Hola lovelies, I apologize for not posting over a month, but I have been busy with Shirel (babygirl) being sick most of the time due to daycare, with work projects ( I am involved in interior design and branding of a new concept restaurant/bar, soon I will be sharing that as well on the blog). Jeff (my hubby) has arrived to Barcelona as well, so we are busy as a family, enjoying every spare moment together, which is why I have been really bad about posting on the blog but those of you who follow me on Instagram are up to date with everything I do from looks, to Barcelona spots, interior design, and in a week I will be traveling to Tel Aviv so stay tuned for that! I have also taken the big leap and am on SNAPCHAT you can find me as HAYATETROV, and you can follow me daily in Barcelona, and soon in Tel Aviv! Which brings me to this post and more that will follow up regarding Wedding Guest Looks, we are going to Tel Aviv for wedding parties (and many other parties that follow up the weddings)! Those of you that are feeling the wedding season coming upon you, I get it, it is a lot to think about, like what kind of wedding, the dress code, the “I wish I could wear white because all the spring summer dresses” I love are white kinda dilema, trust me I know! Which is why I wanted to share with all of you The 8th Sign, I found their designs while browsing online and searching for dresses. I instantly fell in love with their designs, the details on the dresses, and this particular dress I am wearing the green is so beautiful, it is so feminine, chic and bold, combinations that I personally adore. I haven’t been to wedding in a while, specifically since last July where I was still struggling a lot with my pregnancy weight and didn’t know what would look good on me or not, well guess what I still have 5 kilos ( almost 10 pounds) that win’t leave me alone, and I still am figuring out what cuts and materials go with my new more curvy self. The 8th Sign were kind to send me a few dresses to play dress up with and share with all of you, and the moment I tried them on they fit to perfection, you can also find their designs on Asos.com! I hope you love this green dress as much as I do, and please stay tuned for my next look coming this week, until then besos!
Eixample is the neighbourhood that personally to me screams out Barcelona in the most charming way, and of course it is where Paseo de Gracia is, and a few of Gaudi’s most marvellous pieces of art. It is a mixture of old and new Barcelona, transportan you to it’s origins with Markets, neighbourhood bars, stores, and needless to say it’s amazing architecture. Yet on the other hand you can find modern boutiques with up and coming designers, new restaurants with the most intricate interior designs, and spaces such as my new favourite chill out spot Wer-Haus. A space with a men’s shop, a coffee shop, and a little art gallery, all designed to minimalist perfection. I know I keep finding new places where I say that their coffee is amazing, but honestly the coffee here is fantastic, and I happen to have friends who are as passionate about coffee as much as I am so that helps when they tell me where to go! For this occasion as you can see I decided to dress up (with Louboutin’s for a business meeting, and then I dressed it down with white kickz for Wer-Haus chill out) in a little Spring look by Katarina Grey my favorite Barcelona designer, she is so talented and sweet which makes for the perfect combination. She is from Barcelona, but studied at Parsons, and I got to attend her first NYFW show a few years ago, and all I can say is I was in awe back then and I am even more in awe right now! When you enter her world you will never want to leave, it is filled with dramas, beauty and power, and that is all I feel when I wear her magical piece, please check her out and stay tuned as I will be sharing more of her collection, especially for wedding style because wedding season is just around the corner!
Outfit details: Romwe white faux fur coat, Saint Laurent bag, Katarina Grey top and trousers, Louboutin Pigalle pumps.White was always a color that I would stick to during summers, or Jewish high holidays (like Yom Kippur or Rosh Ha Shana), but that concept has long gone, white is a color I love wearing all year long! What I love about this Romwe faux fur coat (besides the price) is that it fits to perfection, it’s not too heavy or too thick, but still keeps me warm. I have tried on many fax fur coats where they are so bulky I literally feel like a mama bear, and I love that this one is perfectly light but warm and cozy. Here you see how I wear it out for with Louboutin pumps, but I easily wear it with a more casual look with boyfriend jeans and trainers. Hope this inspires your next look, for now Besos from Barcelona and I wish you all a great week!
