Sunday, August 29, 2010

boy meets girl

Last post before departing across the Atlantic Ocean! Next time I talk to you I'll be on the other side amigos. I'm getting really, really excited about the impending adventure. There will be so much to see and so many people to meet. An opportunity has also presented itself to me in the form of another blog! I'll be helping to start up a blog for at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona and it's my job to photograph all the cool kids, find out what they're wearing and listening to and to find out about the general culture on campus. But, no worries- this will definitely not interfere with my blog here. If anything, I think it can only help make me a better blogger. I'll hook you up with a link when I get all settled in.


Here are a few things I'm looking forward to:
1 Living with a Spanish family- this is the best way for me to immerse myself in the culture & the language. And I'm hoping they have little ones, niƱos monos!
2 Improving my Spanish and (hopefully) learning a bit of Catalan!
3 Traveling! Traveling! Traveling!
4 Harry Potter premiere in London? Italy with my best friend? Oktoberfest?
5 sangria! self-explanatory.
6 beautiful art museums, La Sagrada Familia and other Gaudi masterpieces
7 the lovely Mediterranean weather
8 meeting locals! I'm collaborating on the university blog with a girl from Barcelona, she's adorable. You can check out her blog here.
9 trying new foods. let's put it this way, I'm living on the coast and I don't particularly like seafood but I'm going to have to learn to haha
10 becoming a stronger, more wordly individual :]

And loads more! But, I don't want to bore you. So, I'm flying out of DC on Tuesday- life around here has been errands on top of errands with delicious American food thrown in between. For example: Ricky's Rice Bowl yesterday mmm it's a Japanese restaurant with rice bowls (ok yes, I know what you're thinking, that is not American but by American I mean anything I won't be able to get in Spain) & Yogiberry! I think I might have a serious addiction to frozen yogurt. But honestly, who can resist it!? Anyway, also bought my luggage yesterday- it's gorgeous. I've never had new luggage before and it's just enthralling, that new new smell and perfectly functioning zippers! I'm in heaven.



So, about this outfit. The quest for the perfect pair of fall boots is officially over! These are actually not one of the ones I mentioned in my earlier posts, bought these babies from Piperlime. They are exactly what I was looking for. I love the feel of lace ups and they have a little tiny heel which is good for relieving lower back pressure. I'm really excited to wear them this season, I think they will be extremely versatile. The outfit was actually built around this blouse- I'm not taking it to Spain, so I thought I'd get one last look out of it before I leave. It's very feminine in a sort of traditional, old-fashioned way, so I decided to roughen it up a bit. I tried to retain a little of the "pretty" feel with the necklace and eyeliner. I don't know if you can even see it in these photos? But, it was supposed to be winged.

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Outfit details: Necklace- Urban Outfitters// Plaid button-up- UO// Blouse: BB Dakota (on sale)// Jean shorts: Delia's// Socks: SmartWool, gift// Boots: Coconuts via Piperlime// muskeet- my granddaddy


¡Tenga una semana maravillosa!
Have a wonderful week, you guys!


And here's another way I wore the plaid shirt and jean shorts
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Christy said...

I'm really really loving your boots. They're just perfect to wear with both jeans and skirts.
They go really well with your outfit.
I'm excited to be home and read your blog again too! :)

Your trip sounds really exciting. I can't wait to live vicariously through you as you explore and take pictures.

Nice outfit!
Christy of Dress Rehearsal

Kate Maggie said...

Oh my goodness, these photos are fantastic! I love your outfit so much and those boots look so good on you. eeeep. I wish my boots looked that good on me. Have so much fun on your trip pretty. x

v a m p i r e said...

wow reading your post sounds like a lot of fun , and new adventures for you

reading with envy* lol and at the same time wishes you a safe trip , may u have a blast , and cant wait for all the updates :)

ps can i hide in your luggage and join your adventure too haha just joking

have a great week ahead ♥

Amber Blue Bird said...

Good luck on your new adventures although I am sure you wont need it. Sounds so exciting!

fhen said...

really love this look
love your plaid shirt!