Fashion style & beauty tips for women over 40

Friday 29 March 2013


Thursday 28 March 2013

The pencil skirt

Chicas siento no haber posteado looks durante varios días pero es que he estado enferma y me ha costado recuperarme... (¡¡A mí la primavera no me sienta muy bien!!).

Hoy os muestro un look con la prenda que yo considero más femenina y favorecedora: la falda lápiz. (Por cierto la sudadera ya me la vísteis aquí en un look mucho más deportivo)

¿Qué os parece chic@s?
¡Feliz jueves y a disfrutar de las vacaciones de Semana Santa!

Ladies I'm sorry for the lack of outfit posts those days but I've been very ill... (spring is not the best season for me!!)

Today I show you a look with what I consider the most flattering and feminine piece ever: the pencil skirt. (BTW you already saw the sweatshirt here in a more sporty look)

What do you think ladies?
Happy Thursday and enjoy your Easter holidays!!

Skirt: Paul Smith (vintage)
Sweatshirt and earrings: Primark London
Shoes: Dune
Clutch: Local flea market


Wednesday 27 March 2013

Deco inspiration: a Victorian home

Una casa de ensueño para un miércoles lleno de inspiración ...
A dreamy house for an inspiring Wednesday...


Tuesday 26 March 2013

New fashion crush: Bohemique S/S 13

Normalmente me gusta a hablar/llevar las marcas más conocidas del mundo de la moda, pero existen TAAAANTAAAAS otras que también vale la pena descubrir… Cómo la que os presento hoy por ejemplo…   

Descubrí esta marca gracias a Kizzy del precioso blog The Dainty Dolls House (¡gracias guapísima!) y fue amor a primera vista.

Bohemique es una firma rusa adoraba por lo que me gusta denominar “la armad rusa” (encabezada por Elena Perminova, Ulyana Sergeenko, Miroslava Duma y Natalia Vodianova). Los diseños de este misterioso dúo (no he sido capaz de encontrar información sobre ellos en la red) presentan una clara inspiración en el glamour del viejo Hollywood y desprenden un cierto estilo “fetichista” por sus cinturas ajustadas, encajes, caderas marcadas y mucho color negro.

Me ENCANTA la perfección de los cortes de sus vestidos y la sofisticación de sus detalles como por ejemplo los bordados con cristal, los velos transparentes y los sombreros altos de ala  ancha. Femeninos y con una clase exquisita, las creaciones de Bohemique hacen a muchas mujeres soñar con poseer uno de sus diseños (¡¡yo también quiero!!)

¿Cual es vuestro diseño favorito chic@s?
Podéis encontrar a Bohemique en Facebook   

I usually tend to talk/like/wear the most known brands, but there are SOOOO many others worth to discover, like the one I'm introducing you today.

I discovered this fashion label thanks to Kizzy from the beautiful blog The Dainty Dolls House (thank you darling!) and I admit that I instantly fell head over heels with it.

Bohemique is a russian label praised by what I like to call the "Russian army" (with Elena Perminova, Ulyana Sergeenko, Miroslava Duma and Natalia Vodianova at the helm). The designs of this mysterious duo (I haven’t been able to find more information about them on the net) present a clear inspiration in the old Hollywood glamour era and exude a certain “fetish” style with its cinched waists, lace, enhanced hips and lots of black.  

I LOVE the perfect shapes of the dresses and the sophisticated details such as the crystal embroideries, the transparent veils and tall hats with wide brim. Feminine and extremely classy Bohemique creations make many women dream about wearing their designs (and so do I from now!!)

Which one is your favourite design, ladies?
Find Bohemique on Facebook


Monday 25 March 2013

Iconic film: Casablanca (1942)

No puedo creerme que desde que empecé esta sección no os haya hablado todavía de la película Casablanca, una de las más grandes historias de amor del cine.

Dirigida en 1942 por Michael Curtiz y protagonizada por Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman y Paul Henreid, este drama romántico narra la historia de Rick Blaine (Bogart), un expatriado americano que durante la Segunda Guerra dirige en Casablanca el más famoso y conocido local de juego: "El café de Rick". Una noche su ex-amante Ilsa Lund (Bergman), quién le abandonó en París sin darle una explicación, entra en el local de Rick en busca de un salvoconducto que le permita a ella y su marido Victor Laszlo (Henreid) , un líder de la resistencia checa que hace frente a Hitler, huir a EEUU.  Esta situación crea un grave conflicto para Rick quién se debatirá entre el amor que aún siente por Ilsa o el sentido del deber para ayudarles a ambos a escapar y continuar con su labor.

