Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Viva Barcelona!

Barcelona was one of the most inspiring places I have ever been. There is an electricity in the air that is almost tactile. Art is EVERYWHERE, on buildings, in parks, on people. 
I was completely in awe of the women in Spain. They were perfectly put together and looked like it was just a happy accident. There was no one who looked like they'd spent more than 10 minutes on their makeup; a red lip, or a kohl rimmed eye was enough.
I wanted every item of clothing that I saw in every shop window. There were hand painted silk harem pants, kimono sleeve blouses paired with cargo pants, chandelier earrings made out of wood. Everything was unexpected. 

 Hat- Bill Hallman ( I soooo got my moneys worth on that purchase!)
Earrings- Anthropologie
Shirt- Forever 21+

 Gaudi inspired me so much!

At Park Guell;  Sunglasses- Forever 21
Earrings- Belk

It was so hot that this dress was the perfect choice for a walk/hike in the park!
Dress- Ross
Shoes- Steve Madden
Sunglasses- Forever 21

This was the greatest ice cream I've ever had in my life!
Shirt- Nordstrom Rack

By the end of the trip I was definitely embracing the style that I'd seen throughout Europe. My hair was less styled, my make up was simple and I felt so relaxed. 
Well, that was my vacation, I guess it will be back to normal outfits from here on out. I hope y'all enjoyed my vacation snaps.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The floating City.

 I have been dreaming about Venice ever since my mom showed me pictures of her as a teenager in St.Marks Square. 
It absolutely lived up to the expectation. I walked around for 2 days with a giant grin on my face!

Top- Karen Kane
Skirt-  Forever21+
Shoes- Steve Madden
Bag- Urban Outfitters
Glasses- Forever 21
Necklace- Vintage

The temperature was in the high 90's so I sectioned off my hair into two teeny tiny braids at the front.  

Shane had Spaghetti bolognaise and I had tagliatelle with porchini mushrooms and truffle sauce. Believe me when I say that no other meal will ever compare.

This is perfect Venice. A small alley way, a bridge, flowers, washing line and gondola.

I must have taken a hundred photos of doors, but they're all so gorgeous.
We left as the sun was setting. It was beyond beautiful.

Dress- ASDA
Shoes- Payless
Watch- Michael Kors
Earrings- Francesca's