January 20, 2011

It’s in the Details

Dillon Chase leather jacket, James Jeans, Asos Shoes, Vintage Chanel, MAC Red lipstick, Vintage Belt, Michael Kors Sunglasses
An all black canvas where the accessories, including lipstick, play the biggest part.
 On another note, after going back and forth, Keith and I finally decided that we’re probably going to go to Spain in April! I’ve never been and I’ll be extra excited once we finally book it. We’re thinking of flying into Barcelona, staying there for a few days, and then taking the train to another city in Spain. I would love and appreciate any recommendations as far as hotels. Something that is centrally located but not crazy expensive. I know that once the trip is booked, I’ll be asking for other recommendations πŸ™‚


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  • Nadia Aboulhosn

    the red gloves are perfect for this. such a bold statement!

  • dani@callitbeauty

    ooh, one of my favourites! love the red gloves (and the matching red lip!) and the leopard print belt. gorgeous :).

  • Cupcakes and Cosmopolitans

    Love the red lipstick!
    && Italy, OMG! How fun!



  • Debby

    LOVE this! I love how you incorporated red gloves and red lips. Makes the outfit so interesting.
    xoxo Debby

  • Pearls&Politics

    LOVELY OUTFIT! I love your Chanel bag and the red gloves/red lips combo. πŸ™‚

  • stilettolover91

    You look fantastic!!!! Great outfit!!!


  • Carlinn

    The red lips and gloves together look stunning!

  • Michelle Chic

    love the pop of reds from the gloves and the lips! definitely a stunner look!

  • Bijou's Style

    love this look!



  • Rene Braun

    The red gloves and red lipstick is so beautiful together! I love Your look and every detail in it!!!

    You can buy a book "Lonely Planet" serie about Spain. We bought about SIcily and Paris and it was so helpful!!! Have a GREAT time in Spain <3


    You are welcome to visit my blog too :)) Kisses!

  • Marie

    This ensemble is sexy, I am loving the red accents.

    I agree with Rene, check Lonely Planet.:D

    ***** Marie *****

  • Vicky

    Your red gloves are so perfect against the black, and your Chanel bag is stunning (obviously) x

  • The doll on fashion

    Wow the red gloves and red lipstick give a great pop of colour!

    The doll on fashion


    love the details like the red gloves, the leopard belt, the hood! Great look!


  • Konstantine.

    great outfit. simple and cool. i like!

  • Gucikas

    great outfit!


  • Krizia

    I love the belt and the gloves!

    x Krizia


  • Lansky

    Love the leopard belt πŸ˜‰ !!


  • Estefania Lovelifefashion

    The red gloves are perfect!!! You look as good as always
    I'm from Spain but… I'm not from Barcelona or Seville so I can't help you. I'm sure you will love Barcelona I've been there just once for two days and it's amazing.
    Seville is another kind of city, people is very warm and nice πŸ˜‰
    You'll see in Spain we eat a lot LOL

  • Deborah

    i'm a follower now!

    have a look if you want

  • vicky h.

    you wear red so well! i love those little details and especially the leopard belt!

    xox Vicky
    Bikinis & Passports

  • Jenipho

    you are my favorite style blogger! I really look forward to your outfit posts

  • Emy

    Love the outfit, especially the chanel:) You're going to love Spain. Barcelona is awesome and the people in south of spain are incredibly friendly. Don't have any hotel tips sorry but I hope you'll have a wonderful time. It'll be nice and sunny too!


  • Stef

    u look beautiful as always and im so excited for u to go to spain…ure gonna love it πŸ™‚

  • guccilily

    i love how the lips and gloves scream danger πŸ˜‰


  • Olga

    I love how the gloves and lips match together!!!

    xx Olga

  • patlost

    amazing red detals!!!
    have a nice day


  • Nicole Lisa

    Love the outfit!
    <3 Nicole Lisa

  • ThE fAsHiOn WoRsHiPeR

    Great punches of color, can't go wrong with an all black ensemble πŸ˜‰ Have fun planning your trip!

    XoXo-Kelli K

  • 2Anchor

    That will be such a fun trip! I love the red gloves, they add a little somethin, something to the outfit! Happy planning:)


  • Fashalina

    Helena! I lived in Barcelona for six months and it is my favorite city ON THE GLOBE. I can tell you everyyyyyyyyyyyywhere to go and eat and SHOP oh my god….I found more amazing things in Barcelona than I did anywhere I visited in Europe. They have the most amazing boots, coats, funky jewelry, bags. The TopShop and Zara and Mango collections are COMPLETELY different than in the U.S., and by different I mean- twenty billion times better. I seriously went broke living there because I couldn't stop shopping. The SHOES!!! Ahhh you're going to die.

    You should check out the hotel "Granados 83". It is SO NEAT and if you get a room on the interior, there is a really funky city view. When my boyfriend came to visit me, I had booked this room for one night and surprised him with it. It's very chic and sexy but also masculine– my boyfriend was obsessed with it. Also there is a sick rooftop pool/bar/deck that wasn't open when we stayed there because it was early March, but definitely will be open for you in April! It's like a ten minute walk to the central central part of the city, which is perfect because you walk everywhere anyways, and because staying in the center, i.e. Plaza Catalunya is WAY too touristy.
    Here is the website:
    Perhaps most importantly, it's very reasonably priced, espppecially for how nice it was. Our stay was 139 euros which at the time was about 200 bucks. TOTALLY WORTH IT!

