Thursday, July 31, 2014

On the Street…..Via Indipendenza, Bologna


It’s refreshing to see a summer dress paired with a lightly-colored chukka boot instead of the super heavy looking and pretty cliché Doc Martens.



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  1. Little Miss Katy

    July 31, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Love this. The crushed fabric of the dress is so light and relaxed, and I love the colours.

    Such a dreamy look!

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle & Fashion

  2. Gap

    July 31, 2014 at 10:00 am

    So refreshing…but a little hot, or not??
    XOX, Gap.

  3. CC

    July 31, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Great “scrolldown” on this photo, totally didn’t expect these shoes with this dress. What a great shot!

  4. comme fraiche

    July 31, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I would like the chukkas more with laces other than brown

  5. keli

    July 31, 2014 at 10:38 am

    Very pretty ,she just looks happy and comfy :)

  6. Maggie

    July 31, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Sleek & chic! Lovely! x

  7. Haggie

    July 31, 2014 at 11:16 am

    She is ROCKIN’ those chukkas.

  8. Eva

    July 31, 2014 at 11:38 am

    What a beautiful dreamy picture and love the desert boots with the romantic dress

  9. Noemi

    July 31, 2014 at 11:38 am

    You’re so right about Dr Martens, they’re so heavy and I’ve never understood why some girls wear them in summer, most of all with frocks.

    • Martine

      August 3, 2014 at 11:56 am

      Docs are very comfortable to walk in, surprisingly. And I think they look good to toughen up a too precious dress. But the desert boots are great too. I don’t think it would have looked bad with Docs though.

      • Guest

        August 7, 2014 at 7:41 pm

        Agree 100% Martine
        Also, gotta wear Docs to know the feel, the ultimate in workman’s comfort.

  10. Ulica

    July 31, 2014 at 11:38 am

    The colours are so beautiful!!!

  11. kelsey

    July 31, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    that’s such a gorgeous dress!

  12. Sevan

    July 31, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    What I like most in this picture is the blending of soft tones from the young lady’s with the background : pale greys, blues, pink and the blur on the left. Brillant.

  13. me

    July 31, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I don’t know, I’ve never liked the “boots with summer dress” look. Don’t your feet get hot? I much prefer sandals.

  14. carol

    July 31, 2014 at 2:17 pm

  15. Denisa

    July 31, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    I like her outfit. xa

  16. Susan

    July 31, 2014 at 3:14 pm

    Pairing boots – of any kind – with a diaphanous dress seems like an odd choice. Not terribly attractive.

  17. cf.

    July 31, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Chic shoe&lace combination

  18. Ro Moreira

    July 31, 2014 at 6:27 pm

  19. Charlotte G.

    July 31, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    SHOTS FIRED! *pew pew pew*

  20. B

    July 31, 2014 at 9:42 pm

    She is a beautiful woman and her choice of muted colors is Devine!

  21. Zyx

    July 31, 2014 at 10:41 pm

    There’s a line in a novel by Ellen Gilchrist about women who dress like nobody owns them, except themselves. (I’m paraphrasing, but the meaning is right.) That’s how this young woman looks to me. And the colors are wonderful.

  22. Robin

    July 31, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Good word, Diaphanous. Love her look.

  23. Kelsey Bang

    July 31, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    I would have never thought to wear chukkas with a dress like that. Thank you for the inspiration!

  24. Mar B.

    July 31, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    Wistful smile…

  25. Zee

    August 1, 2014 at 12:48 am

    I just loooove this photo, colours, eclectic matching these pieces of clothes… Sheer beauty!

  26. une chatte grise

    August 1, 2014 at 1:38 am

    I like the look too, but must completely (though respectfully) disagree with the caption. Docs are never a cliche. Unfortunately trendy at the moment, perhaps, but they’re classic, not a cliche. And floaty dresses are always better with boots–in most cases, the heavier the boots, the better the look! (I’d happily pair that dress with a pair of Carolina engineer harness boots…)

  27. Rebecca

    August 1, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Wonderful palette and great look. I could personally never wear anything but sandals in a Bologna summer but this girl looks great. She knows what suits her and she doesn’t over-think it.

  28. justray

    August 1, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Love her simple style! It’s casual not contrived.

  29. Kirsten Honeyman

    August 1, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    A lovely young woman who would look fabulous wearing a gunny sack — but the cool outfit is nice icing on the cake!

  30. officina del poggio

    August 1, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    The Sartorialist in Bologna without any announcement?? Lovely picture with the soft pastels against the colors of beautiful Bologna. Come back to visit us soon!

  31. Bojan

    August 2, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    She looks wonderful! Very elegant!

  32. Melissa

    August 3, 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I want to live in this! Simple and pretty and practical. Perfect.

  33. robert c harvey

    August 3, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    my wife and i love bologna! Every italian we met said go to bologna for the best italian food! they were right ! And no tourists come here! Don’t tell anyone about bologna,parma, and modena! Shhh..

  34. Peter D. Freeman

    August 4, 2014 at 1:16 pm

    Aphrodite (or, since it is Italy, Venus. Lovely.

  35. CBC

    August 4, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    soft and sexy

  36. maria

    August 5, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Those schoes are as normal and old-school as the Docs. Just more of the same. In Holland we see them more than the DocMartens. Just the last years they started making them for women. Clarcks makes them in shocking pink ;-)

  37. Triinu

    August 5, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Amazing summer outfit!

  38. Bee

    August 6, 2014 at 5:08 am

    DEVASTATED re: Doc Marten comment. My 15-pairs-strong collection was inspired by an 14 years of unrequited love and a photo on this website…..

  39. Adam

    August 7, 2014 at 10:05 am

    When I scrolled down I was actually suprised to see her wearing shoes… I half expected her to be standing in a sea shell like Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. Kowabunga! She’s a hottie.

  40. Clark Kennedy

    August 13, 2014 at 1:54 am

    This look is very fitting on her. She wears this outfit very well, especially the colors. They play nicely off of her skin and surprisingly – even the the weather! : ) Great photography work too. (Thumbs Up!)

  41. Shonie

    August 14, 2014 at 9:58 am

    Really clean cute look!! Boots are the highlight of the look.

  42. Narayanankutty menon

    September 18, 2014 at 2:35 am

    Simple and refreshing…..

  43. Elisa

    January 27, 2016 at 9:20 am

    I walk on this street so many times when I was living in Bologna. There are beautiful shops and good spot in which to have a good italian aperitif. If you walk across the street you will arrive in Piazza Maggiore and then you can see Biblioteca Sala Borsa and the magnificent San Petronio’s Church. Enjoy Bologna, beautiful city :)

  44. Ron

    November 19, 2017 at 9:19 am

    “If love can e’er a loving one inspire,
    Most lovingly it gave me now its fire…”

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