Shirt: H&M | Skirt: Oilily | Necklace: Nolan | Ring: Banana Republic | Earrings: Boutique from LES (closed) | Shoes: Kenneth Cole | Glasses: Face It by Alexandra Cassaniti | Bikini top: BCBG | Bag: FEED from Cynthia Rowley
On my way to my acupuncturist (my one excursion of the day), I was just recounting about how much I am over this baltic weather. Seriously, didn’t the groundhog NOT see its shadow this Saturday? Early Spring – that was the point, wasn’t it?
Perhaps it’s because I’ve caught my second cold of the season (seriously, when did my immune system become so weak?)… or that I missed out on this fabulous down coat from Brooklyn Industries last Tuesday… or better yet, because I’ve been working non-stop around the clock… whatever the cause, I’ve been particularly cranky and suffering a severe case of wanderlust.
What to do? Well – time to open the vault (as Andy Cohen would say), and look back on some travel favorites. This easy breezy outfit was a favorite of mine from my recent trip to Barcelona (the last time hubby and I were overseas! Imagine!!). I remember reading somewhere about how vacations bring out the best of our unfettered selves, and I couldn’t agree more! This was one of those “hmm I wonder what I can pull together out of my suitcase” concoctions – and it turned out to be one of my best travel combos to date. Not only was it comfortable and versatile, it also remained suitably true to my personal style – a little free spirit here, with a little edge sprinkled in there, whilst keeping it all sufficiently girly and femme-chic.
Most of the photos were taken on our way to the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya – a must-see if you ask me! It houses some of the city’s finest art collection, and looks out over the city from the Palau Nacional (centerpiece of the 1929 World Exhibition). I’ll have to document the art some other time, but I was in absolute awe over the handfuls of Picassos, Dalis and El Grecos they had in stock. The best part? Though the museum’s a bit out of the way from everything, it’s actually quite close to Tickets, the tapas de jour installation from Ferran Adrià, which is just down the hill and to the east along Avinguada del Paral-lel. Ah how I miss it all!