    I have a million more suggestions for you….my favorite cozy wine bars and restaurants tucked away down charming little side alleys, ….I stayed away from all the touristy things because all you find there are other Americans and no Spaniards, which defeats the whole purpose of going to Spain. I can send you the travel guide I put together for my girlfriends who visited after me!!

    Let me know if you have any other specific questions or are looking for anything in particular– alinagonzalez08@gmail.com

    I AM SERIOUSLY SO EXCITED for you, my heart is aching with desire to be back in Barcelona. It is MAGICAL. You will have the best time!!!! Especially in April!!

  • Meri.

    hey! I'm from Barcelona! I've to say that Barcelona and Sevilla are so far each from other! but if you have days to spend… it can be so cool! If you need something send me an email! I'd love to help you!

    btw… amazing outfit, as always!

  • Olya Nikol Pishcheva

    This is a great look! Love the details:))

  • Julie and Lauren

    I love the ASOS boots with shearling. Your look is great : )

  • K.

    the red gloves and the lipstick – perfect!
    your style is AMAZING!

    greetings from germany!
    and welcome to europe πŸ™‚


  • Ollie Things Beautiful

    Your details are beautiful! i love the red gloves especially. My husband is obsessed with Spain, he's been like 5 times and to everywhere, basque country, seville, barcelona, madrid is his favorite and last time we went to Marbella. You will love it πŸ™‚

  • mirjam schuurkamp!

    details are amazing!
    love the whole look!
    its not too much its just enough!

    love your lipstick(L)

    xo model from holland

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  • JenlovesBal

    Hi Helena! I'm a huge fan of your blog and love all your pics. I'm doing a readers and their Balenciaga bags feature and would love to have a pic of you for it. If you'd like to be in this, could you forward me a pic at balenciagaloving@gmail.com? Thanks so much! -Jen

  • Sarah

    Love the red gloves and your matching lipstick! xoxo Sarah


  • BrooklynBlonde

    Hi Guys,
    thank you so much!!!! I'm getting so excited about the planning.

    @Fashalina, thank you!!! You're making me super excited! I will definitely take you up on your sweet offer and email you!

    Jen, i'll definitely shoot you an email with an image!


  • Crris

    I live in the Canary Islands and they are beautiful, me favorite is Lanzarote even though you can not do a lot of shopping… In Gran Canaria there is Triana and Mesa y Lopez, but defenitly go visit Madrid and Galicia !!

  • Ashley

    This is so modern and classic at the same time! Love it! I'm excited for you about your trip. Please let us know about the food (that's always what I'm interested in when traveling!)

  • Marella

    In love with the whole outfit!

  • BARESTUDY (Janelle)

    viva espanya! i'm not from spain but i'd love to visit that place too one day. i'm sure i will once my friends and i are all done school πŸ™‚ love the outfit too btw.


  • RenvieanneMO

    Red definitely makes a bold statement, one of my favorite things to wear especially with black <3

    I'm planning to go to Spain too, let's see if it falls through πŸ™‚

    check bookit.com to see if they have deals there πŸ™‚

  • Meggstatus

    Oh my, those red gloves are the perfect accent to this look!

  • Angga

    Really in love with the black outfit but pop of red come in to play, so excited that you are going to barcelona!! I would love to go there someday

  • Lala

    loooove your shoes and the bag.
    you look great πŸ™‚

    xo lala


  • Γ–zLeM

    You have such a nice blog!!
    I follow you:)


  • NerdGlasses

    Love your belt!
    Your blog is amazing!
    I'm following you!
    I hope you follow me too!

  • Lilylovelock

    Adore the red leather gloves!How lucky…I actually highly recommend Barcelona, I've been three times and plan on going once a year for… well ever!Love the blog also!x

  • Anonymous

    I love your style! Went on a cruise this past summer and loved Spain. If you can get to another city, I highly recommend Valencia. I was really taken back by the beauty of this city.


    love this post title because it's so true, the lipstick gloves shoes belt – perfection.


  • Shevah

    I'm so in love with the gloves and the scarf! Great look!


  • Rebecca from See You in Sweden

    omg shut up I'll be there in April too. My sister is studying in Madrid so I'm flying there and then heading to Barcelona for the majority of the trip πŸ™‚ So excited as I have a friend from college from Madrid so I'll get the local take but guess I'll have to be in the tourist traps in Barcelona. Can't wait!

  • Anonymous

    You have to go to Madrid. Is wonderful.


    I love your outfit today, and your bag! πŸ˜‰

  • wymarzona szafa

    I'm in love!!!!! U look stunning!

  • Lateisha

    your outfit is bomb loll i want all of your clothing you have great style. ps i hope you enjoy spain i heard is beautiful


  • Malu

    OMG amazing look!

    Xx Malu
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  • misspinkles

    OMG this outfit is one of the best I've seen.
    The gloves – good
    The jacket – good
    The bag – good
    The shoes – good
    The belt – unbelievably good!


  • Stefany

    I love that your gloves match your lipstick! You're so lucky to be going to Spain. My friend lives there now and she loves it so I know you guys will have a blast.


    nice pop of red + those shearling boots are lovely! πŸ™‚


  • Flavia

    bellissima bag..


    You look amazing…great details…gorgeous shots…lovely post as always!

  • Annelie

    fantastic winter look, love it!!

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