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Surfs Up.

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One of my favorite activities Mango had planned for us during day 2 was filled with water, small waves, maintaing good balance and tons of fun! We went (standup) paddle board surfing in Barceloneta and being that it was my first time, I was terrified. For one, I hardly know how to swim and two, I’m afraid of being in the ocean. Although I was excited to try something new, I was especially nervous to step out of my comfort zone but I knew I would regret it if I didn’t try it.

Once we stepped into our wet suits, I knew there was no turning back. We had such a fun crew teaching us the basics that I instantly fell confident and comfortable! The beautiful weather and calm waves made it easy to paddle board in. There were three steps into paddle boarding; One being you lay down and paddle with your arms (I did great here!), Two, you get on your knees and maintain your body straight + sturdy while paddling with  your paddle left and right and Third, standing up! This was so hard for me; my legs were shaky and I couldn’t find my balance that eventually I ended up falling. I fell unexpectedly,  and hit a rock on my toes and it was the most painful feeling ever. Two of my toes were badly injured and within a few hours they were so bruised, that I could hardly walk!

I wouldn’t change anything about this experience though, I’m so thankful for the opportunity to try something so new to me especially in a beautiful city like Barcelona!

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The girls and I in our wetsuits before heading out to paddle board. (I’m wearing Mango swimsuit and Carrera shades)

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My first dip into the water!

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After surfing, we changed into our clothes and hung out by the beach as we waiting to head to lunch!

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My essentials: Raen shades ( absolutely becoming my favorite sunnies lately) and my go-to traveling clutch I take with me on every trip!

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We’re all standing up! This was so hard to do; definitely a good workout!

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Since I injured my toes, I couldn’t wear close toe shoes so these havaiana’s came in handy!

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Thank you Mike & Gabby for taking my photos!

Photography by: Cup of Couple

[do action="rstyle-post-links"]Sweater: Mango
Shorts: Quiksilver
Necklace: Mango
Sunglasses: Raen
Clutch: Clare Vivier
Flip flops: Havaiana[/do]

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    101 Comments

  1. Portia Comment #1

    Ooh I’ve never heard of paddle boarding before but it looks so much fun – especially with calm waves and beautiful blue skies! I’m sorry to hear that you hurt your toes.. hope they get better soon!

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  4. Carol Comment #4

    must be so cool to surf :)
    xx

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  5. julissa perez Comment #5

    I hope your toes have fully recovered!!! I like that you stepped out of your comfort zone as it can be hard on some people Including me lol.
    Thanks for sharing looks like you had a great experience!! love you <3

    Julissa.

  6. BENEDICTE MAGEN Comment #6
  7. Saša Comment #7

    I have to try this it looks like so much fun!

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  8. nick Comment #8

    Hay babe! Lovely!
    It is havaianas, just like this, no havaiana’s ;)
    Brazilian flipflop are the best! LOVE ‘EM!
    :D

    xoxo :*

  9. CORY SCOTT Comment #9

    I have this necklace, I wear it all the time! Nice outfit
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  10. Jessica Comment #10

    Great pictures! Thanks for sharing :)

    xx.

  11. Melissa Comment #11

    I hope your toes feel better soon! Paddle boarding in Barcelona has gotta be a once in a lifetime experience!

  12. Thankfifi Comment #12

    ouch! at least you will never forget the experience…

    Thankfifi

  13. maria paty Comment #13

    beautiful photos! worship the havaianas…if I could have a collection
    xoxo
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  14. Rachelle Comment #14

    Amazing pics, enjoy Barcelona.

    xo
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  15. LOLA Comment #15

    AMAZING POST!!! I love your pics!!!!

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  16. Oksana Comment #16
  17. Huyen Comment #17

    amazing pictures, looks so much fun!

  18. Fleur Engelina Julietta Feijen Comment #18

    I just wanted to say I always loveee your typo’s and post lay-outs! Btw definitely adore the clutch and the oil sunnies!

    xoxo,

    Fleur
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  19. Serendipity! Comment #19

    Lovely pictures… And your look, really nice sweater!

    xx
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  20. Samira Comment #20

    I love the sweater!! great photos!

