July 22, 2014

The sheer map

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I fancy quite a lot textures, transparencies and different layers on whatever I wear. As Valencia's weather is not harsh, although you may not wear super thin clothing on winter, you're able to play with some T-shirts, skirts and jackets as different layers. It all depends if it's sunny or not outside.

So, as the summer is being super great around here (warm but not hot, windy and full of evenings filled with an ah-wesome light to shoot) and as I already packed all my things for my trip to Netherlands which consist -sadly- basically on plain T-shirts on white, grey and navy blue, tons of shorts and my super comfy sneakers... Well, I think I deserved to play a bit with dresses and colorful clothing for this holiday mood I've got used to before leaving.

I wanted to match some colors I don't use to put together on estival season: brown and bottle green. Something I really like about this dress is that there's no need of much jewelry and accessories, as the neck itself looks like a statement necklace, and gives the outfit sort of a romantic and elegant touch with that sheer fabric and the embroidery. Looks like a second skin!

Hope you guys enjoy (and hopefully you'll miss me too!) this coming week, see ya!

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July 19, 2014

Asymmetric flowy dress

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Bright colors and specially orange and yellow make me think about Summer and holidays. I don't know why but, although I don't like to follow that ''color conventionalism'' thing which says: ''Dark colors on winter, brights for summer'' I always end up wearing browns, black and super plain colors for Winter, while start wearing neons, patterns and super colorful things from May or April until the end of the Summer. I think my mind needs to be so clear during the classes season that wearing too much color would be a distraction or something like that.

Anyway. Who doesn't love maxi dresses? They're so chic, so easy to wear with flats or high shoes and they come on so many colors and patterns that it's difficult to not fall for one... Or some of them.
For this outfit of the day, I picked my GEOX colorblock shoes (they're so soft and comfortable to wear!) and went for that unusual combination red and orange make. I like how the asymmetric shape of the dress makes it super flowy as you walk.

As you're reading this, I'll be packing my luggage and bags for my upcoming trip: the Netherlands. No maxi dresses nor super fancy clothing for me this time, because we're going to walk a lot! (And the space on the suitcases is pretty limited, though...). So, stay tuned at our FanPage and Twitter, because you'll know about me there on the coming week! :)

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July 16, 2014

How to: 6 tips for shopping vintage

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It's been almost four years since I discovered vintage and thrifting, as well as I started this adventure of blogging as well. I can remember perfectly which was my first thrifted jacket I bought on a little town near Boston, or how I found one of my favorite dresses which have ever been on my closet.

So many things have happened since then, and my love for antique and second hands items has only just keep growing. I'm not an expert about the topic, but I've been developing some skills and ''good practices'' when shopping for vintage clothing. You know: it's all about practice! So, when I recently got asked (more than twice on the last months!) if I could do some teaching about personal tips and tricks to buy the perfect antique or thrifted garment, I thought doing a post about it would be the best fit :)
I was also thinking about another post focused on how to combine and wear vintage and thrifted pieces. Would you like it?

Let's get started then!

  • Differences between vintage and thrifted. This might be the most important thing to keep in mind while shopping. Vintage clothing is usually clothing which has been around for about 20 or more years, which have something special and which clearly has belonged to another era, and could have been worn or not. Not everything from vintage stores has been used and some items even have their tags intact. 
    On the other hand, thrifted clothing may include vintage or not. They're usually pre-owned items, which because of any circumstance have ended on your nearest thrift or second hand store.

  • Start with the classics. If you're new to vintage hunting, then start with something it's easy to find and you'll be able to wear almost everywhere: leather jackets and jeans (most common are the Levi's ones).