Friday, July 31, 2015

Flyday Fridays: My Favorite Clutches

Hello, hellooo!

Today, I´ll be talking about some of my favorite clutches and/or pouches. They´re cute, handy and light to ¨lug¨ around, don´t you think so? ;) I just make sure to put them on my lap when I sit on the table because I usually tend to forget things which don ´t  come with a sling or a handle, hahaha!

For those who may ask, I don´t really know the exact difference between a clutch bag or a pouch bag but what I do know is that all of these are small bags  without a handle or a sling which are carried by the hand and which can be ¨clutched¨ / placed under your arms, okies? ;)

Anyway, here are some of my favorites which you see most often in the blog. I´m a clutch collector and these are just part of what I have in my closet.

1. Leather Clutch

This is my go-to clutch when going out for some drinks with the hubz or with my girlfriends. I´ve had this since two and  a half years ago. It has this nice brown leather color which matches with everything, no wonder it´s my favorite of all myfavorites! :)

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2. Tri-color Melon, Mint and Cream Envelope Clutch

This is one of my got-to spring/summer clutches because of it´s beautiful color combination. It has a minty color on the edges which is perfect to usher in spring.

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3. Purple, Green and Orange  Woven Envelope Clutch

This is an old brandless clutch which I usually take out from my closet in autumn and winter because of it´s dark print. I got attracted to this because it has my favorite color which is purple and it can hold my wallet too among other things. :)

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4. Ombre Orange Pouch

My current obsession. I don´t know but I´m gaga over the color orange lately. I thought I got over the orange phase from four years ago but it came back with a vengeance. Thank goodness, orange is perfect for autumn/fall and winter and so this pouch will be abused more often. ;)

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5. Striped Cloth Pouch

This pouch is made of cloth and it´s soft. It packs a lot too! What made me buy it aside from it´s discounted price(it was on sale,hehe) were the stripes print in different shades of blue and purple. They´re so perfect for a jean wearing gal like me! To make it foldable, I used it as is or if  I wanted it to be a little rigid, I usually insert a cutout cardboard ( haphazard DYing, lol) inside to make it stiff and easy to clutch especially if I place only a few things inside.

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6. Funky Printed Pouch

This beautifully printed clutch( it has a pineapple print on the girl´s head which you can´t see, hahaha!) is made of nylon which is a lot easier to clean. I usually use this as my inner bag for my totes if I´m not using it as a clutch.

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As for the mini- arm party accessories, I usually go with leather, gold or silver bracelets with colored stones and bangles. I don´t normally put on a lot because I have  small wrists and I usually for classic solid colors to compliment my outfits.

So what about you? Are you a clutch collector too?

Enjoy the weekend, dears!

Hugs,

Che



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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WIWW: Brown, Cream and Ombre

Hi, everyone!

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How´s your Wednesday? In here, it´s getting hotter by the day and all I want to wear is a skirt or a pair of shorts or these loose trousers which I´ve been wearing nonstop and a very light top because the dry heat´s so suffocating. It bites and I´m not kidding!

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top(old)- Massimo Dutti, chinos and shoes- Mango

Aside from light colors, I always love wearing brown during summer. It reminds me of dry grass, brown mountains and the African safari which I´d love to experience someday. I paired the whole look with an ombre printed clutch in different shades of orange and white themed bracelets for a clean and minimalistic look.

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pouch bag- Zara, bracelet(old)- Massimo Dutti, pearl bangle(old)- local store



Lately, you´re seeing a lot of my poker face in the photos but actually in most of my photo shoots, it´s like this, silly and so candied:

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It´s a good thing that this pic turned out well, just don´t look at at my legs, hahaha!

Keep cool, my luvs!

Hugs,

Che


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Monday, July 27, 2015

Monday Remix: Autumn Summer

Helloooo!

