Monday, 21 April 2014

Italian Weekend Away & Outfit of The Day

This weekend I was lucky enough to fly out to Sorrento with three of my oldest school friends. I love the parts of Italy that I've seen before but I was especially taken in by the Sorrento area. It's a simply beautiful place to visit. We took a day trip to Pompeii, got a ferry over to the island of Capri and wondered the streets of old Sorrento taking in the sights and stopping every few hours for some fresh pasta, gelato or a glass of wine. Absolute bliss. 
While I was out there, New Look also challenged me to put together an outfit using some items from their new 'Tropical Surf' range... 


It was the perfect opportunity to embrace summer a little earlier than normal in the UK! As it was still quite chilly (Sorrento sits on the cliffs above the sea, so it's quite windy!) I decided to layer up a little acid wash denim dress with a tropical palm tree shirt. 
I'm not normally one for double denim, but I've been obsessed with this dark wash denim jacket since I got it last week, so I popped that on to fight off the breeze! Topped off with a bright necklace and some chunky heels (much better than stilettos on the Italian cobblestones!) all from New Look.
 
Visiting Pompeii





More Pompeii
One of many ancient Fiat 500's, inhabited by a very grumpy looking stray cat!
Tourist shops in the backstreets of Sorrento
The gorge in the centre of Sorrento
My favourite meal of the holiday
Old Sorrento
Capri Harbour
More food!
Lemons for sale in Pompeii
The incredible view of Mount Vesuvius from our balcony
I absolutely loved our weekend trip. Sadly we didn't get time to visit Amalfi or Positano, but I hope one day I'll get to go back and explore a little more!


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110 comments

  1. your outfit is gorgeous - I love the layering!

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  2. The outfit is adorable and what a magnificent view. Xo Candice

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  3. Oh. Sorrento looks lovely. I think I need to go there some time. And the denim jacket is beautiful and fits you really well! I am not a big fan of the shirt you wore under the dress, but it looked really good on you! xx

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  4. i love ur outfit.

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  5. Italy is such a beautiful country with incredible good food! I'm going to Italy this summer, can't wait! Love the jacket!
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  6. ohh my beautiful Italy *_* I have lots of good memories of visiting Capri when I was a child :) there is such a warm vibrant atmosphere there and you can see from the colours in your photos. I love the outfit, I think it suits you a lot Fleur!

    Ila

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  7. The view of Mount Vesuvius is incredible! So lucky that you got to check out Pompeii, its definitely on my list of this to do! Love your outfits!

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  8. Gorgeous pictures and although I don't like seafood, that meal looks SO good! :) xx

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  9. So nice ! I've been there too, it's a magical place .. You are bringing back memories !! :)
    Lovely pictures, lovely outfits too ..

    Thanks for this post Fleur :)

    xx from France

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  10. Italy is such a gorgeous country and the places you visited look amazing! I love the shirt you have styled from New Look. I'm glad you had such a lovely time.

    Hannah x
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  11. I recently came back from Italy too, it's such a nice place to break away from the UK! You should definitely do more travel posts ^.^

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  12. I adore Italy and i'm currently planning my next Italian break, the outfit was lovely and the food looked amazing love your photos! Jess xx

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  13. I went to Sorrento last month, it really is as beautiful as the pictures. Wish I could go back to see more!

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  14. What a beautiful city ! I want to visit Italy.

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  15. Your outfits are gorgeous! And Italy looks so stunning :)

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  16. Gorgeous pictures! It looks like it was a wonderful weekend :)

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  17. I stayed in Sorrento last year, it's so beautiful! Looks like you had a great time! x

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  18. This looks like an amazing trip. I've always wanted to visit Pompeii. X

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  19. Pompeii looks so gorgeous, I hope I get to visit there one day too :)

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  20. I dream to go to Italy one day!!
    That outfit is so unexpected, but you can pull it off! I love the little dress!!

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  21. Beautiful photos Fleur, You look stunning in that outfit!

    Kim x

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  22. That pasta and seafood dish looks incredible! I feel I need to add Sorrento to my travel list too.

