Friday, August 30, 2013

Flyday Fridays: Lamego(Portugal)

So it´s Flyday Fridays once again in the blog. Just the other day, I was telling you to have fun this week and look, it´s almost weekend already. How time flies, no? ;)

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Here are some pics from our wedding anniversary trip last spring at the Duoro region in Portugal. First stop was Lamego, a small town of the Viseu district. This place has a beautiful gothic cathedral which has a well preserved square tower.

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But what Lamego is famous for is it´s Santuario de Nossa Senhora dos Remedios, a rococo style edifice and garden which  were built in the 1800s. The original chapel was built on top of the hill  in 1391 but was demolished in 1568. The church which you can see at the top of the photo was built in 1750 and finished in the 1900s. I´ve forgotten how many steps there are to the top but for those( me, included) who prefers the easy way to the top through a car, there´s a paved road which leads you right to the side of the church.

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This is how the church looks like under the midday sun:

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Just below, you can see the town´s skyline. Impressive by theway. :)

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Some old statues surrounding the garden which reminds me of those old adventure films in the past:

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That´s me going downstairs to admire the view. This place is super nice!

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Here´s what I wore on that day:

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sweater- Mango, top and jeans- Zara, bag- Misako, flats(old!)- Blanco
It was chilly when we started travelling, so I wore a light  sweater over an all black ensemble. I just accessorized with a starfish ring, a ribboned bangle and my favorite pink leather bracelet. Hey, don´t you know that pink is a hot color this autumn? I´m glad I´m wearing pink these days! ;)

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There goes another photo bombing session with you, join me next week for another Flyday Friday episode on the blog.

Fiday Link-up: Style Elixir´s Friday´s Fab Favorites ,Lena B and Rachel´s Passion for Fashion, Penniless Socialite´s Favorite Fashion Friday. Link with us! :)


Thanks for coming by!

Hugs,

Che






Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WIWW: Autumn Blue

Hi, all!

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You know the works come autumn, everything becomes darker, colorful and more vivid as the leaves turn from green to red. I just dressed a tad  ahead with this electric blue skirt. I called this prussian blue last year, hehe. Since I can´t find anything blogworthy to pair with this skirt, I thought of this chambray shirt which you´ve seen a gazillion times in the blog already. My go-to top when in doubt. I´m sure you have that top/dress/skirt/pants too!

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Here´s  one last shot before I go, pardon the smug face, I just wanna run out of there because people are starting to stare at me, lol! A  wanna be streetstyle blogger´s dilemma: taking photos in a a public place, hehe.

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chambray top- thrifted, skirt- Stradivarius, clutch, necklace and shoes- Blanco
Today´s a Wednesday, I´m linking up with Style Elixir´s Style Sessions, Kiwi Women Style´s Wardrobe Wednesday and The Pleated Poppy´s What I Wore Wednesday and Vodka Infused Lemonade´s Tres-Chic Fashion Tursday Link Up and The Mrs. and the Momma´s Best Of  Friday Style. Click and share your outfits too! :)

Virtual hugs,

Che

Monday, August 26, 2013

Anything Goes Monday: Liebster Monday!

Many thanks to Verna for the Liebster Award! This is a ¨ super overdue¨ Liebster Award post which I should have done last month but didn´t get to do. Hello, procrastinator! hehehe

1. Favorite piece of clothing? Jeans, I can't live without them and they go with everything too!



2. What designer piece would you like to have right now? A Chanel 2.55 flap bag in classic black. Someday... someday, I´m gonna get yah. ;)

3. Where do you see yourself  5 years from now? Working as a tourist guide in my adoptive city, I hope. :)



4. Do you see yourself blogging in the next 10 years? I'm not really sure but I hope to do so.

5. What is your favorite food? Pasta, hands down!


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6. If you are given a free trip to any part of the world, where would you go and why? If it were not for the security problem, it would be Egypt to see the pyramids. Another option is the Angkor Wat in Cambodia because I love to go to very old places rich with with history and architecturally fascinating.

7. Black or white? Black, definitely and pardon the wrinkled dress. :)



8. Will you shave your head for a million bucks? Why, not? Hair grows back anyway, hahaha!

9. What is the biggest achievement you've attained with regards to blogging? Meeting lots of friends, albeit virtually from around the world.



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10. Any words of wisdom you'd like to share? Don´t share everything about your life on your blog. Leave something for keeps especially the very private ones and ... don´t let blogging run your life. Go out and have fun! :)

I´m sharing this award to all of you. Feel free to copy the questions if you want to answer them. Oh and I´m linking up with Peacoats and Plaid´s The Collective Social Blog Hop and My Greatest Hits´ My Style Monday. Come, join us! :)

Have an exciting week ahead!

xoxo,

Che

Friday, August 23, 2013

Flyday Fridays: To and From Saint James

First, my train outfit and a smile! ;)

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If you´d like to visit Spain during summer without getting fried from the sun, go up north and since we´re from the north, we go northwest to Galicia. Up there, the weather´s a lot cooler than say the 40ºC south. We used Saint James( Santiago in Spanish) of Compostela, as a base and then from there we hopped on trains to visit the different provinces of the Galician region. Saint James is the final destination of the pilgrims and it´s cathedral is impressive, inside and out.

