Sunday, 15 April 2018

WHITE LACE DRESS I BOUGHT IN SORRENTO

Hello dear friends,
Now that I have finally finished my long story about our latest holiday (the first post begins here), I can go back to writing about clothes and would like to start by showing you what I bought on that trip.
WHITE LACE DRESS I BOUGHT IN SORRENTO
My first item was purchased during our exploration of the Old Medina of Marrakesh (you can read more about this amazing place here) where I spotted a stall selling criss-cross slides of many colours and sizes.  After trying a couple of pairs in darker colours, I settled on a pair of whites.  Knowing in advance that bargaining in the souk is a must, my husband locked horns with the vendor until he relented and agreed to sell the sandals for a fraction of what I would be paying for them back in OZ.
On our way to next destination, ie Sorrento, I was fantasising about the clothes and shoes that I would be able to buy there.  I had heard, seen and read so many beautiful things about the Amalfi Coast and its la dolce vita that I could almost picture myself all dressed up in fashionable linen and elegant looking shoes sauntering along the promenade overlooking the Bay of Naples.
WHITE LACE DRESS I BOUGHT IN SORRENTO
Sadly, my fantasies went unfulfilled, in terms of fashion, that is, as I found the  majority of shops were targeting tourists and their stock was rather old fashioned, cheap-looking and totally uninspiring.  Having said that, I found this lovely lacy dress in Sorrento, in the shop called Antica Sartoria Positano.  
WHITE LACE DRESS I BOUGHT IN SORRENTO
When we walked pass its windows on our first night in Sorrento, my initial reaction was:"It's too much lace and embroidery, it is not my style at all and I am not going inside to try on these boho looking clothes" but by the third day I'd changed my mind and stepped inside.  I instantly felt overwhelmed by rack upon rack of similar looking white dresses but the shop assistants were extremely helpful and friendly and helped me to choose a dress which I really liked.
Although, I've seen this how this type of dress was typically worn over a swimming costume when you are at the beach, the intricate decorative beading gives it a sense of a day dress and I feel quite happy to be seen wearing it around town.  I just replaced  a swimming costume with a black colour slip for some contrast.
WHITE LACE DRESS I BOUGHT IN SORRENTO
As for the ring, it was bought on the same trip but later on when we were in Havana from a stall at a small market in Obispo Street, one of the most famous and well travelled streets in Havana.
They are made out of soft metal painted by a pleasant young female artist.  She was selling them so cheaply that I bought about 10 of them in order to give them to my friends and relatives in OZ upon our return.
WHITE LACE DRESS I BOUGHT IN SORRENTO
You have seen my Coach handbag here and here, the reason I chose it is because of its punchy turquoise colour which attracts the eye and brightens up the outfit.
WHITE LACE DRESS I BOUGHT IN SORRENTO

THE INTRICATE DECORATIVE BEADING GIVES IT A SENSE OF A DAY DRESS AND I FEEL QUITE HAPPY TO BE SEEN WEARING IT AROUND TOWN

WHITE LACE DRESS I BOUGHT IN SORRENTO

Love
Anna
xoxo