Holiday Vibes in BCN

Morning:

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Night:

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Spent one wonderful and relaxing weekend in Barcelona, taking a quick short break from school and the hectic schedule. Who like me is not a big fan of choppy breaks? I mean I know I should be thankful I get ANY holidays at all but still, something just doesn’t sit right with me when I had to constantly readjust myself from vacay-Joyce to uni-Joyce (trust me, there is a difference). I absolutely adored Barcelona in the winter. It is not your typical white Christmas from its Northern European neighbors, with snowflakes falling down the windows, and bundled up in front of a fireplace, but the cold Mediterranian wind can still add to the chilly-effect. I personally love when the temperature drops a good 4-5 degrees at night, and the wind swiftly pierced from one stone wall to the other as pedestrians cuddled closer to each other, searching for warmth and comfort. I think winter in Barcelona adds a touch of an enigma to the city compare to the warmer months when the city is flooded with tourists and young hooligans. Winter in Barcelona is like the more reserved and serious side of this city, in other words, mysterious and discreet. My favorite activities include: indulging sweets (Chok donuts, for example), visiting Christmas Market, walk around the city to take in all the festive decors on every street, and enjoying one or two…too many cocktails in a hidden bar in a basement somewhere with dim light and impeccable atmosphere. Can’t think of any other way to spend a Saturday night, to be honest.

 

XO, J.

 

 

Andalusia holiday

Andalusia holiday

 


Inspired by the this past East holiday trip I took with my family, the Andalucia region at the south of Spain is definitely considered the MOST Spanish part of Spain to the Spaniards. The bull-fighters, the renowned Flamenco dancers, and various mosaic and beautiful tile prints. Everything screams red and passion. Thus the red top is inspired by this, pair with jeans and tone it down with Alexander Wang strap sandals in white. Not to play with the cliche but a Spanish holiday is certainly not complete without a pair of golden Dolce Gabbana earrings.

Red off the shoulder top
€19 – zaful.com

3×1 zipper jeans
€285 – intermixonline.com

Alexander Wang strap sandals
€420 – alexanderwang.com

Dolce Gabbana blue handbag
€2.230 – runwaycatalog.com

Dolce Gabbana charm jewelry
€470 – harrods.com

Mountain wall art
€46 – art.com