La película contiene sin duda algunas de las frases más memorables de la historia del cine como por ejemplo "Tócala otra vez, Sam" (cuando Ilsa le pide al pianista que toque la canción "As time goes by"), "Siempre nos quedará París" (cuando se despiden en el aeropuerto) o "Louis, creo que este es el principio de una gran amistad" (frase final de la película).

La increíble química entre sus protagonistas, una banda sonora inolvidable (compuesta por Max Steiner) y un quión que ganó un Oscar, han hecho de esta película unos de los grandes clásicos de la historia del cine (no en vano estuvo nominada a 8 Oscars y ganó 3).

¡Si no la habéis visto, aún estáis a tiempo!
¡Feliz inicio de semana!

I can't believe I still haven't talked you about "Casablanca", one the greatest love stories in cinema.

Directed in 1942 by Michael Curtiz and starred by Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman and Paul Henreid, this romantic drama tells the story of Rick Blaine (Bogart), an American expatriate who is the proprietor of the most famous gambling nightclub in Casablanca during WWII: "Rick's Café Américain". One night his ex-lover Ilsa Lund (Bergman), who left him in Paris without any explanation, pays him a visit to ask for some "letters of transit" that would allow her and her husband Victor Laszlo (Henreid), a leader of the Czech resistance, escape to the USA. This situation creates a conflict on Rick who must choose between his love for Ilsa or his duty by helping both to escape to continue his fight against the Nazis. 

The film contains some of the best quotations of the cinema history such as "Play it again, Sam" (when Ilsa asks the pianist to play their song "As time goes by"), "We'll always have Paris" (when they say goodbye at the airport) or "Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship" (the last sentence of the film).

The amazing chemistry betwen the main stars, an unforgettable soundtrack (created by Max Steiner) and an Academy winning award for best screenplay, make this film a classic masterpiece (from 8 Academy nominations it won 3!!).

If you haven't see it, you must ladies !!
Happy beginning of the week!!



Friday 22 March 2013

The IT-list, March 22 (+ blog new layout!)

¡Buenos días! Hoy además de nuestra última IT-list del mes estoy encantada de enseñaros el nuevo diseño del blog. Aún estamos trabajando en los detalles pero la estructura básica será esta.

Me encantaría saber qué os parece (¿Es de fácil navegación?¿Echáis algo de menos? ¿Añadiríais algo más?)

¡Quedo a la espera de vuestros comentarios!
¡¡Feliz finde chic@s!!

Good morning! Today in addition to our last IT-list of the month I'm happy to introduce you the new blog layout. We're still working on the details but the main structure will be this one. 

I'd love to know what do you think (Has it got a friendly design? Do you miss anything? Would you add anything else?)

Wait for your comments ladies!!
Happy weekend!! 

  • Uniquely Karah features her favorite dresses from Old Navy for spring... these dresses are priced right and are oh-so-versatile! Check out her picks! (find Uniquely Karah on Twitter!)
  • Lipstick and Lollies is seriously rockin' maternity style these days... see how she styles stripes for her adorable baby bump! 
  • Not Going Out Like That takes a lacey skirt that she wore for an evening event and remixes it into a fabulous daytime look. Check out how she did it!
  • Dream in Fashion styles up her army-style jacket with some coral and floral for spring. These layers work so well together and wait until you hear where she got that cute purse from! (find Dream in Fashion on Twitter!)
  • Undeniable Style pulls together a casual and stylish look that is decidedly Madewell-esque but without the big price tags. I love this look! (find Undeniable Style on Twitter!)
  • Laura Wears is sporting a simple and sophisticated look by dressing up her patterned pants - one of the top trends for spring! See how she does it! (find Laura Wears on Twitter!)
  • The Second Best gets sidetracked in the Gap and stumbles upon the perfect "blue" blue jean... and then pairs it will stripes and neon. A winner in my book! (find The Second Best on Twitter!)
  • A Fashion Fixation celebrates her birthday in style with the basics: white jeans and a chambray top. One of my favorite outfit combos! And who doesn't love a good "birthday outfit"? (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • Sweetie Pie Style features her favorite camo pieces for spring and then styles them into three fun outfits! Don't pack that camo away for spring ladies! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • Loving Every Detail shows off her gorgeous St. Patrick's Day outfit, but this outfit would be perfect for any spring day in my opinion!
  • Rose a la Mode puts together lovely layers for a night out at St. Louis' Fashion Week.  She how she perfectly mixed leather leggings with florals! (find Rose a la Mode on Twitter!)
  • Pretty Preened features a delicious recipe for Lentil, Kielbasa and Fennel Stew - this had my mouth watering the minute I saw it!  Stop by her blog to check it out! (find Pretty Preened on Twitter!)
  • Miss Top Ten Image realizes that a touch of neon pink is all a spring outfit needs (especially when it's still so cold out!).  See how she does it! (find Miss Top Ten Image on Twitter!)


