Monday, June 14, 2010

On the Street….Summer Detail, Barcelona

In the heat of summer it can be really hard to make a tee and shorts look interesting.
Finding items with some type of special design detail, like the lace inset for the tee or the sailor buttons for the shorts, can go a long way in taking a look to the next level.


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  1. tess atkinson

    June 14, 2010 at 5:00 pm


  2. Mia Delessi

    June 14, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Love it. Simple amd nice

  3. Leslee

    June 14, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Most definitely, the lace and the tattoos in her arms makes for a style that is carefree yet tough.

    • Lea

      November 29, 2013 at 6:28 pm

      not very fond of tatoos
      but her top is beautiful
      the lace detail is very nice

  4. the nickel fit

    June 14, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    a little lace makes all the difference.

  5. Anonymous

    June 14, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Summer shorts can be extremely difficult to wear if you don't have the right legs (which she has, no question about it), plus the dark colours make the whole outfit plane. Alhough I totally agree with the simple charm of the beautiful necklaces, I think a little bit of colour could have made it a perfect ten.

  6. nueve

    June 14, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    muy sencilla pero muy guapa.

  7. S.

    June 14, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Barcelona es grande! gente auténtica!

  8. The Gent.

    June 14, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Very nice thanks!
    I was starting to miss your posts
    Thank you Soctt.

  9. Archie

    June 14, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    the shorts are exceptional. add just enough flair to a everyday outfit

  10. Román Iglesias

    June 14, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    I don't love it at all but is gothinc barna style
    I love barcelona and people from there

  11. J.Ro

    June 14, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Very Penelope! I love the carefree posture and tattoos. All that's missing is a gelato cone in her hand.

  12. Anonymous

    June 14, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Love the simple, understated elegance of the outfit…and there goes that denim again! Just a favor: I am always curious about what shoes they are wearing. Whenever possible, it would be nice to see the shoes as well!

  13. Lisa Petrarca

    June 14, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I agree…but she definitely found a way to spruce it up! I like her rings too!

  14. Francesca

    June 14, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    love the shorts!!

    F <– Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC


    June 14, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    naturalness of this picture … you are fantastic and great to find the time

  16. Kate

    June 14, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    I love this! The jewelry also step up the whole outfit and make it so cool and interesting!

  17. TaxiShoes

    June 14, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    I love her shorts. It's cool she's wearing a dark outfit but manages to glow and look so fresh. Well done!

  18. kathrynnova

    June 14, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    actually i really love her hair piled on top of her head.

    and there is something just wonderful to me about the ease of summer and the simplicity of the clothes – even if they don't stand out as in the other seasons. it's the season of rest!

  19. mary louise

    June 14, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    i love the high bun

  20. Sara

    June 14, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Her hair is really the only thing I Like about this photo. I actually thought the lace was a tacky tattoo, and I think it looks messy with the tattoo on her shoulder.

  21. NobodyKnowsMarc

    June 14, 2010 at 5:58 pm


    June 14, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    yeh it's pretty hard to find someone.
    when I got Barcelona to photograph street fashion(just last month), most people prefer to wear easy fashion XP


    June 14, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Yeah: The lace.
    Yeah: The sailor buttons.
    But that dreamy "I dream of Jeannie" hair doesn't hurt either.

    [cue a modernized, hard-rock version of the show's theme song]

  24. Carla Morais

    June 14, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    …and the hair up!

  25. SarahPeslar

    June 14, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    simple yet so so complex!

  26. Le Petit Louise

    June 14, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Really nice style, and vibe.

  27. Elaine

    June 14, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Love the little details. Those buttons are so cute and whimsical.

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

  28. Zenobiar

    June 14, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Love the rings and the lace. But OMG. Isn't that Camila's denim jacket from immediately preceding photo??

  29. Anonymous

    June 14, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    cute outfit, but the lace kind of looks like chest hair. no bueno.

  30. a Broad

    June 14, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    I love it !
    And I am sitting here on a winter evening wishing I were in warm Barcelona.

  31. SaraKateSwan

    June 14, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    Such a great smile too!!

  32. Bubble

    June 14, 2010 at 7:20 pm


  33. blow8

    June 14, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    proper love this one!

  34. cecylia

    June 14, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    Love the lace insert and the cute shorts! Great photo

  35. Maija

    June 14, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Love the look, every single detail included. Pretty lady.


    June 14, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    I love the lace inset! x

  37. Anonymous

    June 14, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Anthropology, but in black.

