Share ideas with you, mixing different pieces and styles…
DRESSY & CHIC
CASUAL & SPORT
My grandma’s sweater
Once more time, I am recycling, so lastly, I am going to be an authentic “recycler”. This time it is about a woolen pullover which meets the requirements to be 100% vintage. It has been made by my grandmother 25 years ago, and it is in perfect conditions.
I am not really a trends follower, as you know, I follow trends that I love and that are fitting with my body and my style, and I am a pullovers lover, so it was the ideal time to look for this sweater and use it again.
I can remember perfectly my grandmother knitting this pullover, she made it also for my brothers. I cannot use them because they are really small 😥
So, I share with you this fantastic outfit thanks to my grandma, who left treasures like this. So, my intention it is invite you to recycle and create new outfits with some hidden items in your wardrobe.
Navy & Black
Simple outfit I wanted to share with you as many friends ask me to do it.
Starting by shoes, as they are the origin of the outfit. The navy upper with some black print and small ornament in green are doing a basic shoe easy to wear with basics colors as black or navy, at least for me navy is a basic…
It is not only basic because the colors, but also because the style. These shoes are really comfortable, small heel and wide last, it seems you are wearing sneakers…
The trousers are a basic of Zara, that I bought 3 years ago, and the t-shirt another basic from Uniqlo, made with a great cotton quality, by the way they have already opened Madrid store, recommended visit, you can find basic garments at good prices.
Last, but not least, the bag, it is giving some color at the outfit. This is an special bag style, I love Lupo’s bags, and this one called abanico is my favorite.
Once again, I hope this can inspire you.
Bonita del Norte
T- shirts, are that garment that you can wear with shorts, pants, jeans, skirts or miniskirts, also with sneakers, sandals, heels, stilettos or blucher, or with any type of jacket, blazer or sweater… Not all tees are able to use with any of these clothes, but the one I am sharing with you, is perfect for any outfit.
It is a basic white tee, but it is different. The message is very singular, mainly if you are from the North of Spain. For me it is special, not only because I am from the North, but also because it was a friend’s present for my birthday. My friend is who is friend of this t-shirt designer, Elsa Poveda.
I leave you the link where you can read a little bit more about Elsa.
Cupro blouse, the eco-friendly fabric
I told you about cupro time ago, in this link you can read a little bit more about this wonderful fabric.I love it for several reasons, it is a recycled material, it is really easy to wear, it is breathability and freshness.
So, I share with you a black and white outfit with some of my favorites garments, the blouse and the sneakers.
Starting for the blouse, it has been made with cupro fabric, and I love the big sleeves with the embroidery. It is from Zara, and it is great that big companies like Inditex Group, has this commitment with the environment.
The sneakers are one of my favorite Nike styles, Flyknit Racer, right now Nike does not produce it any more, however there are very similar models, but you know I follow my own fashion… ?
Finally, this jean, is a Calcedonia basic pant, but it stylizes body shape a lot, so I highly recommend you try it.
That is all! I hope that you find this article useful.
Cheap & Chic
I get some compliments each time I wear these garments, and that is the reason I want to share with you. It is a very simple and cheap outfit, easy to wear and chic and the same time.
Starting from tank top, is a basic H&M cotton top, which a small ornament in the neckline, is so small than you can even appreciate.
Following by the shorts, it is an old Levi´s jean, which I converted into short last Summer.
Finally, the transparent blouse, dress or whatever you want to call it, I bought it in Zara two Summers ago, it is comfortable, fresh, very original, and cheap.
That is all for today, I hope this can be useful for you.
I want to share with you fresh and light garments for these hot Summer days, like this dress with lemons, just the print gives me a freshness sensation.
