Tuesday, 29 November 2011

of beehives, babies and bows

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I generally don't feel retro enough for a full beehive, but I like encouraging my hair to go a little ways in that direction from time to time. And I like bows, especially in a double dose at my neck and feet.

This outfit was worn for a) empanadas, hot chocolate milk and alfajores at the café across the street from my house. Alfajores are my new doom... two pieces of shortbread with dulce de leche inbetween. Soooo. good. and b) going to meet the new baby of some friends of mine. Conclusion: More alfajores as soon as possible, and no babies for at least another five years!


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P.S. As I've mentioned before, I write weekly articles for a Barcelona tourism website, Barcelona Planning. I'd love if you wanted to make me look good by visiting... I've just written an article about some of the very, very strange Christmas traditions of this region!

Photos by Albert

blouse: Zara, shorts: H&M Wateraid collection, tights: boots, shoes: Indigo Clarks circa 2006, ring: my grannie's

37 comments:

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

Probably one of my fave outfits of yours, I just love the blouse with your hairdo! That dessert sounds sooo yummy! Now I'm craving shortbread:)

Cat said...

Love this outfit - the bow tie is so cute! Also love the beehive, I can't only dream of having enough hair to do it myself...

A colleague came into work last week with her six week old baby and, as lovely as he was, it made me think the same - I need at least another five years!

Cat xxx
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AngeliqueDama said...

Wonderful!

Amber Blue Bird said...

love your blouse and the beehive is a nice touch. Yeah babies are cute as long as they are sleeping but once they wake up its a whole other ballgame.


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Rachel, Cold Knees said...

I love the blouse! Ahhhh alfajores, yum yum! I will check out your article asap :) xo

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

That is such a cute outfit! Love the little tie!
And how cool that you're writing for the Tourism site. Well done!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Ah! Your little beehive! Looking good! And this outfit is, sigh, perfection. I'm rather dramatic today, hehe.

That little feast of yours sounds and looks delicious. I'd be all over alfajores. The Spanish sure know what they're doing in the sweets department.

Ashley said...

Sure Em, we'll make you look good :)

Have you also had Choripan? Mmmmm...Argentine food is muy delicioso!!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

These are such pretty pictures Emily! I love that blouse on you with your adorable beehive hair style. You look so happy with your Alfajores too. They sell some at the cafe where I work but I fear that they are a poor knock off of the real thing. Also, the chocolate milk in those glass bottles looks too good to be true. Yummy!
XOXO

CessOviedo said...

Alfajores and bows, those are part of the list of the best in life! You look adorable!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Arielle said...

That hot chocolate milk looks delicious! I've never heard of that.

-Arielle
www.humblepievintage.com

Closet Fashionista said...

Hello awesome outfit! I love that top :)
(and nah, christmas starts right after US thanksgiving for me ;) )
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KK said...

the blouse is so cute!!!
xx
Kristina

The Daily Fashionista said...

You look lovely!! I love the bows. And those cookies sounds amazing:)

The Thriftaholic (Leilani) said...

You should wear your hair styled like this more often, it looks wonderful. I like the little black bow tied on your shirt too, definitely a style I want to try soon.

Those treats sound tasty, I've actually had alfajores before at a Cuban cafe. They're indeed very yummy.

Raquel, Black Sheep said...

Oh I love this outfit! You look so pretty in those clothes and that hairdo, I wish I had the patience to do something to mine ha!

Oh I see babies every work day so I know I am not ready for a while too!

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

Oh goodness, I would like some alfajores and hot chocolate milk right about now. And every day, for that matter.
Also, you look lovely! That blouse is beautiful, and I love your hair like that :)

Hanna said...

you look amazing! the blouse is to die for..

caitlin said...

yeeaah beehives :) i love this outfit. and i'm glad there are no alfajores nearby because i would go crazy. sounds amazing.

Sparks In Spring said...

I would wear that high waisted shorts anyday! :) very pretty look.

dusanabotswana said...

ooh never heard of that sweet, is it from Catalunya? Or maybe I was just spacing out & making a decent effort at avoiding pastry (but not ice cream) shops! Love the behive! You did a great job making it stay up & goes perfect w/ the outfit, super cute top & coat. I feel EXACTLY the same when I see babies, esp newborns. Everyone's a oohing & awwing & that's all I can think! haha

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@dusana: I think Alfajores are maybe Argentinian? Don't quote me on that, but the empanada café is, and dulce de leche...

Zane said...

lovely

Heather, 29 Skirts said...

What a cool blouse, and I love when you wear a beehive! I feel the same way about alfajores (there's a Peruvian restaurant nearby that has them) and babies (every time I turn around a friend or relative has had a baby...I have yet another baby shower to attend this weekend).

Maria Ramona said...

i love the spanish use of "shit." i had no idea about the logs shitting presents though. that's a new one.

do they still say "me cago en la leche" by the way? that was a fave of mine.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@MariaRamona: My bf does say "me cago en la puta" but then says it's coarse if I say it :D

Paula said...

I just checked out your article and really liked it! there seem to be strange thing in chrismas markets in general, no matter where on this planet, haha :) thanks for sharing and your hair looks very lovely! have a great rest of the week :)

Ani said...

Your hair looks lovely! I love the outfit too! I'm so glad to have found your blog i'm inspired. :)

-Ani x

Annebeth said...

I wanna beehive too! I was just thinking of trying it out tomorrow. Mindstealer.

Nature Lover said...

thanks for commenting on my blog! wow, i love your style. So retro. Keep up the good work! following :D

laura said...

I'm definitely not retro enough for a beehive. I wish I was because yours looks great. ANd this outfit is cosy and chic at the same time! I'm glad you found my blog cos I found yours! I'm your newest follower!

♥ laura
the blog of worldly delights

Vanilla - Notes from my closet said...

Really cute look, I love your shorts! :)

Love, Vanilla

YEYE STYLE BLOG said...

I really like that blouse with the black bow so cute! Your blog is so cute I am now following you :)

Sarah Stright said...

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rebeltakipte said...

i love your shirt :)

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) said...

I love those shorts and you white button up! You are so adorable.

Sara said...

Nice photos and really cool outfit, you look great, I love your shorts, what a great color and that shirt is so nice, the perfect touch to the outfit, also nice flats and you are really beautiful! Your have an awesome blog by the way and I am a new follower! Hope you will like my blog and follow back!
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