Wednesday, March 26, 2014

WIWW: B/W and Stripes

Hola, hola! :)

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These are what-I-wore pics when I had my vacation in mild- weathered Catalonia last December. After visiting the Casa Torres Winery, we also made a detour to Girona, one of the most important and bustling cities of Catalonia. I kinda held on posting these pics in winter because it wasn´t weather appropriate especially to most of you who had a terrible winter this year. ;)

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I missed this black skater skirt, I was looking for it the other day but I can´t seem to find it in my closet. I hope it didn´t get lost because it´s one my favorite skirts: It hugs my hips in the right places and it´s just the right length to fake long legs. The black and white top is three years old. The neckline used to be a turtleneck but I cut it to make me more comfortable around my neck. I just can´t stand wearing turtlenecks unless it´s windy or really cold and I don´t want to wear a scarf.

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top- Zara, skirt- bershka, bag- Longchamp le Pliage
We´re back to winter mode again here, peeps. The rain and a little snow isn´t stopping anytime until Friday. I hope spring´s sitting well in your side of the world!

Luv, luv,

Che

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



Monday, March 24, 2014

Monday Remix: Playing with Black and Brown

And I´m back! :)

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I tend to repeat outfits in real life. So here´s a black-brown-cream combo but with a different jacket and bag. Never mind the background, we took these photos at our local train station just before we hopped on the train to Madrid.

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I super love this brown leather jacket in soft leather, it´s my current favorite nowadays and the brown bag too both lucky sale finds. Don´t you just love it when you find things that you really like( at almost half a price off) and would use it over and over again? ;)

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jacket- local store, pants and top- Zara, tote bag- Misako, shoes- Bimba & Lola
Black pants are a classic, you can find me wearing them in almost all of my posts(especially travel posts) but a cream colored top is something new for me. I first wore the top here in another dark brown-black color palette:

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Paired with an electric blue pants and dark blue jacket .... and ........ with a pair of floral pants for variety!

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So what other color would you pair with black and brown?

Enjoy the rest of the week, luvs! :)


Hugs,

Che

PS: Linking up with Still Being Molly´s Funday Monday, Not Dead Yet Style´s Visible 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, March 21, 2014

Flyday Fridays: Chambray and Black

Happy Friday, luvs! :)

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Today´s outfit is what I´d normally wear everyday, a pair of black jeans, chambray top and booties. It´s boring, I know. Hahaha!

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 What´s new though is this pair of olive green booties which the hubz gifted me on the Feast of The Three Kings( major gift- giving in Spain happens on this day) last January. Technically it was I who chose this pair when we went to this huge commercial complex filled with outlet stores in Elche, Spain last December but he paid for it so it´s a gift, no? ;)

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So this is my uniform nowadays and can´t be bothered with dressing up. I hate to admit it but yes, I´m on a style rut. I need inspiration, y´all!

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top- Pimkie, pants- Zara, booties- Wonder, coat- Fórmula Joven, bag- Bimba&Lola
My vacation´s ending, I´ll be with you soon. In the meantime, have fun this weekend! :)


Hugs,

Che

Edited: Just got back tonight, I´m linking up with Style Elixir´s Friday Fab Favorites and Simple Sequins´ Fashion Item Friday.



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

WIWW: Red Letter Day

I celebrated my birthday last weekend. Naturally, I had to wear red to celebrate it! ;)

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If you ´ve been noticing my outfit choices lately, they´re becoming simpler bordering on being minimalist. It´s just the way I am because I´m a lazy dresser, lol! The less fuss, the better. If I want to dress up a basic outfit, I just wear eye-catching accessories and that´s it. This pleated skirt is another lucky find at the winter sales. I love it´s puffy design which gives you an instant hour glass figure while hiding your muffin top. Isn´t that cool? ;)

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I wore this outfit to celebrate my birthday lunch with the hubz. I usually celebrate my birthday by inviting friends over to our flat and I cook for them. This year, I opted out. I got sick and it´s quite embarrassing to offer your friends something to eat when you´re coughing every five seconds. ;)

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skirt, necklace and heels- Zara, top- El Corte Inglés, clutch(old)- Blanco
I´m still on vacay but I hope to visit your blogs and comment when I have the time. Anyway, belated happy birthday to me and to all the March celebrants out there. Here´s to a fabulous midweek ahead for you and me!