This dress has a story which all women have lived at any time. I bought it 3 years ago in a town on the coast, I saw it in the window of a small shop when I was going to the beach. So in the afternoon I went to do some shopping, actually I was looking for this dress 😉 , and of course I bought it!. It was a really great purchase, I am still using, it is freshness and really comfortable. The brand is called Mythe Clothing
About the sandals I have another short story, these were from a friend of mine, she gave me last Summer, and I am in love with them. I share with you the link of the brand, where you can find not only this style, called Ibizas, but also other beautiful designs. The web is called Alohassandals
Finally, the bag, I bought it 5 years ago, and I have to say that Lupo is always creating very original bags with high quality. I love this style because it is quite special, and the design is amazing. In the web of Lupo you can appreciate the fantastic bag collections they have.
Enjoy the Summer!
The wedding of the year !!!!
The wedding of the year, the main reason is not because this is the only wedding I going to assist this year, the main reason is because it is my brother’s wedding.
So, for this special moment, I wanted to design and create my own dress, so I ask for help to my mother, and go!
One of the things that is doing this dress special is the fabric, we bought this textile in a very special store in down town Madrid, called Julián López. I highly recommend to visit this store if you want to find some special fabric, and this time, we choose a silk tulle of Dolce & Gabanna with embroidery flowers.
We decide to design a simple but different dress. Simple because the fabric has life enough, and different thanks to asymmetric neckline, which give dynamism to this garment.
Related to accessories, shoes and clutch were basics with different colors to create a more youthful look, and simple, to give extraordinary prominence to the headdress.
Indeed, the headdress was “the accessory”, as it was matching with the dress in a very and creating a special outfit together.
As special as the headdress’ designer, she is called Eva, she is developing her own brand called Lowla. She is designing really original and amazing pieces which doing with love are the perfect complement for your dress. You can find more info about Eva in the link, be careful!! because you are going to fall in love with their headdress.
I hope this inspire you!
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…
Spanish Style Kimono
I wanted to share with you this blazer, as I love it.
I like the style, it has a very typical Spanish influence thru the embroidery, which brings inspiration from mantón de Manila. Also, the design, it is amazing the mix between kimono shape with very Spanish floral style print, thus becoming a casual garment.
Another important thing; the brand is Zara. That makes easy to buy, and brings the possibility to get garments which will be not easy to buy if you get the traditional ones, as they are hand made with silk.
So, this are the main reasons I desired to share this with you. If you are lovers of this Spanish style, this is the opportunity to get one special garment with a beautiful design at the best price you will find ever. 😉
I hope you like it!
Ioanna Kourbela, original Greek designer!
I want to share with you this special sweater from Ioanna Kourbela, Greek designer, which I discovered last Autumn, during a travel to Athens.
I consider this sweater a very original garment, because of it shape, creative design and the fabric. The cotton used for this piece is great as it is an optimal material for almost all seasons. During Spring with a light tank, or even in Winter, with a warmer tee below.
I bought this sweater together with cardigan, both made with the same fabric, and about the cardigan, you can wear in hundreds of ways. When the weather is nice I will share with you some of these original and fun positions.
Here you have the link to Ioanna Kourbela’s web, where you can buy on line their original pieces, or enjoy different ideas about some garments´ position.
I hope this help you.
Black & Navy
Happy to share with you this outfit, I love this skirt, it is quite special for me. Raw material is neoprene, and I found it not only original but also versatile. The surprise is that it is not only a skirt, you can use it like a cape with a blazer or jacket. Also, you can wear like strapless top with a beautiful belt and your jeans.
The brand Sohung Designs, Tom, the designer, born in Asia, he studied in NYC, where you can buy their collections. So, if you go to New York, I recommended you visit Chelsea market, you could find a small shop of Sohung into the market and buy there some of their original garments.
I said you I recommend you visit Chelsea market, but I would like to say it is a visit in your New York to do list, beautiful stores and great places to eat.
Finally, the color’s combination, black and navy, it is one of the mixtures that I love, it was trendy times ago, I do not really think it is a fashion trend right now, but I follow my own style and I love this mix a lot.
I hope this can inspire you.
