Friday, January 31, 2014

Flyday Fridays: Burgundy All the Way

I´m making it short today.

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The loving hubz calls this my dwarf outfit because I´m wearing leggings, sneakers and I look so pudgy,hehe. Was this the same guy that I married who kept on telling me that I still look pretty even when I had a full blown chicken pox scavenging my face? Oh, men!

Pardon the blurry photos, y´all know how´s the weather these days and this was the only dry place to take some decent outfit photos aside from my kitchen door. Keep warm everyone and I hope you aren´t stranded in the snow right now!

Have a fun weekend!

Besos,

Che

PS: Linking up with Style Elixir´s Friday´s Fab Favorites, Lena and Rachel´s Passion For Fashion, Penniless Socialite´s Favorite Fashion Friday.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

WIWW: Spots on Spots

Finally, some ¨street shot¨ photographs on the blog, whew! :)

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It`s only a matter of time before I start wearing animal prints again  and so here it is, my first animal print post for 2014. It´s not hard not to debut this super comfy jegging(yes, it is and it was on sale!) with those spots in light blue wash. :)

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Of course, I had to pair it with a leopard necklace because I want my spots doubled. ;)

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I placed the mint green mesh sweater top of a chambray shirt( definitely not the same one I wore last Monday, fyi), put on my coppery metallic shoes which has a plexi glass heel(I love it!) and a gray peacoat to finish the look. The, ah, dark blue clutch is for added color. ;)

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chambray top- Pimkie, sweater- local store, jegging- Zara, clutch, shoes and coat(very old)- Mango
So there goes my OOTD last weekend posted on a Wednesday. What´s yours? ;)

Enjoy the mid-week, y´all! :)

Hugs,

Che

PS: I´m linking up with Style Elixir´s Style Sessions, The Pleated Poppy´s What I Wore Wednesday and Get Your Pretty On´s I Feel Pretty, The Tiny Heart and Penniless Socialite´s Look What I Got, Vodka Infused Lemonade´s Tres-Chic Fashion and The Life of the Party´s Fashion Informant and Perfectly Coutured´s Three-fer Thursday. Link and join us! :)

Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday Remix: Classic Chambray

Hello there! ;)

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Mondays are for clothes remix from now on and so I´ve changed my post title to Monday Remix from Anything Goes Monday. Although you´ll still see outfit remixes on Wednesdays and Fridays( because I love mixing old and new), old pics on how I wore a specific item will be shown on  Mondays. Just so you´ll know, I´m a not a creative remixer but I love mixing colors and textures. ;)

My first foray into chambray( although I´ve worn this in the 90s with a thicker denim and I´m not sure if it´s called chambray then, lol!) was this thrifted top in 2011. There were a lot of chambray shirts hanging on the rack in the only thrift store in my barrio that time and so I got one for myself to try. Little did I know that this old top will be one of my favorite go-to tops when I like to dress in a flash or do the layering thing. Chambrays in my opinion are a classic just like black pumps, LBDs and pearls.

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Today, I experimented with mixing different prints and textures but with subdued colors.

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You´ve seen this metallic clutch  a million times in the blog, it´s another of my fave bag to reach out to and to add an extra oomph to an otherwise boring outfit.

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sweatshirt-Zara, pants- Promod, clutch(very old)- Pimkie, necklace(old)- Blanco
As for the printed pants, I first wore this on a trip to the mountains and the sweatshirt was an autumn discovery last year. I wore it backwards the first time, glad that it looked right in the photo, hahaha!

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Here are some ways that I´ve worn the chambray top, I´ve worn it a la preppy as my favorite layering piece, over a skirt and as an overshirt the frst time in 2011.

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   shirt on a skirt  late summer of 2013                                               shirt on leather early 2013

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           preppy in 2012                                                                                      overshirt in 2011

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Do you like chambray tops? What ways have you styled them?

Enjoy your Monday, luvs!

xoxo,

Che

PS: Linking up with Still Being Molly´s Funday Monday, DC In Style´s Monday Bloom and Fizz and Frosting´s Mix It Monday and Not Dead Yet Style´s Visible Monday and The Style Record´s Monday Must Haves and Style Elixir´s Style Sessions. Come and join us! :)

Friday, January 24, 2014

Flyday Fridays: By the Seaside

Most people who go to vacation in Alicante during the summer holidays usually go to just one place, Benidorm. Sun, sea, mild weather all year round  and relatively cheaply priced drinks compared to the other famous vacation spots in Europe, say France, makes this place the perfect dream destination for beach lovers who love to soak in the sun all day,drink beer/sangria and have fun all night!

