Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WIWW: LBD in London

Happy Wednesday, everyone and yes, I have a very red background, hihihi! May background´s flooded with lots of red poppies. :)

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I may have told you that I went on a long weekend trip to London the other weekend. So here´s a sneak peek of what´s to come although for now, these are outfit pics. We took these on our first stop of the day, at the Tower of London.

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I know that the London weather is ambivalent but I didn´t expect that it changes it´s mind every three minutes from sunny->cloudy->rainy and so I wore black and a hat , just in case. I wanted something breezy and dark because I´m bloated(as usual) and a pair of flats because there was a lot of walking going on. The red tote was for storing the denim jacket when it´s sunny and the umbrella for the rain showers. Gotta be ready for anything! :)

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dress and bag (all from the summer sales)- Zara, sandals- Pimkie
I´ve been wearing a lot of jeans and shorts lately and so a jersey dress( albeit in black) would be a nice change in my OOTD photos in the blog. Hope you like it! :)

Warm kisses,

Che

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Remix: All White Shorties

If there´s one piece of clothing that I would normally grab from my closet aside from my white button downs and chambrays, it would this pair of white shorts. It´s such the perfect thing to wear in the summer heat and combines with anything. It´s even photogenic with water as your background! ;)

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I´ve had this shorties for a while now and this time, I paired it with a cool cotton white top for a crisp and clean look. Since I´m loving pink these days, I used my old fuchsia bag and colored sandals for a touch of color.

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top- Version Originale, shorts(very old)- Bershka, bag(old), sandals-Zara
An all white summer look is great for some outdoor escapades, I wore this on my 4th day stay in the western part of Spain and it kept me relaxed and cool the whole day. It must be the cotton blend of the top or because white reflects the heat and not absorb it. Nevertheless, it looks good with the mountains as a backdrop too. Though I had to check if I´ve got a stain on my shorts or top once in a while, with white you´ll never know! ;)

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I last wore this white pair with a short chambray top in the beginning of spring this year:

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Last year(2013) I paired my white shorts with stripes and a heart printed top( which you can´t hardly see, lol) while visiting Porto, Portugal.

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And two years ago where I first bought this, I paired it with 3/4 long white top and a paisley printed top for a touch of color.

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Do you have a pair of white shorts? How many ways have you dressed it up or down? ;)

Have a great week ahead, luvs!

xoxo,

Che

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Friday, August 22, 2014

Flyday Fridays: The Road Trip( part 1)

Happy Friday, my blogger readers and friends!

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Finally, here are some travel pics taken on our five day road trip to Galicia two weeks ago, but first, here´s what I wore:

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There´s nothing more comfortable than a crisp white button down, cut-offs, colored sandals and a hat to start off  any summer trip. I chose a white button down to dress up a little my too casual outfit of shorts and sandals. Do you know that the white  button down is versatile piece and should be a must have in your closets? You can either dress it up or down or whatever way you want and the resulting outfit always guarantees a perfect look! ;)

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So our road trip´s first stop was this old town of Astorga(in the province of Leon) where I first saw this piece of work by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi ( the one and only who designed Barcelona´s La Sagrada Familia). This was one of the few works done by Gaudi outside of Catalonia. It´s called the Episcopal Palace. He did this palace for his friend, the Bishop of Astorga almost a hundred years ago. In front of this is a small plaza where you can dine or have your cold drink while marveling at this lovely building/artwork and you can visit it too. Just don´t go there at 2 pm because that´s lunch time in Spain. ;)

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And like any tourist, there has to be a lot of pics taken between me and this monument, right?

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Near the Episcopal Palace, is the Cathedral of Astorga built in the early 1400s. The church design is a mix of gothic, neo-classical and baroque styles.

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It has a beautifully sculpted facade and portico made during the Renaissance period.

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Here´s a close-up of how impressive it is, so awesome, no? ;)

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By this time, you may have noticed that we´re gravitating towards old monuments(hahaha!) and to cap our day one  of the ¨old world¨ themed road trip was this Templar Castle in Ponferrada. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a must-stop for those on a pilgrimage to Saint ames of Compostela.

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So how´s this shot to end day one of our trip?

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button down- Sfera, shorts(winter 2013 sales)- Bershka, sandals- Zara, bag- Longchamp le Pliage
More travel pics to come, in the meantime I wish you a fun and well spent weekend ahead!

Hugs,

Che

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

WIWW: Denim and Dots

Happy Wednesday, dahlings!