Pardon for the week-long absence, I went on a short trip to Belgium the other week and forgot to take outfit photos for the blog, hehe. I do have some travel photos (not much because I was busy catching up with my lovely cousins whom I haven´t met face to face  for more than 10 years,yep, that long!) but I can´t post them here because they´re too personal.

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Anyway, here´s what I wore the other day when we went to a local fair here in our place and like the untrendy dresser that I am, I dress off-season, hahaha! So here´s my short take for casual autumn dressing, in plum and blue jeans:

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The good thing about accessorizing a plain outfit is that you can dress it up any way you can.For this look, I used stripes pouch bag and a jewel bracelet, all bought from the sales. It´s a s simple as that! ;)

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cloth pouch- Massimo Dutti, bracelet- Bimba & Lola

So are you still in your summer gear or are you dressing up for fall nowadays?

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Have a lovely week, luvs!

Besos,

Che


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



Wednesday, July 15, 2015

WIWW: Just Another (Chambray) Shirt Dress

Hello, hellooo!

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This is another one of my favorite summer go-to look, a chambray shirt dress which I love hoarding, my candy colored woven bag which can be converted into a crossbody bag and no-nonsense flat sandals for maximum comfort. It´s just as simple as that. ;)

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I´m going to make this post short because I´m going on a special trip this weekend and I still don´t know what to wear, lol. I´m so excited and will tell you about it soon!

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shirt dress- Stradivarius, bag- Suite Blanco, sandals- Primark

In the meantime, have a fun and lovely Wednesday my darlings!

Hugs!

Che

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Sunday, July 12, 2015

Monday Remix: Leather, Lace and Cream


Hello Monday, hello world! :)

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Summer dressing for me has always been about top and shorts or top and skirt combinations with a sprinkling of denim shirt dresses in-between  aaand  a pair of flat sandals for easy walking on most cobbled stoned streets around here. Let´s make this real, who would want to walk around in high heels in this sweltering 37 ºC(98.6 ºF) heat all day?  Me, no.

So  a typical summer wear for me would be like this:

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A short top with a colorful necklace (on sale right now!), a frilly lace skirt which is making me hard to pair with anything because of it´s weird waistline( makes me look preggers), thong sandals( a must for me!) and the usual clutch in leather because I´m matchy-matchy like that. ;)

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top- Maje, skirt(old) and necklace - Zara, clutch and sandals- Massimo Dutti


So this is how I do summer dressing, what about you?

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By the way ,the last time that I wore the lace skirt was two years ago when I was a little bit slendier. Now, I´m all round and puffy though thankfully the skirt still fits me, hahaha!

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Hugs to all!

Che

PS1: Pardon the weird spacing of my pics and paragraphs, I had to edit the pics´ HTML because Flicker ¨ f#*%&¨ big time on their HTML embed code and I´m not liking it AT ALL! If things work perfectly, why do they have to change it to make it complicated?

     2: I´m linking with Rhea, Molly, Lauren, Rachel and Lauren.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

WIWW: Nude and this Clutch

Hola, holaaa!

Here´s an easy peasy way to dress up a super casual outfit of jeans and a gray top:

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Put on a chunky necklace, a pair of silver colored pumps and finish off with an eye-catching printed clutch for a dash of color, et voila!

I forgot to take  a close-up shot of  the clutch. It´s got pineapples on it which I found out later that pineapple prints are the trend nowadays. It was part of a special sale more than a month ago, what a lucky buy indeed!

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clutch- Bimba y Lola

Don´t mind the weird face, I was shooting from my kitchen door and using the camera timer and trying not to look silly but I do anyway, hahaha!

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top, jeans and necklace(old)- Zara

Happy Wednesday, all!


Hugs,

Che

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Monday, July 6, 2015

Monday Remix: The `Batik´ Printed Dress

Good morning, all!

As you may have seen, I made a few changes on the blog´s color theme to give it a warm, fresh and summery look. I hope you like it!

