As promised, snaps from my trip to Spain! Fall was kicking into high gear at El Retiro Park, neighboring the famous El Prado Museum. It’s like Madrid’s version of Central Park—turning foliage, expansive running paths, fountains and ponds… and the sunset here is fantastic!
As might be obvious, I’m rocking a full-blown “I’m a tourist” look here featuring a cargo jacket, a bold emerald lace dress, a blanket-like scarf, and cross trainer sneaks. The key to dressing like a successful tourist is having: (a) basic and functional layers, and (b) a comfortable pair of shoes. Being a tourist means being on the go, and on your feet all day. As much as possible, I try to limit the number of “carry” pieces (jacket, scarf) so that I’ll feel prepared to tackle any weather that comes my way, without feeling overwhelmed. And a good pair of broken-in running shoes or cross trainers is generally a safe bet, especially when you’re still nursing a bad ankle ;P
My favorite piece (that I wore throughout my trip) is this plush, patterned scarf I scored from the local outdoor flea market, El Rastro. Every Sunday, hundreds of vendors line the streets with homemade wares, clothing, and various goods to sell and barter. We spent hours wandering through the maze of tents and vendors in search of a good deal. I left with three scarves and a memory card filled with pictures, all for under 10€!
I’ll be sharing more from Spain shortly. Do you have any fun travel stories or wardrobe tricks? Drop me a line in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you!
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