Love, love,

Che


Edited: Linking up with Penniless Socialite´s Favorite Fashion Friday and Lena B and Rachel´s Passion for Fashion Friday.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Away on a Monday

Good day, everyone!

I´m taking a week long breather from the blog to see some beautiful sights in the south of Spain BUT I´d still be posting outfit posts on Wednesday and Friday. I´ll be back next week to visit and comment on your blogs, refreshed and with lots of stories to tell and outfit posts to show you. In the meantime, here´s an old pic taken from the Mateus Palace Gardens in Vilareal, Portugal:

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shirt dress- Mango, bag- Zara, hat- H&M
The chambray shirt dress which was an all time favorite of mine is already gone. The hubz(sneaky fellow!) accidentally placed this on his clothing pile for donation last year while I was away on vacation last year.Thankfully, I still have the pink bag which I love to bits and yes, our flat turned into a war zone for a while after knowing that he gave away my fave shirt dress. Oh men!

Will be with you next week but don´t forget to visit me on Wednesday and Friday for some outfit posts! :)

Hugs,

Che

Friday, March 14, 2014

Flyday Fridays: Goldie and I

Goldie and I went for a walk last week. First, we had lunch with the hubz in my favorite restaurant-pastry shop and then burned a few calories later by just walking around and window shopping.

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In case you´ll ask who Goldie is, here she is, my coppery-gold booties which are becoming  a favorite of mine. I give my shoes names now, hahaha! :)

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 And here´s my date on that day:

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top and pants- Zara, booties- mango, bag- Bimba&Lola
He´s a bit rough looking but he´s a smoothie all over and buffed too! ;) The problem is, he´s stuck on the bench forever and so we can´t go anywhere for more walks. I´m glad Goldie is a pair of shoes and I can bring her with me everywhere I go! ;)

Happy Friday, dears! :)

Kisses,

Che

PS: Pardon the nonsense blabbing, I´m still high on drugs, er, medicine, I mean for my cough. ;)

PSS: Linking up with Style Elixir´s Friday´s Fab Favorites, Penniless Socialite´s Favorite Fashion Friday, Lena B and Rachel´s Passion for Fashion Friday and Simple Sequins Fashion Item Friday. Join us! :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WIWW: Nude and Salmon Pink

Hi, all!

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For a dark haired and warm skin toned gal like me, wearing pale colors is a challenge. Personally, I´d prefer wearing dark colors because I think I look best in them but it´s nice to experiment with colors once in a while. So today, I´m wearing light colors but paired with a darker shade to balance the overall look. Hope you like the color palette!

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I scored this salmon pink angora sweater from the current winter sales. It´s very light, hairy and itchy, hehe! You need to wear it with an undershirt, a long sleeved one and although I found one in my closet, it was longer than I expected and the edges somehow got jumbled in the crotch area of my pants. Hahaha!

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I finished the look with a lightly washed denim jacket, a pomelo colored clutch and necklace and nude pumps to go with my nude pants.

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The weather´s been really great these days and when I started to have colds, I thought it was an allergy because spring came early but it´s a virus lovingly brought home by the hubz as usual. I had the most embarrassing moment yesterday while at the doctors. You see, I asked the hubz to book me an appointment through the internet and after knowing the time, I came early and sat for more than 30 minutes while my doctor was calling patients one by one. I was quite worried why he wasn´t calling my name and just when he´s about to call the next one, I blurted out my name only to be told that my appointment´s set for today(Wednesday) and not yesterday! Oooops!

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jacket and pants- Zara, sweater- Pimkie, clutch(old), necklace- Blanco, shoes- Zendra( El Corte Inglés)
So how are you keeping up with your ¨spring dressing¨? Are you ready to wear lighter colors? Have a lovely Wednesday, y´all!

Love, love

Che

PS: Linking up with The Pleated Poppy´s What I Wore Wednesday, Style Elixir´s Style Sessions, Get Your Pretty On´s I Feeel Pretty, Tucker Up´s WIWW, Vodka Infused Lemonade´s Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday, Penniless Socialite and The Tiny Heart´s Look What I Got, Everyday Fashion &Finance and Perfectly Coutured´s Three-fer Thursday. Join us! :)


Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday Remix: Burgundy and Prints

Hello, Monday!