For today´s wardrobe remix post, I pulled out my two-year old ¨ batik inspired¨ printed dress dress ( one of the very few dresses that I have, hehe) to go around town last Saturday.

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dress(old)- Pomod, sandlas(old)- Pimkie

As you can see, we ended up in one of the lakes where I can still imagine and smell the freshly barbecued meat hot off the grill and women in bikinis around me while yours truly, in a summer dress, hahaha!

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A clutch or a crossbody bag is a staple for me especially during summer because I don´t normally carry a tote bag unless I go to school or travel. This leather clutch was a Christmas buy from two years ago while the blue colored leather bracelet was a souvenir buy from one of the small shops of ¨El Pueblo Español¨ in Barcelona. This tiny braided bracelet caught my eye beacause it has fish with it, which reminded me of my zodiac sign, Pisces. :)

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leather clutch(old), leather bracelet(old)- Massimo Dutti


Back to the dress, I first wore this dress two years ago when we we´re traipsing around Portugal. It´s so comfy, it feels like I´m not wearing anything and best of all it has that ¨batik ¨ inspired print which reminds me of home.

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For my American readers, I hope you had a blast celebrating the 4th of July last weekend!

Have a lovely week, y´all! :)


Hugs,


Che


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Friday, July 3, 2015

Flyday Fridays: Aranjuez Palace Garden

Hello, luvlies!

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Today´s Flyday Fridays edition is brought to you by the Aranjuez Palace which is about 20 to 25 minutes by train from the capital city of Madrid.

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I have visited this palace about five years ago, a must if classic artwork and architecture is your thing. There´s also a free view of the wedding gowns of  the Royal princesses and Queen Letizia as an added bonus to the visit. I didn´t get to see the palace gardens back then and so this time, we went straight to them and skipped the palace tour.

The weather was fiery hot(pun intended) and so I wore my thinnest cotton shirt with a colorful summery print, shorts, sandals and my ever reliable light tote to store my water and sun screen. I forgot to bring a hat and it was so hot, ooops!

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The garden beside the palace is called ¨ La Isla¨ (Isle Garden) with lovely evergreen topiaries, a mini forest and with beautiful water fountains in classical Greek style.

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It was so hot that I was tempted to take a dip in one of these fountains, hahaha!

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top- Sandro, shorts(very old)- Stradivarius, sandals- Bimba y Lola, bag- Longchamp le Pliage

This was once the summer palace of the Spanish Royals where they usually take a tour along the river.in their royal boats. There´s a collection of the royal barge in one of the palaces. Nowadays, this place is used for kayaking.

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As a plus, there was a mini car show near the garden, old vintage mini cars from the German brand Opel, model 800 made between the 50s to the 80s:

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I´m leaving you a photo of one of the smaller gardens, it´s so relaxing!

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I hope you enjoyed reading my post for today. Enjoy the weekend!

Hugs,

Che


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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

WIWW: Zebra and White

Hello, my luvs!

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Summer´s full blown in my place, I can´t hardly even go out because of the heatwave that´s been going on in here since yesterday! Every time I complain about the excessive heat to the hubz he would have that `I don´t believe you´ look on his face and tell me that I should´ve have been accustomed to the heat by now because I came from a tropical country. Little did he know that when the heat is on in my tropical lalaland, we hide until the sun sets or use an umbrella if we need to go out under the midday sun, hahaha! And that´s how you avoid most of the wrinkles, my friends. :)

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Anyway, for this look, I opt to put on a flowy white top and a mini skirt in zebra print. Like always, these are part of my old summer basics. The red open toed sandals are to add some color to the whole outfit. I usually take out this crossbody bag for spring and summer because of it´s light color combination. It´s just how I do bags, light for summer and spring, dark for autumn and winter. What about you?

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skirt- Stradivarius, sandals- Pimkie, bag- Bimba y Lola

So how are you coping with the excessive heat in your place?

Stay cool and dehydrated always!


Hugs,

Che

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