I couldn't go to Barcelona and not go in a shop or three. From high street brands to high end designers and boutique little shops down odd little alley ways, it was a shoppers paradise! I'd actually only gone with one store and one purchase in mind but more on that later! I didn't buy a whole lot as we had traveled hand luggage only so very restricted on what we could bring home!
Picked this up in some very random boutique down a side street. Not my usual skater dress but very summery! The material is so thin and flows beautifully, perfect for those hot summer holidays. I usually steer clear of V necks but this one has an elasticated back and straps which pulls everything up and in! I did feel a little more conscious than usual but popped a lightweight scarf on that made me feel a little less self conscious!
Back to my trusty skater dress style, the random boutique shop I found this in had some amazing fabrics but they where all really autumn/winter in colour. My wardrobe is looking a little too dark so I wanted something light and fresh! The skirt of this dress is huge and floats like something off a Disney movie! I'm a sucker for anything with a bird print on it too!
All are very thin, super light weight fabrics, perfect for Spring/Summer. As sunny as Barcelona was there was still a slightly chilly breeze so these were perfect! The one on the left is from Mango that I picked up in a sale they were having. The other two came from random boutique shops for just 10euro each. Mr.Man picked all 3 scarves, I'm sure he fancies himself a bit of a Gok Wan!
Probably the best purchase of the trip, I wasn't expecting much sun so didn't bother packing any but it was shining down all day every day and blinding me! Picked these up in Mango in a sale for just 15euro! They never left my face the whole trip! These should see me nicely through Summer!
I was so excited to get myself in a Sephora - and we found three in Barcelona but not one of them stocked Tarte! I got chatting with a guy in one Sephora and he said some brands are exclusive to certain Sephoras and he believed Tarte was only available in the USA stores! I was so annoyed, I was all hyped up for my first ever Tarte purchase but nope, it wasn't going to happen! To make myself feel better (and get a little black and white stripey bag) I picked up Glam Glow and a brush head for my Clarisonic. I also picked up some limited edition foaming shower gel in Rituals (which was too big to bring home :( ) and a gentle eye make up remover by Rituals too!
I didn't go to Barcelona to shop but I couldn't leave empty handed!
What are your must-buys when you travel abroad? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time,