with Love from Barcelona

after checking out the beach and the some of the sights such as Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell I did more shopping and went to the Picasso Museum which was amazing. Let me tell you…the Zara in Spain is SICK. I was lucky enough to be at a hotel on the same street, the lovely Silken Gran Havana Hotel. It is one of the hugest Zara’s I have ever seen. The best thing was the insanity of the pricing compared to the US. OMG..so yall know I’m a shopping fanatic so I definitely looked up the prices of everything I wanted in US dollars and Euros. Spains prices were about $20-50 lower even with the dollar to euro conversion!
Fashion Steele’s all around!
So when I did my conversions (thanks converter app on my phone) I knew just how much I was saving.
I also did some cool thrift and vintage shopping in the El Born neighborhood of Barcelona which had the tiniest streets filled with boutique shops.

All in all a smashing good time was had by me and my friend. I also celebrated my birthday while there…hence the rasberry, strawberry, fudge cake thingy in a martini glass.
it was de-effing-licious.
one year older…and super inspired by my vacation.
i quickly came home and put together the most amazing outfits high off my Barcelona infusion.
the quirky thrift shop Le Swing Vintage was a jewel. I picked up the best sunglasses ever there!
i also spent a lot of money in Zara…enough that I may never shop there again this year.
soon i will post a video of Barcelona as a whole.


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  1. May 22, 2012 / 10:34 pm

    Loving the Barcelona pics, youre giving me the travel itch and before this I’ve never wanted to go to Spain. Happy belated birthday! Taureans rock!!

  2. May 23, 2012 / 12:00 am

    Zara in Spain is so amazing, you’re really making me miss Barcelona so much with these posts! Love them. Happy Post Birthday 🙂


  3. May 23, 2012 / 12:13 am

    Ugh these are Gorge pictures! everybody is traveling and i’m living through every moment of it.

  4. May 23, 2012 / 2:02 am

    amazing pictures honey !!!

  5. May 23, 2012 / 4:33 am

    Wow, such beautiful quality pictures! I love it when you travel! feels like i am traveling too.

  6. May 23, 2012 / 5:50 am

    I envy you so much right now! These pictures are amazing..it looks like you are having so much fun


  7. May 23, 2012 / 1:37 pm

    I went to Barcelona with my bff and we loved it! Went to the exact same Zara, it’s actually the cheapest in Europe. Even in London we pay just a few extra but not that much. Hope you enjoy your vaycay 😉

  8. May 23, 2012 / 2:31 pm

    I like the photo of you in the restaurant with the glasses on, very cool.

  9. May 25, 2012 / 6:29 pm

    I look forward to going there one day.. gotta love españa

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