She talks Glam

She talks Glam | Rainbow tee, black mom jeans and woven straw bag with black pom pomps | Casual chic outfit | Madrid streetstyle

Chasing Rainbows in the Grey Kingdom

Once upon a time, there was a grey kingdom. Everything in there was different hues of grey: the streets, the buildings, the plants, the skies… The inhabitants of this land led a quiet and contented life, for they believed their kingdom existed in an equilibrium, with just the right amount of light to the darkness, a shaken-up yin yang where everyone seemed to have found their balance.

She talks Glam | Serrano St. Madrid | Black & White photography

One day, a girl from a faraway land who was looking for adventures appeared on the capital of the Grey Kingdom. She had heard of this odd place where everything was achromatic and was really curious to see how it was possible that its people were happy living within such a boring palette.

In order to keep a low profile during her travels, the girl dyed her hair grey, packed a small bag and set off, ready to explore the chromatic mysteries of this atypical realm.

She talks Glam | Rainbow tee, black mom jeans and woven straw bag with black pom pomps | Casual chic outfit | Madrid streetstyle

She talks Glam | Rainbow tee, black mom jeans and woven straw bag with black pom pomps | Casual chic outfit | Madrid streetstyle

It was relatively easy to get there. She could see how the spring tones started to fade as she approached the kingdom’s border. She worried for a second that her crimson heart would suddenly turn grey as she set foot on the colourless land, but then remembered having heard this only happened to the people born there.

The girl started wandering aimlessly down the streets, squinting her eyes in search of the tiniest colourful dot around her, but could only see grey: dark grey, light grey, almost black grey… She noticed people were looking at her out of the corner of their eyes, not used to receiving many visitors.

A boy who seemed to be running an errand started walking along her side. He asked where she came from, she told him –from a colourful land. What is that? –asked him, pointing at her face. What is what? –she queried. They passed by a reflective surface and she could see what the boy was probably referring to.

Her hair was grey alright but her lips radiated an intense red hue, her cheeks were blushed from the walking and her clothes were painted in all the colours of the rainbow! She completely forgot to pack a monochromatic attire (did she have any at all?), and was now feeling slightly out of place.

She talks Glam | Rainbow tee, black mom jeans and woven straw bag with black pom pomps | Casual chic outfit | Madrid streetstyle

She talks Glam | Rainbow tee, black mom jeans and woven straw bag with black pom pomps | Casual chic outfit | Madrid streetstyle

She talks Glam | Serrano St. Madrid | Black & White photography

The girl then explained to the boy that the place where she came from was not that different from the Grey Kingdom. The chromatic formula used to make all things known to them simply contained other proportions. Sometimes more red, some others a bit of blue and very often a lot of green. The boy looked puzzled.

She wanted to know –How do you know Spring is here if you cannot see the colour of the plants? “The trees start to dress in a darker grey and then little pale grey buds grow from the branches” –he said, matter-of-factly. She opened her mouth in awe, it was like they were speaking different languages.

She told the boy that, in her motherland, the tree leaves and the flowers had all the colours he could see in her shirt, and that those colours could even be seen across the skies sometimes, on very special occasions. Now it was the boy who looked amazed. I want to see your shirt on the sky! –exclaimed the boy in excitement. You’ll have to come visit my kingdom when you grow up then, and look for the rainbow! –said the girl with smiling eyes.

She talks Glam | Rainbow tee, black mom jeans and woven straw bag with black pom pomps | Casual chic outfit | Madrid streetstyle

She talks Glam | Rainbow tee, black mom jeans and woven straw bag with black pom pomps | Casual chic outfit | Madrid streetstyle

She talks Glam | Rainbow tee, black mom jeans and woven straw bag with black pom pomps | Casual chic outfit | Madrid streetstyle

She said goodbye to the kind boy, who was running late with his errand, and decided she had seen enough of the achromatic kingdom. The girl had always liked grey, its neatness, its neutrality, the perfect balance between red, green and blue.

However, as she discovered in her little adventure, she was simply too fond of colours to settle for just the one: she loved the turquoise blue seas, the lilacs that had started blooming back home, the pale red lips she kissed every night, the green cacti that adorned her windowsill, the bright orange juice she liked to drink in the morning…

And above all, she loved rainbows, for they reminded her of a party where all the primary colours were invited, a magical phenomenon where these hues danced in perfect synchrony!

She talks Glam | Rainbow tee, black mom jeans and woven straw bag with black pom pomps | Casual chic outfit | Madrid streetstyle

She talks Glam | Rainbow tee, black mom jeans and woven straw bag with black pom pomps | Casual chic outfit | Madrid streetstyle

The girl looked up to the blue sky as she left that strange land behind, and in her head started to plan a new adventure. Wherever life may take her, she would probably never stop chasing rainbows…


Hope you liked this little ode to my polychromatic affair, glamistas, and that your week is filled with colourful and happy moments!

