Style File: Spanish Style Blogs

While France may be the capital of classic style, Spain reigns supreme as the capital to forward thinking, creative, and colorful style. France has it’s basics that are copied from Paris to beyond, but in Spain there is no way to give a list of what to wear to get the Spanish look, instead, a crop of fantastic style blogs has popped up in the last few years, that offer girls in Spain and around the world some ideas on how to make the latest looks their own.  Here are a few of my favorite Spanish style blogs (so many marked by Zara!) that highlight the free, creative, unique yet totally chic style that totally captures Spanish women’s style.

Lovely Pepa: A Galician trendsetter from Vigo, her looks are always happy and approachable. Lovely Pepa is one of the most successful style blogs out there (she’s worked with Louis Vuitton, Tous, and Piaget to name just a few)!

Trendy Taste: A magnetic smile and super friendly blog with looks that are bohemian and trendy.

Fashion Vibe: Based in Barcelona, the looks are sophisticated and fashion forward.

Collage Vintage: This girl has a fantastic mix of chic personal looks and inspiration posts. The mix is spot on.

My Daily Style: Relaxed and unique, the looks are fresh and stylish.

Miss at la Playa: Not an outfit style blog, but the place to go for all things fashion, styling and editorial.

So want to add some Spanish to your wardrobe? Just add color, print, and great accessories, be yourself and have fun!

Any other Spanish bloggers you love?

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Ps…if you like what you see Lovely Pepa, Collage Vintage and a few other Spanish bloggers have designed their own lines of shoes available at Krack.com. I want these and these!

Links for le weekend

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Hey all! Thanks so much for taking some time to check out and join A Beautiful Journey this week! I can’t wait to share more with you next week. I’d love to hear what you think or if you have any ideas to share; don’t be shy, leave a comment!

Here are a few  of my favorite links and stories from this week …

Have you seen Gatsby le Magnifique/ The Great Gatsby yet? It’s on my to-do list, as is one of these Gatsby inspired escapes.

Which Cannes premiere are you looking forward to seeing? I can’t wait to see Le Passè/The Past, a new movie by Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi, starring the lovely Berenice Bejo.

This gallery of photos from past and present Cannes will take you on a glamorous journey and don’t miss Miss at la Playa‘s impeccable gallery of Cannes 2013. Emma Watson is adorable.

Only a week and a half left of the Chanel #5 exhibit at the Palais de Tokio in Paris. I had the chance to see it this month and definitely recommend it if you are in Paris, if not take a virtual tour via Refinery 29.

The fleeting light of an Early Evening in Paris is la vie en rose.

If you’re dreaming of Paris, but can’t hop on a plane at the moment, check out The Paris Journal, an incredible multimedia/photography book that will take you on a tour of the city of love or back to your favorite neighborhood via your iPad.

And finally, Georges Moustaki, beloved French singer songwriter passed away this week. Check out NPR’s report about his friendship and partnerships with Edith Piaf, and enjoy a few of his songs, Ma Liberté and Le Métèque.

Bon week-end! Hasta pronto! See you next week!

Dianne