Thursday, 9 October 2014

Barcelona Style Diary - Featuring Damned Delux @ The Hut


Hey guys,

Remember me? Ha I've been so bad with blogging lately, I've just not had the chance to get any pics taken, and it's so difficult now that the sun goes down at like 6.15pm at night! Damn you autumn. But I'm back now and ready to jump back into it :)

I recently went on a very last minute trip to Barcelona for the BF's 29th b'day, so thought I'd share a few holiday snaps as well as some pics of what I wore. You'll probably notice that a few of the pics aren't taken in Barcelona.. well it turns out getting outfit pics done properly when you're either full of sangria or just generally too busy seeing the sights, is pretty hard! But I still managed to get a few shots at home to share with you guys anyway.


Day 1 - Friday exploring the "Gothic Quarter"

So somehow on Friday morning we managed to jump out of bed at 3am and set off to manchester airport, by 7.15am we were in the air and by 10.15am we were in SUNNY BARCELONAAA!

We spent much of the first day exploring the gothic quarter of the city. It was so amazing, like a labyrinth of cute boutique shops and restaurants. One of my favourites was this amazing circus themed ice cream shop!








The outfit I went for on the Friday was a cute tile print tunic dress I had found in Newlook just the day before.  I teamed it with some comfy brown heeled chelsea boots (also from Newlook), a brown mini Accessorize bag and added some turquoise accessories. (Newlook again!) 






Tunic Tile Print Dress - £19.99 Newlook / Brown Tan Heeled Chelsea Boots - £24.99 Newlook / Mini Brown Push Lock Bag - £12.00 Accessorize / Necklace & Bracelets - Newlook (old)

On the night I wore a pretty pink babydoll dress from Miss Selfridge with some black Newlook Heels, a Newlook jewelled statement necklace & a black and gold bag from Accessorize. 





Pink Babydoll Dress - £39 Miss Selfridge / Jewelled Statement Necklace - £9.99 Newlook / Black & Gold Bag - Accessorize / Black Strappy Heels - £19.99 Newlook (old)

(It's pictures like these that remind me I need to fake tan more often - you'd think the dress was floating in thin air!!)


Day 2 - Saturday, Market & Local Town Exploring

Do you know one of the best things about barcelona (if you're a greedy pig like me) is how there seems to be a bakery on every street, packed full of calorific yummies! We were lucky enough to be staying really close the most amazing one which served amazing coffee too. We grabbed a selection of buns and pastries, then headed to the local park for a breakfast picnic in the sunshine - so lovely! :)







Later we headed into the local town and ended up stumbling across a medieval festival! It was quite cool they had people literally making everything, from glasses, to fabric, to baskets - not to mention they had some amazing food stalls & BBQ's. 







On the evening we went for the most amazing meal at a local restaurant (had the best tapas!!) then went to see the beautiful Montjuic magic fountain for the light show. I wore a black lace dress from Topshop, along with the black strappy Newlook heels & black Accessorize bag from before. 

We were looking for somewhere to go out when once again we came across the festival from earlier which had turned into a massive street party! We ended up dancing all night with the locals - so much fun and definitely a highlight of the trip :)





Black Lace Bodycon Dress - £42 Topshop / / Black & Gold Bag - Accessorize / Black Strappy Heels - £19.99 Newlook (old)


Oh heyy new spanish friends


Day 3 - Sunday, Tour Bus & dinner on the beach 

The last day came far too quickly but thankfully our flight wasn't till 10pm so we had all day to play! We decided to be proper tourists and get on the open top bus - which is actually a great way to see the city as you can hop on and hop off all day :) 

We also had a lovely dinner on the beach, I ordered a mixed grill not realising I'd get a plate of meat big enough to feed 3 people (no wonder the waiter looked at me funny when I ordered!!). The bf ordered a fish dish and ended up squirting prawn juice all over his pants by accident. It was so funny when he had to explain to the poor guy next to us on the plane why he smelt like fish!! Oops!




(the BF can pose better than I can!)

For the last days outfit I'd actually packed more autumn appropriate clothes (not realising it was going to be 27 degrees weather - it was meant to be rainy!). Thankfully the top was light enough and I could just use the cardigan for the cooler evening.

I was lucky enough to receive the skirt & jumper from the lovely people at the Hut from their fantastic "Damned Delux" range, and I actually thought both pieces worked really well together for a cute autumn/winter look!











Cream Cardigan* - £25 from Damned Delux at The Hut /  Lace Skater Skirt* - £9 From Damned Delux at The Hut / Brown Tan Heeled Chelsea Boots - £24.99 Newlook /  Dark Red Crop Top - £7.99 Select Fashion /  Mini Brown Push Lock Bag - £12.00 Newlook / Jewelled Statement Necklace - £9.99 Newlook / Chunky brown leather belt - £22 Accessorize  / Tan Fedora Hat - £7 Primark

And that's it for tonight's post - thanks so much for reading! I would definitely recommend Barcelona for an awesome weekend away - if you can get cheap, decent flights like we did it's definitely worth it! Also make sure you check out The Hut for more amazing bargain buys (still can't believe that skater skirt is priced at only £9!).

