Avignon

posted on: April 22, 2014

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Blogging on the go sans laptop is a little harder than I thought but I wanted to share these photos from our balcony in the historical Barri Gòtic in Barcelona – certainly one of the oldest but most beautiful spaces I’ve stayed in. It overlooks Carrer d’Avinyò, where one of Picasso’s best known works, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, was inspired by the women at a brothel he met on this very street.

My journey so far has been really fun despite missing a connecting flight on the way in. But we were stuck in Paris so we really didn’t mind! I’m a bit jet lagged in these pics, but took our host’s advice and stayed up til 1am before crashing out. It only really took half a day to get the hang of getting around here and I reckon by the end of it I would have picked up a decent amount of Catalan and Spanish too! On the food front these guys have got it spot on. We haven’t had a bad meal here – but more on that later :)

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H&M jumper (similar) / Zara dress (similar) / Birkenstock sandals / rib&hull bag. Photos by SS.

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Shortcuts

posted on: April 16, 2014

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This draped Korean number is the latest addition to my arsenal of black maxi dresses. I just can’t seem to stay clear of them.. especially not when they’re easy-care, throw-on versions. Lazy much? Totally. But without a few fast pieces like this in my closet I wouldn’t be able to hit the snooze button as often as I do. Then it’s just a matter of throwing on a rad pair of trainers and I’m out the door in 10 minutes flat. Win.

Stylenanda dress (similar) / Nike Air Max 1 from JD Sports / Mansur Gavriel tote / Wanderlust + Co ring / UO sunnies. Photos by W.

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Match Point

posted on: April 9, 2014

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This boyfriend/not quite boyfriend oversized t-shirt that’s almost a t-shirt makes for easy transitional dressing in the warm(ish) Sydney fall, but A) W won’t be caught dead in it which disqualifies it as any kind of boyfriend-garment. Come to think of it, I actually don’t know any boyfriends belonging to anyone who’d wear their girlfriend’s boyfriend-things but it’s a nice arrangement: us borrowing clothes from our significant others and them never bothering to return the favour; and B) the fabric falls somewhere between t-shirt and sweatshirt and it’s cut somewhat like a sweatshirt with oversized, t-shirt sleeves that I rolled up for effect. So perplexing that I barely know how to describe it beyond ‘baggy’ and ‘awesome’.

I’ve already worn it way too many times last week and here on the weekend it was nice and warm for a while so I wore them with shorts while it still made sense. It’s been really nice in Sydney lately and I hope the weather is going to be just as nice in Europe next week. Thanks to everyone who has left me suggestions on things to check out over there – I’m really looking forward to being in the Southern Hemisphere for a bit!

(Yes, I’ve got a scar next to my left eye – got it when I was 11! Also featured: random feather I found on the street)

Stylenanda top / Zara shorts / Nike shoes / Alexander Wang bag / Topshop sunglasses. Photos by W.

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