Wednesday, 6 July 2011

a day for extra large sunglasses

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The leaves have started falling in Barcelona. I had forgotten that they did that so soon. By July, the trees, exhausted from the heat and humidity and with more to come, begin to relinquish their leaves, which collect underfoot, given a strangely autumnal air despite the 30 degree heat.

I feel rather like a tree, losing layers of protection and pretense, sweltering in a new reality, standing very still to conserve resources. I don't remember if the leaves grow back again during the summer, or if they keep falling until they sit in dusty brown piles in the parks in November.

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Photos by Albert

dress (as blouse): Vero Moda, skirt: Snoozer Loser, sandals: Urban Outfitters, sunglasses: Lucky Brand via TK Maxx

56 comments:

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

What an amazing skirt!
Is it really hot in Barcelona? Please don't Lose all your leaves!

The Headless Mannequin said...

I LOVE your skirt! I'm obsessed with all things bird-related lately. You write really beautifully too... there's a poetic quality to your writing.

www.theheadlessmannequin.blogspot.com

Shybiker said...

Beautiful nature. Pretty pictures. Your blog is becoming one of my favorites.

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

Your pictures are so gorgeous, the setting is magical. I can't believe its that hot there already! (Its only about 23-24 degrees here still...yes I converted to celsius for you!). That giant flower is so pretty that you're standing near.
PS: I'm going to steal your shoes! Say hi to Albert!

Penny said...

amazing sandals!new find? :)

Rebeccak said...

These shots remind me of a house I walked past once that had a big sign saying "Beware the agapnthas". Now I always think of them as a little bit sinister!

Amber Blue Bird said...

well dont you look sexy lounging on those stairs, love that shot

The Daily Fashionista said...

I love love love that skirt!! It's such a cool print. And that's interesting about the leaves falling so soon.

Margaret said...

The pattern on that skirt...is just beautiful...I love it...

Snoozer loser? Really? :D

chantilly said...

SUPER perfect skirt. barcelona must be beautiful :)

xx
~chantilly
~chantilly

Tammy said...

I am usually a little cautious about commenting on younger women's blogs. I don't want them to feel like the old lady brigade is coming to town.
I will say you are beautiful and your pictures are stunning.
I adore your skirt.
Ok, back to the dining room for a pic. I still don't have the guts to take them outside.

islabell said...

i love love love these photos lady. Seriously awesome....and hello! thats a dream of a skirt. I just love it.

x

Sewon said...

I'm loving the beautiful skirt you've got on there!

Julia Topaz, La Belle Oiselle said...

The composition of these photos is so perfect! You have a fabulous photographer.

Terri said...

I love photo #4 and the intoxicating scent of magnolias, the blossoms big as a plate.

April said...

Those sunglasses look great on you. ;)

deppa said...

De verdad?? no tenía idea que caían tan pronto! y eso que el verano recién les ha llegado!
Las fotos están increibles, te ves muy linda y los colores por cierto están perfectos.
Que tengas un gran miércoles ;)

Nos vemos!

dahhlayne said...

I am lusting over your skirt right now. haha And I am loving the detail on your blouse as well!! Goodness, but that skirt! Ahh! It's that skirt that's making me crazy. Anyways, I love it. :)

These are such gorgeous photos, by the way. Loving the scenery.

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Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Shybiker: aw, thank you!

@Kallie: Hehe, the temperature conversion is much appreciated! And yeah, it gets super hot here in the summer.. there's worse to come...

@Tammy: The "old lady brigade" is more than welcome along with everyone else. Hope you get out of the living room one day. ; )

Rachel said...

That skirt has an amazing print! Wow, it's like it's signalling the end of summer already! Is it the heat or the wind that does that? Thanks for your comment by the way, I'm trying to get myself into a more positive frame of mind for any future interviews! xx

Pink Penguin (Elyse) said...

your skirt is so precious, I love the print on it! It looks lovely paired with the simple blouse x

The Attic People said...

AMAZING skirt! Such a fab print, shape and colour palette :)

Raquel said...

Ai ai I really missed seeing this skirt and these sandals in your blog!! This outfit is so so lovely, one of your best summer outfits in my opinion!

It is a bit weird to see leaves falling in early July I must say, I don't know if that happens here too since I never noticed it, but probably not. The weather has been strange, in the same day can be grey, gloomy and cool and changing into sun and sweltering hot later. Or one day cool and raining and the other so hot you can't almost leave the house! Oh climate changing...

Anyway, apart from the outfit being lovely and you looking so pretty, the pictures are awesome too! Yay Albert!

Lorelai● said...

you look great!i always love the patters of your clothes!!!

Stef / Diversions said...

Gorgeous as per usual ;) and these photos are dreamy too

Crazy stuff about the leafs. No fear of that here *sigh* ;)

Chaucee said...

