sábado, 8 de septiembre de 2012

Angie Style

For this entry I'm trying something new that I will be doing regularly and that I've copied from You're the one.

Angelina Jolie is a sexy star on the red carpet, sporting thigh-high slits and asymmetrical gowns and an on-the-go mother with her family. Her street style consists of wedges and mom-appropriate heels and all-black or all-grey outfits. Somehow she manages to combine both styles, always with her signature Louis Vuitton bag and D&G sunnies.

a)b) c)
a. Victoria's Secret (padded cami). b. Land's End petites. c. Eric Bompard.


1. Gap Petite. 2. Asos Petite. 3. J Crew Petites (they actually look nicer on).

x.Jessica Simpson at Zappos. y. Schutz (at Piperlime). z. LK Bennett (this wedge is actually called Zahara, like her daughter!).


1. Cutler and Gross at net-a-porter. 2. Louis Vuitton.

Mix &Match

Carmen E

jueves, 2 de agosto de 2012

Petite Piece

As I've said in other posts, Zara clothing is relatively small, especially the Trafaluc (TRF) line. And sometimes, even the girls' clothes are big enough for most petites.
Today I went shopping and I found this short-sleeved quilted leather jacket, available in black, white and pastel pink. It was TINY, the XS one even fit my eleven-year-old sister!

It's 39.99 dollars, and I think that, personally, the one that fits me best is the pale pink one. I'll soon be posting my new outfits from yet another shopping trip!

xo, Carmen

miércoles, 1 de agosto de 2012


This is the sweater I got on my last shopping trip. I'm literally in love with it! It's so comfortable and works for all occasions, though I mostly pair it with denim, long and short. Pictured here with my sister's teeny Zara Boy skinny jeans and a red Tezenis bra.

Bralet outfit

I was brave enough to wear the vintage  Cacharel bralet, but only for the photoshoot. I wore it with a pink cardigan from a local shop and Zara jeans and flats. I don't think I'll be able to wear it withot something on top, so for now a cardigan is great for everyday life with a small touch of sexy.

xo, Carmen

Dare-to-wear: the bralet

Today, I discovered two vintage bras in my grandmother's house, they possibly belonged to my aunt Julia. Anyway, they look like bralets. The striped pink one is Cacharel, feels like a corset with underwire and all. The other one is white satin and has these adorable buttons at the front. Personaly, the Cacharel one is more wearable as a bralet because it looks summery and not at all like lingerie.

I don't know if I'm brave enough to wear them, but I think I'll pair the striped one with my navy Zara blazer, distressed Zara Kids jeans (in previous post), and flats.For a more summery look, I'll try it under a loose blue tank top, denim shorts, a straw hat and Converse.
If I do try the white one, I'll put it on under a sheer blouse for a touch of sexy vintage.

xo, Carmen

domingo, 15 de julio de 2012

Shopping Trip

I don't usually go shopping. I just go out for a walk and come home with a pair of shoes or a cute dress. But on Tuesday I went out with fellow blogger Claudia (claudiabelieves.blogspot.com) to prowl the streets of Burgos, Spain (about two hours north of Madrid) for something long-sleeved (in Mallorca it's like a tropical paradise, in Burgos you get chilled to the bone even in July).
I ended up getting an ombre pullover and distressed jeans at Zara and cute blue shorts at Stradivarius.

I can't find the pullover anywhere, it's Zara and has a blue ombre print, will be posting some pictures of it soon.

These are the jeans; they're actually skinnier than they look and are from the new girls' collection. They come with this scarf that's sowed on as a belt, I removed it because I found it hideous. But anyway, we're all entitled to our own opinion. 22.95 euros, 39.90 USD

Blue Stradivarius shorts, they're great for petites but I recommend using a belt. I ended up having to cut the belt from the jeans and wearing it with these. The next time I travel, I'll take some extra accessories. 12.95€ (no online shopping in the US)

xo, Carmen

miércoles, 11 de julio de 2012

Introducing: IKKS

I have recently been exploring this French brand, they have beautiful pieces. I've fallen in love with several dresses from the girls' collection (sizes 8-18) that I've seen at a store in Mallorca called IXS, where they sell children's clothes from brands like IKKS, Levi's, Rbelle, Scotch Shrunk and North Sails.

I love this 2-in-1 fleece dress. It's formed by a a sweater dress with writing on the back and a cute white sundress under it. You can wear them together or as separates. From 53.40€, ikks.com
This is the dress I got for a recent trip to LA (75 euros at IXS)

xo, Carmen