Friday, 6 May 2011

coffee rambles

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A normal morning in Barcelona consists of me waking up, blearily checking my email, and then sqawking "coffee?" Usually we just go somewhere in the area, but on this particular day we headed into the city centre, to have a little wander around before I got back to essaying. We went to Els Quatre Gats, which used to be a modernist cafe were Picasso and his friends, among others, passed the time. It has been reborn as a tourist trap, but the building is still impressive and an enormous painting by Ramon Casas (this one)hangs inside. Afterwards we went for a long and procrastinating stroll through the streets of the Gothic Quarter. I'm sure anyone who has ever written papers is familiar with how many other things there are to do, outdoors, when you have an encroaching deadline...

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dress: Pepe Jeans, sweater: H&M, scarf: gift from a student, necklace: Les Jumelles, shoes: Fly London, bag: Yorkshire Tea

48 comments:

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

I wish I could procrastinate my final papers by wandering the streets of Barcelona! Usually it's just the internet or laying in some grassy field on campus for me. I suppose procrastination is procrastination?
Anyway, this is such a lovely outfit! I love your sweater and headscarf!

kelsey louise said...

this was nice to read while i sit in bed drinking coffee and blog surf. just a quick little trip to Els Quatre Gats for coffee, no big deal! ...how cool. hope you have a lovely day.

Velvet said...

I love love your tote bag, Emily!

Xavi said...

Oh my god. I want this normal mornings in Barcelona. :(

Closet Fashionista said...

That sounds like so much fun! I want to live somewhere new where I can just go exploring every day...haha *sigh*
Love the outfit too! I just bought a short sleeve sweater that I am going to wear over dresses like that, ha ha
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Michal said...

Walking Barcelona seems like a fine form of procrastination to me! ^_^ I love everything about this outfit. The colors, your headscarf, those wedges, and your tote!

Caitlin Rose said...

Oh you look so fresh!

chantilly said...

sounds like such a dream. what a great skirt to walk around the city in :)

~chantillysongs

Rebeccak said...

What an amazing coffee shop to stop in for a morning cuppa!

A said...

Oh, I would just love to be able to have my morning coffee in Barcelona. You lucky thing you!

LikeSpinningPlates said...

ughh youre life is sooo cool. =p I love it! The bright colors in that dress are fabulous. And your scarf is lovely! <3

Penny said...

the scarf has become your thing!i really like it!
ps)as everyone said, barcelona is a terrific excuse to procrastinate!the problem is that i think redecorating your room, cooking and watching gossip girl make also wonderful excuses to postpone studying!

CAITLIN said...

UM i love this outfit so much. the colors in your turban and dress play off each other so wonderfully and i do adore the cropped sweater. it's so pretty! yeah, so i like it a lot. also i wish i had a cobblestoned foreign city to stumble around when i'm looking for coffee :)

M & Em said...

My goodness you're adorable. I love your blog; Great photography and great style!

xoxo
Em

Amber Blue Bird said...

its funny how writing papers always seems to take a back seat to anything else :)

Mary said...

I totally love your shopping bag;)
Lovely pics!
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Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Beautiful color palette. You look perfectly at home strolling through the streets of Barcelona. Is it where you'll be living this summer?

Clare said...

Your life looks amazing! Totally makes me want to go out exploring - lovely outfit too! x

ana said...

Oh your scarf is the best! you look lovely! I miss Barcelona Coffee Shops!

A said...

I love coffee and I would love to be in Barcelona :)))

deppa said...

Adorable! podría ver una foto tuya con la cabeza cortada y te identificaría a la perfección, tienes un estilo muy particular y muy tuyo :)

Bellas fotos, nos vemos y que tengas un buen fin de semana :)

sojourned in style said...

speaking about procrastinating, I am doing that very thing right now taking these fine moments to de-stress. I like your methods far better! adore the headscarf and sweater skirt combination.

Flopy said...

Amazing outfit! I love that skirt and the jumper. The shoes are great to!
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Annebeth said...

this is just a perfect casual pretty outfit <3 And I really want to go to barcelona! you have such an awesome life :(

Fi Fi said...

I absolutely love the bag, where ever did you get it?!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

This seems like just the perfect outfit for morning coffee and strolling around the streets of such a beautiful city. I have only been to Barcelona once but you make me want to return to badly. I love the little scarf you tied around your hair, it's so sweet! Good luck on finishing everything you need to do before the deadline.
XOXO

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

You look adorable! I'm in love with that dress. I love that you have a coffee shop with so much history, and tourist watching. I know how the deadline feels, good luck!!!!

The Blushing Fox said...

love love love the whole look the skitrt and the tote looks equally pretty <3

Megan said...

your outfit too cute!
I am feeling that deadline dread, too. :( good luck on your papers!

Megan

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ModeKarussell said...

Your sweater is amazing!
And the location fits perfectly your outfit.

Hope you'll stumble over my blog too ;)
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Ebony Bolt said...

I took a flamenco class and my professor always told us stories about Spain. I think I would like to travel there someday :)

Alcoholiday said...

I love Barcelona <3
Your outfit is just perfect!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Ebony Bolt: Well, you won't find too much Flamenco in Barcelona, though they do have a pretty boring dance called the Sardana! ; )

Jo said...

Goodness, how I love your outfit! The head scarf is the perfect finishing touch!

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The Daily Fashionista said...

I think you have a very beautiful blog:) I love the way you styled this plaid dress so much!! I'm so happy to have stumbled onto your blog!!

Raquel said...

I just noticed this after yesterday, and now with this look too, but orange definitely suits you! ;)

chaoskontrolowany said...

You look so pretty!:)

Xavi said...

Is the Sardana boring?
x-( x-( x-( x-( x-(

Well.... a litle bit...

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Xavi: Haha, you know it is! Even I can do it, without a single lesson... ; D

Katie said...

Ack! I have been so bad at reading blogs lately! >.< I haven't read your blog in forever but I am now, and I am being doubly good because I am commenting, too! :D

What an adorable outfit!! I love your dress, and that sweater over it is lovely! Your headband is great as well. <3

I hope you had fun on your coffee trip, and good luck on your paper!

I am going to try to be more faithful in reading your blog and commenting from now on. Feel free to give me a shove if I disappear again. ;-D

~ Katie
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Monique said...

That skirt is pure sweetness and I love your head scarf!

Anthea said...

Goodness me! I think I want to raid your closet! Love this entire outfit as well! Hope that essay came along nicely.

Diana said...

you look positively adorable!! adorable :) i know what you mean!! deadlines alllways open up opportunities to procrastinate ;) good luck!! xoxo

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mymymode said...

your pictures are beautiful !! :)

Lenne said...

That first photo of you is gorgeous dear!

Vilaine fille said...

I love the tote bag :)
BTW, thanks for the information about the sailor jacket, I appreciate it. I'll try to find a picture with The cherry Blossom Girl wearing it.

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黃愛玲 said...

I realy love this outfit. You look great!