I’m so excited to share with you my Designer Crush for June! Dolce & Gabbana has been a stand out designer for me over the years. I’ve always been attracted to the bright colors, bold prints, & extravagant accessories. This look has been my most fun to put together to date. With D&G, more is always more!
In this post, you’ll see D&G photos I’m totally inspired by, get details on my look, learn how you can create your own D&G look, & shop some super affordable D&G inspired pieces! Just keep scrolling…
My Dolce & Gabbana look is all about mixing prints, textures, & most of all COLOR! These are things D&G definitely does not shy away from & neither should you. The idea for this look first came from this dress I found at Goodwill last summer. It immediately reminded me of D&G resort wear & I knew I had to create a look with it. (similar dresses here & here) To add a bit of drama to this outfit, I layered this sheer pussy bow top underneath (also worn here & here). Then it was time for a bit of print mixing, so I added my zebra shoes to contrast with the floral dress. Sticking to the animal theme, I knew this blush bag would be perfect for this look because of the gold chain strap & the lion head clasp.
Wearing a Dolce & Gabbana inspired look is all about confidence. It’s about how you wear the bold colors & prints & jewels with pride. Let me tell you, people will stare, but I’m saying let them stare! D&G, just like F&F, is all about fearless fashion. Dare them to stare. Rock your look. Be creative & be bold! Remember, more is MORE!
First of all, I’m back & I’m a married lady now! Whoohoo! I have so many wonderful things to say & discuss about the wedding & the planning, etc, but before I get into all of that, let’s talk about our honeymoon! #OurItalianAdventure started in Napoli with a quick visit to Capri, then we finished up in Positano.
L e t ‘ s S t a r t I n N a p o l i !
This city holds such a dear place in my heart. The incredible architecture along with meeting some of the warmest people I know, makes this place hard to forget.
We stayed in the perfect location in the sweetest little Airbnb on the forth & top floor of a graffiti covered building. (But that was normal…I’ve never seen so much graffiti my life!) Booking a place early was key for us to find the right place for the right amount of money. We booked our place about 6 months in advance & spent time reading reviews & looking things up on maps to make sure where we were staying would be in a good location, but just outside of tourist central. It was just dreamy.
The colors. Everywhere you look, you see a different color. This city has so much texture (Ben says that he loves the architexture.), so much life, & so much amazing food.
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Oh, I’ve decided our home needs like 20x the amount of plants! Why is something like this so normal in Napoli, but so new in the States? We need to make things like this our new normal. Who’s with me?!
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On our first full day in Italy, we actually took a ferry to Capri! I have a whole post on that day coming soon.
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But on our first full day in Napoli, we had a traditional cooking class. It was such an amazing experience! We met with our instructors, Lucia & Francesca, who took us to their home where we made bruschetta with fresh mozzarella (Did you know that fresh mozzarella sits at room temperature in a milky water? I didn’t! This stuff was FRESH!), gnocchi in a homemade tomato sauce, & ravioli. Each dish was prepared separately & served with a local wine. We noticed that each plate prepared had very few ingredients. They kept things simple, but used the freshest ingredients. It was delicious, & the post-pasta coma was REAL.
This was one of our very favorite parts of our trip because not only did we make incredible food with recipes we now get to take home & make forever, but we got to spend the afternoon with real Naples natives who spoke English & learned so much about the city & it’s culture. We had such a good experience, that now we want to start taking cooking classes everywhere we visit! Such a fun way to learn. If you are interested in taking the same class we did (highly recommend you do if you find yourself in Napoli!), you can find all of the info here.
(FYI – We got to our cooking class by taxi, but Lucia encouraged us to take the train back which was so easy & very inexpensive. We walked almost everywhere, but we never took a taxi in the city for the rest of our trip.)
We spent the rest of the afternoon sipping on cappuccinos at our favorite coffee shop, House Café, & walking around our little neighborhood. One of our particular favorites was walking through the street markets where you could find everything from pajamas & baby clothes to the fresh fish of the day. It was a little bit like sensory overload, but an incredible sight to see.
We spent our last evening in Napoli at the amazing Castel Sant’Elmo. This fortress sits on top of a hill that overlooks all of Napoli. The view was absolutely breathtaking. Seeing the city we had been exploring for the past few days from that vantage point was just the icing on the cake. We loved seeing all of the wonderful colors & buildings & homes from up there along with the best view of the coast. What a sight!
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This was our last morning in Napoli, so naturally, we went back to House Café for our final cappuccino there & to say goodbye to the owner & workers there with whom we had become friends. We then decided that we could not leave without getting some gelato, which wasn’t too hard to find! I got fresh lemon & strawberry & it was divine.