I love everything about this outfit!! Adding it to my pinterest

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Raquel: Thanks! I don't know why I don't wear this skirt more often. Probably because it's linen and therefore a nuisance.

The weather here is a bit manic too. Today seems to be trying to rain, then is super humid, then hot and sunny, and currently cool and cloudy and breezy. Never thought I'd say it but I think I prefer the latter!

Celynne said...

Huh, I had no idea that trees lost their leaves mid-summer like that anywhere. Although maybe it explains why I was being pelted by some yellow leaves in the park mid-June during a dry spell... It's up in the 30's here in Ottawa, Ontario too, but so humid! I could bare it without the humidity. I just want to spend all day laying on a blanket in the shade.

TheMadTwins said...

I totally adore your skirt! It has such a lovely print!

Jul said...

These photos are lovely, they scream out your love for nature and trees in general.
I also like your outfit- the skirt has an amazing colour and print!

http://lifeisaromanticpoem.blogspot.com/

Sophie said...

You always make me want to jump on the first plane out of here! You are always in such beautiful locations!
Sophie
x

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Sophie: Ah, there're beautiful locations for photoshoots everywhere... but Barcelona certainly has more than its fair share of them!

whitemaskgirl said...

Oh, I hope the trees don't loose all leaves. It seems so..to be the end for those poor trees and then everything will be cold for ages. So I hope it's only because of the heat.

But to change subject, really like the cages on your dress. Seem fitting to your post a little.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Hehe, the trees will be fine, Whitemaskgirl. It certainly could not be considered cold around here until late November anyway... they always lose their leaves at this time of year here... it's just that I had forgotten...

Tonya said...

Cute skirt, the print is lovely. And those shoes are so adorable.

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Monique said...

I love this skirt and I love that this post followed Zoe with her pear printed dress. Gotta love prints. I have to admit before blogging I was not open to prints and now I just love them. This skirt is perfect in so many ways the color, length and print are just great. Happy Summer sounds like you in the thick of it.

Laura said...

I LOVE your skirt! The backgrounds of all of these photos are beautiful too!

Laura
whitewinters.blogspot.com

M & Em said...

Cutest. Skirt. Ever. Seriously! I imagine you get a lot of compliments on it. You look absolutely lovely. And what a beautiful writer! It was like poetry.

xoxo
Em

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Ashlee said...

your sandals and skirt are perfect!...

it gets painfully hot in my central california hometown (up to 115 degrees)...but i haven't seen any trees lose their leaves!

Jennyboo said...

I wanted that skirt for so long! The print is beautiful, and I am especially a big fan of the color combination. Falling leaves- yes! That may be one of my favorite parts of changing seasons. xx

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Ah, it's the return of that fabulous skirt. I'm convinced that it can do no wrong, but this is easily one of my favorite ways you've styled it thus far :)

Mackenzie said...

I'm pretty much obsessed with that skirt your wearing! Also, thank you for the suggestions on my blog, I'll be checking those blogs out right now. I love your blog so I'm sure you suggestions are just what I'm looking for.

Mackenzie

Karol Duarte said...

I love your look and you photos

xx
http://roupadeverao.blogspot.com/

Diana said...

i don't even want to THINK about the possibility of fall coming :( these photos are really beautiful -- i will always love that skirt :)

by the way, you should definitely go back and snag those h&m shoes i was wearing! they are surprisingly comfortable (and versatile) even though they take 22342 hours to put on :) and the price ain't bad ;) xo

http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

moonshinejunkyard said...

I love your blog; thanks for stopping by mine so i could find you! i've been looking at some of your older posts and your life in spain is fascinating....love the mad festivities of june 23!!!

ivanna Vidal said...

Awesome pictures!!

xo,
iva

http://ivannavidal.blogspot.com/

Alicia said...

the skirt is too cute! reminds me of tweety and silvester! :D
Alicia im Wunderland

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

So odd that the trees lose their leaves, but even more odd that simply because it doesn't happen in my backyard, I'd have never known.

You are a vision as always, and you could very well be in a lookbook with this outfit.

Ragini said...

So beautiful! Love the skirt. <3

jess said...

Its so strange to think that trees lose leaves in July. I love your skirt.

Kariyah said...

That is the cutest skirt and blouse. I love the outfit!!

http://kariyah.blogspot.com/

Ashley said...

You look adorable and I still love this skirt. Can you clear something up for me? Are you in Barcelona or Germany? I am confused. haha. Maybe you already told me once, but tell me again please :)

dusanabotswana said...

my guy just said "oh, that's a really cool one" (referring to your outfit). so just thought I'd share a guy comment! I love your outfit too, very casual summer but reminiscent of days when people didn't just walk around in cloth shorts and flip flops. Oh wait, Europeans still dress nice(er than Americans at least : ) So cool to see the leaves falling there and loved reading your description of it, very poetic-sounding.

Little Fury Bugs said...

That is such a cute skirt!

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