Hi friends! In the event that you don’t receive my weekly mailer and have been like “hayyy, where’s Amanda?” lately, I’m sorry ’bout that. I spent the past few days focusing on the start of my new semester of classes (yet, somehow, I’m already behind). And getting used to a life without the daily siesta.
Scratch that last one. I’m literally never going to get used to a life without siestas. They’re the most wonderful part of every day.
Speaking of siestas, these photos were taken in Plaza Mayor, just before we went back for our siestas (hence my sleepy eyes). We spent our second-to-last day of our trip, traipsing around Madrid in our spring-ready sundresses (mine being this midi-length sundress, my friend’s being a mini Lilly dress).
Seriously, could we be any more American?
What I’m Wearing:
Dress: Cynthia Rowley (via Rent the Runway) / Purse: similar, similar
Shoes: Zara (also love these ones with the dress!) / Earrings: similar / Rings: BaubleBar
I was actually surprised by how comfortable I was in this floral dress. With a fitted bodice and a loose skirt (with pockets!), it’s kind of perfect for a warm spring/summer day. And I know this because it was literally 80°F in Madrid the day I wore it. Helloooo summer weather. It also had a very flattering fit (I’m wearing the size 8), so it’d definitely be a great option for an upcoming bridal shower or dressy casual event (Kentucky Derby, maybe?).
On one of our first days of our trip, I managed to slip and skin the side of my foot (typical), so my feet were not happy for most of our vacation. Thankfully I managed to find these chic sandals in Zara (my fav in Spain!) and they totally saved my life. Slash my feet.
Thankfully, once the feet were happy, I was happy and we were able to keep on with our action-packed schedule. On Friday, we toured the palace (aka the perfect place to wear a floral midi-length sundress). We plaza-hopped (aka drank sangria in a variety of locations). Popped into Mercado de San Miguel and ate all of the tapas while sipping vino (are you sensing a trend here?). Then we finished up the afternoon by drinking more sangria and watching the sun set in the Plaza Mayor.
And we topped that all off (post-siesta) with a lovely dinner at El Botín (aka one of the oldest restaurants in operation in the world!).
Pretty ideal day, am I right?