February 27, 2017
How to Dress if You Are a Teacher

How to Dress if You Are a Teacher

February 27, 2017
teacher outfit blazer sparkly oxford shoes

In a perfect world, a person would be judged at their workplace based solely on the quality of their work. Unfortunately, that’s not how the world works. Being a high school teacher I feel a lot of pressure to look my best every day because there are so many eyes on me. Kids are extremely observant. They notice EVERYTHING. If you get a haircut, they'll notice. If there's a stain on your clothes, they'll notice. Whatever is different or new about you, they'll notice. Maybe I'm being paranoid but if I have a snack during the break, I'll look in the mirror to see if there's food in my teeth before going back to class.

teacher outfit blazer sparkly patent oxford shoes

teacher outfit blazer sparkly oxford shoes

What you wear reflects how you feel about your job. For me getting ready and looking the best I can every morning shows respect towards the people I work with. Like designer Tom Ford once said "dressing well is a form of good manners".  And you have no idea how important it is to dress well in this job. Getting kids to like you can be hard sometimes but believe me, you can win many of them over with the appropriate clothes. For instance, they are crazy over my animal print sneakers, both boys and girls! 

teacher outfit blazer sparkly oxford shoes

teacher outfit blazer sparkly oxford shoes


Here I'm wearing my new favorite pair of shoes which I paired with an all navy outfit. These sparkly patent Oxfords with platforms are anything I could wish for in a shoe. They are pretty, comfortable, add an extra height and make a statement without being too over-the-top. The laces come in red and grey so I can switch them depending of what I'm wearing, sometimes I wear one of each. I found them at a local store in my hometown and it was love at first sight. There's a region in the southeast of Spain where there are tones of great handcrafted shoe companies, that's where many of my shoes come from.

teacher outfit blazer sparkly oxford shoes


There are endless options when it comes to dressing as a teacher. You can't go wrong with classics such as blouses or blazers but there are some things you should avoid:
  • really high heels
  • short skirts (unless you are wearing dark thick tights like I'm doing here)
  • tees with a message
  • sweatpants (unless you are the PE teacher of course)
  • too much leopard print
  • if your favorite top is too revealing, wear it wit a scarf


In order to give you ideas to dress for this job I've created this Pinterest board with my most popular looks. I hope you'll find it helpful!

How do you dress for your job?
xo Cristina

OUTFIT DETAILS
El Ganso blazer
Massimo Dutti top
Abercrombie & Fitch skirt
Ruth Amaya shoes
Pandora rings (right hand)
Tous earrings

CLOSET ESSENTIALS FOR TEACHERS

Daily essentials

Christmas celebration (see the full outfit here)

The field trip (see the full outfit here)


Graduation day (see the full outfit here)
February 20, 2017
Perrachica, Madrid

Perrachica, Madrid

February 20, 2017

restaurante perrachica madrid food blog

As you may have seen on my InstaStories, last Friday we had our Valentine's Day celebration at Perrachica. One of Madrid's trendiest restaurants, it's famous for its stylish decor. The place is huge and consists of different areas all decorated in different styles. I recommend this place if you visit Madrid and you are eager to hang out with the coolest locals. We went at lunchtime and there was a wide range of people: trendy couples and groups of friends, mothers and daughters, business men and women having a lunch break... But be sure to book in advance, despite the size it fills up quickly. I found out about this place thanks to Pinterest, I created a board where I pin all the places I want to visit in Madrid. That's how I also discovered Perrachica's little sister Frida, we had brunch there last year and loved it.

restaurante perrachica madrid food blog

restaurante perrachica madrid food blog

restaurante perrachica madrid food blog

restaurante perrachica madrid food blog

restaurante perrachica madrid food blog

restaurante perrachica madrid food blog

restaurante perrachica madrid food blog

restaurante perrachica madrid food blog

restaurante perrachica madrid food blog


restaurante perrachica madrid food blog
Photography credit Architectural Digest

This is what we ordered:
First we ordered two appetizers croquettes squid in its own ink and Parmesan curd with cherry tomatoes and basil. We loved the croquettes but I expected something different from the other one. I guess I imagined it would look more like a salad and the tomatoes wouldn't be cooked so I was disappointed.

restaurante perrachica madrid food blog

For the main curse I ordered hake covered in a prawn sauce which was delicious. On the other hand, my fiance ordered the burger with brie, rocket and caramelized onion, even though he liked it, he's had better.


restaurante perrachica madrid food blog

Now, we both agreed that the best part was dessert. We ordered the two recommendations you can find in the menu: mascarpone cheesecake with Oreo and the chocolate cake with galleta Maria and Lacasitos.