  38. Anonymous

    June 14, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Me encanta cuando vienes a España definitivamente tienes que visitarnos mas.Aqui tambien hay mucha gente con estilo.

  39. Liya

    June 14, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    try dressing nicely in the middle of summer in Australia …. bikini and shorts in pretty much your only option :)

  40. Valentine

    June 14, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    She's simple and fresh
    -the life of a belgian stylist-

  41. Tiffany

    June 14, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    This is very simple yet ver cute!!
    Free Credit Score

  42. Anonymous

    June 14, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    The lace looks like chest hair from afar.

  43. Lee Oliveira

    June 14, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Great shot!
    She looks very vintage!


  44. Anonymous

    June 14, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    I have mixed feelings about it, I love the sailor short. Not certain of the pairing with the rest of the outfit. She looks so effortless and great.

    Maybe with the jacket on I would have loved it better, but I bet it was too hot.

  45. Anonymous

    June 14, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    love the top knot, and the effortless style. certainly makes me nostalgica for spain in the summer. gracias y besos! :)

  46. ADJ

    June 14, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    she is breathtaking… spanish women know how to do it right.

  47. Sydney

    June 14, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    I love the hair and the shirt she's holding!

  48. Sarah Farnsworth

    June 14, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    i'm into her whole vibe, though honestly at first glance i mistook the lace for chest hair and freaked out!! i'm all for the shorts, though.

  49. sayablack

    June 14, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Lovely outfit!!
    I'm gonna go to Barcelona on August!
    Can't wait my summer vacation!


  50. La Boheme

    June 14, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    She is dressed in dark colors but definitely still looks fresh. Her hair is my favorite! xo

  51. Papillon Vintage

    June 14, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I would have loved to see the tat a bit more.

  52. Eilish

    June 14, 2010 at 10:46 pm

  53. Erin

    June 14, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    The little details are what make fashion (and everything else in life!) your own! :)


  54. Belle Kröl

    June 14, 2010 at 11:39 pm


  55. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 12:28 am

    the lace is not working. it needs to be a v as well and follow the neckline of the tank, or just be peeking out. it is waaay to high cut and actually distrcts enough to ruin the whole look.

    basically: too much of a good thing.

    the rest of it is lovely, though, the hair is perfect, the shorts fit her superbly, and her silver jewelry stands out nicely against the dark hues of her clothing.

  56. zelda in Dunkerque

    June 15, 2010 at 1:29 am

    she looks like she's having (or is going to have) a really nice day – it's that glow of happiness that makes the dark colours shine
    : )

  57. stoneandcloth

    June 15, 2010 at 1:41 am

    so fresh and vibrant. really like this one :)!


  58. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 2:06 am

    I want that shirt! (And I want to look as good as she does wearing it.) The shorts verge a bit on twee, but the dark palette and goth-y vibe make it all work. Bet the outfit looks great with the jacket thrown over it, too.

  59. Elena Vasilieva

    June 15, 2010 at 3:13 am

  60. MELISSA Z.

    June 15, 2010 at 4:09 am

    Great photo and contagious smile! wow! love it!

  61. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 4:28 am

    I like this picture! Little dark clothes on a white brown-eyed girl looks great!

  62. carofashionews

    June 15, 2010 at 4:31 am

    Sympa de voir qu'il faut beau temps à Barcelone! A Genève, impossible de porter des shirts.

  63. MJCK

    June 15, 2010 at 4:49 am

    At first I thought you meant her flower tattoos as being the summer detail.;) But it's true, during a hot summertime it's the details that count most for making an outfit still look special.

  64. Maria Ana

    June 15, 2010 at 5:24 am

    I love the buttons on the shorts and the tattoos:)

  65. Jennie Nhi Nguyen

    June 15, 2010 at 5:31 am

    love it!
    I love lace!


  66. Clarence

    June 15, 2010 at 5:59 am

    YAY! The wicked tattoos, the TWO necklaces, the sweet sweet lace.. HURRAH!! Would love to see her shoes, be they cute sneakers, dirty treks, or out-of-place heels or simply apathetic flip flops.. ;P

  67. Álvaro

    June 15, 2010 at 6:12 am

    love the light

  68. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 7:26 am

    Perfect. Except for the tattoos.

  69. Flávia

    June 15, 2010 at 7:40 am

    Beuatifulllllllllll !!!

  70. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 7:59 am

    I like she's smiling and stuff. The car in the back is a nice touch.

