Blissfully Lost in Santa Cruz

New look patterned sundress and saddle bag on Plaza de las Cruces in the Jewish quarter (Barrio Santa Cruz) of Seville – Bold Bliss

New look patterned sundress and saddle bag with grey hat closeby Plaza de las Cruces in the Jewish quarter (Barrio Santa Cruz) of Seville – Bold Bliss

New look patterned sundress and saddle bag on Plaza de las Cruces in the Jewish quarter (Barrio Santa Cruz) of Seville – Bold Bliss

Plaza de las Cruces in the Jewish quarter (Barrio Santa Cruz) of Seville – Bold Bliss

Plaza de las Cruces in the Jewish quarter (Barrio Santa Cruz) of Seville – Bold Bliss

New look patterned sundress and saddle bag with grey hat closeby Plaza de las Cruces in the Jewish quarter (Barrio Santa Cruz) of Seville – Bold Bliss

New look patterned sundress and saddle bag with grey hat closeby Plaza de las Cruces in the Jewish quarter (Barrio Santa Cruz) of Seville – Bold Bliss

View of the crosses of Plaza de las Cruces in the Jewish quarter (Barrio Santa Cruz) of Seville – Bold Bliss

Asos crochet espadrilles and olives closeby Plaza de las Cruces in the Jewish quarter (Barrio Santa Cruz) of Seville – Bold Bliss

New look patterned sundress and saddle bag with grey hat closeby Plaza de las Cruces in the Jewish quarter (Barrio Santa Cruz) of Seville – Bold Bliss

New look patterned sundress and saddle bag with grey hat closeby Plaza de las Cruces in the Jewish quarter (Barrio Santa Cruz) of Seville – Bold Bliss

Detail of New look patterned sundress and cross body saddle bag in black and white- Bold Bliss

New look patterned sundress and saddle bag closeby Plaza de las Cruces in the Jewish quarter (Barrio Santa Cruz) of Seville – Bold Bliss

New Look Dress, also sold at Asos | New Look Bag | London Rebel Espadrilles (sold at Asos) | Forever 21 Hat (similar here, here and here

 

As from today, I’ll be taking you on a Spanish journey. I have lots of photo material from Andalucía’s Golden Triangle (Seville, Cordoba and Granada), which will find its way to my blog little by little.

Today’s pictures were taken in the Barrio Santa Cruz, Seville’s former Jewish ghetto, adjacent to the Alcázar and the Cathedral. I was wearing a simple playful, patterned sundress, a black-and-white saddle bag and black crochet espadrilles which were perfect for defying the treacherous cobblestones found at several places in the Santa Cruz quarter. I realise now that both the dress and the bag are from New Look but I vow I didn’t deliberately pair them. It just so happens that I’m pretty smitten with both (very affordable) pieces: on their own, and even more so together.

A few more words on the neighbourhood of Santa Cruz. The area’s rabbit warren of little winding (car-free) alleyways beckons to be explored without a map. As you amble through the lovely quaint backstreets, you may very well get lost – but that’s half the fun. Around every brightly painted corner, you run into a new surprise. You’ll discover olive tree shaded plazas, frustrating dead ends, checkered paving, peeling paint, charming lanterns, ancient houses with nicely carved doors and balconies, and bright flowers. These pictures were taken on and around the tiny Plaza de las Cruces (or Crosses Square), which features three marble columns, each topped by a wrought-iron cross.

We revelled in getting lost in so many ways. Directionally lost. Lost in thought. Lost for words. Without any intention whatsoever to find back the way (for a couple of hours, at least).

 

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7 Comments

  1. GlassesShop October 9, 2016

    That dress is absolutely stunning!

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  2. John P. June 27, 2015

    As a professor of aesthetic theory I’m interested in all kinds of art, including fashion photography, which, I must say, is often disappointingly one-dimensional. But not yours, my dear! By selecting your settings cunningly, you add extra layers of meaning to your shoots. You have a keen eye for the fallen olives on the checkered paving in Santa Cruz, for the flaking paint on the walls, for the scars of time on facades. By subtly adding these elements to your composition, you enrich the beauty that is your main subject with sweet melancholy, a touch of transience, gentle poetry. And all this without the slightest trace of obtrusiveness.

    John P.

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  3. Courtney June 14, 2015

    loving the dress! it so easily screams “summer”!

    XO Color Me Courtney
    http://www.colormecourtney.com

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  4. Caitlin June 5, 2015

    That dress is absolutely stunning! You look amazing and I love these photos! The setting is perfect.
    xo, Caitlin
    http://thesolcompass.com

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  5. welovefur June 5, 2015

    Wow! This dress is stunning and perfect on you
    xoxo

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  6. anna June 5, 2015

    oh my goodness, this dress is pure perfection! Fabulous post, love. If you get a sec, I’d love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xx

    Fash Boulevard

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  7. Hayley Larue June 3, 2015

    This dress is so adorable! And you look amazing in it! <3

    StyledByBlondie.com

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