Wednesday, September 28, 2016

WIWW: Wine Season

Hola, holaaa!

Wasn´t it just the other day that I was commenting about transitional pieces to wear here in the blog? Suddenly, we´re aready in the middle of the week. How time flies! Anyway, here´s what I wore last weekend while visiting the neighboring city of Logroño, the capital of La Rioja region:

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The original plan was to take some photos of the tradional ¨pisado de uvas¨ or grape treading to start the annual harvest for 2016 but the plan bombed because we got lost looking for a place to park and when we arrived at the palza, the place was jampacked already. So we headed back to one of the famous wineries instead and took some photos.

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This awesome corrugated structure is called Bodegas Ysios, a fine artwork and winery designed by the famous Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava. It´s located in the town of Laguardia in the La Rioja- Alavesa region of Spain. I had the chance to visit this winery which included wine tasting by the way late autumn of last year but wasn´t able to blog about it because student life ate a big chunk of my blogger life back then, hehe. I hope to tell you about it soon. ;)

Since it was an unusually warm day for a September , I only wore a light knitted top with jeans and flats.

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top- COS, jeans- Zara, bag- Bimba & Lola, flats- LK Bennett
And yep, you know that it´s wine season here because you´ll see lots of small trailer trucks filled with freshly harvested grapes on the road these days. :)

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Happy Wednesday!

Hugs,

Che

PS. Linking with Lindsay, Rachel, Victoria, Pumps and Push Ups, Lauren and Allison. Join us!





Monday, September 26, 2016

Monday Remix: Basic Transition Pieces for Fall

Happy Monday, dears!

Today is the 4th day of fall or autumn here in Europe and while the temperature may be dropping by the day in your side of the world, we´re still having warm sunny days in here.

Since it´s still a bit early to dress for the cold season, here are some basic transition pieces that I ´d like to talk about when it comes to fall dressing:

1. denim jacket- I have two shades of denim jackets, a lighter wash for spring and a darker wash for fall because it photographs well with the brownish red color of the leaves,hahaha! Whatever wash it is , a denim jacket will always be a classic transition piece in anyone ´s closet.



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2. animal prints - leopard is back on trend this season but hey, the more varied your animal print collection is the better and more choices you have to mix and match! Aside from a zebra and leopard printed top, I also have this cheetah printed short sleeved top which has become a closet staple of mine during fall and even during early spring when the weather´s still cold.

3. slip ons/ loafers- during those days when you need to walk a lot and don´t want to wear socks with your rubber/walking shoes. The alternative? Slip-ons or loafers beacause they´re easier to clean ( the inside part) than your rubber shoes.

4. dark cross body bag- although I´m a huge fan of tote bags, crossbody bags are much better because they´re hands free. Besides, the tote bag handles have this annoying habit of falling down my small shoulders whenever I wear a jacket, with a crossbody, that´s never a problem.

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denim jacket-Promod, top- Zara, shoes- Massimo Dutti, pants- Primark, bag- Bimba & Lola
So what are your basic transition pieces for fall?

Happy Monday!

Hugs,

Che

PS: Linking up with Molly, Patti, Lauren, Pam.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Monday Remix: Plum, Blue and Stripes

Good morning, everyone!

I´m slowly transitioning my wardrobe to fall. Although the weather´s still warm for some serious jacket wearing, my tops´ colors are getting darker everyday. ;)

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I´m wearing nothing new for this casual look because there´s nothing new with what they´re selling in the stores right now. Even the color trends for fall 2016 can be found right inside your closet: maroon/ burgundy, teal blue, red, mustard, emerald/dark green and the ubiquitous white which I´m sure we all have in our closets the whole year round.

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So stop, think and look inside our closets before doing the yearly fall shopping, shall we? ;)

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top- Promod, jeans- Blanco Suite, clutch and loafers- Massimo Dutti

Have a lovely week ahead, you all! :)

Hugs,

Che

PS: Linking with Molly, Lauren, Rachel, Patti and Allison.



Sunday, September 4, 2016

Monday Remix: Shorts Season... Still

Happy Monday, my luvs!

It´s still very much summer on this side of the world despite that it´s already the 4th of September. This year has really been strange, weather-wise. At this time, we could´ve been wearing light jackets or cardigans in the early morning or late evening at least but it´s still sleeveless and/ lightweight tops all  the way all day!

