Friday, April 18, 2014

Black Friday

I´m stepping out from the blog today to commemorate the Lenten season. In the meantime, I ask you to offer prayers for those who are suffering, in one form or another and as cliché as it might sound, let´s hope for world peace (especially in the war ravaged countries of Africa and Europe and the political unrest in other parts of the world).


Let there be peace amongst us!

Love,

Che



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WIWW: Sweatshirt and Light Washed Jeans

We had  an impromptu trip to Biarritz, France over the weekend and I wanted to wear something casual and comfy. So I wore this:

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A silver-gray sweatshirt, pale blue jeans and a purple tote bag for storing everything including my hat. ;)

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Don´t you just love my sweatshirt? It´s says Front Row S/S 14 but I´ve never been to any fashion show nor have sat near any fashion runway, hahaha! Well, I´ve been to a lot of beauty pageants, does that count as a fashion show? ;) It´s a bit chilly and rainy when I left our place but I was quite surprised when the weather actually turned sunny and nice in Biarritz. Although the weather channel was wrong this time, I´m glad it turned out for the best than what I anticipated.

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sweater and jeans- Zara, purple tote- Purificación García, shoes- Fluchos
Spring´s arrive, so what are you wearing these days?

I´d love to see your outfits too!

xoxo,

Che

PS: linking up with Style Elixir´s Style Sessions, Because Shanna Said So´s Random Wednesday, The Pleated Poppy´s What I Wore and Tucker Up´s WIWW, Vodka Infused Lemonade´s Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday, Penniless Socialite and The Tiny Heart´s Look What I Got and The Life of The Party´s Fashion Informant. Join us! :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Monday Remix: Jazzing Up a Graphic Shirt

Good morning, dears! :)

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So how do you jazz up an embellished graphic shirt? Easy peasy.

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Just wear a cute skirt instead of the usual pants--> half tuck the shirt in, use a metallic clutch and finish with a pair of heels. Et, voila! :)

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And don´t forget to smile though I felt silly smiling by myself just before the camera timer went off. I bought the top when Custo Barcelona opened it´s pop-up store in 2011 in Passeig de Gracia en Barcelona and the skirt is another old find from Mango.


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top- Custo Barcelona, skirt(old)- Mango, clutch(old)-Pimkie, shoes- local store
I first wore the top and skirt in 2012 and forgot about them last year, a hoarder problem, I know, hihi!

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So how do you dress up your shirts?

xoxo,

Che

PS: Linking up with Still being Molly´s Funday Monday, The Style Record´s Monday Must Haves, Style Elixir´s Style Sessions and Laura´s Trend Spin and Life´s a Party´s Stylish Tuesday. Join us!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Flyday Fridays: Scarf Kind of Day

Hello, hello!

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 Dahlings, the light scarf season officially begins for me today. It´s that time of the year where it´s sunny,windy(just look at my hair!) and chilly at the same time aka spring. ;) So it´s time to bring out those light as a feather scarves for extra warmth on the neckline and they can also serve as fabulous accessories too! Oh and it´s best to wear them with monochromatic colors to bring out the fun prints and colors for more oomph on your outfit. ;)

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I bought this leopard printed scarf while visiting Toledo(Spain) last year then totally forgot about it (as usual, lol) until I saw it stuck between the other scarves while doing my spring cleaning. I´m debuting it with a black monochrome look to bring out the emerald green color of the print.

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top and pants- Zara, bag- Bimba & Lola, shoes- local store, scarf- local store(in Toledo, Spain)


























Have you started wearing light scarves? Have a fun weekend ahead!


Love, love

Che

PS: Linking up with Style Elixir´s Friday´s Fab Favorites, Simple Sequins´ Fashion Item Friday, Lena B and Rachel The Hat´s Passion for Fashion Friday. Join us! :)

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

WIWW: Radiant Orchid

Happy Wednesday, everyone! :)

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Finally, an outfit to celebrate Pantone´s color of the year, Radiant Orchid. If you´ve been a follower of this blog (since I started it), you´d know by now that purple is my favorite color. It´s lighter shade called mauve is even part of my wedding motif! So I´m glad that Pantone chose a shade close to purple for this year´s color. As for combining it with different colors, I tried mixing it with olive green pants for a different springy look.

