lunes, 28 de mayo de 2018

beach bag & raincoat

Even if I've changed my mind into a summery mood, we're still in spring and that means some rain and unpredictable weather. Anyway, I've worn my starfishes beach bag, particularly because it was that I've picked last night and put all my stuff into it. I had to add a raincoat in the morning as it was chilly and rainy, but I've kept the summer vibe!
Last week I didn't visited any charities nor flea market, because I'm still unpacking and taking care of my summer clothes and I feel a little bit overwhelmed, so much stuff!. Having a look and decluttering looks like a good idea. I have still some clothes that I sewed last summer and never wore.
Anyway I'm wearing for the first time these new pants and blouse which were bought some weeks ago. These red pants were purchased at a clearance sale which sells leftovers and discarded clothes from department stores. I had to fit them and remove the (unflattering) pockets, but it took me a short time. I'm always looking for red pants, and these ones are really comfortable and well made.
The blouse was made of a lounge/muumuu dress which came from a second hand pile at Sunday flea market (3€ and it's made of silk!). This kind of dresses make nice shirts and blouses with a mínimum effort, you only have to cut out some fabric. I'll keep them in my radar in the future!
Joining Patti and the visibles for another Visible Monday and linking Fake It Until You Make It with another bold spring work look!. Have a visible week!

Aunque me haya puesto mi máquina mental en modo veraniego, sigue siendo primavera y eso significa lluvia y clima variado e impredecible. De todos modos, me he puesto mi bolso playero con estrellas de mar, sobre todo porque es lo que había elegido la noche antes y ya había metido todas mis cosas dentro. Luego por la mañana tuve que añadirle un impermeable, porque estaba lloviendo y hacía fresco, pero por lo menos he mantenido el estilo veraniego!
Esta semana pasada no me molesté en visitar ninguna tienda de segunda mano ni mercadillo, porque todavía estoy sacando mi ropa de verano y colgándola, y la verdad es que me está asustando la cantidad de cosas que tengo. Creo que organizarse y vaciar un poco el armario parecen buenas ideas antes de lanzarse a comprar. Incluso he encontrado unas cosillas que cosí el verano pasado, sin estrenar.
De todos modos, estos pantalones y camisa son de estreno, comprados hace unas semanas. Los pantalones rojos son de una liquidación tipo outlet que vende sobras y descartes de grandes almacenes. Tuve que ajustarlos un pelo y quitarles los bolsillos, que abultaban y eran feos, pero tampoco fue un gran trabajo. Siempre estoy buscando pantalones rojos, y estos son muy cómodos y están bien hechos!
La blusa está hecha de la típica batita de abuela de segunda mano del mercadillo (3€ y la tela es seda!). Este tipo de vestidos sirven muy bien para hacer camisas o blusas, simplemente recortándolos. Muy fácil!. Es una idea que conviene tener en cuenta.
Enlazo al Lunes Visible Visible Monday y también al Fake It Until You Make It y espero que tengáis una semana muy visible.

- black blazer, October (ages ago)/ chaqueta negra, de hace siglos
- trainers, outlet (old) / zapatillas
- beach bag, embellished with crochet starfishes / bolso de playa con estrellas de mar de ganchillo
- raincoat, La Redoute (old) / impermeable
- necklace, a present by Sacramento / collar, un regalo de Sacramento
- typewriter brooch, made by me (cut out gift wrap and epoxy resin crystal) / broche, hecho por mí (recorte de un papel de regalo y resina epoxy efecto cristal)

My balcony flower pots / Unas macetas de mi balcón

8 comentarios:

  1. Love how you mixed the aqua and red - so good together. Have a fun week ahead and stay fabulous, xo


  2. I can't help but be cheered up by your balcony flowers, so vibrant. And so are you, Monica, in your new red trousers and that fabulous silk top. What a great idea to alter a lounge dress into a top. And there's nothing better to put one in a Summer mood than by carrying a beach bag! I know what you mean about being a bit overwhelmed by stuff. I had the same. I always have a good clear out, but now I have 4 boxes and 5 big bags full of stuff from previous clear outs, ready to be sold at a flea market in July. I really hope to be able to get rid of some stuff that way. Besos xxx

  3. I looove silk. What a great find and revamp.
    Not having grown up with seasons, I too find the wardrobe sometimes difficult to juggle.
    I hope you find your way through!
    xo Jazzy Jack

  4. How fabulous you look in this red and turquoise combination! I would never have thought to put these two colours together and that's why it's so good to see what my other blogging friends are up to - such inspiration from you today Monica. And most of all, I adore this starfish bag. Do keep me in mind if you ever tire of it!

    Anna x

  5. Those red jeans are perfect and the converted dress is just fabulous with them. I love your starfish bag as it always reminds me that summer is almost here!
    Gorgeous geraniums! Mine were battered by the biblical amount of rain we had on Sunday (a whole month's worth in an hour!) xxx

  6. You definitely look visible, dear Monica! You do aqua and red so well - I love the patterns and shades together, and your star fish bag is a star of the show! I am also in love with your pink flower boxes - so fab!!

    It seems that love of clothes is what unite many of us here in our part of Bloglandia, and it's a bit of a madness really, but such an innocent one! We are having good fun with our clothes!

  7. I love those red pants, and how clever of you to customize them and to recut the muumuu into a blouse! I am just awful at doing that kind of thing (no interest or inclination doesn't help!). Happy week to you, my dear!

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