Sunday, 26 December 2010

like christmas morning

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Don't be fooled by all the sunshine... it was realllly chilly! However, I have to say that I could get used to Christmas in Barcelona, going for a bike ride in the sun and stuffing myself with cava and torró (amazing sweets) and all sorts delicious typical things in the afternoon. I hope you all had the very merriest of christmases, in all your different corners of the world!

These photos were taken in Parc Joan Miró, named after the famous Catalan artist, and featuring this sculpture of his, Dona i Ocell (the majority of his works are called "Woman and Bird," so no suprises there). In some of the pictures, you can see one of Barcelona's two bullfighting rings (only the other is in operation). It was never a tradition on Catalonia, and a ban was passed in the parliament earlier this year, effective in 2012. This one is currently being converted into a shopping centre, which I think is just replacing one evil with another, but anyway...

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My already-chipping but festive nails with the requisite café con leche...
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photos by Albert

dress (as skirt): River Island, summer-sales
sweater: hand-me-down
Christmas socks: Sainsburys
boots: Timberland (ancient)
ring: was my grandmother's

42 comments:

Raquel said...

Hope you had an amazing Christmas, Emily! We had a very chilly one as well (and it's still cold!)

I am loving your Christmas outfit, I think for the first time in a long time I haven't worn red for Christmas haha! And you're looking lovely in red+florals+black. That was quite similar to what some girls that caught my eye were wearing in Porto's metro when I went there 2 weeks ago. Floral dresses with jumpers, but they wore them with sneakers, though, in my opinion, ankle boots are way better! I am really inspired by this look and wish my floral dresses weren't 1000km away from my at Madeira...

Oh I have something to show you, I posted this in my tumblr blog and immediately thought of you! http://blacksheepr.tumblr.com/post/2437960096/raspberry-and-red-sparkling-shoes Like Dorothy's but in a brogue shape :)
And talking about shoes, I really like some Topshop shoes that also sold out... So we're on the same boat regarding sales.

Can't wait to see you again in the new year.

Cheralee Lyle said...

Just found your blog! its lovely :) what do you do that allows you to travel so much. im so jealous!
followin you now- follow me for fashiony things
merry xmas!
x

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tanvii.com said...

Love your poses here Emily ... and also your festive nail color[s] ;) Hope you had a good Christmas ... and now the countdown to 2011! :)

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Merry Christmas, Emily! Your Christmas outfit prompted a little squeal of delight on my end, hehe. Your red sweater looks so cozy, especially with that nice big cowl neck! And your Christmas socks! I always forget to wear mine at Christmastime...
Enjoy the rest of your holiday in Barcelona!

That is too bad about the old arena. Another massive shopping center is one more thing the world really doesn't need. Oh well. Such is a the way of things.

Closet Fashionista said...

You look so pretty!! Sounds like a fun Christmas, hehe :D
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Amber Blue Bird said...

i love that first photo of you, you look so carefree. Your nail polish is too cute, wish I would have thought to paint mine in red and green.

April said...

Beautiful sweater!

Rebeccak said...

Thanks for your comments! I love a good print.

Your Christmas looks so bright and cheery!! Ii never realised miro did sculpture - but I have always loved his paintings.

Happy Holidays!

the Citizen Rosebud said...

Dear Emily, thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comment. I'm a bit crazy for blogs and 2010 was my year to discover so many good ones! Now I've discovered yours! LOVIN' your style, and that smile, girl. Great little nail polish celebration of yuletide too by the way. Are you a member of IFB. If so, look me up!

xo. Bella Q
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Terri said...

Your nails look very festive! And I appreciate these vicarious visits to sculpture parks I may never get to see.

Anything but Bland said...

awwww NICE NAILS! :) I wish I could grow mine out right now.. it always takes so much will power!

Virginie Lavallée Bélanger said...

