Blue vines.

Primark flower crown
Topshop top, shoes, bracelet and necklace
Pandora ring
River Island shorts

I'm currently trying my darn hardest to ignore the opinion/fact (delete where applicable) that summer is over, and therefore I can no longer wear outfits like the above without surely catching a cold. However as someone who is forever searching for silver linings, I think these tapestry-esque shorts will contribute nicely to a transitional outfit for the impending autumn, with tights *shudders* a pair of sassy chunky boots and a cute cropped knit. Oh and a warning in advance, be prepared for more holiday outfits as I ain't ready to let go of summer quite yet folks!

2014 shoe collection.

I've become somewhat of a shoe-a-holic this spring/summer, buying more pairs than I ever have before, so here's a quick run through the foot section of my wardrobe including everyday favourites, special occasion heels and fitness kicks (yes, trainers - who'd have thought?) all the specifics, i.e. links and prices, are in the description box on youtube. I'd love to know what your favourite pair is, and whether you'd be interested in seeing an autumn/winter update once I start shopping for the new season? I'm suddenly craving a pair of sturdy leather boots, and some sort of brogue/pointed shoe combination... thus the selection at work is oh so distracting! 

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The Barcelona Guide: Where to visit

Park Guell: Many tourists are unaware that entry to Barcelona's biggest and most beautiful park is completely free of charge, as in truth only a small section is exclusively visible at a cost of eight euros and a three hour queue wait (completely unnecessary might I add, as the city is filled with Gaudi's work). You could spend an entire day exploring the intricate series of paths and tunnels, observing the impressive artists and musicians, smelling the sweet flowers that cover the ground and walls, admiring the amazing views and of course munching on, ahem, champagne flavoured ice-cream after the long climb there!
Font Magica de Montjuic: Only visible for a few precious hours in the evening, this spectacle of light and sound and the architectural background it's set against is well worth a visit (or multiple visits in our case) as the sheer scale and brilliance is hard to understand unless experienced in person! Although extremely busy (pickpockets are always something to be wary of) the atmosphere is ridiculously cheerful, especially when everyone is jamming along to their favourite chart hit or classic movie soundtrack.
Mercat de La Boqueria: Halfway up La Rambla stands one of the best fresh produce markets in the world, and somewhere that I grew fond of visiting every morning to stock up for the day ahead - when fresh fruit and smoothies, homemade salads and pastries, and delicious dessert chocolate and sweets are available from one euro upwards (yup, eighty pence guys) I doubt anyone could walk away without gorging on something!
Teleferic de Montjuic and Castell de Montjuic: For undoubtedly the best views of both the entirety of Barcelona city and the surrounding coastline, a quick, spacious and private cable car ride to Montjuic castle is in order. Its' towering turrets, open stone courtyard and secret spy holes can inspire adventure in anyone, along with countless gardens, historic memorabilia and there's even a slushy stand (cause' it can get pretty hot up there you know)
Platja de Castelldefels: A hidden gem favoured by locals and all but unheard of by tourists (a very kind waiter let us in on the secret) Castelldefels beach couldn't be more different from the crowded man made ones back in the city. One short, inexpensive bus journey away and you have five kilometres of golden sand, crystal clear water (with super fun waves to boot), cheap and comfy sunbeds, waiter service from the beach bar and even free wifi - no wonder we spent half our holiday there!   

I hope you've enjoyed this little snippet from my recent holiday, I so badly want to return to my favourite European city but for now these photographs will tide me by till next year! Which instalment would you like to see next; shopping or food?