BARCELONA DAY 4: PARC GUELL, SANT PAU HOSPITAL + PAELLA

BARCELONA DAY 4: PARC GUELL, SANT PAU HOSPITAL + PAELLA

We were very lucky the sun decided to come out, but it was still freezing. I am definitely glad that I packed layer able pieces on this trip. We started our morning off by exploring Parc Guell. It is probably THE most famous park in Barcelona and I now fully understand why. Not only is this park beautiful, but its also massive which I didn’t realize until I was trying to find the famous mosaic bench and got lost.

This park has so may perfect spots for pictures that my boyfriend and I got a little carried away with taking pictures (no regrets though).

After Parc Guell we decided to grab a coffee and then we were off to our next destination.

We took an audio tour of Sant Pau Hospital and were literally blown away. First of all, this hospital seems more like a palace and was gorgeous. Secondly, this hospital was gigantic with something like 13 different buildings not including the newer still functioning hospital.

Once we finished with our tour, we headed back to our Airbnb to rest a little. Later on we headed back to the gothic quarter to do some shopping where I picked up a pair of handmade espadrilles to take home. I also convinced my boyfriend to get Melindros and Swiss chocolate before dinner.

We headed to the beach to get some paella for dinner. This was probably my favorite meal and I honestly wish I had it one more time before we left.

We had an early night in because we were so exhausted from walking so much and it was in the 40’s by the time we finished dinner. I had absolutely no objections to turning in early for a warm shower and a cozy bed.

BARCELONA DAY 3: SAGRADA FAMILIA, CASA BATLLO + FLAMENCO

BARCELONA DAY 3: SAGRADA FAMILIA, CASA BATLLO + FLAMENCO

We spent most of the morning walking around the Sagrada Familia, and we took a guided tour there as well. The parks outside were gorgeous and we definitely got there early before our tour to walk around and take some pictures. Luckily we were staying a block away, and we were actually able to sleep in which was nice.

After Sagrada Familia we headed over to Casa Batlló.

This beautiful house was designed by Gaudi and it was honestly one of my favorite places we toured. We did a self guided audio tour which was really nice because we were able to take our time in the rooms and take pictures. This whole house was inspired by the Mediterranean ocean and I absolutely loved all the blues.

After Casa Batlló we headed over to Pueblo Espanyol to see a Flamenco show.

We got there about an hour early and we took the opportunity to walk around this little city. It was so cool because it essentially is all of Spain in one city block and each area represented a different area of Spain.

Once it was time to check in for our show, we headed inside and sat down for our tapas.

The show was amazing and there was actually a massive thunderstorm while it happened and it added to the intensity of the show.

After the show we headed out to a bar for a nightcap and then went straight to our Airbnb for a good night of sleep.

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU | FRIDAY’S FIVE

MAY THE 4TH BE WITH YOU | FRIDAY’S FIVE

{Starbucks but make it Star Wars}

{This cute little setup I made onto of our TV unit.}

{Having some fun Star Wars accessories on.}

{Getting my hair colored for graduation}

{Getting a delicious boba named after a Star Wars aircraft.}

Bright Suns! (IYKYK)

I am such a fan of Star Wars…and if it isn’t obvious, May 4th! This week every year is so crazy for me because I have May 4th, Cinco de Mayo, and my mom’s birthday all back-to-back. To say that I fully celebrate all three to the best I can every year would be an understatement. I had such a fun, and crazy busy, week.

On May 4th, I got my hair colored for the first time since 2019, so it is nice a fresh for graduation. I also celebrated May 4th with a Starbucks, a Thai fighter boba, Mediterranean food, and watching a mini Star Wars marathon. It was such a fun day where I got to put the stress of finals and graduation behind me (for the moment). I also had plenty of snacks that were Star Wars themed. I wish that I was able to be at Disneyland on the 4th but those tickets went faster than lightspeed the day tickets went on sale. I went all out with my favorite Star Wars shirt, a cute droid pop socket, and a super cute porg keychain.

Did you do anything fun for May 4th or in general during the week? I would love to hear about it, so leave me a comment down below.

-Lyndsay

FREE PEOPLE DENIM DRESS

FREE PEOPLE DENIM DRESS

The weather is warming up, and I am over wearing sweats (at least for the moment). Every time I am out, and about, I find myself wearing this Free People denim dress on repeat. I usually don’t go for flowy oversized dresses, but this dress is the exception! I love the stitching on the waist because it really gives the dress some definition and shape. I love pairing it with some fun sunglasses and sneakers. I would recommend sizing down in this dress if you don’t want it too oversized.

( denim dress | shoes | sunglasses }

BUENA VISTA STREET | DISNEYLAND’S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE

BUENA VISTA STREET | DISNEYLAND’S CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE

Towards the end of 2020, Buena Vista Street at California Adventure re-opened for shopping and dining experiences. At the beginning of 2021, all dining was closed due to the stay-at-home order because of rising COVID-19 cases. Fast-forward to February where all dining has re-opened, and additional theme park snack carts are available.

Naturally I wanted to go, and this past week has been a struggle for me. My boyfriend decided to take me on a date to help boost my spirits, and give me some Disney magic that I have been missing so much. We spent the day shopping, eating, and walking around the front half of California Adventure. He bought me a mickey balloon, which honestly was the best! This was my first time getting one, and has brought me so much joy seeing it in my room everyday. It was a magical date, and it took me back to when we were first dating.

{Sweatshirt | Purse | Headband | Mask Sold Out- Similar Here | Mask Chain | Shoes Sold Out- Similar Here | Jeans | Sunglasses- Old }

I may have done some shopping while I was there, but more than anything walking around made me really miss going to the parks when I need a pick-me-up. I felt very safe, and I think it’s a great escape from reality for a few hours. I honestly cannot wait for both parks to re-open, and get back to my Disney trips.

SUMMER LINEN OVERALLS

SUMMER LINEN OVERALLS

I have always been a big fan of shorts in the summer especially when it gets up to the 100’s here in SoCal. Lately though, I have been looking for other means of cool and comfort in my summer clothing. I was perusing Target’s website (like always) and I came across these! I loves overalls as a kid but never thought as an adult I could pull them off. So, I read a bunch of reviews and decided to get them!

{ Linen Overalls | Crop Top | Earrings (Sold Out)-Similar Here | Star Bracelet (in Golden) | Chainlink Bracelet | Beaded Bracelet | Shoes }

I honestly love these so much! I can easily see myself dressing these up just as easily as throwing them on over a bathing suit. I love that they are linen which makes them so versatile. These are slightly oversized so if you don’t want them baggy I would size down. I ordered a medium and they fit like a large. Are you on the overall train?

-Lyndsay

TANGERINE TROPICAL MIDI DRESS

TANGERINE TROPICAL MIDI DRESS

Tangerine has been a huge trend this summer along with various shades of yellow. I have been seeing it everywhere but I haven’t found anything that really grabs me…until this dress! I love the shade of it (a mix between yellow and orange) as well as the fun tropical print. I snagged this dress from a local boutique (that conveniently has a website).

I honestly can see myself wearing this dress in the fall as well but for summer I love pairing it with natural and white accessories! It is so light and airy; it makes me want to twirl around when I wear it. I styled it with some natural accessories here but could just as easily wear this with heels and a blazer or with a white tee underneath and white sneakers. This dress is perfect for dressing up or dressing down!

Tangerine dress – Similar Here & Here | Sandals | Earrings– Similar Here | Clutch | Plain Ring | Star Ring | Star Bracelet (sold out)| Chain Bracelet

How are you feeling about the tangerine trend? Are you for it or are you skipping it?

-Lyndsay