Christmas in Barcelona sounds amazing and those pictures are great! I'm so happy you are having you a merry holiday season Emily xox

Rio said...

Ha I saw your new profile picture before the rest of the photos loaded, and I was like "ooh that looks colorful and awesome" and then I saw the post, and they are indeed colorful and awesome pictures haha! I love that sweater and your festive nails! I meant to paint mine too, but alas I was too lazy! ;) Glad you had sunshine, if not warmth, on Xmas! :)

SMASH said...

Oh Em, I don't think you could have picked a more perfect piece of art to stand by for these photos! The colors work so nicely together! Hope you had a Merry Christmas :)

xx

daisychain said...

So much love for this post..the outfit and the photos x

NRIGirl said...

Love the Christmas nails... good idea!

Diana said...

LOVE your festive nails and this outfit! christmas in barcelona sounds heavenly.. hope you had a wonderful christmas xoxo

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Sewon said...

Cafe con leche, yum! Well, I teach at an international school so I teach various subjects (geography, literature, etc.). What do you do in Catalonia? I'm already thinking of relocating...

ana said...

You look soo happy!! I'm so glad! Your nails are soo cool!

Jan said...

The festive nails are defo my fave! Hope you had very happy holidays!!

Shallow Mallow said...

Great pics, great outfit :) Love your sweater and festive nails

You just reminded me of Turron de Chocolate (crazy yummie breakfast chocolate?) talking about Spanish sweets.. but I can't complain as soon as I am getting to stuff myself with Esterhazy slices and Punch Krapferl (your guess was spot on)

Becky-May said...

wow i love the dress! such a great print :) lovely blog

BM

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xxx

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

Gorgeous sweater (and supercute nails!)

Maeva said...

Huu I miss the suuun :( In Belgium the sky is so dark and there is snow everywhere. You have to stay at home.. I'm so boring of it ^^ I want to visit Barcelona :D
So.. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year :)
xx.

ps: i LOVE your festive nails and your skirt. You look pretty :)

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

adorable! i'm envious of your bike ride around barcelona.

ANN said...

I love your sweater! And your nails are so cute :D

Shannon said...

Barcelona sounds awesome...and this is probably the best photo location ever! Your outfit is so festive and pretty. Happy holidays!

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Jenny Morris said...

love your festive nails and your grandmothers ring...i love wearing my bubbies jewelry :) happy holidays emily!

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Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

So cute! I love all of these colors in your outfit!

xx

Ali said...

Ahh, your nails are so funky and fun! :D I also am digging your sweater, it looks so pretty on you!~

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

So colorful!!! Nice!!!
Have a great 2011 dear!!!
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Imogen said...

Merry Christmas and happy holidays. I hope you had a wonderful time. I like your pictures and your red jumper and dress are lovely.

CAITLIN said...

merry christmas, emily! it looks like you certainly had a wonderful one (albeit untraditional in our corner of the world...)

One Girl said...

look at your nails! Clever-o-so!
Pretty pretty little skirt! I've been looking for one like that. Sweet!

Molly said...

Love, love, loving your poses in this post. They are so fun and fancy free! You are an inspiration!

And that sweater is cozy and chic. You look great!
Happy (almost) 2011...
Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

Anything but Bland said...

where are you? looks so fun!

Lisa said...

Adorable outfit..love the sweater!

Cinnamon Wren said...

Your sweater is amazing!
Your outfit is super adorabls, and it also matches your background perfectly!
You are the cutest!
^_^

explicit.rex said...

I love love your nails! Adorable

maggeygrace said...

Wowww. I love how you layered your sweater over your dress. The florals really pop! I also adore your boots.

Sands said...

Love your festive nails and all the redness in this cute outfit! Hope you are having lovely holidays :)

xo
Sealverland

sojourned in style said...

merry belated christmass (almost a week late)! your green and red nails are to wonderfully christmas-spirtied. love. you look so nice in your pretty ensemble, sweater, floral sweater and all.