Earlier this week I went to visit one of the most fabulous places in the city – Bellavista del Jardin del Norte. It is a small town or as here in Spain we would call it El Pueblo hugged together into an adorable restaurant perfect for group dinners and family gatherings. Guaranteed to make a lasting impression with every single little detail well thought off the place looks and feels as if you are walking into a book.
BELLAVISTA DEL JARDIN DEL NORTE – BARCELONA
There are abundant of beautiful restaurants and cafes in Barcelona but Bellavista del Jardin del Norte offers unique experience indeed with a game room, arcades, record player, barbershop, a place to buy and post postcards and oouu not to mention delicious red velvet cake and beautiful green patio on the back.
DIY DENIM JACKET
Couple of years back I got this basic boxy denim jacket from Zara for Summer and never really wore it much. Now after having Anabela I embroidered a couple of her dresses and denim shirts with her name and various cute patterns and decided to decorate this (now somewhat small on me due to recent pregnancy) jacket I never got to wear and give it a new life!
First I got a number of iron-on patches from various online sites and then I outlined the LaKatWalk logo on the back by using the print out of a decorative font I found online and printed it out in large bold font on A4 paper horizontally. I cut it out precisely with xacto knife and outlined with special pen which disappears in wash, but you can also use a regular white chock pen.
Then, I got a shinny gold embroidery thread, round embroidery frame and started tracing the letters with a thread to create a frame, next I filled it across using cross stitching technique and voila! Few days later I had ‘LaKatWalk’ embroidered on the back! I was working on it about half an hour a day when Anabela was sleeping at night but if you have time to sit down and do it, you can certainly do it in one day.
OOTD – DRESS OVER PANTS
Dress over pants is not a look that I would regularly wear but I decided to give it a try given that I live in Barcelona which doesn’t really have a true Winter and my closet is packed with cross seasonal clothing like this pin stripped asymmetrical shirt-dress. I am not a fan of wearing heavy Winter coats but I do enjoy layering clothing into interesting outfits so for this casual look I decided to highlight the DIY jacket while underneath I wore coated rose gold skinny ankle length pants, nude camisole and mentioned pin stripe collared dress.
When it comes to choosing accessory I went with pink camera bag from & Other Stories and pink unicorn Startas sneakers. The only jewelry I wore was Trendcy ear-cuff with matching stud earring while I tied dress belt as a neck scarf.
Have you ever embroidered before? How do you give a new life to your old clothing pieces?
Katarina Štimac, fashion blog – LaKatwalk