Made in Italy

This cool cotton summer top is made in Italy. It’s loose and flowy, comes with this cute scarf that I can wear around my neck, tied as a sash around my hips or worn as a hair band.

Version 2 Version 2white top 3 white top 4The top has a star appliqué on one side and sequins on the shoulders to add a touch of bling.

closeup and pursewhite outfit white outfit 2One of my flower purses adds a pop of purple which matches the scarf. These purses are funky and functional–puts the FUN in functional.

purple flower purse and metallic sandals

I wore it to our annual Company picnic. I am a Norwex consultant (a fabulous product) and going to this Norwex picnic is like a family reunion. What a lovely picnic at the Austen homestead with country-style hospitality. The setting is perfect for a countryside picnic, enjoyed by the guests of all ages!

The old mill ruins is a lovely place to take a leisurely stroll along the Grand River in Galt (part of Cambridge) Ontario.
old mill stairs

Summertime: a time for picnics
and friends to gather in the garden.


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20 Responses to Made in Italy

  1. josep-maria says:

    My dear Carmen, the shirt is really beautiful. I love the fabric and original design. I find it unusual to see you such a long shirt and with this neckline. White everything is your look, your sign of identity, always perfect for you. I love the bag is cute. And leave it to the end of the scarf talking, because I think this is the center of the look. It’s nice, it is elegant, stylish, and fits you wonderfully. In the neck, highlighting your beauty and smile at the waist, highlighting all your femininity and all the appeal of your wonderful figure. I like the look, and I also put a star hanging from your neck, because you are the real star!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much my dear Josep-Maria! It was the scarf that made me decide to buy it, it really makes this outfit look special. You’re very right, it is a look I did not have yet, so long and loose. It is a bit too big and would be better for a pregnant lady! lol That is why I’m going to sew the side seams and make it a bit slimmer. Does it make me look fat?

      Have a wonderful week!

      ❤ carmen

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  2. ivanev says:

    Hi Carmen,

    I love your outfit, that beautiful top and in general all your outfit from head to toes makes you look dressy, relaxed and comfortable. Perfect for summer you look beautiful in that outfit. I hope you had a wonderful time at the picnic !! Have a nice summer !


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    • carmen says:

      Thanks very much dear friend! I do like looking dressy and yet still be comfortable! Speaking of comfort, the shoes I’m wearing are not comfortable or practical for walking in the grass. They have high heels and sunk into the ground as I walked.

      (Note to self: next time wear flats!)

      The picnic was so much fun! I will be posting about another picnic soon: one of the joys of summer!

      Happy long weekend Ivan!

      ❤ carmen

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  3. Olga says:

    Classy and elegant look, Carmen, slightly romantic as well. You look fabulous!

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  4. Your white t-shirt and a scarf look beautiful. A little accent of purple makes the whole outfit look a million dollars. Your handbag is the final touch 🙂 . Lovely pictures. Cheers – Margot

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much dear Margot! You’re right, it’s the touch of purple that makes this outfit, otherwise it would be bland, like pasta without tomato sauce.


      ❤ carmen


  5. Bob says:

    Superb photos, as always…..where is the photo of the scarf as a hair band. 😀

    I like Ralph’s GIF-T …..

    Company parties are an enjoyable fringe benefit…..



    • carmen says:

      Thank you very much Bob! I need to add a photo of the scarf in my hair.
      So true, I like the fringe benefits. 🙂

      Have fun at the beach! Dance when you get a chance!

      ❤ carmen


  6. utesmile says:

    Looks great the place and you ! 🙂 I love the scarf round your waist, looks super! You look so great in white!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you dear Ute! This is a one-size-fits-all, a little larger than I like, I would have preferred it smaller, but it’s cool and I do like it. I may take it in a little at the seams someday.

      ❤ carmen

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  7. Ralph says:

    Another lovely post dear Carmen 😀
    Here’s a little present for you my friend


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  8. Gorgeous as always Carmen.
    Those ruins are amazing.

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