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First, pardon the droopy eyes, I´m on medication for my cough and colds because it got worse. No fever though but waking up with an achy throat in the morning isn´t my version of fun to start the day. So anyway as I was starting to spring clean my closet, I found this printed pants which I wore only once last year. I kinda forgot about it, hehe. This is what happens when you have a disorganized small closet, you just pile everything on top of the other forgetting about your clothes at the bottom portion. So here´s what I whipped up for today´s Monday Remix:

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My long forgotten paisley pants and one of my all time fave burgundy sweater in what else, preppy-minimalist style!

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top-  local store, pants and necklace- Blanco, bag(old)- Zara, shoes- Zendra
I first wore the pants last year in late winter:

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and the burgundy sweater since 2012. This top has travelled with me all around Spain and in Portugal too! ;)

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Enjoy the week, everyone while I´ll try to get over the sniffs!

xoxo,

Che

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


Friday, March 7, 2014

Flyday Fridays: Baby Pink

I was about to post an outfit in blue and cream today but I remembered Renae of Simple Sequins asking her blogger friends to wear something pink for her Big C fight. So darling Renae, this is for you! :)

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This was my first sales find at the winter sales, a pink button down. I don´t know why but I seem to be collecting button downs these days, probably because they make the perfect layering piece on chilly days or they´re just the right top to pull out from the closet on those ¨I don´t have anything to wear¨ days when you want to go for a very casual but chic look. In other words, they´re the perfect classic pieces to hoard  keep in your closet. ;)

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top- Mango, jeans(old)- Zara, clutch(old) and pumps(old)- Blanco
Since this is already a very casual ensemble, I paired it with dark blue pumps and finished with a leopard printed clutch. In my book, animal prints = chic, so if you go for a casual but chic vibe, this is it!

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We´re having warm weather today and this weekend too( at last!) and it looks like I´m going to survive the colds(crossing fingers) and what does that mean? Travel. Even just on the other side of the town. That´s my weekend plan unless the hubby´s nose disagrees. I just can´t seem to win an argument with his nose these days, bummer! So what´s your plan this weekend? Tell me on the comments section below! ;)

Hugs and kisses,

Che

PS: Linking up with Style Elixir´s Friday´s Fab Favorites, Simple Sequins´ Fashion Item Friday, Lena B and Rachel´s Passion for Fashion Friday and Penniless Socialite´s Favorite Fashion Friday and Walking In Memphis In High Heel´s Trend Spin. Link with us! :)




Wednesday, March 5, 2014

WIWW: All Blue (and a touch of yellow)

Holaaa!

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Wearing all blue with a touch of yellow from the clutch for a ray of sunshine. It´s hard to ask for some sun when it´s been raininng non-stop since Monday. I wore this last Sunday, a miraculously no-rain day despite the heavy and non-stopping downpour which happened on Saturday night which almost ruined the carnival parade.

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The temperature wasn´t that blistery cold though so I still got to wear a denim jacket( although thicker) over three layers: light shirt, cotton button down and a V-neck vest. Pale/pastel blue is trending nowadays so I made use of the old light blue vest that I had.

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Anyway, how are things on yur side of the pond? I hope the weather´s cooperating.

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jeggings- Zara TRF, button down- zara, vest- UC of Benetton, clutch(old)- Blanco, denim jacket- Promod
Today, I woke up with a sore throat, sneezes. and stuffy nose. I hope this is just temporary. The hubz and I have been dodging Mr. Colds for almost a year now after celebrating Christmas 2012 and New Year 2013 with red noses, watery eyes( you know the deal!) and walking like zombies but I don´t think we can dodge it this time, hahaha!


Have a fun midweek!

Kisses,

Che

PS: Linking up with The Pleated Poppy´s What I Wore, Because Shanna Said So´s Random Wednesday, Get Your Pretty On´s I Feel Pretty, Tucker Up´s WIWW and The Life of the Party´s Style File, Vodka Infused Lemonade´s Tres-Chic Fashion Thursay, Penniless Socialite and The Tiny Heart´s Look What I Got, Everyday Fashion & Finance and Perfectly Coutured´s Three-fer Thursday and The Fashion Canvas´ Thursday Take Over. Join us! :)