Accessories are just as important as the outfit, creating a special mix for your total look…
SHOES & SNEAKERS
How magic is the life! I have a beautiful example about that with this headdress. When Eva, Lowla’s designer said to me: “I have on my mind the headdress you do wear in your brother’s wedding.
I am not using to wear headdress at weddings, so I thought: “if I do not dare to wear it, what will I say to Eva?… “.
Eva asked me for a piece of cloth of the dress, I gave her the biggest cutting I have, but even though it was really small, so my thinking was: “I do not really know what it is possible to do with that small piece of fabric…”.
But, something magical happened, when Eva brought me the first test of the headdress, I was speechless!
She is very careful about details as those little things make the difference, and she has a special art to design and create these small artistic treasures, in fact, she was telling me all the time: “I am visualizing you with these headdress, trust me…”
It was the first time I was going to wear an accessory on my head, but it has been very special for me, indeed I felt it was mimicking with the dress, and I was really happy.
Everything was great, and that is what happens when you let things be. Magic does not stop surprising you, and life gives you more than you would never have imagined.
Thanks Eva for so much love!
Cortez, classic sneaker on trend again, as only Nike can do it! and my Cortez is the perfect example, it is not from seventies, and it is not from this or last season. It is about 10 years ago. Which demonstrate that Cortez has been always “the sneaker”.
I consider this style, one of the best sneakers to wear with skirts or dresses, its slim and stylish design makes Cortez a very feminine and beautiful sneaker for ladies.
Here is the outfit, some basic garments, and the historic Cortez. It is historic not only because Nike create a style full of personality, which is still alive, but also because the film, Forrest Gump. We are still remembering phrases like: “mum said you can know about people for the shoes they wear”, and it is very true, shoes say about us more than we think…
I went last weekend to Valencia. It was a very pleasant visit for me. Walking around their streets bring some beautiful remembers to my mind about years ago, and also this beautiful sanadals which I saw in a window while I was going around.
The brand is Massimo Dutti and I can’t resist to buy them.
I found them really easy to wear in Summer with totally black or white outfit, or even with jeans.
I just share just in case you like, as you can buy in a store or directly in the web, but do it quickly as it is almost stock out.
I have found some accessories in my wardrobe to combine them, as this old candy bag which I love. What do you think about that.
I want to share with you the happiness of receiving special present like this, and specially coming from a pretty special person.
I would like to explain you also the history about these original things. Which I love for several reasons. One of those, the materials, they are made with Liberty fabrics. I love Liberty prints, as they are colorful and very dynamic. In some occasion I share with you their history. I highly recommend you visit Liberty store if you are in London.
Another reason they are hand made in Spain by Le Coccoline. Carolina is the name of this Spanish girl who is designing and creating each bag with love and great perfection.
Finally, just let you know you can order your Coccoline, you can check in Instagram the wide range of prints she has. I have order some Coccolines for my Christmas presents.
Great items made with love which are really beautiful and useful.
Today, I want to share with you a Spanish Footwear Brand with high quality shoes, it is called Miss García, it born in Asturias and lead and designed by Elena García, who has a special grace to create and bring this unique shoes to life.
Let me tell you some interesting tips of Miss García.
- These shoes are handmade in Spain, in a completely artisan way with great sensitivity and dedication, let say they are made with love.
- Miss Garcia takes care about quality, then they are using greatness leathers from very different places, which is doing very special and original creations, always with a feminine and special style.
- Last, but not least, there are some styles which you can customize as you want, so you can choose the heel, type of leather and color between a very big range.
Indeed, there are some place where you can find customize shoes, however Miss García is adding some different touch such as special leathers, very comfortable patterns and a great colors assortment which allows you to create the perfect pair of shoes for that special event or even more, your dreamer shoes.
In the pictures you can see one of the styles you can customize nowadays.I hope this can help you if you are looking for those special shoes…
Black & White
Black and white, timeless combination. You can wear it at any time of the year.Actually, white pants are more typical for Spring or Summer season, so during Winter I usually wear this type of outfit in the other way around, black pants and white shirt…
However, let me give you some tips about this outfit. It is a very simple idea which well combined can be original.
Black blouse in silk fabric, this is one of those basics that we always have in our wardrobe. In fact, this one has few years. I bought it when I was living in Paris in a special French brand, Maje. Fortunately, you can find now easily in most of the countries, and if not you can buy on line.
What turns this shirt into a different basic is its collar with some ruffles. I freak out! In addition, now is on fashion. Even though, I do say that on trend or not, I would wear anyway. I consider ruffles very feminine and also perhaps very Spanish and I think they never pass, of course as long as they are not too excessive.
I consider this blouse supper useful, as it is very multifunctional. You can wear outside or inside your skirts and pants. Sometimes, I have wear outside with jeans and sneakers, as today, or with high boots and leggings in winter. And I have also dress inside my trousers and moccasins, or with a high waist skirt and heels, which is also very girlish.
With or without ruffles, I encourage you to have in your wardrobe some basic garments with some special details. This type of clothes is always ready to help you to complete an outfit, more sport or dressier but with a feminine and original touch, which will do your outfit basic but special.
Regarding the white jeans, it is a push up from Calzedonia. I will not invest too much in this type of pants, as I have done several times, and finally I get always the same conclusion, they become to lose the authentic color… as white is losing their whiteness with the time. This Calzedonia jean is fantastic, the fit is perfect and the price great.
Related to the sneakers, and let me say these are “the sneakers”. Those who know me a little bit, can confirm these are my favorite sneakers. Nike Flyknit Racer, also called Oreo, like cookies, for the mixture between black and white.
