Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Classy Dulce de Leche...

...Confiture de Lait, Milch Karamell, Caramello di Latte, Maidon Sokerikulööri, Caramelo de Leite, γάλα καραμέλα, Milk Caramel...

Guess what? It's July already! Which means it's my birthday month so I guess it's only fair if I write this month's posts about all my favorite stuff.
¿Saben qué? Estamos en Julio, que es el mes de mi cumpleaños, así que creo que es justo que los posts de este mes sean sobre mis cosas favoritas.
I've got a sweet tooth, and a particular one, too. I love Milk Caramel the most! And I'm pretty certain I'd die without toffee. Chocolate is not my thing, though - I'd pick Caramel over Chocolate anytime... 
Soy muuuy golosa, y muy particular.¡Amo el Dulce de Leche sobre todos los dulces! Y estoy casi segura que moriría sin caramelos de leche. El chocolate no es lo mío, siempre voy a preferir Dulce de Leche... 

Caramel Toffee
I've always had some serious problems with limits when we're referring to "dulce de leche". This milk caramel comes in tons of shades, from tan to maroon, so every time I choose to wear something of those colors I find myself thinking about dulce de leche! Yup, I'm THAT obsessed!
Siempre tengo problemas con los límites cuando se trata de este manjar. El Dulce de Leche viene en muchas tonalidades, desde el tostado hasta el marrón, así que cada vez que uso uno de esos tonos ¡me encuentro pensando en Dulce de Leche!. Sip, ¡estoy así de obsesionada!

For as long as I can remember I've always loved neutrals, give me black, white, beige, caramel ANYTHING and I am a happy camper.  Some may think neutrals are boring, but I beg to differ!
Desde que tengo memoria, siempre me gustaron los neutros, denme CUALQUIER COSA negra, blanca, beige o caramelo y estoy en lo mío. Algunos pueden pensar que los neutros son aburridos, ¡pero yo me atrevo a diferir!

Caramel toffee clutch
Rich and distinctive. Dramatic caramel tones highlight the magnificent Toffee color. This color compliments a wide range of designs and has a striking effect.
Ricos y distinguidos. Dramáticas tonalidades caramelo enfatizan el magnífico color del Dulce de Leche. Este tono complementa una amplia gama de diseños y tiene un efecto muy atrayente...

Alfajor Rogel, recipe
...a striking effect, indeed!, like the amazing "alfajor rogel" above...
...muy atrayente, ¡por cierto!, como el increíble "alfajor rogel" de arriba...

In the right context, neutrals can be as rich as bright colors. For a warmer take on a high-contrast pairing, caramel color looks great against a crisp, true white. It's a sophisticated combo that stands on its own...
En el contexto correcto, los neutros pueden ser tan brillantes y ricos como los colores. Para un efecto cálido sobre un par contrastante, el color caramelo luce fantástico contra un blanco puro. Es una combinación sofisticada que habla por si sola... 



There are so many caramel tonalities as of dry leaves in Autumn...
Existen tantas tonalidades de caramelo como de hojas secas en otoño...

One of my favorite color combinations is black and caramel.  Caramel is such a rich color and paired with black, it becomes powerful, elegant, and fashionable.
Una de mis combos favoritos es negro y caramelo. El color del dulce de leche se vuelve rico y poderoso emparejado con el negro, y luce siempre elegante y a la moda.



It's a natural color. We're so used to seeing it around us (in wooden furniture, paneling, flooring or a fantastic piano) that it doesn't register as a "real" color most of the time.
Es además un color natural. Estamos tan acostumbrados a verlo alrededor nuestro (en muebles de madera, paneles, pisos o en un fantástico piano) que casi nunca lo registramos como a un "verdadero" color.

Christian Louboutin heels.
...and don't get me started on how trendy caramel is this season, both in fashion and interior design!
...¡y no me dejen empezar con cuán a moda que el color caramelo está esta temporada, tanto en vestuario como en diseño interior!

