Im wearing, KENZO x H&M tshirt in white & black, Zara Flared Flowy pants, Jimmy Choo Holly velvet platform heels, day look white leather converse, and jeans. Photography by Charlotte Van Den Berg Location Casa Gracia Barcelona
I still remember the first H&M collaborations, such as Karl Lagerfeld and Stella McCartney (some of my favorite designers), I lived in London at the time and madness arose everywhere! But this time for the Kenzo collaboration, in comparison with previous collaborations especially last year’s Balmain, there wasn’t chaos nor long crazy lines here in Barcelona. This year’s capsule collection was a more civilized scene than in previous years! Which is why I am glad I went in and snagged a few styles, like these two Tshirts. The one thing I will say is that the sizes for these are a bit big, there were only Small and Medium left no more XS by the time I got in, and the Small is more like a Medium. Here is how I styled a more casual day look with the White option, and the more evening look with the Black option. For the daily look I chose denim and my new white leather chucks, which are also a bit bigger in comparison to the canvas option, so I got a half a size smaller. For the evening look, I chose to pair it with these Zara flare pants, and my new Jimmy Choo velvet bordeaux platforms, which are so comfortable for the height that they have. PS those of you who follow me on Instagram were probably aware of my haircut, but for those who were not now you get to see it! It is a much needed change for my hair, and for my time management (taking care of long hair is time consuming when you have a toddler to care for:) I hope you like it!
Taking care of my body has always been such a huge part of my daily habits, and routine. I started practicing Yoga and Pilates at the age of 23, I practiced dance and did as much cardio as I could get (most of the time spending two to three hours). I had a lot of time to take care of myself, that I now don’t have anymore, since I am a mother. I have tried getting back into the swing of things, from time to time going to Zumba classes, or some boot camp classes (where I actually hurt myself the last time I went). Which is why when I heard of Amira Training Club once I got back to Barcelona, I couldn’t resist but going. I had tried Barre a few years ago in DC, but I never really got into it. Amira has a way to inspire you in her classes, not only because of her incredible dancen’s body, and the way she lifts her legs with such grace and ease (I definitely look anything but graceful, but slowly getting there). Ever since I have started taking her classes, I feel stronger, more agile, lighter, and simply motivated to take care of my mind body and soul. It sin’t just the technique, it is everything about the space as well, big windows with natural light, greenery when you look at the beautiful courtyard, the other women who are making time to come into the classes and do something positive for themselves, the other classes such as Zumba, or Pilates, but still my favorite is Fitness Ballet with Amira. If you are in Barcelona please try out one of Amira’s classes, and tell me if you do! I will keep posting more about it! Till then I hope you enjoy these few photos…
Halloween is always a love it or hate it holiday for people. Some people scrounge at the tackiness, while others go all out for costume and decorations. Halloween doesn’t always have to be tacky though, there’s plenty of ways to get your home feeling spooky without resorting to awful taste. It can be as simple as adding in a little bit moodier and darker colors to your space, colors such as black, purple, burgundy and mustard. You can do that with some different pillows, we like this deep purple pillow from Target, or this spooky skull pillow from Etsy. Speaking of skulls…. Skulls are a perfect (and bad ass) way to add the Halloween touch to your space. We love these little skulls, you can place them on night stands, bureaus, or have it be part of a center piece. A lot of our below Halloween chic inspo have tall candle holders on tables, we like these mercury glass one’s form Pier 1. Long candle sticks create the old fashioned, creepy chic look, a look that is more than acceptable during Halloween. You don’t need to do flashing orange and purple lights to get in the Halloween spirit. Although the line for tackiness is thin for Halloween, with attention to detail and the right colors, you can make your home be the chicest spot for a Hocus Pocus watch party. Don’t these Pinterest inspiration pics make you want to have a Halloween dinner party? Or is that just us? For more inspo, and to see all of our other interests, head to the GGG Pinterest! Happy Halloween 😉
It’s been a minute since I got a chance to post on the blog! I guess I can never say it enough times, I wish I had more hours in a day, honestly, the days start and then before I manage to do half of what I planned it’s 4pm and I have to pick up Shirel from daycare! Once I pick her up, that’s it I’m on mom mode and I don’t work and try to be as less as possible on my phone/laptop, so i can dedicate my time to her, and enjoy it until I put her to sleep. Once she is asleep I get to do more work, but lately I have been falling asleep with her:) I guess what Im saying is that I just like all mothers am on permanent exhausted mode where sometimes Id rather sleep than stare at a laptop, does that sound familiar? But I have been wanting to share with you guys how amazing my Jo Malone experience was at their City Center DC boutique. I absolutely fell in love with everything Jo Malone, I entered their world with no way out. The interior design, the packaging, the details, the fragrances, the candles, and of course the hand treatment I received was just magical. I couldn’t get enough of the different frangrances, and the beautiful philosophy of the brand, how loyal it is to it’s London roots, to elegance and grace, because you feel it in every detail. I lived in London for 4 years, and walking into that store I just felt transported back to the city! Jo Malone is truly a brand that lives up to it’s word, quality and it’s fame. Stay tuned for my next post where I will share my favorite products of Jo Malone, which I seriously cannot live without on a daily basis! I will also visit their Barcelona store, so stay tuned for that! For now I hope you enjoy the snaps I took of the store, and if you want to surprise a loved one, or treat them simply because they derserve I recommend Jo Malone’s hand treatment! They let you pick your favorite scents, and use the lotions, essential oils, and their amazing body scrubs, it is an absolute treat, for yourself as well!