Once upon a time a rescued short…
…which I found in a closet last Summer at my parents’ home. It remembers me special things such as, it had been done by my mother when I was 15 years old, and it was a skirt before… so this beautiful short of pure wool is like a treasure. When I tried it, and feel it very comfortable, I decide to keep it. And this Winter, one day I found the way to use it. This nice short has more than 20 years-old…
Another old garment is my scarf, I think you have seen it before in any other outfit, I love it, it is quite old too. In fact, I bought it in 2010 in a return trip Las Vegas, it was great work trip, in which we were “trapped” in New York for a day.
I wish all the life entrapment were like this. Great memories from that special day that I enjoyed with three colleagues, it was magical. Besides that, I love the scarf, because I like it but also because it remembers me that unforgettable trip. And yes, it was a work trip to remember… that happens when you like your work!
Finally, the sneakers, I bought them in November of last year. It is a very old model of Nike, in fact, the first Cortez were launched in 1971 … so they are new and old at the same time!
I share with you the same outfit with heels, just in case you like it. I think it is a very different combination which can be right for a working day.
Once again, I encourage you to look for those old things that are in your closet and you can find an utility form them.
Once upon a time dress with trouser…
I want to share with you this outfit, I like a lot this idea to combine dress with pant. I didn´t know this is becoming a fashion style. And this Summer, I bought a special hoodie which I wear like a dress, and like a sweater with a jean. I have used in both ways, because I like to give different choices to the same garments.
Last week, we have a work party, and one friend of mine suggested me this look. In fact, she lent me the “dress”. So, I combined this item with a leather pants creating a very bold outfit. You can create very diverse options, breaking the color block, using different pants or dress, even mixing textures and so on-
I encourage you to create your own style.
Reinventing the closet
I love mixing styles, old and new garments. Here any other recycled outfit, as all the garments are at least 3 years old. So, with this post I would like to give you some ideas for mixing your items, and enhance you recycle. It will be nice also for protecting environment.
I will focus in a couple of matters. Form one side, the blazer, as I believe it is doing very stylish this outfit with sneakers. It is from The Extreme Collection, it is old, but they have very similar and beautiful collections.
I recommend you visit this Spanish brand, manufactured in Madrid. They crate garments with high-quality fabrics and great designs which are very well tailored.
From the other side, I would like to remark the garments overlapping with the blue marine cardigan and the blazer with a Nike sneakers. This Nike sneakers are one of my favorite styles. These shoes are also old, this design is not available any more, however you can find similar sneakers with retro style, such us Internationalist. I love them too!
I hope I have been able to inspire you.
Just changing your footwear…
For these Autumn days with Summer temperatures, in which we do not know what we can wear, I find the solution in some basic garments. So I share with you this outfit, with white tee and dark jeans, as I think is basic and really useful if you want to create different styles.
In the first picture, I decide to mix with sneakers, by the way this is my favorite sneakers style for Summer, really fresh and comfortable. I was wearing like cover a blue jean jacket.
The second style, I combined these basics with a women blucher. I find this super original, their construction with open panels, is doing them very unique. Like cover in this case I chose a black blazer, creating a more casual outfit, which is also able as working outfit if your dress code is not too much dressy.
The last one, with heels, of course. I add a belt with a laze to give feminine style. As cover I took a leather jacket, to give more modern and fresh style. If you chose a black blazer you can also wear like working outfit.
So, that is all, I hope you like it, and look for your basics into your wardrobe to create very different outfits just changing your footwear.
Rebels, The Hip Tee
Rebel, like the t-shirt, I like its message and I love the fringes, even they are on fashion or not, I am fringes lover, so I am wearing because of that.
Here I share with you 3 different ideas with this t-shirt, from The Hip Tee. One of them is with a short jean, which I have cut by myself, with my black Converse, getting some informal style.
Another option, with sneakers and black jeans, I chose black for the pants as I consider more harmonic. This is the most easier outfit.
Finally, the one I like more, pencil skirt and heels. Regarding the skirt, it is from Zara, and it is quite old, it has many years… but it has become one of my basics in the back of my wardrobe. As I want to give more dressed style even the tee, I selected some sandals with heels, and then I used this outfit for a working day.
