Wednesday, October 18, 2017

WIWW: The Floral Burgundy Dress

Good morning, darlings!

I´m still on the dress mode these days. This burgundy cutie with embroidered flowers on the upper torso were one the first floral dresses that came out of Zara at the end of summer this year. I´m partial to burgundy especially during the fall/autumn- winter season and so I didn´t think twice when buying this:

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And....it´s quite difficult to find a dress which fits a vertically challenged  girl like moi in Zara but after trying this one on, it fell  about 1 1 /2 inches above my knees. Hallelujah, no going to the tailor and so it came with me back home!😃

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I wore a light green colored crossbody leather bag to match with the light green floral accent of the dress and my favorite flats( I lived in these all throughout summer) et voila , autumn outfit completed!

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So what´s your take on this autumnal color? Do you have anyhting burgundy in your closet?

Hugs!

Che


Monday, October 16, 2017

Monday Remix: Remixing The Fall Floral Dress

Good morning, all!

I´m still making the most of the summery days in here ( like up to 28ºC!) before the weather turns autumnal for good. For those who of you who don´t know my dressing preference, I´m usually a jeans and top kind of gal but hey, once in a while I wear dresses too! 😊

Like this dress for example, florals with a dark background and prints are all the rage these days and so it´s time to remix this cute thing:

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dress(old)- Zara, sandals- Massimo Dutti, metallic clutch- Green Coast
Since I´m not one who does a lot of mixing and matching on a piece of clothing, a change of accesory is usually my go to when it comes to changing the look. So this time, I paired the dress with a silvery- blue metallic leather clutch and black gladiator sandals for a fresher and lighter take from a previous outfit which you can see on the last pic at the bottom.

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floral dress- Zara, clutch- local store, sandals.- Massimo Dutti

Pardon the blooper shot, we took this picture five seconds before somebody walked on this side of the street and so awkward pose, here we go, hahaha!😎

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I first wore this dress a year ago during a long weekend trip to Portugal with a red bag to match with the red colored flowers on the print of the dress which you can´t hardly see, lol!.

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red bag and sandals(old)- Bimba & Lola

Do you have a dark floral dress? How do you remix it?

Hugs!

Che

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Monday Remix: Red Is It!

Hola, holaaa!

Red is so IN this season, btw, this color is always in whenever autumn and winter comes along. So stock on this color if you must! I love the all red look trend but  for those of you who´s afraid to take the all red look( like I do, lol), why not start with a little something  like a red top ( for example) and build up your red fix from there?

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There are different shades of red you can choose from and while mine´s a tad darker than the tomato red trend happening right now, you cn always opt for any of the hundred shades of red that are available in the market right now. It´s only a matter the type of red you like best and that´s it!

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I bought this top form the winter sales last year and it´s been my go to for those super casual days especially that we´re still having warm weather days around here( lucky us!). I might segue into my lightly knitted jumper/ sweaters next or a red bag or red shoes. The choices are limitless because yes, RED is IN and I ´ve been amassing quite a lot of red stuff in my closet over the years. What can I say, I gravitate towards this color during autumn and winter.

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top- Zara, jeans- Sfera, floral slipons and bag- Mango
Are you on the red trend right now? What red things have you got so far? ;)

Hugs!

Che



Wednesday, September 27, 2017

WIWW: Colorblocking Khaki

Hello, hellooo!

How´s the week so far? My Monday was spent having coffee and catching up with some friends and yesterday was ¨autumn cleaning¨ day. It´s the time of the year where the summer clothes go up the closet and the darker and thicker clothing goes down and because we still have a few summery days left, I made good use of my skirts like this tulle number in khaki:

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As the years go, I have noticed that my dressing aesthetic has gone much simpler like dresssing in one color and wearing a multi-colored bag or in this case in a contrasting color to complete the look.

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I find that outfits like this doesn´t take much time to create, quite a no-brainer actually but always come out sleek, IMO. As  a plus, tulle skirts are actually perfect to wear on transitional weather because they´re actually warm on those chilly days and yes, the red orange and khaki is the perfect color block autumn combo for me.

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T-shirt- Burberry, skirt- Bershka(old), bag- Bimba&Lola, sandals- Massimo Dutti

So what´s your colorblocking autumn combination?

Happy mid-week!


Hugs,

Che


PS. Linking up with Linday, Laura and Allison.



Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday Remix: The Transitional Look

Hola, hola!

