After recovering from jet lag, and sipping my fair share of cafés con leche - I arrived in Madrid, Spain!

Palacio Real de Madrid was first on the list and it sure lived up to its name. Its glamour and elegance had me   thinking, "I think someday, I would like to become royal"... only a girl can dream. 
Later that night I met up with a high school friend who lives in Madrid and he brought me to one of his favorite local restaurants. It couldn't have been more perfect for my first night out! 

Day two was full of exploring hidden streets and shopping. Walking and shopping sure can tired you out - by siesta time, I was dragging. The cure? Taking a break and ordering some tapas! Boy was it good.
That night, I saw a bull fight. You can't go to Spain and not see a bull fight, so I took the metro over to the Plaza de Toros and took my seat in the large arena.  Honestly, it was pretty gruesome and sad watching the bull get teased and killed, but the atmosphere was unlike anything I've ever seen. 

Converse:  Jack Purcell  // Pants:  Loft  // Shirt: Madewell (similar  here  or  here ) // Bag: Madewell (similar  here ) 

Converse: Jack Purcell // Pants: Loft // Shirt: Madewell (similar here or here) // Bag: Madewell (similar here

Dress:   ASTR   // Cardigan: BCBG (similar   here  ) // Bag: Ralph Lauren (similar   here  )

Dress: ASTR // Cardigan: BCBG (similar here) // Bag: Ralph Lauren (similar here)

Shorts:  J. Crew  // Shirt: Jigsaw (similar  here ) 

Shorts: J. Crew // Shirt: Jigsaw (similar here


Madrid was amazing, and a great first look at Spain. Adios! 
Now, I am off to.............