Travelogue: Maggie in Barcelona

At the end of last month, I did my bi-annual¬†buy trip to Milan. I had realized that since I am going all the way over to another continent, I might as well get out and visit other cities while I’m in Europe. This time, I spent 48 hours in Barcelona. My purpose was¬†to mix in with the locals, shop the neighborhoods, and gain some inspiration. To see what new thing I could find and possibly bring back to our Ballard shop.

Travel Tip: arriving at the airport and getting into the city is quite easy. They have a shuttle that leaves every 5 minutes from the airport to Plaza Catalunya and back to the airport. If you take the shuttle Aerobus you can be in and out of the city in 30 minutes.

Like I said my goal was to shop as much of the city as I could in 2 days. I managed to walk various neighborhoods, including Eixample, el Raval, Barrio Gotic, el Born and Gracia. I walked briefly through Las Ramblas, but I wanted to find unique shops and not chain stores. Turns out getting around Barcelona by foot is quite easy!

The shots below are just some of the pictures from my phone camera. Not all the pictures I took were post worthy. Click the photos below for more details. Thanks for visiting and have a relaxing weekend!

 

 

Brown is Back!

With the weather changing and the rain coming back, we are starting to get in the mood for Fall shoes. After a couple of seasons of black and gray, it’s nice to see some rich shades of brown in the shop like tan/camel, russet, and dark chocolate.

Brown is Back : Tan Tilda clog by re-souL

Our re-souL clog “Tilda” is the perfect light color brown for transitioning into Fall. We would wear these with denim and our favorite skirts and dresses. When it gets a bit cooler we would wear these with some fun patterned socks.

Brown is Back : P. Monjo P-982 Cuff Boot

We love the richness of this russet brown boot by P.Monjo. A brown shade with a hint of red, we would wear these boots with our favorite cable tights and midi-skirts. This color is also very complimentary to navy, burgundy and burnt orange.

Brown is Back : MOMA chelsea boot in Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate brown is a versatile shade that can be worn with navy, gray and taupe. These Chelsea boots by MOMA are a basic style that would go with most anything in your wardrobe.

 

If you love the color brown, check out more styles on our webshop at resoul.com.
Links to images of color stories can be found on our Pinterest page here.

4 Fresh Styles for Fall

We know that most of the country (including us in the PNW) is not experiencing the cooler weather that Autumn brings as of yet. But my friends, it will come sooner or later. So why not embrace the newness of the fashion fall season right now, right?

P. Monjo "P-961" Chelsea boot for Women

A classic Chelsea boot will be a must have for this season. We particularly love this style from P.Monjo. We like the rich russet brown color. A nice alternative to classic black.

Coclico Trixie Clog Bootie in Navy/Grey

We love clogs. When Coclico marries an ankle boot and a clog together, they create magic! This Coclico “Trixie” boot is the perfect baby don’t you think?

Fiorentini Baker Toky Buckle Wrap Boots

Our perennial favorite boot factory, Fiorentini and Baker has a new style for this Fall called the “Toky”. It is the perfect wrap-up ankle boot. Wear these all winter long with your favorite skinnies, leggings, and dresses.

MOMA "76601" Oxford in Brown /Metallic

Oxfords are always a tried and true shoe for us here at re-souL. MOMA has designed the perfect saddle shoe for the fall season. We love the oiled suede against the bronze metallic leather. Unique, yet very versatile.

 

What are you looking forward to wearing when the weather changes? Have a great weekend!

 

We’re 14 Years Old!

Yup, today we are 14 years old. That’s how long re-souL has been in business. No fancy party, no special event. We just want to take a moment to thank you, to acknowledge you for helping us along the way. We love what we do¬†but without you, our dear customers, we wouldn’t be in business today. So thank you, thank you, for continuing¬†to shop with us. For continuing to ride with us on this crazy retail wave. We appreciate you!

xo ~ team re-souL
Legh, Maggie, Nova, Margaret & Katie

Shoe Mood: Dusty Pink and Gray

Happy Friday! Today’s shoe mood board was inspired by the colors of the new Primaforma sneakers we just got in. These court shoes are super sleek, very comfortable and fit great! We fell in love with the combination¬†of dusty pink and charcoal gray¬†together. Both hues are good for transitioning into the Fall season don’t you think?

Shoe Mood: Primaforma #001 Sneaker

Have a wonderful weekend!
Primaforma sneakers for women found here. Additional images found here and here.

 

WTWW – Men’s Edition: re-souL sneakers

Sometimes you need a shoe that does it all. For men, it can sometimes be a daunting task. You want to look good but you want to be comfortable too. Let us introduce to you the re-souL leather sneaker collection. Leather uppers are dressy enough to get away wearing them to work but comfortable to walk in all day. Here is how we suggest wearing them. re-souL_WTWW_mens_re-souL_sneaks_ss16_green

On occasion, you want to have¬†the ease of no laces, especially at the airport. You can keep your cool through security and look put together for your trip at the same time. We would wear our green “Lance” slip-ons with our favorite denim.

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Too hot to wear pants but¬†not really into wearing sandals? A simple solution is to wear your favorite cargos and a¬†light t-shirt with our tan “Larry” lace-ups. That way you can walk for miles and still look perfectly put together.

Thank you for stopping by. You can find both of these styles in our shop or on-line at resoul.com.  Have a great rest of the week! ~ team re-souL

 

Mondays, Maggie Muses: Summer Daze

More summer and less Monday I say! Because we have had more June gloom in July this year than ever before (well, at least it seems like it), I am craving warmer weather to enjoy the beauty that our area has to offer. As a former Californian, my summer daze in PNW is quite different than my summers at the beach. Here are some images that capture what a now Washingtonian looks forward to in the dog days of summer.

Crescent Lake

Lake hikes with majestic views.

Summer BloomsSummer flowers that add color and fragrance to my home.

Popsicles

Homemade popsicles with seasonal berries.

outdoor dining

Setting an outdoor table to dine with friends and family.

Summer Cabin

A quiet cabin in the woods to rest and recharge.

Sunsets

Sunsets over the sound, lakes, and mountains in the peninsula.

Aren’t you ready for the weekend? I sure am. Have a fantastic week! ~ Maggie

Links and credits to the pretty pictures:

Lake|Flowers|Popsicles|Table|Cabin|Sunset