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Sorry for being MIA last Monday, the hubz and I went on a long weekend trip to London and we just came back last night. Anyway, here´s a what-I-wore set of photos which were taken at the church garden of a town called Tui in Galicia(western part of Spain) the the other week. I´ve never tried the dotted and denim combination before and so this was an experimental outfit. Do you think it worked? ;)

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The short chambray cropped top was lucky find from last year´s summer sales while the dotted circle skirt was from this year´s sales. I wore my old fuchsia colored bag for a pop of color. You´ll be seeing more of this combination in my travel posts photos because I wore this the whole day while travelling from one town to another and so don´t be surprised if this shows up three or more times in the blog, lol!

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top, sandals and bag(all old)-Zara, skirt- Bershka
I´m glad the plane landed on time and there weren´t delays on our rountrip flight but the hubz had a tiny bit of  ¨accident¨ at Heathrow´s security control area while coming back to Spain. More on that soon. In the meantime, the week´s almost ending, have you had your summmer vacation? ;)

Til then, hugs!

Che

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Flyday Fridays: Wearing Green and Palm Leaves

Hello, Friday!

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I´m having my OOTD taken in a little town of the La Rioja region called Najera. It´s not your typical Spanish postcard town but it has it´s own charm. It´s quite a famous tourist stop in here. Here are some what- I-wore pics on that day and as for my outfit, the usual suspects of: a pait shorts, linen shirt, hat, sandals and sunglasses(very important!).

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linen top- Massimo Dutti- shorts(old)- bershka, sandals(old)- Zendra, bag- Longchamp le Pliage
Prior to this, we stopped by the vineyards because I wanted to see howthe grapes are growing eventhough the vineyards aren´t mine,lol.The grapes are still small so you still can´t see them in the pics but you can see the palm leaves on my top, no? You know me, I tend to wear matchy-matchy, even with my backdrop, hahaha!

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And just for fun, can you find the blooper part of this photograph? Clue: Look down south. ;)

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If you haven´t, it´s right there on my feet, lol! Right before taking these pics, I stepped on soft earth and it took me thirty minutes to clean it off. Thank God for wet wipes which I always bring with me in my bag and some extras in the car and double thanks that it isn´t cow dung I´m steppping on!

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So how was your week? Here´s to another summery weekend to all of us!

Hugs,

Che

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

WIWW: Denim on Denim

And... I´m back!

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Hello, all! I´m back on the blog still dazed and quite ¨carlagged( I invented this, don´t look it up!)¨ from our long road trip to the western part of Spain. It wa quite a dizzying ride, literally, but it´s worth it. Anyway, here´s a set of pics from an afternoon trip in the nearby towns here:

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You might have already seen this denim shirt dress which I first wore when we went to Bilbao a few months ago so this little chambray dres slooks familiar. ;) My friend and I got this denim hat from the current sales at a very discounted price, As I was trying it on the mirror my friend kept on saying  ¨ Take it,take it. It´s so you!¨. And I just did because a true friend does what her friend says, no? ;)

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This was a well spent afternoon trip because we started in a very old salt marsh, visited a 12th century Romanesque church, had some pics taken at an old castle and ended up on this river although it´s so hot and dry. That´s why now you see me:

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and now you don´t, hahaha! ;)

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Just kidding there! Anyhow, here´s to a lovely midweek to all of us and you´ll be seeing my travel pics and some outfits soon. Wait for them, okies? ;)

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denim dress and hat- Stradivarius, bag- Zara, shoes(old)-CLN(Filipino brand)

I will be visiting your blogs right now. :)

Ciao!

xoxo,

Che

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Monday Remix: Pink Buttowndown

Happy Monday, dahlings!

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I´m still on a road trip but I´ll be with you soon to visit your blogs. This was what I wore last week when the weather decided to cool down a bit. Thank God for that because it´s been really hot for days and suffocating. Everybiody here needed a little cooling. ;)

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Like always, preppy dressing is my default no-fuss dressing formula when I´m in ahurry to go out. So this time, it´s the pink buttondown and black pants turn with my oldest pair of denim jacket to finish the whole look.

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And with this I got to go around doing my usual buisiness for the day like visiting Mom-in-law, doing the grocery, etc. and much later, a delicious lunch with the hubz in out¡r favorite restaurant/bakeshop. Well done, preppy look, well done! ;)

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top- Mango, pants- Zara, shoes- Massimo Duti, bag- Bimba&Lola
I first wore the pink buttondown in my usual blue jeans but with blue shoes and a leopard clutch:

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So how did your weekend go?

Hugs!

Che

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