martes, 10 de agosto de 2021

Red Blouse & finds

We're under the menace of a heatwave now, the first one this year. These are not bad news at all, as last two years we had plenty of them, starting even in May or June. Having a few suffoccating days in August is (almost) totally normal and I can deal with it. I've created a 'heatwave capsule' in my wardrobe, which I'll surely show you here next week.

Estamos bajo la amenaza de una ola de calor estos días, la primera del año, que no es tan mala noticia considerando que los dos últimos años tuvimos muchas olas y empezando en mayo o junio. Tener unos días de calor sofocante en agosto es (casi completamente) normal y puedo arreglármelas con ello. Incluso tengo una selección de ropa para estas circunstancias, que será seguramente lo que publique aquí la semana próxima.

I'm wearing my rings once more, even if not at work (lots of hand-sanitiser). But it's nice to wear my rings for a while, it makes me feel more Me.

Me he puesto anillos de nuevo, aunque no en el trabajo porque uso gel hidroalcohólico. Pero está bien ponerse todos los accesorios habituales y sentirse animada.

- denim jacket, second hand, Asos Marketplace boutique Bich / chaqueta vaquera, de segunda mano
- red blouse, second hand, Sunday street market / camisa roja, de segunda mano del mercadillo del domingo
- trousers, clearance sale (shortened) / pantalón, de una liquidación-outlet, recortado
- sandals, Chiruca outlet / sandalias
- necklace, charity market (old) / collar, de un mercadillo solidario
- neckerchief, vintage (a present) / pañuelito del cuello, vintage, un regalo
- straw bag, Etsy (old) / bolso de paja
Meanwhile I've been having a pretty relaxing time, going for a brisk walk every evening, having our usual apéro on Saturday morning and even meeting a friend for a rummage. We payed a visit to second hand stalls at Sunday street market and had a lovely time chatting, but my booty was meagre.
I found some long sleeved shirts which have been stored until autumn, and a silk nightshirt by CandA. It's not my size but I plan to wear it open, as a duster shirt.

Mientras tanto, me he tomado las cosas con calma, yendo a caminar cada tarde, tomando el vermú de costumbre los sábados e incluso he ido con una amiga al mercadillo a revolver en los puestos de segunda mano. Pasamos un rato muy divertido de charla, pero mis hallazgos han sido pobres. Unas pocas camisas de manga larga, que guardaré hasta el otoño, y esta camisa de dormir de seda de CandA, que no es de mi talla, pero me la pondré abierta y superpuesta.
Summer nights are fabulous for a walk. This is the view from the (so called) Iron Bridge, where you can see the reflections of the stone bridge on the river. The building on the river bank was built in 1910 for industrial uses, but it's now a museum and showroom focused on Science. Do you like some brick and iron industrial architecture?

Las noches de verano son espectaculares. Esta es la vista desde el Puente de Hierro, se ve el reflejo en el río del puente de piedra y del edificio en la orilla que es el antiguo matadero construído en 1910 y ahora Casa de las Ciencias. Todo es arquitectura industrial de ladrillo y hierro, espero que os guste!.
Hope your're keeping yourselves as safe and fabulous as possible!

Espero que todos sigáis lo mejor posible.

6 comentarios:

  1. Love the navy and red outfit; especially the jaunty neck scarf! I;m so glad you've managed to go for a rummage even if you didn't find much. Wearing that nightshirt as a duster is such a good idea and what a fabulous colour!

    I liked the bridge and yes, I like some industrial architecture - more please!

  2. I agree with Vronni, I love your red, white and blue outfit and really like that longline denim jacket, too. It's got a great workwear vibe going on.
    That C&A nightie is a great find, what a colour and a great idea to use it as a duster coat.
    That bridge is magical, I love the reflection in teh water and that wonderful wrought iron panel.
    One of my friend's mums has just bought a place in Spain. She spends half her time moaning about the rain when she's in Englang and the rest moaning about the heat when she's over there! xxx

  3. I've got a suitcase of heatwave clothes - which I guess is a kind of capsule too - but I haven't had cause to open it yet this year. I'm not complaining. Perhaps we'll have a wonderful September :-)
    Like Vronni and Vix, I'm loving your jaunty red and navy outfit. The little polka dot scarf is a wonderful finishing touch to this fabulously accessorized outfit!
    The silk C&A nightshirt is a gorgeous colour and will look fantastic worn as a duster.
    Your Summer night walk photos are fabulous, that bridge does look magical! Besos xxx

  4. yes - i like me some belle epoche industrial architecture - clever use of material and pretty too......
    the nightly cityscape looks very picturesque!
    the silk jacket you found has a gorgeous colour which will suit you perfectly. and your red/blue outfit is wonderful bright and casual!
    glad that you have a relaxed time and do enjoy the summer!

  5. What a lovely setting for an evening walk! The silk night shirt will definitely work as a duster.

  6. You look fabulous in red. I don't feel like me if I don't have on my rings - and I wear four of them daily, even sleep with them on (wedding ring, anniversary ring, girlfriend ring, jade ring).

    Most of the older architecture here is brick and iron - your wonderful night picture is so soothing!