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.

 

Outfit 10

It´s getting chillier in the mornings, now that I have mastered my summer clothes I have to start all over again with fall. This outfit is transitional, a summer top and wedges with fall cardigan and skinnies.

Black skinnies:  Topshop Knit: H&M Top: Zara Trafaluc (also  Wedges : no name (also here)

These jeans have a really good fit and they are comfortable to wear but the quality is not as good. They are loosing color,  maybe is that I wash them too much. Anyway, they are to thin for the winter so I am going to leave them soon till the spring and and I am going to buy the Cheap Monday. This will be the second time I buy a pair, but this is another history I will tell you when I get them.

Still purging my closet, yesterday was cardigans. I really like this one, even if I need to iron it….is light weight cotton. I can’t stand wool, I have very sensitive skin, good for me as cashmere is so expensive. Merino it’s not too bad, but I prefer cotton cardigans. They are not as cozy in the winter so I just need to add more layers.

Outfit 9

 Shorts: Zara Trafaluc Top: H&M Trend KnitPull&Bear Wedges Berskha 

I realized that I wear  my shorts a lot, even though I only have 3, the one in the top, boyfriend from Zara, the diy white ones and the H&M black shorts. I should buy some more, I would like a more tailored black one and maybe a darker denim wash. I also wear skirts and dresses, much more than a few years ago. The reason, apart from  Madrid´s hot  summer weather, is that a couple of years I decided I was tired of depilation and I invested in laser hair removal. It was expensive, but really well expended. Now I don´t have to care about how my legs look like, I just put my shorts on and go.

The other thing I realized is I don´t wear these wedges, I think they are just to high for me, I love the look but I would like them more if they were lower. There is nothing I can do about that so I am going to sell them. If you are interested please check my shop.

Outfit 5

Maxi today, I don´t know yet if I like maxi skirts or not, right now I only have this one and I usually wear it about once a month in summer, so 3-4 times a year…It has the right colors and was cheap.

Top: Zara Trafaluc

Just another basic summery outfit for running errands with my flip flops.

Outit 4

Stripes on stripes, this must be the cheapest outfit ever. The top was 3,95€, the skirt 5,40€ and wedges 16€. Grand total of 25,35!!

Top:  Zara Skirt: Forever 21

The wedges are from a chinese shop that sells really cheap staff. I really wanted a not expensive pair of buckle sandals and at 16€ these were difficult to resist. What do you think? I had a lot of compliments wearing them.

Outfit 3

Shorts again, It´s really hot in Madrid these days. As I said here, I will try to wear them as much as I can. An easy, basic, summery outfit, just what I like.

T shirt: H&M Trend Shorts : Zara Trafaluc Flats : Repetto via Mytheresa.com

My beloved Repetto flats, one of the things I bought on sale this summer along with the Equipment shirt . I am in love with them, silver is perfect for the summer (with dark ones feet get really hot!) and they are so comfortable…

I was so into them that I started to look into the black ones, they are the perfect black leather ballet shoes (this is as important as the perfect black handbag ), but they never go on sale, so my boyfriend give them to me to my birthday, lucky girl.

Even the box is beautiful, sleek black outside, pastel soft pink in the inside. I am planing to redo my shoes closet with matching shoe boxes, and these are the only ones I am going to leave. He also ordered this from Mytheresa.com, they are really quick and we also take advantage of the free shipping. I think they have one of the best selection in Repetto in Europe and good sales.

Once I have these two pairs I purged my shoes and all my ballet flats were gone, about 5 pairs, the were low quality and they have been used a lot. I think from now on I am going to develop a collection in Repetto flats, if you see any on sale size 40 just tell me!

One thing about sizes, as most of ballet flats, these runs small, they have half sizes, but I prefer to go up a size. The leather stretches really nice to hug your feet.

These shoes are expensive, about 160€, but they are high quality and you can also take them to the shoe repair to get them mended. They have a sole, not as many cheap ballet flats that it looks like your are walking on the pavement! For me they are an investment, I will take care of them and make them last.

Outfit 1

Where are having the last hot days of the summer, I will wear shorts as much as I can. I am sure I am going to miss them over the long winter.

Shirt: Equipment via My wardrobe Shorts: H&M Sandals: Zara 

These shorts had a previous reincarnation, they were long. One evening I decided that there was no point on having long white jeans with twisted legs, (don´t ask me why I bought a pair of jeans with twisted legs, everybody make mistakes). So, I took my scissors, I cut the legs and then panicked, “I hate to sew!”. But I did it, and the result is amazing, I´m so proud of myself…