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cashmere top and clutch- local store, pants- Zara, shoes(old)- Blanco
I set my camera to warm colors on the first four photos but the top´s actual color is lilac which you can see on the photo below. I just had to include this picture because of  the ¨grumpy face¨ formed by the top´s creases on my tummy. Can you see it? And no, my tummy doesn´t feel grumpy at all and nor do I, lol! :)

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More purplish colors coming soon. I laid low with purple these past years because I didn´t want to saturate my blog with my fave color but hey, since it´s the base of this year´s color, then I´m letting it all go!

So what´s your take on Radiant Orchid? Have you worn it yet? ;)

I hope your midweek´s great!

Hugs,

Che

PS: Linking with up with The Style Elixir´s Style Sessions, Because Shanna said So´s Random Wednesday, Tucker Up´s WIWW and Get Your Pretty On´s I Feel Pretty, The Pleated Poppy´s What I Wore, Vodka Infused Lemonade´s Tres-chic Fashion Thursday, The Tiny Heart and Penniless Socialite´s Look What I Got and Perfectly Coutured and Everyday Fashion and Finance´s Three-fer Thursday. Come and link with us!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Monday Remix: Ikat

Happy Monday, all!

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I´m sharing with you some snippets of my visit to Granada(Spain) wearing a 2- year-old pair of ikat printed pants in red, white and blue. I knew that I was going to visit an exotic city with a very interesting history and so I came prepared. ;)

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top and shoes(very old)- local store, pants and jacket- Zara, bag- Longchamp le Pliage
I wore this pants last year with argyle prints for some mix print styling and ...

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I first wore this exactly two years ago in 2012 when we visited Coimbra(Portugal) during the Holy Week. I hope to style this loud pair more with different textures, let´s see. ;)

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We had a sunny weekend last week, in fact it was summery hot than the usual mild spring weather. I hope to show you more street style photos soon, watch out for that. Oh and by the way, how´s your weekend? ;)

Kisses,

Che

PS: Linking up with Not Dead Yet Style´s Visible Monday, Still Being Molly´s Funday Monday and Fizz and Frosting´s Mix It, Style Elixir´s Style Sessions, Paige´s Stylish Tuesday and Laura´s Trend Spin. Join us!


Friday, April 4, 2014

Flyday Fridays: Morning at the Museum

Hello, luvs!

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cardigan- Primark, top(old)-Bershka, pants-Zara, shoes- Fluchos, bag. Misako 
So here are the first set of travel photos from my Andalusian trip two weeks ago. Our travel itinerary usually goes like this: museums-> sights -> malls, in that order and so on our second day in Malaga, we stopped first at the Centro de Arte Contemporáneo(Center of  Contemporary Arts) before seeing other things. I liked the exhibits the first time I was here in 2012, they´re fresh, colorful, moden and the themes were always provocative but in a very good way. They also show vignettes from local newspapers which are both funny but true! Here are some pics which we took:

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Here´s something to think about confronting the future loosely translated as: ¨If we can´t change the horizon, let us change our viewpoint/outlook¨.

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And this set of paintings speak volumes and is very thought provoking, I´ll leave this to you for your own interpretation. ;)

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We all know that contemporary art is engaging, overwhelming and just different from the classics and so I had this painting taken with me:

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And here´s what happened after I leaned on the wall for the photo:

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One of the museum guides approached us and told me that yes, we can take photos but I shouldn´t lean on the wall and so I said, ¨Ah, okay!¨ The hubby found my reaction so funny that he took a candid shot of it. So there goes my funny and surprised face, hahaha!

So what do you usually do when you visit a place, do you visit museums too? ;) More travel anecdotes coming soon. Thanks for visiting my blog and enjoy your weekend!

Love, love,

Che

PS: Linking up with Style Elixir´s Friday Fab Favorites, Simple Sequins´ Fashion Item Friday and Lena B and Rachel´s Passion for Fashion Friday. Come and link with us! :)