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I spent my first nigt at Saint James with a glass of Rebeiro wine, the other famous white wine of Galicia:

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and just before I go, the customary photo in front of the cathedral:

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top- Bershka(old), skinny jeans- Primark, bag- Tous
I´ve already started posting my Galician trip this summer. See the first post here about Vigo. :)

So how are you doin´ out there? I´m linking up with Lena B. and Rachel for Passion for Fashion.

Enjoy your weekened ahead! :)

xoxo,

Che




Wednesday, August 21, 2013

WIWW: LDD (Little Denim Dress)

Hola, hola! :)


It´s amazing how denim goes a long way. Do you know that this sturdy fabric was first produced in Nimes in France, hence the name¨denim¨, meaning de(from) Nime? Then Levi Strauss with tailor Jacob Davis made it popular by making jeans out of it and the rest is history. Today, there a lot of clothing that can be made from denim aside from jeans and one of them is the denim dress.


I love denim dresses, I think I already have three! I have this dress since two years ago and since then, it´s my go-to dress aside from my dress shirt whenever I want to wear a dress. Casual and no-fuss, perfect for my no-frills lifestyle. :)


These sandals are one of the four pairs of shoes I brought from my tropical vacay, they´re so comfy and were on sale too!


The bag was an afterthought ¨buy¨ while I was buying a shawl for my mother-in-law. It only cost me about 2.30 euros. It´s colorful, packs a lot and is very light.Wise buy, no?

denim dress- Blanco, sandals- Celine( Philippine brand)
Now back to the main topic, would you wear a denim dress? I´m linking up with The Pleated Poppy´s What I Wore Wednesday, Kiwi Women Style´s Wardrobe Wednesday and Penniless Socialite/The Tiny Heart´s Look What I Got. Come and link with us! :)

Enjoy the mid-week, everyone!


Kisses,

Che

Monday, August 19, 2013

Anything Goes Monday: Picnic by the Lake

Hey, y´all!

Do you know how to have a good time without spending a lot? ;)

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top- Blanco, shorts- Bershka, sandals-Primark, bag-Misako
Have a picnic right there in your own backyard! Just whip up some homemade sandwiches, some fruits and veggies which are great for the skin and if you crave for something to munch on  have it baked not fried. If you´re super lucky, have your little fiesta by the beach near your place. As for us, we´re not that luckyto have the beach nearby but we have a really beautiful lake to spend the afternoon whiling away.  So wat are you waiting for? Go out and have fun! :)

Happy Monday, all! :)

Hugs,

Che




Friday, August 16, 2013

Flyday Fridays: Hello, Vigo!

The perfect summer outfit:

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Shorts, a loose top, small bag which can pack a punch and flat sandals for lots of walking. ;)

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Vigo is not only the largest city of the Galician region of Spain but also a very important industrial, cultural and touristic city. You can never leave Vigo without paying homage first to El Sireno( the Merman), the most emblematic monument of modern Vigo. It´s located at the Porta do Sol, the city´s center.

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After visiting the museums and shops, pass by the Mercado da Piedra to buy some cute trinkets as souvenirs and just a few steps away, have some fresh oysters at the Calle de las Ostras. This is my third time in Vigo but on my first and second visit, the hubz and I were having second thoughts on eating crude seafood( we liked it cooked, thank you!) so we passed on the idea but boy, we´re in for a delightful surprise!

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These seemingly unpalatable babies were so delicioso, I wanted to eat a dozen, hahaha! They´re best eaten with freshly squeezed lime and with a glass of Albariño too, Galicia´s most famous white wine. ;)

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There are a lot of novelty and jewelry shops near the port if you want to go shopping at a very affordable price. As for me, I wanted to stay with the yatchs and pose, lol!

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After two scoops of Italian gelato at the nearby mall, hubz had turron flavor and chocolate while mine were coconut ( tasted so good!) and Ferrero flavored we went back to where the yatchs were.

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And had another photo session, hehehe!

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top and shorts- Stradivarius, bag- Zara, hat- H&M
This is just a short peek of Vigo. If you wat to visit Spain, you must include this city in your itinerary especially when you want to visit the Rias Baixas. ;)

I hope you enjoyed, the pics. I´m linking up with Style Elixir´s Friday´s Fab Favorites and The Penniless Socialite and Delusions of Grandeur´s Favorite Fashion Friday.

 Happy weekend, my luvs! :)

xoxo,

Che

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

WIWW: Mili Summer

Hello, hello!

And I was gone again without saying goodbye, sowiiii! ;)

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top- Zara, skirt- New Yorker, sandals- Foreva, bag-Longchamp

It´s vacation month for the hubz and so we went on a long weekend trip to the western part of Spain, Galicia. We stayed at Santiago (St. James) de Compostela and from there we visited the other provinces as well. Please watch out for more Galician stories soon. In the meantime, here´s what I wore on the 2nd day of the trip:

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I saw this green shirt on the winter sales at the beginning of this year but kept it until I found the perfect skirt and sandals for it. So there goes my casual summer mili look, do you dig the military style?

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And hey, my outfit matches with the one of the art exhibits at the Galician Center for Contemporay Art so I had to have my photo taken with it. :)

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So where have you been these days?

It´s a Wednesday, I´m linking up with Style Elixir´s Style Sessions, Kiwi Women Style´s Wardrobe Wednesday and The Pleated Poppy´s What I Wore Wednesday and The Mummy Chronicles Watcha Wearing Wednesday. Join us! :) 

Love, love,

Che