Headbands and Santiago de Compostela

Friday – always a nice day – at least for me! By reading the title, I bet people think I will write about my trip to Santiago de Compostela. Yes and no. I’ve never been there. And yet, I learned from a pilgrim how to travel light, as I mentioned yesterday.

She was talking about how hard it is to cross kilometres and kilometers on foot, till the cathedral. What she discovered along the way was how little we really need. So she said her luggage was getting too heavy for her journey on foot. On the way she left some things she considered superfluous then. I mentioned yesterday that I donated a jumper during the trip in January!

I try to start a trip as stylish as possible with a limited amount of items… and end it wearing things that have nothing to do with each other! But… what’s more important? Matching things or being able to “see” history? For me, the latter. Still, I tried to make the most of what I had, by wearing different headbands (I love them) and hairstyles, just to look a bit different everyday!

Tenby, Feb 27th, 2013 - This jumper was new on new year's eve - a tradition I like to keep. Wearing new clothes for the new year! Jumper/sweater, Matthew Williamson - Scarf, Vivienne Westwood - Headband. Blumarine - Earrings, Tiffany's

Tenby, Feb 27th, 2013 – This jumper was new on new year’s eve – a tradition I like to keep. Wearing new clothes for the new year! Jumper/sweater, Matthew Williamson – Scarf, Vivienne Westwood, bought on my birthday in January – Headband. Blumarine – Earrings, Tiffany’s

About blurred pictures… you can find it here.  It was a very bright day, but anyway, by now people know the photo is truthful to my skin – I am that pale. I just never airbrush pictures. Maybe I should!

My second visit to Balzac's house, one of my favorite authors - Jan 3rd, 2013. Reversible scarf, colorful headband

My second visit to Balzac’s house, one of my favorite authors – Jan 3rd, 2013. Reversible scarf, colorful headband

Milan cathedral, Jan 11th, 2013 - Go for another unexpected mix! The headband is the belt of a blouse!

Milan cathedral, Jan 11th, 2013 – Go for another unexpected mix! The headband is the belt of a blouse! I could have worn my beige satchel… but this was bigger and I needed so! Well, matches the floral floor then!

Guess who was at the same place in Milan… Donatella Versace’s sweet dog!

Audrey was there

Audrey was there

Grazia’s big fashion issue, Uk edition, March 2013 has more about mixes and new collections, along 260 pages and 500 + looks, with Rihanna’s very anticipated collection for River Island and the new sister of H & M, & Other Stories. And, of course, you can read about Audrey and Donatella Versace, if you like.

Audrey and Donatella Versace - Grazia, March 2013

Audrey and Donatella Versace – Grazia, March 2013

What do I have to remember after that? Ah, a nice trip to Canterbury, with another “creative” mix – but then.. it was “allowed”. I wore Cavalli and he mixes a lot of colors! Till there… a great, fabulous weekend is what I wish for you – with, of course, thousands of smiles!

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7 thoughts on “Headbands and Santiago de Compostela

  1. I have to admit that I always travel quite light and end up looking more like a tourist than a stylish traveller, lol. Would you consider doing the Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage? Love your gorgeous scarfs and headbands, they suit so beautifully and add such an air of fun and brightness to any look. Italy must have been amazing, always exciting to see your travels. Thanks for your kind comment…and yes I understand about your family. you have come a long long way and become better and stronger with each day gone by. have a wonderful weekend!

  2. You’re not at all pale! You should she how I look in photos..Like a ghost. T is always making fun of me when the sun is bright, I look even paler in photos. You look perfect! Love the headbands!
    It’s always difficult for me to travel light. I usually carry many items with me just in case, that I end up not wearing, but the few times I got specific pre-planned outfits with me, the weather was terrible, and I ended up wearing them all together to keep warm. Weather is unpredictable at times, and it can really ruin your plans.

    • Thank you so much for your sweet comments, always such a pleasure! I know what you mean by looking like a ghost under the sun – I totally avoid pictures that way, for the same reason! But I must confess why maybe I don’t look pale at all… if you saw me in the morning you would have another opinion! It’s because although I don’t like wearing much makeup, in the pictures you can see I’m always covering the “whiteness” with some blush and sometimes even foundation… and covering the body as much as I can! It’s like a white sheet of paper, in such a way people ask whether I am sick, sometimes, or wearing white hosiery. There’s no shame in being white, I just don’t like when people think my bare legs are white hosiery! But that is even funny!
      Travelling light has its problems, as you could see… the Milan picture shows a floral stachel, a graphic scarf, a pink headband, and nothing made much sense, but as I said, that was what I had! And I’m sure you always look very elegant during your trips, because you are naturally elegant, as I always say!

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