Thursday 21 March 2013

That touch of pink

Un simple toque de rosa neón puede ser la forma ideal de dar a nuestro look un aire más primaveral... (¡Ah y no llevar medias claro ;-)!)

¿Cómo lleváis el inicio de la primavera chicas?
¡Feliz jueves!

A simple touch of neon pink is an ideal way to jazz up our look and give it bit of spring flair... (Oh, and not wearing tights of course!!)

Is the beginning of spring proving you right ladies?
Happy Thursday!!


Wednesday 20 March 2013


Ya os enseñé esta falda en el primer post del año (aquí), pero me gusta tanto que he vuelto a repetir con un look en negro total para dejar todo el protagonismo a la misma...

¿Qué opción os gusta más?
¡Feliz miércoles chic@s!

I already shown you this skirt in the first post of the year (here), but I like it so much that I'm repeating with a total black look so the skirt is the "main star"...

Which look do you prefer?
Happy Wednesday guys!!


Tuesday 19 March 2013

A certain 70's flair

Estos pantalones forman parte de un traje de Zara que me compré hace un millón de años (¡lo pagué en pesetas!) y al que tengo mucho cariño. Son muy anchos y setenteros pero, puesto que ha sido una tendencia que va y viene, en mi opinión no se ven desfasados. 

Opté por llevarlo con mi chaleco favorito (aquí, aquíaquí y aquí), un bolso bandolera y una boina para un look 70's.

¿Qué os parece chicas?
¿Os gusta este estilo?

These pants are the bottom part of a Zara suit that I bought a million years ago (I paid in "pesetas" before the euro did exist!!). They're quite wide and very 70's style but as that trend is quite "à la mode" right now I'm wearing them again.

For the look I chose my favourite vest (here, herehere and here), a cross body bag and a beret to achieve that 70's flair...

What do you think ladies? 
Do you like that style?


Monday 18 March 2013

Iconic film: Singing in the rain (1952)


Cantando bajo la lluvia es una de esas películas que te pone de buen humor… de muy buen humor…

Dirigida en 1952 por Gene Kelly y Stanley Donen y protagonizada por el propio Kelly, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor y Jean Hagen, narra la historia de un estudio de cine que debe transformar una película muda en una sonora puesto que la llegada del cine sonoro ha revolucionado la industria. La película está interpretada por Don Lockwood (Kelly) que ha llegado a la cima con mucho esfuerzo y sacrificio y gracias a la inestimable ayuda de su amigo Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor). Pero resulta que la protagonista femenina Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) posee una voz horrible por lo que deben doblarla. La actriz escogida es Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds) quien posee una voz prodigiosa. Y claro, Don acaba enamorándose perdidamente de ella…

La película cuenta con números musicales inolvidables como la famosísima escena donde Kelly canta “Singing in the rain” bajo una intensa lluvia.

El vestuario que corrió a cargo de Walter Plunkett (Lo que el viento se llevó, Siete novias para siete hermanos) es un deleite para la vista tanto por su colorido como por sus geniales diseños recreando los locos años 20.

¿Sabíais qué?

- ¿La lluvia de la famosa escena era una mezcla de agua y leche para que las cámaras de la época la captasen mejor?
- ¿Debbie Reynolds acabó con los pies sangrando tras el rodaje del número “Good morning” y agotada por el durísimo entrenamiento al que le sometió Gene Kelly durante el rodaje?
- ¿Donald O’Connor tuvo que ser ingresado por agotamiento tras su intenso número “Make ‘em laugh”?
- ¿La escena del baile de seducción entre Kelly y Cyd Charisee tuvo que cortarse debido a su alto contenido erótico para aquella época?

