Even though I only had 1 kg to spare in my luggage, I couldn’t help but take a few extra pieces back home with me. Well, what did you expect with all those crazy bargain prices? After all, I think it’s not too bad since I didn’t have that much time to shop (unfortunately for me, luckily for my bank account). Let’s see what I got, shall we?
I believe this autumn/winter will be all about studs and I’m totally loving it! I got this loose tee with spike embellished shoulders for € 15 at Spanish retailer Stradivarius. I wasn’t familiar with the brand before, but they have some really neat items. You can sorta compare their young urban style with that of Bershka and Pull & Bear.
At Zara I spent a total of € 50, which got me two basic sweaters (forgot to take pics, sorry), the yellow top which has a long transparent back, a bowling bag which makes a perfect fit for my camera (see below) and something that’s totally slipping my mind right now. But anyway, the sales are so much different than ours. To start with Zara is always cheaper in Spain and Portugal, but their sales cut even more off the price than here in Belgium. For example, I got the sweaters for 6 and 8 euro, it’s crazy and totally awesome!
The Rayban Wayfarer sunnies have been on my wish list for so long, I was really happy I finally bought them. Indeed, even sunglasses are much cheaper there! I got them at the El Corte Inglés department store for only € 89.
I fell in love with these studded sandals at Suite Blanco, another Spanish retailer. I got them for € 22. Too bad they don’t have stores here or ship to Belgium.
I’m always on the lookout to add more bracelets to my arm party and when I saw this one at Mango, I just couldn’t leave it behind. I guess it was my lucky day because when I got to the register the sales lady deducted another -50%. In the end I only had to pay € 3 instead of € 18 = score!
The bikini and totally kawaii post its & nail clipper are from Sfera, another Spanish retailer (I always buy a lot of ‘home’ brands whenever I go on a trip). Whenever I see cute Asian stuff I just have to buy it. Don’t ask. These cost me €18 in total.
And now, the only beauty item I bought (since I had already brought that much with me): Chanel’s Coco Blue nail polish has been on my wish list for a while and I just couldn’t get my hands on it in Ici Paris XL. I found it at -again- Spanish perfumery Sabina for € 18. By the way did you know it’s common to find sunglasses and watches in perfumeries in Spain? So weird!
The Barcelona shirt was a present for my dad. I got it at the official FCB Barcelona store in Las Arenas shopping centre in Las Palmas. I had our last name and his former number pressed on it. He was happy as a little kid. And damn right he should be, because it sure was expensive!
I got the double-layered yellow top together with a white lace skirt (that I forgot to add) at H&M. But no biggie, you’ll be able to see it in full force in my next outfit post!
And lastly, as a magazine addict I always have to buy some typical fashion magazines from the country I am visiting. And I don’t mean international magazines with local content, but actual Spanish ones. I found some great editions of Stilo, which shows a lot of celebrity looks and their affordable lookalike pieces, the new Stilo Belleza which show a lot of how-to beauty looks and a brand new Shopping magazine with pics of models off-duty and bloggers, again with some affordable lookalike pieces. I’ve been curious about Company magazine (UK) for a while now thanks to Elien, and I was happy to finally find it. They’re all such fun and refreshing magazines. I wish we had something like that in Belgium!
And that’s it for my purchases. It’s not that bad now is it? 🙂