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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Barcelona - Sangria Red

For our last day in Barcelona (which was back in February), I braved the cold to wear this amazingly simple, comfortable, and sultry sangria red colored dress that was certainly a head-turner (for reasons ranging from horror that I'd wear something that clung so closely to my body, sympathy for me being without a coat, and the regular ol' checking me out stare),  and made me feel extra Spanish-like, so I put my hair in a simple side bun, grabbed my Free People 'Matador' hat, and then threw on my American Apparel cape for an extra dose of Spanish-like style.
Since the Barcelona Cathedral was just a couple minutes from our hotel, we paid it a visit one last time and since it wasn't too crowded at all, I was happy to get in some nice photos inside too.  After that we spent more time strolling around the Gothic Quarter, which is something I came to absolutely love; there was guy playing Debussy's Claire de Lune on piano too and that sure did set a ever-so dreamy mood.  Then, after a nice long stroll making sure we went down all the tiny alleyways and whatnot, we walked over to visit La Sagrada Familia.  All the construction really does get in the way of good photos and I really wonder how long it's going to take them to finish it.  You can really see the difference in the last photo here between the old and new stonework, I personally love the old, ages stone rather than the newly painted areas of course, but overall it was a beautiful place to see for sure.
Outfit Details
Dress - Urban Outfitters
Hat - Free People
Cape - American Apparel

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Barcelona - Park Güell

I packed this outfit in my (very, very overstuffed) suitcase especially to wear in Barcelona and I'm so happy I chose it for our afternoon at Park Güell.  The park is quite large and we spent many hours wandering around but my favorite part was of course the main terrace where we got to see more of the amazing work by Antoni Gaudí and yet another beautiful view of the city!
Outfit Details 
Coat - Zara
Shirt - Zara
Pants - American Apparel
Boots - Vintage

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Barcelona - Part 2

On this fine, windy day in Barcelona we took a cable ride through the sky and hiked up to Castell de Montjuïc and the view of the city from there was just amazing!  I kept my look super simple this day and ended up really liking it actually (I'm sure you'll see me in it a couple more times on this trip!); in fact, I'm a bit obsessed with wearing these American Apparel Mid-Length circle skirts (it really is a shame they stopped making them!), and these boots are my vintage Cole Haan's that are one of my favorite finds!
Later in the evening when we got back to the Gothic Quarter we serendipitously stumbled upon a huge parade!  Literally every day/night in Barcelona there was something going on in the Gothic Quarter and since our hotel was located right in the heart of it, we got pretty lucky and got to see and experience so much!



Outfit Details
Skirt - American Apparel
Boots - Vintage

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Barcelona - Part 1

Once again it's been quite some time since my last post but I think now that we are in Sweden for the remainder of our stay I'll get more time to catch up; so here's to part one of my time in Barcelona!  I'm thinking shorter posts/parts might be better than the huge huge ones, so for Barcelona expect to see about 4 parts or so from our 5 days there back in the beginning of February.
These were taken as Casa Batlló which was so quirky and cool to visit and imagine what it was like to live there in that house; and also the surrounding downtown area was quite charming.  I brought this Zara coat to wear particularly in Barcelona because I thought it looked great with all the architecture and colors of the city; and of course my Free People Matador hat made plenty of Barcelona appearances as well; though it's always quite the job to wear while it's windy, I've lost count of the amount of times it's flown off my head and I've had to make a mad dash for it before it blows too far away.
Our hotel was located right in the heart of the Gothic District and we were on the top floor with an amazing view; and, at night right next to the hotel was the coolest 3D mapping show projected on the building in Plaça de Sant Jaume that we stumbled upon totally on accident which made it even better!
Outfit Details 
Coat - Zara
Hat - Free People