Photos by Atsuko and Me
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Today I’m sharing a few photos from my trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina. While I was there for the purpose of taking a class to learn more about business in Argentina and Chile (I’ll upload photos from that trip later), I did make an effort to do some exploring here and there whenever I had both the time and energy to do so. On my last day in Buenos Aires, my friend Atsuko (pictured above wearing a beanie) and I made a quick trip to Palermo, a colorful neighborhood filled with cute shops and restaurants.
Although we got to Palermo pretty early in the day and most of the shops were closed, visiting this part of town was still very worthwhile. Palermo has a very cool bohemian vibe to it, and I enjoyed simply wandering around and looking at all the colorful buildings and beautiful street art. And while I did not get to do much shopping, which was probably for the better, it was fun checking out all the store windows and taking in some style inspiration while I was there. I think checking out local fashion trends is always a fun thing to do whenever visiting a new place. Don’t you agree?
One challenge in packing for this trip was trying to figure out what to wear since it’s currently late winter in Chile and Buenos Aires. Luckily, as I was trying to figure out my wardrobe, Shea sent me a beautiful hand knit wrap from her Etsy shop Knit by Design that served as the perfect accessory during the two weeks I was in South America. Although Shea has many gorgeous options to choose from, I picked the wrap in “chain mail” because the neutral color makes it easy for me to combine with almost everything in my closet. Just to attest as to how versatile this piece is, I recently wore it as a shawl draped over a navy sundress on a cool summer night, and it made me look just a little bit more put together than if I had just worn a cardigan.
In terms of the quality of the wrap itself, I absolutely love how soft the material is and that it drapes so nicely. This is definitely the type of piece that makes me look forward to the changing of the seasons just so that I can wear it more often. And that’s saying a lot coming from me!
In my opinion, this is a piece worth investing in if you’re on the market for a cute and versatile wrap to wear this upcoming fall and winter seasons. And if you are considering investing in a hand knit wrap, you have an added incentive since Shea has been kind enough to offer readers of this blog 20% off any Knit by Design purchase with the code: SWEETHELENGRACE.
As always, thanks for reading!
P.S. I’ll be uploading more photos from my trip in later posts, but you can check out little snipets of what I’ve been up to on my Instagram.