Monday, November 16, 2015

Fall Leather

Hello, again people!

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It´s me signing in for November and telling you that yes, I´m still alive but drowning in school projects(as usual, hehe). We´re having a fairly warm fall/autumn lately and hey, I´m not complaining though we´re starting to have very foggy and cold mornings nowadays.

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jacket- Zara,top(old)- H&M, skirt- Pull&Bear


This leather jacket is my go to these days because aside from being black ( it pairs with everything), it´s thick too which I can wear from morning til night. As for wearing skirts, let´s say that  tights are a must unless anyone of you is daring enough to go barelegged at 3 ºC while waiting for the bus in the morning. ;)

So how have you been? Be safe always, my luvs!


Hugs,


Che

Sunday, October 18, 2015

HI!

Just stopping by to say, hi!!!

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sweater(old) and jeans- Zara, bag- Bimba y Lola

I´m swamped with exams and school projects nowadays, pardon the blog silence. Will be right back soon! ;)


Missed you all!


Che

Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday Remix: Dressing Room Pics

Hi, everyone!!!

Pardon the blog silence, school season´s started so this gal has to prioritize her time between home duties and school duties and the blog just sort of got left out, oooops.

Anyway, here are some dressing room pics, the first two were my ootd on my first day to school:

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leopard top(old)- new Yorker, slip-ons( on sale)- Massimo Dutti, bag- Furla
I dropped by the mall last weekend  to do my weekly grocery shopping and while waiting for the hubz, I found this delectable tunic/ shirt dress from Bershka. This is so me nowadays! :)

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printed denim tunic- Bershka
I would have loved to take this home with me but, there´s a defect on one of the snap buttons and so I had to let it go. I also love this chambray shirt but I think it´s a tad small for me and the next size was already sold out, huhuhu. It´s too bad because the above items were 50% off. I walked out with a heavy heart but my wallet´s grinning from ear to ear, hahaha!


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frayed chambray top- Bershka
Oh well, at least I got to score this Marsala/ burgundyish colored top at 70% off  two weeks ago   from Zara. Just the right color to usher in fall, don´t you think? ;)

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top- Zara
Summer technically ends today here in Europe but we still have lots of sunshine and a relatively warm weather here in my city although there are days when the temperature suddenly drops especially when it rains. I´m not complaiing though because this summer was one of the hottest that I´ve experienced since living here.

So guys, are you ready for fall?

Hugs!

Che








Wednesday, September 9, 2015

WIWW: Lace on Lace

Good morning, dears!

How´s your week so far? Here´s another summer trend which I´m playing catch up just before it bids adieu, the eyelet/ see- through lace trend:

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Nothing looks cleaner and fresher than an all white look, no? As with the maxi skirts, I´m a bit weary wearing one so much so that I paired it with a pair of flat sandals but I liked how it looked on me in the end. Probably because the top´s short which resulted to an almost perfect symmetry with skirt. A red clutch was added to break the all white palette.

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It´s quite windy when we took these pics, don´t be bothered with the left hand on my ears/neck in almost all of the photos. ;)

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top, skirt and clutch- Zara, sandals- Massimo Dutti, bracelet and ring- Bimba y Lola

Have you tried the all white and eyelet/see through lace trend this summer?

Enjoy the midweek!

Hugs,

Che

PS: I´m linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Victoria, Laura, Carrie, Pumps and Push Ups, Tara and Sharon.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Monday Remix: Remixing the Hot Pink Slacks

Hello, world!

I´m trying to squeeze in  a number of summery looks just before  summer ends and before I do my mid-year closet cleaning for fall/autmn and winter. What better way to do it than do a nude/neutral palette while the sun´s still up and shining!

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Still adopting the minimalist philiosphy, I remixed a two year old pair of hot pink slacks/chinos with a knitted top and sandals for a very laid back look while strolling around my city´s old quarters and sampling different kinds of traditional pies, cheeses and dry sausages because it´s the 1st Saturday of the month last weekend.

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top- Zara, trouser pants(old)_ H&M, sandals- Primark, bag- Bimba y Lola

Graffitis are great backdrops for outfit photos, it´s timely that we found this wall while taking a walk in here. What´s more, it says ¨Freedom of Expression¨, something that everybody should be entitled to have in planet earth everyday.

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I wore these pants last year with a multi-colored top, a lot more dressed up than my remix look:

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Have  a lovely Monday, all!