There are several reasons why I am in love with this model. They are super comfortable because the fact of being built with a single knit piece, is giving an extra adaptability. Ultra-light as they are created to run short distances with an amazing technology and lightness. Besides all, it is a very feminine style by its soft lines and stylized design. Last week I used them in a black dress and the whole was a success.
I hope it inspires you!
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Back into the routine, I would like to share with you one of the amazing discoveries of this Easter Holidays. Going around Tarifa to do some shopping we found Me Quieres, a wonderful shop where the retail experience is remarkable thanks to Bea, the kind owner of this great store.You can find singular brands from Europe or USA with special clothes, shoes bags and other accessories.
I will share with you more about this store soon, as is well worth visiting if you go to Tarifa. . But today I start with one of my purchases. It is this perfume oil, for those who know me know that I am a perfume lover, and when I smell this one I fell in love with it.
It is from RAGDOLL, an American brand from Los Angeles. It has really beautiful garments and accessories and this perfume is like an important piece of its collection. It is not easy to find in Spain, however you can find it in Tarifa.
It is handmade with natural ingredients ant it has a very pleasant smell; it is a kind of warm wood and sweet undertone, providing a suggestive softness.
Some curiosity about perfumes is the unconscious influence which aromas are producing in our memories and moods; in fact aromatherapy is now coming into vogue.
Regarding this perfume oil the three key components are sandalwood, amber and musk.Some interests about these three ingredients which can activate sensations and emotions are the following:
- Sandalwood, of Indian origin, it increases clam and harmony and attracts positive energy. It provides perfumes the woody taste.
- Amber, it enhances the sense of peace and comfort, increases creativity and also has attributed aphrodisiac properties.
- Musk, as curiosity, let share its origin, from a substance that is secreted by musk deer gland. However nowadays synthetic musks are being increasingly used, they imitate the natural ones giving smoother aroma. Highlight musk is characterized by its sensual and appeal features.
As summary I would say this perfume has a very special and singular smell.
Here you have the links of Me Quieres store location and Ragdoll website, where you can check the awesome collection of this American brand which you can find in Tarifa.
Black garments or basics
Dress in black again, using a variety of textiles and fabrics in the garments, and mixing diverse styles to get different flair. This time, I changed sneakers by heels creating a little bit dressy combination, and keeping the fun and harmony essence of this outfit.
The bluse is about cupro fabric, an eco-friendly fiber. For those interested in it, here the post where I explained the characteristics of this fabric, and where you can see another combination choice for this ecological shirt.
The jeans are from Calzedonia, one of the greatest features of these pants is their “push up” effect, thanks to some lateral sewing in the back area, which produces a shaping effect while enhancing the figure. These jeans not only have a phenomenal fitting, but also they are super comfortable. And let me say that their price is great.
Finally the shoes, I choose in green as it is one of my favorite colors. Shoes heel is not too high, and this is helping to keep dressy sport style. They are also quite retro, so I decide to mix with the flowing and wide blouse getting beautiful and stylish look.
The shoes brand is Chie Mihara, one of my favorites shoe designers for many reasons, one of them is the great raw materials quality and the manufacturing process attention. I leave you her webside link, in case you want to know more about her products.
Once again, I hope this can inspire you.
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Black, neutral and versatile color
Black outfits are always a fantastic choice. Black is a sober and elegant color which shape your body, in addition you can get the style you want, from more casual or minimalist to dressy, it just only depends on how you decide to mix your black garments. And of course, the final touch which will come from shoes and accessories.
I love mixing garments with different fabrics and diverse styles which allow me to create atypical outfits. So here I share with you a casual black outfit with a slight blue touch in the sneakers.
Knit sweater with batwing sleeves and ruffles, short and cinched at the waist. The sleeves style gives a look quite retro, and the flounces add the feminine elegance. Also being short and adjusted to the waist makes it sexy and cool.
Leather pants, quite tight with some elastane which makes it very comfortable, since it is be very adaptable to the body. Mid waist pants look great with this type of sweater, as it allows the garment to flow perfectly.
Finally the sneakers, Nike Flyknit Racer, it is one of my favorite’s styles. I am in love with the material, the design and the fit, really comfortable, since it is like wearing a sock. For this time, I choose a black and blue sneaker, which mix very nice with the leather pant. These two garments together, lightly reverse the dressy style coming up from the sweater.
If you want to be more formal, you just have to change the sneakers for some black booties or high heels. Booties must be always in black if you want to keep longer legs visual effect. In case of heels you can choose your prefer color, with black it will be more formal, with any other color you will be dynamic and fun style.
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This is what I did with the ball of XXL wool… a beautiful scarf.
I believe it is a great idea for you to do. It is very easy to knit, as you can make it with your hands and you do not need needles at all. In addition, it is really quick to get your scarf ready; you need less than one hour.
Related to the wool, it is 100% Merino Australian wool, which is one of the most appreciated wool for its quality, softness and ability to maintain body heat. It is also quite delicate, and with this XXL size design you must be extremely careful.
In relation to washing, it requires special care. However, this wool has several differences compared with other Merino wools, whether Australian or not. It is a result of its manufacturing process, which is slightly different to the standard one. It has gone through several processes of washing and degreasing, which make it so special. Then you can wash machine with cold water. And any other distinctive that for me it is very important: it does not smell like a sheep!
I bought it in Lanas Gato Negro, and they explained to me all this particularities, and in addition, even though the origin of the wool is from Australia, it has been manufactured in Spain.
It weighs a little bit but it is very hot, it does not scratch at all, and is super tasty. It exists in several colors; in this link Lanas Gato Negro you can find all the options they have, and also you can watch some videos about how to make it. It is super easy, believe me!!!
I am now thinking about the blanket … maybe for the next winter!!!
Wool: Lanas Gato Negro
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