 
I can spend hours obsessing over the black + white + caramel color combination, like this minimalistic facade, or that room above:
rich caramel furniture + black + white accents = sheer timeless perfection.
Puedo pasarme horas ideando ejemplos de combinaciones de negro + blanco + caramelo, como esta fachada minimalista, o la habitación de arriba: ricos muebles color Dulce de Leche + acentos negros y blancos = perfección intemporal.

Caramel color comes in dark or even light shades. This color is incredibly easy to wear and happens to look great on all skin and hair tones.
El color dulce de leche puede ser oscuro o claro. Es un color increíblemente fácil de usar y ademés luce genial sobre todos los tonos de piel y de cabello.

Black, white and caramel color combination again. These three colors are the image of modern, stylish yet warm and cozy interiors. Just feels this way!
Otra vez negro, blanco y caramelo. Estos tres colores son la imagen de los interiores modernos, cálidos, acogedores y con estilo. ¡Así es como se sienten!

If you'd rather try the trend in small doses, just amp up a simple black trouser with a few caramel-colored accessories, like leather bracelets and light caramel flats...
Si prefieres esta tenida en pequeñas dosis, entonces simplemente elige in pantalón negro y unos pocos accesorios color caramelo, como brazaletes de cuero y chatas color dulce de leche claro...


What's so easy about this color block combination is that it's very simple to do.  Just take a black sweater and pair it with a caramel jacket or a caramel dress...wear all black and add caramel shoes and a caramel bag..wear all caramel and add black accessories, etc.  And the best thing is...this trend will last season after season after season because it's so elegant yet chic!!!
Lo más fácil acerca de combinar este color en bloques es que es simple de hacer. Ponte un suéter negro y encima una chaqueta caramelo, o usa un vestido color Dulce de Leche...o vístete de negro y agrega zapatos y un bolso caramelo, o vístete en color caramelo y agrega accesorios negros...este estilo durará estación tras estación porque es elegante ¡¡¡y muy chic!!!

Dulce de Leche, recipe.
Ok, now you know I'm a totally freak about Milk Caramel, and that by sweet "tooth", I mean "teeth", all of them!!!
Bueno, ahora saben que estoy totalmente trastornada con el Dulce de Leche, y que cuando me refiero a golosa, quiero ¡¡¡"gulosa"!!!


I was hoping that after staring at these images of Dulce de Leche for two hours, I'd lose my craving altogether. Unfortunately the opposite has occurred and my salivary glands are in overdrive so if you need me, I'll be up to my elbows in smooth, creamy Caramel bliss!!!
Tenía la esperanza que luego de contemplar durante dos horas estas imágenes sobre el Dulce de Leche, perdería de paso, mi anhelo. Desafortunadamente ocurrió lo opuesto y mis glándulas salivales están en sobremarcha, así que si me necesitan, estaré hasta los codos en un suave y cremoso pote Dulce de Leche...

Ahh!...that feels better. I'm starting to feel like me again.
Now tell me – what is your favorite dessert?...
¡Ahh!...esto está mejor. Estoy empezando a sentirme yo misma otra vez. 
Ahora, cuéntame - ¿Cuál es tu postre favorito?...

Kisses & hugs!
¡Besos & abrazos!

Inés




54 comments:

  1. so amazing...i love it all!!!kiss kiss

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  2. I love the idea of talking about your favorite things during your birthday month and you do such a beautiful job with your posts anyway. I'm not such a big fan of caramel toffee so I'd gladly let you have it all :) I do love the color because it's so rich and beautiful. You are so right that black, white and caramel is a classic and perfect combination. My favorite dessert is panna cotta.

    Thanks for your sweet comment and your friendship Inés!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. And that's why we are perfect as friends Rowena, you'll never eat my toffees and I'll never stole your panna cotta!!! Hehe!!!
      I hope you are feeling better, sweetie!
      Kisses & hugs!

