Cartagena had me color me captivated by the bright spots we found in this charming little city.
Like a kid in a candy store, I couldn’t stop staring at some of the saturated corners in this Spanish town. We spent the morning learning about Spanish horses on a family farm, but had a few hours to explore before setting sail for our next destination on our Mediterranean tour with Princess Cruises!
One of the first things we found downtown was this fun carousel! It made my think of my bestie who’s currently sailing the seven seas on a disney cruise as minnie mouse (I don’t think I was supposed to tell you that… oops!) so I got a little emotional, cause I miss my minnie (come back Kris!). After a twirl or two on the carousel, I lost Olivia when I stumbled into this crazy colorful candy story! if you’re wondering if Willy Wonka is really … he is! He’s just held up in Cartagena, cavities and all!
On our way back to the boat (to floss of course, what else would we do with our evenings?! 😉 ), we discovered another colorful alley way with bold blues, orange hues and lots of what I’ll call “Cartagena Pink!” because it was everywhere! The town wasn’t huge, and didn’t have too much to offer, but was just enough for an hour or so of wandering and to fulfill a few cotton candy day dreams!
Color Me Cliff Notes!
The dress is the cutest! The fabric is a little heavy so it helps keep it shape, but not in an uncomfortable way! The heaviness also helps to keep those pleats perfect and prevent wrinkles, yay!
I’m OBSESSED with my chloe flats, and wore them almost daily on my trip! They’re a splurge, but the look for less versions didn’t have that super soft leather – so I treated myself to the real deal. Don’t worry, I’m linking the looks for less versions down below! Also they fit TTS, most designer shoes don’t and I usually go down a size in non-designer flats because they stretch but not this time – I’m a true 7.5 in 90% of shoes and that includes these cuties! I’ll share more about these scalloped flats in my next color me cliff notes because you’ll be seeing them a lot!
Shop The Look (& the look for less)
Taylor Dress (prices vary based on size,) Size 4/6/8 are under $100!
Karen Walker “Super Duper Strength” Sunglasses-White • $280 // (look for less • $24 )
Tory Burch Rosemary Cashmere Cardigan • $295 // (Look for less Crew Cardi • $45 )
Metropolis Mini Crossbody • $298 // (Look for less DVF • $128 ) // Look for less Cati • $30.87
Scallops: Scalloped Flats-Nude • $475 // (same shoe for a little less, only some sizes available Chloé • $351.48 ) // (same shoe, in white on sale, most sizes available, Chloé • $276.54 ) // (Same shoe in black full priced, most sizes available Chloé • $475 )
Look for less scallop flats: ‘Audrey’ Flat • $79.95 // Footzyfolds Gwen • $62.30 // Athena Alexander • $42.95
Are you sweet on this look? If so, tell me – what’s your favorite candy in the comments below! I’ll start! Mine are sour patch (only the red & blue ones), starburst (but only the pink ones), red vines and gummy bears (only the red & clear ones!)… because come one, you really didn’t think I could just pick one?!