Peace & Love,

{Primark Rainbow top & loafers} {Vintage mom jeans}

{Zara woven bag} {ASOS sunnies} {MAC lipstick in Red Rock}

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  1. Mel

    1st July 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Llego tarde… pero seguro!!

    I absolutely loved this fairy tale. Let’s never stop chasing rainbows <3
    love you!

  2. Marta Carvalho

    13th May 2017 at 12:37 pm

    What a lovely little story! And can we talk about that super cute top? Great outfit as always!

    1. Saida

      14th May 2017 at 9:06 pm

      Awww, girl, you are the sweetest!! ♥

  3. Stella Asteria

    12th May 2017 at 6:57 pm

    Such a lovely casual look my dear Saida! Love the rainbow colors of your top, it’s a piece that can instantly make you feel better to wear! I love your writing and this cute story! 🙂
    Hope you’re doing great and wishing you a lovely weekend!

    1. Saida

      14th May 2017 at 9:08 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind comment, dear Stella, it makes me really happy that you enjoyed the post! Hope you had a great weekend too! Much love Xx

  4. Siffat Haider

    11th May 2017 at 6:51 pm

    I absolutely love how you styled this look. That basket bag is so perfect for summer!

    1. Saida

      11th May 2017 at 9:17 pm

      It is a gorgeous piece indeed, I can’t stop wearing it! hope you guys don’t get bored of seeing it, hehe

  5. yuka

    11th May 2017 at 4:38 pm

    this is such a cute look! and I love your grey hair!

    1. Saida

      11th May 2017 at 9:16 pm

      Thank you, Yuka, it’s a bit of high maintenance but I also love it 😛

  6. Steal4Style

    11th May 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Me ha encantado leer este post!! Y me ha gustado verte en las fotos por Madrid, como siempre te vemos con escenarios de UK, se nota la diferencia jajaja. Me gusta muchísimo este look con la camiseta de arco iris, todo un acierto combinarlo de forma fresca con estos jeans y con el bolso. No puede gustarme más!! Besitos!

    1. Saida

      11th May 2017 at 9:15 pm

      Ahhh, gracias, Jota! La verdad es que me encanta poder cambiar de aires y de escenografía para las fotos, y por supuesto me encanta Madrid 🙂 Gracias por pasarte una semana más y por dedicarme unos comentarios tan lindos! Muuaakkk

  7. violettedaily

    11th May 2017 at 7:36 am

    I love this post and how you’re telling a fairy tale-like story! Your hair are perfect and pop of red lips is always a great idea!

    1. Saida

      11th May 2017 at 9:21 pm

      I totally agree V.! Always love a red lippie 🙂 Sending you lots of love, my dearest :*

  8. jencabildo

    11th May 2017 at 7:03 am

    Oh your bag is soooo cool! Love your photos babe ♥

    1. Saida

      11th May 2017 at 9:22 pm

      Ahh, I really appreciate you visiting my little corner Jen! This is my favourite bag of all times ♡

  9. districtofchic1

    11th May 2017 at 2:44 am

    I absolutely love this post and I love your hair, too! So fun that you paired it with the rainbow top!

    District of Chic

    1. Saida

      11th May 2017 at 9:20 pm

      You are so kind E. thank you so much for all the love, girl!

  10. Jessi Malay

    11th May 2017 at 2:09 am

    This is such a perfect casual and trendy look! I’m obsessed with your shades and your straw bag… so chic! <3

    I would LOVE for you to check out my current giveaway!
    XO Jessi,

    1. Saida

      11th May 2017 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you, gorgeous, I love reading your kind comments!! Checking that giveaway right now!! ♥

  11. Amy Arnold

    11th May 2017 at 1:12 am

    Love the colorful top with your black jeans! Very cool.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    1. Saida

      11th May 2017 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks, lovely, hope you are having a fab week!

  12. Natalia

    10th May 2017 at 3:14 pm

    great outfit and I really like your hair!

    1. Saida

      10th May 2017 at 11:37 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind comment, Natalia! Hope you are having a great week ♥

  13. GorisHelena

    10th May 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Such a beautiful post, super gorgeous I love it!

    Can we follow eachother? Let me know on my blog and I will follow back immediately xo
    BLOG: GorisHelena

  14. Benita James

    10th May 2017 at 12:05 pm

    Love this post, the write up and your top is gorgeous.

