Monday, 4 October 2010

guanajuato part 2: colour-blocked lounging

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Here are the rest of the photos, (the outfit shots) from my day in Guanajuato. It's funny that this playsuit hasn't made an appearance before, since I must have worn it about twice a week all summer long. I resisted buying a playsuit until this summer, but now there's no looking back; they are the world's most comfortable summer staple... until it's time to go to the bathroom.

This one (with the buttons changed) is from Zara, a shop which I generally kind of hate (I know this is sacreligious to some of you). However, it's one of the only shops in Mexico that isn't horrible, so I did acquire a few pieces from there this summer. The day before I left, a vintage shop opened directly under my apartment, the only one I'd ever seen in Guadalajara. Grrrr.

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One enormous cactus!

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Buying "gorditas de nata," which roughly means "little cream fatties," on the street. Mmmm, I ate so many, I was in danger of turning into one!

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Outfit:
playsuit: Zara (altered)
blouse, belt and bag: stolen from my mother
shoes: Aldo
sunglasses: Sanborns

47 comments:

Ashley said...

what a cute little colorful area! love!

I want a little cream fattie!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Seriously they are so good!

CAITLIN said...

wow, what colors! so beautiful... you look adorable :)

and you're right about the photo of ms karina... tabloids today would have a field day. isn't that such a bummer?

Shallow Mallow said...

Looking lovely :) That 's one mahusive cactus alright!

Don't know what it is a bout Zara.. I don't dislike the clothes but everytime I walk into one of those shops I do a u-turn rightaway. Silly as that sounds I guess it must be the "atmospehere" in there.

SG said...

Nice pictures, especially the cactus. When we visited Cabo San Lucas last May, we toured the world's biggest cactus farm.

Terri said...

I think I might have delayed my departure for a new vintage store!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I think I would have had a hard time eating just one little cream fattie, too. Good heavens, just the name is making my mouth water ;)

LOVE the composition of the third photo. Everything is spaced so perfectly and the colors are so wonderfully vibrant, especially those of the flowering vine against the yellow paint.

Thank you for your sweet comment today. The Northeastern US is a very beautiful place to live. Sometimes I think about relocating elsewhere, but I'm not sure if I'm ready to give it up. Also, I have a little haiku about chickadees that I almost included in my post, but decided to save it for next time :)

Daniella said...

wooww you are so pretty!! love your outfit!!
you should visit Costa Rica sometime :)

Raquel said...

these photos are really good!
I know what you mean about going to the bathroom while wearing playsuits, I have only one and that time is the worse, especially when you're in a hurry haha!
oh and i just can't believe you hate Zara, it's my favourite store! don't know if it is because I'm Portuguese, there are Zara stores everywhere, and I remember going there since I was 6 years old, but it is my favourite :)
and I would love to heat a bunch of those gorditas de nata!!!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

These photos are gorgeous. I love the colors of the buildings. I wish we had such beautiful buildings like that in the US...sigh.

I adore your outfit. You are so cute! And ummm those little cream fatties look YUMMY!

Meg! said...

Omfg I want a cream fattie!!! Also these photos are amazing -- so colorful and vibrant. Love the playsuit!

briannelee said...

Such fun photos!!!!! Love your outfit :)

Closet Fashionista said...

Love the outfit and photos!! Makes me want to go there, haha :)
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Molly said...

That second to last picture of you is stunning. Love your sandals and I really, really want to try a gorditas de nata!!!!

Karol Duarte said...

I love the dress and the bag, are soooo vintage.
xx

SMASH said...

Playsuits are like THE perfect summer outfit, I agree 110%

The colors in this town are amazing, I think I would take a picture of each building. Also, those gorditas intrigue me..are they like pancakes?

xx

A said...

Excellent pictures...photography is really good in these pictures.

NRIGirl said...

Hi Emily! I thought you just arrived in London... We are speaking Mexican here? Am I missing something?!

~ NRIGirl

Jonathon Pedrozo said...

Oh guanajuato! u had to speak ESPAƑOL!!!! jejeje Love ur sandaaalsss i need one like that for my trip to Machu Pichu

xx,
JON
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Diana said...

