Fashion style & beauty tips for women over 40

Wednesday 27 February 2013

Neal's Yard

Neal's Yard es una pequeña calle cerca de Covent Garden que desde luego merece la pena visitar si vais a Londres. Allí podréis encontrar varios restaurantes y una tienda de productos de belleza naturales: Neal's Yard Remedies.

La zona se conoce con el nombre de Seven Dials y está llena de tiendas y pequeños restaurantes que hacen las delicias de cualquiera. Nosotras descubrimos un pequeño restaurante estilo francés llamado Mon Plaisir que resultó ser el restaurante francés más antiguo de todo Londres.  ¡¡Os parecerá estar en París!! (Mejor reservar en "The front" o "Upstairs" porque son las zonas con más encanto).

¿La conocíais chic@s?
¡Un beso enorme!

Neal's Yard is a small street near Covent Garden that's worth a visit if you come to London. There are several restaurants and a natural beauty products shop: Neal's Yard Remedies.

The area is known with the name of Seven Dials and it's full of shops and little restaurants. We discovered a little restaurant called Mon Plaisir that it happened to be the oldest French restaurant in London. You'll feel like in Paris!! (I suggest you to book a table in "The Front" or "Upstairs" which are the most beautiful rooms).
Did you know it ladies?
A huge kiss!    

Coat: DKNY
Skirt: Mango 
Sweater: Blanco
Blouse: Primark
Boots: BP Zone
Clutch: Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC (other colors here)
Beret: Fendi

Monday 25 February 2013

You can leave your hat on

Esta frase (de la archiconocida canción de la pelicula "Nueve Semanas y Media") me viene como anillo al dedo en estos momentos porque desde luego ¡¡si hay algo que no me quito de encima en Londres son sombreros y gorras!!

¿Vosotras también los usáis en invierno??
¡Feliz inicio de semana chicas!

This sentence (from the super known song of "Nine and a half weeks" movie) is perfect for me those days 'cause hats and berets have became my favourite accessories here in London. I can't go out without them!!! 

Do you also use them in winter??
Happy beginning of the week ladies!!

Jeans and denim shirt: Blanco
Coat: DKNY
Sweater underneath: Barcelona local shop
Gloves: H&M (sales)
Shoes: Laura Amat for La Nera
Bag: Furla
Scarf: Missoni
Necklace: Anna dello Russo for H&M
Lipstick: M.A.C (Red she said)


Friday 22 February 2013

The IT-list February 22

¡Otra edición de la estupenda IT-list hoy en el blog!
¿Algún plan especial para este viernes? ¡Yo esta tarde visito la exposición de Valentino en la Sommerset House!! 
¡Feliz fin de semana chicas!

Another fantastic edition of the IT-list today on the blog!
Any special plans for this Friday? This afternoon I'm visiting the Valentino exhibition at the Somerset House!
Happy weekend ladies!!

  • Laura Wears is rocking shades of yellow and blue for a super stylish work day! Pop over to check out her fabulous pants! (find Laura Wears on Twitter!)
  • Seersucker + Saddles is using her go-to spring staple to dress down a pretty frock! Head over to find out what versatile piece every closet needs for the warming weather! (find Seersucker + Saddles on Twitter!)
  • Undeniable Style mixes stripes and plaid for cozy, yet polished, look complete with tons of layering! So Cute!! (find Undeniable Style on Twitter!)
  • Miss Top Ten Image elevates her look with one colorful accessory that pops off of her neutral outfit! It's all in the details! (find Miss Top Ten Image on Twitter!)
  • My Thrifty Chic looks gorgeous in pink and red and does it for a steal! Her entire looks rings in under $40 - definitely a must see! (find My Thrifty Chic on Twitter!)
  • The Second Best mixes camo and leather for a killer combination! Perfect for date night with a little edge! (find Second Best on Twitter!)
  • A Fashion Fixation trades in her little black dress for a little blue dress! An amazing change of scenery from a favorite closet staple! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • Little Bit of Wo.We shows us seven ways to style a gorgeous sequin skirt! Everything from date night to errand running - tons of ideas here! (find Little Bit of Wo.We on Twitter!)
  • Rose a la Mode is rocking denim on denim with a few extra layers to stay warm! Add in a great pair of boots and a beautiful bag and this is on cute look! (find Rose a la Mode on Twitter!)
  • Pretty Preened is brighting up the winter mood in pretty shades of pink! The best part... this look is pocket-book friendly! (find Pretty Preened on Twitter!)
  • A Fine Line rounds up her favorite coffee and tea accessories for all of you caffeine lovers! This one will definitely have you reaching for a mug! (find A Fine Line on Twitter!)
  • It's a Darling Ensemble is doubling up on her favorite pattern - polka dots! Pop over to see how she pulls it off!
  • Sweetie Pie Style goes for a classic look in denim and white and adds in a bit of fun with a hint of neon! Love this budget-friendly look - definitely one to recreate! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East is dreaming of spring and taking inspiration from a pretty pastel room! Pop over to check out the outfit and room looks that this living room inspired! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
the IT list is brought to you weekly by Jill of Good Life and edited by Michelle of Second Street East.
For more information on how you can be involved - click here

