Happy Monday and I hope all of you had a wonderful weekend! We usually reserve Friday and Saturday nights for dining out, and this weekend was filled with some especially delicious food. On Friday night, at the suggestion of some local friends, we drove about a half hour south to the town of Ariccia to try their local specialty: pork. From porchetta (roasted tenderloin), to proscuitto, jerky, sausage, and more cured styles, this is a pork-lover’s paradise, and despite the fact that every restaurant in this area serves the same dishes, somehow they all manage to stay busy! I’m not a huge fan of pork, but I did try most of the meats, and I have to say they were surprisingly tasty. We ate in traditional Italian fashion, sharing all the dishes, and between the wine, aperitivo, pasta, and dessert, it was nearly a four hour affair! On Saturday, we had dinner at our favorite Sicilian restaurant, which had just reopened after their Ferragosto holiday. I wore this all-black look when we went out on Saturday, but if you’re also interested in what I wore to dinner in Ariccia, you can see it here on my Instagram account!You can never have too many LBDs in your wardrobe, and I’ve slowly been adding more and more to my closet. A black dress is always chic no matter the season, and this sleeveless high-low hem style from HOSS Intropia was perfect for a warm night dining al fresco.
Another reason to love LBDs: a solid black palette allows for statement accessories like this oversized leopard print clutch to really stand out.Loose but not too boxy, the silhouette of this dress manages to be simultaneously elegant and comfortable.
Suede platform sandals and my favorite finishing touch for any black dress–a classic red lip–complete the look.
- Dress (HOSS Intropia; also similar)
- Sunglasses (Chanel)
- Earrings (Premier Designs; also love these)
- Sandals (Prada–similar; budget-friendly pair)
- Clutch (Vince Camuto–old; also love this leopard style)
- Lip (Estée Lauder ‘Envious’)