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It´s a good thing that I have a lot of lightweight tops to mix and match with my shorts and skirts and .. it´s never too early to dress for fall, no?

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This top is part of my orange addiction phase which comes and goes at least once a year. I don´t know why I like collecting  this color and it isn´t even my favorite, in fact, far from it but it´s always a go-to color of mine come fall and even spring though in a lighter shade (peach). And you, wha´s your fave go- to color?

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top- Sfera, shorts (very old)- Bershka, bag and sandals- Bimba & Lola

Hope you´ll have a n exciting and fulfilling week ahead!

Hugs,

Che

PS: Linking up with Lauren.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

WIIWW: Cullotes and a Silk Top

Good morning, dahlings!

You know me, I like breezy and comfy. I wore this outfit when the hubz and I had a day trip to Barcelona at the beginning of the month. It was sizzling hot( for real!) and as usual the main streets are jam-packed with tourists and everything in the Catalonian capital. If you´re there at that time, I could´ve bumped into you literally without you and me knowing it!

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I´m obsessed with culottes lately and although one of my closest friends didn´t agree with me when I bought this pair with her, I just smiled  and bought it anyway, hahaha!

You know that ¨situation¨ about shopping out with a friend? There are actually two sides of the story:

1. your friend convinces you to buy something and you buy it and then regret why you bought it later and ...
2. your friend discourages you when you like to buy something that you really like because she thinks that you don´t look good in it but you buy it anyway because your gut feeling tells you so.

I usually opt for number 2 and although my friend and I argue like lawyers in the dressing room over the pros and cons on buying that thing, my gut feeling always has the final say and that is the moral of the situation, err, shopping with the girlfriend story. ;)

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I paired the culottes with a silk top which I scored from the sales last year, a late summer sale buy which has been lying dormant in my closet for a year. If  this top could talk, it would´ve have said: ¨Finally, thanks for airing me out, Che!¨, lol.

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top, sandals- Massimo Dutti, culottes- Sfera, bag- Longchamp le Pliage
So how´s the week so far? I hope you´re enjoying it. :)

Hugs!

Che

PS: Linking with Lindsay.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Monday Remix: Good Ole Blue Jeans and some Mustard

Good morning, everyone!

As usual, real life has gone hectic lately and so blogger life had to take a back seat the nth time. ;) The hubz and I are making the most of what´s left of his summer vacation and that includes visiting old faves like Saint Jean de Luz in the south of France.

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You know that summer´s about to end when you find an almost deserted beach on a weekend.

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It was a cool day yesterday, cloudy but not so cold either and so I wore my good ole pair of jeans with a flowy top with lace see through trimming and flats coz there´ll be lots of  walking strolling near the beach. No dipping for this gal unless it´s 30 ºC outside, hahaha!

I´m favoring tote bags (to store the cardigan/ light jacket once it gets really cold aside from my kitchen sink, lol) and mustard lately, they´re perfect to pair with black or white and is a classic fall color. You know me, I aways like to dress a season ahead although most of the time I´m always late in catching up with trends. ;)

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necklace- Purificacion Garcia, bracelet and bangle- Massimo Dutti

The truth is, I´m quite ready for fall. Are you?

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top and jeans- Zara, tote bag- Furla, flats- LK Bennett


Have a lovely week, my darlings!

Hugs,

Che


PS: Linking with Molly, Rachel, Patti and Allison. Join us! :)

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

WIWW: Pink Gingham

Hi, there!

So what do you wear when you visit old castles on a very hot day like  30ºC+ hot? I opt for a pair of shorts and a really flowy cotton top for comfort while walking non-stop and climbing steep stairs.

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A good walking shoes helps too and as for the top, I don´t go for sleeveless not only because I have flabby arms( hehe!) but I don´t want to get sunburned. So I always go for tops with sleeves.

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Lately, I´m favoring gingham tops. It´s  a plus that it´s in a shade of light pink and pleated at the back. I love tops with quirky details be it a pocket, buttons or pleats. This sort of fits the bill.

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While a lot of women like wearing dresses during summer, I always go for shorts. I don´t have a thigh gap so you can´t imagine how icky it feels when your sweaty inner thighs rub each other as you walk (TMI sorry) and with shorts/jeans that solves the problem. :)

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gingham top, slip ons, sunglasses- Massimo Dutti, shorts(old)- Bershka,

So what´s your go to summer wear?

Hugs!

Che

PS: linking up with Lindsay.