In Italy, there is a tradition of passeggiata (going for a long stroll) in the main piazza (square) each evening. I often wish we had that tradition here in the states. It would be lovely to see friends and stop to chat while going for a leisurely walk in the evening. Read more about the passeggiata here. See beautiful Italian ladies going for a stroll here.
We didn’t go for a stroll after dinner, but I did honor our tradition of getting dressed up a little to go out for the evening. I wore some of the oldest pieces in my wardrobe. The pants are about five years old, but I found similar ones here. I’ve learned from similar purchases that you can often enjoy the item for many years if you buy the best quality you can afford. The tank is also several years old. Similar here. A similar cardigan is here.
The Bandolino shoes are about fifteen years old. Have you noticed that square toes are back in style? Similar shoes are here.
I have worn this necklace many times. There is a decorative clasp in the front that allows you to style it in numerous ways. The necklace can look very different depending on how you wrap the strand and where you attach the clasp. The stunning necklace is here. (Use the code SAS10 for $10 off any one item at Beauty in Stone Jewelry.)
The clutch is about six years old. Evening bags can last for many years if you buy a classic shape without a lot of details. I remember choosing this one because of its clean lines and neutral colors. I can carry it during the day as well because no detail screams evening bag.