Summer Haul

Before my holiday to Barcelona I went on a ‘little’ shopping spree. I was in need of a few summer pieces to wear in sunny Spain so thought why not treat myself.
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First I popped into boots as I was after a nice red nail varnish. I found this one from Barry M, in the shade ‘Blood Orange’, which is the perfect bright red colour. It was 3 for 2 in boots so I thought I’d also pick up a base & topcoat as mine had gone missing oops.. and a red lip gloss, in the shade ‘At The End Of The Day’ , also from Barry M. I love lipglosses and this one is the perfect muted red colour.IMG_1079.JPG IMG_1080.JPG IMG_1081.JPGIMG_1084.JPGI popped into Office on two different occasions. The first time I went in there I picked up this gorgeous pair of Nike Roshe Runs, which I had been lusting over for ages and knew I just had  to get them as they were in the sale! Definitely a sign to buy them, right?! Perhaps an impulse and unnecessary purchase, but I won’t admit that…

I was then on the look out for a nice pair of black sandals to wear about Barcelona and saw this pair and fell in love. When I first tried them on, I don’t think I done them up correctly which made it feel like I needed a size smaller than usual. Unfortunately, this was just me being silly and when I wore them for the day around Barcelona, they gave me raging blisters. I would definitely recommend these however, and if you’re interested in them, they’re in the sale here!
IMG_1078.JPGIMG_1085.JPGIMG_1086.JPGAnother sale scoop was this Victoria Secret’s Pink gym top. I often go to the gym and really love buying new pieces for the gym.. Sad right? I’m sure it motivates me to go more though! Again, I’d seen this when it was full price and loved it, but just didn’t feel like I really needed to buy it. However when it was in the sale for HALF PRICE I couldn’t resist and snapped that bad boy up straight I then went into River Island on two different occasions. The first time I went in there my eyes were immediately drawn to this bright yellow, kimono style dress. Now, I am not normally a yellow girl, I love the colour, it just never normally seems to suit me, but I loved the look of the dress so much that I thought I’d try it on anyway. Luckily I decided to try it on because I loved it once it was on! It’s really light and airy making it the perfect dress to thrown on to go down the beach or just for lounging in on a hot summers day.away!IMG_1082.JPG

IMG_1090.JPGIMG_1091.JPGI also went into River Island on two different occasions. The first time I went in there my eyes were immediately drawn to this bright yellow, kimono style dress. Now, I am not normally a yellow girl, I love the colour, it just never normally seems to suit me, but I loved the look of the dress so much that I thought I’d try it on anyway. Luckily I decided to try it on because I loved it once it was on! It’s really light and airy making it the perfect dress to thrown on to go down the beach or just for lounging in on a hot summers day.
IMG_1095.JPGIMG_1094.JPGIMG_1092.JPGI then went back a few days later on the hunt for more summer clothes. I picked up two pairs of shorts that are both high-waisted, one which is a white lace material, the other a cotton material with white and black stripes and green/gold palm trees. I loved wearing these in Barcelona as they were SO comfortable and looked great thrown on with a black vest top and flip flops for a relaxed feel but chic look.

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I’d also been looking for some shirt dresses as they’re so easy to just throw on with a pair of flip flops whilst still looking put together and like you’ve made an effort. I found this lovely striped dress and felt so comfortable in it as soon as I put it on. This will also still be good in the winter thrown on with a pair of tights, so it’s a good year-round piece.
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Topshop was the last shop I went into for clothes for holiday. As soon as I walked into the shop I spotted this amazing jumpsuit, tried it on and fell in love with it straight away. It’s a lovely thin material and loose material which makes it the perfect piece for a summers day. I love the pattern as it is just so bright and summery! Again, this is such a good piece to chuck on and still look like you’ve made half an effort – when really you’ve rolled out of bed late and put on the first thing you saw in your cupboard, haha. 
IMG_1093.JPGLastly, I got this cute little black bag which was just what I was looking for to take to Barcelona with me. Barcelona is renowned for pick pockets, so it was important to me to find a bag that I could sling across my body and was small enough to keep close to my body.

It has three compartments, two outside zip compartments and a middle section which clips together. I loved using this round Barcelona, and still use it now that I’m home if I don’t feel like taking a big bag out with me. It also works wonders on a night out as you can just sling it across you and don’t have to worry about leaving it on the side somewhere – which may have happened to me on a night out before… oops… 

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I bought before I went on my holiday to Barcelona.

I have recently started a full time job so am slightly struggling with getting blogposts typed up and posted, however please bare with me as I try my best!

Holidaying in Barcelona

I have finally fixed the problem with WordPress that wasn’t letting me upload photos, woohoo!

I recently went to Barcelona with my boyfriend where we done lots of exploring around the city. I thought I’d share some of the photos I took while we were there. The photos were only taken on my iPhone 5s as Barcelona is renowned for pickpockets, so I did not want to risk taking my big Canon DSLR, therefore the quality of the images is not quite what I would usually post.

I also have a post to go up which was meant to go up before my holiday but WordPress decided not to work! So look out for my Pre Holiday Haul!

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The guy in Starbucks clearly shared my love for Disney

The guy in Starbucks clearly shared my love for Disney

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I hope you enjoyed seeing the photos I took whilst away in Barcelona.

It was my first time visiting Spain and I loved it! Before going to Barcelona, I really wasn’t a city person, however now I want to visit and explore as many cities as I can throughout the world. I would definitely recommend visiting Barcelona, if you’re interested in somewhere that has lots of historical context, as well as many shops and beaches!

Just To Let You Know

I am currently having some issues with posting as WordPress is not letting me input images into my posts.

I have many posts planned to go up but am unable to post anything until I get this issue sorted.

I hope you understand!