Spaniard charms

Today’s outfit is loosely based from another Zara Lookbook. I know I may seem uncreative to come up with my own color combo, but I just love this Spaniard clothing line.

Speaking of the Spaniard, I remember a charming story from an old book, The Lamp (pg 389):

While the Duke de Villa Medina was at the English court, he was present, and took part at a tournament given by Elizabeth, where his gallantry and manly beauty made him the observed of all observers. At the close of the sports, as the duke came near to the queen, she said to him, pleasantly, that she would like to know who was the chosen mistress of so gallant a knight; whereupon he shook his head and would not further answer.

‘But,’ persisted Elizabeth, ‘there must be, somewhere, a lady whose beauty and perfection of character gives to her a deeper place in your heart than is yielded to another?’

‘Ah! yes gracious madam; there is one such.’

‘And may I know who she is?’

The duke reflected a moment, and then answered that he would inform her on the morrow.

And on the morrow he sent to the queen inclosed in a box of sandal-wood and mother-of-pearl a small mirror.

Those who know Elizabeth’s character can well imagine how deeply this exquisite bit of flattery must have touched her.

Zara April Lookbook.

My spin on the above look.
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Goodwill thrifted ensemble details:
BCBG heels – $3.99
Vintage Pendleton skirt – part of $5/bag loot at church thrift store
Twelve by Twelve for F21 top – $3.59
Mossimo skinny belt – $1.99
Simply Vera ring, Napier & Dana Buchman necklaces – Kohls clearance

Linking up to No Model Lady.

2 thoughts on “Spaniard charms

  1. Gotta love Kohl’s clearance on jewelry! I think most of my jewelry is from their 60% off rack.

    And I love that you used that image as your inspiration. I think your look is better, plus it’s all thrifted! That’s my style 🙂

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