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If we had to rate the restaurant we'd give it a 7 out of 10. We didn't like our table very much because it was tiny. Considering it's such a big restaurant we felt uncomfortable on such a tiny space. Although, if you are a bigger party the tables are much roomier. As for the food, I must say this is the first time we've been to Perrachica so maybe we didn't chose the right dishes for us. However, there's something that my fiance said that made me think and I want to discuss it with you. He believes that fancy restaurants don't always have the best food. It's those restaurants that don't take any care of their appearance that have the most delicious dishes. As much as I like cute eateries -they are a feast for the eyes- I admit he's partly right. We've been to places that are not Instagram-able at all but whose food is so good, we'll never forget it. Do you agree?

xo Cristina


Price: 20-30 €

Address: C/ Eloy Gonzalo, 10 Madrid

Tel.: 91 737 77 75

Website 

12 DRESSES FOR A LUNCH DATE

February 13, 2017
Valentine's Day Outfit

Valentine's Day Outfit

February 13, 2017
valentines day outfit san valentin des petits hauts tous fashion blogger

Love is in the air. My teenage students were excited today. They were gossiping and chitchatting about Valentine's Day plans. It's the same thing every year around February 14. Hormones floating around the place, stolen kisses, giggles, a Valentine's Day card forgotten under a desk... I can understand how they feel. Many of them have started dating recently and are having that "first love" moment that -no matter the outcome- they will remember forever. Can you remember that time?

I guess that when you reach a certain age you start caring less and less about that. I don't like to take part in the gift giving tradition because that's what makes this a commercial celebration. However, I like to do something special like eating out. Since both my fiance and I are foodies, we take turns every year to choose a new place we want to try. It's my turn this year and we are going to this beautiful restaurant. I'm constantly searching for the restaurants with the best decor in Madrid and this is one of them. We hope the food will be delicious as well.

valentines day outfit san valentin des petits hauts tous fashion blogger


If you are on Instagram, you may have seen the term Galentine's Day popping up a lot in the last few days. I had never seen it before so I made a little research. It's a holiday that solely celebrates you and the love you have for your girlfriends. The term was coined in the TV show Parks and Recreation and it consists on leaving your significant other at home on February 13 and have brunch with your besties. Sounds like a great idea, right?

valentines day outfit san valentin des petits hauts tous fashion blogger


Now let's talk about the outfit. For the occasion I've chosen a casual but feminine outfit that combines salmon pink and navy blue. The seriousness of navy is contrasted with the sweetness of pink. This color combination tells a lot about my personality. I like my clothes to say I'm a sophisticated woman with a hint of sweetness because I'm still a child at heart. Needless to day, the outfit works for either Valentine's or Galentine's Day.

valentines day outfit san valentin des petits hauts tous fashion blogger

valentines day outfit san valentin des petits hauts tous fashion blogger


OUTFIT DETAILS
Des Petits Hauts top, jeans and belt
Massimo Dutti sequined cardigan
Unisa shoes
Tous ring and necklace

MY LATEST OBSESSIONS

Just like my students, now I want to start the chitchat...Are you celebrating Valentine's/Galentine's Day?

xo Cristina
February 6, 2017
What to Wear on Valentine's Day & Other Ideas

What to Wear on Valentine's Day & Other Ideas

February 6, 2017
valentine's day ideas

Valentine's Day is right around the corner so today I'm hooking you up with ideas to celebrate it. I'm not a huge fan of this day because I consider it a commercial celebration that's why my fiance and I skip the presents and celebrate this day with homemade treats and eating out. So whether you are staying in or going out I've got you covered. And if you just want to treat yourself to something new keep reading too.

WHAT TO WEAR ON VALENTINE'S DAY
  • Loungewear
Who says you have to go out on Valentine's Day? Staying in and watching a movie while eating comfort food sounds like a great plan to me!valentine's day loungewear lingerie fashion





  • Sequined skirt (last seen here)
Fringes and sequins for night owls who go out at dusk.

what to wear on valentine's day fashion

Faux Suede Vest
Sequined skirt
White shirt

  • Floral jumpsuit
If you are lucky enough to be in a location with warmer weather, a floral print is a great idea for a date lunch or dinner.

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Floral Jumpsuit
Coral Suede Shoes


  • Cashmere sweater and full skirt
Feminine and classy. This is my favorite type of attire.

what to wear on valentine's day fashion


MY VALENTINE'S DAY OUTFIT

Here's a sneak peak of what I'm going to wear. The top and matching skirt are from Des Petits Hauts (currently 50% off but sold out online, you can find it in their stores though) and the cardigan is from Massimo Dutti.what to wear on valentine's day fashion

HOMEMADE GOODIES

Last year I showed you this Valentine's Day breakfast which I'll be reproducing this year again for sure. The chocolate cake is one of our favorites and it's become a classic for this date. I'll be pairing it with these detox juices.

valentines day breakfast chocolate cake smoothies

valentines day breakfast chocolate cake smoothies

Brownie hearts with raspberry buttercream are another one of my favorite homemade treats. Simply delicious.

valentine's day brownie hearts with raspberry buttercream

How are you celebrating Valentine's Day?
xo Cristina