Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WIWW: Silky Seafoam Green

Good morning, my luvs!

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I´m wearing denim and silk in the blog today. Although I have my fair share of skirt wearing days, my fall back casual chic look would always be denim, a delicate top and heels. They always work for me and I´m sure for you too!

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I scored this seafoam green colored mulberry silk top from the summer sales. I tend to hoard tops like this during the sales season because they´re discounted compared to buying them at a regular price during regular season. You may not know this but light silk shirts are perfect to wear during summer because of it´s  breathable texture. Another sale find is this starfish necklace which was hot about two years ago. You know that I´m matchy-matchy and so I paired the necklace with the top to go with my sea- inspired theme, lol!

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Oh and the candy striped woven clutch/bag(it has an attached chain) is another sale find too from one of my favorite inexpensive accessories and bags store, Suite Blanco. I was sad when both of it´s stores closed in my city more than a year ago but just this month it re-opened. Woohoo!

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top and necklace- Massimo Dutti, jeans- Zara, clutch-Suite Blanco
So how´s your week so far? Mine´s been hectic since last week because I might have told you that I went back to school. It´s strange that most of my classmates are almost half my age but I´m glad about it because their youthfulness has rubbed on me, hahaha! And... I can wear shorts as much as I can because they don´t have a dress code in here. Isn´t that great? ;)

How about you? What are doing nowadays?

Kisses,

Che

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Monday Remix: Ready for Fall

How are you all?

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I´m kinda tired of the summer sun already. I¨m ready for fall, who´s with me? ;) Unfortunately, the temperature continues to rise on this side of the world and the only thing I can do is wear dark printed floral tops in anticipation for fall.

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Red is also a favorite color for fall and I can´t pat my back enough for scoring this red tote from the recent summer sales. This had been my loyal companion throughout summer( it has even travelled with me to London). Do you have a favorite bag which you ca´t stop using the whole year round? I think this is going to be THE BAG and so I´m taking really good care of it. ;)

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We took these photos in the garden of a mansion-museum near our place. Too bad I wasn´t able to take photos of the whole house. It´s so beautiful in a 1920s sort of way.

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top(old)- New Yorker, jeans(very old)- H&M, shoes- Massimo Dutti, bag(summer sale)- Zara
So how´s your weekend? I laid low and stayed at home because of the summer heat. And you?

Have a lovely week ahead, luvs! :)

Hugs,

Che

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Flyday Fridays: At the Cloister

Happy Friday, dahlings! :)

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Continuing on with my Galician( Spain) summer road trip while I can still post summery pics in the blog.Today, let me bring you to Ourense, one of Galicia´s bustling capital cities. But first, here´s a photo of the town hall:

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It was a rainy day on this particular day and so I wore a denim jacket over my shirt but still wore shorts because the temperature was okay. We didn´t get to photograph a lot because it was raining most of the time and so after visiting the church, we stayed most of the time at the cloister of the Monasterio(Monastery) de San Francisco.

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The cloister was newly renovated. After twelve years of continuous work and re-opened two years ago and we´re really lucky that we got to step inside and sit under the date trees.

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It has a romanesque-gothic style and was built in the 14th century. For those who love this skind of architecture, it´s worth a visit. We´re very careful not to touch very hard the columns while taking these photos because they´re delicate.

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One last pose before we went and that was just a graze(defensive much, haha!) on the columns, I wouldn´t want to destroy a 400 year old plus monument! :)

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top(sale)- Zara, shorts(old)- Bershka, bag- Bimba&Lola
So how´s your week? I´ve had a very busy week today, I mean mornings because my classes start very early. Still reeling from this back to school thing but I´m getting a hang of it. This is better than staying stuck in the house all day, hahaha!

Have a lovely weekend ahead, peeps!

xoxo,

Che

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WIWW: A Little Leather and Knit

Holaaaa!

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As I´ve been telling you the other day, summer´s still in full swing in my little town but the very hot weather doesn´t stop me from wearing a faux leather skirt and a knitted top with a sexy see-through neckline. Just make sure that the material is light and not heavy for extra comfort and I wore a mini skirt here for more air flow around the legs. ;)

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Since I´m on a black and off-white mode, I chose my current favorite red clutch for a pop of color.

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There´s nothing much to say except that I went back to school and I´m trying hard to wake up way much earlier because my classes start very early. I´m not a morning person and my body clock is still in a state of denial and so these days, it´s always a struggle to get up from the bed, argh!  I wonder how will this go once winter starts....

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top- Maje, skirt and shoes- local brand, clutch- Zara, necklace(old)- H&M, bangles- Massimo Dutti

Anyway, I wish you a great Wednesday and I hope good things come our way today! :)

Kisses,

Che


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Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday Remix: Old Mixes

How are you, peeps?

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Summer´s still in full swing on this side of the pond and I´m really enjoying it. There are very hot days though that I wish it would rain because our summer here is very dry. You know what that means, frizzy hair and very dry skin for you and me.

