Who. What. Wear. (Morocco + Barcelona)
Jan 15, 2018
Happy New Year you guys!
I’m so happy to be back home and getting back to blogging!
I have so much exciting news and stories to share with you; from my trips to Barcelona and Morocco and getting engaged under the historic Arc de Triomf; 2017 wrapped like a real life fairy tale and I’m Princess Tiana!
If you’ve been following this blog for a while now, then you’d know that Barcelona is one of my favorite places to visit; the food, the nightlife, the architecture, it’s such a gorgeously romantic city and to be proposed to there was simply magical.
Being the travel bug that I am, I love sneaking in a new city or country when I travel. I mean, you’re already that far, why not go farther! Morocco is only a two-hour flight away from Barcelona so I was excited to hop a plane and head into Africa for the very first time!
The Motherland was awesome, it was amazing, surprisingly cold, but it welcomed me with opened arms!
Don’t worry, a blog and vlog is coming to show you everything!
I was so happy to partner with Going Places Travel on this trip and I can’t wait to show you the amazing hotels they found and booked for me.
READ ALSO: Travel Agents Are Still Relevant! Because Of Them I’m “Going Places!”
I’m still battling jet lag, skin that has betrayed me and rummaging through the thousands of photos of videos I shot, but as is the usual on this here blog, I start my post trip blogs by giving you the deets on my favorite looks worn on the trip! So here goes…
I couldn’t wait to escape the frigid cold in Barcelona and head to Africa where the sun viciously shone all day and I could slip into my flip flops and summer dresses…or so I thought! It was so cold in Morocco! I DIED! The first day out touring the city I quickly swapped my spaghetti straps for this flowy comfortable piece. I picked this up in Target sometime last year and couldn’t wait to wear it. I paired this look with my favorite new espadrilles from Bahamian footwear line Bahems.
Let me just start with my head piece! I got this when I was in Dubai a few years ago and instantly fell in love! I only wear it on special occasions or when I want to be extra…and this day I wanted to be extra! After a long day of touring popular spots in Marrakech, we spontaneously ended the day riding camels. I actually picked up this dress on a whim my first day in Morocco as we toured Chefchaouen (the Blue City). The bright yellow instantly caught my eye and I fell in love with the rainbow stripes and beautiful embroidery. How I mounted that camel in a dress still remains a mystery.
So I totally planned this look! When researching for my trip to Marrakech I constantly saw photos of these beautiful pottery barns. Oranges, and browns and tans, mugs, jars, planters everywhere. I picked up this dress on sale at Catwalk Boutique (Nassau, Bahamas) and I immediately saw the photo: melanin, clay pots, Mother Nature and the striped dress! It was everything I envisioned!
Snow White…No Dwarfs
I saw this shaggy number and had to have it! I’d already packed three jackets and with limited space in my already stuffed luggage, I didn’t know how I was getting this jacket back home. I picked this up from a Mango store right on Las Ramblas in Barcelona and wore it out on a day cruising the town. I paired it with a simple pair of jeans, a grey sweatshirt and matching tennis.
To be honest, it was freaking cold in Barcelona, so dressing up and being cute was kept to a minimum!
Hopefully this Morocco + Barcelona update holds you over until the big blogs roll out!
Hi there! Lovely blog! Where did you stay or recommend staying in Barcelona?
I love reading about what elements inspire your wardrobe! What I dig even more is your writing style-your humorous approach is the cherry on top! *I DIED* That’s definitely something my girls and I would say. So for that, you have solidified yourself as a “friend in my head”! Thank you for sharing your experiences!
Hey friend on my head!!!! Thanks so much for reading and I’m glad you enjoyed!
Awesome read as usual. I can’t wait for the VLOG!!!!!!! Congrats on your engagement😍
Thanks so much, Raenette!
Commending you on your blogs. I can always rely on a great read from you. Congrats on your engagement my dear.
Thank you so much! I’m happy you enjoyed!
I love how you capture the essence and spirit of the places you visit. You rock~!
Thanks soooo much for reading!
Very nice, thanks for sharing and including details on the weather.
Which experience am I most looking forward to hearing about? EVERY SINGLE ONE YOU ARE WILLING TO SHARE! You are being true to your brand with this opener blog. And I so admire your discipline, purpose, and your brand. I’m so proud of you! Congratulations again on the engagement!
awwww thank you so much! You’re an awesome tribe member! always so supportive! <3
Great photos! outfits are very appealing. I can’t wait hear more about your trip. Congrats
thank you so much!!
Can’t wait to see your VLOG, planning my yearly trip abroad. Reading your BLOG gives me inspiration. Can’t wait to see everything! Congrats on your engagement🙌🏾
awesome! where are you going?? and thanks so much!
The engagement 💍
lol! That’s coming!
Great read Ianthia. I love all of your outfits! I am waiting patiently on the vlog. Congrats again on your engagement 😄
Thanks so much! Much appreciated!