Saturday, 18 December 2010
sunny tartan christmas
So, I temporarily escaped my essays and the snow that started right when I was taking off, and I'm in Barcelona again for Christmas!
That second picture requires a bit of explanation. In Catalonia, a Christmas tradition is to have a log with a little blanket on top, and a few small gifts underneath (candy, that kind of thing). Later, all the children take a stick and dance around the log, hitting it, and singing "Shit, log, shit log, if you don't shit I'll keep hitting you!" Accordingly, an adult pulls out the gifts from under the blanket and the log is "shitting" presents. I promise I'm not exaggerating it at all, and I'm not translating it any more vulgarly than it is in reality. The Catalans have an amazingly scatological culture. A student gave me a Christmas ornament a few years ago of a little man in a red hat having a poo. I always sneak it into my family's Christmas scene! ; D
I've worn this dress a few times before on the blog, but I never really get tired of it. What's to argue with orange, and tartan on top of that? Anyway, I don't know about you guys, but my favourite blogs are the ones where I see the same items again and again... it makes me feel like the bloggers are real people that I know, rather than just walking closets!
dress: Pepe Jeans
shirt: Smart Set (via my sister)
boots: Steve Madden
bag: was my mother's
necklace: Les Jumelles