  71. @scorpioscorpio

    June 15, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Love the buttons on the shorts, they're so cute! they add personality to the outfit.

  72. brightlightsbigcity

    June 15, 2010 at 9:18 am

    She looks so beautiful and happy, and I love the tattoo. I'm not sure how much I like the outfit though…

  73. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 9:33 am

    the lace looks like chest hair to me

  74. Poivre Monkey

    June 15, 2010 at 9:33 am

  75. Petter

    June 15, 2010 at 9:37 am

    She looks lovely!

  76. therichhomeless

    June 15, 2010 at 9:43 am

    very fresh and natural :)

  77. pinky

    June 15, 2010 at 9:46 am

    geez, i thought she had a hairy chest for a moment.

  78. vv

    June 15, 2010 at 9:54 am

    i really like this post! great blog don't ever stop blogging:)


  79. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 10:13 am

    So cute!

  80. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 10:16 am

    Keep the shorts- lose the "chest hair". Lace is a subtle texture, so I'm not a big fan of the way the garment draws attention to the lace insert. It's not the girl's fault, but the person who designed it probably wasn't thinking about how it would look on an actual person.

  81. kelly frances

    June 15, 2010 at 10:16 am

    i like how she wasnt afraid to mix black and brown.. the buttons make the shorts fabulous


  82. FashionLifeCoach

    June 15, 2010 at 10:21 am

    All in Black and not looking boring.That is the challenge like you said.But she got it right with the delicate accessories like necklaces and the bold rings.

  83. Arantxa y Roberto

    June 15, 2010 at 10:24 am


  84. Interior Monkey

    June 15, 2010 at 10:29 am

    Lovely girl & lovely outfit!

  85. CLAUDIA C.

    June 15, 2010 at 10:35 am

    I really love the tatoo!!!!!!!!!!

  86. Ola

    June 15, 2010 at 11:08 am

    she looks so beautiful!

  87. proletarian Great Gatsby

    June 15, 2010 at 11:51 am

    Under Franco's dictatorship censors retouched photos of moviestars necklines painting them lace to make them more discreet and "less sinful"

  88. Angeles Almuna Design

    June 15, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I love her style, it's simple, fresh and she has a great attitude.Love it!

  89. La Feem

    June 15, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    This girl is so cute, loving the shorts.

  90. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    ok. definitely the next level !!!

  91. Sara

    June 15, 2010 at 12:37 pm

  92. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    She is very pretty, and I like the tossed up hair, the necklaces and the tattoo, but I'm not crazy about the black on brown, the "hairy" lace, and the baggy shorts. She has a really interesting ring on her index finger.

  93. viejecita

    June 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    I love pretty tattoos on young girls.
    The problem is, and I'm sorry to say so, that the tattoos don't look half as nice when the wearer is not so young any more.
    Just imagine those tattoed flowers on a flabby and wrinkled shoulder…. Brrrrrrrr.

  94. la parisina

    June 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Statement rings!
    and THAT hair… I think the coiffure makes the big difference, too.
    Love when you go to Barcelona (home sweet home :)

    Cheers from Paris!

  95. Juliet

    June 15, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I love black lace!

  96. hotstudsvintage

    June 15, 2010 at 1:54 pm

  97. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I really love the look, but the lace looked like part of the tattoo and I kind of freaked out. But the jewelry is superb, small bracelet and lovely silver rings, the two necklaces. No earrings though. I notice now that she has another tattoo on the inside of her left arm.

  98. green lantern

    June 15, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Love the sailor front treatment on the shorts. I used to buy a pair of the original Wool Sailor pants every year while in high school. The horizontal striped shirts were a common accompanyment. Cute and basic.

  99. simone leblanc

    June 15, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    lovely! perfect for the hot days of summer….which are already here!

  100. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    Hmm, I think the lace look like chest hair.

  101. MMM

    June 15, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    casual and simply perfect.. but I envy you as here in Italy it's soo cold that we are freezing!!

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  102. Sootjeelina

    June 15, 2010 at 3:59 pm


    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

  103. prettykittypublishing

    June 15, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    I have been looking for the perfect sailor shorts for summer. I am still looking. I like her shorts a lot.

  104. Carrie

    June 15, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    the black lace makes it look like she has a hairy chest, i would prefer without the lace, or maybe a different color lace, or maybe a solid color behind it.

  105. Ondine

    June 15, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Une tenue simple agrémentée d'une touche raffinée… Joli!

