#OOTD - In Lake Como


In Lake Como

You have probably noticed that I was in Lake Como, Italy, over the Easter weekend, as I've posted about 20 photos on IG from this trip.
 I have always heard that Lake Como was a beautiful part of Italy but that was definitely an understatement. I was in complete awe with this stunning location, with its aqua blue lake, mountain views and old towns sitting on the hillside with orange tiled roofs and the very traditional Italian Catholic church, visible from the distance.
My boyfriend and I drove from Switzerland to Lake Como which took about 5 hours in total and I had the privilege to select the hotel this time round. I chose the most traditional, Italian-styled hotel there was in the region, (which was in our budget of course), this being the Grand Hotel Imperiale Resort & Spa Lago di Como. I think I deserve a pat on the back for this choice as it was one of the most beautiful hotels that I have ever stayed at. The interior decor and architecture is exactly what you would expect for a traditional Italian hotel, with stone-pillared balconies, palm tree and floral gardens, (where you are able to wine and dine outdoors), mosaic tiled floors, decorative ceilings, bedroom views overlooking Lake Como, outdoor swimming pool, Spa, plus the staff were very friendly and helpful. The location was exactly what we wanted. Away from the busy, tourist area of Como Centre, our hotel was situated in a small town on the lake called Moltrasio, and if you ask me, this place was a lot more picturesque than Como Centre. We couldn't have asked for more with the location of the hotel as Moltrasio's old town is a short distance walk uphill behind the hotel and right in front was the boat port where you are able to travel by boat to any town on Lake Como and that is exactly what we did to travel to Como Centre and Cernobbio.
Lake Como may look bougie with its yachts and speed boats and hillside mansions but you would be surprised, the restaurants, activities and transport links for tourists are very affordable, (Pizza 5 Euros and boat trip return 7.50 Euros).
I don't know about you but I like to plan my outfit's in advance, before a trip and style them accordingly to what I would imagine would suit the location.  I find when I do this, I tend to pack a lot less and not overpack unnecessary items.
 In this #OOTD I decided to wear a floral dress with puff sleeves from Topshop, as the weather was sunny and 18 degrees and felt more like Summer than Spring. I wore the dress with black, mule slides from ZARA. I accessorised the outfit with an oversized straw bag from ZARA and I wore multi-necklace gold chains from Topshop as well as round sunglasses and multiple gold pin slides in my hair, both from H&M.

Outfit Breakdown

  • Floral Dress: Topshop
  • Gold Multi-chains: Topshop
  • Black Mule Slides: ZARA
  • Round Sunglasses: H&M
  • Gold Hair Pins: H&M
  • Straw Bag: ZARA

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