Sunday, 2 October 2011

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A number of you asked where I was packing up to this time, and the answer is... back to Barcelona! Too familiar for you all from previous blog entries? Well, not for me. I found myself at a point in life where changes were happening, but I desperately craved something familiar and mine. With my family literally all over the place geographically, I chose this city which I consider to be my second home of sorts. This probably wasn't the smartest decision from some points of view (hello 20% unemployment rate and crap wages), and I'm not sure if this will be a future-defining move, but for now, I'm glad to be back. And more particularly, to be back doing photoshoots in my old stomping ground, Parc de l'Espanya Industrial... a beautiful, diverse and underrated park which has featured in so many outfit posts it probably deserves a retrospective on the blog. Hmmm. In the meantime, get a load of that dragon sculpture in the background of the first picture. It has three heads and consists of various slides... so playground and public art in one! Designed by Andrés Nagel, you can see a more complete and impressive picture here.

As for the outfit, in case it wasn't obvious, it's basically still summer in Barcelona, which I'm glad of, as it allows me to finally showcase this crop top I bought back in April....

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skirt: Oysho (sales last year); top: California Select vintage (which is American Apparel); shoes: Calvin Klein via Winners; bag: vintage via Mom, sunglasses: Lucky Brand via TKMaxx

32 comments:

Gabriella said...

Nice pictures, I like your top! Barcelona looks lovely. :)

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Rebecca said...

Congrats on the move! I love that cropped shirt, the collar is so perfect. I like all the simple lines of this outfit too.

Xavi said...

Welcome to the city!!!!
It's dificult to talk about unemployment and job opportunities. Don't forget your english is fluent (obbiously) and as you know, this is an important stronghold.
Nice outfit, good luck.

Marissa said...

Best of luck in your new home! I've always wanted to visit Barcelona. Can't wait to see more of your photos from there.

The Daily Fashionista said...

I'm glad you made that leap of faith and moved to your second home:) I wish you so much luck!!

And the outfit is gorgeous!! I love the crop top and the pretty vintage purse.

Closet Fashionista said...

I love your top, and yayy for being back to Barcelona! :D
I wish I had somewhere I could call my second home XD
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Ashley said...

And now I must devise a plan to visit you in Barcelona :)

Nina the Little Nomad said...

Congratulations on your move back! It must be a nice feeling being in a familiar place. Wishing you all the best

xx
Nina

Meanz (Koi Story) said...

Congrats on the move. I love your top and your hair looks adorable!

CessOviedo said...

Yay for the great Barcelona weather cause that cropped top need to be break out soon!

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Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

I want nothing more than to have a good chat with you about traveling. I've been saving my funds and am planning my first trip the summer following the upcoming one- to Paris!

islabell said...

welcome home then woman! I know how you feel, its a funny thing thinking about where to plant.

This outfit is f*****g fantastic. Dude, its perfection all over. the crop, the stripes, the denim. You make me happy.

x

Monique said...

welcome home, i love your hair and that crop top is just super lovely collar. enjoy the sunshine

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

Glad to hear your happy in Barcelona! I definitely envy your ability to pick up and move, and find what makes you happy. I'm feeling rather stuck and moving somewhere new isn't a possibility right now, but someday! Lots of luck, lady :)
Also, this outfit very nearly makes me miss summer weather. The buttons on that skirt are such a cute detail, and I love the crop top.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

I had no idea that was a dragon in the first photo until I read on. It's so obvious now it kinda hurts. Oh well :P

Beautiful outfit, Emily. I really like the cascade of blues. Enjoy the remnants of summer and all the familiarity that Barcelona brings you.

Rebecca said...

lovee jeanss

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Rachel, Cold Knees said...

Yay back in Europe :) Are you going to try and find a "proper" job then? Barca is such an amazing city so why not move here? Hope you find something soon! xx

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Rachel: At the moment I'm just teaching English and doing some writing... Barcelona's not that great for "proper" jobs, but if I decide to stay I'll hopefully start looking for one.

Lorelai● said...

Que tengas suerte chicitita!
love your sunnies as always!

Amber Blue Bird said...

Well first off love that blouse and super jealous that you still get to experience summer :) Secondly, I hope the move back to Barcelona is everything you hope it will be. I am sure being back in a place that offers some comfort will be good for you.

CAITLIN said...

barcelona, yay! sometimes all you want is to be somewhere familiar. my big goal right now is to save my money for the great american road trip, but that's a long ways off. and you look totally adorable in that crop top!

Annebeth said...

I've never been to barcelona but it's definitely high on my to visit list. I have only heard amazing things about the place. I really love your crop blouse, the vicar like collar is awesome.

Jenni Wells - Stop Making Sense said...

Barcelona is my first stop on my Europe trip next year!!

I love this top. The high neck-line with the belly peaking out... adorable.

PuppyLovePrincess said...

i love those shoes. so pretty. and they look comfy, too...

gabrielle said...

unemployment- sounds like the perfect time for a change of scenery. no matter what happens, it will definitely be "future defining", you will always look back at the adventure with fondness and appreciation of perspective.

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Charli said...

You look amazing as usual! xoxo

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

This sort of reminds me of Roman Holiday. Hope all is well in Barcelona. <3

thinkmilkandhoney said...

I used to play there as a child, man how I loved the dragon slide! Then the dragon closed due to lack of maintenance for years and the park also became a rather dodgy spot, which I guess has to do with it being underrated nowadays.

Welcome back, glad to see someone appreciates this neverending summer ;)

PS. such a pretty top by the way!

Raquel said...

These pictures are beautiful and you look beautiful as well (not saying you don't always do!) The outfit is really neat and simple, as I'm really more and more into!
Are these with your new camera (which is it???), the images look better.

dusanabotswana said...

aww you look so adorable here, you pull off this look perfectly with those milkmaid braids! Wow, didnt' realize the unemployment rate was so high over there, but does it include students who purposely don't work to get unemployment? I heard of that quite a bit when I was there, but maybe I happened up lots of scammers as it sure doesn't sound normal to me haha.

Rebeccak said...

So THAT"S why it's so sunny! Lucky girl :)

Stef / Diversions said...

I can see how such a generous helping of summer might make up for low wages :D
Looking great - I want to try those slides now..