Wednesday, November 8, 2017

WIWW: The Week That Was

Hello, my luvs!

The cold weather caught on us finally and... it looks like we jumped directly to winter! So the past week, I wore nothing but jackets, jumpers and my favorite black sneakers. Here´s a rundown of what I did last week

1. The hubz and I went to our centuries old and very coquette cemetery  to visit our loved ones on November 1. It was a dreary day but the sun came out in time for lunch so yey for that! :)

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2. The day after, I decided to do some window shopping at the mall. I saw this very cosy and toasty top at Zara. Love the stripes and the color combo too(I ´ve got a tote bag and mules to match with it, matchy-matchy, hehe) but the practical gal in me decided to let it go. I needed a long sleeved top because it´s winter, you know and I want my arms to feel warm too.

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3. The weekend is for cultivating the mind and soul or make that every 1st Saturday of the month because I always make it a point to attend a classical concert at my city´s Museum of  Fine Arts. Yes, we´re spoiled like that and yes too, I look like the postwoman aka the bumblebee in my bright yellow jacket. The day´s still dreary with occasional rain showers and so I needed a full blast of color to brighten my day.😌😊

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4. Sunday was the coldest and wettest day of the week but that never stopped me from going out because who never says no to a free buffet meal? I just bundled up thick. Don´t mind the double chin. This was a ¨take a photo of me here,  no one´s coming yet¨  situation and so we just have to seize that moment, right?

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After looking at all of these photos, I´ve noticed that I´ve been using the same cross body bag the whole week because I´m like that, I wear what I only see outside of my closet, lol!

And you? What have you done last week?


Hugs,

Che


PS: Linking up with Lindsay, Allison and Laura.


Monday, November 6, 2017

Monday Remix: Khaki Monochrome

Good morning, everyone!

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I´m showing you another outfit from my short Portuguese escapade about three weeks ago. As I was telling you last week, the weather there was still summery and so I made use of this shirt dress again and went for a monochromatic look in khaki:

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I always love a good monochromatic get-up because it´s pleasing to the eye, elongating and it looks chic. The funny thing was that I didn´t notice that the background was in green (and white)  as well until my aunt and my friends pointed it out to me when they saw these pics in my FB page. Looking at it now, my look blended really well with the background. 😊😉😃

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shirt dress- Zara, tote bag-Longchamp le Pliage, sandals- Primark, sunglasses- Massimo Dutti

I first wore the shirt dress last spring with a multi-colored chevron weaved bag and flat gladiator sandals:

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I´m planning to remix this dress again as a duster coat  but when, that´s the big question because the weather´s turned wintry on us these days!

So have you been remixing your shirt dresses too?

Hugs,

Che


PS: Linking up with Laura and Lauren.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

WIWW: Fall Floral Skirt

Hellooo!!!

Here´s what I wore when  the hubz and I went on a long weekend trip to Portugal two weeks ago. The weather´s so summery that I only packed nothing but this skirt, a shirt dress, sandals!

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skirt- Zara,  sunglasses- Massimo Dutti, mules- Marypaz

I bought this skirt from the summer sales. No one really picked this one out because who would want to wear a dark and thick floral skirt in the middle of summer? No, I don´t but hey, I always think about the future and so she( I always call my skirts and dresses a she,lol!) went home with me. Glad that I did because for me, she´s the perfect skirt  to wear in autumn/fall. Just pair a short sleeved top and mules/sandals with it for those warm weather days and...

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a jumper/sweater with tights and boots/booties or whatever shoes you like wearing on those chilly days and you´re done! This is quite a nice transition dressing piece, don´t you think?😉

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I hope you´re enjoying your Wednesday and oh, Happy Halloween! 😽😽😽


Hugs,

Che


PS: Linking with Allison and Laura. Join us!


Monday, October 30, 2017

Monday Remix: White and Gray

Good morning, my darlings!

The weather´s getting loco in here, one day the temperature drops to 12ºC and then the next day it´s up again to 25ºC. Frankly, I don not know whether to take out all of my cold weather sweaters or keep my summer tops still in my closet drawers. What a dilemma climate change brings!

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Anyway, this is my usual go to look when I´m feeling( pun intended) under the weather, a light colored top and gray jeans for a clean aesthetic look. The faux suede mules also help when it´s too hot to cover all of your feet but still need to cover your toes because you know that it gets chilly later. Know what I mean?

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top(very old), jeans- Zara, bag- Bimba & Lola

It looks like Halloween is just around the corner, are your pumpkins carved and ready?


Hugs!

Che



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 cross body 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 anything 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 accessory 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


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 can 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 dressing 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 color blocking autumn combination?

Happy mid-week!


Hugs,

Che


PS. Linking up with Lindsay, 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 slipons 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 shoulders 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