Once again I hope you can get some ideas, and the most important, I would like to encourage you to wear whatever you want to wear, even if it is the most fashionable garment or not…
Flower Power Dress
I am happy to share this dress for several reason.
First of all, it is that it has been a resounding success in the office. Not only the floral print, but also the style. It is a t-shirt dress quite different as the volume in the bottom is giving it a very feminine touch. In addition, it is very comfortable and useful, and of course, something that I love, with pockets.
Another reason, you can buy it at great price, it is from Zara´s new collection. It is one of those styles that belongs to middle season collections, so they are not producing a lot of units, then I guess it is not going to be too much time in store. My advice if you like it, but it.
Finally, I share with you a couple of ideas about how maximize this Autumn. In the picture I am wearing with sandals like a Summer look, as here, the weather is still allowing Summer clothes. And I consider to wear with boots as good choice for some “cold” days, let say Spanish cold. And of course, one of my favorite outfits is going to be with sneakers, giving a more informal touch.
I hope this help you!
Vintage and handmade by my mom!
Reusing again, I always encourage you do it. This time it is not only about recycling, but also about doing whatever you like to do. This time, this is about design and create your own garments.
Let me share with you this simple outfit: jean and blouse.
Starting from the jean, it is my favorite right now, I bought this Levi´s one year ago, and I love it. In the link you can see another outfit with the same jean
Regarding the blouse, cotton fabric with blue and green squares drawing. It is quite old; it came from my mother’s old closet. It is handmade from herself and it is really super vintage, as she was wearing when she was 30 years old. That is why I always encourage you to search and reuse old pieces.
Lastly, a short note about this great heel sandals, which are the most comfortable sandals I have never had. The brand is Vialis, super nice Spanish footwear brand. And of course the bag, it is from Lupo and this style is called abanico, it is one of my favorites bags.
I hope this inspire you to do what you want.
Trying to define this garment, I would say it is a sweater, however I love to wear it like a dress. In fact, I wear like that, with a short jean which you can see, and in this way it looks like a dress.
The typical use is like a sweater with jeans and some shoes, sneakers or even heels. Actually, I am thinking on using it with some tights and sneakers this coming Winter.
I share this clothes for several reasons. First of all, I consider really original, even it is a sweater, the pleating neck and the ruffles at the bottom with this transparent fabric, are giving some special touch to this garment.
Another reason, it is the multiple uses and styles you can get with this sweater depending your footwear, or even your jeans.
And the most important motive is it was a great purchase. I bought it in New York at Century 21, and I highly recommend you visit this department store if you go to NYC. In this shopping center you can find very original and special garments, shoes and bags from great designers at this store at really good prices, in fact this is like an outlet in the middle of this amazing city.
Concretely this garment is from Maison Martin Margiela, but you can find special pieces of hundreds of designers. I recommend you go shopping here. You do not regret this visit.
Like in a Wedding
One of my favorites hobbies is imaging clothes and tailor them. Usually, some ideas coming to my mind are quite special, and it is not easy to wear them in the day to day. So, I take advantage when I have to go to some distinct events, to imagine what I would like to wear, and then, create it.
Related to this dress, I took inspiration from Giambattista Vali, I love the femininity of their designs, and the definition of their patterns, remarking the woman shapes.
Regarding the fabric, I choose silk organza with floral print. I am a flowers lover, and the wedding was in September so, this type of motifs is still a good choice, in addition I consider this prints really dynamics. These floral textile search was a challenge, because the style was not able to tailor in all type of fabrics, so I went to Julián Lopez in Madrid, and I found my fabric really quick, it was love at first sight.
Therefore, here you can see some dress pictures, not only with the idea to inspire you but also, and more important, to demonstrate yourself that you can do whatever you want to do, just do it!
Let me encourage you to discover those desires you have inside your heart, because sometimes, we do not allow ourselves to develop them. With the time, you realize when you do it, you feel so happy!