Mango bustier, pinstripe shirt, Frame jeans, Genuine People mules
Mango bustier layered over pinstriped shirt
Mango bustier layered over pinstriped shirt
Mango bustier, pinstripe shirt, Frame jeans, Genuine People mules
Mango bustier, pinstripe shirt, Frame jeans, Genuine People mules
Mango bustier layered over pinstriped shirt

So what’s the story with the unconventional layers here? Well I wanted to wear something nice but fun to a special dinner I was recently invited to at Via Umbria. If you’re not familiar with this Georgetown gem, it’s a charming Italian market that sells everything from wine to gourmet cheese and charcuterie to hand-painted ceramics to prepared food. So that’s what I knew about it prior to attending the dinner. Apparently there was far more to this adorable “little” market than meets the eye…

Via Umbria, Georgetown

Via Umbria, Georgetown
Via Umbria, Georgetown

Via Umbria, Georgetown

Via Umbria, Georgetown
Via Umbria, Georgetown

Via Umbria, Georgetown

Via Umbria, Georgetown
Via Umbria, Georgetown

Via Umbria, Georgetown
When you first walk into Via Umbria, it’s hard not to notice the cute decor, cool-looking pastas and Italian cookies, and, of course, the fun little blue vehicle featured prominently in the front. What I didn’t know is that upstairs there’s a kitchen and dining area, specifically for chef’s dinners like the one I attended, which they host regularly and are very reasonably-priced. There’s also an outdoor patio that leads to a gallery area that can rented out for private events. You can sign up for cooking classes, join them for movie night (and a meal), and even a cheese of the month party (be still my heart!). You can tell Via Umbria has truly been a labor of love for owners Bill and his wife Suzy. They’re great friends with their suppliers, often hosting them for prolonged periods in their home in DC. Over the course of the evening, they shared many stories of their (often food-centric) adventures in Italy, where they own a beautiful estate in Umbria. If this idyllic lifestyle sounds as appealing to you and is did to me, you’ll be intrigued to know their Umbrian home is available for vacation rental. The food I ate at our dinner was warm and earthy, delicious and beautiful, without being overly fussy or pretentious – exactly the inviting vibe you get from the market itself. There’s definitely a sense of community that comes with this lovely place and I have to say I wouldn’t mind being a part of it!

geometric earrings
Pixie Market shirt (close match for a steal!)
Mango bustier (sold out, similar)
Ela Stone ring
Frame jeans
Genuine People mules (similar)
Céline bag

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12 comments

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Beautiful pictures. I would love to go to Umbrien directly.
Your outfit is very cool. Have a great Sunday.

Love, Esther
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such a fun and stylish outfit, love it ! definitely inspiring, The shoes are amazing!
ps: that place is really beautiful and the food seem yummy 🙂
Sonia
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Great post baby i love shoes and corset and photos

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Such a great look! Love the layering.

Gemma
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In love with your shoes!!

THE LALA LOOKBOOK

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This outfit looks so edgy and chic!!! The Italian restaurant-market looks super cozy and nice!

Andrea.

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I love this layer job- you look gorgeous, babe!

-Ashley
Le Stylo Rouge

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The food and place altogether looks lovely. I am happy to see bell bottoms are back in the game. You look beautiful darling.

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Loving how you layered your outfit! Very stylish! http://mariannyc.com/2017/10/23/three-simple-ways-to-add-color-to-your-wardrobe/

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This is such a cool pinstripe shirt! Loving these sleeves and how you’ve layered the corset on the top. Gorgeous girl!

Ashleigh x
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This outfit is so bold and in your face!

Xoxo,Khloe
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You have layered this pinstripe top so beautifully! And what a nice and fancy place to eat. Food looks amazing!

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