Wednesday 20 February 2013

Notting Hill red-volution

A veces un simple accesorio en color es suficiente para animar nuestro look, ¿no os parece?

¡¡Feliz miércoles chicas!!

PD: ¡¡Me complace ver que en Londres hay infinidad de librerias y bibliotecas!! ;-) 

Sometimes  a colorful accesorie is enough to elevate our look, don't you think so?

Happy Wednesday ladies!

PS: I'm happy to see that London is full of bookshops and libraries!! ;-)

Faux fur vest and leggings: Barcelona local shop
Letaher jacket: Vintage
Boots: BP Zone
Belt: Etxart &Panno
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C (here in others colors)
Scarf: Missoni
Beret: Fendi 


Tuesday 19 February 2013

Victoria's Secret London shop: a treat for your eyes

Aunque esto parezca un post patrocinado no lo es. Simplemente me ha parecido divertido y diferente enseñaros la increíble tienda que Victoria's Secret tiene en Londres y recomendaros que no os la perdáis si visitáis la ciudad. ¡Es una auténtica delicia para los sentidos!

¿Qué os parece? ¿La conocíais?
¡Feliz martes chic@s!

Even though this post looks like a sponsored one, it's not. I've simply though it would be funny and different to show you the amazing London Victoria's Secret boutique and recommend you a visit if you go to London. It's a real treat for your senses!!

What do you think? Have you heard about it??
Happy Tuesday ladies!!

Some of the amazing outfits worn by the supermodels in the last Victoria's Secret show were displayed on the window shops and inside the boutique!!

The spectacular stairs...

I want a pair of wings!!!

I was wearing the same outfit as shown here


Sunday 17 February 2013

Portobello blues

Una de las mejores cosas que se pueden (y deben) hacer en Londres es pasear por Portobello y perderse por sus calles. Eso si, si podéis evitar hacerlo en sábado cuando la marea de turistas lo invade todo ¡¡mejor!!

¡Feliz domingo chic@s!

One of the best things you can do (and you must do in London) is wandering around Portobello and its beautiful streets. But be aware of not doing it on Saturday, as it's crowed with hundreds and hundreds of tourists...!!

Happy Sunday ladies!!

Coat: DKNY
Fake fur vest, jeans and boots: Local shop (Barcelona)
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Scarf: Missoni
Beret: Fendi
Belt: Etxart & Panno

Friday 15 February 2013

The IT-list February 15th

Feliz viernes chicas. ¡A disfrutar del fin de semana!
¡Intentaré ponerme al día con vuestros comentarios y visitas!

Happy Friday ladies! Enjoy your weekend!!
I'll try to catch up with all your comments and visits!!

