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Summer Brights
BARCELONA ... home to tapas, sangria, Gaudi's architecture and more importantly shopping!!  Booked as a surprise birthday treat for my mum, we enjoyed 4 days of girly time!

The days plan was Barcelona Zoo, Parc de la Ciutadella and a little more browsing of the shops.  A day for a practical core summer item .... a summer LBD.

Simple, effortless and with an open back.... my coral Mango dress was much needed.  It was a super hot day, so this loose, fluid fabric, flowy dress kept me feeling cool and stylish.
Accessories can make a simple dress shine... a tassled suede bag and floral yellow headband purchased the day before from Shankara Barcelona (a great boho style shop).
Dress:  Mango
Headband:  Shankara Barcelona
INTO the BLUE
Going away on a city break?  Essential to pack lightly and be organised with your outfits. Matching together or worn as seperates this twin chic set was first on my list.  Soft, tailored, textured linen material, the top and shorts nailed this summer seasons bloom prints trend.

Like any vibrant pattern, the bright blue floral against the crisp white needs no explanation.  Keeping it simple, I paired a delicate, layered necklace and other plain gold jewellery.  

Fresh, cool, tailored and bold; enjoy my co-ordinates of the day......

Don't be afraid to match a whole outfit... even if it is print overload!

Top:
  Zara
Shorts:  Zara
Sandals:  Bosonova, Barcelona
Necklace:  Mango
Nautical
Sail away with nautical inspired pieces......

One of my favourite colours has to be navy.  A classic, sophisticated and smart shade that is more forgiving than black and I think suits pretty much everyone.  A key colour for a nautical vibe and a trend that never goes out of season, here are some of my nautical ideas for whatever the weather:

Spring/Summer:
  • Stripe sundress
  • Navy/white shorts & stripe tee
  • Stripe skirt & plain tee
  • Stripe espadrilles/white pumps
Autumn/Winter:
  • Navy blazer, stripe tee and chino's
  • Tailored navy trousers, stripe blouse and pumps
  • Stripe scarf or bag
As day two's adventures included the old town and Barcelona's marina (Port Vell) a soft, thin stripe tee, navy high waisted shorts and flats seemed appropriate!  Plus the weather was amazing and I wanted to make the most of being able to wear shorts! 

Tee:  Stradivarius
Shorts:  Zara
Bag:  Parfois
Flats:  Next
Sunglasses:  Ray Ban
Leather Look

"Sometimes I feel like I'm in Barcelona.................."!

 

A place that has always been on my bucket list.  My friend Leigh and I spent 3 days in this stunning, medieval Spanish city.  From the shopping... to lunch... to the architecture....I was simply amazed!!

 

In true tourist style I had my camera, guide book, sunnies and with lots of walking in order...........my new black/silver toe-cap skate pumps! (My favs at the mo!)

 

Sports luxe has been a key trend for SS14 and since it was still going to be hot weather I made sure to pack pieces that I could adapt easily from day to night.  A super cute, leather-look miniskirt with zip front and pocket detailing combined with my skater flats instantly worked this sporty appeal.  Complete with a pair of clubmaster Ray Bans and a city print Parfois bag........ I was ready for day uno in Barcelona!


For a night edit....add a pair of heels, fitted blouse and dainty jewellery.

Day one - Camp Nou (Barcelona FC), Park Güell - one of Gaudi's creations and Plaça de Catalunya.


Vest:
 Anti Blue, The Sting
Leather Skirt:  Zara 'Trf'
Skate Pumps:  Stradivarius
Bag:  Parfois
Sunglasses:  Ray Ban