Dress For The Occasion - A Chic Italian Getaway

Today's outfit of the day was inspired by the marvelously illustrated vintage poster by Mario Borgoni showcasing the beauty of the Amalfi Coast. I naturally gravitated towards the color scheme that the artist used to create his illustration and I wanted to use the same hues to create a wonderful outfit that would capture the essence of his work. Luckily the past few fashion seasons provided me with a lot to work with, especially from the designers Dolce & Gabbana. They have always celebrated their Italian heritage through their work and in the last few fashion cycles they have paid particular attention to Italian folklore and iconography which worked perfectly for what I was trying to create today. I ended up using one of their skirts as the starting point and added an off the shoulder tomato red top and handbag to complement it. A sophisticated pair of ankle-tie heels and jeweled cat eye sunglasses finished off the look. 

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Karen Millen Off The Shoulder Top (Buy Here) 
Dolce & Gabbana Doll Print Midi Skirt (Buy Here) 
Miu Miu Catwalk Jeweled Cat Eye Sunglasses (Buy Here) 
M&CO Bar Trim Tote Bag (Buy Here) 
Clarita Heel Sandal (Buy Here) 

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  1. I absolutely love that you pull your inspiration for creating outfits from artwork, not many would think to do, but it goes to show that inspiration can be found everywhere when we look intently and fashion can also be a work of art. That said, I think you've nailed your inspiration here! I love the entire outfit and how the skirt is the major statement, which reflects the mood and scenery of the piece. Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a wonderful week ahead!



    1. Thank you Jalisa! For me art and fashion have such a connection. I see a painting and my mind automatically starts to try to see how I can translate the essence of the work into fashion. I guess because both fashion and art are my first loves and I discovered them at the same time.

  2. I can 100% see this outfit fitting into this poster! I also LOVE the image at the top of your blog. So summery!

    xx Pia

    1. Thank you so much Pia. I tried to interpret his work in a respectful way.

  3. LOVE this look!!!!!!!


  4. I can totally see myself in this outfit.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

  5. I absolutely love the skirt!! Its so unique and classy! <3 And those Miu Miu sunnies are everything! <3 Thanks for sharing and have a great week ahead!! :)

    1. The skirt is most definitely an eye catcher and it makes a beautiful statement. I adore the Miu Miu sunnies too. I liked the retro glam vibe they exuded.

  6. I love this kind of unusual dresses! :)

    Kathy's Delight

    1. I love unique pieces too, like this top and skirt.

  7. The dress looks gorgeous! I want and need it :D

    Pink Frenzy

    1. It is actually a top and skirt, but I totally agree with you I want both items in my closet.

  8. Awesome selection!
    Have a nice day!
    Gil Zetbase

  9. I agree with Jalisa, I love how you get your inspiration and bring it towards fashion. That pair of heels is stunning and love the bag too, LaToya!

    1. I really appreciate that Shireen! I love the bag and heels too. They are the type of classic pieces that can be worn for decades and never go out of style.


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