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  3. Amazing post Ines and beautiful pics! I love caramel and butter toffees but my favorite is chocolate!!!
    xoxo

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  4. Hilarious :D!!! Amazing pics, I love the black dress with big caramel dots!
    My favorite dessert: Cheesecake!!!
    Kisses

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  5. Bellissimo post! Caramel boring?? Well, I find this colour so chic!! My favorite? Millefoglie alla frutta, croccante con mousse ai frutti......as soon as u come in Italy I'll let u try, my might change idea!! ;-)))

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    1. Aw, dear! That's certailly a very, very tempting idea!!!
      Big hugs!

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  6. Wonderful post! I'm a chocoholic as far as sweets are concerned but as for clothes - neutrals, caramel, camel and any shades and variations of these are just me. I agree with all that you say about caramel being stylish and versatile - great with black, brown, white, cream.......and in the home too. I love the navy dress with the caramel spots - gorgeous.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you, Miss b...And I agree, that dress is gorgeous!...and I 'd swear it´s black! Haha!!!;)
      Big hugs!!!

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  7. Hello, thank you so much for your comment :) I'd love to follow each other! Following you now with Bloglovin (if you have google friend connect also let me know). You have such a lovely blog dear<3
    xx Helmiina
    http://secretuntiltomorrow.blogspot.com

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  8. your blog is truly inspirational ^^
    wanna follow each other on GFC? ^^
    wanna follow each other via bloglovin too so we could stay in touch better? =)
    keep in touch ^^
    xoxo

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  9. Me encanta cómo logras enlazar los temas en un delicioso todo!!! Amo el color caramelo en decoración, ropa, maquillaje, lo que sea... y sobre el dulce de leche, adivina qué... lo consumo tan obsesivamente como tú, pero en versión soya! jajaja...
    Deberías probarlo, es delicioso :)
    Saludos!!!

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    1. Gracias, Ivonne!...Dulce de leche de soya!!??...Soy una mente abierta (casi todo el tiempo), así que porqué no?
      Abrazos!

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  10. Caramel. Honestly one of my FAVE colors to wear and to EAT! The flavor is pretty much the closest thing to heaven in my mouth and goes so well in fashion!! Great round up. Have a lovely week!!!

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    1. Oh, Yes Cathy! I like that...heavenly flavor!
      Have a lovely week you too, dear!
      Kisses!

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  11. thanks for your lovely comment on my blog ^^
    I'm your 45th follower via bloglovin ^^
    where is your GFC button? cause I can't find it to follow you =(
    check out my new post <3

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  12. oh my, im craaazy for dulce de leche. y me encantan los alfajores.!!! love caramel as a color, as dessert, as anything :)

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    1. Ah, Julia!!! alfajores, otro favorito...en la universidad podía subsistir el día entero con solo alfajores por alimento!!!
      Besos!

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  13. Si una argentina no adora el dulce de leche hay raro pasa!! jejejej

    Saludos desde 'Me visto solo' [Man] - mevistosolo.blogspot.com

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    1. Muuuy gracioso..., y muuuy cierto!!!!!
      Besos, guapo!

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  14. Nada mejor que el dulce de leche! Muy original el tema, me encanto!
    La ultima foto me mata

    besos, ma!

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  15. Que rico!! me encanta el dulce de leche y el chocolate <3, ademas la combinación es adorable, estoy de acuerdo con los básicos, yo también los amo y me siento la mas elegante del mundo, pero igual trato de aventurarme con otras cosas.

    <3 Besitos Ines y que sea el mejor mes! ( uh salio verso)

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    1. Gracias Sue!!, y gracias por el versito...JIJIJI!;)
      Besitos!

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  16. i hope you're celebrating all month long! x

    www.beckspick.com

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  17. I love caramel both in the food form, decor, or fashion. You will have to order the caramels from Williams-Sonoma... they are too die for. I always buy caramel tones in the fall and winter to add to my wardrobe. Happy Bday month! xo

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    1. Thank you Debbie!...Williams-Sonoma caramels are now in my things to try list!!!...my mouth is watering, hehee!:)
      Kisses!