It´s that time of the month where it´s chilly to wear a mini skirt in the early morning but quite warm in the afternoon to wear jeans. My solution? A midi skirt:

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It´s long to cover and warm your legs in the morning and quite airy when the weather rises later. It works for me and it would for you too! I do wear a denim jacket and slip ons on my feet for extra warmth. 😄

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skirt(old)- Sfera, knitted top- Zara, denim jacket- Stradivarius, tote bag- Bimba & Lola

So what´s your transitional look? ;)


Hugs,

Che


PS: Linking with Molly and Lauren.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

WIWW: The Mili Green Dress

Good morning, my darlings!

Two more days and it´s officially fall/autumn on this side of the world. The weather´s been quite nippy these days although we still have a few sunny days in a week so it isn´t  bad. Here´s a transitional look that I suggest during those warm days:

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A shirt dress with an uneven hemline is the perfect in-between seasonal clothing for those sunny days in fall/autumn. This dress works two ways: worn on it´s on or used as a cover-up over pants/pants and top, et voila, outfit complete! You can always put on a cardigan over it when the temperature drops later in the afternoon. ;)

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Moreover, the military green color is a basic fall/autumn color and so you´re on `fleek´ with this dress.😉😊 I bought this dress in July but can´t seem to find it any more in the Zara website  but here are some options: 1st is this and 2nd is this in mustard and gray color.

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dress and sandals- Zara, sunglasses- H&M, bag- Bimba& Lola
What do you think? ;)

Hugs,

Che

PS: Linking up with Lindsay, Laura and Allison.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Monday Remix: Matchy-Matchy in Nude

Good morning, everyone!

So how´s the weekend? Mine´s been a cold one but hey, we´ve had the best summer in years and so I´m not complaining.  Anyway, here´s a typical outfit that I wear when the temp drops:

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Although, the trend nowadays is about lots of ruffles, cold shouders and bell sleeves, I still opt for my good old cashmere sweater. You can never go wrong with a cashmere sweater because it´s a basic, a keeper and doesn´t go out of trend anytime! Right? Right.

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I´ve noticed that I´m gravitating towards solid colors this year, maybe it´s the age or the lifestyle or both but I´m okay with it because they´re easy to mix and match.

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denim jacket, pants- Zara, cashmere sweater- local store, tote bag- Purificacion Garcia, flats- Aldo
So what are you wearing lately? Has fall/autumn already landed on your doorstep?

Hugs,

Che


PS: Linking up with Rachael, Lauren and Erin. Join us! :)



Friday, September 15, 2017

Flyday Friday: Nájera

Good morning, my luvs!

Finally, after like a gazillion promises here´s a short travel post for today to share with you. :)

Aside from the world famous paella, Spain´s gastronomy wouldn´t be complete without it´s wines. In fact, one of the most sought after region for wine connaisseurs in the world is the La Rioja region.These pics were taken sometime in September(last year, eeep!) when the harvest season began. We visited a touristy town called Nájera in La Rioja. Here´s what I wore:

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striped buttondown, shoes and bag- Massimo Dutti, pants- Mango, twill jacket- Zara
A visit to one of La Rioja´s pueblos, isn´t complete without stopping along the roadside to look at the grapes and a sneaky pic of the ripened grapes ready for harvesting. It´s quite tempting to plop a few on my mouth but they´re strict in here so photos only please and no grape tasting!

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Do you see that red cliff on the photo? This place was once used as a hiding place during the Moor invasion and wine cellar by the people a long time ago. In fact, the old houses here were constructed by excavating through the rocks and that´s how the town was built. Nájera came from the Arabic word ¨Naxara¨ meaning ¨built between the rocks¨.
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buttondown, bag(old), slip-ons- Massimo Dutti, twill jacket- Zara, pants- Mango
I´m ending this post with a costumary door photo of the Church of the Holy Cross( Sta. Cruz). You know me and doors, we bond really well especially if the church is almost 400 years old!

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I hope you enjoyed this short post. It´s been in my draft folder since last year and it´s about time to finally launch it since I might be going back to Najera tomorrow for it´s 12th Puncho(Tapa) Contest which has been going on for a few days now. If you happen to visit La Rioja don´t forget to visit this place, it´s worth it!

Til the next post. :)

Hugs,

Che

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

WIWW: The Wrap Around Skirt

Heeeeeyyyy!

How are you? I know it´s been like almost three months(!!!) since my last post, it´s been a while isn´t it? No apologies here because I know you´ll be hearing the same reason again and again --- real life took over blogger life, big time, hehe.

Anyway, summer´s in full swing while the sales are about to end. It´s a good thing that I was able to snatch this top and skirt up before they´re finally sold out. They´re so comfy, mind you!

