lunes, 7 de agosto de 2017

blue sandals & massive bracelets

Sales have been advantageous to me!. I've bought two pairs of sandals, both of them at a heavy discount!. And both of them were made in Spain, which is something to take into account. I've worn my comfy silver sandals almost every day, but these blue ones are taking their time to break in, and my fussy feet need some rest after wearing them. However, I still love them.
I've always saved my money to buy some quality shoes, I think it's the best investment you can make, as shoes last for years if they're well made. So investing in a good pair of shoes that you really love, well, that doesn't look like a frivolous purchase for me.
I've become a reluctant customer, except for shoe shops!. I keep on window shopping and visiting some local designers and retailers, and sometimes I buy a piece or two that would enhance my wardrobe, but my first sources of clothes are second hand flea markets or charities and swaps. I've also been revamping some old clothes, sewing and doing other crafty activities, as you can see. Papier maché is one of the cheaper and more versatile materials you can work with and I've used it to make some massive bracelets. It has been a long time since I made and painted something from scrap, so my skills were a little bit rusty, but I enjoyed it and then I realized how much I've missed it!
Have a fabulous and Visible Monday and, please, send some support to Patti!

He tenido suerte en las rebajas, he comprado dos pares de sandalias con un descuento de los grandes. Y las dos son producto local, que es algo a tener en cuenta. Me he puesto mis sandalias plateadas, comodísimas, casi todos los días, pero estas azules se están tomando su tiempo para ablandarse, y tengo que dejar descansar mis piececillos cada vez que las llevo. Aún así, me gustan mucho.
Siempre me he tomado en serio el comprar zapatos de calidad, creo que es la mejor inversión que puedes hacer, los zapatos te duran años si están bien hechos. Así que invertir en un buen par de zapatos, que te gusten de verdad, no me parece una compra en absoluto frívola.
Me he vuelto muy reacia con las tiendas de ropa, excepto por las zapaterías!. Sigo mirando escaparates, y sigo visitando algunas tiendas de diseñadores locales y pequeños comercios donde a veces compro alguna cosa que me parece que animará mi armario, pero mi ropa últimamente viene más de mercadillos de segunda mano o tiendas de caridad, o de intercambios. También he estado reformando ropa antigua, cosiendo y haciendo otras manualidades, como podéis ver. El papel maché es uno de los materiales más baratos y versátiles con los que puedes trabajar, y es lo que he usado para hacer estos brazaletes enormes. Hacía mucho tiempo que no hacía y pintaba algo desde cero, así que mis habilidades estaban más bien oxidadas, pero lo he pasado bien y me he dado cuenta de cuánto lo echaba de menos.
Espero que tengáis un fabuloso y visible lunes Visible Monday y que enviéis vuestro apoyo a Patti!

- leggings and tunic, La Redoute (ages ago) / leggings y túnica, de hace siglos
- sandals, Art / sandalias
- necklace, a present by Sacramento / collar, un regalo de Sacramento
- bag, Matties (sales) / bolso
(Some tapas at a local bar, where we love to go in.)
(Y unas tapas en un bar local al que nos gusta ir)

8 comentarios:

  1. I love, love, love those crazy bangles!! Please do a tutorial, I'll love you even more if you do!
    You look fabulous. I've gone a bit mad on new shoes lately, too. We have to look after our feet when we lead such adventurous lives, don't we? xxx

  2. You look fantastic, love those bangles. Thank you so much for linking up, and for your very kind words, XO.


  3. Monica, the bracelets are wonderful! I especially like how you have incorporated some three dimensional levels into some of them. The colours and designs are so cool, and they are the perfect summer accessories for your colourful outfits.

    I've been looking for stylish and supportive sandals too. I bought one pair at the beginning of the summer by Fly London and wear them at least two or three times a week. I don't mind paying a lot for a pair of shoes if I can wear them all day without pain, and they look good.

  4. Love the blue sandals, which almost exactly match the colour of Sacramento's necklace! Those bangles are fabulous, you are very talented, Monica! I've got fussy feet too and, especially in summer when I don't wear tights, I have my comfortable favourites. It always takes a long time to break in new shoes, and there's really no guarantee, even with more expensive ones. Those tapas are looking delicious, by the way! Besos xxx

  5. I love this outfit on you. And those bangles are masterpieces! xo Jazzy Jack

  6. You look very cool in that colourful top and comfy blue sandals Monica. But most of all I adore those bangles - how very clever of you. These don't look homemade at all - so bright, so lovely, so on trend - how very creative!

    Anna x

  7. Love everything about this post! Your colorful outfit, accessories, new sandals (look great!) and of course your DIY bangles! Those a a huge hit!!! I also vote for a tutorial, if you have a chance!

    Lots of love!

  8. I love your colorful aesthetic...and those papier mache bangles are amazing! You should definitely do a tutorial on how to make those! I came to you from Samantha's blog and am very glad I did...and will be back!