Saturday, 18 December 2010

sunny tartan christmas

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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

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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!

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dress: Pepe Jeans
shirt: Smart Set (via my sister)
boots: Steve Madden
bag: was my mother's
necklace: Les Jumelles

44 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Loove that dress!!
and yea...I wouldnt normally call myself a girly girl but I would wear all the stuff I picked out too XD
http://aclosetfashionista.blogspot.com/

Chelsea Elizabeth. said...

I love the dress you are wearing and I am so glad that you re-wear things on your blog too. :)
Haha, thats a funny tradition! Its kind fo cool how different traidtions are in different places! :D

<3Chelsea Elizabeth

Shallow Mallow said...

I'll never tire of seeing this dress on you :) So pretty!

While I hadn't heard about this particular tradition it doesn't surprise me. hehe
I am surprised it 's not Mister Hanky the Christmas Poo's home country ;)

Thought of you today when all flights at Stansted were cancelled. Good to hear you got out of the country before all that ;) I am crazy envious of your superior timing :D

Chelsea Lane said...

that dress is perfect! I love these photos, you look just adorable :)

xoxo

Raquel said...

I know what you mean, that's why I love The Clothes Horse blog! She wears the same things over and over again and never looking the same, and also because I really love her style.
I adore that dress, and I always wear my dresses with shirts underneath them in winter to keep warm. I see so many bloggers wearing bare arms in snow that I freeze just by looking!!

Funny and weird tradition right? But it must be fun to see haha!

Also glad you arrived safe to Barcelona! Enjoy your time there again :)

A Little Brighter said...

Ha! I adored the story about the log! Makes me think out Christmas traditions need to be a bit more fun! I agree with seeing items again :D

Although I used to have such a big closet in my last year of school that I never wore the same thing twice! (50c thrift store scores) This dress is lovely so I can see why you love it so much!

Ashley said...

hahahaha! That is the best Christmas song/tradition I have EVER heard of. haha :)

Velvet said...

I agree with you haha! Walking closets is a real funny way to call it.

Have a great day.

NRIGirl said...

Love the camouflage prints on the tree... Natural is it not?!

Terri said...

but I've not seen the rocking horse necklace before!

What a curious Christmas tradition! Have you encountered the "lite" flamenco that Sacramento and or Veshoevius has written about?

ana b. said...

Okay. So I'm going to try to bring that shitting log tradition into this years' Christmas. I'm going to try really hard :) I laughed and laughed when I read it.

Leigh said...

really cute look! simple, but adorable!

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A said...

Interesting Christmas song..I hope you are not joking :)))

Nice shots

Jazzy E (hivennn) said...

Haha what an amazing tradition. What else do you need if you have a log shitting presents. x hivennn.

Sewon said...

Haha, I remember my high school Spanish teacher explaining that tradition to us. :P Love the dress!

yiqin; said...

Cute dress :)

Shanna Maren said...

Great photos! I love your necklace!!

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

very festive outfit. what an interesting tradition! thats really vulgar and funny, everyone must get a kick out of it there. you'll have to show a pic of that ornament!

Fleur-de-Lis said...

I really have this passion for tartan so I absolutely love your dress!
just perfect*

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Diana said...

that is such an interesting tradition i love hearing how different cultures celebrate holidays :) and you are so right about bloggers wearing the same item of clothes in their blogs. definitely shows versatility and makes them more human :) loving this look! xo

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Sands said...

You look gorgeous in that dress, girl! I love how you layered a t-shirt underneath. Dresses like this one that works year round are the best!!

xo
Sealverland

eliza said...

what a strange tradition! although i suppose most traditions are strange if you think about it!!

i totally agree with you about seeing items of clothing repeated in blogs, its always nice to see the same item worn in different ways & its so much more true to life!

SMASH said...

Hey lovely miss! So funny to hear about those Catalan Christmas traditions..I wonder what the origin is? Also, I WISH we were going to Barcelona but how the trips planned out, it doesn't make sense to go there. The itinerary is: Copenhagen, Berlin, Geneva, Rome, Sardinia, Paris, then London, all in that order! So I guess I really can't complain since we're going to some super legit places anyway.

and YES I like seeing people re-wear things too! We're always on the same wave length ;)

xx
MILK TEETHS

Jan said...

Wow, insane tradition but made me really lol! That necklace is super sweet - reminds me of a favourite childhood ornament we always put on the tree. Happy holidays!

Giovanna ♥ said...

Such a lovely outfit! ❤
xo
Giovanna
Boho Market Blog

Zarna said...

i love the dress - it looks so perfect on you!

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

What a funny tradition! And love the dress, is pretty!

xxx Charlie
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CoCoon said...

I was wondering where the warm weather background suddenly came from! Enjoy the quirky holiday traditions. Sounds like fun.
Great dress BTW

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ana said...

Love the dress!! and what a nice idea to go to Barcelona in this time!! It must be soo beautiful!! have a great week!

CAITLIN said...

i loved this jumper the first time you wore it and i still love it! it's all about the remix :)

this (some die of heartbreak) is the first book i've ever read by saul bellow--i was inspired to check him out because of a lyric from a fionn regan song (and of course, the fact that he's one of "those" writers)! and yes, i would recommend this book :)

CAITLIN said...

*more (die of heartbreak)

Georgia Rose said...

The colours of that dress are amazing! Such a cute outfit.

P.S. I'm following you!

Amanda, The Upside of Wonder said...

Ah, I love the dress! I love that you layered it over a simple tee. And those boots are quite amazing!

ANN said...

I love the dress, it looks so cute over the tee!

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Haha, oh man. That Catalan Christmas tradition is priceless. I can't tell you how I laughed. Well, I'm sure you can imagine! And I'm happy to hear you made it to Barcelona safely. I was concerned when I heard Europe got walloped again by snow.

This dress is such a beauty. I enjoy each time you share photos of it. I'm with you on the wearing things on the blog more than once bit. There is so much more of a realness factor to it all.

Anthea said...

What an odd tradition! LOL, It must be fun though. I can't even remember you wearing the dress before, must be because you wear it in different ways. Love those boots!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

plentyforpennies said...

Great dress! And thanks for commenting on my blog!!

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Laura said...

now THAT's a Christmas tradition I had no idea about! I love learning new thing about poop in other cultures!

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Mimo Chic said...

Emily,
Minha linda , fizemos uma postagem de final de ano, que cabe no seu coração que esteve conosco...
bjs grandes muito amor e paz!
Lulu & Sol
BRASIL!!!

Vinda Sonata said...

such pretty pictures of you. lovely style and amazing boots!

sojourned in style said...

wonderful dress. i really wouldn't mind if you wore it 50 more times :) & "shittting" presents, is to funny for adequate words !!!

Fabiola "Fab" said...

I love that plaid dress and color ofcourse is fabulous! you're adorable in it!