Si no la habéis visto ¡es un clásico que nos os podéis perder!
¡Feliz inicio de semana!

Singing in the Rain is one of those films that puts you in a good mood… a very good mood…

Directed in 1952 by Gene Kelly and Stanley Donen and starred by Kelly himself, Debbie Reynolds, Donald O’Connor and Jean Hagen, it tells the story of a cinema company which has to turn a silent film into a talkie. The film is starred by Don Lockwood (Kelly) who has became famous thanks to his effort, sacrifice and the help of his dearest friend Cosmo Brown (Donald O’Connor). But it turns out that the feminine star Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen) has a terrible voice and for that reason she must be dubbed. The chosen actress is Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds) who has a marvellous voice. Of course, Don ends up falling in love with her…

The film counts with unforgettable musical numbers such as “Singing in the rain”, where Kelly dances and sings under a heavy rain.

The wardrobe was in charge of Walter Plunkett (Gonewith the wind, Seven brides for Seven brothers) and its delicious due to its colours and designs recreating the crazy 20’s.

Did you know that?

- The rain of the famous scene was mixed with milk so that the cameras of that time could catch it better?
- Debbie Reynolds ended up with her feet bleeding after the performance of “Good morning” and exhausted due to the intense training Kelly submitted her to?
- Donald O’Connor had to be hospitalized after his intense performance in the number “Make ‘em laugh”?
- The seduction dance between Kelly and Cyd Charisse was cut a bit ‘cause it was considered highly erotic for that time?

A great classic that you can’t miss!!
Happy beginnig of the week!!


Friday 15 March 2013

The IT-list, March 15

¡Como cada viernes otra nueva edición de la It-list gracias a Jill del blog Good life for less!

¿Algún plan especial para el  fin de semana chicas?
¡Qué lo disfrutéis!

As every Friday another new editionof the It-list thanks to Jill from the blog Good life for less!!

Any special plans for the weekend ladies?
Enjoy it!!

  • Lipstick & Lollies is pretending it is spring in a little floral number she picked up on the cheap! Frostbite or no frostbite - she looks amazing!!
  • A Fine Line reminds us to think about our fingers and toes when transitioning our wardrobe over! Pop over for tons of mani and pedi inspiration full of pretty pastels! (find A Fine Line on Twitter!)
  • It's a Darling Ensemble is pinching pennies and getting a little pick me up in a pink top she thrifted! What a find!
  • Not Going Out Like That is adding a little spunk to an otherwise traditional look with some fringe and a moto jacket! Head over to see how you can pull this look off yourself!
  • Dream in Fashion goes cute casual for a day full of window shopping and sight seeing and got tons of compliments on her budget buys! So cute! (find Dream in Fashion on Twitter!)
  • Undeniable Style is feeling nostalgic about her spotted top and can't seem to part ways with it! It is the perfect blend of neutral and pattern! (find Undeniable Style on Twitter!)
  • Laura Wears makes her favorite shift dress work for winter by adding tights and a turtleneck! Such a good tip we can all use! (find Laura Wears on Twitter!)
  • The Second Best keeps it classy and shows us her best grown-up St. Patrick's day look! Head over to get ideas for what you will wear this weekend! (find Second Best on Twitter!)
  • A Fashion Fixation found an incredible buy at Target and liked it so much she picked up two (in different colors, of course!). Such a good find! (find A Fashion Fixation on Twitter!)
  • Rose a la Mode has some of her favorite items on repeat and one of them is a gorgeous minty top - definitely worthy of wearing a few times a week! (find Rose a la Mode on Twitter!)
  • Pretty Preened is serving up a stuffed sweet potato that is delicious AND healthy! Pop over for the full recipe - perfect for a quick weeknight meal! (find Pretty Preened on Twitter!)
  • Loving Every Detail put on her comfiest (and fab!) leggings to chase around the newest member of her family all weekend - a puppy! They are both too cute!
  • Miss Top Ten Image looks so chic in her new camouflage jacket! Her styling is spot on so if you need any tips with camo, this is the place! (find Miss Top Ten Image in Twitter!)
  • Sweetie Pie Style has honed her personal style and gets dressed in a jiffy but you would never know it! Pop over for one of her no-fail fashion combos that takes out all of the guesswork! (find Sweetie Pie Style on Twitter!)
  • Second Street East is taking inspiration from a sweet, but grown up little girls room and using it to create an outfit and a room! Love! (find Second Street East on Twitter!)
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