The Italian Style Diaries | San Miniato

Tuesday, 8 October 2019


Silk is definitely my favourite material to wear, and I’ve been adding more and more pieces in the fabric to my wardrobe.

There are so many things to love about it – its beautifully lightweight, soft against the skin, hypoallergenic and it helps to regulate body temperature – meaning it keeps you cool on a hot day, and warm on a chilly one.

Although delicate, silk is surprisingly hardwearing and retains its beauty for years –which is why so many legacy and heirloom pieces are passed down for generations.

There’s something timelessly chic about it too – and it’s a beautiful fabric for the transitions between seasons. Plus, it looks and feels perfectly luxurious.

So silk was high on the agenda for my travels to Italy, and as well as a beautiful patterned sundress from Twenty8Twelve, I had also packed this pale pink number, which was perfect for strolling around San Miniato on market day.








Pale pink silk ruffled hem dress | Nobody’s Child
‘Fenthorpe’ tan and leopard sandals  | Joules
Quartz bullet pendant | KissTheFuture @ Etsy
‘Snapshot’ bag in French Grey | Marc Jacobs
'Daydream' sunglasses | Quay Australia 




Pink isn’t a colour that I wear often, but when I do, I kind of love it. Soft and flattering, paler shades glow against a tan, especially in such a luminous fabric. This dress is super girly, with its drop hem detail, ruffles and tie back, but it feels like the sort of classic which never goes out of style.

It’s the first purchase I’ve made from Nobody’s Child, whose clothes I’ve often admired lighting up my Insta feed.

As the dress has a high, square-cut neckline, a long pendant balanced out the silhouette. My crystal bullet pendant is one that I wear all the time. I’m not sure if I buy into the mystic hype around crystals which is so popular right now -  I grew up carrying rose quartz everywhere as my mum is an unashamed hippy who’s long been into the ‘power’ of crystals, so its nothing new to me and I’m fairly sceptical of any healing properties.

I do love the look of natural crystals though, so I still have them around my house and in my accessories – definitely for aesthetic reasons, but if they are doing anything spiritual that’s fine by me as well!

My ‘Snapshot’ bag has quickly become a new favourite and suits my needs perfectly, as I don’t like to carry a lot of things around with me. The sleek, bold design contrasted nicely with the girliness of the dress.

A pair of simple flat sandals with a splash of leopard and I was good to go.

And didn't the kids look fab as well?

We all matched in pink tones - Romilly in a blush floral romper suit I picked up in my last Primark haul, and Theodore in a pink polo shirt from Zara Kids, sand coloured shorts from Jojo Maman Bebe, his Panama hat from H&M and a pair of kids Havaianas.

The family that dresses together stays together! 

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