Black & Gold

I am back from my holidays with a tan as souvenir, time for gold…

I have never been to keen on gold but this is changing maybe because I love it paired with black. Also I realized that having a warm undertone in my skin gold actually looks really good on me!

These are a few things I have been wearing lately:

Dolce Vita sandals, gold looks amazing over tanned skin, these t shaped leather sandals are understated and elegant for summer nights.

Primark earrings, I don’t usually find anything I like at Primark but I loved these and for 3€ you can´t go wrong.

Bulgary Jasmin Noir, I love Bulgary’s perfumes, this has an strong licorice smell and for some reason I find it very appropriate for summer hot nights. Also I adore the packaging : )

Finally my cheap take for the House of Harlow necklace. I had this on sale for 3€, yes I am a cheap accessories person.

What color pairings are you wearing lately?

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Back on white

Finally I found my white jeans, I have been wearing them non stop till this week. Now is so hot is all shorts, skirts and dresses.

This pic is from last week with my favorite stripped top from Cos. On Saturday I had an all white outfit with my James Perse v-neck, love it…I could wear white all summer long.

I am planning on adding some makeup posts to the blog, now my closet it´s almost what I wanted to be I am doing the same thing with skincare and makeup, editing and simplifying my routines, finding the holes and filling them.

My first hole is makeup brushes so I am planning getting them as a present for my birthday in September, so expect more on that soon….

Do you have the same approach to makeup as clothing?

New things

I have been looking for a pair of nude shoes for the summer for a while, at first I thought in a pair of heels but I rather have flats. These ones from Zara are dressy enough for work but can also be wear at the weekends.

I can’t resist a chunky necklace, my boyfriend says I am like a magpie always attracted by shiny things, this one is from H&M 9,99€ : ) I like this other one as well.

Silver grey

The weather is getting warmer, today I went out without the jacket!

I don’t usually post pictures where you can see accessories, so here is one.  I tend to wear more pendants in the summer with t shirts. I got this James Perse t shirt on Hautelook for less than half price and I still find it expensive, but I love the neckline in James Perse v necks and the quality is also good so I am happy with it (also I bought another one in light grey, you know shipping costs).

Denim shirt

I am sick this week, lay down in the sofa. My life is miserable so I need some online retail therapy.

I have been eyeing this Monki shirt  for a while, I would like to buy a boyfriend denim shirt but no too

thick so I can layer it under sweaters. The price tag and also the shipping costs (there is no Monki here)

make me decided against it but today I got a 25% discount and free shipping so I am reconsidering it.

I make these polyvore to convince me of how useful a denim shirt will be : ) I think I could make many

more compositions. All the things feature here have a place in my closet. What do you think?????

denim shirt

denim shirt II

 

White shirt (again)

I have already talked about silk white shirts  and my love for Equipment, but cotton white shirts are another staple in my wardrobe. I have had many but since I was getting older (and bigger) it was more difficult to find one with a good fit (in my chest, shoulders and hips). That’s the reason I love boyfriend shirts, they are cut looser so I can fit everything in (there is nothing worse than a tight shirt).

Quality is important in shirts, low quality cotton makes your shirt in wearable after a few washes. My budget doesn’t allow me big expenditures so I have to reach a compromise between quality and price tag. Massimo Dutti has an acceptable quality level at a not to hefty price so today I went to try this shirt.

I love it, good quality cotton with a bit of elastan for added comfort. Small buttons so they no overwhelm it, nice neckline and collar. You can wear it either tucked in or not.

Masssimo Dutti oversize poplin shirt

I also like in chambray, I’ll wait for it till the sales. ; )

Same things

This month I bought a few things but apart from the leather jacket I ended returning all of it. I only keeping things that I really love and fit me well. I am looking for a replacement for my Topshop black skinnies, they weren’t black any longer. I guess I washed them too much. I bought a pair from Asos and also a new neon pink bikini! I only wear color in my bikinis, last year’s is burnt orange : ) I needed a new one, last summer I nearly lost my top in the swimming pool…one of the bands got broken.

I am trying not to spend much money, the leather jacket was bought with Ebay selling (really hard work), the bikini (10GBP) and the jeans (24GBP) were on sale. I also bought a couple of cheap tops from Forever 21, one very similar to this one that I wore so much it’s nearly dead.

I buy things that are tried and tested and also not expensive. First I don’t have much money to spend and second there are things I don’t think it’s worth it to spend more money on (like cotton tops). Shopping this way I don’t add more things into my closet, I only buy things If something get trashed  or sold.

I just realized below outfit is very similar to the last post. Over the weekend I wore Topshop Jamie skinnies, AA grey t shirt and Oysho sneakers with my leather jacket.

I am starting to wear this Pull & Bear sweater again with the cropped skinnies from Zara and Repetto flats. I love the stars top but last week one of the sleeves unraveled and I had to take back to Zara, they sew it and looks ok now. They wanted to give me the money black (good) but I love it so I was the one that suggested to mend it. The stars are back, hopefully for good : )

Leather jacket

I always loved leather jackets, I know it’s a cliche right now, the trench, the navy blazer, the leather biker jacket…I don’t do trenches or navy but I have been looking for a leather jacket almost forever. They were or too small, or to expensive or the fit wasn’t right, same history always. A couple of years ago I bought a leatherette one  but I didn’t work out so I sold it and with a few more items sold in Ebay I bought this one.

Wearing leather jacket from Stradivarius , skinnies and shirt from Zara and Sam Edelman boots.

The jacket is mostly soft lamb’s leather but it has also cotton panels at the back and sleeves making it really comfortable to wear, also those panels make it cheaper : ). I have been wearing it non stop since I bought it at the beginning of the month. All an all a good buy, apart from that this month I have only bought a cheap H&M hoodie for pilates (my old one was trashed)  that can be wore also underneath the leather jacket. A good month : )

Black Basics

I enjoy buying basics, these are the things I mostly wear so I like to spend my time choosing them instead of something special that I would wear only twice.

Bodas cotton basics underwire bra. It’s so difficult to find a simple basic bra that goes more than B cup in Spain. Bodas makes simple but high quality bras, really comfortable to wear and with a very natural shape. Love it, the customer service it’s also fantastic, I am going to get some more…

Falke Pure matt 100 den tights. It’s been so cold lately I needed some opaque tights for my skirts. These are expensive but you can touch the quality, the finish in the legs is velvety soft and elegant.

Zara skinny cropped jeggins. These were on sale for 12,99€, it’s the kind of thing I wear all the time. Thinner and cropped for spring, they are also high waisted. They are a hit of the sales.

American Apparel Sheer jersey cap sleeve t. I am always looking for basic crew neck t shirts in black and white, these are good for layering or alone in the summer. 100% cotton (I hate when the have elastan, because it just highlight the muffin top). They are also on sale,  11$ is just right for a t.