I’m Off To Barcelona!

No, not really. But I have been there and let me tell you, if I had the opportunity to go back…I would go in a Heart Beat. Barcelona has been the most unique and strangest place I have ever visited. I mean this in a good way, of course! When I think of legit Paella and the biggest Sangria I have ever had…my mouth begins to water.

The architecture on some of their buildings are completely out of this world…literally. Or at least, this is what I would like to think because who would have the imagination to create such, such…color. There are no words to describe. You must see for yourself.

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So, my inspiration for this outfit lies within the streets of Catalonia, The Roman Catholic Church (La Sagrada Familia) and the Gaudi buildings. I was inspired of blues, browns, creams, whites, golds, and grays. My focus was to jump out of my comfort zone and mix different elements together. I accomplished this through my accessories and it only took one item to spark this idea and tie it all together…this comfortable cardigan sweater.

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Since I was in a “Spanish” mood, I chose to include this beautiful scarf that I purchased in Barcelona. Through out the day, I wore the outfit with the scarf and without. It’s actually really huge when you extend it and I had used it as a blanket when I took a nap on the plane. What drew me to this scarf were the four tassels because it adds character. I had so much fun wearing this outfit because I finally had a reason to wear these jewelry pieces…and all at once! High Five! It’s all about Mixing!

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I challenge you to be inspired by places that you have seen. Choose a location, a building, a monument, or whatever and make something out of it. Look at the details that draw you in and be creative. If you can’t physically be there, you might as well wear it.

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  • Cardigan Sweater: Nordstrom
  • Gray Long Sleeved Shirt: Gilligan & Omalley
  • Distressed Jeggings: American Eagle
  • Boots: Sonoma
  • Scarf: Aita
  • Crossbody Bag: Michael Kors (“Bedford Gusset”)
  • Flower Necklace: Forever21
  • Multi-Strand Necklace: Lauren Conrad
  • Leaf Earrings: Lauren Conrad
  • Gold Bangles: Nordstrom
  • Blue Bangle: Garage Sale
  • Beaded Bracelet: Handmade in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico
  • Beaded Ring: Handmade in Tequisquiapan (Tequis), Mexico
  • Silver Pendent Bracelet: Handmade in Mexico
  • Lipstick: L’Oreal (“Saucy Mauve”)

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