Sunday, 27 May 2012

a morning in the neighbourhood

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Writing that I should wear other blouses besides this one only resulted in my going and digging this one out of the closet. I just love outfits like this on summer mornings: simple, unfussy, retro and playful. I ambled to a café in my Catalan espardenya shoes, which are impossible to walk quickly in, because they base is made of rope and it shifts a bit as you walk. I kind of like that this most Mediterranean of shoes enforces a Mediterranean pace in life... strolling down shady alleyways for a morning cup of coffee. On Saturday morning, anyway.

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23 comments:

Terri said...

I love the notion of "enforced slowness." I'm dressed in a very similar way today...with flip-flops.

ZZ said...

Yep, perfect attitude. Add a croissant and OJ for me, please!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

You could use some of the croissants here as murder weapons, they're so hard. I'll stick to the coffee and OJ :D

Abigayel-Bryce said...

Those shoes are beaaautiful!! They look like romp-around-anywhere shoes : )

Valerie Enríquez said...

Love the outfit, especially the red tote. And I agree that some shoes are meant for slow strolling ;)

rose japan said...

Emily amei seu look lindo, adoro essa sua blusa e esse seu sapato é lindooo

besos rose jp

Closet Fashionista said...

Yayyy, love that shirt, hehe. And those shorts are awesome! :D
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Reva said...

I absolutely LOVE your style!
xXx
Reva

Franca said...

you do hot weather dressing so well. Summer has finally arrived in Brussels and I'm struggling. Without my tights and layering I am so lost, I actually had to go shopping in a 'I have nothing to wear' panic.

Zane said...

you look so casual yet so gorgeous, love the ensemble.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Franca: I'm the opposite... I kind of hate layering and only feel like I'm dressed how I want to be in the summertime!

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

Lovely, the shirt is too nice to put away for too long I think.. Love the espadrilles, slightly different to my ones from Seville! x

Kirstin@CrimsonRosella said...

I love your hair like this!

celia said...

I don't care at all that you wear this blouse a lot because I love it, every time you post it I'm like "oooh, the blouse :D"

Loving the espardenyes, I used to wear them for dancing sardanes and that sort of stuff when I was younger and they made me feel so special haha.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Kirstin: Um... really? This is my "my hair is being uncooperative" style...

jesse.anne.o said...

Very cute. I love the shorts, especially. Do you recall where you got them?

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@jesse.anne. The shorts are from H&M; a recent purchase, so they should still be available. :)

Hannah said...

Adorable ensemble, I used to have a pair of shoes like that when I was a kid I am yearning for a pair now. So envious of your lifestyle xxx

Michal said...

I love everything about this- your hair, those shorts, and your cute blouse buttoned all the way up. Your blog makes me miss Europe so badly!

North Country Girl

Cláudia Paulino said...

I really enjoyed your clothes!
You are relaxed, perfect for a Saturday morning!
I really like the braided hair,
has a romantic air!
kisses

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

Gorgeous blouse! The colors look lovely on you!

dusanabotswana said...

you always look lovely in this blouse so I GUESS that makes it ok ; ) but really, it is a great casual look, love the catalan espadrilles. funny they require a slow pace. Enjoy the weekend!
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Ester Durães said...

I love this outfit, you're looking fantastic!