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  23. I used to live in Italy but until this post I'd forgotten how pretty it is!

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  24. It looks amazing, can't wait for summer! And I really like your denim jacket :-)

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  25. I love this post! Such gorgeous pictures, it looks like you managed to fit a lot in over one weekend. I'm so jealous, feel like I need to start planning a trip to Italy now!

    Shel x
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  26. I'd love to go to Italy, the food and scenery look unbelievable and your outfit is gorgeous! xx
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  27. Beautiful pictures and outfit!

    kisses

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  28. That food looks so nice I bet it tasted amazing! My goodness that view is breathtaking too!

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    xx

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  29. Beauiful pictures, make me miss Italy. My father is from a town in the Napoli area, so I know how beautiful it is down there! Next time make sure to visit Napoli! And Salerno is also quite nice :) And the Amalfi coastline of course!

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  30. Looks so pretty!! I cant wait till I go on holiday!! I loved the dress!! Looks like you had a great time!!
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    Elizabeth x

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  31. Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing.
    I wouldn't have given acid wash any type of thought until today... you look great!
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  32. so pretty! glad you had a fab time x
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  33. I'm Italian and live half in the US half in Italy. I have been following you for quite a while and love both your blog posts and youtube channel. I've never been to Sorrento but I know it is really quite beautiful around there and it's nice to know you visited our beautiful country recently! :) xoxox

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  34. you look absolutely stunning and the outfit is so pretty! I'm going to Italy as well in a few months xx

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  35. Gorgeous outfit, especially love the shirt! I am a sucker for all thing tropical lately! :)
    Love your photos of Italian culture, great composition and colours!

    Claire

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  36. Gorgeous outfit, especially love the shirt! I am a sucker for all thing tropical lately! :)
    Love your photos of Italian culture, great composition and colours!

    Claire

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  37. OOOH I love all your photos- italian food is the best! :)
    xxx
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  38. It looks so gorgeous!!! I love your outfit and of course love the food pics :P
    xoxo,

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  39. I've been there! It's such a lovely area, your outfits are so pretty, giving me some inspiration for my holiday to Greece this year.

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    x

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  40. the seafood pasta pic is killing me.. omg i'm hungry!!

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  41. Italy is amazing I lived on lake garda for 3 years and kept going on holiday there.... Anyway this year we have decided to go to sorrento in May.... It will be a nice break as 11 days after I come home I am having major back surgery to straighten my spine..... We are going to visit Pompeii, mount Vesuvius, amalfi and Capri....

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  42. Ah I love that dress so much, sounds like such a great getaway, I'd love to visit pompeii :)

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  43. Ahh I wish weekend trips with my girl friends in the States could be as easy as going to another beautiful country like Italy, but of course , that is wayy too far from here for just a weekend! The scenery and cityscapes look beautiful and the foodie in me is loving all the food shots! Everything looks so delicious!

    k.f.c. =P

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  44. looks amazing! and that pasta... oh man!

    hannah @ http://hansaddiction.blogspot.co.uk/

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  45. great post and you look gorgeous!

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  46. There are some beautiful photos here, It sounds like you had an incredible time.

    Jess x

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  47. You must must MUST return and visit Amalfi but Capri is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Italy and one of my personal favourites - Pompeii I managed to get lost in for about an hour a half, madly panicking that I was going to miss the coach that was taking up back to the hotel so I think that's muddied my views of it as I remember panicking more than anything else!

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  48. Beautiful photos!!! I hope I can get back to Italy again one day!!

    Kisses from Buenos Aires xx
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  49. Beautiful photography Fleur! looks such an amazing place xx

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  50. Stunning photos I LOVE Italy and this has made me want to go back so bad!

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  51. I would love to go to Italy. What a beautiful place and such lovely photos!

    Emma xx
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  52. Lovely photograph, plus i love your dress x

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  53. I'm so jealous! I dream of going to Italy one day (:

    -Rae
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  54. perfect
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  55. Lovely place!! Have fun.
    L x
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  56. such a lovely outfit!!

