Time for some nostalgia: oh how I miss Barcelona! I bumped into these pictures which I made some months ago with Angel Ruíz, and I figured it was time to actually share them with the world. El Raval is one of the many amazing locations in Barcelona, so I’m going to share some tips with you for your next visit :) Keep reading!
After visiting my family in the cloudy UK, I was very happy about my next trip: Spain! This week I spent all my days roaming the area around Begur, a beachtown in the north of Spain. It wasn’t only great to finally get a taste of summer again, I was also very excited to finally wear my new spring/ summer looks!
Wait… is it the end of August already? What happened to summer? Am I the only one thinking this? I guess the saying ‘Time Flies when you are having Fun’ couldn’t be more true. Now that I think about it…. what did I actually do this summer? Thank god for Instagram! Let’s check out my latest posts to see what I have been up to this summer.
Who doesn’t love a good old roadtrip? You and your friends, on adventure to find beautiful new places. Since I am not going on vacation this year, I decided to do a couple of roadtrips instead. Spain is a beautiful country, and actually I haven’t seen THAT much of it yet. Sure, I’ve been to all the touristic places and cities, but what about its secret treasures? Time to explore I would say :)
Me and a couple of friends got a car and drove to a very small place in the south of Catalonia called Toll de l’Olla. After we parked the car we walked for around 30 minutes in the woods before we found a hidden waterfall… which looked beautiful!
It took us quite some climbing and jumping over rocks till we made it there, the river is beautiful but so slippery! I even got some blue spots on my feet right now… But hey, if you want a roadtrip adventure, you gotta work for it right?
Sometimes it just feels great to go back to basics and enjoy nature in its purest form. Not only did I see a bit more of the country I live in. I also got over one of my fears: jumping from big heights! #GoMe
Yep, I was definitely proud of myself, hahaha!
Are you on a staycation, or considering a roadtrip? DO IT! It’s actually so simple, but it feels like such an adventure. Search on Instagram or Google for a beautiful place that’s within 2/3 hours driving from your home, gather some friends, and GO! I promise you… it’s worth it :)
Lots of Love,
Last week I had so much fun, my sweet friend and fellow blogger Charissa Goldapple a.k.a. Lady Goldapple came to visit me in Barcelona! I tried to take her to as much beautiful hotspots as possible during the day, and party in the best clubs during the night! Long days and long nights make sure for a lot of fun, and a lot of exhaustion. But of course, bloggers wouldn’t be bloggers if we wouldn’t also do a small photoshoot together before she left!
Can you guess where we started our walk? It’s right in front of Arc de Triomf! We walked down the boulevard in the direction of Ciutadella Park. This is a great area to walk around because you can find many streetartists and skateboarders around there: they sure love the long, open streets without cars. Besides, since I’m a Dutchie I love the sight of palm trees. They give me the feeling like I’m on vacation, so happy and relaxed!
Ciutadella Park is the biggest park of Barcelona and has the most beautiful fountain as its treasure: the light blue water and the golden statues create interesting color contrasts which looks great on a sunny day. In summer I love to come here to have a picknick with friends or to read a book in the sun! On the other side of the park you can find the Zoo of Barcelona, which is also worth a visit!
You must be wondering by now… what are we wearing actually? It turned out we are both fan of the current Grey Trend and we actually were able to put together matching outfits, awesome! This look is quite basic and really easy to do by yourself: all you need is a midi grey dress, a leather jacket and an accessory such as a black hat or a scarf, et voilá! You’re good to go!
My own dress (Zara) is long, warm, straight-on, comfy and SUPER soft, I love to wear it! By wearing the leather jacket I create some more shape and the illusion of a waistline. The black scarf (S Oliver) is a playful detail to make the look more dynamic, and obviously is great for keeping me warm! The black booties (Marypaz) and the fedora hat (Mango) give the neutral outfit some extra stylish edge. Charissa’s outfit has a cute feeling to it because of the flowy bottom of the dress and the feminine necklace and well… look at her… isn’t she just adorable?! She bought her dress in an online boutique shop but now you can also find it on Asos!
These outfits were randomly assembled from our closets to make matching outfits and they look great! Cheers to the prove that you don’t need lots of money to be fashionable. Keep in mind you guys: all the money in the world can’t buy you style! Just keep experimenting and having fun with your clothes, who knows what you will get :)
Lots of Love,
P.s. All of the photocredits go to Luis Lau, it was so much fun to shoot with you again!
I’m sorry I was out these days and everything was a bit more late than expected, I was incredibly busy with my modelwork so I didn’t have time for the blog unfortunately. But I guess it’s a good sign that I am working so much here in Barcelona, so I am super happy :)
Also I was finally able to meet up with the winner of my Michael Kors Giveaway, she lives in Spain as well so it was great to be able to give it to her in person, she loves it!
I will post a blog next week on what else I have been doing, I can already tell it was LOTS of fun! Here is a small hint, it involves this beautiful girl right next to me! You can find her on Instagram to see more of her pictures: @xoxchristel. She was visiting me for a couple of days and we captured our strollings on video, can’t wait to share it with you guys!
Anyways, it’s about time I let you guys know who won the OROGOLD Giveaway of this November: The Orogold 24 Karat Peeling worth €170,-! I tried it myself and I am absolutely sold, so I hope you will enjoy it….
!!! Eline Vrancken !!!
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