the horizon.  We are always looking for the optical phenomenon known as  the green flash and although I have seen it once, we were not so lucky this time.  But none the less the sight is truly wonderful and almost biblical I think.  

In the picture below you can spy Stromboli on the horizon to the left. Sometimes, as it is still an active volcano, you can see little puffs of smoke rising from its' crater.

And the evening light casts a really warm glow over the streets of Tropea, accenting the colour of the walls of the ancient buildings.  

It is a flattering light for humans as well I think, bringing a warm glow to even the lightest of tans.  And as someone who does not sunbathe that is no bad thing.  In the pictures here I am wearing a top purchased from River Island last year with black Armani jeans, open toe wedge espadrilles from M & S and a white camisole, also from M & S.  A really comfortable outfit with the slits in the side of the top bringing a fluidity to the tunic that is welcome in the evening heat.

Oh, and here is that Zara printed tunic again, which I really cannot get enough of.  It is so easy to style and I have the same Armani jeans and  M and S shoes on here but with a black camisole underneath.  It makes an elegant evening outfit I think.  Don't forget this tunic is still available in the sale at only £15.99 and also makes a great beach cover up.  I think you need to be of a reasonable height to wear it though as it is so long at the back.

And the added accessory is Polly my brother-in-laws little dog.  In Italian she is called Cipolla which is Italian for Onion.

The outfit below is one of my favourites. The silk panel sleeveless top is from COS - some of the colours are in the sale - jeans from 7 from all Mankind and the shoes are from Dune and featured in our earlier shoes post.  

I have teamed it with a coral bracelet that was purchased in Tropea on an earlier visit and a necklace from Covet which has a stone that reflects the coral tones of the cuff. The sunglasses are Chloe and were purchased in Tropea last year from Ottica Sole Mare who have the most amazing selection of designer sunglasses and frames.

I love the jersey drop back of the COS top, a feature on a lot of their designs, and the high split on the sides just adds an extra dimension to the simple design and cut.



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  2. Beautiful photos and some great outfit inspiration. I particularly like the River Island floaty white top!
    Julia x

  3. Thank you @ondina and @thevelvetrunway love Tropea - so lucky to have family there!


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