  21. Charlotte Comment #21

    Barcelona seemed to be so much fun! I also love your sweater and shorts and your pictures have an amazing light <3

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  22. Anna Comment #22
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  24. FashionFlirt Comment #24

    Great photos! And your outfit is stunning as usual :)

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  25. Eileen Comment #25

    This looks so awesome! I’m helping plan my best friend’s bachelorette this summer and she wants to go camping on an island off the coast of Southern California…maybe we can fit paddle boarding into the mix!

    Would be so flattered if would take a look at my blog! xo

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  26. Shannon Comment #26

    Loving that sweater! These pictures look so fun! I wish I was spending my days at the beach right now!

    Shannon
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  27. Juliette Laura Comment #27

    Looks like a really fun time! I would love to try that. Great experience! And your outfit is perfection.

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
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  28. Olivia J. Comment #28

    Love seeing all the bloggers together! Hope you had fun!

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  29. Stephanie Comment #29

    LOVE!

    xxx
    StephC

  30. Camille Comment #30
  31. From Boho to Chiic Comment #31

    Amazing photos! ♥ You look so beautiful! :)

    xx

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  32. MartaBarcelonaStyle Comment #32

    wow!! such a wonderful and fun experience!!! I’m from Barcelona and it’s amazing and soo sunny!! :D

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    (Trench + Striped t-shirt outfit)

  33. Rita Magalhães Comment #33

    omg love the photos, love the outfit xx

  34. Maud Schellekens Comment #34

    Great shots, love it! Look like you enjoyed it to the max!

    XOXO Maud

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  35. kcomekarolina Comment #35

    how cool is that!

    xoxo from rome
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  36. patricia Comment #36
  37. congafasvintage Comment #37

    Me encantan tus looks, eres fantástica! Tienes una fan en españa, te sigo!
    Muuuchos besos, adoro el look!
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  38. Nesrin Comment #38

    Wow, beautiful photos.

    xx

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  39. Paula Comment #39

    Super cute.
    I’m from Barcelona, I adore it a lot!

  40. Hayley Comment #40

    Gorgeous outfit i love that jumper its stunning! Sorry to hear about your toes but at least you had fun! And gave it a go :)

    Hayley xx
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  41. Jennifer Comment #41

    Must have been so much fun! I’ve always wanted to try surfing but I am so scared haha

    xo Jennifer

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  42. Kareena Comment #42

    love your clutch!
    xoxo
    kareena

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  43. Cassandra Comment #44

    Great, you are so lucky, it’s an amazing experience !!
    XX
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  44. Thrifted and Modern Comment #45

    Loving your sweater and your Paddle boarding! Be sure to shop our store for the newest & cutest! http://www.thriftedandmodern.com

  45. Alexsandra Comment #46

    Oh I wanna try paddle boarding so bad! You look amazing, love your clutch x

    x
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  46. Simona Comment #47

    You are the queen of well done casual style :)

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    xx

  47. Rhoda Wong Comment #48
  48. Alexandra H. Comment #49

    That looks so exciting! One of my favorite quotes is “Do the thing that scares you the most” and you did just that. Kudos to you!

    xo, Alex

  49. Audrey Paillé Comment #50

    I really wish I was as tan as you!
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  50. Jasmin Comment #51

    beautiful pictures.
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  51. kelsey Comment #52

    this is so gorgeous! love the scenery!
    kw ladies in navy

  52. abigail Comment #53

    what a great looking group of adventurous ladies! paddle boarding looks like a must try for this summer. love the leopard clutch!

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  53. Veronica Comment #54

    Lovely, I love it

    xoxo
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  54. Kendra & Dayle Comment #55

    Love your little sweater, and the leopard clutch! Aside from your tumble it sounds like an amazing day.
    xx,
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  55. Erica Comment #56

    Love these photos! I really need that clutch :)

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  56. jaclyn Comment #57

    i mean really- this vacation must have been a dream and a half! The scenic is insane. Next time- just choose ME I am more that willing to go on a trip to some ridiculously amazing country.

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  57. pipa Comment #58

    Amazing post!!!You look fantastic:)

  58. Tanya Comment #59

    Hobo am looking to get your lilac keds, do you know the code of them please?? X

  59. Mary Comment #60

    I love summer and sea. Great pictures.
    Greetings.