It's such a beautiful backdrop for photography.

daisychain said...

that playsuit is quite wonderful

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...
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Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

@NRI Girl: I agree it's a bit confusing, but no, I'm in London, I'm just sharing a few pictures from my last few weeks in Mexico, because I have some, and because I've been too busy in London to do much blog-related yet. Hopefully I'll find an apartment soon and things will calm down a bit!

Stevia said...

LOL. So agree!
Playsuit are all fun and playful until we need to go to the bathroom :p

I love the pattern of your playsuit
and your bag! so vintage! love it :)

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v a m p i r e said...

street food is the best , it reflects the culture and lifestyle of the local , i would love to try one

its really so fun to look at all the amazing photos :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

@SMASH: they're kind of like a comination of a pancake and a biscuit, but maybe a bit closer to a biscuit. Mmmmm
@vampire: well, street food in Mexico can be a little risky... I was in bed with a convulsing stomach for three days once after two bites of a weird taco. However, the gorditas de nata are pretty safe.. they're just cream and flour and sugar really!

Anthea said...

Such a cute playsuit and loving seeing Mexico as usual.

I am considering buying a playsuit for Summer....mmmmm

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Helen [In Elegance] said...

Thanks for your lovely comment.
Great photos, so colourful.
Love your outfit too.

Krystal said...

such a gorgeous city. and i love your outfit!!

A said...

NRIGirl,

Emily is still getting used to "warm, sunny and bright" London. She is not mentally there...

CoCoon said...

Once you added your own touch to the play suit, it took on a life of its own.
Nice!

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Diana said...

you look adorable i love playsuits :) i agree with not liking zara... i feel like they had better clothes years ago when i could find a million and one things i wanted to get. but now its hard for me to find anything i like :/ but if i saw this i would totally get it i love it!!! xo

Robbie said...

i love playsuits, despite the toilet situation they are so incredibly easy to throw on and versatile. Looks like such a beautiful city. xxx

http://www.theothersideofthepondmydear.blogspot.com

Emma said...

Lovely photographs and lovely playsuit - I really love what you've teamed it with; very Alexa Chung. Lovely! x

Marisa said...

Your playsuit is gorgeous...love, love, love. Gorgeous photos as well. Your blog is so lovely, I'm very happy to have stumbled across it. I'm following you now:-)

Em {orange + barrel} said...

I just found your blog. I am so jealous of your travels!!!

hiven said...

that cactus is awesome. these are stunning, as always
xx

Anything but Bland said...

little cream fatties? LOL

They look good!!! :)

so do you, girl! :)

love, polly

Tilly said...

Geeezz that is indeed a huge cactus!! I think I'd be too scared to even venture near it lest I fall into like some kind of cartoon moment! I always moan about stuff like that in cartoons as a lot of the time the stuff they do would be pretty fatal ha ha!

I can't get over how gorgeous you look here! It's not fair! xxx

anna - lifeetc-blog said...

I love these photos!
especially the one of you in front of those amazing colour blocked houses!!

anna
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Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Love the dress! Adore your bag so much!!! Awesome!!! Great location and great shots!!!
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Flopy said...

I love your dress it´s great!!!!!
The blog is very interesting so I FOLLOW you :)

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P.D: I love your haircut It looks like Alexa Chungs haircut.

atelier said...

the dress looks lovely and it seems you are having an amazing time, so great great!!

Sydney, The Rabbit-Hearted Girl said...

your outfit is so cute and the setting is gorgeous...i'm so jealous of all of your travels!

Outofseasonface said...

Haha i've heard of gordita de nata, and have always wanted to try some! they remind me of these things I always get when I go visit my family in the Dominican Republic, they're called arepas and depending on where you go are filled with so many goodies. Anywho, you look absolutely gorgeous in that playsuit!

Louder Than Silence said...

Love these shots, what an awesome setting. And that playsuit is perfection too!

Sally from Louder Than Silence x

Fabiola "Fab" said...

A perfect oufit and photos too! my fav!
kisses!