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Yellow in Otranto

yellow asos maxi dress summer holiday style

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colourful boats moored up on the beach in otranto puglia italy

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yellow asos maxi dress summer holiday style

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yellow asos maxi dress summer holiday style

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 Otranto, Puglia, Italy

The third day of my trip to Puglia in southern Italy was one of my favourites. We’d so far spent most of our time walking around towns and taking (and missing) public transport but today we’d be hopping into a minibus to Otranto with other passenger; a lovely Italian speaking, Brazilian Aquamarine lecturer who, apart from treating us to stories of her fascinating life and trips, was able to translate between us and our driver – useful!

Not that I needed much help it seemed. Strangely, I found myself more and more capable of understanding what she was saying. Italian must be closer to the French language than Spanish because never before have I found myself nodding along and then wondering how I could know that they were discussing how ancient watch towers worked along the coastline. Weird huh?!

Otranto is a buzzing town laid out around a bay, half of which is made up of the old town and the other new. There were ample sandstone streets to snap photos of my super-slouchy maxi dress down but we were soon whisked off down the coast to admire other hidden gems. The last stop at the end of the evening was the gorgeous Castro, with it’s blocky little houses sitting like limpits up the hillside. Golden hour laid it’s light over the harbour and there I felt a little bit in heaven!


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Looking out over the coast in castro italy puglia


What I Wore in Otranto:

Dress – ASOS / Jacket – Boohoo / Sandals – Next / Bag – Next / Hand chain – Accessorize / Necklaces – Accessorize / Earrings – Accessorize

If you’re into maxi dress-ing on holiday, take a look at the dress I wore in Polignano a Mare on the first day of our trip or take a look at what I wore in Alberobello!


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  • Victoria May 30, 2015 at 10:54 PM

    Ahh! I cannot handle how beautiful all the colours are in this outfit! The jewellery is so pretty and oh how I want to go back to India!
    Victoria xx

  • Laura May 26, 2015 at 5:14 PM

    That place looks absolutely lovely! I’ve got major wanderlust going on now..

    Laura /

  • sarah May 25, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Love this outfit! so many beautiful colours x