  106. Christina

    June 15, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    I totally agree. I just bought a soft grey tee with lace shoulders and back and it's so pretty dressed up or casual.

  107. Mo

    June 15, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    just lovely :)

  108. Mable

    June 15, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    And to make ALL BLACK shorts and a t-shirt look fresh… good job, girl.

  109. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    she is so beautiful!

  110. Jenny C.

    June 15, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    Your top ir so cool! This look is really nice!

  111. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    ok she looks nice but am i the only one that thinks that the lace detail on the t shirt makes her look like she has a hairy chest???

  112. Mystica

    June 15, 2010 at 8:36 pm


  113. Emily

    June 15, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    I love this look and the fact that it comes from one of my favourite cities. Visca Barcelona!

  114. Anonymous

    June 15, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Adorable! Would love to see the outfit with her wearing the Levi jacket. The rings are a nice balance to the her necklaces. Love her backlight hallow. Angelic.

  115. Emily

    June 15, 2010 at 9:59 pm




  116. The Red Umbrella

    June 15, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    All buttoned up!

  117. Capsiplex

    June 16, 2010 at 12:51 am

    Love the total lokk that she has created. To me the denim jacket carried loosely on in her hand becomes part of the look and the lace, buttons and tatoo peaking out add to th fem side.

  118. Judita

    June 16, 2010 at 3:18 am

    Think she is gorgeous, but I have to admit that at first glance, to me she appeared to have a chest full of thick hair. It was a little alarming for a moment! :-)

  119. Ro

    June 16, 2010 at 5:17 am

    the lace in her tee is lovely!it makes it so elegant!

  120. Pam

    June 16, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Summer casual may be hard to do with style, but being young and lovely never hurts either ;-)

  121. mens designer t-shirts

    June 16, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Great shot!

  122. Ava

    June 16, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    I've been reading your blog, and always hoping you came to Barcelona. You did and I missed it, ahh!
    I'm so sad… :(
    Your pictures are gorgeous and try to come to Barcelona again.


    June 17, 2010 at 1:34 am

    i love this girls features, her outfit to me is okay, but her updo hair style, eyebrows, teeth and ears are what really stand out to me. She has no makeup on but ceases to look amazing.

  124. Jack Daniel

    June 17, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Cool buttons! And I like the rings.

  125. Anonymous

    June 17, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Im afraid it looks like she has a hairy chest! and w/ the tatoo its just totally not feminine for me! She should have taken a second look in the mirror! :-)

  126. DebbieJ

    June 17, 2010 at 11:09 am

    Barcelona is a lovely city, with great style.. Love the natural look of this lady


  127. bmr_colombiana

    June 17, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    Love the simplicity, yet elegance in this outfit. Her updo just adds to the effect of summer. Only thing is the tattoo is a little distracting from the lace in the top.

    Great outfit, though!

  128. Lea Erika Villena

    June 17, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Fantastic! Always love your posts! :D

    Erika Villena

  129. Allie

    June 17, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Fantastic shorts, love the nautical buttons..

  130. sashha

    June 18, 2010 at 4:40 am

    The tatoo on the shoulder looks like bird droppings…

  131. Anonymous

    June 22, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Black lace detail can be tricky. It looks like chest hair from a distance. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but maybe not the intention.

  132. Anonymous

    June 24, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Maybe I'm the only one who doesn't like the lace. This lady is pretty and I like her style as well, but the lace looks like she has chest hair… I'm sorry to say this….

  133. youniform

    June 24, 2010 at 6:24 pm


  134. Anonymous

    June 25, 2010 at 11:34 am

    i think it look like chest hair initially, but when i looked carefully – oh it's lace. haha. and i thought it's just me, thank god there are people out there who thought it was chest hair, like me.

  135. kara

    June 27, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    The lace is ok, but the buttons just make it so unique. I would love to own shorts like those.

  136. Anonymous

    July 1, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Hate to say it, but for a second there, I thought it was chest hair.

  137. Stjulienlepauvre

    September 16, 2011 at 3:55 am

    Love the stylish look of the shorts (not the beach town kind); your photos feed my need for beauty; merci.

  138. cool sneakers

    April 27, 2013 at 11:23 am

    I have mixed feelings about this one. She’s lovely and obviously her style is understated, but the pairing……

  139. Abigail

    July 23, 2013 at 2:35 am

    beautiful girl and like your smile ,love the beautiful lace shorts at fashion

  140. Dior

    June 30, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    Very basic summer weat, but I love her tatoo…

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