H&M and Lana Del Rey

Anyone that knows me knows that I have the smallest infatuation with Lana Del Rey – classic styles, big hair, and great music, what isn’t to love?
So when I heard that she was working with one of my favorite stores on a campaign, suffice it to say, I was looking forward to its release.
I had purchased a few pieces and thought what was displayed in the store was the whole line, until I received an email at the end of October with this picture enclosed:

A few hours after I checked the email I headed to my local H&M in search of it. I scoured the store and much to my dismay it was not there. After looking for about two weeks I had just about given up my search, and happened to stumble upon it this past Saturday and felt like I hit the lotto as there was only one left in my size!
I have been wearing this coat every day since and I love the versatility it offers.

I spent the day in it yesterday wearing it half zipped with a black and tan thick striped shirt underneath it, dark skinny jeans and these in black.
It is, in my opinion, the perfect coat to go out at night in, as it is the perfect weight, not too heavy, and not too light.
It is great as I wore it with jeans, and will look just as good used as a foil with a girly dress.
By far one of my favorite purchases and a steal at $29.95.
H&M does not have an e-commerce website, but here is the link to the jacket on their site.

Tapas

Saturday night was my first time trying Tapas, and it will certainly not be the last. Located in New Haven, CT near many of the bars and situated right next to a hotel is Barcelona. You will certainly miss it as I did at first, as there is no sign, just two wood doors.

Upon entering I realized I had made a rookie mistake by not calling ahead to make a reservation. We were directed to the bar to have a “glass or two of wine” which worked out perfectly as shortly after some seats opened up at the bar.
The bar had an open structure allowing you to see the kitchen right behind it, which I loved.

Narrowing down the selections from the menu was entirely too difficult. We ended up trying four dishes; crispy calamari with a smoked spicy pepper aioli, beef empanadas with smoky pepper sauce, chicken empanadas with an avocado puree, and potatoes with a spicy tomato sauce with a drizzled herb aioli. To finish we had crepas salguero, which were two crepes filled with vanilla and dulce de leche ice cream with a chocolate sauce on top.



I admit, I am a self-proclaimed “foodie”, and this food was so amazing. I had never had calamari that big and had only had it served with the traditional marinara sauce, so I was apprehensive at first that it would not be to my liking, but in fact it was the opposite; it was my first taste of Barcelona and I was in love.
I went to Barcelona with absolutely no expectations, and I was beyond impressed with everything. I am already planning to go back and try the steak paillard, the lamb meatballs, and the roasted garlic bulbs

Happy Veterans Day!

Friday Fashion Finds

I am trying to get my Christmas shopping done early this year to avoid any thoughtless gifts; I obviously can’t help but check the sale section for myself while doing this though!

I absolutely fell in love with this dress from TopShop marked down to only $30 from $48. With a pair of thick black tights and ankle boots, this is perfect for a chilly day at work. It can be found here

These tri-colored oxfords would be so sweet with a pair of boyfriend jeans cuffed at the ankle and a cute top paired with a blazer. They were originally $129.95 and are marked down to $77.96. They can be found here



Happy Friday!