  60. Evi Comment #61

    Great photos! You look so pretty!

    Evi xoxo

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  61. Emily Hall Comment #62

    You look so happy and tanned! Sorry to hear about your toe, sounds extremely painful!

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  62. izzy & jude Comment #63

    love these pictures! the stand up surfing looks like a lot of fun!

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  65. Ninie Pouce Comment #66

    I really love the outfit, I hope I’ll feel feminine like you one day.
    I tried paddle last summer, I was terrified too but after 5 minutes, I was proud of me to try !

  66. fashionaltitude Comment #67

    I am sorry you injured your toes. It happened to me 2 years ago and it was very painful..
    Hope they recover soon…
    However it sounds like great experience to go paddle board surfing!!!!
    Thanks for sharing.:-)
    xo. Fashionaltitude from Paris

  67. Lubna Comment #68

    Looks like Mango had a great schedule planned ahead for you girls! Love how you were probably the only one to brave a colorful bikini instead of black like everyone else :)

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  69. State beauty Comment #70

    I love this clutch!! You have a beautiful skin colour!!

    kisses

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  70. Carrie Comment #71

    Cute! Looks like fun!
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  71. ELISA TAVITI Comment #72

    Amazing pics!

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  72. ELISA TAVITI Comment #73

    Amazing pics!

    xx Elisa My Fantabulous World

  73. Lara Comment #74

    woww great look and great experience!!

  74. Lolita Comment #75

    I was just telling my man this morning that I’d love to give stand up paddle a try while we’re in Miami ! seems like so much fun… love your outfit on those pics !

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  75. LJ Comment #76

    Love your style and I especially lovvveee your sweater! I really want to get it and was just wondering what size your wearing? So I can get an idea of the fit :)

  76. Lisanne Comment #77

    Looks amazing! Beautiful pictures as always! And I have the same All Stars. ^^

  77. natalie Comment #78

    love your outfit!
    great photos
    paddle-boarding is so fun
    xx
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  78. Krizia Comment #79

    Loving your blouse and leopard clutch!

    x Krizia

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  79. Christina Storm Comment #80

    Great photos! Love your blog!
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    xo, Christina

  80. Girl Comment #81

    Your bag is awesome :)

  81. sandy Comment #82

    sounds great :)

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  82. Kamilla Comment #83

    Lovely shots again :) Love your style.
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  83. Fiammisday Comment #84

    I ADORE your look!!!!!!!!!!!! The pictures are amazing!!! Kisses from Italy. SImona

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  84. Etrala London Comment #85

    Woooh looks so nice. And a beautiful place to be , isn’t it ?

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  85. supriya Comment #86

    love your style and sweater…really great pictures…

  86. diana Comment #87

    Awesome I would love to learn how to surf

    xoxo, Diana ☠
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  87. FleurLight Comment #88

    This looks like so much fun! I absolutely adore your clutch bag. I’ve been after a nice leopard print one (I’m obsessed with leopard!)

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    x

  88. Fernanda Comment #89

    I love the outfit’s mix of print and stripes!

  89. MOHITO online Comment #90

    You have very good weather. Poland is rainy :(

  90. Cute Outfits Online Comment #91

    Loving the outfit! I especially love your patterns- leopard print bag and a striped sweater! Chic and cute.

  91. Cherry Thongthavikiat Comment #92

    Love it!

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  92. stylehaus Comment #93

    Your outfit still looks amazing and comfy with your havaianas!! Love everything, especially your leopard clutch!

    x,
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  93. alexiana Comment #94

    Great pictures!

  94. Sanjeev Comment #95

    You really are a very sexy and beautiful woman. Love the tiger top with hidden bikini. Also love that creative “S”. Greatest letter of all time. Cheers :)

  95. Laura Comment #96

    Awesome photos

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  96. Judith Comment #97

    OMG, amazing photos!

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    I’m focus on fashion illustrating, so if you interested please take a look and follow me if you like it. Thank you.

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  99. Carlos Ruiz F. Comment #100

    Qué hermoso lugar. Estoy maravillado con tu blog. Es una cuarto de moda. XOXO CRF.

  100. lustra 3d katowice Comment #101

    love your blog and s tyle