It’s been soooooo long since I had the chance to go out on a shopping trip, but a few days ago, I did just that! It was the highlight of the past few months lol. My bestie, Sarah, picked me up bright and early and we headed down to the Mar Shopping Centre and Designer Outlet Algarve (just short of an hour’s drive away). It was absolute bliss.
Considering that I am a total shopping addict, I’d almost been having withdrawal symptoms. I’ve shopped online a little bit within the past year, but it’s nothing compared to a proper shopping trip out. Especially when you add your best friend, Starbucks coffee and sushi for lunch.
We traipsed around the shops until about 3.30 when Sarah just couldn’t handle it anymore—she’s such a lightweight compared to me lol. I can literally shop from 9am until 9pm and I’d be very happy about it! I don’t have to spend a lot of money, either. I rarely do, to be honest. In fact, considering this was my first shopping trip of this year, I actually only spent just under 100 euros. Not bad, eh? And that included Starbucks and lunch!
So, what did I buy? Well, I wanted colour, so I literally ignored everything that was black, white or neutral. I just walked into each shop, and let my eyes roam until they found bright colour lol. Funny thing though, because it’s been so long since we went out on a shopping trip, we were both a bit like rabbits in headlights!
Anyway, I ended up with a pair of red trousers for the summer (Fifty), a fine knit orange vest (Zara), a few basics from Primark (I love their little bra tank tops—I’ve worn them to death this past year) and, the most exciting thing I bought was a pair of blue trousers (Bershka) that I’d previously seen online and thought they were no longer available (because I’d been looking in the wrong shop DOH). Anyway, they’re in the most gorgeous bright blue and are a silky material and, get this, they were on offer!! So I only paid 17 euros for them! I was thrilled lol. Unfortunately, they are way too long for me, so I’ll have to hem them. This might prove difficult because of the silky fabric, but I will have a go.
I saw a few things that I completely fell in love with that I didn’t buy—which I now regret. I don’t quite understand why I do it? Why do I talk myself out of buying things when I love them? It’s like I have a devil on one shoulder and an angel on the other arguing about it lol. The two main things were—the most amazing neon pink trainers in Skechers, and a fabulous pair of wide-legged floral print jeans in Zara. Both of which don’t seem to be available online either, which is kind of weird. Oh well. I’m sure Michael and I will be heading back down there in a couple of weeks. Fingers crossed they might still be available then!
So what’s this outfit all about then? Well, nothing special really. I was just in the mood for colour and it was actually really bloody cold out so I had to wear a sweater! And this bright midnight blue soft jumper is so gorgeous and cuddly—although it gives off major static electricity lol—and it goes so well with my white jeans. However, I do like it with pink so I added a fuchsia pink top underneath and some plimsols that incorporate all the same colours. Like I said, it’s a super simple outfit, but the bright colours really make it pop.
I added a silver necklace that Michael bought me years ago, some blue Indian bangles (yep…given to me by my mother-in-law), my Michael Kors pink watch and some sparkly pink studs in my ears and I was all set. And if I had have been going out, I would have worn this white faux leather handbag too. Sorry about the photos—Michael took them, and they’re all very much the same. I don’t think he was in the mood lol. Anyway, enough about my shopping trip and my pink, white and blue outfit, let’s get on with the Neverending Style Link-up. Previous linkup posts have been about creativity, knickers and self portraits. I do like to shake things up a bit, don’t I? lol! But seriously I hope you’ll link-up, below!
The Power of Words, a beautiful post written by Debbie of Your Styled Story, about words that inspire or motivate us. I highly recommend you pop on over for a read. Debbie’s posts are always incredibly thought provoking and visually stunning.
My fashion favourite
Mireille, of Chez Mireille, was inspired by This Blonde’s Shopping Bag to style a kimono three ways. I adore kimonos and think they look so super stylish in many ways so I just adore this post! I have one colourful kimono in my wardrobe (my others are black), and I think I might have to jump on this bandwagon too! Go and check out Mireille’s post if you haven’t already!
And now please link up all your fabulous posts!