It was easy to spot Chantal even in the pre-dusk light as she waited to meet some girlfriends for drinks – she radiated confidence in her emerald green platform pumps with matching clutch, dark skinny jeans, and brand new leather jacket. The California native, who recently returned to San Diego after spending two years in Barcelona, writes a fashion blog!

“Barcelona is very monochromatic,” says Chantal, who plans to move to LA  in the near future. “Here, it’s very casual and very jeans and flip flops. Barcelona likes to dress up. Here, we like to dress down.”

Blouse: Nordstrom
Shoes and purse: Yves Saint Laurent
Jacket: Vince
Jeans: J Brand
Necklace: Express

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