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After having a sumptuous lunch at one of the restaurants along the port of Alicante(the capital city), we hopped on the tram-train to Benidorm. The trip took about 70 minutes. I´ve never been on this side of Spain and although I wasn´t really keen on visiting this place( I grew up on a tropical island with a semi-private beach just a hundred meters from our kitchen window), I happily went along with the hubz.

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What the hubz told me was true. There´s nothing there but the beach, sand, a few palm trees and yes, the scrycrapers. Lots of them in every corner!

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A shot to keep just in case I may not be coming here again. ;)

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Benidorm has two main beaches, this is the Playa de Levante taken during twilight. You´ll see the beach bare at this time of the year because it´s winter but during summer, you can´t hardly see a grain of sand in sight because it´s filled to the brim, so to speak.

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If there´s one thing I love about this place, it´s the twilight and probably the sunrise too if ever I´ll stay here in the summer. ;)

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Then here´s the other side, the modern part, the Playa de Poniente. These two beaches are divided by a port( converted into a mini-park) in the middle and since the hubz visited this place while he´s still very young, he completely forgot about the other side of the port! While the Playa de Levante looks old to me, the Playa de Poniente is thriving and more modern. Too bad we only discovered this place later in the early evening, I could have taken far more clearer shots than this because my camera´s battery´s about to die on me.

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Last photo before we left to go back again to Alicante, the capital city. FYI, Benidorm is also a famous destination for retired Spaniards who lives in the northern part of Spain to escape the brutally cold winter in the north. So expect lots of grandmas and grandpas too when you visit this place in winter. ;)

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coat(old)- Sandro, top- local store, pants- Promod
I hope you enjoyed my post today. Happy reading!

xoxo,

Che

PS: Linking up with Style Elixir´s Friday Fab Favorites , Penniless Socialite´s Friday Fab Favorites and Lena and Rachel´s Passion for Fashion.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

WIWW: Ivory and Sea Blue

Today´s color palette is?

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Ivory and varying shades of  blue. At first glance, the varying shades of blue of the skirt looks like colored sound bytes on a computer screen but I like to describe it as the colors of a tempestuous sea. Dark, colorful yet mysterious. The perfect skirt to pair with this embossed ivory printed sweater which also doubles as a thermal top.

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I didn´t have a chance to take a close-up pic of this currently favorite necklace of mine when I first debuted it here but as usual, I failed and ended up with a blurry shot, hahaha!

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After many years of  searching and waiting, I finally got my pair of black pointed pumps. Yep, I know. Black pointed pumps have been here for ages but I have tiny feet and every pair that I tried was just not the right fit. In fact for this I had to wear foot petals just in case the shoes land first before my feet when I walk. ;) Finishing the whole look with a tiny clutch because the outift´s already busy above(necklace) and below(skirt). We need to balance the whole look peeps, because I don´t believe in overblinging nor over dressing. ;)

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top and necklace- Zara, skirt- Bershka, clutch- Tous, shoes- local brand
Would you wear this color palette? ;) Today´s a Wednesday, I´m linking up with The Pleated Poppy´s What I Wore Wednesday, Get Your Pretty On´s I Feel Pretty, The Penniless Socialite and The Tiny Heart´s Look What I Got, Vodka Infused Lemonade´s Tres- Chic Fashion and Perfectly Coutured and Everyday Fashion and Finance´s Three-fer Thursday. Have an exciting mid-week y´all while I try to make things sunny in here because it´s gonna be a  rainy week until next week!


Hugs,

Che

Monday, January 20, 2014

Anything Goes Monday: Colored Pants Remix

Are colored pants still in, peeps?

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My look for today is a no-brainer. As usual, I just played with the colors of my pants and match my top with it, hahaha!

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Then, I accessorized with lots of metal, gold, silver, you name it! I´m really liking these pants because the length´s okay for my height and I didn´t have to go to the seamstress to have it shortened ( saves me a few bucks). Best of all it was on sale!

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top and pants- H&M, bootie- Mango, necklace- Primark

I first wore this pair of pants in 2012 with....

a solid colored dark blue sweater   and  last year I wore it again with a white top and a gray cardigan

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So how do you dress up a pair of colored pants? Sorry for the super crappy photos, I´m shooting indoors nowadays because of the bad weather in here.

Have a lovely week, all!  :)

Besitos,

Che

PS: I´m linking up with Fizz and Frosting´s Mix It Mondays and Still being Molly´s Funday Monday and DC in Style´s Monday Bloom and Style Elixir´s Style Sessions. Join us!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Flyday Fridays: Travel Outfit

Hi, all! :)

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Do you travel with white pants/jeans? I don´t and wear black because I´m not really good with keeping anything white at the end of the day. No matter how much I tried keeping my top, jeans or shoes spot free, at the end of the day there´s always a stain somewhere. Uff! But I love wearing white especially in the middle of summer when everything´s scorchingly hot, it´s just that I don´t travel with white jeans. I reserve this pair when I just take a walk here in my place, go out with the girlfriends or window shop in the mall.