Hugs,

Che


PS: Linking up with MollyLauren, Bre, Rachel and Lauren.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

WIWW: Florals

Hi, all!

Here´s another what- I-wore/summer look when we stayed at the Pyrenees-Catalan region of Spain. It was a rainy day, cool but not cold and so a denim jacket was a must.

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I missed wearing something floral and since I´ve been wearing nothing but chambray and solid colors these past months. A black circle skirt in a light floral print is a refreshing change to an otherwise simple outfit combination, don´t you think?

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denim jacket(old)- Zara, linen top(old), slip-ons- Massimo Dutti, floral skirt- Bershka

And when the rain stopped and the day got warmer; I just too off my denim jacket and wrapped it around my waist and that´s it! :)

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Enjoy your Wedensday, dahlings! :)


Hugs,

Che


PS: Linking up with The Pleated Poppy,Victoria, Danielle,Tara and Sharon. Join us!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Monday Remix: Chambray Top

Good morning all!

I´m finally back from my almost a month long summer vacation. It was tiring, very hot except for the last week which was rainy but it was worth it. This also explains my blogging silence these past days. ;)

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Here are some what I wore pics in one of my trips. Pardon the photo quality, I had to crop most of these because these were taken at a very far distance.

 I have totally embraced the minimalist dressing philosophy in my life and I´m so happy with it. It´s so comfy, no fuss, easy to wear and combine and with clean lines, things that I always look for in every outfit that I wear to fit my very casual and laid back lifestyle.

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Since our vacation involves lots of walking under the very hot sun, a comfortable pair of shoes is a must. These sandals never failed me and not even a blister on it´s first wear! How great is that. ;)  I love and hoard chambray tops. For those extra hot days, I always opt for short sleeves like this and it goes well with black too! See how versatile it is? 

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top(old)- Bershka, shorts(old)- Stradivarius, sandals and bag- Bimba y Lola
By the way, this top is a summer staple of mine, I first wore it last year on a walk to a mini-forest here:

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So what´s your favorite chambray top for summer? ;)

Hugs,

Che

PS: Linking up with MollyLauren, Rachel and Lauren.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Flyday Fridays: A Fab Find in Brown in Elda

Hello, everyone!

I´m still on the road but will be home much later. I know, I owe you lots of travel posts/stories but since real life´s making me busy right now, here´s a little peek of what´s to come in my future travel posts, the ¨Elda Footwear Museum¨. Click here for the museum´s page.

This museum boasts of having the most complete collection of footwear since the ancient times to the modern times. Below are just some snippets of the collection from the Grecian and Roman age to the 60s and 70s:

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to different styles of shoes like clogs and rows and rows of other types of shoes for men, women and children:

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Elda also has a booming shoe and bag industry and as a Christmas gift( yep, this trip was done last Xmas 2014, lol!) from the hubz to me, I bought  a ¨trapeze like¨ bag in calfskin leather and suede. I don´t normally use this bag because I´m afraid to damage the suede part, hahaha!. It has a zipper and packs a lot at a very affordable prize. It´s a great investment if you want something that lasts a long time. :)

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top- Zara, pants- Mango
So what are your fab finds lately? I hope you´ll have an exciting weekend ahead!


Hugs,

Che







Wednesday, August 19, 2015

WIWW: Train Outfit

Good morning, dahlings!

I´m still in the middle of my road trip looking for volcanoes( don´t worry, they´re extinct) and old monasteries in the middle of nowhere. :)

In the meantime, here´s a train outfit which I´m showing you today when we went to the eastern part of Spain two weeks ago:

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Our trip consisted of three train rides from my place --> Madrid -->Valencia --> Castellón de la Plana( final destination) and so a comfortable outfit is a MUST to survive the three train transfers plus a mini bus ride to the other terminal in Valencia, Spain. I also ¨broke in¨  this red leather handbag which I bought in the La Roza Village  Outlet in Madrid a month ago. I´m loyal to Spanish brands ( maybe beacuse I live in Spain and they´re accessible to where I live) and when I satrt collecting I just can´t stop. It´s sad to say though that Bimba y Lola, stopped using the greyhound logo and so this bag is an ode to the old logo of the brand which I so loved dearly.

