Even though I still have some photos left , I decided to make this my last Sevilla post. So I can show you a bit of my life in Belgium. On one of our first days in Sevilla, we were walking through the park and when approaching the streets again we heard lots of people screaming. Ofcourse ( typically me) I got a little scared and wondered what was going on. My boyfriend had a quick look and saw there was a demonstration going on in the mainstreets around the centre. But it was very peaceful, so we continued walking and then saw this :
I was so impressed by this beautiful building, I forgot about the chaos on the streets straight away.
It has the shape of a half moon. But from the ground it was impossible to capture it on 1 single photo.
There are some trends that are very hard to ignore.. I would say that this seasons one is COLOR.It is difficult to go in a shop without seeing bright colored clothing. The most noticable ones are probably the pants and shorts. On the street you see red legs, electric blue legs, orange legs, purple legs and even yellow legs. Thank you color blocking for creating rainbow streets, much more happy than black black black. I haven't found my perfect pair of bright jeans just yet, but I did get some flashy shorts. Because of the hot weather I matched them with a white silk t-shirt bought at Massimo Dutti.
Which outfit do you prefer ? The one with the blue shorts or the red shorts ? :)
I forgot to cut off the label tag
I have the bad habit of " fixing my hair" constantly when being photographed.. not good !
I'm sure this dress looks quite familiar to most of you.. They sold it at Zara a few months ago and since then I've seen so many people wearing it. But even though a few of my friends have the same one ( luckily, in blue or pink ) I couldn't resist buying it. I love the simple classic shape.
After staying at a hotel for a week it always takes me a few days to adjust to being at home again..
No pool, no palmtrees when looking out of the window, no one to make my bed , no big breakfast buffet,..
In Sevilla we stayed at the Silken Al-Andalus palace hotel. It's a huge hotel located outside the city centre.
I find it difficult to give you a hotel review, because I know it is very subjective,dependent on what you're used to and especially on how much you paid. Personally, I really enjoyed my stay in the Al-Andalus.
The room was very clean ( with good airconditiong) and the hotel staff really friendly. The pool area wasn't that big, but because most people spend most of their day in the city it didn't really matter. Another thing that is very important to me is the breakfast. There was a buffet, with a big variety of food : cereals, bread, vegetables, all kinds of eggs, fresh juices and fruits ( mmm ), yoghurt, ... At home I usually have pastries ( pain au chocolat, croissants,...) for breakfast but I'm not a big fan of the Spanish ones.. so this was a great opportunity to eat very healthy in the morning. The location of the hotel is perfect for people who like a quiet environment and don't mind a 10- minute busride to the centre.
These photos were taken in the hotel lobby, which was huge with super comfy couches.
One of my favorite things to do on a trip ( apart from eating, shopping and sightseeing) is going for a walk in the park. Up to now my favorite one was Park Güell in Barcelona ( thanks to Gaudi) , but now I prefer Parque Maria Luisa. It was the best place to hide from the sun. At first it seemed like you were walking through the jungle, the next minute you were in an English rosegarden.
I already told you I was going to Spain, but for those who were wondering, my exact location is Sevilla.
Its' my first time here and I didn't really know what to expect. Because of my exams I didn't really have time to do a lot of research about the city, what to visit , where to eat,... So we are just walking around,following our " intuition", enjoying the beautiful buildings. And trying not to get lost in the all the little streets. But I must say I'm really impressed. It's beautiful here !!! and the city is soo alive...especially late at night.
I really wanted to give you a short live report everyday with some sightseeing and outfit photos !! But unfortunately the wifi in the hotel is too slow. It took about 15 min to upload this single photo.
But as soon as I'll get back I'll tell you all about my trip !
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes behind the earth so that the earth blocks the sun's rays from striking the moon. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned exactly, or very closely so, with the Earth in the middle. Hence, a lunar eclipse can only occur the night of a full moon.
Did anyone of you actually see it ( should have been around 22 h here in Belgium)... I missed it.
On friday I have my last exam..communication management. I spend the whole day reading about all these theoretical models on consumergoals and how evolutionary psychology influences what we buy,...
All very interesting, but after a day of learning stuff by heart I got distracted and started thinking about actual advertising campaigns... A quite recent one ( 2010) that comes immediately to mind is the DIESEL campaign. I' ve had good and bad experiences with Diesel clothing, but I think their communication managers are great. Although you shouldn't take the " Be stupid" campaign to serious. ( Some of the actions on the photos should have a " don't try this at home/yourself" warning. haha)
On some discussionforums about the campaign I noticed the reactions aren't always that positive.. I guess there are different perspectives.
But everytime I see someone with one of those Diesel shirts, it makes me laugh :)
“Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young”
This is the title of a column article I really like! I think it is funny and oh so true. Most of you will probably have read it ( or part of it ) already… For those of you who haven’t, here is the link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/chi-schmich-sunscreen-column,0,4054576.column It was written for the Chicago tribune by Mary Schmich in 1997. She addresses her advice to people older than 26, but I think her suggestions could be very useful for us as well. I’m definitely not ignoring the first one : WEAR SUNSCREEN. This weekend I’m leaving for a short holiday in Spain and it’s gonna be hot. Just had a look at the weather forecast: 35 C° average. Living on the Belgian coast, I'm used to max. temperatures of 25 C° or so.
I hope the pool will keep me from melting.. This collection here, can definitely help me to prevent a sunburn.
Now, exactly a year later, we still don’t have a government. We’re not even close to a compromise.This is not a really a surprise, but its quite shocking when you really think about it. I’m not a political, financial or economical expert, so sometimes it is very difficult to understand what exactly the big problem is and how to solve it. I can only hope that the people who are experts will eventually be able to come up with a solution (preferably without us having to go vote again). Respect to the people who are staying engaged in politics, because I really have to force myself to stay up to date. Even though, it is not that hard to be up to date when no clear progress is being made. Luckily, only the politicians are stuck and we are still able to continue our daily lives. Although I guess that for most of us, studying IS our daily life at the moment. Today some photos taken when I arrived home after another study break. I went for coffee and pancakes with my boyfriend. Sometimes one hour of fun can make up for a whole day of being bored.
The name of my blog might not make it very obvious, but fashion will definitely be one of the main themes. But what is fashion? According to the Cambridge dictionary (dictionary.cambridge.org) fashion is: a style that is popular at a particular time, especially in clothes, hair, make-up, etc. I am sure that for some people this definition might make sense, but I am also sure that anyone who agrees with this is a not at all a fashion lover. For them, fashion is so much more. It is a world with a very long history, a million dollar industry, an art, a passion,…The industry might come up with new trends every week, but only the people can make it happen.. Bloggers are getting front row seats at the biggest fashion shows and even magazines like Vogue or Elle can no longer ignore street style. Fashion is becoming more and more democratic. And this time it wasn’t the industry that set out this trend. But most of all fashion is very subjective. We all have a very different view of what is fashionable. On the runway all the models might look alike, but in real life every piece of clothing looks different on a different owner. And personally, I think that is what makes it so interesting. But fashion should not be confused with style. Yves Saint Laurent once said: “Fashions fade, style is eternal”. And I believe he made a very good point. With a classic outfit one can never go wrong. Trends are the cherry on the cake. To me it is all about feeling and (hopefully) looking good in what I wear… I hope this will be reflected in my photos...