Have a lovely week.

Gabby xo



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  1. Ah so jealous you have been to Barcelona! Hope you had an amazing time :D I love all your outfits too as always ;)

    www.violetdaffodils.com
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    1. Thank youuu Violet you're the kindest! Can't wait to catch up with your blog :) xoxo

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  2. Love all these outfits, especially the last one! That circus themed shop looks absolutely amazing!
    Carpe Noctems

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    1. Thanks so much Misha! Have a lovely sunday :) xoxo

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  3. Gosh, everything looks so yummy haha
    The last outfit is my favourite, so cute!
    xx, Veni

    Style with Veni | Fashion Blog

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  4. Love the black mini dress you wore on the day 2! you look great :) xx

    http://lavender-fashion-xxx.blogspot.jp/

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    1. Thanks so much gorgeous! Will take a look at your blog now :) xoxo

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  5. All of your outfits were perfect! Looks like you had so much fun, great post!

    xo, Kina
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    1. Thank youuu Karina! Will deffo have a look at your recent post :) xoxo

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  6. I went to Barelona in the summer and loved it. Love your evening looks x
    www.styleandlondon.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Alice! It's an amazing city :) Will have a look at your blog now xoxo

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  7. I`m totally fall in love in your first dress!
    is my style 100%, india print is so inspiring for me!
    very very VERY beautiful!
    can we follow each other for keep in touch??
    let meknow Ialways follow back when I really like blog and your I love! :)
    is very nice
    have a great day sweetie!

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    1. Hey girl - thanks so much for the kind comments! Will deffo have a look at your blog :) xoxo

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  8. Looks so much fun! I love all of your outfits, especially the New Look tunic in the first outfit pic! :)

    Style Sunrise☀

    :)
    x

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    1. Thanks so much Karen - going to catch up with your blog now :D xoxo

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  9. I literally love all of these outfits, you look gorgeous in them all! Sounds like such a nice impromptu holiday, it's so cold here I'd love to get away!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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    1. Thanks India, it really was lovely!

      Will have a look at your blog now :) xoxo

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  10. Love your blog! I just followed you on GFC and Bloglovin, would you please follow me back? :)

    Michaella from http://quitealooker.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks so much Michaella!

      Looking forward to checking out your blog! :) xoxo

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  11. I love Barcelona, its such an amazing city! Your photos are gorgeous x
    eleanor's adventures // UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

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    1. Thanks so much Eleanor! Love your blog :) xoxo

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  12. I've been dying to go to Barcelona! Your photos and outfits make me want to go even more! Those boots are to die for!

    betheplebeian.com

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    1. Thanks Jasmine - you should definitely go! :) xoxo

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  13. Looks like you had a fabulous time girl. Love all the outfits, esp the first dress, so pretty. Thx for sharing your precious moments with us.
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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    1. Thanks Lenya! It was a lovely weekend! And thanks so much for your kind comments - can't wait to check your blog out :D xoxo

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  14. I miss Barcelona so much!! I went a few years ago, and it was absolutely amazing. I love your photos of the market!! The food there is just amazing haha. And as always, your dresses are perfect! Love this post girl :)

    Best,
    Christina

    Looks by Lau

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    1. Thanks so much Christina! Omg I know the food is one of the best parts! So glad you liked the post, can't wait to catch up with your fab blog :) xoxo

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  15. Stunning places!! Beautiful outfits too! =D

    NEW POST on http://whattostyle.blogspot.com/

    xoxo,
    Jess

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    1. Thanks Jessica! Will check out your blog :) xoxo

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  16. You look SO cute in every single photo. Magic. All of these outfits are on point. And yay for new Spanish friends, haha.
    x Justina // abentpieceofwire.com
    ps. I'm trying to step up my bloglovin' game - help a girl out?

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    1. Aw thank you babe - sure will check out your bloglovin and blog :) xoxo

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  17. Ooh I love all these looks, you have great style! Those last boots especially are gorgeous :)

    Anoushka Probyn - A London Fashion and Lifestyle Blog

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    1. Wow thank you Anoushka (pretty name btw!)

      Will deffo have a look at your blog :) xoxo

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  18. Fabulous outfits, especially your evening wear ones <3 Xx
    thefashion-junkie

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    1. Thank youuu Shereen glad you liked :)

      Gunna check out your blog now :) xoxo

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  19. I loved this! Barcelona is a beautiful city :)

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    1. Thank you! I know it was so lovely :)

      Sure will check out your giveaway! xoxo

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    1. Thanks Lary! Glad you liked & thanks for commenting!

      Will take a look at your blog :) xoxo

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