Fashion Espanol

Ok, finally getting down to my Barcelona/Spanish fashion post. Talk about fashionably late 😉 So, Barcelona was overrun by tourists so it was pretty hard to find a genuine Barcelonian (is that a word?!). Eventually, I figured who was from Barcelona and who was just visiting the beautiful city. From what I saw, Barcelonian women were in one of two camps – elegant and casual in soft cotton jersey or in loud prints, a la Custo Barcelona. I’m not much of a print girl, but I visually devoured the cotton jersey basics. They tended to be in muted tones, blacks, greys, browns, purples. Oh and the popular item were harem pants, I don’t think the UK is quite ready for them but they’re normal fare in Barcelona. Here’s what I bought….

As an aside, I normally hate wearing black, but months after viewing the Fall 08 collections, I’m finally coming around to it’s appeal. It’s so versatile, chic, gorgeous! So expect loooads more black but a mix of textures, not that you can tell by my photos. The black leggings are actually wool and the shoes are velvet…I’ve seen the most perfect lace jacket which was literally calling my name. Anywhoo, here are my gorgeous shoes, bought years ago before an interview at a shoe shop, needless to say, I got the job!

Reena Rai

Reena Rai is a 30-something London-based fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger. She has been blogging for 10 years (!), previously at before launching her self-titled blog.



  1. Kira Fashion
    September 1, 2008 / 8:18 pm

    So cool style, I do enjoy the shoes too!about your question about the window shopping dress, it is from Animale :)a kiss!!!

  2. SUGAR_
    September 1, 2008 / 8:57 pm

    Hey. Your blog is really cool. I want to do something in the fashion world. Youu seem to know so much,, would you mind helping me out to know things. Im oly 16 and i would like to know more things. Youu seem cool as well so it would be good to get to know you.

  3. WendyB
    September 1, 2008 / 8:57 pm

    Love the harem pants!

  4. Anonymous
    September 1, 2008 / 11:12 pm

    Great Buys! The top/dress in the third picture is so versatile, I love it belted in.

  5. Lonnie Love
    September 1, 2008 / 11:17 pm

    Thanks so much for the commment. Love the shoes. I like your idea of fashion.

  6. la petite fashionista
    September 1, 2008 / 11:41 pm

    ever since watching the movie vicky christina barcelona i've been obsessing over spanish fashion. so carefree yet put together!p.s. i'm also uber excited for the gossip girl premiere tonight! <3xoxo

  7. La Femme Chic
    September 1, 2008 / 11:53 pm

    I LOVE those shoes!!!!! And I agree- black is so chic!

    September 2, 2008 / 2:36 am

    I love those jersey pieces honey!they are great for layering! your black shoes are so sweet!the bow feature is adorable.xMarian

  9. Debbie Shiamay
    September 2, 2008 / 4:00 am

    Indeed… black is versatile! And you look great in black!!! I think wear leggings very well too.

  10. Sharon Rose
    September 2, 2008 / 7:33 am

    Hi there-I love your harem pants, longer tops and the wool leggings-did you get the leggings here or on holiday, I’d love those!!

  11. Annie
    September 2, 2008 / 9:21 am

    Those sarouels look great on you! I love both outfits..

  12. ♥ fashion chalet
    September 2, 2008 / 1:07 pm

    I do love those shoes<3

  13. J'Adore Fashion
    September 2, 2008 / 2:22 pm

    nice outfit, love the first brown pant and the last race typer tank! where are they from?Thanks for your comments, by the way. Hope your weekend went great! 🙂

  14. * Fashion Dreamer *
    September 2, 2008 / 8:02 pm

    Thanks guys! Sharon – The leggings are from Primark last year…I don’t think they still do them but I’ll keep an eye outJ’Adore – All can be found at Bershka! I try not to go to shops I can find in the UK but just couldn’t resist, from what I hear everything I bought is instore now 🙁

  15. Leeann
    September 16, 2008 / 2:26 am

    fabulous shoes!

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