    Bernie, xx
    The Style Fanatic

    1. Saida

      10th May 2017 at 11:38 pm

      Thank you dear, so glad you enjoyed it 🙂 Sending you lots of kisses!

  15. Nancy

    10th May 2017 at 11:32 am

    Soo gorgeous, love the details of each piece. And that top

    Lippie xox

    1. Saida

      10th May 2017 at 11:40 pm

      Hi Nancy, many thanks for stopping by! I also fell in love with this little number, hehe. Happy week, lovely!

  16. Jessica

    10th May 2017 at 4:56 am

    This is the ultimate cool girl, chic outfit. I love that fun striped top!

    Jessica |

    1. Saida

      10th May 2017 at 11:39 pm

      Awww, you are so nice Jess, thank you so much for the support. It really means the world that you come visit! Xx

  17. Len Parent

    9th May 2017 at 11:01 pm

    You look absolutely amazing, darling Saida Love your colorful shirt! Perfect casual look! You are SO beautiful!
    Much love, Len

    1. Saida

      9th May 2017 at 11:56 pm

      Awww, you are too nice Len, thank you so much for all the love, it really means a lot and keeps me improving each week ♥ Have a great week, beautiful!!

  18. Rina

    9th May 2017 at 8:19 pm

    This story is just too cute. I’m trying to step out of my mostly monochromatic wardrobe palette but it’s really hard =P. I love the rainbow stripes on your top and how you kept the rest of your outfit minimal. Hope you’re having a great week so far babe!

    Rina Samantha

    1. Saida

      9th May 2017 at 9:59 pm

      I secretly envy those girls that can pull off countless monochromatic looks and still look awesome (i.e. yourself!), but I am trying at least to explore the semi-minimalism with pops of colour 🙂 have a great week you too, my dearest gal!

  19. stilo57

    9th May 2017 at 8:14 pm

    Really into those jeans (and the bag is the cutest thing ever); love the more artistic and creative side of some of the pics 😉 . Abrazo

    1. Saida

      9th May 2017 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you, pretty girl. I feel your love and support all the way here! :*

    1. Saida

      9th May 2017 at 6:10 pm

      hi Valeria, thanks a lot for reading, babe. Happy Tuesday! Xx

  20. Katherine Tran

    9th May 2017 at 4:42 am

    I love how you styled this, the rainbow top is so cute, but I love that it’s also subtle!

    1. Saida

      9th May 2017 at 6:08 pm

      Thanks a lot KTRAN, hope you are having an awesome week 🙂

  21. Radi

    9th May 2017 at 12:40 am

    Really love the way you wrote this post. Very captivating! The rainbow top is really cute.

    1. Saida

      9th May 2017 at 5:49 pm

      Hi Radi,thank you so much for visiting dear, so glad you liked the post and the rainbow tee 🙂

  22. Ileana

    8th May 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Im obsessed with your hair! It is so beautiful!
    And this outfit is perfect, the top and handbag are super cute 🙂


    Novelstyle Blog

    1. Saida

      9th May 2017 at 12:10 am

      Thank you Ileana! My hair is now looking a bit less grey and a bit more ashy blonde but will try to remediate the situation 😉 Happy week, dear!

  23. Andreea Birsan

    8th May 2017 at 9:24 pm

    You’re so talented with both writing and styling! Wish I had your skills! My blog posts are usually short, because I lack inspiration on the writing side, teach me how to improve my writing, hehe. Now on the outfit side, I really love what you did there. The rainbow is such a fun element to add to a pair of black pants and the bag is one of my favorites! I got it too and can’t get enough of it because it feels like it’s completing all my outfits. Wishing you a lovely week ahead! xx


    1. Saida

      9th May 2017 at 12:09 am

      Girl, you put a big fat smile on my face, thanks so much for the lovely comment ♥ I have always liked writing, part of why I started this blog, and don’t have any magical tricks, just trying to find inspiration in everything and anything and also the time to write a long post every once in a while! So glad you liked the outfit, and yes, I can’t have enough of this cute straw bag and have already used it in like a million outfits cause it just goes well with every look!! Happy week, babe :*

  24. The Fashion Folks

    8th May 2017 at 12:53 pm

    Oh loved this post babe, a creative and fun way of post! Lovely writing and gorgeous photos, love that outfit of yours too! Have a lovely week babe! Xx

    1. Saida

      8th May 2017 at 4:56 pm

      Aww, you are so kind Mia, thanks a lot for the continuous support. It means the world! Happy Monday and week, beautiful ♥

  25. MM

    7th May 2017 at 11:34 am

    Muy bonito cuento¡¡¡¡¡

    1. Saida

      7th May 2017 at 6:29 pm

      Gracias MM, siento tu apoyo de cerca cada semana ♥

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