viernes, 20 de marzo de 2020

scarves & couture

Yesterday I went to the market for some food supplies (fresh vegetables and fruits!), so I could enjoy a walk outside, even for such a short time. I did my groceries shopping quickly and used plenty of hand sanitizer, which was available for customers at many stalls. I noticed that people were being really careful, keeping the distance, but also particularly kind, which is very significant (in my opinion).
Now I'm back to nowadays business as usual, at home. Which means that I've been wearing some comfy clothes, even if don't rule out the possibility of wearing something dressy in the weekend to have our usual apéro (homey glamour!). I think that many simple things in life are still available, small pleasures like chatting with friends, practicing pilates (well, not really pleasant, but quite rewarding in the end). Hope you enjoy my company too!.

Ayer tuve un día bastante bueno, porque fui al mercado a por comestibles (verduras y frutas), así que puede disfrutar de un corto paseo y ver el mundo exterior. Hice la compra rapidito y usando a menudo desinfectante de manos, que estaba disponible para los clientes en muchos puestos. Me he dado cuenta de que la gente tiene mucho cuidado y mantiene la distancia, pero también es especialmente amable, lo que me parece muy importante.
Ahora estoy de vuelta a la vida normal, es decir, en casa. Así que he estado llevando sobre todo ropa cómoda, aunque no descarto la posibilidad de ponerme algo más de vestir en el fin de semana, cuando nos tomemos nuestro acostumbrado vermú (¡glamour casero!). Creo que todavía se puede disfrutar de muchos de los pequeños placeres de la vida, incluso charlar con amigos o hacer pilates (bueno, no es que sea una fiesta, pero al final compensa). Y espero que también disfrutéis de mi compañía.

I made this kimono of two scarves on May2019 and also made a (crap) sketch to show how to make it: here. I can't offer you a guarantee of not getting a pair of destroyed scarves and a frustration feeling in the late afternoon, if you try it. But it's a really simple sewing, for beginners!

Esta especie de kimono lo hice con dos pañuelos grandes, en May2019 y también hice este dibujo de cómo coserlo aquí. Si lo intentáis, no puedo garantizar que no acabéis la tarde con dos pañuelos destrozados y sentimiento de frustración. Pero es una costura muy sencilla, para principiantes.

- sporty trousers, C&A (old) / pantalones cómodos
- striped t-shirt, C&A (old) / camiseta de rayas
- sneakers, Adidas outlet (old) / zapatillas
- necklace, local Animal Welfare Association charity market (old) / collar, del mercadillo de la protectora de animales local.

12 comentarios:

  1. Of course I enjoy your company, Monica!

    I love your comfy but very cool outfit. How lovely is your kimono made of scarves! You'll get so much sewing done now!

    Stay safe and well.

    1. Thank you, Veronica, you are really kind!
      Hope you're staying safe and well too.

  2. I always enjoy your company, Monica - both online and in real life!
    Your scarf kimono is fabulous, I might have to have a go! xxx

    1. wow, you're so lovely!
      And this is an amazingly easy sewing! and a fab way to use old scarves!

  3. First of all, of course I do enjoy your company! You're an oasis of calm and colour in the middle of these trying times. Plus, you must be one of the only people who can make sporty trousers look fabulous. I would never even have noticed they were sporty trousers if you hadn't mentioned it, especially as they're in your trademark turquoise! And they look brilliant combined with the red striped tee, and that gorgeous kimono-made-from-scarves! Glad you were able to enjoy a short walk outside, even in these times when home feels like the only safe place! I'm sure you'll find plenty to keep you occupied! Do stay safe, Monica! xxx

    1. Lovely to read your comment!
      And I've even worn sporty trousers at the office without anybody noticing it! ;DDD. But I've also worn beach dresses to work!. I'm wild!;DDDD
      I'm really glad you enjoy my company!

  4. I love that you're still posting, Monica! I am so glad to see you - I've been reading the news about how hard Spain has been hit, and thinking of you! Sending good vibes and virtual hugs to you.

    I love your wonderful turquoise and coral outfit - your scarf remake is wonderful, and almost makes me want to take up sewing (not going to happen!). I'm glad you made it outside.

    Hugs to you!

    1. Thank you, Sheila, you're lovely.
      I think it's too early to be optimistic, but I believe that most people share a sense of community and togetherness which is really helpful.
      Glad that you've thought on sewing (even for a second), ;DDD

  5. I always enjoy your company! It's good to know people are still getting out and about in Spain - I love your country, and the news coming from there has been so sad. Stay safe!

    1. Thank you for your comment, dear Mim!
      And thank you for worrying!, we're keeping well and most people are supportive and keep their mood up!. Hope you can come visit us asap!

  6. It's nice to see you Monica. I know the situation in Spain is very bad right now, so sending good wishes that you and your loved ones stay healthy.

  7. I am always happy to see you and read about you. I do like your style and find it very inspiring because I like to wear bold colours, too. Hope you stay safe, in good health and good mood. Like washing our hands we should wash our minds from fear and worry...



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