One Last White Outfit Before Labor Day
In the states we all use Labor Day as a date for many things (back to school, end of summer, extended last weekend to party in Hamptons), but in fashion it’s declaring the last day to wear white jeans or in my case shorts. Though this “rule” is a bit ridiculous and I don’t abide by it, I will for the sake of this post and anyone that believes it’s blasphemous to wear white after Labor Day (because of course, duh, summer is ovah). Anyways, white outfits can of course be fresh and lots of fun to contrast pastel colors against. Either it be blue like me, or yellow, red, green, or even purple. There are a lot of possibilities how white can be worn and fit perfectly for the last BBQ’s, pool parties, picnics, or rooftop extravaganzas you may have with this last week of freedom. Just remember you are wearing white, and they do stain extremely easy. I’m quite clumsy, so I’m shocked that I’ve worn these shorts more than three times already and they still live to be worn again.
In other none Labor Day news, I wanted to apologize again for not having any outfit posts from Barcelona for the last two weeks. As I mentioned I haven’t been able to find a proper photographer here and it was quite nice to fully embrace holiday on the beach. Luckily though, one of my best friends from the states decided to visit Barcelona and we’ve had a blast shooting photos these past couple of days. So don’t worry, there will be steady outfit photos to come (though none will help the transition to fall until I get to Paris). :)
Shirt: DotBK/ Shorts: American Eagle/ Shoes: Soludos/ Watch: Daniel Wellington/ Sunglasses: Cynthia Rowley/ Bracelet: George Frost
Mastering Black Attire in Sunny Barcelona
I’ve said it before, black during the summer months can be a sweating death sentence. Though sometimes there are situations such as a elegant dinner or a club that requires black clothing and you have suck it up knowing you’ll be sweating more than you’d actually like. This is where I am here to help keep your outfit simple, and as most comfortable possible. Which can be easily done with three simple pieces. This first is crucial, having a light fabric havana style shirt (with or without print, but common, flamingos are cute ;). Second is of course black jeans that can be rolled up for some ankle breathing room, and the third is a comfortable pair of sneakers or chucks in my case. Then BAM, you have a comfortable black outfit for any tropical location either it be Barcelona, Ibiza, Miami, or Mykonos.
As I’m sure you can tell in my face on this day only shooting around my neighborhood, I was having another glistening moment. But was happy to be able to show my neighborhood (El Raval) that I have come to really love with all of it’s tiny ancient winding roads and historic squares. It was a real delight trying to capture the essence of the city in these photos. A place I am having a wonderful time and looking forward to another exciting weekend. I hope you all are enjoying your summer too!!
Shirt: Handsom Me/ Jeans: Paige/ Shoes: Converse/ Watch: Daniel Wellington/ Cuff: Giles & Brothers
An Inside tour of my Barcelona Airbnb
Welcome to sunny Barcelona, Spain. Where I will be spending the month of August exploring all of the rich history this beach city has to offer. I lucked out with finding a beautifully spacious Airbnb flat for less than half of what I was used to paying for rent in New York. Besides the four floor walk up (I’ve gotten pretty used to this now in Europe, anything below three floors I’m jumping up and down), I love my new flat. It’s located in the heart of Placa de la Universitat in a traditional Barcelona architectural style flat with four very large bedrooms and a comfortable living area. Oh, and my flatmates are pretty awesome too, they’re all architecture majors. One was even nice enough to take these outfit photos of me, and last night all of us talked European politics. Lets just say, I was highly enlightened on Spain’s government and I do NOT agree with it at all!
Anyways, with a beach city like Barcelona, it’s of course mandatory to feel tropical when it comes to getting dressed. I have been holding out on wearing a few of my clothing pieces for the last two months until I arrived here. Honestly, I am a huge fan of tropical style and weather. If I ever end up homeless, I will be on a tropical location enjoying the beauty of life. But now I will enjoy the beauty of tropics and dressing like I should have a mojito in hand for the rest of August. ;)
p.s. My birthday is tomorrow, and I could not be more excited to be turning 23 in such a remarkable city! Cheers to anyone else with August birthday’s, we’re a powerful zodiac sign, leo’s!
Shirt: Handsome Me/ Shorts: American Eagle/ Shoes: Toms/ Watch: Daniel Wellington/ Bracelet: George Frost/ Glasses: Warby Parker
Your Summer Best Friend: Denim Shorts
When it comes to denim, we all have our favorite pair that we can’t live without. But when summer arrives it’s hard to fathom the thought of wearing anything below your knees (or at least I can’t). This is where denim shorts come into play during the summer, especially if you’re in a humid location like Berlin. Where the heat literally sticks to you and wearing jeans will leave you dry heaving from how hot your skin feels being covered by the thick denim material. Now I’m not saying go Edward scissor hands crazy with all of your denim, but those few jeans that you love buy don’t necessarily look good on you anymore. Grab them and your garment scissors to expand your summer wardrobe. Your legs and perspiration pores will gladly thank you!
This is what I did yesterday to these jeans that are a perfect shade of blue, but are just too thick for my skin as Berlin has been extremely humid this week. Luckily today I am headed to Barcelona for the month to escape one heat for hopefully a more refreshing breezy heat. I am so excited to visit for my fist time in yet another city I’ve heard so many great things about! Now, if any of you know of places I must visit or even better a photographer/ cool blogger in Barcelona. Please leave a comment here or on instagram and stay tuned for a month full of Barcelona blog updates. ;)
Shirt: Pacsun/ Shorts: American Eagle/ Shoes: Converse/ Sunglasses: Banana Republic/ Watch: Casio/ Bracelet: Kenneth Cole
Fashion Secrets to Hiding a Hangover
I know I’ve said this before already, but Berlin night life is pretty EPIC and doesn’t end unless you want it to. As you should already know, I am quite the nightlife enthusiast and my mother didn’t raise me to be a quitter. Therefore I have ended my partying at 10am more in the month I’ve been in Berlin than I have in the last 4 years of I’ve spent partying. While partying is fun, I do still have to be functional the next day. This is where my secrets to recovering a hangover start with getting dressed.
- Wear dark, big, polarized sunglasses!
- Go for your most comfortable shoes.
- Stretchy comfortable jeans or shorts are a must depending on the weather.
- Cover up the skin, you’ll be hating the sun as your mortal enemy.
Now that you’re adequately dressed, get yourself to a hearty greasy meal. I usually go for a burger and then get yourself a delicious smoothy filled with nutrition that your body will more than thank you for afterward. Once you’re filled to the max. Go back to bed for a few hours, and you’ll be ready to get back out for another night of sultry adventures.
Shirt: Club Monaco/ Shirt: Forever 21/ Jeans: Express/ Shoes: Kenneth Cole/ Sunglasses: Warby Parker/ Watch: La Mer/ Bracelet: Giles & Brothers