Siena Spring Style

I have such a special affinity for Siena. The beautiful walled city perched atop an Tuscan hillside in Italy was my first foray into Europe when I was younger. A good friend of mine had relocated there, and I visited with my family one Spring. I hadn’t been back since until recently, when I was fortunate enough to once again stay with the aforementioned friend’s family. Choosing a favourite part of Siena is like picking a favourite child – impossible to do, as its all great in its own unique way. However, I do especially love the Duomo di Siena, with its intricate coral and olive green marble facade, striking black and white stripes colonnades, and the unique inlaid mosaic floor. If I had to choose one cathedral out of all the ones I’ve visited, Siena’s would be it.



Coincidentally, I had a perfect coordinating outfit for an afternoon of exploring the cathedral. Pale pink and army green are one of my all-time favourite colour combos. The skirt is actually done in the softest suede, and the front lace up detail adds a modern touch. Leather sleeves and gladiator sandals prevent the ensemble from looking too sweet. And of course my marble bag had to make an appearance. Scroll through for the whole look:




Pale Pink Army Green

IMG_5940Rebecca Minkoff

Siena Cathedral


Cathedral of Siena


'Siena Spring Style' has 2 comments

  1. May 13, 2016 @ 6:04 am an Architect Abroad / Moroccan Sequins - an Architect Abroad

    […] destination. Like wearing Spanish-dancing inspired ruffles and bright red fedoras in Madrid, or blending in with the architecture of Siena. I always try to get a feel of a place (that goes beyond the weather forecast), and plan […]


  2. December 14, 2019 @ 5:41 am Ron

    Wow ! Very romantic !

    “I saw thee smile—the sapphire’s blaze
    ⁠Beside thee ceased to shine;
    It could not match the living rays
    ⁠That filled that glance of thine…”


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