Tuesday, 4 October 2011

in which manual settings still elude me somewhat, but I'm learning

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helmet or shield anyone?

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Saturday was an unexpectedly busy sort of day. In the morning there was a reunion with an old friend from Mexico for coffee (erm, although as you can see, I was already on to the stronger stuff) ; D and the day continued at a break-neck pace from there. Most of these pictures were taken at the Festes d'Hostafrancs, a little neighbourhood I know quite well which lets its inner Roman citizen out at every festive opportunity.

Later in the evening there was a nice dinner in celebration of my upcoming birthday, and then an evening out in Barcelona to send off a friend, and unexpectedly, to wish a happy birthday to another lovely lady.

I wore a simple and underrated dress for two days straight, as you do. I tried to remember to brush my hair periodically throughout this time. : )

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daytime pictures by Albert, nighttime pictures by me

dress: Vera Moda (a few years old), shoes: Steve Madden via ebay, purse: vintage via Mom

37 comments:

Liv said...

Mmmmm... Barcelona... I visited 8 long years ago and I've been longing to return ever since! Adorable dress!

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Marisa Noelle said...

I am always in awe of your effortless style. Worn for 2 days straight or not, this dress really looks amazing on you! Looks like a beautiful time and place and I always adore the way your photos tell a story.

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

you just always have the most beautiful dresses!

Tammy said...

Emily,
Beautiful photos of lots of fun! They made me smile.
Trust me you look so cute nobody would have imagined that you wore the dress for 2 days.
thanks for sharing.
BTW if you have a pair of boots strut over to my latest link.......all about boots baby!
Have a great week

Closet Fashionista said...

Yayy, that looks like a fun time :)
I looove that dress!! (I do that all the time on the weekends, haha...I just wear the same thing both days ;)
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Ashley said...

mmm...it's dinner time and you've successfully made me hungry :)

Shield and helmet?!? Let's joust!!!

Tanvi said...

Really like this dress of yours! :)

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The Daily Fashionista said...

Fabulous pictures, as usual!! I am loving that cool striped dress. Here's to a happy birthday coming up for you!!!

Monique said...

happy birthday in advance...i adore that dress. beer for breakfast why not?

gee said...

happy birthday! (just in case i forget!)
you look beautiful in that dress..
looks like such a wonderful day.

Carrie said...

1) The dinner looks yummy - I could sit there for a while and relax.

2) Happy early birthday!

3) Helmet and shield? Yes please. I know I could find just the right place to wear them... ;-)

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

This looks like such a fun day! Glad you are doing well and Happy early Birthday!

Heather, 29 Skirts said...

This is such a great dress. I wouldn't mind wearing it for two days straight either! The colors and wide stripes are so chic!

Virginie's Cinema said...

The pictures are gorgeous! And I adore that dress!!

Virginie ♥

ps: should I say happy birthday now or wait... maybe I'll just say it twice. Happy almost birthday!

CessOviedo said...

My brother collects helmets and all medieval stuff, he would love it there! ... What part of Mexico is your friend from? is great that you get to meet and catch up!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

gabrielle said...

hair brushing is for wimps... wimps with too much time on their hands.

xxoo
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Rachel, Cold Knees said...

You look rather glam here, love the dress! Or maybe it's the lack of hair brushing? ;) glad you're having fun back in Barcelona xx

Galine said...

!!!!!!!!!! what a gorgeous area! *sigh* so beautiful, wish i could send myself there, NOW!

as for wearing a dress two days in a row, i do it all the time. i don't really care about the whole OH NO, SOMEONE HAS SEEN ME IN THIS ALREADY! if i like it on, I WEAR IT! :)

great dress for sure, love the stripes!

Cat said...

You look lovely, really understated and chic! And I'm very jealous that you can so easily get away with wearing that dress in October!

Cat xxx
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Amber Blue Bird said...

you drink beer in the morning? We are so meant to be friends.

April said...

Looks like so much fun! I love those days when you wear the same thing over again just because it's easiest.

dusanabotswana said...

Your mom must be quite the fashionista herself, everything you have from her is always so cute. Lovely colors on that dress, (certainly acceptable to wear it in a row!), great combo with the steve maddens too. I love the picture of the bar alleyway, reminds me of my days in Spain.

dusanabotswana said...

almost forgot- funny you mention the hair-brushing because I was thinking how pretty your hair looks in all of these pictures!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

To be fair everyone... I was drinking beer at 11:30 or something. I'd already been out for my coffee and two walks by that time, so it seemed reasonable to start drinking. True, I hadn't eaten much yet, but never mind. ; D

Margaret said...

These pictures remind me of the summer five years ago when I was in Germany and we celebrated a friend's birthday at a restaurant outside. We were chatting and laughing but apparently weren't aware of how loud we were because someone living across the street called the police and we were forced to go inside the restaurant. But then again, it WAS nearly one in the morning, so I can't blame them :)

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Emily, I completely adore your dress. Did you do some wardrobe swapping while you were home? Also, I second Heather's comment about the colors and stripes being very chic - yes!

Your street & bunting photo is beautiful. I like it a lot.

Elyse (Give Me Bows) said...

Such a pretty sundress, I love the colours! x

Annebeth said...

gosh you look extra stunning in this post: the dress (WANT) and especially your hair is looking SO good! :-D love the shoes too and the pictures look great. go you! :D

Penny said...

glad you went back there!the pub looks like an awesome place (origamis on the ceiling was enough reason)and finally really cute dress!

Penny said...

*"finally" as in "the last thing I would like to say" not as "you are finally wearing a nice dress"!damned english language :$

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Penny: Haha, at first I was a bit like huh? but then I read it again and got it. : )

whitemaskgirl said...

Looks like an incredible place to be going to and visit, if my next travel was not to Finland, I would certainly go to Barcelona instead, it looks so charming and unique. Like the mediveal things especially, as the history neard I am. And finally, such an adorable dress, which I could wear those here, but it is way to cold for that!

threadsandbuttons said...

I want this dress, and I think I would also like to borrow your life while I'm at it, because you look like you're having BUNCHES of fun ;)

Sophie said...

I always read your posts in awe, you visit the most amazing places!
Sophie
x

Rebeccak said...

LOVE this dress - looks like the perfect day (and YES, yes to shields and helmets).

Meanz (Koi Story) said...

That dress is so lovely! I love the stripes and colors. You look wonderful!

Nana said...

I really love the dress. soooo pretty!!! Great photos! :)