miércoles, 17 de febrero de 2021

blooming winter

This is one of the most ancient buildings in the city, the church of San Bartolomé which is in a picturesque plaza, even it's lonely and few people are seen walking around (it was this way even before covid, only that then there were at least some tourists).
I've used this beautiful romanesque façade as a background for my frivolous photos previously on Feb2014 and on May2017.
Next week we will be allowed to go outside the city (but not outside our county/region) so I'm dreaming on excursions to nearby villages. Nowadays going to the market is an event, so imagine how exciting feels going out a few kilometers away from home!.


Esta iglesia es uno de los edificios más antiguos de la ciudad y está en una plaza bastante pintoresca, aunque apenas hay movimiento y no se ve casi gente por la calle. Y esto era así ya antes de la pandemia (aunque siempre podía haber algún turista).
En ocasiones anteriores ya he usado esta fachada como fondo para mis frivolidades (Feb2014 y May2017).
La semana que viene puede que podamos ya salir de la ciudad, aunque no de la comunidad, así que me apetece hacer alguna excursión, aunque sea aquí al lado (pero esperaré que pase la tromba de gente). Hoy en día que ir al mercado ya es un evento, podéis imaginar la emoción de hacer un viaje (aunque sea de unos kilómetros).
- raincoat, Seasalt / impermeable
- t-shirt, Nymphaea Alba (retail, ages ago) / camiseta, de hace siglos
- skirt, very old / falda, antigüita
- mary janes, Allrounders, bought on May2019 / merceditas
- bag, retail (old) / bolso, tienda local
On Monday, I wore an old polka dot dress and a turquoise cardigan that I bought at Sunday street market (before last lockdown: here). I was seduced by its cute buttons and label, even if obviously not a 38/40 size. But you can't trust labels when shopping secondhand, it's better to have a look at EveryThing. The brooch was handmade by me (epoxy resin over a fotocopy, and some beads). It was a really comfy outfit which brightened up my day.

El lunes me puse un vestido de lunares y esta chaquetita de punto color turquesa, comprada de segunda mano en el mercadillo antes del último cierre (aquí). Me gustaron los botones y la etiqueta tan bien cosida, aunque evidentemente la talla que marca no es 'exacta' (ironía/). Es siempre mejor echar una ojeada cuando compras segunda mano, no se puede confiar en el tallaje de las etiquetas. El broche lo hice yo misma con resina epoxy sobre una fotocopia y unas cuentas. Todos estos detalles hicieron de mi lunes un día mejor.
Hope you're keeping yourselves safe and as fabulous as possible.

Espero que estéis todo lo estupendamente que sea posible.

14 comentarios:

  1. What a wonderful backdrop to your fabulous photos San Bartolome is! Such a spectacular building. I can't imagine how exciting it will be for you to be able to leave the city, I'd be beside myself!
    Your outfits are a real blast of Spring with the oranges and turquoises and those pots of flowers make me very happy! xxx

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    1. We are still waiting for our first excursion, as we have to pick a nice and quiet place to avoid the crowds.
      Glad that you like my flowers, both printed and real ones!
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  2. I'm so excited for you, Monica! We have to make the most of these small pleasures.

    What a beautiful outfit your floral skirt made. I would never have thought to pair it with an aqua coloured jumper but it looks wonderful. Love those Mary Janes. I also love the colour of your tights. I have ordered that same colour but it's not available until March; I can't wait. The blue outfit looked lovely; no wonder it made you feel happy. You have the most beautiful backdrop possible - what an amazing building!

    Take care and enjoy your trips out.
    xxx

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    1. Sometimes I like to try some unexpected colour combos!, sorry that you couldn't have the orange tights, I'm really happy with them!.
      I totally agree about this building, but most people don't even notice it!
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  3. san bartolomé is gorgeous! the time it was build our region here was not even christianized...... :-D
    but the ancient church is really outdone by you in your fabulous outfit!!
    that skirt is stunning and i love how all the greens come together - emphazised by orange. but navy with turquoise is chic too - have to steel the idea. beautiful little frida brooch by you!! <3
    your winter seems over with all this blooming in your window boxes.... here it only started to taw.....slowly.....
    much love! xxxx

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    1. It's a really old building, but we have some other small churches nearby which were built using the stones taken from ancient roman buildings (recycling as its best!), so there are layers and layers of history around us!
      Glad that you like all the colours!. We're having the very last days of Winter here, even if nowadays the weather is so unpredictable!
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  4. Lovely pictures, Monica! I adore that floral skirt - it's so happy and pretty! I am a sucker for vintage labels - I completely ignore sizes as they are all over the place - they're just guidelines, right? :)

    Your pansies and geraniums are so lovely! Congrats on (almost) being able to go to another village! We are allowed to do that, but non-essential travel is discouraged. We're still on the same no-socializing shut-down from November with no end in sight. I'm hoping that by the time the weather gets better (March?) that we'll be allowed to socialize outdoors again.

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    1. I totally agree about ignoring sizes, they're just a number!.
      Non-essential travels are also a bad idea here, so we're waiting for the situation to improve. If we find that we can go out safely, we'll do!.
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  5. What a magnificent building the Church of San Bartolomé is, the carvings are exquisite! And what a sight for sore eyes is your first outfit. Its symphony of turquoise, green and orange is absolutely fabulous. I'm especially loving that skirt! I'm loving the polka dot dress and turquoise cardigan too - what a delightful label - and you are absolutely right: you have to look at absolutely everything (but the size labels) when shopping second hand!
    I am so very happy for you: it must be so exciting to be able to look forward to leaving your city after all this time. I'm loving the sight of your pansies and geraniums. Although the pansies in my baskets seem to have recovered from the sub-zero temperatures, I'm afraid my geranium blooms haven't survived. Besos xxx

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    1. Totally agree, dear Anne, you have to look at everything when rummaging, it's time-consuming but there are some hidden gems too!
      Geraniums are harder and recover quickly!, they even have survived my lack of skills!. On the other hand, my cyclamens have passed away, they only last a pair of months in my balcony. So I have to reasses the convenience of having cyclamens anymore.
      besos
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  6. Bellissime foto! Mi piacciono molto i fiori dalle tinte calde della gonna..tutto l'outfit è delizioso! E la stupenda Chiesa di San Bartolomè...Lo stile Romanico e Gotico nel loro splendore!! Leggo che si trova sul Cammino di Santiago...Grazie per il link,Monica!!
    Un abbraccio, Carmela

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    1. Grazie!
      Estamos sobre el Camino de Santiago, y los peregrinos pasan por estas mismas calles (pasaban, antes del covid!). Me alegra ver que te gusta el Arte!
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  7. As a german (and regular) reader of your blog I take the chance to inform you that "hofius" is a small german producer of "slow fashion" of natural material (cotton and wool) in a very good (bio)quality. It exist about 20 years now and comes from Dortmund (not far from where I life). They even have a online-shop! I can heartly recommend it. So it was a very good find on the second hand market.
    I like to see your colourful dress!
    Kind regards, Juliane

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    1. Totally agree it was a very good find, a quality item!. I've visited the online shop and they have some really lovely clothes!, thanks for your comment!
      Isn't it strange that so many german label clothes have ended in our local street market?. I make the most of it, as their sizing fits me better than usual spanish clothes!
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