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  18. Ohhh, the color itself is so delicious! xx

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  19. great post!
    love the color and clothes
    xx
    www.vnikali.com

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  20. It's my birthday month too! I just LOOOVE July, hee hee!

    Have a great b-day month filled with tons of great food & fashion!

    Cheers,
    Emily
    http://partymixtape.blogspot.ca/

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  21. Well July is quite the busy month over here so I just hope I get your birthday set up before you notice it coming

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  22. I have an award for you over at my blog……I’m spreading a little sunshine……
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  23. I think caramell has a great colour for clothes :)
    www.biouxenfleurs.blogspot.de

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  24. Enjoy your birthday month and summer holiday as well! ;)
    Have a nice day :)
    msamyaguilera.blogspot.com
    Amy x

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  25. Ha ha, I'm totally craving caramel right now! Those pictures are all so fabulous! Thank you for the inspiration! I do love caramel, but I'm definitely a chocolate girl!

    XO Jenny
    www.crazystylelove.com

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    1. Thought I would add that I'm following you on Bloglovin (# 48)!

      XO Jenny

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  26. Beautifully composed this post. The color coordinations are SUPERRRB !!

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  27. Ines,

    What a wonderful post and I must say I share you love for many of these things :) Caramel Toffee.. YUM! and I love the beige, camel, black combination. So fun to celebrate the entire month isn't it??!!! Hope you have lots of fun activities planned :)

    xx
    leslie

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    1. Thank you Leslie! I hope that too!
      Big hugs!

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  28. love brown colour
    jessillesilv.blogspot.com

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  29. This is quite a heartbreaking post. Yummy vs chic!!!Quite a thought!!!
    Thanks so so much for the lovely comment on my blog my dearest Ines. Sorry for not replying fast. It was such a busy period!!
    Best Regards
    Miss Margaret Cruzemark
    http://margaretcruzemark.blogspot.gr/

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    1. I know, It's exactly how I felt when doing it, Miss Margaret!
      Kisses & hugs!

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  30. me encanta el dulce de leche, es sin duda de lo mejor!(:

    http://ourclosetforyou.blogspot.com.es/

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  31. I love the blue dress with caramel dots! So elegant...

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  32. Of course I'd love to follow each other!!!
    Following you now! ;)
    msamyaguilera.blogspot.com
    Amy x

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  33. Love this post - I adore neutrals and caramel is one of favourite colours to wear - you just can't go wrong.
    Joanne

    http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

    xx

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  34. This reminds me that when I just moved to Brazil I had buckets full of "Dolce de Leche" it wasn't pretty, friend but these images ARE.

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    1. Thank you, Ana! I'm glad you like them, dear!
      Big hugs!

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  35. I love milk caramel too!!!!!!! Btw Happy birthday :)

    ang-closet365.blogspot.ca

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  36. Sweet Ines, I didn't know it's your birthday month! Happy Birthday!!!

    I love this post. I always used to get teased that I'm boring because I'm in love with neutrals. I KNEW I wasn't the only one. :) Beautiful images and descriptions. It's always a breath of fresh air to go to your blog.

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  37. Hola, me encanta tu blog!!!es muy interesante.
    Respecto al dulce de leche mmmmmmm me encanta!!! aquí recien se está conociendo.
    Yo ya lo conocía y me encanta;)
    Las Francesitas muy bonitas el combinado de colores esta muy bien, a demás va con distintos estilos, como vaqueros, vestidos, pantalones cortos, camisolas y mas!!!!
    Besos guapa!!

    http://kukymoet.blogspot.com.es/

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  38. Años de gigantes cucharadas de dulce de leche juntas me convocan a mandarte el más dulce de los abrazos desde acá... hermoso todo, Gri, de gran calidad, como no podía esperarse menos de vos... Te espero para deleitarnos con un gran cucurucho de helado de dulce de leche cuando visites la patria!
    Silvina

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    1. Jaja! Sil, te tomo la palabra...y que sea DULCE DE LECHE TENTACIÓN de Freddo!!!
      Besotes!

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