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I´m starting to incorporate light colors into my outfits because the weather´s like spring in here these days. I just hope that this continues because the weatherman promised a wintry weather this weekend.

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button down, clutch- Blanco, jeans- Pimkie, necklace- Promod
Anyway, I wore this outfit when I met up with the girlfriends yesterday. I felt wobbly after a few minutes of wearing these heels and so I wore flats after taking this shot, hahaha!

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So what´s your typical travel outfit? Would you wear white jeans/pants? ;)

Enjoy the weekend, everyone! :)


Hugs,

Che


PS: Linking up with Style Elixir´s Friday Fab Favorites, Penniless Socialite´s Favorite Fashion Friday.


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

WIWW: Remixing the Skirt

Hellooo!

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The reason why I buy lots of tops and skirts is because the possibility of mixing and matching is endless. You  can never do the endless remixing with a dress. ;) So here I am again with this colorful midi skirt which I first wore here, remixed into another look. I hope you like it!

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This time I paired it with my leather boots(one of my best thrift finds), a light colored clutch( spring´s just around the corner) and a black sweater because hey, we´re still in winter mode, dahlings! ;)

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The short faux leather is the finishing touch to the whole look. The weather´s been mild in here comapared to the past years and so I can get on with wearing a light jacket without freezing to death. :)

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top, jacket(old)-H&M, skirt-Zara, clutch(old)- Blanco, boots-thrifted
So have you been remixing your clothes lately? Today´s a Wednesday, I´m linking up with Style Elixir´s Style Sessions and The Pleated Poppy´s What I Wore Wednesday, The Mummy Chronicles´ Watcha Wearing Wednesday, Perpective´s Inspired By, Get Your Pretty On´s I Feel Pretty, The Life of the Party´s Fashion Informant, The Tiny Heart and Penniless Socialite´s Look What I Got, Vodka Infiused Lemonade´s Tres-Chic Fashion. Join us! :)


Happy mid-week, y´all! :)

Kisses,

Che


PS: Pardon for not posting last Monday, real life caught up with the blog life as usual. ;)



Friday, January 10, 2014

Flyday Fridays: A Date With Elche

Halloooo!

Happy Friday, dahlings!

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Today, I´m taking you on a date(pun intended) to the city of Elche in Valencia, Spain. I´d like to call it as the palm tree city of Spain because of it´s more than 200,000 palm trees grown over generations. Moreover, the kilometers of palm grove was awared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2000. This is just one of the main parks of the city a few meters from the train station.

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Of course, I had to take a posterity shot of the fountain in the background. ;)

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coat(old)- Sandro, button down- New Yorker, pants- Pimkie, tote bag- Longchamp le Pliage
Below is the Altamira Castle originally built between the12-13th century which is now part of the Elche Archaeology and History Museum.

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I also found these giant figures inside the museum which are present in Spanish fiestas and are usuaully paraded around.

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Elche is also known  for one of the most important archaeological finds in Spain, the stone bust of  the beautiful Lady of Elche dated in the Iberian period (4th BC). This is just a replica, the original is found at the National Archaeological Museum of Spain in Madrid.

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The Altamira Castle has a walkway on top which allows a bird´s eye view of the city and the park. As for what I wore, it´s nothing fancy. I opted for something military because of my coat, hehe.

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A beautiful spherical sculpture in one of the plazas:

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and here´s how one of the church  doors look like at the Basilica of Sta. María:

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Later , we visited the Palm Groves Museum and stayed there for a while and  admiring one date tree to another. These trees are by the thousands and extend to a thousand miles too.

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I love this pic of me with the tall palm trees in the background because it reminded me of home. Only that instead of seeing young green coconuts on top, I´m seeing dates instead. ;)

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We also visited el Huerto de Cura, a jungle like garden filled with cactuses, palm trees and other tropical plants but without the wild animals but that would be another story though. ;) I hope you liked reading my post today.

Tomorrow, I´m meeting with my friend who´s coming to visit me and like always, we´d probably end up in the mall, lol!

Enjoy the weekend, y´all!

Hugs,

Che


PS: Since today´s a Friday, I´m linking up with Style Elixir´s Friday´s Fab Favorites, Penniless Socialite´s Favorite Fashion Friday and Simple Sequins´ Fashion Item Friday. Join us! :