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My style´s gone super minimalist these days and with this heat, a T-shirt, a wrap around skirt which is becoming one of my favorite sale find and some leather slides( a la Birkenstock) combo is my go to uniform almost every day. The less clothes we put on, the better it is, right?  Never mind that I look like a stump in these slides but they´re sooo light.  Just don´t forget the sunglasses and sunblock and we´re good to go and conquer the sun!

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top- Zara, skirt- Stradivarius, sunglasses- Massimo Dutti, bag- Bimba&Lola, sandals- local store

So what´s your go to combination this season? Love to hear from you!


Hugs,

Che




Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WIWW: Color Blocking in Dusty Rose and Blue

Good morning, everyone!

How´s your week so far? So here I am again after a month of not posting anything, hahaha! Anyway, with all the shades of pink that has been trending this spring, I couldn´t help but pick a few tops in my favorite shade, dusty rose and pair it with a dark blue culottes:

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Pardon the grumpy face, we took these pics in a flash (pun intended) at someone´s garage door and so it was a flurry of clicks and we´re gone before  the owner can even say ¨hello and ask ¨whatchudoin on my garage door ¨. 😅

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I also upgraded my bag collection with a faux snakeskin printed crossbody bag in yep, pink(and red), hehehe. Mango is killing it in the bag department lately. This season there are a lot of really cute bags with affordable prices and I was able to buy a few without breaking the bank nor waiting for the sales season. That´s great isn´t it? ;)

The culottes are from Primark´s last winter sale. Although I´m loving their length, it´s a little bit big on me and so I´m giving this to my Mom. I´m sure she would like this style because it looks like a skirt but it´s a pair of pants. It´s sooo comfy, it´s too bad it´s big on me!

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top- Stradivarius, culottes- Primark, crossbody bag- Mango, shoes- Zara
So, are you crazy for pink too? Enjoy the mid week! :)

Hugs,

Che


PS: Linking up with Lindsay, Victoria and Allison and Lauren. Visit us! :)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Monday Remix: Stripes and Cut-offs

Hello, hellooo!

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Today, I´ve decided to put on some metallic stripes instead of the pink overloaded that has taken over everyone´s closet this season. Oh and I did cave in and bought a pink top ( just one beacause  I already have a growing collection from several years of ¨curating¨ the color ) and you´ll be seeing it soon. But for now, here are some stripes to break the monotone that´s pink that you´re seeing in everyone´s blog:

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top(old) and jeans- Pull & Bear, crossbody bag- Bimba & Lola


Have a lovely week, dears!

Hugs,

Che

Monday, April 3, 2017

Monday Remix All Blue and Fuchshia

Good morning, my darlings!

Finally, it´s spring, yay! Have you done your spring cleaning? ;)

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I have but then last weekend, the temperatures dropped to winter-y levels and so I´m back to my thick puffer jacket again. What´s new? This is one of those times of the year where the weather turns bright and summery to cold---- freezing cold in like... a day? Anyway, on those days where it´s sunny, I make do with a thick sweater/jumper like this one I´m wearing:

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It´s quite thick and warm still ( no need to put on a jacket with it) and colored blue which pairs well with my dark indigo and black jeans too. Oh and speaking of colors and trends here´s a new addition to my clutch collection, a fuschia colored yummy clutch from Massimo Dutti:

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I got this from the latest winter sales. Since I already have a lot of pink stuff in my closet, I thought this lovely leather clutch would match perfectly with my spring and summer outfits which could either be in chambray, white or black because I´m boring like that. 😄

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sweater- Stradivarius, jeans- H&M, shoes- Zara, clutch- Massimo Dutti

So what colors are you buying lately for spring? Have a lovely week, y´all! :)

Hugs,

Che

PS: Linking up with Molly, Lauren.


Monday, March 6, 2017

Monday Remix: Olive Green

Good morning, everyone!

I´m making the most of the cool weather before spring starts here in my city. It´s definitely getting warmer in here although we still get very low temps in the morning and later in the day when  the sun sets.

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I´m on the ¨green phase¨ ( you know me and my color phases, lol!) right now and tend to  collect favor colors like khaki, olive green and military green. This plaid scarf is my latest addition to my growing collection, oops! I bought this at my local accessories store and got a 20% discount, the perks of being friends with the owner.😻

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Everything that I´m wearing are quite old and my favorite stuff to mix and match during the autumn- winter season except for the scarf which is relatively new. As for these olive green booties, I´ve noted that it did not get much attention than it derserved and so I´m wearing it as much as possible nowadays. To tell you the truth though, I´m weaing my walking shoes from Zara more than these ones, hahaha!

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coat- Massimo Dutti, top- Primark, bag(old)- Bimba&Lola, scarf- local store, suede booties- Wonders


Have a lovely week ahead, my luvs!

Hugs,

Che


PS: Linking up with Molly.