My new go-to dress

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Hello friends! I am happy to inform you that I have my new go-to dress. When making the move from the United States to Spain, I had to leave behind many of my dresses. I opted to bring with me only a small roll-on bag, a duffle and my backpack. In fact, this Instagram photo here shows all that I took. In retrospect, I’m glad I packed light. And everything I brought, I have put to good use!

So minimalist moving ways have allowed me an excuse to shop (and I don’t really that’s how minimalism works … oh well)! Spain’s department store or their version of Macy’s is called El Corte Ingles. I luckily or unluckily live only a 2-minute walk away from one of their two locations in Granada. So I of course have made my way through their racks. I stumbled upon this and just had to.

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A day in Andujar

These photos were shot in Andujar, the town that my friend Shola teaches English in. I decided to venture out of my big city of Granada and see what her town was all about. I had more of a fun time than I was expecting! We met great people, ate great food and stayed out a little too late.

The thing that always amazes me about Spain is that even small towns feel “urban,” as we Americans would define it. People still choose to live in apartments over houses with a front and back yard. People still choose to walk rather than drive. Life in the town centre is still lively. And you really cannot say that for most small towns in the United States. Here are a few shots of Andujar:

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If you are planning a trip to Spain, Andujar is worth a bit of your time. Or if not Andujar, small town Spain is just such a neat experience. I feel like you get a sense of the real culture.

The last day

We shot some by this amazing graffiti wall.

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Have you explored small-town Spain or small-town Europe? What were your thoughts? which do you prefer?

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36 Comments

  1. I have not been to Spain, hope to visit one day! Love how you describe it, urban. I always thought it would be like old world, you know? PS: love the dress!

    1. Yeah it is old world too for sure. Especially in Sevilla. But then when you actually think about and see how people live there, it feels more urban than anything. Like it’s normal for a middle-class family to live in an apartment.

  2. I have definitely explored small towns in Europe and love them! They are so much fun. I love this dress and paired with tights it looks perfect for the cooler weather.

  3. Wow its a nice place (as i see from the photos) although i havent been there, and the dress is beautiful too

  4. lovely dress! i like how you paired it with the blue necklace! but are you able to turn your portrait pictures back from the landscape layout?

  5. Nina, you certainly have a fabulous collection of cute dresses! This whole look is absolutely fabulous – I love all those colors and how you accessorized it. Those boots are so cool 🙂

  6. Beautiful outfit for a beautiful place! I really like how stylish the outfit is, you picked the perfect shoes as well!

  7. What a beautiful dress! The tan boots are so nice with it but you could wear it with so many different colours! 🙂

    I’ve never been to Spain, I’d love to visit one day!

    Hope you’re having a wonderful week 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

  8. Love your dress and the way you’ve styled your entire outfit! Have never been to Spain but looks like you had an amazing time out there!

  9. Your dress is so gorgeous! I mean, that pattern is too cute to be truth! P.S. those ankle boots are definitely on my list.

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