Who isn’t a fan of chic looks that don’t break the bank? I know I am! Don’t get me wrong every once in a while I do love to indulge in an expensive bag or shoe, one that has been carefully designed and produced. But my closet is still full of (mostly) Zara pieces, Topshop or H&M, which I am sure most of you can relate in one way or another. SheIn was a shop I had heard of, seen countless of Pins on Pinterest, and seen many bloggers wearing, but I never really made the jump to buy anything from them, because let’s be honest we are all animals of habit. So when they reached out to me for a collaboration, I said “SI por favor”, and good thing I did so. As you can see in my previous post, I am wearing their trench coat, and it is Perfection, so is this fringe sweatshirt I am wearing right here. Quality/price speaking, it is a match made in heaven!
Like always when I await garments from brands or online shops I have never shopped from, I am always worried about the fit or the cut, will it look cheap, do I need a Small or a Medium? I was so pleasantly surprised, and instantly in love with their pieces, this sweatshirt instantly brings chic and fun to a casual everyday look, I have worn it way too many times (I am a mom don’t judge, some days there is no time to plan outfits, just work with what you got:) and it looks brand new after washing it it is still as black as the first time I got it.
I hope you enjoy this look, and I totally recommend some shopping time on SheIn.com, especially with Valentine’s Day coming up there are some cute pieces you shouldn’t miss out on! Stay tuned this week for my next Discover Barcelona post…
It was 1987 when we moved from Israel to Barcelona and I was 4 years old, today I am 32 so you do the math:) I am talking about a Barcelona when no one spoke English, a city that seemed despite it’s sunshine grey and abandoned, almost like a forgotten city, still it kept all it’s charm and beauty! As some of you may know, being a foreigner (in any city/country) far away from your own culture, mentality, without speaking the language with no papers and no support system whatsover is not easy by any means! For that and endless reasons more I am so proud of my parents and my family not only for who they are, but for being strong and always fighting to make it and to be triumphant at everything they work so hard for. Barcelona is where I call home, my family has really seen many struggles in this city, but on the other hand we have experienced so many priceless and happy moments in this city, which is why I call it home, because to me home is where you have good and bad life experiences that have shaped you in a positive way in becoming the person you are today.
On the blog I have always kept quite private, giving you glimpses of my personal life, and sharing some aspects of my private life here and there, and not quite opening up. The reason is because I have always been quite personal about my private life, and I never liked to share too much, but as time has passed by and I have exposed more and more of my life through social media especially I feel much more at ease now, and treat it like my life diary which I find absolutely liberating in a way.
Throughout the years we lived in (almost) every neighbourhood in this city, from Paralelo, to Gracia, Eixample and finally settled in Sant Gervasi, which is why I believe I have an even stronger tie to this city, as if I have experienced it’s many colors and flavours. Growing up here surrounded by all these larger than life monuments and art all around me was many times a way to escape the harsh reality at the time. My mother loved taking us to Plaza Catalunya, Plaza Espanya to see the amazing fountains at night, or right here to Arco del Triunfo and then we would walk down to La Ciutadella (one the city’s most beautiful park) to spend the afternoons playing and running around. Today I have chosen to shoot my look right here, because I wanted to share this magical place with you all, so whenever you do decide to visit Barcelona or if you live here you should visit it, to be inspired by it’s strength, to know that no matter what you are strong, you will come out victorious whatever your struggle in life. Thanks to my mother my brothers and I love art, music, dance and culture she has taught me to appreciate it in every form, and that it is so deeply rooted in our culture (my parents are Georgian from the country Georgia once part of the Soviet Union). But my background deserves a whole other post, and actually explaining my childhood and all the places I have grown up deserves another one, which is why I have decided to (soon, I will keep you posted) start posting videos on my YouTube channel so you can all get to know me a little better. Feel free to write on the comments section anything you’d like to know about me, any questions you might have I would absolutely love to answer them and start a conversation! Besos and thank you:)