  • Laura Wears effortlessly mixes masculine and feminine along with a pop of spring color! So cute! (find Laura Wears on Twitter!)
  • Good Life breaks down a spring trend that is reverting back to a classic color combo! Pop over to check out this must-have and see her top picks! (find Good Life on Twitter!)
  • Seersucker + Saddles shows us her best casual valentine's day look and boy is it good! A must see if you are still planning your V-day date - or any date for that matter! (find Seersucker + Saddles on Twitter!)
  • Undeniable Style is rocking head to toe denim and pulls it off seamlessly! Head over to take a few hints on how to pull this look off yourself! (find Undeniable Style on Twitter!)
  • One Hundred Inspirations goes royal with a versatile Kate Middleton bump look that is sure to please! The best news? The entire look is under $90!!
  • Miss Top Ten Image shows us how to stay chic even in the cold and rain and it's all about layering! Fur vest, anyone? (find Miss Top Ten on Twitter!)
  • My Thrifty Chic rounds up her all of her favorite sunnies for under $25! With spring on the way, now is the time to stock up! (find My Thrifty Chic on Twitter!)
  • The Second Best is trying out Target's latest spring collaboration with Prabal Gurung! Pop over to see how she is making her pretty frock work for winter, too! (find Second Best on Twitter!)
  • A Fashion Fixation takes it back to the basics with simple pieces that look amazing paired together! Love this look! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • Little Bit of Wo.We recreates a look from Pinterest that involves a fabulous chevron skirt - it is a serious stunner! (find Little Bit of Wo.We on Twitter!)
  • Rose a la Mode keeps it simple in plaid and black - a great way to incorporate winter patterns into warmer temps! (find Rose a la Mode on Twitter!)
  • Pretty Preened restyles her gorgeous reception dress (complete with feathers!) and makes it work for a special V-day bruch! Such a good idea! (find Pretty Preened on Twitter!)
  • Sweetie Pie Style gives us tons of tips on how to wear the color of the year! From what colors to pair it with to how to try it without commitment, it's all here! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East has recreated a neutral bedroom with tons of personality into a room and outfit look! Lots of good buys here! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
the IT list is brought to you weekly by Jill of Good Life and edited by Michelle of Second Street East.
For more information on how you can be involved - click here

Wednesday 13 February 2013

London days 1 and 2: Rain and freezing cold!!!


¡Por fin el lunes por la tarde la lluvia nos dio una tregua y pudimos hacer fotos! 

Si vale... en Londres sieeeempre llueve... Y claro hace frío porque es invierno... Pero a pesar de todo, tiene un encanto dificíl de igualar. En especial ahora que mi hermana vive en Portobello, una de las zonas más preciosas y especiales de la ciudad.

El domingo, abrigadas hasta las orejas y con una lluvia que no paraba, salimos a pasear un poco antes de ir a comer a The White Horse, un pub que descubrí gracias a Ana de Addict Smile. El sitio es una preciosidad e hicimos fotos solo de la zona donde comimos porque el pub estaba abarrotado de gente y no pudimos... :(

Salimos rodando de allí y no se nos ocurrió otra gran idea que ir a Primark a quemar los 2 millones de calorías que nos habíamos metido entre pecho y espalda. ¿Un domingo por la tarde en Primark? Si... una de las mejores ideas que tuvimos. Jajajajajajaja...  ¡¡Y vaya si compramos!!

El lunes nos despertamos con algo de nieve, que acacabó transformándose en una lluvia que duró hasta la tarde. Y entonces aprovechamos para salir por Portobello y hacer estas fotos...

A pesar del frío helador y la lluvia... ¡estoy feliz de estar aquí!
¡Pronto más! Un beso enorme chic@s!

On Monday afternoon it finally stopped raining... thanks God!!

Ok, London is the city of rain... It's aaaaalways raining... And it's freezing 'cause it's winter... But despite that it has a very special charm. Especially now that my sister is living in Portobello, one of the most beautiful and charming city boroughs.  

On Sunday, wrapped up from head to toe, we had a walk before stopping for a typical British lunch at The White Horse, a pub I discovered thanks to Ana blogger at Addict Smile.  The place is beautiful and we took some pictures in the interior restaurant, not the pub 'cause it was crowded and we couldn't... :(

We ended up so full that we had the great idea of going to Primark to burn the 2 million calories we had consumed... A trip to Primark on a Sunday afternoon? That was the best idea ever... Hahahahahaha. And yes, we did buy!!

On Monday we woke up with a bit of snow, that ended up in a rain which stopped after lunch time. And it was then when we went out and took the pictures in Portobello...

Despite the freezing cold and rain... I'm happy of being here!!
Soon more! Kisses ladies!!

I was wearing
Coat: Jean Charles de Castelbajac
Faux fur vest: Local shop (only 10€!!)
Belt: H&M
Hat: Primark London
Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs
Ring: Bvlgari

The White Horse

I was wearing
Dress and necklace: H&M (sales and new season)
Leather jacket: Vintage
Boots: BP Zone (old)
Thermic t-shirt underneath: Decathlon
Hat: Vintage
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