Anyway, I´m wearing my old favorites here except for the bag which is debuting here in the blog today. I´m quite wary of having a white bag but white combine really well with everything especially with summer outfits. Oh and by the way, everything that I´m wearing in this outfit are from the sales( mix summer and winter sales throughout the years). I love sale shopping because I can get the most of my ¨pasta¨( Spanish slang for money). Now that my friends is called shopping wisely for real . ;)


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As for this denim hat, I finally found the exact name for this exact style/type of hat, it´s called a ¨bucket hat¨. Makes sense. Place it upside down and it looks like a bucket, hihihi! :)

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top(old)- Pull &Bear, shorts- Bershka, bag- Bimba&Lola, sandals(old)- Zara
Ways I´ve worn the top and denim shorts and pardon the awkward poses, I´m really good at making them. ;)

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So how´s your weekend?

Hugs!

Che

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Friday, September 5, 2014

Flyday Fridays: Old Towns, Coastal Town

Warning: Picture heavy post. ;)

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Happy first week of September y´all! This is a travel post and so beware of the the photo overload. ;) Now that we have that cleared, let me take you to Tui, a very old town in Galicia(Spain) which belongs to the province of Pontevedra. Here´s a view from the cathedral´s garden facing the mountains of Portugal.

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Tui´s Cathedral has a gothic design on the main vestibule/ frontal part. You can visit the church, museum, garden and go up for a bird´s eye view of the town and neighboring Portugal.

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On the west vestibule( left side) of the church, it has a Romanesque influence. That´s a spectacular door, isn´t it? ;)

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Next stop was La Guardia (A Guarda in Galician), the border town of Galicia before Portugal. We took this pic from the mountains which lead to an old celtic remains and a sanctuary.

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Up high on the mountains( you have to pay 1 euro to see this) is an archaeological site called Castro(Fort) de Santa Tecla( Santa Trega in Galician). It´s believed that this place was once inhabited by a Celtic tribe between 1st century BC and 1st century AD. This site was declared as a Cultural Heritage Site in Spain.

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I can´t get enough of the swirling neolithic rocks which are the remains of what was once an ancient thriving village in this part of Spain.

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This reconstructed hut is a replica of what coul´ve been their houses on those days and yes, I had to take a picture with it, hahaha! There´s also sancturay at the topmost of the mountain, a museum and two restaurants too but I wasn´t able to get some photos because it was foggy on top although I´m sure the view would be spectacular.

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We went down instead and continued our journey (after having our lunch at hotel/restaurant  at the side of the road somewhere) towards Baiona, a famous coastal town in Galicia. It was founded in 140 BC and what I liked about this place is the ruins of it´s beloved castle the  Castle of Montereal. A very noteworthy fact about this town from my friend Wiki is this: On March 1, 1493, the Pinta, one of the ships from Columbus' voyage to discover the New World returned to Europe and arrived in Baiona, making the town's port the first to receive news of the discovery of America. A replica of the ship can be visited, and the event is celebrated every year. Interesting, no?

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This is me and the beach and by now, my top´s one wrinkled mess from sitting down on the car for too long, hahaha! Hey, we´ve been travelling since early morning to late evening, what do you expect. :)

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Finally capping off our day at Vigo´s Municipal Museum wearing the hubby´s hat this time. The museum has a beautiful art ( painting, ceramics, scultpture,etc) collection and a well manicured English garden. A perfect place to relax just before going back to Ourense, our home base for this trip. If this outfit looks familiar to you, it´s because I´ve already featured this in my WIWW post a few weeks ago. I hope you don´t mind! ;)

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top and hat(old), bag- Zara, skirt- Bershka
Whew! Finally, you´re at the end of this post. I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you didn´t, I hope you enjoyed the pics. ;) More travel posts to follow soon every Friday, stay tuned!

Hugs,

Che

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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WIWW: Boyfriend White and Florals

Holaaa!

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Of all the trends out there, it´s the boyfriend jeans which I feel that I shouldn´t be wearing. You see, the current styles are so huge and loose( even with two sizes down my normal size) that I feel swamped  and literally look like a stump whenever I tried them on because of my small frame. So I passed ... and still passing on it til I found this pair with just the right fit and price(it was on sale!) then finally, I took the plunge. It´s white too and you can never go wrong with white. You can wear it throughout the year and it pairs with everything!

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Peplum + floral =  my favorite combination. Yup, I think the peplum trend would be gone soon but I don´t care. As long as the fit and style looks good on me then it stays in my closet. I´m glad that there are no fashion rules nowadays unlike before and so we can always wear the style, color and print that we want anytime, anywhere. How´s that for some fashion liberation or revolution, perhaps? ;)

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And here´s the typical blooper pic, I don´t know what I was doing here but I find this cute with my pursed lips, hahaha! :)

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top and pants(summer sale 2014), shoes- Zendra, clutch(very old)- Bershka
So how´s your week so far? We´re still having a glorious sunny weather in here and so I´m making the most out of it by going out for long walks, in the shade, of course and with lots of sunblock. :)

Have fun, luvs!

Hugs,

Che

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