Wednesday, October 19, 2016

WIWW: Dark Florals

Hi, there!

Continuing with our fall floral theme, here´s another look that I wore on our long weekend trip to Portugal about two weeks ago:

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Florals in dark tones are perfect for the autumn/fall season. It´s too bad that you can´t find this Zara dress though because this was last season´s. I bought this in the winter sale hoping to wear this this season.

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If you´ve been following my blog, you´d know that I rarely wear dresses, it´s not that I don´t like them but I´m more of a mix and match type of girl and to be honest, it´s quite hard for me to remix a dress. I can do it by changing accessories but that´s just it. No pants under or skirt over it remix kind for this girl.

So if I do buy one, it´s either white, denim/chambray or florals shirt dress types and I just play with what bag and shoes to combine it with.

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dress(aw2015)- Zara, sandals, bag- Bimba & Lola

So what about you? Do go floral this season too? ;)

Enjoy the week ahead, my luvs!



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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

WIWW: Palazzos

Good morning darlings!

Today I want to share with you one of my looks while travelling in Portugal last weekend. Portugal´s weather was sunny and warm, more like summery actually so I got away with wearing light textured clothes during my stay there.

 I´ve been meaning to wear this palazzo pants which I bought during the tail end of summer but didn´t find the occasion to wear it.  Finally I did it during the trip. :) Sorry ladies you can´t find this anymore in Zara although you can find a houndstooth and thicker version here. The desciption says checkered but I think it´s houndstooth. ;)

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I wore this on our second day in Viseu while visiting the cathedral. Here are some shots iat the cloister:

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and then to end the day we visited the castle ruins of one of the towns here. Portugal is replete with old castles or what was left of them. Usually it was the  surroundings or towers although some of them are intact. nevertheless, it´s fun getting lost along it´s hills looking for old towns with a quaint history but filled with charm.

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top and palazzo pants- Zara, sandals, bag-Bimba & Lola

Happy mid- week! :)



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Monday, October 10, 2016

Monday Remix: Fall Florals and Gray


So this was me making the most of the last days of the summer sun and weather last week. Chilly weather started officially today.

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Although I´m favoring solid colored prints lately as a way of simplifying my wardrobe, I can never let go of floral prints especially with a gray background. If you happen to like wearing florals during fall, go for dark prints or in fall colors like burgundy and mustard. Gray too is my go to neutral shade aside from the ubiquitous black.

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I first wore this top here, wearing dark jeans but with a mustard colored cardigan.


I changed the cardigan with the bag but with the same mustard color.

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top, pants, sandals( all old)- Zara, tote bag- Furla
So do you like wearing florals and gray during fall/autumn too?



Friday, October 7, 2016

Flyday Fridays: Travel Outfit


I´m back on the road again because we´re having a long weekend here.I know this might be a little late to talk about travel outfits but what´s your go- to look when traveling? When I travel by plane, I usually opt for denim pants, a flowy top and a cardigan/ jacket/ scarf depending on the season while on train or inside the car on a very hot summer day, I go for this look:

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Yep, in my lounging pants, hahaha! I´m not actually a legging type of girl --- I don´t do athleisure very well but I can go slouchy pants all day given how soft the cloth is and where your legs really breathe and not sweat.

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I wore this while on the train from Cartagena going to Barcelona. Since we´ll be traveling by train the whole day, I figured that wearing something loose and light is necesssary when on your sit all day with very little leg room.

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top- Zara, pants- Bershka, shoes- Massimo Dutti, tote bag- Michael Kors

So what´s your go- to travel outfit?



Wednesday, October 5, 2016

WIWW: Leopard Rave

Good morning, luvs!

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I´m on an anything leopard mode lately and so pardon if my next posts will be about this classic print. I say classic because this print never goes out of style, it´s just the color and the shade that varies season after season but spots are a keeper. So come on and keep one in your closet. I assure it´s worth it!

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top and necklace- Zara, skirt(old)- Stradivarius, bag- Bimba & Lola

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This is an old skirt and I wore this outfit last Sunday. The weather was chilly in the early morning, hence, the light blue denim jacket. I´ve noted that light denim jackets are still on trend this season and so I continue to abuse this until the season ends. No reason to buy anything new unless you want those patched ones. ;)

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Have a lovely Wednesday!



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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WIWW: Wine Season

Hola, holaaa!

Wasn´t it just the other day that I was commenting about transitional pieces to wear here in the blog? Suddenly, we´re aready in the middle of the week. How time flies! Anyway, here´s what I wore last weekend while visiting the neighboring city of Logroño, the capital of La Rioja region:

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The original plan was to take some photos of the tradional ¨pisado de uvas¨ or grape treading to start the annual harvest for 2016 but the plan bombed because we got lost looking for a place to park and when we arrived at the palza, the place was jampacked already. So we headed back to one of the famous wineries instead and took some photos.

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This awesome corrugated structure is called Bodegas Ysios, a fine artwork and winery designed by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. It´s located in the town of Laguardia in the La Rioja- Alavesa region of Spain. I had the chance to visit this winery which included wine tasting by the way late autumn of last year but wasn´t able to blog about it because student life ate a big chunk of my blogger life back then, hehe. I hope to tell you about it soon. ;)

Since it was an unusually warm day for a September , I only wore a light knitted top with jeans and flats.

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top- COS, jeans- Zara, bag- Bimba & Lola, flats- LK Bennett
And yep, you know that it´s wine season here because you´ll see lots of small trailer trucks filled with freshly harvested grapes on the road these days. :)

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Happy Wednesday!



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Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday Remix: Basic Transition Pieces for Fall

Happy Monday, dears!

Today is the 4th day of fall or autumn here in Europe and while the temperature may be dropping by the day in your side of the world, we´re still having warm sunny days in here.

Since it´s still a bit early to dress for the cold season, here are some basic transition pieces that I ´d like to talk about when it comes to fall dressing:

1. denim jacket- I have two shades of denim jackets, a lighter wash for spring and a darker wash for fall because it photographs well with the brownish red color of the leaves,hahaha! Whatever wash it is , a denim jacket will always be a classic transition piece in anyone ´s closet.

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2. animal prints - leopard is back on trend this season but hey, the more varied your animal print collection is the better and more choices you have to mix and match! Aside from a zebra and leopard printed top, I also have this cheetah printed short sleeved top which has become a closet staple of mine during fall and even during early spring when the weather´s still cold.

3. slip ons/ loafers- during those days when you need to walk a lot and don´t want to wear socks with your rubber/walking shoes. The alternative? Slip-ons or loafers beacause they´re easier to clean ( the inside part) than your rubber shoes.

4. dark cross body bag- although I´m a huge fan of tote bags, crossbody bags are much better because they´re hands free. Besides, the tote bag handles have this annoying habit of falling down my small shoulders whenever I wear a jacket, with a crossbody, that´s never a problem.

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denim jacket-Promod, top- Zara, shoes- Massimo Dutti, pants- Primark, bag- Bimba & Lola
So what are your basic transition pieces for fall?

Happy Monday!



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