    Laura

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  57. All of those pictures are absolutely stunning!! I wish I could go to visit Italy with my closest friends and make fond memories~~ I'm glad you had a great time. Thanks for sharing (:

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  58. love!
    xx
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  59. The shoes are so chic!

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  60. I love your dress! Thanks for sharing your pictures, they are lovely. :-)

    Laura
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  61. This looks wonderful! My last trip to Italy was to Lake Garda about 12 years ago when I was 11, and I've always wanted to go to Sorrento and take a trip to Pompeii. I think I have to go and book soemthing up now... my last holiday was 3 years ago!

    Jo xx

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  62. I'm so insanely jealous! It looks so beautiful, Ive always wanted to go to Italy.


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  63. Pompeii is the next on my travel hit list, have been to Rome and LOVED it! Looks like you had a great time!

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  64. It all seems so lovely! I can't wait to go to Italy this summer

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  66. Happy that you had such a lovely time! I've been to Italy a couple times now and i love it!

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  67. I have never been to Sorrento or Italy full stop but would love to. These pictures are stunning and I love the outfit you put together. x

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  68. Italy is such a beautiful country...

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  69. All these photos are so lovely! Italy looks so pretty!
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  70. Hi Fleur! The last picture is breath taking! I like the jacket! Xo, Alexandra
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  71. Wow, absolutely stunning photos! The scenery and the food look incredible. Would love to visit Italy one day! And love that dress on you :)

    -Jen

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  72. Your outfit looks amazing, I love the denim dress! And those pictures are stunning!!!
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  73. Lovely outfit and you looked beautiful fleur! X

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  74. looks gorgeous there would love to visit
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  75. Lovely pics!

    x

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  76. Italy is the most beautiful place, it's a real heaven on earth. You look great as well! x

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  77. Italy is so beautiful and your outfit is gorgeous<3xx

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  78. Looks like a fabulous holiday. I can't wait to visit there one day myself.

    I really like the dressed up casual look in your outfit as well!

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  79. Wow Fleur it looks so beautiful!

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  80. Lovely, creative outfit!
    I definitely need to visit Pompeii! :) x

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  81. Italy is such a beautiful place, and you have some gorgeous photos. I love the shirt underneath the denim dress!! H xx

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  83. ah this looks so amazing, i want to go to italy so badly! http://lustingafter.wordpress.com/

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  84. Price of this dress was very good and dress was perfect. I purposely ordered a larger size and it was still a little small. But I take it as motivation to lose a few pounds.
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  85. Fleur these post is beautiful. I have family in Sicily, have you ever been?
    Italy is such a beautiful place and this has made me want to see much more of it. <3
    Allison..xx

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  87. Just watched your vlog and now I really want to go to Italy. The pasta is calling!!

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  88. Such a beautiful place Italy...

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  89. The pictures are beautiful. The water looks so blue and wonderful. Thank you for sharing this.

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  90. Lucky girl! Italy looks so beautiful, can't wait to go there someday!

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  91. Looks beautiful! I really hope to go back to Italy soon, love the outfit Fleur.

    Have a good weekend!

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  92. You look so pretty !
    And gorgeous picture, Italy look amazing, thank you for sharing :)

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  93. I hope you had a great trip Fleur! All the pictures are absolutely breathtaking! Loved your outfit of the day, and I also really enjoyed the Italian vlog!
    Thanks so much for sharing !

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  94. Ah wow it all looks so beautiful! I love Italy so much- it's such a stunning country

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      Looks like you had amazing time - such lovely pictures :)

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  96. What a beautiful city! And you look so pretty as always! Love the outfit :)

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  97. one of my favourite posts !!!!

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  98. I love Italy! Looks like you had a fab time and your pictures are amazing :)

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  99. wonderful place wonderful outfit.

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  100. I hope you had a great trip Fleur! All the pictures are absolutely breathtaking! Loved your outfit of the day, and I also really enjoyed the Italian vlog!
    Thanks so much for sharing !

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