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bag and bracelet- Bimba&Lola
As for what I wore, it´s a combination of a top, jeans and flat sandals for comfort when changing from one train to another. You know me, I live in flats. Heels are for ¨car to chair occasions¨ which only require minimun walking. ;)

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checkered top(sale 2015) and jeans- Zara, sandals- Massimo Dutti
I usually wear something like this too when I travel on planes. So what´s your travel outfit?


Hugs!

Che



Monday, August 17, 2015

Monday Remix: Remixing the Linen Shirt Dress

Hi, all!

If you have read my Monday remix post last week, I mentioned that I brought with me two shirt dresses for my trip, this is the second of the two:

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shirt dress( old)-Massimo Dutti, hat- Primark, leather bracelet- Purificación García, bag- Longchamp, sandals- Kickers

As with all things linen, it wrinkles easily, hahaha! It´s quite comfy though and served me well from day til dinner time. It´s a great transition piece, actually. I put on a hat, a yellow colored leather bracelet and silver and gold bangle, a pair of leather sandals( which I use sparingly, don´t know why!) and my ever trusty companion, the Longchamp bag which you´ve seen a gazillion times in the blog to liven up a bit this old plain dress.

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I changed my sandals to a pair of leather slip-ons during dinner:

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leather slip-ons(old)-Aldo

I first wore this linen shirt dress two years ago on a trip to the Navarre region of Spain. Looking back at this pic, I think I dress colorful back then, lol! :)

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So do you have anything linen in your closet? It´s quite difficult to maintain without creases but it really is a heat buster aside from cotton.

My second road trip starts today but I have scheduled posts lined up for you this week. Keep visiting this space then!

Ciao for now,

Che

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

WIWW: Stripes , Ombre and Bleu

Good morning, all!

I´m keeping this short today with a very casual stripes and shorts combo. Pardon the squint, I forgot to bring my sunglasses when we took these photos and my face never looked puffier, lol!

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I was pegging for the French nautical vibe in red, white and blue colors but opted for an ombre clutch on the last minute because I like changing the rules a little. ;)

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Given the chance, I´d wear this look everyday but it´s so hard finding shorts with the the right length nowadays and which is modest enough for me to wear. All I can find in the stores right now are tiny shorts which are tinier than your underwear which I´d never dare wear even on the beach. Because I´m a prude like that and yes, I´m older than you think I am. ;)

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shirt, clutch and shorts - Zara, sandals- Massimo Dutti

Gotta go now, girls. So many errands to do, so little time. Ciao!


Hugs!

Che

PS: Linking up with The Pleated Poppy,Victoria, Laura ,Tara and Sharon. Join us!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Monday Remix: Chambray Summer

Hello, all!

Just got back last night from our first summer getaway for the month, hence, the blog silence(sowie for not tellin´ you..)  and it was sooo hot during the whole trip! I brought two shirt dresses  and one of these is this chambray shirt dress thinking that it would be breezy but I was still sweating all over. Do you know that icky feeling when your inner thighs are sweating and rubbing each other? I swear I was walking like a duck most of the time under the 33ºC heat, hahaha! This dress was a lot comfortable though than say a pair of jeans but I´d wear my denim cutoffs the next time we´re visiting some sites and climbing small hills. ;)

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Anyway, since this is a remix post, I paired my shirt dress with a paper straw hat, changed to my ever reliable and foldable le Pliage Longchamp bag from the usual clutch bag, added a pair of brown and pink colored sandals and also a colored jeweled bracelet for more color aside from blue. It´s a subtle remixing of accesories but it changed the whole look to this:

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from this which I first showed here in the blog:

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So how do you remix a chambray shirt dress? Have fun doing it!


Hugs,

Che

PS: Today´s a Monday, I´m linking with MollyLauren, Rachel, Laura and Lauren. Join us! :)

Monday, August 3, 2015

Monday Remix. Dressing Room OOTD

Hi, everyone!

I wasn´t able to take some outfit photos lately because real life became busier but here are two dressing room photos which I took last week while sale shopping:

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top- Pimkie, jeans- Zara, bag- Bimba&Lola, loafers- Coach

I didn´t buy the dark wash jeans( the ones that we´re hanging) but I did buy this cotton, white, short sleeved shirt because of its oblique button down design. I´m sucker for unusual designs on tops and skirts and so this baby went home with me even if I already have  a lot of white button downs in my closet.

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top, jeans and sandals- Zara

Enjoy the week, y´al !!!

Hugs,

Che


PS: Today´s a Monday, I´m linking with Molly and Lauren.